Alumni, Parents and Friends

Baylor alumni, parents and friends share a family bond rooted in over 170 years of rich history. Whether you enjoy connecting with other Baylor alumni and parents through Baylor Alumni Network and other events in your area or through publications like Baylor Magazine, social media tools, or campus events like Family Weekend and Homecoming, your role in the family is a vital one. From young grads to members of the Heritage Club and from first-generation parents to those whose Baylor legacies go back many years and to friends new and old, this page provides you with important resources and reminders to make your Baylor connections even more meaningful.

Football. No. 4 Football Begins 2015 Campaign on Road at SMU

Baylor, the 2-time reigning Big 12 champion, opens its 2015 season at SMU Friday, Sept. 4, on ESPN.

Cross Country. Cross Country Opens Season Hosting Bear Twilight Invitational

Baylor's cross country teams will open the 2015 season by hosting the annual Bear Twilight Invitational at the Heart of Texas Soccer Complex Tuesday.

Football. Meet the Press: Football Weekly Presser vs. SMU

Art Briles and players met with the media Monday afternoon to talk about Saturday's game vs. SMU

W. Volleyball. Baylor Volleyball Takes Second Place at Rams Classic

Baylor volleyball came from behind to win the final two sets and defeat UC Davis in five sets at Colorado State's Moby Arena. With the win, Baylor claimed second place at the 2015 Rams Volleyball Classic.

Amarillo Globe-News: Pastor's 20th year at First Baptist celebrated

Aug. 30, 2015
(Subscription required to read full text) Howard Batson, Ph.D. Biblical Studies/Religion ’95 and former chair of the Baylor Board of Regents, celebrated his 20th years as pastor of First Baptist Church of Amarillo with a conversation about his early years as a pastor and calling to Amarillo. “I’ve tried to give them not 40 hours but my life, and that’s what I have done and will continue to do,” he said. “It’s not a job, it’s a calling. It’s not something you clock out and into, it’s your life.”

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Minnesota summers lure the faithful from their pews

Aug. 29, 2015
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune localizes a new study by Baylor sociology researchers found that U.S. counties with the highest volume of “natural amenities” have some of lowest rates of church membership. Doctoral candidate Todd W. Ferguson came up with the idea after seeing a U.S. map highlighting the natural amenities scale, and noticing how it paralleled religious adherence rates. “I wondered if that was a fluke, or there was something more to it,” said Ferguson, whose findings with Jeffrey A. Tamburello were published recently in the journal Sociology of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Preston Hollow People: BGCT Salutes Baylor Nursing School

Aug. 28, 2015
More than 100 people watched a Passing the Mantle ceremony held by Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing and the Baptist General Convention of Texas on Aug. 26. “The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing will be blessed to carry on the legacy of faith and good works the Baptist General Convention of Texas has provided over the years in this beautiful facility,” said Dr. Shelley F. Conroy, Ed.D., dean and professor of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.

Scottish Catholic Observer: The Scottish Church after McLellan

Aug. 30, 2015
The abuse of children by some priests, religious and lay Catholics — along with the failure of superiors to deal with it properly — has not only wronged the victims but also weakened or destroyed the faith of others, writes John Haldane, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professor in Philosophy at Baylor. But he notes that recommendations of a report commissioned and accepted by the Scottish Catholic Church on safeguarding policies and practices may benefit not only the church, but also “teachers, health professionals, social workers, care workers, politicians, press and media that have also been afflicted by the disease of abuse.”

Who’s the most #BaylorProud? Vote now!

A few weeks ago, we asked you, Baylor Nation, to post pictures to Twitter and Instagram of how you show your Baylor pride. After sorting through hundreds of photos, we’ve picked 29 finalists for the “Are You #BaylorProud?” photo contest. Now, it’s your turn to choose the winner. Between now and Sept. 3, go to this photo gallery on the […]

New commercial showcases Baylor professors’ caring nature

Viewers who tune in Friday’s Baylor-SMU football game — a nationally televised contest on ESPN — will see more than just a good football team; they’ll also get a glimpse at the heart of Baylor, as the university’s new 30-second commercial makes its debut. But you, Baylor family, don’t have to wait; you can see it […]

Big dreams, bigger talent: No. 4-ranked Baylor football set to open 2015 season

One week from today, Baylor football will kick off the 2015 season at SMU (6 p.m., ESPN). Coming off back-to-back Big 12 titles, the Bears will begin the year ranked No. 4 in the nation — the program’s best-ever preseason ranking. Why so high? For starters, Baylor returns 17 of 22 starters from last year’s […]

Brad Paisley to headline Traditions Rally 2015

For several years now, Baylor students and the Waco community have celebrated the start of football season with a combined pep rally and concert known as Traditions Rally. In 2012, Texas country artist Cory Morrow headlined the event; in 2013, it was singer-songwriter Ben Rector; and last fall, it was former American Idol winner Phillip […]

Baylor to Debut New Television Commercial Sept. 4

WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2015) – Baylor University will debut its new television commercial during Friday’s nationally televised football game between Baylor and SMU. The featured game on ESPN, the Bears and Mustangs will kick off at 6 p.m. at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas.

“The Rise and Fall of Atticus Finch?” Examined in Event Hosted by the Baylor Law School

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) – Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been a longstanding literary hero, but the publication of the sequel, “Go Set a Watchman,” leaves his hero status in question.

Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, BGCT Participate in ‘Passing of the Mantle’ Ceremony

DALLAS, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) — The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), also known as Texas Baptists, hosted a Passing of the Mantle building ceremony Wednesday at the BGCT, located at 333 North Washington Ave. in Dallas.