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.

M. Basketball. Freeman, Prince Lead No. 21 MBB Past K-State, 82-72

Al Freeman scored 21 points, Taurean Prince had 18 and No. 21 Baylor beat cold-shooting Kansas State 82-72 on Wednesday night to remain a game back of the leaders in the Big 12 race.

Inside Philanthropy: Slide Up Curbside While We Tell You About This Music Mogul's Philanthropy

Feb. 9, 2016
Baylor's Curb Learning Lab for Music and Entertainment Marketing was mentioned in an article about Mike Curb, a philanthropist and founder of the Mike Curb Family Foundation, which donates to many colleges and university programs. Curb is the donor behind the lab, which was dedicated in 2008 thanks, in part, to his $500,000 donation.

Institute for Public Relations: Beyond the C-Suite: Corporate Communications’ Power & Influence

Feb. 10, 2016
Blog by Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, in which she writes about her research finding that corporate communicators need to enhance their research skills and educate other colleagues about their domain beyond media relations. That study was published in the Journal of Communication Management.

Meaning of Life TV: The Wright Show: What do we mean by a meaningful life?

Feb. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Q&A with Paul Froese, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about his new book “On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life,” which deals with finding purpose and making moral progress.

Baylor grad named president of influential Christian publisher

A Baylor alum who started in the stockroom of a growing company in the 1980s is now the president and COO of that same company — which just so happens to be the largest private publisher of Christian books in the world. Last month, Jeff Johnson, BS ’85, was named president and chief operating officer of […]

More BaylorProud artists & bands who have made names for themselves

Last summer, we compiled this list of 14 BaylorProud artists you should be listening to — singers and bands who have made names for themselves in recent years, and who, just like you, are Baylor Bears. Since then, you’ve brought to our attention eight more names that to check out. Here’s a quick rundown, starting with our updated Spotify playlist: Two former Uproar […]

Is Baylor the oldest university in Texas?

In the fall of 1844, when Texas was still its own country, the Texas Baptist Education Society petitioned the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university. And on Feb. 1, 1845, Baylor University was established in Independence, Texas. Today, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. That’s not to say Baylor is without […]

Baylor alum receives Texas Hospital Association’s highest honor

The ties between Baylor and the healthcare industry are almost too long to cover in a single blog post. Connections to Baylor College of Medicine and the Baylor Scott & White Health system provide excellent starting points for Baylor graduates, who benefit as students from multiple highly ranked programs that prepare them for careers in the field. […]

Political Science Department Screening 'Rejection: The Fight For Ukraine'

WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2016) – The 2015 documentary "Rejection: The Fight for Ukraine" will show from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Draper Academic Building, Room 152.

VeinViewer Vein Finding Technology Gifted to Baylor Nursing School

DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 9, 2016) – The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing recently received an in-kind gift from Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. of a VeinViewer Vision HD, a vein finder technology for use in the nursing school simulation lab.

Baylor Theatre Presents ‘Mary Stuart: Historical Revival of Power and Passion’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Theatre will begin the spring 2016 season with Friedrich Schiller’s "Mary Stuart," the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her sudden incarceration and pending execution at the hands of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

Baylor Researcher Uncovers Ancient Wildebeest-Like Animal ‘Strange Adaptation’ Similar to Dinosaur

WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2016) – While studying fossilized skulls of Rusingoryx atopocranion, an extinct wildebeest-like animal, unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers discovered that the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period.