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. Receivers Look to Take it to Another Level

Similar to the way that players like John Lovett, Blake Lynch and Chris Miller stepped up when others were down, Matt Rhule is hoping that other receivers can fill the void left by Chris Platt.

Football. Football Heads to Manhattan to Face K-State

Baylor heads to Manhattan, Kansas to face K-State in the Big 12 road opener.

Football. Bears in the NFL Week Three Update

Weekly update on how all of the former Baylor Bears are performing in the NFL through Week Three of the 2017 season.

Football. Meet the Press: #SicKSU

Coach Rhule met with the media Tuesday morning to discuss the Bears' upcoming game at Kansas State.

Baylor Lariat: Livingstone addresses university woes, future plans

Sept. 26, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor President Linda A Livingstone, Ph.D., sat down for an interview with Jessica Babb with Lariat TV to discuss how she is moving the University forward and helping it to heal from the past. In the interview, she discusses an upcoming accreditation review, goals for the university’s endowment and her plans for future growth.

Baylor Media Communications: Baylor Law Student, Army Veteran Honored with Pat Tillman Scholarship

Sept. 22, 2017
In recognition of his military service and for his mission to help orphaned and abandoned children, first-year Baylor Law School student Stephen Carl was named a 2017 Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar. Tillman Scholars are U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen in recognition of their service, leadership and potential. Of more than 2,000 applicants, only 60 are named each year. Carl said he decided to pursue a law degree after he and his wife, Lindsey, adopted three children. “My heart is with these kids in the Texas child welfare system who don’t have a home, and I know there are a lot of things that can only be solved by lawyers,” he said. “A lot of the issues are legal issues, and so that put the little spark in me to go to law school, get a law degree and help people.” (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, wrote this story.)

ComicBook.com: Baylor Marching Band's 'Guardians of The Galaxy' Halftime Show Is Amazing

Sept. 25, 2017
Baylor University's Golden Wave marching band debuted a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed halftime show over the weekend, one that was so well done that the band received a series of appreciative tweets from the movies’ writer and director James Gunn. The band performed a medley of songs from both Guardians soundtracks and formed some of Guardians’ most recognizable iconography, including Rocket Raccoon’s head, Star-Lord’s mixtape and helmet, and an adorable dancing Baby Groot.

Huffington Post: Religion and science: How faith can boost self-esteem

Sept. 25, 2017
Only one in four U.S. adults see God as mainly a force for good who is actively involved in the lives of individuals, according to the latest findings from the 2017 Baylor Religion Survey. Catholics were the only group most likely to believe in a benevolent God, while among mainline Protestants, a plurality believed in a distant God who set the laws of nature in motion but is not actively involved in day-to-day events.

A quick look at Baylor’s bear logos through the years

No, that’s not a real “Sailor Bear” Baylor football helmet pictured above; a fan mocked that up several years ago just for fun. In fact, in the program’s 110+ seasons, the Bears’ helmets have never featured a bear of any kind — only the interlocking BU. But that hasn’t stopped Baylor Bear logos from showing up […]

Newest Baylor Religion Study results again draw national attention

Since 2005, Baylor’s Department of Sociology, along with the university’s Institute for Studies of Religion, has been conducting national surveys of American religious beliefs, values and behaviors. They’ve delved into topics such as American secularism, megachurches, religion’s influence on voters, and whether Americans believe in healing prayer. Their results are often surprising, provocative, even incendiary […]

Baylor students unite refugee and American families over dinners

This past summer, 12 Baylor pre-health students signed up for an internship at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. It’s an area that has seen a spike in the refugee population, primarily from Somalia, due to the proximity of a Tyson Foods plant that provides many immigrants with jobs. Unfortunately, that also makes it an […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “So many have connections down in Houston.”

“We are here with Alpha Phi Omega, which is a co-ed service fraternity, and we run the blood drive twice a year. This semester is really special, because all the donations are going towards the victims in Houston. I’m hoping the purpose of this will touch the hearts of a lot more people, and hopefully […]

Baylor University Named to Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List

WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Baylor University, which implemented expansive new policies in April that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty, has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2017 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.

Baylor’s Allbritton Art Institute to Host Biennial Artist Convention

WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Art critic Jason Kaufman and twin artists Doug and Mike Starn will be discussing their careers and the influence of art on their lives at the 2017 Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation. The event will take place at 7 p.m., Sept. 18 in Roxy Grove Hall.

Impact of Protests on NFL Brand? Baylor Sports Sales Expert is Watching How 'Generations' Respond

In response to this weekend’s protests during many of the NFL games, Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., director of Baylor University’s Sports Sponsorship & Sales program, said he is closely watching the “generations” of fans, particularly the season ticket holders and millennials.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Will Speak At This Year’s Beall-Russell Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) — Baylor students and the Waco community will have the opportunity to hear from Pulitzer Prize winner and National Humanities Medalist Isabel Wilkerson during this year’s Beall-Russell Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in Cashion Room 510.