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.

W. Basketball. No. 4/3 WBB Hosts Texas Tech on Senior Day

The No. 4/3 Baylor Lady Bears take on Texas Tech in their final home game of the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Tipoff is set for 12 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center. The senior class of Khadijiah Cave, Nina Davis, Alexis Jones and Alexis Prince will be honored at halftime for Senior Day.

Acrobatics & Tumbling. No. 1 A&T Looks to Add Road Win at No. 2 Oregon

After opening the season with a victory against the Quinnipiac Bobcats, the top-ranked and back-to-back defending national champion Baylor acrobatics & tumbling team will travel to Eugene, Oregon to take on the second-ranked Oregon Ducks (2-0) on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. CT on the Pac-12 Network.

General News. McNamee Named Senior Associate AD for External Relations

Baylor University Vice President and Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades named Doug McNamee Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations on Friday.

M. Basketball. No. 9 Men's Hoops Heads to Iowa State

No. 9-ranked Baylor men's basketball is headed to Ames, Iowa, to face Iowa State at 3 p.m. CT Saturday. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN and WatchESPN from Hilton Coliseum.

Baylor Lariat: KWBU brings Waco news, entertainment

Feb. 21, 2017
This article about the origins of Baylor-owner KWBU-FM highlights the station’s various programming, support and increase of listenership over the years. Robert Darden, professor in Baylor’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, is quoted.

Baylor Lariat: Student regents speak on gaining vote

Feb. 22, 2017
Student regents Emily Neel, a Waco senior, and Daniel Thomas, a Charlotte, North Carolina senior, explain their recommendation to the Baylor Board of Regents to allow second-term student regents to vote. “The first-year learning curve is essential to the success of the student regent and success of the board,” Neel said. “The regents listen to us as even nonvoting student regents, and they made the right choice.”

KXXV-TV (Waco, Killeen, Temple/ABC): Central Texans react to first 30 days of Trump White

Feb. 21, 2017
VIDEO: In this interview, Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, says that President Trump’s use of executive orders sets him apart from other presidents, but it will be important for Trump to build a relationship with Congress since legislators, not executive actions, change laws. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged the interview with Dr. Flavin. She covers political science research and faculty.)

The Highlander (Marble Falls, TX): Phoenix supporters raise $1 million

Feb. 21, 2017
The Phoenix Center, a nonprofit focused on providing affordable, high-quality mental health care to families in need, raised more than $1 million at the center’s 10th Anniversary Gala. The Phoenix Center has a collaborative partnership with Baylor University.

Meet Baylor’s first professor — a 30-year-old Episcopalian from Connecticut

On Jan. 12, 1846, the original Baylor University Trustees met for the second time, just six months after Republic of Texas President Anson Jones had signed the university’s charter. The Trustees had already chosen Baylor’s first president, Henry Lee Graves; their next task was to determine who would have the honor of being the university’s first teacher. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “The tests seem to all pile up in the same week.”

“I’m from Kansas City… It is so nice here today! It’s like, 65 degrees but it doesn’t feel like it. It feels like 80. It’s a lot warmer [in Waco compared to Kansas City]. I don’t know how warm it is there today — 45 or 50 degrees, so I’m not used to this, it […]

Award-winning Baylor prof’s path takes him from opera to IT

The Baylor faculty is full of professors who are leaders in their field and outstanding in the classroom, so it was noteworthy (but not unexpected) to hear earlier this month that a Baylor business professor, Dr. John Tripp, had been recognized as a rising star in the world of information systems. What was unexpected, however, is how […]

New Baylor study: Did a drought — not flood — kill the Waco mammoths?

If you’re one of the tens of thousands of people who visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument every year (even more since its national monument designation in 2015!), you’ve heard the prevailing theory of how the mammoths found here died. For years, scientists have believed it likely that rising waters from the Bosque River flooded the site […]

This Week at Baylor – Feb. 26-Mar. 3, 2017

WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, events and concerts, including the African Student Association Fashion Show and a black gospel music celebration in honor of Black History Month.

School of Education Associate Professor Doug Rogers Elected President of National Association

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2017) — Doug Rogers, Ed.D., associate professor in the Baylor School of Education, will be inducted as the president of the National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) on March 10, 2017, at the organization’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. Elected by a vote of all members, Rogers has served as president-elect since last year.

The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society Presents Timely Lecture and Panel on Today’s Russia

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2017) – The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society at Baylor University will hold its annual spring lecture on a timely global topic – “Today’s Russia: Religion, Politics and Society” withRussian historian, sociologist and journalist Roman Lunkin – at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer Academic Center.

Baylor Board of Regents Adopts Slate of Governance Changes

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Baylor Board of Regents today adopted new bylaws that will improve University governance by increasing diversity among the Regents, provide voting privileges to a second-term student Regent and give the public a more transparent view of Board operations and decisions.