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.

Track. Track & Field Women Lead Big 12 Indoor After First Day

For the first time in program history, the Baylor women are in first place after the first day of action at the Big 12 Indoor Championship Friday at the Lied Recreation Center.

Baseball. Baseball 6-0 After 3-2 Win vs. South Alabama

Baylor baseball earned a 3-2 win in the series opener vs. South Alabama on Friday evening at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (6-0) used timely hitting a strong pitching to cool the Jaguars (4-1) bats.

Softball. No. 24/25 SB Opens Tourney with Pair of Shutouts

No. 24/25 Baylor softball (11-3) took back-to-back shutout wins on the opening day of the Baylor Invitational, posting a 4-0 win over SIUE (10-3) and an 8-0 win in six innings over UMass (2-5) on Friday afternoon at Getterman Stadium.

W. Tennis. No. 10 WT Defeats Miami on the Road

The No. 10 ranked Baylor women’s tennis team (7-1) opened the weekend with a 4-2 victory over Miami (2-3) in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday afternoon.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Campus Kitchen competes for hunger relief

Feb. 23, 2017
For the first time, the Campus Kitchen at Baylor University competed in “Raise the Dough,” an annual online fundraiser for the Campus Kitchens Project. Funds raised will help fund seeds and mulch for the Baylor community garden, cooking supplies and potentially a garden shed.

Baylor Lariat: NAACP hosts The Black Art Experience

Feb. 23, 2017
The Baylor NAACP will host The Black Art Experience at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Barfield Drawing Room, featuring poets, singers, rappers, musicians, painters and vendors. “My number one goal is that the artists featured feel empowered to continue pursuing their artistic passions. This event is all about the artists. It’s their showcase; I’m just here to create a space in which they feel comfortable to do so,” said Tori Hasty, a junior from Washington, D.C., and NAACP vice president.

BBC World Service “Outlook”: On a mission to save gospel music

Feb. 23, 2017
AUDIO: Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, speaks about his dedication to preserving gospel music through Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Over the years he's collected 8,000 songs, digitized them and made them available to the public. “Outlook,” a program produced by the BBC World Service, features true life stories from around the world.

Games for Change: Promoting Civics Education Through Serious Games

Feb. 23, 2017
This article cites the research of Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., and Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., both assistant professors of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education. Blevins and LeCompte studied the effectiveness of iCivics, a free online website founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and recommend it as a tool for teaching civics to primary and middle school students.

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 […]

Progress Proceeds to Interviews with Presidential Candidates

WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2017) – In a report to the Baylor University Board of Regents on Feb. 17, Presidential Search Committee Chair Bob Brewton, B.B.A. ’74, of Houston, shared progress by the 12-member committee toward the recommendation of the University’s 15th president. The Committee hopes to complete its work and join the University in announcing a new president by the end of the spring semester.

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.