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. Volleyball. Volleyball Takes Conference Break for Match with Texas State

The Baylor volleyball team (12-5, 1-3 Big 12) looks to rebound from a loss to No. 2 Texas, as BU faces off with the Texas State Bobcats (11-8, 6-1 Sun Belt) on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

M. Tennis. Tchoutakian Downed In Futures of Mansfield Second Round

Baylor men’s tennis junior Max Tchoutakian dropped a 6-3, 6-3 decision to Australian Aleksander Vukic Thursday afternoon in the second round of the singles main draw at the ITF Futures of Mansfield.

W. Equestrian. No. 3 Baylor Equestrian Opens Season Hosting Willis Invitational

The Baylor equestrian team, a national semifinalist last season, will begin its 2015-16 season this Friday and Saturday by hosting the Willis Invitational.

W. Tennis. WT Set For Bush’s $50,000 Waco Showdown Wildcard

Five members of the Baylor women’s tennis team will compete in the Bush’s $50,000 Waco Showdown Wildcard event at the Hurd Tennis Center Friday through Sunday.

Business Standard: Show some ‘intellectual arrogance’ to get rewarded at work

Oct. 7, 2015
People who think they know it all — or a lot — tend to make better grades, according to a Baylor University study. The finding surprised researchers, who had theorized that "intellectual humility" — having an accurate or moderate view of one's intelligence and being open to criticism and ideas — would correlate with grades. But humble people received higher evaluations from team members when it came to group projects. Quoted is Wade C. Rowatt, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The study was published in the Journal of Research in Personality. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

KCEN-TV: Baylor Study: Cellphones Can Damage Relationships, Lead to Depression

Oct. 8, 2015
VIDEO: This story focuses on a new study by researchers at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that cellphone use – particularly phone snubbing or “phubbing” – can lead to damaged romantic relationships. Researchers James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, found that when folks felt snubbed by their partner’s phone behavior, it created conflict and led to less satisfaction in their relationships overall. Roberts is interviewed. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Central Texas Leadership Series: Frank Wolf

Oct. 2, 2015
AUDIO: In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series, Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of the Honors College, Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture and director of the Baylor in Washington program interviews Frank Wolf, former congressman from Virginia and holder of The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor, about his long public career and his efforts to advance issues and study of religious freedom and human rights on Capitol Hill and throughout the world.

KXXV-TV: Baylor professor warns of human trafficking recruitment signs

Oct. 7, 2015
Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, studies human trafficking. In this story, she identifies several signs that parents and guardians should look for to determine whether their children are at risk to be recruited for human trafficking. "Each year, there are 30,000 to 40,000 children at risk for trafficking recruitment,” Goatley said. "Some common places for recruitment are schools, bus stations, homeless shelters, malls and on the Internet." (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Baylor alum a key to Texas Rangers’ postseason success

If the Texas Rangers have the lead this afternoon in their first game of the 2015 postseason — or in any game the rest of the year, for that matter — you can bet that they’ll have a Baylor Bear on the mound in the 9th inning to close out the game. The Rangers won the American League […]

Even ‘Saturday Night Live’ has covered this Baylor research

No matter how you get your news, chances are good you’ve seen a story lately on “phubbing” — short for “phone snubbing,” the act of using or being distracted by your cell phone while in the company of your spouse or significant other. The phenomenon and its effects have been discussed everywhere from the Today Show to TIME magazine. What you […]

Yet another Bear to lead Baylor Scott and White as board chair

Look closely, and you’ll find Baylor’s influence throughout the state of Texas’ largest non-profit health system. It starts with the system’s name: Baylor Scott & White Health. And since 2000, the system and its predecessor have been led by president and CEO Joel Allison, a 1970 Baylor graduate. Now this month, there’s a change at the top, […]

Baylor grad turns double-decker bus into rolling fundraiser for orphans’ needs

There’s a big, red, double-decker bus on campus today that has traveled to dozens of college campuses across the country over the last three years. At each stop, the bus galvanizes college students to raise money to serve orphans using items they have in their closets and drawers. Each campus contributes something that makes a […]

Baylor Opera Theater Will Perform Famous Opera Scenes

WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2015) – The Baylor Opera Theater will present a montage of famous opera excepts entitled “Yes, We Will Make a Scene!” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 in Roxy Grove Hall at the Baylor University School of Music.

Famed Mezzo-Soprano Jamie Barton Will Perform as Part of Baylor School of Music’s Distinguished Artist Series

WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2015) – Baylor University’s School of Music will welcome mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton for its Distinguished Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Stadium SPOOKtacular Offers Halloween Fun

WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2015) – SMG is pleased to announce Stadium SPOOKtacular, presented by Lowe’s of Waco, a family-friendly Halloween event that will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, inside McLane Stadium.

Baylor’s Department of Mathematics Welcomes Renowned Mathematician for Lectures on Dark Matter

WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of mathematics in the College of Arts & Sciences will welcome renowned mathematician Donald Saari, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics in the department of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California – Irvine and director of the Institute of Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, for two lectures on dark matter at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Baylor Sciences Building, Room D109, and at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 301.