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. WBB's Care Bear Drive Set for Friday

The Baylor women’s basketball team will have its 10th annual “Care Bear” drive on Friday, Dec. 4 when it hosts Northwestern State at 7 p.m.

Football. Coleman, Linwood Make Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist Cut

Baylor offensive stars Corey Coleman and Shock Linwood are two of 16 semifinalists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, the award's selection committee announced Monday.

Football. No. 12 Football Faces Texas in Home Finale

Baylor hosts Texas in its regular season finale at 11 a.m. CT Saturday on ESPN.

Football. Meet the Press: Football Weekly Presser vs. Texas

Coach Art Briles met with the media Monday afternoon to discuss Baylor's upcoming game vs. Texas.

American Town: Presbyterian Village North names Associate Executive Director and Director of Healthcare Services

Nov. 17, 2015
Presbyterian Village North, a senior living community in Dallas, has named Michael Sims, M.B.A. ’93, associate executive director. In his new position, Sims will work to provide visionary leadership, fulfill administrative and operational duties and help manage teams to ensure excellent resident care. Sims previously served as interim administrator and has more than 42 years of experience working in senior living and continuing care retirement communities.

Fort Hood Sentinel: Baylor men’s basketball coach announces game on post

Nov. 26, 2015
Fort Hood Garrison Commander Col. Todd Fox and Baylor men’s basketball coach Scott Drew announced that the Baylor men’s basketball team will play an exhibition game Dec. 16 at Fort Hood. The game, against Hardin-Simmons University from Abilene, will be played in Abrams Physical Fitness Center’s gymnasium. The game will be open to only Soldiers and their Families but will be broadcast on FOX Sports affiliates. The Baylor players will wear the III Corps patch on their uniforms for the game, which Fox said was a “fitting tribute” to III Corps Headquarters and Fort Hood.

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor Forensic Science Professor Performs Autopsy on “Bruin”

Nov. 25, 2015
VIDEO: In this lighthearted pre-game story, the football rivalry between Baylor and TCU is explored in an interesting way. In an effort to discover what could have caused the “death” of Bruin, a 98-year-old stuffed bear that was buried by TCU students following their win over Baylor in 1917, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, conducted an “autopsy” to learn the official cause of death. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview. She covers faculty and research in the anthropology department.)

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Special Report: Device Addiction

Nov. 24, 2015
VIDEO: James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured as an expert in this report on cellphone addiction. Roberts, who is known nationally for his research on cellphone addiction and its effects, shares five tips on how to break away from the grasp of smartphones and digital technology. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business. He has pitched Roberts’ research nationally.)

HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper,’ starring two Baylor alums, launches season three tonight

The year was 2001. Chip Gaines, BBA 98, had a truck that needed a brake inspection; Joanna Stevens, BA ’01, needed to put in some hours at her father’s tire shop. A “Hey, you’re the girl from the commercials!” got things started, and two years later, they were married. Fast-forward almost 15 years, and the […]

On #GivingTuesday, remember your alma mater

So we all gave thanks on Thursday — and then immediately our nation’s attention turned to shopping and deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To help us refocus, in recent years many across the country have followed up by celebrating #GivingTuesday — a day to support worthy causes with a financial gift. Throughout the day Tuesday, you’ll likely see […]

Baylor’s Truett Seminary celebrates its 25th year

It seems only natural now that Baylor University would have a diverse and service-minded seminary that educates future ministers to impact the world around them. But, for almost a century, the dream of a Baylor seminary was just that — a dream. Thankfully, that all changed 25 years ago, as the vision for a Baylor seminary took […]

Make a difference this Christmas; give the gift of Baylor

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. ~ 1 Peter 4:10 As I see it, there are two ways a Baylor fan can go this year when it comes to Christmas presents (whether you’re working on your wish list, or […]

Baylor Welcomes the Holidays with Christmas Festivities on Campus

WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2015) – It’s about that time of year to break out the warm scarves and sweaters for a few magical winter nights on Baylor’s campus.

Changing Labor Laws May Weaken Public Employees’ Clout — including in the Presidential Election, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) — Changed labor laws — with some states curtailing collective bargaining rights — may lessen political participation by teachers and other public employees, traditionally cornerstones in the election of Democrats, a Baylor University study has found.

Gaps in Advertising and Public Relations Education Are Due to New Roles in Social Media, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) – Blurred boundaries between advertising and public relations professions due to new roles in social media raise the question of whether educators can adequately prepare their students for a career in those growing fields, according to a Baylor study.

IMPORTANT: Parking, drop-off information for December 5 SAT/LSAT test takers

Road closures in and around campus on December 5 due to the Texas vs. Baylor football game will require alternate routes for SAT and LSAT test takers arriving to campus to take their tests.