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.

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GIVE LIGHT IS A $1.1 BILLION COMPREHENSIVE CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTURE OF BAYLOR UNIVERSITY. The campaign undergirds Illuminate, the University's Academic Strategic Plan, and will impact every aspect of campus life, from academics and athletics to student life and global engagement.

MBB Gets Road Win at No. 19/20 Iowa State, 73-69

Playing in front of family and friends from Minnesota, Baylor junior forward Freddie Gillespie recorded his first double-double with a career-high 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the Bears knock off No. 19/20 Iowa State, 73-69, Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum to finish off the season sweep.

Tickets on Sale Now for 2019 NCATA National Championship

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The Bears are set to host the 2019 NCATA National Championships at the Ferrell Center from April 25-27 and tickets are now on sale for all sessions.

No. 1/1 WBB Looks to Clinch Share of 9th-Straight Big 12 Title Wednesday vs. KU

WACO, Texas - The No. 1/1 Baylor Lady Bears (23-1, 13-0) take on Kansas (12-12, 2-11) in Waco Wednesday at 6 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest.

Baseball at Texas State Canceled Due to Weather

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Due to an inclement weather, Baylor baseball's Tuesday, Feb. 19 game at Texas State has been canceled.

Baptist Standard: CommonCall: Second Helpings meets needs in Lufkin

Feb. 18, 2019
Baylor’s Campus Kitchen, which recovers food from on-campus dining halls and transports it to Waco-area nonprofits that feed hungry people, served as the model for Second Helpings, a Lufkin-based organization that has provided about 140,000 meals through the local Salvation Army, Family Crisis Center and other agencies in Angelina County. The organization was started by Aurelia Newton, B.S.H.E. (Child and Family Studies) ’90, at First Baptist Church of Lufkin to address food insecurity in Angelina County and reduce waste at Lufkin school campus cafeterias.

Baylor News: College of Arts & Sciences Unveils New Academic Requirements

Feb. 1, 2019
Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, students working toward any of the four undergraduate degrees certified by the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences will follow a set of common courses required of all undergraduates. The new core curriculum for students is designed to impart a shared foundation of knowledge, essential skills and moral and intellectual virtues while providing increased academic flexibility and interdisciplinary learning.

Christianity Today: Across the Globe, Contemporary Worship Music Is Bringing Believers Together

Feb. 15, 2019
Q&A with Monique M. Ingalls, Ph.D., assistant professor of music in the Baylor School of Music and an ethnomusicologist who studies contemporary worship music as a distinct genre by looking at the intersection of different social and musical trends. In her book, “Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community,” Ingalls identifies five distinct types of “congregations” that worship together in song and discusses how contemporary worship music has reshaped our understanding of worship itself.

Entrepreneur: When Good Leaders Create Bad Results

Feb. 18, 2019
This story features research by management faculty in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business that found that even a leader with the best of intentions can cause harm when employees see the ethical leadership as a roadblock to their job performance. Lead author Matthew Quade, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, said that employees who feel ostracized will be “more likely to consider leaving their jobs or engage in workplace deviance – things like arriving late to work, daydreaming, not following instructions or failing to be as productive as they could be.”

How many of these Bible verses have you seen on Baylor’s campus?

Anyone who’s ever set foot on the Baylor campus knows how deeply the university is dedicated to its Christian mission. The very first part of our motto is “Pro Ecclesia” — for the church. The first pillar of our academic strategic plan is to have an “unambiguously Christian educational environment.” Chapel and religion are mandated […]

What is Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project?

Since 2008, a “search and rescue mission” has been underway in the basement of Moody Library. A true labor of love, this work has found its way into dusty tape and record collections, made friends with unsung heroes of the civil rights movement, been featured extensively in national media, and even has a home in […]

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on business and entrepreneurship

Maybe you’ve heard, or maybe you haven’t, but Baylor’s entrepreneurship program is among the best in the nation. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that one of our entrepreneurship professors is highly sought out as an expert on the subject. Dr. Peter Klein has taught entrepreneurship at Baylor since 2015, and also serves as a […]

Baylor baseball opens 2019 with highest preseason ranking in a decade

When head coach Steve Rodriguez fills out the lineup card for the 2019 Baylor Baseball season opener, he’ll have plenty of familiar faces to choose from. The cyclical nature of college sports doesn’t allow this very often, but the Bears are returning the entire batting order and starting pitching rotation from a 2018 team that […]

Fossil Fuel Combustion Is the Main Contributor to Black Carbon Around the Arctic, International Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2019) — Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists that included a team from Baylor University.

What Is Black Twitter and How Is it Changing the National Conversation? Baylor Expert Explains.

WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2019) – “Black Twitter” is a social media phenomenon that is changing the national conversation, but many people – including professional and strategic communicators – do not understand what it is or how it works, says Baylor University’s Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media.

Baylor Geosciences Graduate Student Honored with Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2019) – Jiajun (Dylan) Jiang, teaching assistant and Ph.D. candidate in the department of geosciences in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was selected as a recipient of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Outstanding TA Award for demonstrating excellence in his teaching assistant position.

C-SPAN Bus to Visit Baylor Campus Feb. 20

WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2019) – The C-SPAN Bus – a 45-foot, state-of-the-art mobile classroom – will be traveling through Central Texas this week in partnership with its cable and satellite affiliates. The C-SPAN Bus will make a stop on the Baylor University campus from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, on Speight Avenue between Waco Hall and Tidwell Bible Building.