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.

Give Light
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.

No. 1 Ranked Lady Bears to Play for Share of 9th Straight Big 12 Title Wednesday

Baylor Women's Basketball

WACO, Texas – The No. 1-ranked Baylor women's basketball team can clinch at least a share of its ninth-straight Big 12 regular-season championship with a win against Kansas in Wednesday's 6 p.m. game at the Ferrell Center that will be televised by FOX Sports Southwest.

No. 12/15 Bears Complete Four-Game Sweep of Holy Cross

Davion Downey 2019 vs. Holy Cross 2-15-19

No. 12/15 Baylor baseball finished off a four-game sweep of the Holy Cross Crusaders with a 6-1 win Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.

Arizona Republic: He objected to a photo of coal miners who appeared to be in blackface. He never imagined the backlash.

Feb. 15, 2019
Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about a Phoenix restaurant’s controversial photo of coal miners who appeared to be in blackface. Moody-Ramirez is a nationally recognized expert on the history of blackface and coauthored the book “From Blackface to Black Twitter.” Historically, she explained, blackface was used “to justify the institution of slavery and justify discrimination against African Americans.”

Baptist Standard: Absence of lament in worship leads to spiritual stagnation

Feb. 13, 2019
Public worship that fails to include lament leads to spiritual stagnation, an Old Testament scholar told a crowd at Baylor’s Truett Seminary. “When we do not have lament as part of the worship of the church, we do not model for people growth in their relationship with God. The absence of struggle in that relationship guarantees only stagnation,” said William H. Bellinger, Ph.D., The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chair in Bible, who presented the W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture in applied Christianity. He spoke about the book of Psalms as “A School of Prayer.”

Baylor Proud: 4 Baylor Bears whose lights are shining bright

Jan. 17, 2019
Over the past year, you might have noticed we’ve been focusing a lot on “Baylor Lights.” One of the University’s goals has been to share stories from the Baylor Family about how Bears are shining their light on our campus, in their communities and across the world. We’ve heard from so many amazing Bears who are doing just that.

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 […]

Baylor couples share their campus love stories

Baylor’s campus swings have earned their reputation for romance, and professors who tell you your future spouse may be in the room know what they’re talking about. So it’s no surprise that when Baylor asked its Facebook followers to share if and how they met they spouses at Baylor, the responses came flooding in. You […]

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.

Women More Likely to Believe the Bible Is Literally True, But Study Finds this May Have More to Do with Intimacy than Gender

WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2019) — Women are more likely than men to believe the Bible is literally true, but a recent Baylor University study finds this may have more to do with how people relate to God than it does gender. Both men and women who report high levels of closeness to God take the Bible more literally – and this confidence grows stronger as they seek closeness to God through prayer and Bible study.

Baylor’s Model United Nations Team Achieves Success at Texas Model United Nations Conference

WACO, Texas (Feb. 15, 2019) – The Baylor University Model United Nations team participated in the Fifth Annual Texas Model United Nations Conference (TexMUN) Friday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 3.