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. A Wedding Day to Remember

Ryan McGuyre remembers how difficult that first spring at Baylor was, how a young libero named Jana Brusek would sit in his office until she couldn't cry anymore.

Baseball. Bradford Selected to USA Baseball National Team

Baylor baseball sophomore left-handed pitcher Cody Bradford has been selected for the 2018 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team roster, joining Baylor teammate Shea Langeliers.

W. Golf. Gurleen Kaur Named Golfweek All-American

Baylor women's golf freshman Gurleen Kaur has been named to Golfweek's Division I All-America honorable mention team. She becomes the fifth All-American in program history, joining Hayley Davis, Dylan Kim, Laura Lonardi and Amy Lee.

Football. New NCAA Rules Benefit The 'Health And Safety Of All Our Players'

Matt Rhule is part of the wave of coaches around the country who favor new legislation passed by the NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday, including a rule that will allow athletes to compete in up to four games without losing a season of eligibility.

Inside Science: Treated Wastewater Detects Chemicals from Drug Production Facilities

June 14, 2018
Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey recently visited 13 wastewater treatment plants in nine states and Puerto Rico, to research if the drug manufacturers are a major source for contamination in waterways.
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies and director of the environmental health science program, is quoted in the article. “This is another interesting study from the USGS group,” Brooks said. “The elevated levels as they note in their conclusions really call for additional research to determine what consequences might be presented to organisms living in waterways receiving these effluents.”

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Dr. Burt Burleson, University Chaplain

June 8, 2018
AUDIO: On this week’s episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Burt Burleson, D.Min., University Chaplain and dean of Spiritual Life at Baylor, about the process of spiritual formation at a university of more than 16,000 students, who all find themselves at different points in their faith journeys. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor Trumpet Studio

June 14, 2018
VIDEO: Wiff Rudd Jr., professor and coordinator of brass in Baylor’s School of Music, joins Central Texas Living anchor Ann Harder, B.A. ’75, to talk about the Baylor Trumpet Program, which won the National Trumpet Competition for the fifth time in eight years.

‘Blockbuster’ Titanic exhibit comes to Baylor’s Mayborn Museum

Earlier this month, Baylor’s Mayborn Museum debuted its biggest exhibit ever — Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Featuring more than 150 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor, the exhibit takes visitors on a journey back in time through the design, building, and ultimate tragedy of the RMS Titanic. Upon entering the exhibit, attendees are given a replica boarding […]

Former Baylor star leading Dodgers’ offense in 2018

Last fall, the Los Angeles Dodgers fell just one win short of the franchise’s seventh World Series title, taking the championship series to a seventh game against the Houston Astros. A popular preseason choice to make it back to the World Series again this fall, the Dodgers have instead floundered — due in large part […]

7 fun facts about Baylor’s First Gent, Brad Livingstone

Standing nearly 7 feet tall with a bighearted smile, you can’t miss the man who considers himself as Baylor’s president’s biggest fan. Basketball player, educator, military buff, father — Brad Livingstone is much more than just the First Gent of Baylor University; here are seven fun facts about President Livingstone’s husband: 1. He played college basketball at […]

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on gender, race and media

Just a glance at the resume of Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, MA ’01, will tell you where her passion lies. The director of graduate studies in Baylor’s Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media, Moody-Ramirez teaches courses in public relations, research methods and gender, race and media studies. Her expertise on these topics has been […]

Connecting Summer Camps to Mission-Minded Students

WACO, Texas (June 15, 2018) – This summer, more than 500 Baylor University students are serving at camps throughout the country.

Baylor Gerontology Expert: Signs that Your Loved One is Suffering Elder Abuse

WACO, Texas (June 14, 2018) – Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected or exploited, according to the Administration for Community Living.

‘Holy Ghost Girl’ to Lead Exploration of Tent Revivals, Writing Memoirs during Werlin Lecture June 22

WACO, Texas (June 12, 2018) – Award-winning author Donna M. Johnson will present the 2018 Werlin Lecture at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, in room 100 of the Castellaw Communications Center at Baylor University. The Werlin Lecture is free and open to the public as part of the 2018 Press Women of Texas Conference.

Baylor Adoption Expert Says Birth Mothers Need Increased Support During, Following Adoption Process

Elissa Madden, Ph.D., associate professor in Baylor's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, focuses her research on the birth mother experience during the adoption process. She said birth mothers need increased support throughout the process and in the years that follow.