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.

M. Basketball. No. 21 MBB Hosts Savannah State on Sunday

No. 21-ranked Baylor men's basketball hosts Savannah State at 2 p.m. CT Sunday at the Ferrell Center. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest and Fox Sports Go.

M. Basketball. Lual-Acuil Doesn’t Want Basketball to Define Him

Jo Lual-Acuil watched last year as Johnathan Motley took over the “next man up” role with Baylor basketball when Taurean Prince left for the NBA.

W. Basketball. Louisiana Homecoming at Nicholls State

Monday’s nonconference finale is an opportunity for head coach Kim Mulkey (Hammond, La.), junior All-American Kalani Brown (Slidell, La.) and freshman Moon Ursin (Destrehan, La.) to return to their home state to coach and play in front of family and friends.

M. Basketball. No. 21 MBB Races Past Texas Southern, 99-68

Nuni Omot and Manu Lecomte each scored 22 points as No. 21 Baylor men's basketball defeated Texas Southern, 99-68, Thursday night at the Ferrell Center.

American Geophysical Union Blogosphere: Earwax like ice cores: Unlocking the past hidden in whale earplugs

Dec. 14, 2017
Farzaneh Mansouri, an environmental science doctoral student, and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, are studying whale earwax to determine carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the earplugs, which can be used as a timeline, showing stability or variability over the years of a whale’s life. Mansouri presented the results of her work earlier this week at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans.

Honolulu Civil Beat: These Hawaii Seniors Hang Out In A Warehouse To Spice Up Their Lives

Dec. 15, 2017
Article about the Hawaii Men’s Shed Association, a community-based nonprofit aimed at improving senior health through socialization, community involvement and workmanship, mentions a 2011 Baylor University study by Michael Tornes, M.A. (Communication Studies) ’11, that found that while women are more likely to socialize through face to face interaction, men are prone to communicating side by side in shared activities.

KWKT-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): 12th annual Care Bear Drive; Baylor University athletes partner with Whataburger to bring smiles to children

Dec. 14, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor student-athletes and spirit squad members teamed up with Whataburger for the 12th annual Care Bear Drive, bringing joy – and teddy bears – to patients at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Hospital in Temple. "It's the season to give and just to give back to people who would love to experience some joy," said sophomore cheerleader Leah Van Vleet. "I feel great you know, seeing these smiles on their faces, you know brighten them up for the holidays is really special to me," said Jaime Jacobs, a junior football student-athlete at Baylor.

Mortification of Spin Podcast: The Rocket Science of Thinking

Dec. 6, 2017
AUDIO: Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College and author of “How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds,” is a guest on this podcast about how to navigate life from an Augustinian view of humanity, especially as in the social media spin cycle of partisan bickering around politics, religion and celebrity gossip.

As a teen, she was homeless, then left on her own. Now, she’s a Baylor graduate.

In some ways, Denise Anderson’s viral tweet said it all: Two drug-addicted parents. Removed to a domestic abuse shelter at age 12. Homeless and on her own by age 16. Then… Accepted to Baylor. Contractually signed to a law firm at age 20. Baylor University graduate, Class of 2017. But if you tell Denise that she seems to […]

Online MBA student surprises parents by revealing Baylor degree

Imagine for a minute just how much work it would take to keep a secret from your parents that — surprise! — you’ve been taking online MBA classes and your shared dream of a Baylor degree is about to become a reality. Oh, and you reveal the surprise a few weeks before graduation through an […]

Baylor student group raises thousands for local children’s hospital

For the past three years, the Baylor student group BU For the Kids has hosted a dance marathon on campus. Dubbed the “BU-THON,” volunteers push through eight continuous hours of moving, dancing, grooving to music until the wee hours of the morning — all to raise money for Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Hospital in nearby […]

Baylor student-athletes lead Big 12 in Graduation Success Rate for 4th straight year

When it comes to preparing champions for life, Baylor continues to lead. For the fourth consecutive year, Baylor student-athletes are tops in the Big 12 in Graduation Success Rate (GSR). Baylor ’s overall score of 89 led all other Big 12 institutions, continuing a streak of excellence that has seen the Bears at or near the […]

Baylor University and Truett Seminary Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Baylor University’s fall graduating class of 2017 will enter their next phase of life as they walk the graduation stage during the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.

Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) – Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards a Digital Advancement Grant to Baylor Researchers to Develop an Automatic Architecture Analysis System

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and David Lin, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, have been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand and develop their prototype for an open-source system that reads and analyzes floor plans automatically.

Weekly “Baylor Connections” Radio Program to Debut in January 2018

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) – Baylor University and Waco’s KWBU 103.3FM, Heart of Texas Public Radio, will debut a new weekly radio program, “Baylor Connections,” beginning in January.