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.

Football. Five Keys to #SicTCU

Every bit of the pressure is on TCU, which guarantees itself a spot in next week’s Big 12 Championship game with a win.

W. Basketball. Cox Has Double-Double, No. 8 WBB Beats Missouri State

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey and sophomore forward Lauren Cox were glad to be back in the game. Cox had 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots in her return for the No. 8 Lady Bears, who also had Mulkey back for their 100-58 victory over Missouri State on Thursday after the two missed Baylor's Top 10 showdown loss at UCLA last weekend. ''Just to start running up and down the court again and getting in the flow of the game, it felt really good,'' said Cox, who was hospitalized last week due to complications from her diabetes caused by strep throat that led to symptoms of dehydration, nausea and vomiting.

Football. Football Closes Out 2017 at TCU

Baylor closes out its 2017 schedule with a trip to face long-time rival TCU at Amon Carter Stadium in a rare Friday game. Kick-off is set for 11 a.m. CT on FS1.

W. Soccer. SOC Treks to No. 3 Duke for Elite 8 Matchup

DURHAM, N.C. -- No. 23 Baylor soccer (15-5-3, 4-4-1 Big 12) has already advanced further than any team in program history, playing in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. But the team is not done yet, looking to advance to the Women's College Cup with a win over No. 3 Duke (22-2-0, 10-0-0 ACC) on Friday, Nov. 24, at 4:00 p.m. CT/5:00 p.m. ET at Koskinen Stadium.

Baptist News Global: Revamped ‘settlement house movement’ fosters faith-based approach to social work, community engagement

Nov. 20, 2017
Good Neighbor House in Waco’s Sanger Heights community is the brainchild of Laine Scales, Baylor University Master Teacher Laine Scales, Ph.D., who purchased the abandoned property in 2011 in hopes of it becoming social and spiritual hub in the community. The house, which marks its first anniversary this month, was inspired by a movement a century ago that helped spawn what later became the social work profession. Scales is a professor of higher education in the School of Education and associate dean of graduate studies and professional development in the Graduate School.

Baptist Standard: Fighting hunger requires collaborative efforts

Nov. 20, 2017
Effective ministries to alleviate hunger demand collaboration, Jeremy Everett of Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative told a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting. “Knowledge, understanding, drive and development are better when it is done communally,” said Everett, founding director of the initiative. The dynamics of any hunger-fighting program must be flexible, because for most people in the United States who experience hunger, it is episodic—not a permanent or chronic condition.

Baylor Lariat: Faith and Sport Institute offers high school students opportunity to learn balance of faith and sport

Nov. 19, 2017
Central Texas high school students will gather in June 2018 for the first Faith and Sport Institute, an eight-day retreat offered by George W. Truett Theological Seminary to guide high school athletes in finding a balance of faith and sport commitments. Cindy White, Faith and Sports program director, and sports ministry graduate student Aaron Yelovich, FSI mentor and donor coordinator, are quoted. White and her husband John White, Ph.D., director of Truett’s Sports Chaplaincy program, were awarded a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for the program.

Baylor News: Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana: Music for All

Oct. 16, 2017
Story about Baylor University’s School of Music’s commitment to uniting service and music to transform lives and to show that the power, majesty and joy of music are for everyone. The School of Music performs more than 350 concerts each year, offering beautiful music for enjoyment and enlightenment. This in itself is an incredible service to the community, as most of the performances are free. The School is committed to blending music and service to impact Waco, Central Texas and the world.

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m majoring in neuroscience because I actually have epilepsy.”

“I’m majoring in neuroscience because I actually have epilepsy. Ever since the end of my sophomore year it starting getting a little worse, so I just wanted to learn more about the brain, learn more about neuroscience. Plus, it’s pretty new and not many people know much about the brain, so I wanted to just […]

What are you thankful for this year at Baylor?

It’s that time of year again, when the entire Baylor campus slows down to give students, faculty and staff some much-needed time with family — and much-needed time to thank God for all we’ve been given this year. As for me, I’m thankful to be part of a university that: Encourages the integration of Christian faith […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m most thankful for a supportive family…”

“I’m most thankful for a supportive family — actual family, and a supportive friend group that backs you in everything you do. I need that support, because I wouldn’t be able to do anything that I’m doing by myself. I wouldn’t be here where I am today without that. “I’m a junior film major, and […]

A decade after her passing, this Baylor student’s legacy lives on in current Bears

Kate Bronstein loved art, and her life has led to countless people experiencing art, both in their homes and around the world. She also found joy in helping others, so it’s only fitting that her life has created opportunities for students who followed her to Baylor to receive a helping hand as they pursue their […]

This Week At Baylor: Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2017

WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2017) — This week at Baylor, students will have multiple opportunities to attend lectures, plays and events that will usher the community into the holiday season.

Baylor University Mourns Passing of Longtime Advocate Kate McLane Dimmitt, B.B.A. ’56, Baylor Legacy Award Recipient

WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2017) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Kate McLane Dimmitt, B.B.A. ’56, a longtime Baylor advocate and 2014 Baylor Legacy Award recipient who died Nov. 17 in Temple. She was 83. A celebration of Dimmitt’s life will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the Creekside Center at Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Drive in Temple.

Something to Chew On: Baylor Nutrition Expert Exposes Five Myths About Food

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) — When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based evidence. Setting the record straight on some of those is Baylor University professor and registered dietitian Janelle Walter, Ph.D.

Thanksgiving Closures At Baylor

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) — Baylor University will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 22, to Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please note the following changes in hours of operation.