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Web Extra: Sloan Timeline: 1995 To 2005

June 24, 2005


1995


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June 1 Robert B. Sloan Jr. assumes office
á Engineering and Computer Science elevated from department to School status
Sept. 14 Regents approve fundraising plans for $20 million Student Life Center
Sept. 15 Sloan inaugurated as 12th president
Sept. 28 Regents activate the Baylor Foundation, renamed from the Tryon Foundation
Oct. 27 Clifton Robinson Tower dedicated November - Study of Campus Master Plan commissioned
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1996


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April 18 First on-campus dance - "The Miracle on Fifth Street"
August Bioscience Task Force appointed
Aug. 24 Sloan inducted into Little League Hall of Excellence
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1997


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Jan. 17 Regents and Baylor Health Care System Trustees meet on campus to discuss the system's future
May 9 Baylor HCS separates from the University by mutual agreement
December College of Arts and Sciences receives American Academy of Liberal Education Accreditation
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1998


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Feb. 6 Regents approve $83 million in capital projects in addition to SLC
Feb. 25 Major athletic facilities projects announced (includes Jim and Julie Turner Riverfront Athletic Park and Grant Teaff Athletic Complex)
May 8 Groundbreaking for SLC
May 12 Allbritton Art Institute affiliates with Baylor University
May 15 Groundbreaking for School of Nursing addition
Sept. 18 Regents approve design for Truett Seminary campus
Fall Construction begins on softball and baseball stadiums
Oct. 26 $20 million gift from three couples announced to fund Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center
Nov. 1 Women's soccer team wins Baylor's first Big 12 championship
Nov. 13 Regents approve design for Harry and Anna Jeanes Discovery Center
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1999


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Jan 29 Baylor assumes control of Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation, license holder for KCTF-TV
April 10 Groundbreaking for Shelia and Walter Umphrey Law Center
August Speight Plaza parking and offices facility opens
Sept. 10 Floyd Casey Stadium skyboxes and Dave Campbell Media Center dedicated
Sept. 25 McLane SLC dedicated
Oct. 13 Inaugural President's Forum brings Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Baylor
Oct. 15 Baylor announces MLK Jr. Day will become official University holiday beginning in 2001; one-day fall break for students also approved
Nov. 12 Regents authorize five-year, $500 million endowment campaign
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2000


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Feb. 2 Groundbreaking for Truett Seminary campus
Feb. 19 Baylor dedicates Getterman Softball Stadium
April 22 Men's tennis team wins Big 12 championship
May 11 Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation board authorizes launch of National Public Radio service on KWBU-FM effective July 1, 2000; approves change in KCTF call letters to KWBU-TV
May 13 Baseball team wins Big 12 championship
May 26 Sloan elected chair of the Big 12 Executive Committee/Board of Directors
Sept. 21 Sloan announces Baylor's intention to pursue George W. Bush Presidential Library
á Louise Herrington School of Nursing $5 million expansion/renovation dedicated
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2001


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Jan. 31 Groundbreaking for Harry and Anna Jeanes Discovery Center
Feb. 10 Baylor Ballpark dedicated
Feb. 23 Groundbreaking for Stacy Riddle Forum
Sept. 21 Regents approve Baylor 2012, new tuition structure
October Bear Ridge Golf Course completed
á Men's golf wins Big 12 championship
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2002


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Feb. 22 Regents establish Honors College, Baylor's 10th academic division
á George W. Truett Theological Seminary dedicated
March 11 Barbara Bush speaks at President's Forum
April 6 $33 million Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center dedicated
May 17 Groundbreaking for $103 million Sciences Building
Aug. 13 Baylor hosts President George W. Bush's Economic Forum
Aug. 28 Renovated Morrison Hall rededicated
Sept. 10 Truett Seminary announces its accreditation by Association of Theological Schools
Nov. 19 David Lyle Jeffrey named provost and vice president for academic affairs
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2003


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Feb. 28 Stacy Riddle Forum dedicated
March 12 Thomas S. Hibbs named Dean of new Honors College
April 24 Baylor Libraries celebrate 100th year
April 30 Plans announced for nation's first Chili's Too on a college campus, to be in Dutton Avenue Office and Parking Facility
May 16 Groundbreaking for North Village Residential Community, first new residential facility to be built at Baylor in 40 years
June Basketball player Patrick Dennehy reported missing
July 18 BAA's Family Dialogue in Ferrell Center
July Arrest of Carlton Dotson, charged with murder of Patrick Dennehy
Aug. 8 Sloan announces resignation of Dave Bliss and Tom Stanton over improprieties in men's basketball program
Aug. 28 Campuswide memorial service for Patrick Dennehy
Sept. 4 Bill Cosby stages Spirit Rally at Floyd Casey Stadium
Sept. 8 Ian McCaw named Athletic Director
Sept. 12 Regents reaffirm Sloan administration, 31-4
Nov. 26 Baylor appoints National Steering Committee for proposed GWB Presidential Library
December Baylor releases HDTV "Christmas at Baylor" featuring the choral groups of the School of Music
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2004


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March Lady Bears' basketball team reaches NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time
May 14 Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex dedicated
May 25 Men's tennis team wins Baylor's first NCAA team national championship
July 10 The Bullock Collection opens at Baylor Libraries
July 23 Regents reaffirm 2012 Vision
August Track athletes Jeremy Wariner wins two Gold Medals and teammate Darold Williamson one in the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece
Sept. 10 Record-setting freshman class of 2,785
Sept. 24 Regents approve independent status of School of Social Work; adds women's equestrian program to begin fall 2005 as 18th varsity team sport
Sept. 24 $103.3 million Baylor Sciences Building dedicated
Oct. 8 Baylor successfully completes $500 million Campaign for Greatness ahead of schedule
Oct. 22 North Village Residential Community dedicated
Dec. 6 Faculty Referendum on RBS leadership held
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2005


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Jan. 21 Sloan and Regents Chair Will Davis jointly announce Sloan will transition to University Chancellor June 1
April 29 Groundbreaking for the Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat Complex
á Regents establish a Presidential Search Committee
á Lady Bears basketball team wins Big 12 Conference title, Big 12 Tournament title and NCAA National Championship, the first national title in basketball in the Big 12
June 1 William D. Underwood becomes interim president

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