WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2014) – The Baylor University family is grieving the loss of beloved former First Lady and Founders Medallion recipient Mary McCall, who passed away Nov. 13, at the age of 95. The wife of Baylor’s 10th President and later Chancellor Abner W. McCall, Mary’s servant heart, grace and passion for supporting the University’s students have left an indelible mark on the lives of generations of Baylor men and women.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will welcome Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy to the Baylor campus for “On Topic With President Ken Starr,” a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Waco Hall.
Regents Celebrate Significant Naming Gift from William and Mary Jo Robbins for Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2014) – At its annual Homecoming meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents announced a significant gift from William K. and Mary Jo Robbins of Houston that will name the University’s newest academic unit focused on health-related education and research – the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2014) — For the second year in a row, Baylor University took the lead on the last day of the Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge after a close race, raising nearly $39,000 from 1,011 Baylor young alumni. The fundraising competition, dubbed the I-35 Battle Royale, began Sept. 24 and ended Oct. 8.
U.S. Congressman, National Leaders to Discuss Approaches to Reduce Poverty and Domestic Hunger at 'Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit' Oct. 1-3 at Baylor
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2014) - In honor of Constitution Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 17, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will present a lecture on the Federalist Papers for the inaugural John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series. The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Baylor Law School, Room 127.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2014) - The Baylor family is mourning the passing of W. Fred Cameron of Houston, who passed away Aug. 24, 2014. A Baylor University alumnus, Parents of the Year and Founders Medal honoree and former chair of the Board of Regents, Cameron was known for his servant heart and dedication to the students of Baylor.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) - The closing of summer at Baylor University also marks the completion of degrees for many Baylor students. Graduating students will walk across the stage and shake the hand of President and Chancellor Ken Starr during Summer Commencement ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 16, in Baylor’s Ferrell Center.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 11, 2014) – Baylor University and Blinn College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2013) – Baylor University is grieved at the loss of alumnus and former McAllen mayor Jack Allen Whetsel of Austin, formerly of McAllen, who passed away July 29, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 104 S. 12th Street, in McAllen.
WACO, Texas (July 21, 2014) - For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of only 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 10 of the 11 categories recognizing specific best practices and policies.
Baylor Regents Celebrate Major Gift, Approve Renovation and Fountain Addition to Fifth Street, Set Tuition and Fees for 2015-2016
WACO, Texas (July 18, 2014) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents celebrated a major gift that will provide for significant renovation to the campus’s historic Fifth Street – home to many cherished University traditions, such as Homecoming, Diadeloso and Christmas on Fifth. The gift, which has an approximate value of $8 million, was made by Baylor alumnus and physician Dr. Thomas J. Rosenbalm in honor of his father and mother.
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced two appointments to the executive staff of the University. Tommye Lou Davis has been appointed Chief of Staff to the President. Ms. Davis also will retain her responsibilities as Vice President for Constituent Engagement. Juan Alejandro Jr., Ed.D., has been appointed Interim Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer. Both currently serve on the President’s Executive Council.
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2014) – The Baylor University family is grieving the loss of Ted Getterman of Waco, who passed away July 1, 2014, at the age of 89. A faithful steward, beloved Baylor ambassador and former Waco mayor, Getterman forever changed Baylor’s landscape through his committed service and generous support.
Baylor University and Tyler Junior College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Program
TYLER, Texas (June 18, 2014) – Baylor University and Tyler Junior College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound program that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. This is the second of 10 partnerships to be developed between Baylor and strong community colleges across Texas over the next five years as a goal of Pro Futuris.
Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White Partner to Open Center for Developmental Disabilities
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2014) – In an effort to provide expanded assessment and therapy services for Central Texas children with developmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White today launched the Baylor University Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) during a celebration and open house at the clinic’s new home at Hillcrest MacArthur Center, 2201 MacArthur Dr., in Waco. The ceremony coincided with the first day of National Autism Awareness Month.
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2014)-- Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced today the appointment of members of the University’s Provost Search Committee. The Committee is charged with leading the global search to identify the University’s next Provost.
WACO, Texas (March 19, 2014) – Two years ago this month, Baylor University received a visionary gift from distinguished Baylor alumnus and philanthropist Drayton McLane Jr., BBA ’58, and his family to initiate fundraising to support an ambitious dream: a $260 million on-campus football stadium alongside the scenic Brazos River. That single transformational gift – at the time the largest capital gift in University history – initiated unprecedented momentum and launched a fundraising effort that has resulted in record-shattering financial support of Baylor benefiting all areas of the University, from academics to athletics.
WACO, Texas (March 7, 2014) - Baylor University today announced a variety of gifts made by alumni and friends to create the Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium, an on-campus, $18.1-million facility whose final design and construction were approved in October by Baylor’s Board of Regents.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2014) - Baylor University is mourning the passing of faithful friend and alumnus Joe E. Baxter of Waco, who died Feb. 22 at his residence.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2014) - Baylor University released a statement today and expressed its deepest sympathies for the family of a construction worker who died in an accident while working on the pedestrian bridge at McLane Stadium.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2014) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1.5 million from Billy and Elaine Williams of Naples, Fla., that will create the Williams Family Soccer and Olympic Sports Center, an on-campus, $3.3-million facility approved by Baylor's Board of Regents at its October 2013 meeting.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2014) - At its first meeting of the spring semester, Baylor University's Faculty Senate presented President and Chancellor Ken Starr with a Senate resolution congratulating him on his recent appointment as Chancellor and commending him for his leadership of the University.
Gift from Bob and Laura Beauchamp of Houston to Establish Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center at Baylor University
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $3 million from Bob and Laura Beauchamp of Houston that will establish the Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center (BANC), an on-campus facility formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Dec. 19. The Beauchamps' gift will support the construction of a new 12,000-14,000-square-foot dining environment focused on the overall health and performance of student-athletes.
Gift from Carlton Family Foundation Creates Dean's Board Room in the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
WACO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from the Carlton Family Foundation, led by Bill and Pat Carlton of Little Rock, Ark., that will create the Carlton Family Foundation Dean's Board Room in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
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