Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr Will Speak at International Conference in Rome on Christianity and Freedom
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) -- Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will be in Rome to deliver the opening address of "Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," an international scholars' conference, on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Steve and Penny Carlile of Marshall, Texas, that will create the Steve and Penny Carlile Plaza on the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project whose construction was formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.
Gift from Meyer Family Foundation Establishes Conference Center in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $2.5 million from the Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation, based in Waco, Texas, that will establish the Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.
Gift from Waco Entrepreneur Establishes McClinton Family Auditorium in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1.5 million from Paul and Carol McClinton of Waco, Texas, that will name the McClinton Family Auditorium within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major new facility on the Baylor campus that will house the University's Hankamer School of Business.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2013) - In light of Baylor University's significant progress during the presidency of Judge Ken Starr, the Baylor Board of Regents has voted to extend the contract of President Starr. The Board has assigned Judge Starr the new title of "President and Chancellor." He will continue to serve as the University's chief executive officer. In providing the additional title, the Board has charged the President to work to increase Baylor's influence in the nation and around the world.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2013) - Kiplinger's Personal Finance has included Baylor University at No. 54 on its list of the country's 100 best values in private colleges. Kiplinger's annual list ranks 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges, which appears online at www.kiplinger.com/links/college.
Gift from Leader in the Care of Aging Adults Establishes Endowed Chair in Baylor's School of Social Work
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift from Danny and Lenn Prince of Dallas that will establish the Danny and Lenn Prince Chair in the Baylor School of Social Work.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Representatives from McLennan Community College and Baylor University announced today the creation of a formal transfer program known as Baylor Bound. Baylor President Ken Starr and McLennan President Dr. Johnette McKown signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a three-year pilot program to help students transfer more easily between the two institutions.
Baylor University President Ken Starr issued a statement today following the vote by the membership of the Baylor Alumni Association on a Transition Agreement between the BAA and the University.
'On Topic with Ken Starr' To Feature Conversation Sept. 10 with Os Guinness, Author of 'The Global Public Square'
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2013) - Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome prolific writer and social critic Os Guinness, author of the just-released book The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity, for "On Topic," a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus.
President Starr Talks 'Religious Liberty' Past and Present at Lifelong Learning Program for Alumni and Friends
WACO, Texas (Aug. 30, 2013) - Baylor University President Ken Starr stepped away from Pat Neff Hall and slipped back into the University's Lifelong Learning classroom for alumni and friends during the program's "Coffee with President Starr" event today in Barfield Drawing Room.
Baylor West Relief Fund Assists City of West Homeowners, First Baptist Church of West with Remainder of Debris Removal Project
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2013) - Following extensive discussion with the Waco Foundation and the City of West Long Term Recovery Committee, Baylor University announced today that $290,716 in total contributions to the Baylor West Relief Fund will be allocated to First Baptist Church of West to aid the remainder of its debris removal project. The project saves West homeowners thousands of dollars in costs and moves forward the process of rebuilding their homes.
Paul L. Foster Makes Historic $35 Million Gift to Baylor University for New Business School Building, Baylor Stadium
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2013) - Baylor University announced today that the University has received a $35 million gift from Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, which represents the largest gift from a living alumnus in Baylor's history. Foster's gift will support the University's $100 million campaign to construct a new 275,000-square foot facility - to be named the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation - which will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. His gift also will support Baylor Stadium - the University's football stadium currently under construction on campus - at the Founders level.
Baylor Regents Approve On-Campus Track and Field Stadium, Move Forward in Design Development for New School of Business Building
WACO, Texas (May 17, 2013) - At their spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved construction of phase one of a new on-campus track and field stadium and voted to move forward in developing the design for the proposed new School of Business building.
WACO, Texas (May 7, 2013) - With a backdrop of Baylor Stadium rising above the banks of the Brazos River, Baylor University today celebrated significant progress in both fundraising - at $100 million in private support - and construction on the University's $250 million on-campus football stadium which is slated to open in fall 2014.
(April 23, 2013) - Beneath streams of green and gold confetti, Baylor University announced today the successful culmination of a three-year effort to raise $100 million in scholarship support for Baylor students. The President's Scholarship Initiative was launched by Baylor President Ken Starr after taking office in 2010.
Baylor President Ken Starr reaches out to Baylor Nation about the tragic events in West, Texas, only 17 miles from the Baylor campus. The University community continues to be in prayer for West and for the members of our own Baylor family whose lives have been disrupted by this disaster so suddenly. However, on Diadeloso, a day of tradition for our University, Baylor Nation is choosing to embody an even greater tradition -- that inspired by Christ Jesus to be energetically in service to the needy.
'On Topic with Ken Starr' To Feature Conversation with Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell April 16 at Waco Hall
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2013) - Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell - distinguished Statesman, Special Envoy for Peace, nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom - for "On Topic," a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus.
Baylor University President Ken Starr, a personal friend of Lady Margaret Thatcher, reflected on the passing of the former British Prime Minister.
AUSTIN, Texas (March 12, 2013) - Celebrated Baylor University alumnus, Washington Redskins quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III was honored today by both the Texas Legislature and his alma mater, which announced the establishment of the Robert Griffin III (RG3) Quarterback Scholarship during "RG3 Day" at the State Capitol.
WACO, Texas (March 4, 2013) - Baylor University President Ken Starr has expanded the role of his Chief of Staff Karla Leeper, Ph.D., to include an additional title and new responsibilities as Vice President for Executive Affairs.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2013) - In partnership with the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America project, Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store celebration for Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 1. Read Across America's Dr. Seuss Day is an annual event held to encourage reading with younger children by celebrating the birthday of famous children's book author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2013) - Baylor University Board of Regents Chairman Richard Willis announced today that Todd D. Still, Ph.D., professor of Christian Scriptures, holder of The William M. Hinson Chair of Christian Scriptures at George W. Truett Theological Seminary and chair of the University's Faculty Senate, and Taylor Hoogendoorn, a junior Baylor Business Fellow from Elmhurst, Ill., with majors in economics, finance and mathematics, have been elected to serve one-year terms as non-voting Faculty and Student Regents, respectively.
DeBakey Medical Foundation Expands Medical Humanities Scholarship at Baylor University with Generous Gift
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2013) - During a special campus ceremony today, Baylor University accepted a $500,000 gift from the DeBakey Medical Foundation to expand the Michael E. DeBakey, Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Endowed Scholarship in Medical Humanities. With this gift, the Foundation has invested $1 million in the DeBakey Scholarship fund, which was established in 2009.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2013) - Baylor University presented the Baylor Founders Medallion to Regent Emeritus and Baylor alumnus, Drayton McLane Jr. during today's Founders Day ceremony in Waco Hall. As one of the University's most distinguished awards, the Founders Medal was established in 1969 to recognize men and women whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of the University.
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