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.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2013) - A new national survey by a leading academic survey research institute shows that large majorities of alumni of Baylor University are "very proud" to be graduates and report a stronger bond than ever to their alma mater.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2013) - At its February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved public fundraising for a new 275,000-square-foot business school building that will expand the school's size and reach by nearly 40 percent.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2013) - State Rep. Charles "Doc" Anderson, R-Waco, state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, and state Rep. Kyle Kacal, R-College Station, will be featured in The Texas Tribune's "The Hot Seat in Waco" from 11:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 22, in the Stone Room at Baylor University's Ferrell Center. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2013) - Baylor University dedicated the stunning new Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center tonight with a dedication ceremony honoring the contributions of benefactors Jim and Nell Hawkins of Waco, who generously provided the lead gift to turn the dream of an indoor tennis center into a reality.
AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 24, 2013) - Baylor University Regent Emeritus and longtime university benefactor Drayton McLane Jr. of Temple was presented with the prestigious Mirabeau B. Lamar Medal - which is awarded to individuals, foundations and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions to higher education in Texas - during a luncheon and award ceremony Jan. 23 at the Headliners Club in Austin.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2013) - Baylor University Board of Regents Chairman Richard Willis announced today that Dr. Christopher B. Howard, president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, and Dan Hord III, BBA '89, partner in HEDLOC Investment Co. LLC and Western Property Group of Midland, have been elected to three-year terms on the university's governing board. Baylor Regents will welcome their two newest members when the board next meets in February.
Baylor University Honors the Life and Legacy of Joe Allbritton, Distinguished Alumnus and Former Regent
WACO, Texas (Dec. 14, 2012) - A steadfast pillar of the Baylor family, the legacy of Joe Allbritton of Houston will be forever etched into Baylor University's rich history. Mr. Allbritton, a Baylor alumnus and former Regent, passed away Dec. 12, 2012, just 17 days before his 88th birthday. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Elena, and two grandchildren.
Baylor Regents Approve New Doctoral Programs in Church Music, Joint Degree in Divinity and Business Administration
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2012) - At its annual Homecoming meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved two new doctoral programs in the School of Music and a joint master's degree in divinity and business administration from George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Hankamer School of Business. Regents also honored Baylor Stadium Founders and recipients of the 2012-2013 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 1, 2012) - Baylor University and KCEN-TV Ch. 6 will broadcast - in high definition for the first time - the Baylor Homecoming Parade, one of the oldest and largest collegiate homecoming parades in the nation, with live coverage from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The parade also will be streamed live at www.baylor.edu/homecoming.
Baylor President Ken Starr Appoints Dr. Kenneth L. Hall Senior Vice President for University Development and Strategic Initiatives
WACO, Texas (Oct. 29, 2012) - Baylor University President Ken Starr announced today that Dr. Kenneth L. Hall, President Emeritus of Buckner International, will join the President's leadership team as Senior Vice President for University Development and Strategic Initiatives. He will begin his new duties with the University on Jan. 1, 2013.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2012) - Stuart and Gina Solomon of McLean, Va., were honored as Baylor University's Parents of the Year for 2012 during the University's annual Parent and Family Weekend celebration Oct. 12-13. Baylor President Ken Starr and Parents League director Judy Maggard presented the award to the Solomons at halftime of the Baylor-TCU football game on Oct. 13.
'On Topic with Ken Starr' To Feature Conversation with Renowned Constitutional Law Scholar Akhil Reed Amar
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2012) - Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome renowned constitutional law scholar Akhil Reed Amar - Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and author of America's Constitution: A Biography and America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By - to the Baylor campus for "On Topic With President Ken Starr," a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in Waco Hall.
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