8/18/2014
Aug. 15, 2014
TWO VIDEO LINKS: More than 90 fifth-through ninth-graders participated in iEngage, a civics engagement summer camp held Aug. 11-15 at Baylor, where they learned how to make a difference in their neighborhoods, schools and communities and build leadership skills. Co-creators of the camp Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education, and Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education, who said the focus of the camp is to “present students with the idea of civic leadership and the notion of public service at a young age.” On the last day of camp, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and U.S. Rep. Bill Flores addressed the students about the importance of being engaged in the community. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the School of Education and placed this story.)
8/15/2014
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.
8/14/2014
Aug. 14, 2014
Article about Baylor University and Blinn College’s 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. Quoted are Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Blinn College District President Harold Nolte, a Baylor graduate (BSE, '78 and MSE, '80). (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story and covers university initiatives.)
8/11/2014
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.
8/7/2014
Aug. 7, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted in this commentary by Ivan Maisel about today’s NCAA Board of Governors' vote to grant autonomy to the five biggest revenue-producing FBS conferences and Notre Dame. "I am cautiously optimistic," Starr said. "There are so many ramifications, and there is also this abiding concern of unintended consequences."
8/7/2014
Aug. 7, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr joined Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby for a conversation about a key vote that could possibly allow college athletes to get paid. Judge Starr and Commissioner Bowlsby were among the panelists from college athletics and the sports media who discussed the current state of intercollegiate athletics and its place within the context of higher education at a Big 12 Conference-sponsored forum Wednesday in New York City. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for media contact with the President’s Office.)
8/7/2014
Aug. 7, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted in this article about today’s NCAA vote that would allow 65 teams in the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, and SEC, plus Notre Dame, to offer their athletes not only a scholarship, but the full cost of attendance. “It’s important for the student-athletes and their welfare,” Starr said of the vote. “There are things that we would like to do, and we need to be empowered to do those things.”
8/6/2014
Aug. 5, 2014
Officials with the Big 12 Conference will host a forum Wednesday in New York City to discuss the state of college athletics. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is among the panelists.
8/4/2014
Aug. 3, 2014
Guest column by Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr adapted from his address on religious liberty July 23 at a private event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. President Starr writes about the deeply divided, ideologically polarized decision in Hobby Lobby case, which represents the shattering of an important American consensus that had emerged in the latter part of the 20th century, one that had carried over into this very global century.
7/31/2014
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.
7/21/2014
WACO, Texas (July 21, 2014) - For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education</i>’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.
7/18/2014
July 17, 2014
Big 12 administrators are taking a proactive role in shaping the discussions around the future of college athletics as Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and league commissioner Bob Bowlsby will head to New York on Aug. 6 and host an panel discussion dubbed “The State of College Athletics” from the Hilton Midtown Hotel.
7/18/2014
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.
7/18/2014
July 17, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will be among leaders who will address major issues facing schools and the NCAA in the Big 12 at the “State of College Athletics Forum” in New York on Aug. 6.
7/11/2014
July 10, 2014
Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced new staff appointments Thursday as part of the restructuring of his executive leadership team. Tommye Lou Davis, Baylor’s vice president for constituent engagement, will take on additional duties as the president’s chief of staff. Juan Alejandro, current director of internal audit and management analysis, was named interim vice president of governance and risk and chief compliance officer. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
7/10/2014
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.
7/2/2014
July 1, 2014
VIDEO: Distinguished Baylor alumnus Ted Getterman, B.B.A. ’49, J.D. ’51, passed away Tuesday after a long illness at the age of 89. Dr. Ken Hall, senior vice president for development and strategic initiatives, is interviewed about Getterman's impact on both Baylor and his adopted hometown of Waco. Also quoted is Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. Getterman and his wife, Sue, a former Baylor Regent, met and married at Baylor and have been among the University's most generous supporters, from endowed scholarships to athletics. Together, they were given Baylor’s highest honor – the Founders Medal, in 2005.
7/2/2014
June 30, 2014
Ken Starr, President and Chancellor of Baylor University, is mentioned in this round-up on opinions about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby to not provide contraceptive and abortifacient coverage to employees within for-profit and non-profit companies if they choose to opt out of the new health law. The article states that Starr “saw the ruling as a victory for both religious freedom and Congress.”
7/1/2014
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.
7/1/2014
In this opinion piece, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr lauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case on Monday as a “powerful blow for religious liberty” — one that also is good for Texas and business. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped place this op-ed.)
6/20/2014
June 18, 2014
VIDEO: “Baylor Bound,” a partnership between Tyler Junior College and Baylor, will make it easier for TJC students to transfer to and complete a bachelor’s degree at Baylor. The program will begin in the fall of 2015. TJC President Dr. Mike Metke and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr signed the agreement Wednesday during a ceremony at TJC. Judge Starr is interviewed for this story. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
6/20/2014
June 19, 2014
“Baylor Bound,” a program for Tyler Junior College students, will make it easier for TJC students to transfer to and complete a bachelor’s degree at Baylor. The program will begin in the fall of 2015. TJC President Dr. Mike Metke and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr signed the agreement Wednesday during a ceremony at TJC. Judge Starr is quoted in the story. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
6/19/2014
June 18, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: “Baylor Bound,” a program for Tyler Junior College students, will make it easier for TJC students to transfer to and complete a bachelor’s degree at Baylor. The program will begin in the fall of 2015. The printed story includes a quote from Baylor Chancellor and President Ken Starr who was in Tyler for the signing ceremony and celebratory luncheon. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
6/19/2014
June 18, 2014
“Baylor Bound,” a program for Tyler Junior College students, will make it easier for TJC students to transfer to and complete a bachelor’s degree at Baylor. The program will begin in the fall of 2015. TJC President Dr. Mike Metke and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr signed the agreement Wednesday during a ceremony at TJC. Judge Starr is quoted in the story. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
6/18/2014
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 <i>Pro Futuris</i>.
6/16/2014
June 15, 2014
Guest column by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr about the hundreds of Baylor students studying abroad this summer or serving on University-sponsored mission trips that help bring hope and encouragement to some of the world’s poorest people. Specifically, Judge Starr writes about a week-long inspirational journey of a group of 30 Baylor alumni and friends led by Todd Still, Ph.D., The William H. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures at Truett Seminary. The journey took the Baylor delegation to magnificent Grecian ports of call in retracing the Apostle Paul’s second missionary journey.
5/28/2014
May 25, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted in this article about the pros and cons of the federal government creating a ratings system for America’s 7,000 colleges and universities.
5/21/2014
May 20, 2014
Baylor University and Baptist General Convention of Texas boards have approved the sale of the convention’s Baptist Building in Dallas to the university for its Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted about how the action will enhance the nursing school’s ministry and Baylor’s growing partnership with the Baylor Health Care System.
5/19/2014
Judge Ken Starr addressed the graduates of the Baylor Class of 2014, challenging them to a 1-8 mission.
5/16/2014
Should student-athletes unionize? The National Labor Relations Board’s regional director thinks yes, characterizing Northwestern football players as "employees." This misguided ruling has far-reaching legal, regulatory and financial implications that will significantly and adversely affect the future of intercollegiate athletics.
5/14/2014
Since its founding in 1845, Baylor University has pursued academic excellence grounded in a deep Christian faith. Today's leaders continue to carry this torch passed down from generation to generation.
5/14/2014
May 13, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr voiced opposition to a regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are technically school employees and thus entitled to collective bargaining rights. Judge Starr testified before a hearing of the House Education and Workforce Committee in Washington D.C. last Thursday.
5/9/2014
May 9, 2014
As the National Labor Relations Board weighs a key decision on whether some college athletes may unionize, advocates on both sides of the issue are taking their cause to the halls of Congress. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr testified Thursday before the House Education and Workforce Committee that negotiating improvements for athletes would create an unequal system in which the university would have to treat some of its athletes differently depending on whether they qualified to be part of the union.
5/9/2014
May 8, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr testified Thursday at a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing in Washington D.C., that, if college football players were allowed the right to form a union, it would stir up a "hornet's nest" of problems.
5/9/2014
May 8, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was among the witnesses who testified Thursday at a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., about the detrimental effects that would flow from allowing college athletes to unionize.
5/9/2014
May 9, 2014
Lawmakers aired starkly contrasting views about what collective bargaining for college athletes would mean at a Congressional hearing on Thursday called in response to Northwestern University football players’ bid to unionize. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was among those who testified before the House Education and Workforce Committee.
5/9/2014
May 9, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr testified Thursday at a congressional hearing that allowing college athletes on scholarship to unionize would destabilize college athletics.
5/9/2014
May 9, 2014
AUDIO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr voiced strong opposition Thursday to a regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are technically school employees and thus entitled to collective bargaining rights. Judge Starr testified before a hearing of the House Education and Workforce Committee in Washington D.C.
5/8/2014
May 8, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr voiced strong opposition Thursday to a regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are technically school employees and thus entitled to collective bargaining rights. Judge Starr testified before a hearing of the House Education and Workforce Committee in Washington D.C.
5/8/2014
May 8, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr testified today at a hearing before the House Education and Workforce Committee in Washington D.C., where he said he was strongly opposed to a ruling made by the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board in favor of allowing college football players at Northwestern the right to form a union.
5/8/2014
May 8, 2014
Testifying today before the House Education and Workforce Committee in Washington D.C., Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr called the recent National Labor Relations Board decision “misguided” and questioned whether the ruling that allowed Northwestern University football players to unionize could have broader implications for other extracurricular activities.
5/8/2014
May 8, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr testified today at a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing in Washington D.C., and said he imagined a "hornet's nest" of problems if college football players were allowed the right to form a union.
5/1/2014
On this first day of May, with spring in full bloom, please accept my warm greetings from Baylor's stunningly beautiful campus.
4/29/2014
Baylor University is committed to ensuring the safety of all individuals on Baylor's campuses and involved in Baylor's programs, especially minor children (under 18 years of age).
4/15/2014
April 14, 2014
The town of West, Texas, will hold an observance ceremony on the one-year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion on April 17. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will speak and the Baylor Singing Seniors will perform.
4/15/2014
April 15, 2014
Opinion piece mentions a recent Washington Post column by Kathleen Parker ("Dershowitz and Starr: A matter of principle," March 27), which recounted the views of Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz at a symposium on the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case. The symposium was co-sponsored by Baylor University and the Institute for Studies of Religion and the Religious Freedom Project of Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed the original story.)
4/3/2014
April 2, 2014
Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White hosted an open house April 1 at the new Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities, which includes the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic (BARC) and the Clinic for Assessment, Research and Education (CARE). The article quotes Bayloro President and Chancellor Ken Starr; and Eric Robinson, Ph.D., BCDD director and associate professor of educational psychology at Baylor's School of Education; Baylor First Lady Alice Starr; and Drayton McLane Jr., BBA '58, Baylor Regent Emeritus and chair of the board of trustees for Scott & White Healthcare. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
4/1/2014
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.
3/31/2014
March 30, 2014
VIDEO LINK: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who has argued 36 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court – 25 while U.S. Solicitor General from 1989 to 1993 - provided guest commentary on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby that challenges the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate. Judge Starr appeared live from South Bend, Ind., where he was attended the Baylor Lady Bears’ NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship regional games.
3/27/2014
“Today this event assumes a more majestic quality because of our ability together to affirm the historic role that people of faith have played in the history of this country and the constitutional protections those who profess and express their faith have always demanded and cherished.”
3/26/2014
March 25, 2014
Syndicated Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker writes about the “On Topic” forum in Washington, D.C., between Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz. The two discussed the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court, in which the justices will decide whether employers with religious objections may refuse to provide their workers with insurance coverage for contraceptives as mandated in the Affordable Care Act. The conversation between Starr and Dershowitz, televised by C-SPAN, was the inaugural event in a new religious liberty partnership between Baylor University and its Institute for Studies of Religion and the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
3/25/2014
March 25, 2014
Article on the discussion of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby between former U.S. Solicitor General and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz at Monday's "On Topic" event in Washington, D.C. (This story was placed by Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications.)
3/25/2014
March 24, 2014
VIDEO: The day before the Supreme Court was to hear oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, former U.S. Solicitor General and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz discussed the case related to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that private businesses employee health insurance policies include contraceptive coverage. The "On Topic" event in Washington, D.C., was co-sponsored by Baylor University and its Institute for Studies of Religion and the Religious Freedom Project of Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
3/25/2014
March 25, 2014
Column by Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion, writes about current religious liberty court cases, including Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Kidd cites Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr's recent op-ed in National Review Online tha laid out legal implications of the Hobby Lobby case.
3/25/2014
March 24, 2014
Editorial in the Tyler Morning Telegraph based on Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr's op-ed in USA TODAY that laid out a legal argument in the religious liberty case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, argued March 25 in the U.S. Supreme Court.
3/25/2014
March 24, 2014
Article on the court battle over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate includes the legal perspective of former U.S. Solicitor General and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
3/24/2014
March 24, 2014
Article on the legal battle over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate includes the perspective of Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who served as U.S. Solicitor General from 1989-1993. Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby will be argued this week in the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether a for-profit corporation has the same conscience rights as its individual owners do.
3/24/2014
March 23, 2014
Op-ed by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr on the closely watched Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case, which will be argued March 25 in the Supreme Court of the United States. Starr, who served as U.S. Solicitor General from 1989-1993, writes that the issue is whether the owners of Hobby Lobby “have an enforceable freedom-of-conscience right not to provide several contraceptive methods to the crafts company's employees” and how the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) “requires the federal government to provide a very strong (‘compelling’) justification for imposing a regulatory requirement that ‘substantially burdens’ the free exercise of religion.” (This op-ed was placed by Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications.)
3/23/2014
From humble beginnings in the 1970s in their Oklahoma City garage, David and Barbara Green launched what is now the sprawling nationwide commercial enterprise, Hobby Lobby. Their company - now owned entirely by five members of the Green family - is now at the epicenter of an important legal battle over the breathtaking reach of the Affordable Care Act. At issue is whether - due to the Greens' deeply held religious objections - the Hobby Lobby owners have an enforceable freedom-of-conscience right not to provide several contraceptive methods (four out of the 20 ACA-required methods) to the crafts company's employees. The Supreme Court will hear oral argument in this closely watched case on March 25.
3/20/2014
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.
3/19/2014
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.
3/7/2014
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.
3/6/2014
Every year, the Baylor family pauses early in the spring semester to look back across the seventeen decades of our institution's glorious history. On a very special day, we gather in community to celebrate that historic first day of February — in 1845 — when Baylor University was chartered by the Republic of Texas.
3/4/2014
Feb. 28, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who served as Solicitor General of the United States from 1989-93 and has argued 36 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, spoke at King Hall at UC Davis School of Law on Feb. 25, delivering remarks on the closely watched U.S. Supreme Court case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
2/25/2014
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.
2/21/2014
Feb. 21, 2014
On Sunday night after the Olympics, KCEN-TV co-anchor Nikki Laurenzo will air a special feature on Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr about the university's recent successes in academics and athletics, the excitement surrounding McLane Stadium and what's in Baylor's future.
2/20/2014
With great anticipation, we eagerly look forward to the next chapter in Baylor's unfolding history as we commence the search for our next Provost.
2/14/2014
Feb. 13, 2014
Pastors and faith leaders from across the country, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, met with members of the House Republican Conference in Washington, D.C. Texas Congressman Bill Flores is quoted calling Starr "a renowned leader regarding religious freedom."
2/12/2014
A surge of green and gold swept Washington, D.C., last week, as Baylor President Ken Starr led a group of Baylor representatives (both administrators and students) to the nation’s capital for a week of events. Highlights of Judge Starr’s D.C. trip included continued discussions with Baylor partners Georgetown University and the well-respected Gallup Poll; meetings [...]
2/12/2014
President and Chancellor Ken Starr writes about the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case, which is scheduled to be argued before the United States Supreme Court March 25.
2/6/2014
Feb. 5, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr attended the "Faith Leaders GOP Meetup" Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol, which marked the first formal opportunity of 2014 for religious advocates to take part in a round-table discussion with legislators.
1/29/2014
This is a terrible tragedy that saddens us all. It is at difficult times like these that we are encouraged to remember that we serve a loving God who cares for the brokenhearted and is near to the downcast.
1/29/2014
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.
1/29/2014
Jan. 28, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was in Lubbock Tuesday, along with a group of Baylor Law School alumni, many of whom now work for Texas Tech. Starr said the goal of the meeting was to talk about the status and stability of the Big 12 as a whole.
1/27/2014
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.
1/27/2014
Jan. 24, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr presented a TEDxYouth talk on "Restoring the Culture of Freedom" on Nov. 9, 2013 at Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland, where he focused on the expectations society holds of the justice system and how these expectations are met on a daily basis. The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
1/24/2014
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2014) - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will welcome Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Baylor's Armstrong Browning Library.
1/22/2014
Jan. 21, 2014
Baylor's Faculty Senate has voted to award a special resolution to Baylor President and Chancellor Judge Ken Starr. The article quotes Jim H. Patton, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, psychology and biomedical studies and chair of the Faculty Senate, and Judge Starr.
1/22/2014
Jan. 22, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr spoke at a Martin Luther King Jr. candlelight vigil on Monday. He called education "a bridge for everyone" and said the bonds between Baylor and the Waco community are strong and could be stronger.
1/16/2014
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.
1/13/2014
Jan. 12, 2014
Column by the Star-Telegram's Mac Engel about Baylor has slowly built into one of the top athletic departments in the nation. Quotes former Regent Harold Cunningham and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
1/6/2014
Jan. 1, 2014
VIDEO: The day before the Fiesta Bowl, Baylor and UCF fans gathered together gave back to the Phoenix community by packing more than 1,800 emergency food boxes at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. Includes an interview with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
1/6/2014
Dec 31, 2013
VIDEO: The success of the Baylor football team has given the university another platform to reach out to the community, including in Phoenix, the site of the Fiesta Bowl, as Baylor and UCF fans volunteered to pack more than 1,800 emergency food boxes at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. Includes an interview with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
1/6/2014
Jan. 5, 2014
Column by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr about how Baylor and UCF students, parents, alumni and administrators gathered together at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance in northwest Phoenix to pack more than 1,800 emergency food boxes to help families struggling to meet the basic necessities of life. Here at home, the Texas Hunger Initiative -- a project of Baylor's School of Social Work -- collaborates with food banks around the country to ensure food security for all Americans, especially residents of the Lone Star State.
1/6/2014
Dec. 31, 2013
VIDEO: Baylor and UCF fans who traveled out west for the Fiesta Bowl found a way to stay busy the day before the game by lending a helping hand and packing more than 1,800 emergency food boxes at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix. Includes interviews with UCF President John Hitt and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
1/5/2014
In the midst of Fiesta Bowl festivities last week, Baylor students, parents and administrators gathered together in northwest Phoenix to do a small part in lending that helping hand. Baylor Bears became good neighbors to our gracious hosts in the Valley of the Sun.
1/2/2014
Dec. 31, 2013
VIDEO: A contingent from Baylor University joined with fans of the University of Central Florida in downtown Phoenix to pack thousands of pounds of food at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance to help Arizonans in need. Interviewed about the joint effort before the Fiesta Bowl is Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
1/2/2014
Dec. 31, 2013
VIDEO: A contingent from Baylor University, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, joined with fans of the University of Central Florida in downtown Phoenix to pack thousands of pounds of food at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance to help Arizonans in need.
1/2/2014
Dec. 31, 2013
VIDEO: A contingent from Baylor University, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, joined with fans of the University of Central Florida in downtown Phoenix to pack thousands of pounds of food at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance to help Arizonans in need.
1/2/2014
Dec. 31, 2013
VIDEO: A contingent from Baylor University joined with fans of the University of Central Florida in downtown Phoenix to pack thousands of pounds of food at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance to help Arizonans in need. Interviewed about the joint effort before the Fiesta Bowl is Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
12/22/2013
Last weekend, Baylor University was honored to co-sponsor a global conference in Rome, the Eternal City, on religious liberty. The Rome conference was organized over a two-year period by Baylor's new partner in the vital quest for religious freedom worldwide, Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
12/20/2013
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.
12/19/2013
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.
12/19/2013
May God richly bless each of you this Christmas and in the New Year!
12/16/2013
Dec. 13, 2013
Op-ed by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr regarding Christian persecution that undermines hope for democracy in the Middle East. Judge Starr delivered a keynote address at an international conference on "Christianity and Freedom" Dec. 13-14 in Rome, co-sponsored by Georgetown and Baylor. (This op-ed was placed by Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications.)
12/16/2013
Dec. 13, 2013
Op-ed by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr regarding Christian persecution that undermines hope for democracy in the Middle East. Judge Starr delivered a keynote address at an international conference on "Christianity and Freedom" Dec. 13-14 in Rome, co-sponsored by Georgetown and Baylor. (This op-ed was placed by Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications.)
12/13/2013
Dec. 13, 2013
Q&A with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr about the challenges facing higher education as tuition rises, student loan debts accumulate and recent graduates struggle to find jobs.
12/12/2013
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Ed and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Fla., that will create the Ed and Denise Crenshaw Student Commons within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. The $100 million, 275,000-square-foot Foster Campus will provide a new home for the University's nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business.
12/9/2013
Dec. 8, 2013
Column by Baylor senior Baylor Business Fellow Danny Huizinga about the importance of promoting religious freedom internationally. Quoted in the column is Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who will participate in an international conference on Christianity and its contribution to religious freedom this week in Rome. The conference is co-sponsored by Georgetown University's Religious Freedom Project and co-sponsored by Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion.
12/6/2013
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.
12/4/2013
Dec. 3, 2013
Opinion piece by Baylor and Chancellor President Ken Starr (originally published in the Dallas Morning News) about the impact on the culture, institutions of freedom and U.S. national security stemming from increased persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Next month in Rome, Georgetown University in partnership with Baylor will showcase the findings of a two-year study on Christianity and freedom and confront questions such as what happens to the Middle East if Christians flee.
12/4/2013
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.
12/4/2013
Dec. 3, 2013
Nine Texas university leaders, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, signed a letter sent to the Texas congressional delegation, sharing their concerns about the effects of automatic federal spending cuts on university research and education.
11/22/2013
Baylor's internationally-renowned Institute for Studies of Religion will co-sponsor with the Georgetown University Religious Freedom Project "Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives" on December 13 and 14 in Rome.
11/22/2013
President Starr participated in a debate on the "Current State and Possible Future of Religious Liberty in America" as part of Georgetown University's Religious Freedom Project capstone conference in October.
11/21/2013
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.
11/20/2013
As we approach Thanksgiving week and eagerly look forward to the joys of Christmas, it is a great blessing to bring greetings from Baylor’s beautiful campus at this wonderful time of year. The act of gathering together as a family to give thanks represents a hallowed tradition in America. It is also a welcome ritual we in Baylor Nation enthusiastically embrace.
11/15/2013
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and the department of classics will welcome Dirk Obbink, Ph.D., to lecture on ancient Biblical texts at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the basement of the Armstrong Browning Library.
11/13/2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/13/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/13/2013
Nov. 13, 2013
AUDIO: Radio segment on Baylor President Ken Starr's recent contract expansion and new title of chancellor, which means he will work to "boost Baylor's presence on the national and international stage."
11/13/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/13/2013
Nov. 11, 2013
The Tower Magazine, which focuses its coverage on geopolitical trends in the Middle East, quotes Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr from his Nov. 11, 2013 op-ed in the Dallas Morning News regarding anti-Christian violence in the Middle East. Starr wrote that "if Middle Eastern countries continue to repress and expel their Christian populations, the fading prospect of stable, free societies will virtually disappear."
11/12/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand and mission nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/12/2013
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.
11/12/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand and mission nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/12/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand and mission nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/12/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand and mission nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/12/2013
Nov. 8, 2013
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was quoted in reference to a debate over allowing cameras into Supreme Court hearings.
11/12/2013
Nov. 12, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr now also will serve as the University's chancellor, a role that will give him greater responsibilities in promoting the Baylor brand and mission nationally and internationally. Regents voted to extend Starr's contract and appoint him to the additional post of chancellor.
11/11/2013
Nov. 11, 2013
(SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED) Opinion piece by Baylor President Ken Starr about the impact on the culture, institutions of freedom and U.S. national security stemming from increased persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Next month in Rome, Georgetown University in partnership with Baylor will showcase the findings of a two-year study on Christianity and freedom and confront questions such as what happens to the Middle East if Christians flee.
11/11/2013
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.
11/11/2013
Nov. 11, 2013
(SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED) Opinion piece by Baylor President Ken Starr about the impact on the culture, institutions of freedom and U.S. national security stemming from increased persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Next month in Rome, Georgetown University in partnership with Baylor will showcase the findings of a two-year study on Christianity and freedom and confront questions such as what happens to the Middle East if Christians flee.
11/8/2013
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2013) - Is it really better to give than to receive? That question, along with many others, will be discussed at a lecture hosted by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and presented by Stephen Post, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Kayser Auditorium of the Hankamer School of Business.
11/4/2013
Nov. 1, 2013
Editorial advocating placing cameras in the Supreme Court quotes former U.S. Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr, who believes cameras in the courtroom are a way to counter the collapse of civic education, as "the costs are modest to none and the benefits are a legion and powerful."
10/31/2013
Oct. 18, 2013
VIDEO: Baylor President Ken Starr, E.J. Dionne with The Washington Post and Ross Douthat with The New York Times engaged in a keynote conversation about the past, present and future state of religious freedom in America during a conference on "Freedom to Flourish: Is Religious Freedom Necessary for Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy?" sponsored by the Religious Freedom Project and held Oct. 9-10 at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University.
10/28/2013
Oct. 27, 2013
Former Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr, who advocates for cameras in the Supreme Court as a way to positively impact civic education, joined Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and other distinguished panelists for a discussion on transparency and the Supreme Court. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hosted the event Oct. 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
10/28/2013
Oct. 27, 2013
Former Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr joined former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor and other distinguished panelists for a discussion on transparency and the Supreme Court. Judge Starr is quoted that it is "time to bring technology into the courts and update them to modern standards." The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hosted the event Oct. 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
10/28/2013
Oct. 27, 2013
Former Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr joined former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor and other distinguished panelists for a discussion on transparency and the Supreme Court. Judge Starr is quoted about financial conflicts of interest and how cameras would further open the court to the public and provide civic education. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hosted the event Oct. 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
10/28/2013
Oct. 27, 2013
Former Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr joined former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor and other distinguished panelists for a discussion on transparency and the Supreme Court. Judge Starr is quoted about how cameras in the court would have a positive impact on civic education. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hosted the event Oct. 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
10/28/2013
Oct. 27, 2013
Former Solicitor General and Baylor President Ken Starr joined former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor and other distinguished panelists for a discussion on transparency and the Supreme Court. Judge Starr is quoted about the "awe-inspiring" nature of the court and how access to the deliberations "could only increase the public's knowledge of the court." The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hosted the event Oct. 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
10/22/2013
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2013) -- Melissa Rogers, Special Assistant to the President and executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Audrey Rowe, administrator of Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for the USDA in Washington, D.C., will be among the keynote speakers at the annual "Together at the Table: Hunger Summit" Oct. 24-25 at Baylor University
10/18/2013
Oct. 18, 2013
Sporting News reporter Matt Hayes visited the Baylor campus this week to report on "the new craze in college football" and Baylor's new Baylor Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River. Quoted are Baylor President Ken Starr, Coach Art Briles and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw.
10/17/2013
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 http://www.kiplinger.com/links/college.
10/15/2013
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.
10/14/2013
Oct. 11, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr and Darryl Tippens, Ph.D., provost of Pepperdine University, participated in a faculty dinner Monday evening on ACU campus where they shared ideas about how to build a strong faculty at a Christian university.
10/11/2013
Oct. 10, 2013
Baylor University President Ken Starr said in a speech at John W. Pope Institute for Higher Education Policy that American universities need to reinstitute stronger academics and morality.
10/7/2013
Oct. 4, 2013
VIDEO: Baylor President Ken Starr joined University of North Carolina Board of Governors Chairman Peter Hans for a program at the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in Raleigh, N.C., and outlined some key educational challenges facing today's universities.
10/4/2013

Judge Starr visits Africa to see students' and alums' work firsthand


Baylor President Ken Starr spent several days in Africa in July to get a first-hand look at the work being done by Baylor students through discipline-specific mission trips, study abroad and partnerships with missions groups like Buckner International.

10/4/2013
Baylor University President Ken Starr joined University of North Carolina Board of Governors Chairman Peter Hans for a discussion on "American Higher Education: Working Hard...or Hardly Working" during a program at the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy on Oct. 3.
10/2/2013
WACO, Texas (Oct. 2, 2013) -- Obamacare, pulpit electioneering and public faith initiatives -- issues that challenge traditional Baptist commitments to the separation of church and state-- will be examined by Blake Ellis, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Lone Star College-CyFair, in an Oct. 10 lecture at Baylor University.
9/27/2013
Sept. 23, 2013
Article on the 28th Annual International Prayer Breakfast, which was held at the U.N. headquarters in New York and featured Os Guinness, mentions Baylor University's recent "On Topic with Ken Starr," for which Guinness was the featured guest.
9/18/2013
Sept. 17, 2013
VIDEO LINK: Baylor President Ken Starr spoke at Tyler Junior College on Constitution Day, about the history and intent of the nation's founding document, as well as the process of amending the Constitution.
9/18/2013
Sept. 17, 2013
VIDEO LINK: Baylor President Ken Starr spoke at Tyler Junior College on Constitution Day, about the history and intent of the nation's founding document, as well as the process of amending the Constitution.
9/18/2013
Sept. 17, 2013
Article about Constitution Day includes comments from Baylor President and constitutional scholar Ken Starr from an opinion piece he wrote in honor of Constitution Day 2012 about the history of the nation's founding document and how it has stood the test of time.
9/18/2013
Sept. 17, 2013
Baylor President Ken Starr spoke at Tyler Junior College on Constitution Day 2013, celebrating the "miracle" that is the U.S. Constitution. Judge Starr urged an audience of primarily high school and college students to emulate the mindset of the founding fathers: "We have different perspectives, different views, but we need to come together in the spirit of friendship and find common ground..."
9/17/2013
Sept. 16, 2013
VIDEO INCLUDED: Story about the agreement signed by Baylor President Ken Starr and MCC President Johnette McKown to develop a three-year pilot program to help students transfer more easily between the two institutions.
9/17/2013
Sept. 16, 2013
VIDEO INCLUDED: Story about the agreement signed by Baylor President Ken Starr and MCC President Johnette McKown to develop a three-year pilot program to help students transfer more easily between the two institutions.
9/17/2013
Sept. 17, 2013
Article about the agreement signed by Baylor President Ken Starr and MCC President Johnette McKown to develop a three-year pilot program to help students transfer more easily between the two institutions.
9/16/2013
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.
9/16/2013
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Religion played a key role in the revolution that brought an independent Texas republic into existence, and today, religion thrives in the State of Texas, with perhaps a greater diversity of faiths than in any other state.
9/11/2013
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2013) - From Eve to Mary and all the ladies in between, the women of the Bible hold much importance in Christian history, most Baylor students would agree.
9/10/2013
The University is moving forward expeditiously to implement - on its own - a number of the changes that were contemplated by the Transition Agreement.
9/7/2013
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.
9/6/2013
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.
9/6/2013
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.
8/30/2013
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2013) - As students across the nation head back to school, a team of multidisciplinary researchers with Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) and Hankamer School of Business - funded by a $2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation - are on track to better understand the vast landscape of summer and afterschool federal child nutrition programs and what can be done to improve them, such as through the development of a fiscally sustainable year-round business model.
8/29/2013
Welcome to academic year 2013- 2014. Baylor University, as we proudly say, older than the State of Texas itself. A glorious past, and by God's grace, a bright future.
8/27/2013
On August 27, 2013, President Ken Starr delivered a convocation the following message to the faculty, staff and students of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
8/5/2013
WACO, Texas (Aug. 5, 2013) - The Texas Hunger Initiative-Waco Regional Office is now housed within Caritas of Waco as the two organizations make plans to work in close collaboration in local anti-hunger efforts.
8/5/2013
Aug. 4, 2013
Guest column by Baylor President Ken Starr who is in Kenya with the University's longtime missions partner Buckner International and visited several thriving missions such as Seed of Hope, the Kay School, Herbert H. Reynolds Ministry Center and the Reynolds Community School. In Kitale, Kenya, Baylor students like Abby Humphrey and Rachel Wells are serving with Buckner's Project Go, a summer program that transforms the lives of college students by enabling them to serve the world's neediest children.
8/4/2013
KITALE, Kenya -- "Hope shines here." That's the rallying cry of Baylor University's longtime partner, Buckner International, and it's heard loud and clear here on the beautiful but impoverished western edge of Kenya.
8/1/2013
This summer, hundreds of Baylor University students have left the comforts of home to embark on mission trips literally around the globe. In a time of rancor and polarization in America, Baylor Bears are quietly and energetically reaching out to serve some of the neediest people on the planet, including here in East Africa. They are sowing seeds of peace.
8/1/2013
August 1, 2013
A column by President Ken Starr on Baylor students' mission trips to Africa this summer. Pre-med students, engineers and student athletes travelled to Kibera, Nairobi to use their gifts to serve God through serving the Kibera community.
7/29/2013
Dear Baylor Nation, I am happy to report that the litigation over the removal of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center has come to an end. The judge has removed the temporary restraining order that prevented us from moving ahead with our construction schedule which is so vital to the timely completion of our new Stadium. We are grateful that Baylor can now move forward.
7/19/2013
WACO, Texas (July 19, 2013) - At its annual July retreat, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to take significant steps forward on two substantial University projects that have been proposed: an alumni event center at Baylor Stadium and the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which would create a new home for the University's nationally-ranked Hankamer School of Business.
7/15/2013
July 12, 2013
First Baptist Church of West, Texas, received nearly $300,000 from a Baylor University fund established after the fertilizer plant explosion that partially flattened the city in April. Baylor President Ken Starr is quoted in the article.
7/11/2013
As I shared with Baylor Nation last month, Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association worked collaboratively and cooperatively for ten months to bring about a new day at Baylor -- to agree on a pathway that would re-unite the Baylor family and allow all of Baylor Nation to come together.
7/10/2013
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.
6/10/2013
June 9, 2013
An historic $35 million gift from Baylor alumnus Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, will support the construction of both a new campus for Baylor's business school and the new on-campus football stadium. Foster and Baylor President Ken Starr are quoted in the article.
6/10/2013
Today, allow me to share the good news of another important milestone for Baylor Nation -- an historic agreement between the leadership of Baylor University and the leadership of the independent Baylor Alumni Association. We have come together and agreed to fashion a single, comprehensive, university-based alumni engagement program.
6/7/2013
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2013) - The Texas Hunger Initiative will host a free viewing of the documentary A Place at the Table, from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 10 at the Mayborn Museum Complex on the Baylor University campus. Afterward there will be a discussion featuring Matt Hess, Executive Director of World Hunger Relief, Inc., Gaynor Yancy, Ph. D., professor in the School of Social Work and Cheryl Pooler, social worker for the Waco ISD Homeless Outreach Services.
6/6/2013
May 30, 2013
An historic $35 million gift from Baylor alumnus Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, will support the University's campaign to construct the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Foster's gift also will support Baylor Stadium. Foster and Baylor President Ken Starr are quoted in the article.
6/6/2013
May 29, 2013
Gen. William K. Suter, who is retiring after 22 years as clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, named Baylor President Ken Starr as one of the four former U.S. Solicitors General on his list of the most impressive lawyers to have argued before the Court.
6/5/2013
June 5, 2013
An historic $35 million gift from Baylor alumnus Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, will support the University's campaign to construct the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Foster's gift also will support Baylor Stadium. Foster, Baylor President Ken Starr and Board of Regents Chair Richard Willis are quoted in the article.
6/5/2013
June 5, 2013
An historic $35 million gift from Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, will support the University's campaign to construct the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Foster's gift also will support Baylor Stadium. Quoted in the article are Baylor President Ken Starr and Terry Maness, DBA, dean of the Hankamer School of Business.
6/4/2013
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.
5/21/2013
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2013) - The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Waco as one of 21 cities nationwide to participate in a leadership academy that will help the city reduce childhood hunger by leveraging federal funding.
5/18/2013
We are in a time and place of remembrance. We chose to be adorned in the centuries-old custom of cap and gown. Efficiency and cost-cutting experts might well advise: "Just send the diploma via email. Why all this pomp and circumstance? It's a lot of trouble to be here." But we do so because of one word: tradition.
5/17/2013
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.
5/7/2013
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.
5/7/2013
As the spring semester winds to a close, over the past two weeks Baylor University has celebrated the success of not one — but two — $100 million fundraising programs, thanks to the faithful and generous support of Baylor Nation who stepped forward with gifts of all sizes to bring Baylor Stadium and the President’s Scholarship Initiative to reality.
4/30/2013
The tragic events in the nearby town of West, Texas have deeply impacted and saddened the Baylor community. At the same time, they have called forth a powerful demonstration of the Christian mission and character of this great University. Through acts of service, sacrifice and generosity, the Baylor family both near and far have responded actively and compassionately to this terrible tragedy. As a result, we have demonstrated to our neighbors in West, and to the nation, the very essence of Baylor University.
4/30/2013
The 12 first responders who died battling the fire that led to last week's explosion in West, Texas, were remembered during a memorial service in the Ferrell Center Thursday afternoon. Baylor University was honored to provide the site for the service, which was organized by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Texas LODD Task Force
4/23/2013
(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.
4/18/2013
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.
4/15/2013
April 15, 2013
Former U.S. Sen. and Nobel Peace Prize nominee George Mitchell will be the featured guest Tuesday for Baylor University's "On Topic" series with Baylor President Ken Starr.
4/15/2013
April 14, 2013
Op-ed by Baylor President Ken Starr about improving civic education in our country and how Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's iCivics program has provided an outstanding example of a vibrant, curriculum-driven strategy to engage today's young people in the active practice of democracy. iCivics is now a cornerstone of the flourishing partnership between Baylor's School of Education, the Baylor Law School and the Waco and Midway Independent School Districts.
4/11/2013
Despite some tremendous results in helping reduce hunger across the state, Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) has flown somewhat under the radar since its founding in 2009. But no longer. A series of sponsorships and grants from corporate foundations like Walmart and ConAgra Foods, coupled with contracts like this $3.5 million deal with the [...]
4/9/2013
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.
4/9/2013
April 5, 2013
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Baylor University President Ken Starr is quoted in an article about a conference held at Harvard, 'Civics Education: Why It Matters to Democracy, Society and You.' Retired Supreme Court Justices David Souter and Sandra Day O'Connor also attended.
4/8/2013
Baylor University President Ken Starr, a personal friend of Lady Margaret Thatcher, reflected on the passing of the former British Prime Minister.
4/2/2013
Our hearts are broken. We thought we could — and would — do it: Back-to-back national championships by our beloved Lady Bears and their (already) legendary Hall of Fame Coach, Baylor's incomparable Kim Mulkey.
3/26/2013
March 26, 2013
The Supreme Court is hearing two cases this week that could be decisive for same-sex marriage. Charles J. Cooper will defend Proposition 8, the gay marriage ban California voters passed in 2008. President Ken Starr, a good friend of Cooper, comments on Cooper's great and abiding respect for traditions embodied in law.
3/22/2013
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2013) - Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion will host Paul Harvey, Ph.D., for a lecture titled, "The Battle for Jesus During the Civil War." The lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer School of Business, 1428 S. Fifth St. It will be a discussion of America's religious history, particularly during the mid-19th century.
3/21/2013
WACO, Texas (March 18, 2013) - The Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) at Baylor University has received a $3.5 million Community Partnership Program (CPP) contract from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) that will allow THI to develop an innovative statewide public-private partnership to expand access to food and health care for low-income Texas families through community-based research and programmatic activities.
3/12/2013
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.
3/5/2013
The immigration debate is now in full swing. Historically, the president's State of the Union address sets out his policy agenda; the party in opposition is given an opportunity to respond; pundits then weigh in on whether the president can achieve his goals. As debates are unfolding in Congress, one thing is clear: Partisan wrangling of the past several sessions may actually subside on this vitally important set of issues.
3/4/2013
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.
3/1/2013
WACO, Texas (Mar. 1, 2013) - Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion welcomes guest lecturer Marvin Olasky, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of the World News Group, for "Rafting the Political Rapids."
2/28/2013
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.
2/21/2013
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.
2/21/2013
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.
2/18/2013
Today is special. On this Presidents’ Day, our nation once again honors the vision and sacrifice of both General George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln. At Baylor, February also is the month when we honor inspirational leaders who, in their era, have had a lasting impact on our University.
2/11/2013
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.
2/11/2013
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.
2/8/2013
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.
2/5/2013
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.
1/28/2013
Jan. 26, 2013
On Friday, Baylor dedicated the new Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center and honored the contributions of Jim and Nell Hawkins of Waco, who generously provided the lead gift to turn the dream of an indoor tennis center into a reality.
1/25/2013
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.
1/25/2013
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.
1/25/2013
Something as simple as a wholesome breakfast can make a world of difference when it comes to a child's education.
1/23/2013
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.
12/20/2012
With warmest greetings of the season from your beautiful campus home, we wish you a joyous Christmas and a blessed New Year.
12/15/2012
Welcome to the Paul J. Meyer Arena here at the Ferrell Center. Congratulations! What a great day! A day when dreams come true.
12/14/2012
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.
11/19/2012
Happy Thanksgiving from the beautiful campus of Baylor University! This week, millions of Americans will gather together to renew a hallowed national tradition launched almost four centuries ago on the shores of Cape Cod at Plymouth Colony.
11/2/2012
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.
11/1/2012
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 <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/homecoming" target="_new""><b>www.baylor.edu/homecoming</b></a></b>.
10/30/2012
Oct. 30, 2012
President Ken Starr has named Kenneth L. Hall as Baylor's new senior vice president for university development and strategic initiatives.
10/29/2012
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.
10/16/2012
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.
10/16/2012
Oct. 14, 2012
Guest column by former Baylor Law School professor Mark Osler, now at the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minnesota, who writes about influence vs. power and how that has applied at Baylor under the leadership of President Starr.
9/28/2012
Sept. 27, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr will speak at West Virginia College of Law as part of a continuing education series for members of the West Virginia State Bar.
9/28/2012
Sept. 27, 2012
Photo feature on Baylor President Ken Starr and Waco ISD Superintendent Bonny Cain who exchange their usual business attire for western duds to show their support for the HOT Fair and Rodeo in Waco.
9/28/2012
Sept. 27, 2012
Photo feature on Baylor President Ken Starr and Waco ISD Superintendent Bonny Cain who exchange their usual business attire for western duds to show their support for the HOT Fair and Rodeo in Waco.
9/27/2012
Sept. 27, 2012
President Ken Starr will travel to Morgantown, W. Va. as part of a continuing education series for members of the West Virginia State Bar.
9/27/2012
Sept. 27, 2012
President Ken Starr will travel to Morgantown, W. Va. as part of a continuing education series for members of the West Virginia State Bar.
9/25/2012
Sept. 24, 2012
President Starr visits Lubbock Christian University to present "Voices of Faith in the Public Square" with Tim Perrin, sixth president of LCU.
9/17/2012
Sept. 17, 2012
On Constitution Day, Baylor President Ken Starr authors a guest column about the history of the U.S. Constitution and how our nation's founding document has stood the test of time.
9/13/2012
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.
9/13/2012
Sept. 13, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr spoke at the Temple Cultural Activities Center as the United Way of Central Texas kicked off its new campaign. (Subscription required to read full text.)
9/12/2012
Sept. 12, 2012
Baylor President Judge Ken Starr will be the guest speaker at Wednesday's United Way of Central Texas annual campaign dinner.
9/4/2012
Sept. 4, 2012
Diversity is on the rise at Baylor as Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of the student body and are ranked the second-largest student population on campus.
President Ken Starr, Dr. Liz Palacios, dean for student development, and Amanda Torres, coordinator of multicultural recruitment were interviewed for the article.
8/30/2012
The fall semester is once again under way at Baylor. Already, our beautiful campus is a veritable beehive of energy and activity.
8/29/2012
WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2012) - Baylor University today celebrated the midpoint of construction on the Jim and Nell Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center with a "Topping Out" ceremony at the site of the new facility. Made a reality through a generous lead gift from Waco residents Jim and Nell Hawkins, the center will propel the Baylor Tennis program to new heights.
8/22/2012
WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2012) -- Baylor University's Staff Council announced today the Endowed Scholarship Fund Honoring Baylor Staff has reached its goal and will begin disbursing funds to students in fall 2012.
8/20/2012
To express appreciation for our continuing collaboration, the Waco Symphony Association has generously offered a discount of $20 off the purchase of season tickets (which normally range from $75 - $200 per person) for any Baylor faculty or staff member.
8/18/2012
Chron.com: (Aug. 17, 2012) The end of summer marks the launch of the new school year, including the arrival - or return - of 1.5 million students studying at Texas' 146 institutions of higher learning. This is a time of opportunity and promise, but also of pressing challenges for higher education, both in Texas and beyond.
8/10/2012
WACO, Texas (Aug. 10, 2012)- As summer nears an end, nearly 500 Baylor students will receive their diplomas during Baylor University's annual summer commencement at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Ferrell Center. Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary will hold its commencement ceremony for 32 graduates at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the seminary's Powell Chapel.
8/6/2012
August 3, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr weighs in on who controls the U.S. Supreme Court during a panel discussion on "The Roberts Court Year Six: Is It Still the Kennedy Court?" at the ABA annual meeting.
7/23/2012
July 22, 2012
An article covering Baylor's journey from conference uncertainty to approving a new $250 million stadium.
7/23/2012
July 22, 2012
An article covering Baylor's journey from conference uncertainty to approving a new $250 million stadium.
7/20/2012
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2012) - The Baylor University Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday night to move forward with construction of the University's $250 million football stadium complex, pending a favorable final vote by Waco's City Council on Aug. 7. The Baylor Stadium project is expected to help stimulate riverfront development, revitalize downtown Waco and bring jobs and economic development to the region.
7/2/2012
June 29, 2012
President Ken Starr comments for Time Magazine on the Supreme Court's health care ruling.
6/29/2012
HONG KONG, China (June 29, 2012) - President Ken Starr of Baylor University (Texas, USA) has bestowed the Baylor University Distinguished Achievement Award on Hong Kong business executive and scholar, Dr. James Sai-Wing Wong. Wong graduated from Baylor in 1960 at age 20 with a degree in mathematics and physics and has had a long career in academia and business.
6/29/2012
June 28, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr's prediction about the way the Supreme Court would rule in the healthcare reform review is mentioned in an article after the ruling.
6/7/2012
Throughout the month of June, we will welcome to Baylor's beautiful campus members of the class of 2016 as they participate in our wonderful New Student Experience. Each will be invited to explore his or her academic options and, in the process, learn about Baylor's robust academic and spiritual support, as well as our campus resources. Each new Baylor Bear will also become steeped in Baylor's glorious traditions. These baby Bears now become proud members of that Good Old Baylor Line.
5/17/2012
WACO, Texas (May 17, 2012) - Baylor University announced today that the university has received a major gift from Sheila and Walter Umphrey, BBA '59, JD '65, of Beaumont, for Baylor Stadium, the university's new on-campus football stadium. This generous gift - which ranks among the top 10 capital gifts in university history and top five gifts in Baylor Athletics' history - will support construction of the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Bridge at Baylor Stadium that will be built over the Brazos River, connecting the new stadium with Baylor Law School and the Baylor campus.
5/11/2012
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2012) - After nearly two years of planning that included the active participation of faculty, students, staff, alumni and a community of friends throughout the nation, Baylor University Regents today unanimously approved a new strategic vision named Pro Futuris that will guide the University's path over the next decade. The vision will go into effect on June 1, 2012.
5/10/2012
Baylor University will confer degrees upon 2,130 graduates - one of the largest graduating classes in university history - during spring commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, on the Baylor campus.
5/10/2012
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2012) - Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary will confer degrees upon 50 graduates and present special awards during the seminary's commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the First Baptist Church, Waco, 500 Webster Ave.
5/9/2012
WACO, Texas (May 9, 2012) - Baylor University announced today that the university has received a major gift from John Eddie Williams Jr., BBA '76, JD '78, of Houston for Baylor Stadium. This generous gift, which ranks among the top five capital gifts in university history, will support construction of the university's new on-campus football stadium to be built alongside the Brazos River. With this naming rights gift, the field at Baylor Stadium will be named John Eddie Williams Field.
5/1/2012
Today is Law Day — established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958 and recognized annually to honor the role of law in the creation of the United States of America. How appropriate, then, that we at Baylor University bade farewell this very Law Day morning to former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
4/30/2012
WACO, Texas (April 30, 2012) - A standing room-only crowd at Baylor University's Waco Hall enthusiastically greeted retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor - the nation's first female member of the U.S. Supreme Court - as she joined Baylor President Ken Starr for "On Topic," his series of conversations with high-profile leaders on contemporary issues facing the nation.
4/30/2012
April 30, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr is one of 28 college leaders who have pledged five percent of their personal earnings to fight poverty as charter members of the Presidents' Pledge Against Global Poverty.
4/30/2012
April 28, 2012
Article about how some Waco-area students are learning to navigate the U.S. court system, make presidential decisions and run their own law firms, thanks to help from Baylor and a Web-based game called iCivics founded by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Quotes Baylor President Ken Starr and Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., assistant professor of social studies education and one of the Baylor professors researching iCivics as an effective learning tool, and mentions Baylor Law School's Law Rep program that brings law students into area classrooms to give civics lessons related to the different iCivics games. Subscription required.
4/22/2012
WACO, Texas (April 23, 2012) - Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome Justice Sandra Day O'Connor - the first female member of the U.S. Supreme Court who served from 1981 until her retirement from the Court in 2006 - to the Baylor campus for "On Topic With President Ken Starr," a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus.
4/22/2012
WACO, Texas (April 23, 2012) - Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome Justice Sandra Day O'Connor - the first female member of the U.S. Supreme Court who served from 1981 until her retirement from the Court in 2006 - to the Baylor campus for "On Topic With President Ken Starr," a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus.
4/2/2012
March 31, 2012
Column that details Baylor's overall athletic success over the past year, from football's 10-win season, RG3's Heisman win, deep runs of women's and men's basketball in the NCAA tournament, as well as traditional strengths in track, tennis, baseball and softball - and credits Baylor's administration for putting in place the right coaches, great facilities and resources for success.
3/27/2012
March 26, 2012
Article celebrating the Lady Bears advance to the NCAA Final Four, and Baylor President Ken Starr's pleased reaction to the win and the university's recent athletic success.
3/21/2012
Blessings abound at Baylor! As we approach the holiday season of Easter, let us reflect on these blessings and our calling as ambassadors of a new life. President Starr shared his thoughts with Baylor students during today's Chapel. Take a moment to reflect on his comments.
3/21/2012
Here on the banks of the Brazos, spring has arrived. Winter rains have nourished flowering trees recovering from a harsh summer and fall, while seeds visible only to the eyes of God have burst underground silently spreading roots that promise a vibrant future.
3/19/2012
March 19, 2012
Column about how Baylor has arguably reached the athletic pinnacle of its 167-year history under the watch of President Ken Starr, who also played a "courageous" and "heroic" role in holding the Big 12 together while strengthening the conference.
3/13/2012
Baylor University's Board of Regents announced today that the university has received a leadership gift - the largest capital gift in university history - from Elizabeth and Drayton McLane Jr. for Baylor's new on-campus football stadium alongside the Brazos River. With this naming rights gift, the McLane family asked that the new football facility be named Baylor Stadium. The generous gift will lead on-going fundraising to support stadium construction.
3/13/2012
Baylor University's Board of Regents announced today that the university has received a leadership gift - the largest capital gift in university history - from Elizabeth and Drayton McLane Jr. for Baylor's new on-campus football stadium alongside the Brazos River. With this naming rights gift, the McLane family asked that the new football facility be named Baylor Stadium. The generous gift will lead on-going fundraising to support stadium construction.
3/5/2012
Baylor University today announced a gift from the estate of Charles DeLancey establishing the Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Endowed Chair for the Dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary. The endowed chair, which was funded by the Delanceys' gift in excess of $3 million, furthers the seminary's purpose to prepare ministers to live and proclaim the word of God.
3/5/2012
Baylor University today announced a gift from the estate of Charles DeLancey establishing the Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Endowed Chair for the Dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary. The endowed chair, which was funded by the Delanceys' gift in excess of $3 million, furthers the seminary's purpose to prepare ministers to live and proclaim the word of God.
2/10/2012
At its February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved two new master's degree programs, a master of arts in Christian ministry at George W. Truett Theological Seminary to assist primarily second-career students as they pursue church ministry, and a joint master's of social work/master's of business administration degree program through the Baylor School of Social Work and Hankamer School of Business. Board members also authorized $2.9 million in maintenance and capital projects, and heard a number of reports, including an update on the university's Strategic Plan.
2/10/2012
At its February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved two new master's degree programs, a master of arts in Christian ministry at George W. Truett Theological Seminary to assist primarily second-career students as they pursue church ministry, and a joint master's of social work/master's of business administration degree program through the Baylor School of Social Work and Hankamer School of Business. Board members also authorized $2.9 million in maintenance and capital projects, and heard a number of reports, including an update on the university's Strategic Plan.
1/30/2012
Baylor University presented John and Marie Chiles of Dallas with one of the University's most distinguished awards -- the Baylor University Founders Medallion -- during the Founders Day ceremony Jan. 30 in Waco Hall. Established in 1969, the Founders Medal is reserved for those whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of the University.
1/30/2012
Baylor University presented John and Marie Chiles of Dallas with one of the University's most distinguished awards -- the Baylor University Founders Medallion -- during the Founders Day ceremony Jan. 30 in Waco Hall. Established in 1969, the Founders Medal is reserved for those whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of the University.
1/30/2012
Baylor University awarded its prestigious Founders Medallion Monday to John and Marie Chiles of Dallas for the "service and contributions that have been unusually significant to the life and future" of Baylor.
1/17/2012
Jan. 12, 2012
Baylor University Ken Starr's op-ed about the United States Constitution and the right of all persons to participate in the democratic process - including holding office - without the burden of religious tests or qualifications. The column is the most-read and commented upon article on washingtonpost.com.
1/13/2012
The Christian Post, Jan. 12, 2012
A columnist calls Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed piece about the U.S. Constitution and the right of all persons to participate in the democratic process - including holding office - without the burden of religious tests or qualifications the most thoughtful piece he has seen on the issue.
1/13/2012
University of Houston, Jan. 12, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr will be on the bench of a mock U.S. Supreme Court argument on climate change tort liability hosted by the Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Center at the University of Houston Law Center on Jan. 19.
1/11/2012
According to schedule, following approval by the Baylor University Board of Regents at its 2011 homecoming meeting, the university has published an online draft of its 10-year strategic plan. The University is inviting the Baylor community to review the draft plan and provide feedback. As a continuation of its strategic planning process, Baylor officials will hold on-campus meetings to consider the plan publicly and more fully. Comments and suggestions will be accepted on the strategic planning website through March, and the plan will be finalized at the end of the fiscal year in May.
1/11/2012
According to schedule, following approval by the Baylor University Board of Regents at its 2011 homecoming meeting, the university has published an online draft of its 10-year strategic plan. The University is inviting the Baylor community to review the draft plan and provide feedback. As a continuation of its strategic planning process, Baylor officials will hold on-campus meetings to consider the plan publicly and more fully. Comments and suggestions will be accepted on the strategic planning website through March, and the plan will be finalized at the end of the fiscal year in May.
1/11/2012
Jan. 9, 2012
Deseret News calls Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed piece "Can I vote for a Mormon?" timely and prescient.
1/10/2012
Jan. 10, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed about the U.S. Constitution and the right of all persons to participate in the democratic process - including holding office - without the burden of religious tests or qualifications. The column was picked up by the Waco Tribune-Herald. Subscription required.
1/9/2012
Jan. 8, 2012
Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed about the U.S. Constitution and the right of all persons to participate in the democratic process - including holding office - without the burden of religious tests or qualifications. The column is one of the most-read and commented upon articles on washingtonpost.com.
1/5/2012
Dec. 27, 2012
Baylor's president, Ken Starr, Heisman winner Robert Griffin III, and head coach Art Briles reflect on the challenging and ultimately successful past year in Baylor sports.
1/4/2012
Dec. 28, 2012
Baylor president Ken Starr is quoted on RG3 winning the Heisman trophy, the pride and excitement displayed on campus and the possibility of a new stadium.
12/19/2011
In only a matter of days, the year of our Lord, 2012, will be upon us. A new year always brings excitement as we consider the vast possibilities which inhabit fresh beginnings. But 2012 is more than a new year at Baylor. It is the moniker that has represented for nearly ten years now the bold vision which has guided our institutional direction and progress over the last decade.
12/13/2011
Merry Christmas from Baylor University. May God richly bless you and your family as we celebrate this glorious season of Christ's birth and welcome the new year ahead.
12/12/2011
Dec. 20, 2011
While in New York City for the Heisman Trophy presentation, Baylor President Ken Starr appeared on FOX and Friends and discussed conference realignment, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III's outstanding work in the classroom and his chances of winning the Heisman. VIDEO LINK INCLUDED.
11/28/2011
Nov. 25, 2011
A Salt Lake Tribune column discussing growing support for cameras and other technology in the courtroom cites Baylor President Ken Starr's recent New York Times op-ed calling for cameras in the Supreme Court.
11/27/2011
Amidst the backdrop of an exciting game against Texas Tech, I thanked Baylor Nation for their support as we have fought hard to sustain a strong Big 12 conference. With the help of so many, we have assured that the Big 12 will not only survive but thrive in the future.
11/22/2011
Baylor University has announced a significant naming gift from Baylor Regent Dr. Kenneth Q. Carlile and his wife, Celia, of Marshall, Texas, for the Carlile Equestrian Building. The new facility will strengthen Baylor Athletics' nationally recognized Equestrian program by providing a locker room, coaches offices and meeting space at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.
11/22/2011
Baylor University has announced a significant naming gift from Baylor Regent Dr. Kenneth Q. Carlile and his wife, Celia, of Marshall, Texas, for the Carlile Equestrian Building. The new facility will strengthen Baylor Athletics' nationally recognized Equestrian program by providing a locker room, coaches offices and meeting space at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.
11/18/2011
The Baylor University Graduate School will host its annual Army-Baylor Family Day this Saturday, Nov. 19, prior to the game between No. 25 Baylor and fifth-ranked Oklahoma. The event celebrates 60 years of partnership between Baylor University and the United States Department of Defense.
11/18/2011
The Baylor University Graduate School will host its annual Army-Baylor Family Day this Saturday, Nov. 19, prior to the game between No. 25 Baylor and fifth-ranked Oklahoma. The event celebrates 60 years of partnership between Baylor University and the United States Department of Defense.
11/18/2011
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Baylor family shows its support for the greater Waco community by taking an active part in the United Way campaign.
11/17/2011
The Baylor University family grieves the loss of W. Dewey Presley of Dallas, who passed away Nov. 9 at the age of 93. A faithful steward and committed Christian, Presley has left a rich legacy that will not be forgotten by the Baylor community.
11/17/2011
The Baylor University family grieves the loss of W. Dewey Presley of Dallas, who passed away Nov. 9 at the age of 93. A faithful steward and committed Christian, Presley has left a rich legacy that will not be forgotten by the Baylor community.
11/11/2011
What a wonderful Homecoming we experienced last weekend, as thousands of Baylor alumni once again returned to their beloved alma mater - in the immortal words of Samuel Palmer Brooks - to "renew former associations and friendships, and catch the Baylor spirit again."
11/11/2011
Today, from offices at Pat Neff Hall, we have watched our ROTC students faithfully standing guard at the flag pole on Founders Mall. This modest but commanding act of respect reminds us how each day, in locations all over the world, and in similarly humble but powerful ways, men and women in the armed services stand guard over our freedoms.
11/10/2011
Baylor University today announced a gift of $3.6 million from Carl and Martha Lindner for the establishment of the Carl and Martha Lindner Global Mission Leadership Initiative Endowed Fund benefitting Baylor's School of Social Work. The Lindners' generous gift allows Baylor to continue this important program, the focus of which is to identify and educate global Christian leaders who are God-called and mission-driven to become catalysts for holistic change in international communities.
11/10/2011
Baylor University today announced a gift of $3.6 million from Carl and Martha Lindner for the establishment of the Carl and Martha Lindner Global Mission Leadership Initiative Endowed Fund benefitting Baylor's School of Social Work. The Lindners' generous gift allows Baylor to continue this important program, the focus of which is to identify and educate global Christian leaders who are God-called and mission-driven to become catalysts for holistic change in international communities.
11/7/2011
Nov. 4, 2011
Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century, an event sponsored by Baylor's Institute for Faith and Learning, drew more than 120 presenters from across the globe who examined how to instill wisdom through higher education. Article quotes Baylor President Ken Starr; Dr. Douglas Henry, associate professor of philosophy in Baylor's Honors College; and Dr. Michael Beaty, professor and chair of Baylor's philosophy department in the College of Arts & Sciences.
11/4/2011
At its annual Homecoming meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved $120 million in capital improvements, the largest investment in construction on the Baylor campus since the Baylor Sciences Building in 2004. Construction will be financed through the issuance of bonds and will include a new 700-bed residential complex and dining facility on the east side of campus, the renovation of the Marrs McLean Science Building and Phase 2 of initial construction on academic and research space in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
11/4/2011
At its annual Homecoming meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved $120 million in capital improvements, the largest investment in construction on the Baylor campus since the Baylor Sciences Building in 2004. Construction will be financed through the issuance of bonds and will include a new 700-bed residential complex and dining facility on the east side of campus, the renovation of the Marrs McLean Science Building and Phase 2 of initial construction on academic and research space in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
11/3/2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D., 66th U.S. Secretary of State and the nation's first female National Security Advisor, to the Baylor campus for "On Topic With President Ken Starr," a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus. The event is free and open to the public.
11/3/2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D., 66th U.S. Secretary of State and the nation's first female National Security Advisor, to the Baylor campus for "On Topic With President Ken Starr," a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus. The event is free and open to the public.
11/2/2011
Nov. 2, 2011
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, author of "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington," will speak at Baylor University on Nov. 9 as part of a conversation series with Baylor President Ken Starr. Subscription required.
10/31/2011
Oct. 28, 2011
Baylor University has been named one of the best values in private colleges by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Kiplinger's ranked 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding education with economic value.
10/28/2011
Baylor University has been named one of the Best Values in Private Colleges by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Kiplinger ranked 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding education with economic value.
10/28/2011
Baylor University has been named one of the Best Values in Private Colleges by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Kiplinger ranked 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding education with economic value.
10/27/2011
Oct. 25, 2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr "stressed the importance of serving others" when speaking at the 74th annual East Texas Yamboree luncheon in Gilmer, Texas.
10/25/2011
Oct. 23, 2011
Baylor President Ken Starr was the keynote speaker at the Yamboree All-Service Club Luncheon in Gilmer that focused on the enduring human spirit and the power of philanthropy
10/24/2011
Oct. 21, 2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr "stressed the importance of serving others" when speaking at the 74th annual East Texas Yamboree luncheon in Gilmer, Texas.
10/17/2011
Oct. 15, 2011
Comparing Baylor to a rose garden, Baylor President Ken Starr - speaking at the Texas Rose Festival Men's Luncheon in Tyler - said a university should be a fertile ground for women and men to grow holistically and that there is a need for America to help fund higher education through "radical philanthropy."
10/11/2011
It has been such a great encouragement to see the good people of Baylor Nation respond to our call to stand strong for our University. I am very grateful for your support as we have fought to sustain a strong Big 12 Conference. As my message to you on Saturday evening reflected, it is with your help that we have assured the Big 12 will not only survive but thrive in the future.
10/9/2011
Amidst the backdrop of an exciting game against Iowa State, I thanked Baylor Nation for their support as we have fought hard to sustain a strong Big 12 conference. With the help of so many, we have assured that the Big 12 will not only survive but thrive in the future.
10/8/2011
Tonight, amidst the backdrop of an exciting game against Iowa State, I thanked Baylor Nation for their support as we have fought hard to sustain a strong Big 12 conference. With the help of so many, we have assured that the Big 12 will not only survive but thrive in the future.
10/6/2011
Representatives from McLennan Community College and Baylor University announced today the creation of the Baylor@MCC Co-Enrollment Program, which will strengthen the ties between the two institutions by offering a formal program for students who will be enrolled at both MCC and Baylor.
10/6/2011
Representatives from McLennan Community College and Baylor University announced today the creation of the Baylor@MCC Co-Enrollment Program, which will strengthen the ties between the two institutions by offering a formal program for students who will be enrolled at both MCC and Baylor.
10/6/2011
Oct. 5, 2011
Baylor President Ken Starr's Sunday New York Times editorial calling for cameras in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared in the Waco Tribune-Herald Wednesday.
10/5/2011
Texas Tribune, Oct. 3, 2011
Baylor President Ken Starr's first year as president and efforts to preserve the Big 12 conference are commended in a Texas Tribune article republished by Texas on the Potomac.
10/3/2011
Oct. 3, 2011
CSPAN's public affairs program, Washington Journal, discuss the possibility of cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court, prompted by Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed in the New York Times on the subject.
10/3/2011
Oct. 3, 2011
Brief report on Judge Ken Starr's op-ed in the New York Times that focuses on cameras in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court.
10/3/2011
Oct. 2, 2011
Opinion column by Baylor President Ken Starr discusses how television cameras should be allowed in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court.
9/26/2011
Sept. 25, 2011
Profile on Baylor University President Ken Starr, including his path to the Baylor presidency and his accomplishments in the position.
9/23/2011
Yesterday, the Presidents of the Big 12 institutions came together to re-commit themselves to our heartland Conference. This important decision to stabilize and strengthen the Big 12 recognizes the needs of student-athletes and their families, and pays tribute to the historic Conference rivalries so valued by our alumni and the citizens of our states.
9/23/2011
Baylor President Ken Starr took time from his schedule to speak with ESPN1660's David Smoak Friday evening to discuss the latest activity in the Big 12. President Starr spoke about the new commitment from the remaining nine members, and the bold and necessary steps taken by the league to ensure its future as one of the nation's very best athletic conferences.
9/22/2011
"We are pleased that the Presidents of the Big 12 institutions have come together this evening to re-commit themselves to our heartland Conference. Our efforts are now focused on working together to make the Big 12, for the long-term, one of the strongest athletic conferences in the nation.
9/13/2011
At the present time, we are optimistic that the Big 12 will remain a viable athletic conference. As we have said consistently, we think a strong Big 12 Conference is in the best interest of all parties - most notably, our students and student-athletes. News reports are full of wild speculation, with rumor and unidentified sources driving much of the discussion. What I can tell you is that the issues are complex, but important conversations are continuing
9/6/2011
Baylor University will hold "Baylor Remembers: A Service of Remembrance" commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Waco Hall on the Baylor campus. The service is open to the public.
9/6/2011
Baylor University will hold "Baylor Remembers: A Service of Remembrance" commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Waco Hall on the Baylor campus. The service is open to the public.
9/6/2011
Baylor University will hold "A Tribute to Fallen Heroes," an event to remember the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have given their lives in service to the country and to honor those who continue to serve, at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, on the northwest patio of Moody Memorial Library.
9/6/2011
Baylor University will hold "A Tribute to Fallen Heroes," an event to remember the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have given their lives in service to the country and to honor those who continue to serve, at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, on the northwest patio of Moody Memorial Library.
9/3/2011
As the sun sets on a beautiful Saturday here in Waco, my thoughts return to what was for all of us a simply exhilarating evening as our Baylor Bears triumphed in a heart-stopping, headline-grabbing victory over No. 14 TCU.
8/20/2011
Baylor University has announced the establishment of the Baylor/Waco Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund benefitting students who are graduates of McLennan County high schools. Baylor President Ken Starr will recognize the fundraising efforts of the volunteer Steering Committee at a reception at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in the White-Beckham room of the Bill Daniel Student Center on Baylor's campus.
8/20/2011
Baylor University has announced the establishment of the Baylor/Waco Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund benefitting students who are graduates of McLennan County high schools. Baylor President Ken Starr will recognize the fundraising efforts of the volunteer Steering Committee at a reception at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in the White-Beckham room of the Bill Daniel Student Center on Baylor's campus.
8/19/2011
Aug. 19, 2011
"You Make The Call" host David Smoak interviews President Starr about the various issues surrounding college conference realignment. AUDIO LINK.
8/19/2011
Aug. 19, 2011
"You Make The Call" host David Smoak interviews President Starr about the various issues surrounding college conference realignment. AUDIO LINK.
8/19/2011
Conroe Courier, Aug. 19, 2011
Guest column by Baylor President Ken Starr regarding the future of the Big 12.
8/19/2011
Aug. 18, 2011
Article reports on the points contained in Baylor President Ken Starr's op-ed in USA TODAY about what's wrong with the college television networks, the ever-changing college landscape, and Texas A&M's potential move to the SEC.
8/17/2011
Aug. 17, 2011
Guest column by Baylor President Ken Starr about the role and economics of athletics in the overall college experience and how university presidents "should come together and -- in the best spirit of American higher education -- have a conversation" about transparency and accountability in the operation of America's collegiate athletic conferences.
8/14/2011
This week, significant media attention has focused on rumors relating to possible changes in the membership of the Big 12 athletic conference.
8/14/2011
The Waco Tribune-Herald featured a guest column today by Baylor University President Ken Starr regarding the future of the Big 12. Click the link below to read the full text of Judge Starr's column with the permission of The Waco Tribune-Herald.
8/14/2011
The Waco Tribune-Herald featured a guest column today by Baylor University President Ken Starr regarding the future of the Big 12. Click the link below to read the full text of Judge Starr's column with the permission of The Waco Tribune-Herald.
7/22/2011
At its summer meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents set tuition and required fees for the 2012-2013 academic year and approved the design and construction of an indoor tennis practice facility for the university's championship tennis programs, improvements to the outdoor tennis center and the hiring of an architectural firm to design the renovation of the Marrs McLean Science Building.
7/22/2011
At its summer meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents set tuition and required fees for the 2012-2013 academic year and approved the design and construction of an indoor tennis practice facility for the university's championship tennis programs, improvements to the outdoor tennis center and the hiring of an architectural firm to design the renovation of the Marrs McLean Science Building.
7/6/2011
Baylor University Ken Starr shared "welcome news for Baylor University students and for higher education in Texas," after learning that the budget enacted by the Texas legislature will include more than $9.6 million in support of the Texas Equalization Grant (TEG) program at Baylor.
7/6/2011
Baylor University Ken Starr shared "welcome news for Baylor University students and for higher education in Texas," after learning that the budget enacted by the Texas legislature will include more than $9.6 million in support of the Texas Equalization Grant (TEG) program at Baylor.
6/21/2011
President's Note; Outstanding Faculty Honored at Commencement; Mission Trips; Generous Gifts Benefit Business School Students; Recent Loss of Emeritus Faculty; Baylor Receives Presidential Recognition for Community Service; Student Accolades; Athletics Update.
6/20/2011
San Antonio Express-News, June 19, 2011 (article about Baylor President Ken Starr, who called for dads to be compassionate during a Father's Day sermon at Baptist Temple Church in San Antonio)
It was a special Father's Day at Baptist Temple Church on the South Side: The sermon was delivered by the president of Baylor University, former independent counsel Ken Starr.
6/15/2011
Baylor University announced today a $2 million gift, given anonymously to Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, to endow the Baylor Entrepreneurship Innovation Challenge, a business plan competition that will provide invaluable opportunities for students from all over the nation as they seek to develop their business ideas. The gift and the development of the business plan competition will further enrich the nationally recognized Entrepreneurship program at Baylor University.
6/15/2011
Baylor University announced today a $2 million gift, given anonymously to the Hankamer School of Business, to endow the Baylor Entrepreneurship Innovation Challenge, a business plan competition that will provide invaluable opportunities for students from all over the nation as they seek to develop their business ideas. The gift and the development of the business plan competition will further enrich the nationally recognized Entrepreneurship program at Baylor University.
6/13/2011
Waco Tribune-Herald, June 12, 2011 (Reprinted with permission)
The invitation from Baylor University first lady Alice Starr seemed innocuous enough.

Kenya's minister of information technology and communications was going to be visiting, Starr wrote. Would I like to join them on a tour of the campus?

Thinking it would be a great opportunity to learn more about Alice Starr, I readily agreed. What I didn't expect was such an impressive display of Baylor's efforts at international diplomacy.
6/6/2011
Abilene Reporter-News, June 5, 2011 (article about Baylor President Ken Starr preaching at Abilene's First Baptist Church; Starr was in Abilene for the annual meeting of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities)
From the Pepperdine campus on the West Coast to the Supreme Court Building on the opposite side of the country, Kenneth Starr has compiled a life resume full of wide-ranging experiences.
6/6/2011
Abilene Reporter-News, June 5, 2011 (article about the annual meeting of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities in Abilene that was attended by Baylor President Ken Starr)
As university chancellor, Royce Money said observations rather than orders or edicts now are his stock and trade.
6/3/2011
The Llano News, June 1, 2011 (article about Baylor President Ken Starr's ambassadorship for the university quotes him about Baylor's blend of academic excellence and Christian commitment)
He may have arrived in the Hill Country as one of the most controversial men of the past two decades, but that might as well have been ancient history to his audiences. Judge Ken Starr, the man who took on the President is now a president himself--of Baylor University--and his message about the present and future of young men and women vibrated with the stirring timbre of a rallying cry.
6/1/2011
Baylor University today announced a $1 million gift that will provide additional scholarship support for students attending Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Consisting of combined funds from the estate of recently deceased alumna and former faculty member Sadie Jo Black and from the family testamentary trust of her brother, W. Dial "Dub" Black, Jr. - also a Baylor graduate - the contribution is the latest in a long tradition of generous giving to Baylor by Sadie Jo and members of her family.
6/1/2011
Baylor University today announced a $1 million gift that will provide additional scholarship support for students attending Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Consisting of combined funds from the estate of recently deceased alumna and former faculty member Sadie Jo Black and from the family testamentary trust of her brother, W. Dial "Dub" Black, Jr. - also a Baylor graduate - the contribution is the latest in a long tradition of generous giving to Baylor by Sadie Jo and members of her family.
5/27/2011
Plano Star, May 26, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which deals with whether elementary school students have First Amendment rights. Baylor President Ken Starr -- a former U.S. Solicitor General -- is presenting arguments in the case)
A total of 16 judges on the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans listened Monday to arguments about whether two former Plano ISD principals should be held responsible for actions that may have violated the First Amendment rights of elementary school students.
5/25/2011
Houston Chronicle, May 25, 2011 (Article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District.)
On Monday, May 23, all seventeen judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, will hear oral arguments in a case that will determine whether elementary school children have First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution.
5/25/2011
San Antonio Express-News, May 25, 2011 (On Father's Day, Baylor president Ken Starr, will give the sermon at 100-year-old Baptist Temple Church.)
In its heyday, Baptist Temple Church enjoyed capacity audiences inside its historic sanctuary, led then by larger-than-life pastors and fed by the middle-class neighborhoods of southeast San Antonio.
5/24/2011
Texas Lawyer, May 24, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District)
Should two elementary school principals be subject to suit after they prevented students from distributing religious-themed gifts in schools? That was the main focus of today's argument before the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Doug Morgan, et al. v. Lynn Swanson, et al.
5/24/2011
Yahoo! News, May 24, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District)
Moments ago, all seventeen judges sitting on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in one of the nation's most important cases involving free speech, Morgan v. Plano Independent School District. Known nationwide as the "candy cane" case, the case's outcome will likely determine whether or not elementary students are too young for the First Amendment right to free speech.
5/24/2011
Texas Lawyer, May 24, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District)
Should two elementary school principals be subject to suit after they prevented students from distributing religious-themed gifts in schools? That was the main focus of today's argument before the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Doug Morgan, et al. v. Lynn Swanson, et al.
5/24/2011
Yahoo! News, May 24, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District)
Moments ago, all seventeen judges sitting on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in one of the nation's most important cases involving free speech, Morgan v. Plano Independent School District. Known nationwide as the "candy cane" case, the case's outcome will likely determine whether or not elementary students are too young for the First Amendment right to free speech.
5/23/2011
Charisma Magazine, May 23, 2011 (article about the "candy cane" case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals mentions that Baylor President Ken Starr is among two former U.S. Solicitors General who presented oral arguments in Morgan v. Plano Independent School District)
A school district in Plano, Texas, has battled a case for eight years that raises the question: Does an elementary school student have a First Amendment right to free speech? The school district has made an appeal, and arguments were heard this morning by all 17 judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
5/23/2011
Crosswalk.com, May 23, 2011 (third item in list of top news stories impacting Christians around the world includes a free speech case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that included an argument by Baylor President and former U.S. Solicitor General Ken Starr)
In December 2003, 8-year-old Jonathan Morgan had packed goodie bags for his classmates to open at their annual winter party. Instead, the bags were confiscated because he had candy cane pens and a message about Jesus in his goodie bags.
5/23/2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr was among two former U.S. Solicitors General who assisted the Liberty Institute today in presenting oral arguments before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in one of the nation's most important cases involving free speech. Known nationwide as the "candy cane" case, the outcome of Morgan v. Plano Independent School District will likely determine whether elementary school children have First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution.
5/23/2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr was among two former U.S. Solicitors General who assisted the Liberty Institute today in presenting oral arguments before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in one of the nation's most important cases involving free speech. Known nationwide as the "candy cane" case, the outcome of Morgan v. Plano Independent School District will likely determine whether elementary school children have First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution.
5/23/2011
Sacramento Bee, May 23, 2011 (article includes a quote from today's oral argument of Baylor President Ken Starr, who was among two former U.S. Solicitors General who defended the First Amendment rights of elementary students before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)
NEW ORLEANS -- Moments ago, all seventeen judges sitting on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in one of the nation's most important cases involving free speech, Morgan v. Plano Independent School District. Known nationwide as the "candy cane" case, the case's outcome will likely determine whether or not elementary students are too young for the First Amendment right to free speech.
5/16/2011
Waco Tribune-Herald, May 14, 2011 (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED: report on action taken at the May Board of Regents meeting, including budget, new members and officers and the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership)
Baylor University's board of regents passed the school's annual budget Friday and also named six new regents, including the first two non-Baptist Christians to serve on the board.
5/13/2011
At their spring meeting today, Baylor University Regents approved a $428.6 million operating budget for 2011-2012, elected new officers and board members, and approved the establishment of the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
5/13/2011
At their spring meeting today, Baylor University Regents approved a $428.6 million operating budget for 2011-2012, elected new officers and board members, and approved the establishment of the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
5/10/2011
President's Note; Protecting the Promise; Next Step for Strategic Planning; Gifts to the University; Faculty Recognition; Student Accolades; Athletic Events Schedule.
4/29/2011
Baylor Law School will hold its spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at First Baptist Church, Waco. The Honorable Ken Starr, president of Baylor University and The Louise L. Morrison Professor of Constitutional Law, will deliver the commencement address. In addition, Andrew Wade Guthrie, the highest-ranking student in the graduating class, will deliver student remarks.
4/29/2011
Baylor Law School will hold its spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at First Baptist Church, Waco. The Honorable Ken Starr, president of Baylor University and The Louise L. Morrison Professor of Constitutional Law, will deliver the commencement address. In addition, Andrew Wade Guthrie, the highest-ranking student in the graduating class, will deliver student remarks.
4/28/2011
Baylor University today announced a generous commitment from the Callaway Foundation to the Hankamer School of Business. Increasing the existing Callaway Foundation Endowed Scholars Fund, the commitment brings the Foundation's scholarship to $1 million and the total fundraising of The President's Scholarship Initiative -- a three-year effort Baylor launched in 2010 -- to more than $24 million.
4/27/2011
I write to remind you that the community input portion of our strategic planning effort will conclude in just a few short days. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to participate in our planning process, I encourage you to do so this week. It is important that each voice is heard as together we craft a vision of Baylor's future.
4/27/2011
President's Note; Tuition Equalization Grant; Passing of Dr. F. Gordon Stone; Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year, Collins Professor, Cherry Award Finalists; Strategic Planning Community Input; State of the University Address; Bright Future for Big 12; Athletic Event Schedule.
4/21/2011
The Cherokeean Herald, April 21, 2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr warns that private universities in Texas will be harmed if the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) program is cut.
4/21/2011
Waco Tribune Herald, April 21, 2011(SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED.)
Scott & White Healthcare announced Wednesday the election of Baylor University President Ken Starr to the nonprofit group's board of trustees. The board for the health care system tapped Starr to join the group at its April meeting. Former Baylor regent and Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane chairs Scott & White's board of trustees. Waco businessman and former Ambassador Lyndon Olson Jr. is chairman of the board's governance committee.
4/20/2011
The Baylor University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors held its annual State of the University event on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, in Barfield Drawing Room. The event included recognition of Baylor faculty members who will be retiring at the end of the academic year and a State of the University address by Baylor President Ken Starr. The president's address was followed by a brief Q&A session.
4/18/2011
The community input portion of Baylor University's strategic planning process will conclude at the end of April, but there remain plenty of opportunities for members of the Baylor University family to share ideas that will inform the development of Baylor's next 10-year strategic plan.
4/18/2011
TexasBusiness.com, April 12, 2011
Baylor University president Ken Starr sent a letter today warning that a key state program's proposed cuts will hurt the private universities of the state.
4/14/2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr warns that private universities in Texas will be harmed if the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) program is cut. Calling it an issue of vital importance, Starr is strongly encouraging alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university to show their support for the embattled program.
4/12/2011
The TEG is a smart educational investment that has already provided economic dividends and made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Texans. The Texas Legislature is considering a plan to cut TEG funding by half, potentially devastating a program that has served financially challenged Texas families for more than four decades.
4/12/2011
The possibility of severe Texas Equalization Grant cuts has caused leaders of colleges and universities across the state to speak out on behalf of the financial aid program. Today, President Ken Starr will send an email to members of the Baylor family, calling them to support the TEG program and contact their state legislators to express concerns about the proposed cuts to the program.
4/6/2011
President's Note; Geology Research Makes International Headlines; Baylor Law School Moot Court Competition; Pickens, Blanchard, Shulman; Beall Poetry Festival and President's Concert; April 12 STEPP Luncheon; Student and Faculty Accolades; Athletic Events Schedule.
3/28/2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr will debut "On Topic," a new series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues during which he will welcome some of the world's leading experts to campus to share their insights about important issues facing the United States. Starr's inaugural guest for "On Topic" is T. Boone Pickens, best-selling author, financier and alternative energy proponent, who will join the president at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus.
3/28/2011
Beevile Bee-Picayune, March 25, 2011
After a national search, Baylor University President Ken Starr announced the appointment of Dr. Jerry T. Haag, BBA '88, MBA '89 and current president of Florida Baptist Children's Homes, as vice president for university development.
3/23/2011
President's Note; Spring Break Missions; Japan Earthquake; T. Boone Pickens, Presidential Symposium Series; 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible; Student Accolades; Athletic Event Schedule.
3/17/2011
After a national search, Baylor University President Ken Starr announced the appointment of Dr. Jerry T. Haag, BBA '88, MBA '89, and current president of Florida Baptist Children's Homes, as vice president for university development. Dr. Haag will assume his new position on April 18.
3/16/2011
Houston Chronicle, March 16, 2011 (Op-Ed piece by Baylor President Ken Starr that originally ran in the Waco Tribune Herald.)
The Texas Legislature faces hard choices.
3/11/2011
Dallas Morning News, March 10, 2011 (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED: Baylor President Ken Starr and Baylor Athletic Director Ian McCaw are quoted about what they view as unfair treatment of a student athlete, his family and the university)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The story of ineligible freshman Perry Jones III lost its immediate news urgency with Baylor's early exit Wednesday in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.
3/7/2011
Waco Tribune-Herald, March 6, 2011 (opinion piece by Baylor President Ken Starr about the benefits of the Tuition Equalization Grant or TEG for students who choose to attend one of 40 private colleges or universities in Texas; SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)
The Texas Legislature faces hard choices. Budget cuts are inevitable. Within the range of possibilities is the Tuition Equalization Grant program that supports many financially challenged first-generation and minority students enrolling in one of the state's educational treasures -- its 40 private colleges and universities, many of which are faith-based.
3/6/2011
Waco Tribune-Herald, Guest Column (reprinted with permission) - The Texas Legislature faces hard choices. Budget cuts are inevitable. Within the range of possibilities is the Tuition Equalization Grant program that supports many financially challenged first-generation and minority students enrolling in one of the state's educational treasures -- its 40 private colleges and universities, many of which are faith-based.
3/2/2011
Longview News-Journal, March 2, 2011 (article about a lecture by Baylor President Ken Starr at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall on "Faith and Reason in the Public Square")
While many decry the role of religion in American society, Kenneth W. Starr on Monday evening said religion and religious freedom are important and recurring themes in societies through the centuries.
2/23/2011
OneNewsNow.com, Feb. 23, 2011 (AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: American Family News Network story about Baylor President Ken Starr and his goal to help deepen Baylor's mission to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service through such endeavors as Engineers With a Mission)
Kenneth Starr, the former Whitewater prosecutor, continues to gain approval as he uses his new presidential role at Baylor University to attempt to take the Waco, Texas, school to a new level as a world-class evangelical Christian institution.
2/21/2011
Bryan/College Station Eagle, Feb. 19, 2011 (report on Baylor President Ken Starr's lecture on "The Global Century and the Future of the Rule of Law," hosted by Texas A&M's Bush School of Government and Public Service)
A planned lecture by Baylor University President Ken Starr on the Texas A&M campus Friday took on a more relevant tone in the wake of Hosni Mubarak's resignation as Egypt's president and the continued street protests across the Middle East.
2/18/2011
WTAW, Feb. 17, 2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr, who served for four years as United States Solicitor General earlier in his career, will speak on "The Global Century and the Future of the Rule of Law" Feb. 18 at Texas A&M University. Starr's 6 p.m. presentation at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center will be hosted by the Bush School of Government and Public Service.
2/10/2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr and four others have been named to the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees, Chair Marc J. Shapiro announced this week.
1/27/2011
Joined by Baylor University President Ken Starr and Student Body President Michael Wright, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott held a news conference Jan. 27 on the Baylor campus to bring attention to a major challenge facing today's college students: credit cards and credit card debt.
1/12/2011
The Houston Chronicle, January 12, 2011 (Op-ed piece by Baylor's President, Judge Ken Starr, on the positive impact bowl games have on student-athletes, host cities, and charities.)
The 2010 college football season drew to a dramatic close Monday night with Auburn's impressive win over Oregon.
1/12/2011
The Houston Chronicle, January 12, 2011 (Op-ed piece by Baylor's President, Judge Ken Starr, on the positive impact bowl games have on student-athletes, host cities, and charities.)
The 2010 college football season drew to a dramatic close Monday night with Auburn's impressive win over Oregon.
1/11/2011
Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing has been selected among the nation's top nursing schools to receive coveted scholarship funds for undergraduate nursing students. The grant, which comes from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Trustee, will disburse $600,000 over three years to establish and maintain an endowed scholarship fund for current and future students enrolled in Baylor's undergraduate nursing program.
1/5/2011
EducationNews.org, Dec. 26, 2010 (Link to the Dallas Morning News front page feature story about Baylor's efforts, now under President Ken Starr, to transform from a regional Baptist school to world-class - but still avowedly Christian - research university.)
Meet Ken Starr, fun guy. No, really. Most of the world knows him as the Whitewater prosecutor, the man whose zealous investigation of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky led to the president's 1998 impeachment. To his many critics and adversaries, Starr seemed a sort of Old Testament avenger, a grim, puritanical apostle of the Christian right whose office conducted what amounted to a political jihad against a sitting president.
1/5/2011
EducationNews.org, Dec. 26, 2010 (Link to the Dallas Morning News front page feature story about Baylor's efforts, now under President Ken Starr, to transform from a regional Baptist school to world-class - but still avowedly Christian - research university.)
Meet Ken Starr, fun guy. No, really. Most of the world knows him as the Whitewater prosecutor, the man whose zealous investigation of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky led to the president's 1998 impeachment. To his many critics and adversaries, Starr seemed a sort of Old Testament avenger, a grim, puritanical apostle of the Christian right whose office conducted what amounted to a political jihad against a sitting president.
1/4/2011
Newsmax.com, January 4, 2011 (article links to the Dallas Morning News' feature on Baylor President Ken Starr's new role as leader of the nation's largest Baptist university)
Bill Clinton's one-time legal nemesis is earning some high marks for his new role heading up Texas' Baylor University, according to a report this weekend in the Dallas Morning News.
1/4/2011
Newsmax.com, January 4, 2011 (article links to the Dallas Morning News' feature on Baylor President Ken Starr's new role as leader of the nation's largest Baptist university)
Bill Clinton's one-time legal nemesis is earning some high marks for his new role heading up Texas' Baylor University, according to a report this weekend in the Dallas Morning News.
1/3/2011
This has been a truly memorable year for Baylor. One area in which our green and gold has shown brightest has been in the many successes of Baylor athletics. We will recall this as the year that Baylor Nation - alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends - rose up to support their beloved University in numerous tangible ways.
12/28/2010
The Dallas Morning News, Dec. 26, 2010 (Front page story about Baylor's efforts, now under President Ken Starr, to transform from a regional Baptist school to world-class - but still avowedly Christian - research university.)
Meet Ken Starr, fun guy. No, really. Most of the world knows him as the Whitewater prosecutor, the man whose zealous investigation of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky led to the president's 1998 impeachment. To his many critics and adversaries, Starr seemed a sort of Old Testament avenger, a grim, puritanical apostle of the Christian right whose office conducted what amounted to a political jihad against a sitting president. But the reality of Kenneth Winston Starr, who in June became the 14th president of Baylor University, is quite different.
12/28/2010
The Dallas Morning News, Dec. 26, 2010
Excerpts from the interview between Kenneth Starr, president of Baylor University, and S.C. Gwynne.
12/28/2010
The Dallas Morning News, Dec. 26, 2010 (Front page story about Baylor's efforts, now under President Ken Starr, to transform from a regional Baptist school to world-class - but still avowedly Christian - research university.)
Meet Ken Starr, fun guy. No, really. Most of the world knows him as the Whitewater prosecutor, the man whose zealous investigation of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky led to the president's 1998 impeachment. To his many critics and adversaries, Starr seemed a sort of Old Testament avenger, a grim, puritanical apostle of the Christian right whose office conducted what amounted to a political jihad against a sitting president. But the reality of Kenneth Winston Starr, who in June became the 14th president of Baylor University, is quite different.
12/28/2010
The Dallas Morning News, Dec. 26, 2010
Excerpts from the interview between Kenneth Starr, president of Baylor University, and S.C. Gwynne.
12/17/2010
Baylor University will confer degrees on nearly 800 Baylor students during commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Dr.
12/15/2010
Waco Tribune-Herald, December 15, 2010 (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED. )
Though it went unmentioned in Tuesday's coverage of the Obama administration's decision to appeal a federal district judge's ruling in Virginia, the role of the U.S. solicitor general in the action hasn't gone unnoticed by Baylor University President Ken Starr.
12/12/2010
VIDEO: President Starr, Coach Briles and QB Robert Griffin Call on the Baylor Nation to Rise Up at the Texas Bowl
12/10/2010
Baylor University President Ken Starr will discuss the role of the United States Solicitor General during a lecture at Baylor Law School. Starr's lecture - "The 'Tenth Justice': The Solicitor General and the Supreme Court" - will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the Kronzer Courtroom. The lecture is hosted by the Student Bar Association.
12/10/2010
Baylor University President Ken Starr will discuss the role of the United States Solicitor General during a lecture at Baylor Law School. Starr's lecture - "The 'Tenth Justice': The Solicitor General and the Supreme Court" - will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the Kronzer Courtroom. The lecture is hosted by the Student Bar Association.
12/10/2010
KTRH-AM, Dec. 9, 2010 (Baylor University President Ken Starr is quoted about the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential election and the debate over using the electoral process or a straight popular vote in presidential elections.)
It was 10 years ago this weekend when the U.S. Supreme Court halted the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential election. Many believe the court stole the election for George W. Bush, and its something retired Justice John Paul Stevens recently addressed during a television interview.
12/5/2010
Beloved alumna, retired professor and lifelong friend of Baylor University, Sadie Jo Black of Waco, Texas, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, at the age of 80. A rare individual, whose commitment to the beautification of Baylor's campus was matched only by her desire to support Baylor students, Sadie Jo Black's presence and influence will continue to be felt by the Baylor family for generations to come.
12/3/2010
Dr. Nancy Cantor, chancellor and president of Syracuse University, will give the final fall installment of the Presidential Symposium Series from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Blume Banquet Hall on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center.
11/23/2010
KRIV-TV (FOX, Houston), Nov. 22, 2010 (VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: story about college affordability and positive happenings at Baylor with Baylor President Ken Starr, who spoke at a Nov. 15 luncheon hosted by the Baylor Business Network of Houston. The interview was conducted by FOX Houston morning show anchor Melissa Wilson, BA '83.)
It's not every day you get to sit down with the President of a major university. A candid conversation with the President of Baylor University could help open the door for a lot of people seeking higher education.
11/22/2010
Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain, The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago, will present a lecture in the Presidential Symposium Series at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Kayser Auditorium of the Hankamer School of Business on the Baylor campus. In her lecture "The Sovereign Self and Liberal Learning," Elshtain will speak on the value of a liberal education.
10/27/2010
Baylor University President Ken Starr today announced the appointment of Tommye Lou Davis, associate dean of the Honors College, associate professor of classics and Master Teacher, to his executive council as vice president for constituent engagement, effective at the start of the spring semester.
9/30/2010
As we count our many blessings and honor Baylor's call to be that metaphorical "city on a hill," we recognize that our beloved University has not been immune from the winds swirling around American higher education. In particular, rising costs have deeply affected our extended Baylor family. So much has been accomplished over the generations as Baylor has grown, but in recent years - including this year - tuition levels have continued to rise.
9/23/2010
The Bryan-College Station Eagle, September 22, 2010
WACO, Texas -- Christian schools have an increasingly important role in higher education as students seek answers about life during uncertain times, Baylor University president Kenneth Starr said Friday during a ceremony.
9/20/2010
KHOU-TV/AP, Sept. 17, 2010
WACO, Texas -- Christian schools have an increasingly important role in higher education as students seek answers about life during uncertain times, Baylor University president Kenneth Starr said Friday during a ceremony.
9/20/2010
Houston Chronicle, Sept. 17, 2010
Kenneth Starr was officially sworn in as Baylor University's 14th president Friday, honoring the school's Christian heritage and calling for its faculty and alumni to address the fundamental problems of the future. "More than ever, the nation and the world needs Baylor University and the mighty impact of its enduring principles," he said.
9/16/2010
KWTX-TV, September 16, 2010 (VIDEO INCLUDED)
Two days before his official inauguration as Baylor University's 14th president, Kenneth Starr Wednesday announced an ambitious effort to raise $100 million for endowed scholarships.
9/16/2010
Judge Kenneth Winston Starr will be installed as only the 14th president in Baylor University's 165-year history in a public ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 in the Ferrell Center. The Constitution Day ceremony will be the highlight of a week featuring academic, commemorative and community events relating to the inauguration.
9/16/2010
President's Note; Scholarship Initiative; Presidential Symposium and Inauguration Installation; Supporting Our Team
9/15/2010
Before an enthusiastic crowd of students, faculty and staff, and friends of the university, Baylor University President Ken Starr today announced a $100 million scholarship fundraising initiative, officially titled How Extraordinary the Stories: The President's Scholarship Initiative, the first fundraising priority announced by the president. President Starr, only the 14th president in Baylor's 165-year history, will be installed during an inauguration ceremony on Friday, Sept. 17.
9/2/2010
President's Note; A successful start to the semester; University earns accolades; Robert Foster Cherry Award winner arrives on campus; Let's Rise Up and fill the stadium.
8/13/2010
KSAT-TV, August 13, 2010
Former Clinton special prosecutor Judge Ken Starr was in San Antonio tonight to welcome a group of incoming freshmen to Baylor University.
8/3/2010
The WACOAN, Aug. 3, 2010 (Question and Answer with Baylor President Ken Starr focuses on his background, accomplishments at Pepperdine and challenges at Baylor. The interview was conducted by former Baylor Law professor Mark Osler)
Students of drama sometimes observe that there are only two kinds of epic stories: the "hero's journey," and "a stranger comes to town." Depending on one's perspective, the arrival of Ken Starr as Baylor President on June 1 could fit into either category.
7/26/2010
Baylor University President Ken Starr today announced three appointments to his executive leadership team: Dr. Elizabeth Davis, BBA '84, as executive vice president and provost; Dr. Dennis Prescott as vice president and special advisor to the president for advancement; and Kathy Wills Wright, BSEd '85, MSEd '88, as senior vice president for strategic initiatives and partnerships.
7/6/2010
Baylor University President Ken Starr today announced the formation of an 11-member task force that will focus for the next two months on ways to advance the university's institutional interests.
6/18/2010
After a number of very busy and challenging weeks, Baylor University has much to celebrate and be thankful for, says President Ken Starr. The Big 12 was saved, thanks in part to members of the Baylor Nation who championed the cause of the Big 12 and spoke out on Baylor's behalf. But your continued support is needed: fill our stands and enthusiastically support our athletic programs. The president also cited another need important to the Baylor family: significantly increasing the endowed student scholarship program at Baylor.

Starr remarked that the new 10-team model of the Big 12 Conference is great for Baylor and great for intercollegiate athletics because it puts the interests of fans and student-athletes first. The first home football game of the season for the Baylor Bears is Sept. 4 against Floyd Casey Stadium against Sam Houston State.
6/15/2010
Baylor University is an extraordinary place. On this first day as an adopted member of that long and ever-growing Baylor line, I give thanks for the countless words of warm welcome and cheerful encouragement that have come my way over the past three and a half months of learning and preparation as I have met with members of the Baylor family in cities across Texas. For 165 years, Baylor has faithfully served both Ecclesia - the church - and Texana - the vast community that now extends not only throughout my native Texas but also to the farthest reaches of the globe. It is my fond hope and fervent prayer that, through God's grace, I will be able to serve this great and beloved institution with energy and enthusiasm, using the full extent of my abilities to empower our important work together. Baylor deserves nothing less.
6/15/2010
Baylor University President Ken Starr released a statement today celebrating the perseverance of the Big 12 Conference and its historic rivalries. Starr expressed "great appreciation to our fellow Big 12 institutions for remaining committed to our partnership and the vision of this conference."
6/11/2010
Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw and Baylor President Ken Starr met with members of the media on Friday to discuss conference realignment and encourage the Baylor Family to get involved, stay involved and help make a difference.
6/10/2010
Baylor University President Ken Starr said today in a message sent to the Baylor Family that the university is continuing to seek as much unity as possible among the members of the Big 12 Conference and to fight for cohesiveness among the Texas universities of the Big 12.
6/7/2010
Waco Tribune-Herald, June 7, 2010 (guest column about Baylor and the Big 12 by President Ken Starr)
On my first day as president of Baylor University, I wrote to members of the Baylor family expressing my great enthusiasm to be joining our esteemed university, my deep respect for its illustrious tradition, my abiding commitment to our important mission and my sincere vow to help advance the goals of the university in the months and years ahead.
6/7/2010
A guest column penned by Baylor University President Ken Starr regarding Baylor and the future of the Big 12 is running in several Texas newspapers, including the Waco Tribune-Herald and The Dallas Morning News.
6/7/2010
Baylor President Ken Starr spoke about Baylor's commitment to the Big 12 and to its ongoing relationship with the fellow Texas schools in the Big 12, at a news conference Monday, June 7, on the Baylor campus.
6/7/2010
Baylor President Ken Starr spoke about Baylor's commitment to the Big 12, and to an ongoing relationship with our fellow Texas schools in the Big 12, at a news conference Monday, June 7, on the Baylor campus.
6/4/2010
Baylor University President Ken Starr released a message today to all members of the Baylor Family about the spring meetings of the Big 12 Conference that concluded earlier today in Kansas City.
6/2/2010
Tuesday — Judge Ken Starr’s first official day as president of Baylor University — was a whirlwind of introductions and meetings for the university’s 14th president. After an early morning jog around the Bear Trail, President Starr spent the morning and early afternoon meeting with campus leaders, from Vice President for Student Life Kevin Jackson [...]
6/1/2010
New Baylor University President Ken Starr wasted no time getting to work on June 1 - his first official day as Baylor's 14th president. Judge Starr started his day with a run on Baylor's popular Bear Trail, followed by a host of meetings around campus with faculty, student and community leaders.
6/1/2010
Following an afternoon "Picnic at Pat Neff" to greet the Baylor community, President Starr met with media to talk about his first day on campus and the challenges and opportunities he sees at Baylor.
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