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President Ken Starr, along with the Kenya Women’s Leadership team, will be sponsoring the Starrs’ St. Kizito’s Christmas Project.
Over the past three years a small group of women have traveled to Africa to spend time in the slums of Kenya helping out with a small school called St. Kizito’s.
For the first time the Baylor community has the opportunity to bring Christmas to that school in Kenya. Students, faculty, staff or members of the community can buy a Christmas stocking for $27 plus $2 for shipping costs and the money will go toward buying gifts for a particular child at the school.
The Baylor Board of Regents has voted to extend the contract of Judge Ken Starr in addition to assigning him the new title of president and chancellor.
No president before him has been named president and chancellor simultaneously. Starr became Baylor’s president on June 1, 2010. He is the 14th person to serve as president at Baylor.
East Village Residential Community was formally dedicated Friday to Baylor in honor of late alumni Dr. Gordon Teal, an American scientist, and Hallie Earle, the first female graduate of Baylor Medical School in Dallas. Members of the Teal and Earle families were present at the dedication and were recognized.
East Village was opened at the beginning of this semester and includes two residential buildings, Earle Hall and Teal Residential College. Earle Hall is home to the Science & Health Living-Learning Center and Teal Residential College is home to the Residential College for Engineering and Computer Science.
The declining importance of religious freedom and civic education in society is a reflection of the decline of society as a whole. This was the underlying message from Os Guinness, author and social critic, during his On Topic session with President Ken Starr Tuesday night.
Guinness has authored and edited more than 30 books, worked as a freelance reporter with the BBC and served as executive director of The Williamsburg Charter Foundation. This foundation’s focus is celebrating the First Amendment, a passion clearly shared by Guinness as displayed during his discussion with Starr.
U.S. Distinguished Sen. George J. Mitchell (Maine 1980-95) wowed a packed house in Waco Hall on Tuesday night with the discussion of his involvement and insights on conflicts in Northern Ireland and throughout the Middle East.
President Ken Starr and Mitchell began the conversation by remembering Monday’s atrocities in Boston, and the lives of those whom were lost, including the young Martin Richard. During the Boston Marathon on Monday, two bombs exploded close to the finish line, injuring more than 100 people and killing three.
President Ken Starr will host this semester’s On Topic session with former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell at 7 p.m. today in Waco Hall.
Admission to tonight’s event is free and open to all faculty, students and members of the community, though a ticket is required. Waco Hall has a seating capacity of 2,200 and tickets for tonight’s event became available March 18. Those who plan to attend should pick up a ticket today at the Waco Hall box office beginning at 2 p.m.
President Ken Starr has appointed his chief of staff, Dr. Karla Leeper, to lead the Office of Governmental Relations and Baylor Event Services.
Leeper currently serves as vice president for executive affairs and she said these new responsibilities will help bring the president’s office and government relations closer together.
Sandra Day O’Connor regaled a Baylor audience Monday with the story of her struggle to succeed as a woman in a male-dominated law field, highlighting how the profession has shifted since her selection as the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Baylor will have the honor of welcoming Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to campus as a guest for President Ken Starr’s OnTopic lecture series next week.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will visit campus April 30 as part of Baylor President Ken Starr’s “On Topic” series. The event will be at 1 p.m. in Waco Hall.