Accolades

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9/17/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.
[Andrea Dixon]
9/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2014) -- Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., the Frank and Floy Smith Holloway Endowed Professor in Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, has been awarded the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Marketing Association Sales SIG.
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9/9/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2014) – In the latest rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, Baylor University moved up to No. 71 among National Universities, achieving the University’s best rating since U.S. News began ranking institutions beyond the top 50 in 2002. Baylor was ranked No. 75 by U.S. News in 2013.
[Kendall Artz]
9/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) – Kendall Artz, Ph.D., chairman of the Baylor department of entrepreneurship and director of the Baylor Entrepreneurship Program, was recently selected to serve on the executive committee for the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).
[Sustainability at Baylor]
9/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014 )-- Baylor University is making plays on and off the field by going greener.
Baylor University ranks 21 out of the 25 top football schools in the nation in terms of sustainability efforts, according to SaveOnEnergy.com, a division of Save On Energy LLC. The survey was conducted on a basis that examined criteria such as stadium stability efforts, number of active green organizations, water diversion rate, percentage of budget spent on locally grown or organic foods and level of environmental studies degrees offered.
[Wade Rowatt]
8/29/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014)--Wade C. Rowatt, Ph.D, professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded national mentoring award from the American Psychological Association. Rowatt was recognized for his contribution to the psychology of religion by mentoring individuals who have become active in the field.
[Jeff Goh]
8/29/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) – Baylor University has its very own Piano Man. His name is Jie Fang Goh. He goes by “Jeff.”
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8/15/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) – It started with Lego towers.
Then, as Sarah Stair’s love of building things grew, she advanced to constructing weight-bearing bridges out of paper and participating in the egg-drop contest – a rite of passage for students involved in science Olympiads and other such competitions.
[Chronicle - Great colleges to Work For 2014]
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 The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of only 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 10 of the 11 categories recognizing specific best practices and policies.
[brandon martinez]
7/11/2014
WACO, Texas (July 11, 2014) – Brandon Martinez, Baylor University doctoral candidate in sociology, recently received the SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award, presented by SAGE Publications.
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7/9/2014
WACO, Texas (July 9, 2014) – Baylor University is one of only 44 public and private colleges to be named a “Best Buy” in the 2015 edition of the best-selling Fiske Guide to Colleges, which bases its evaluations on universities with four- or five-star academic rankings, affordable cost and high quality of student life on campus.
[Fashion program]
7/9/2014
WACO, Texas (July 9, 2014) – Baylor University’s Apparel Design and Product Development program was recognized recently by Fashion-Schools.org as among the top fashion design programs in the nation. The website ranked the program 35th out of 75 schools surveyed in the U.S., and sixth among Southwest schools.
6/27/2014
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2014) – Baylor University has selected Alfredo Colman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Baylor University School of Music, as its 2014 Centennial Professor. The Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee awards the honor to a professor every spring semester.
6/26/2014
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2014) — Baylor Law School was honored today by the State Bar of Texas with an award for exceptional service to the poor during the awards presentation at the organization’s Annual Meeting at the Hilton Austin and Austin Convention Center.
[Joel]
6/24/2014
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2014) — Joel C. Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the founder of an international ministry, on June 17 marked the 50th anniversary of his service during a celebration at The Church Without Walls (Brookhollow Baptist Church) in Houston.
[Bob Dixon]
6/24/2014
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2014) – Baylor University recently joined with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Texas Baptist Historical Collection to present the Texas Baptists Legacy Award to two legendary Texas Baptists and rededicate the Texas Baptist Historical Museum on the site of the oldest continuously active Baptist church in the state – Independence, Texas.
[Donald D. Schmeltekopf]
6/23/2014
WACO, Texas (June 23, 2014) – Donald D. Schmeltekopf, Ph.D., Baylor University Provost Emeritus, has been awarded the Charles D. Johnson Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to Christian higher education through Baptist-related institutions.
[Joe McKinney]
6/17/2014
WACO, Texas (June 17, 2014) – Picking one professor out of the fold to be recognized with “Of The Year” status takes long hours of poring over dozens of nominations and remarkable achievements. Joe McKinney, Ph.D., professor of economics in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, recently received a major university honor and was selected to receive the 11th Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award.
[Dr. Kent Eshelman]
6/9/2014
WACO, Texas (June 9, 2014) – Kent Eshelman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of instrumental studies, was awarded the Roger Bobo Award for Excellence in Recording for his album, Flavors.
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6/9/2014
WACO, Texas (June 9, 2014) – Caroline Power of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law took home the top prize at Baylor Law School's 2014 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition on June 8. The invitation-only competition creates a challenging atmosphere for competitors and already is being called one of the toughest mock trial tournaments in the nation.
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