August 29, 2017
Hospitality Services has added various dining options on campus.
Fans will be able to buy tickets to any Red Raider sporting event by replying to a text message. Fans who participate will receive customized notifications when tickets become available, enabling them to complete their purchase in a matter of seconds.
Texas Tech’s partnership with ReplyBuy will start with the Texas Tech football game against Eastern Washington on Sept. 3.
Nowlin received his bachelor’s degree from Angelo State University in 1991 and his juris doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1994. Nowlin also earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in politics from Princeton University.
Nowlin’s research interest is focused on judicial power, interpretive theory and constitutional structure. Nowlin received the Ben A. Hardy Faculty Excellence Award in 2011 for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service.
Nowlin began as dean of the School of Law on July 17.
Texas Tech namedBrittany Todd, former associate director of the Office of Student Conduct, as director of the Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) office in August. Todd began in the position on Aug. 1.
The RISE office was established in 2015 to provide prevention education and services to students on topics like alcohol, drugs, relationship violence and suicide prevention.
This is the first time Texas Tech has appeared on the QS World University Rankings list and is one of two public institutions in the U.S. new to this year’s rankings. Texas Tech also is ranked among the top 75 public research institutions in the U.S. in the QS rankings.
Texas Tech was ranked No. 7 out of more than 1,200 colleges and universities on the SR Education Group’s
list of the 2017 top online and most affordable online schools for students with disabilities.
The data evaluated from the publisher included information from university websites, the College Board school database and the National Center for Education Statistics. The top schools on the disability-friendly list include those that provide high levels of support, a wide range of accommodations and a comprehensive list of resources.
The Texas Gamma Chapter of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women at Texas Tech was named the best Pi Beta Phi chapter in the nation. The chapter received the Balfour Cup for the 2016-17 academic year, the fraternity’s highest and most prestigious honor.
The chapter served a total of 3,000 hours of community service overall in the academic year. Members also raised more than $14,000 for the Pi Beta Phi Foundation through the chapter’s fundraising.
Maria Alvarado and Mystie Do, two students in the Texas Tech School of Art, each received a national-level American Advertising Award while attending Texas Tech. It marks the first time a Texas Tech student has won a national ADDY while currently enrolled.
Alvarado won a silver ADDY for a stationery package she created in a visual systems class. The project focused on branding for a restaurant, including business cards, menus and product labels. Do also won a silver ADDY for a promotional video she created in a motion graphics class. The video was adapted from a print poster created by professor Dirk Fowler and is now being used for recruitment purposes for the School of Art.
Alvarado and Do both submitted their work to Lubbock’s local ADDY competition. The work then went through the district level which qualified them for the national competition.
The Texas Tech Twirlers competed in the America’s Youth on Parade National Baton Twirling Championships in July and received 19 individual and team awards.
Members of the team took third place in the National Collegiate Halftime Twirl Show and fifth place in the National Collegiate Dance Twirl competition. Each of the twirlers also earned multiple top-10 awards in the individual categories of solo- and two-baton twirling, strutting and flag twirling.
The team has competed in the championship every year since 2011 and has placed in the top five each time, including back-to-back national titles in 2014 and 2015.
After its sweep of Kansas on May 20, the Texas Tech Baseball team claimed its second-straight Big 12 Conference regular-season championship. This is the first time the team has claimed back-to-back titles.
This championship was the sixth conference crown in program history. Texas Tech shared the conference title with Texas Christian University.
The Honors Residence Hall opened with a University Student Housing ribbon-cutting on Aug. 9.
The hall will house 313 students, mainly from the Honors College. Construction of the residence hall started in February 2016, and took 17 months to complete.
The residence hall is 77,292 square feet and features 153 double and seven single units over four floors. This is the first pod-style hall on Texas Tech’s campus, with rooms around central community bathrooms.
A new public art installation, “Wandering,” by artist Marc Fornes, will be installed in the landscaped courtyard at the residence hall. The piece will measure between 16 and 18 feet tall and 50 feet long and draws inspiration from the potential traffic flow patterns in the space. The piece will change appearance depending on the angle from which it is viewed.
Several construction projects on campus are underway or nearing completion.
A new era of excellence is dawning as Texas Tech University achieves the Tier One designation. As of 2016, Texas Tech is listed among the nation's top doctoral universities in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Of the 115 universities listed in the Highest Research Activity category, Texas Tech is one of 81 public institutions in the top tier.
Research and enrollment numbers are at record levels, which cement Texas Tech's commitment to attracting and retaining quality students. The university strives to foster an environment that celebrates student accomplishment above all else. Texas Tech is large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on each student individually.
Quality students need a top-notch faculty. Texas Tech is home to a diverse, highly revered pool of educators who excel in teaching, research and service.
The momentum for excellence at Texas Tech has never been greater.Twitter
Facilities, Planning & Construction is part of the Texas Tech University System and supports Texas Tech's academic missions by creating high-quality, innovative campuses through professional planning, design and construction management.
FP&C also oversees the public art collection on campus.