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2010 Events

Lights. Camera. Christmas. Happiness is coming to town, and we at CASNR wish you the best of the holiday season. We’ll see you in the New Year. On Dec. 8, CASNR’s faculty, staff and students, along with friends across the Texas Tech campus, gathered for our annual Dean’s Office Christmas Open House. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Guided by a water-stingy landscape design developed by their chairman Alon Kvashny, 85 students from Texas Tech’s landscape architecture department spent the weekend just before the Thanksgiving holiday bringing another episode of popular TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to a happy end. The core of the design rested on ease of maintenance and minimal water use. Photos: A. Kvashny.   Learn More >>

CASNR Homecoming Breakfast 2010. Breakfast boosts feel good factor as Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources alumni got another warm welcome Nov. 6 as the graduates, young and old, celebrated the college’s Homecoming Breakfast festivities at the Animal and Food Sciences’ livestock arena in Lubbock. Later that evening the Red Raiders stunned No. 12 Missouri 24-17. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>

Study Abroad – China. CASNR’s Norman Hopper and Cindy Akers led a 15-day China Study Abroad program this summer. The 14 students and their chaperones began their travels in Shanghai then moved inland to visit Chinese agricultural universities and view several historic sites, including the Great Wall of China and Forbidden City.
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CASNR Faculty Retreat 2010. Ten faculty and staff members were honored for service and support of Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources during a special ceremony Aug. 24 at the Merket Alumni Center. An evening dinner featured the award recipients.   Learn More >>

Study Abroad - Costa Rica. Frog-filled jungles, smoking volcanoes and beautiful beaches all combined to make the lush Central American country one of the hottest study abroad destinations this summer for Texas Tech students interested in sustainable agriculture and development in the tropics. Take a visual tour of their tropical trip through the student’s own photographs. The group was led by Natural Resource Management’s Gad Perry and Clint Boal.   Learn More >>

2010 Ag Fest. Sponsored by CASNR’s Student Services, the annual gathering of students, faculty and ag organizations was held Sept. 2 at AFS Livestock Arena. This year’s rain-interrupted event featured a hardy hamburger line, along with a live county band and ample meet-and-greet opportunities. Special guests included Raider Red and the Masked Rider. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>

CASNR Outreach; Turfgrass Field Day. New postemergence turfgrass herbicides, evaluation of a salt-resistant fairway turf and spring dead spot control in bermudagrass were in the spotlight Aug. 9 during Texas Tech’s Turfgrass Field Day at the university’s Quaker Research Farm. The program was led by Gerald Henry, field day chairman and an assistant professor with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>

Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute. Texas Tech’s FBRI has a fundamental objective to foster greater use of the natural fibers and increase textile manufacturing in Texas. Activities include researching, testing, and evaluating natural and man-made fibers. The 110,000 square-foot facility has a number of laboratories, including those involving biopolymer research, materials evaluation, short staple spinning, weaving, and chemical finishing. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>

Fresh Focus. CASNR’s plant science atrium has received a major makeover with the introduction of a new interiorscape provided by students from PSS 3317. Under the guidance of Cynthia McKenney, an associate professor of ornamental horticulture, participants learned the identification and cultural management of plants they later installed in the design. The new foliage came from the university greenhouse collection. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>

Fulbright Educator Returns from Africa.. David Lawver, a professor in Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, taught extension methods during the fall at Egerton University near the east African provincial capital of Nakuru, Kenya. His work was supported by a Fulbright Grant from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Photos: D. Lawver.   Learn More >>