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2011 Events

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2011 Christmas Open House. Christmas Time's A'Coming. Happiness is coming to town, and we at CASNR wish you the best of the holiday season. On Dec. 7, 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 >>

2011 Pig Roast. CASNR honored three area residents with Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist Awards on Nov. 10 during its annual Pig Roast at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall. This year’s recipients were Donnell Brown of Throckmorton for agricultural production, Jim Conkwright of Lubbock for public service, and Mike Engler of Amarillo for agribusiness.   Learn More >>

CASNR Homecoming Breakfast 2011. College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources alumni got another warm welcome Saturday (Oct. 15) as the graduates, young and old, celebrated the college’s Homecoming Breakfast festivities at a new location – Texas Tech’s historic dairy barn. In addition to a hardy, early-morning breakfast, alumni got a gracious welcome from President Guy Bailey. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>

Norman Hopper Retirement Reception. A reception that brought friends, guests and agricultural industry leaders to Lubbock was held Aug. 26 at the university’s Merket Alumni Center in honor of the retirement of Norman Hopper, executive associate dean of academic and student programs in Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources. Hopper will continue to be affiliated with CASNR, serving as the college’s coordinator of special projects. He joined Texas Tech’s faculty in 1976.   Learn More >>

Ag Fest 2011.Sponsored by CASNR’s Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center, the annual gathering of students, professors and organizations was held Sept. 1 at AFS Livestock Arena. The event featured a tasty hamburger dinner, along with a live performance by Kaitlin Spraberry and ample opportunities for socializing. Special Texas Tech guests included Texas Tech’s Masked Rider. Photos: N. Martin   Learn More >>

CASNR Faculty Retreat 2011. Eight faculty and staff members were honored for service and support of Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources during a special ceremony Aug. 23 at the Merket Alumni Center. Earlier in the day a faculty forum to identify research areas of excellence for CASNR was held, along with several presentations on the research vision for Texas Tech, faculty development activities, and research integrity and safety.   Learn More >>

Research Farm Field Day. New cotton variety trial research and irrigation studies were in the spotlight Aug. 24 during Texas Tech’s Quaker Research Farm Field Day near the university’s main campus. The program was led by Glen Ritchie, a crop physiology assistant professor with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and Farm Manager Steve Oswalt. Photos: N. Martin   Learn More >>

John Burns Retirement Reception. A reception that brought more than 150 friends, guests and agricultural industry leaders from across the city and state was held June 29 at the university’s Merket Alumni Center. Burns, himself a former Texas Tech provost, came out of retirement in 2007 to serve as interim dean of CASNR. In 2008, he was named dean of the college. A faculty member since 1969, Burns was chairman of Tech’s biological sciences department from 1987 to 1995.   Learn More >>

Student Success Center Popcorn Reception. One of the highlights of CASNR’s Agriculture Awareness Week was a popcorn reception (April 26) celebrating the dedication of our newly re-named Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center. Bennett was the trailblazer in raising money for scholarships to increase recruitment of students. He spearheaded the creation of the college’s Ambassadors for Agriculture and Agri-Techsans programs. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>

PSS Spring Flower Show. There was a breath of spring in CASNR’s light-filled animal science atrium this month (April 22), as a striking mix of flowers lifted the spirits of judges and visitors from across campus. More than 25 flower arrangements were featured as part of the final grades for students in a Plant and Soil Science’s floral design class, led by Amber Bates, an instructor with the department. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>