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2012 Events

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2012 Christmas Open House. Season’s Greetings. Happiness is coming to town, and we at CASNR wish you the best of the holiday season. On Dec. 12, 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 >>

CASNR Homecoming Breakfast 2012. College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources alumni got another warm welcome Saturday (Oct. 13) as the graduates, young and old, celebrated the college’s Homecoming Breakfast festivities at a new location – Texas Tech’s Student Union Building. In addition to a hardy, early-morning breakfast, alumni got a gracious welcome from Chancellor Kent Hance. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>

CASNR Faculty Retreat 2012. 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. 22 at the Merket Alumni Center. Earlier in the day, CASNR faculty participated in a facilitator workshop that focused on writing communications; motivation to teach; academic integrity and ethics; and service learning.   Learn More >>

Ag Fest 2012. Sponsored by CASNR’s Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center, the annual gathering of students, professors and organizations was held Aug. 30 at AFS Livestock Arena. The event featured a tasty hamburger dinner, along with a live performance and ample opportunities for socializing. Special guests included Texas Tech’s Masked Rider.   Learn More >>

Landscape Architecture’s Autumn in Italy. Led by Associate Professor John Billing, a talented group of fourth-year landscape architecture students spent the fall semester at Italy’s Santa Chiara Study Center, 125 miles northeast of Rome. Studio courses focused on organization, form and character of Italian urban spaces such as piazzas and villa courtyards.   Learn More >>

Dairy Barn Redesign. Today, Texas Tech’s Dairy Barn is used for nothing more than a historical structure. Some CASNR professionals are looking to change this. For instance this month Charles Klein, an associate professor of landscape architecture, assigned a class project to renovate area to 19 students in his site design course. Take a closer look at their best-in-class ideas.   Learn More >>

Lubbock African-American Museum. An ambitious class of Texas Tech landscape architecture students hopes to take their design concepts for the first African-American museum in West Texas from the drawing table to an actual East Lubbock landmark. They presented their plans to the Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council. Highlights include open-air theaters, winding tree-shaded paths. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>

On The Drawing Board. CASNR leaders are proposing a new 21,500 sq. ft., two-floor expansion with basement and a renovation of the existing Plant and Soil Sciences Building. The building expansion includes new office space, a conference/seminar room, cold/storage, and laboratories. The new facility will be built in the spirit of Tech’s Spanish Renaissance architecture, and the adjacent Goddard building will have an upgraded building facade that will be in the same architectural character.   Learn More >>

Gardens of Spain. Plant and soil science students got a first-hand look at some of Europe’s premier gardens this spring. Led by Professor of Ornamental Horticulture Cynthia McKenney, the group explored the Moorish influences on Spanish gardens in Madrid, Segovia, Seville, Granada and Cordoba. Special points of interest included the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the aqueducts in Segovia and the Alhambra and General Life Gardens in Granada. Photos: C. McKenney.   Learn More >>

Texas Wine Business Is Booming. Texas Tech introduced the state’s first degree specialization in viticulture and enology. Take a walk through Brent Trela’s laboratories as he conducts research, teaching, and extension programs in enology in support of the grape and wine industry. His classes introduce students to wines, wine business, winemaking, and the science, processing, quality control and analysis of winemaking. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>

Close-Up: Planting Design. Take a walk through some of the detail elements featured in the current landscape architecture planting design posters on display here on campus. Our landscape architecture program provides a sound grounding in theory and technology, which is put into practice through our design studios. Tech offers license-qualifying landscape architecture degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. Photos: N. Martin.   Learn More >>