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January, 2012 Archive

Former Masked Rider Chadwell ropes in new job as PSS recruiting coordinator

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Former Texas Tech Masked Rider and recent agricultural communications graduate Christi Chadwell has been named Communications and Recruiting Coordinator for Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science. She begins her duties today (Feb. 1), said officials with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. (more…)

 

Horse Sense; Lindsey named new Texas Tech equestrian center director

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Former Executive Director of the Stock Horse of Texas Association and experienced equestrian Kim Lindsey has been selected as the new director of the Texas Tech Equestrian Center. She’ll begin her duties on Monday (Feb. 6), said officials with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources today. (more…)

 

Strategic Research; Transdisciplinary Research Academy forges links to CASNR

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Texas Tech’s newly formed Transdisciplinary Research Academy has selected nine outstanding faculty members from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources to be among its first members. (more…)

 

CASNR Career Expo set for Feb. 7 at Texas Tech Student Union Ballroom

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will host a Spring Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 7) at the university’s Student Union Ballroom. This year’s Expo features company representatives from more than 30 businesses eager to meet and schedule Tech students for potential interviews. (more…)

 

Venison tamale sale launched by Association of Natural Resource Scientists

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

It’s tamale time in Texas Tech’s Department of Natural Resources Management, specifically venison tamales. Members of Tech’s Association of Natural Resource Scientists will be selling the regional treats for the next few weeks. (more…)

 

Texas Tech swine study results could save pork industry $10 million

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Researchers at Texas Tech and Iowa State University found that the pork industry can generally use less bedding year-round than it currently does when transporting swine. The change could improve overall animal well-being and could save the industry an estimated $10.1 million per year. The study was funded by the Pork Checkoff. (more…)

 

Protracted drought cuts deeply into Texas quail numbers: Texas Tech study

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The drought and a killing heat that gripped Texas for the better part of a year has sharply reduced quail numbers with the die-off of adult game birds ratcheting up into the hundreds of thousands, followed by pint-sized chick reproduction reports. (more…)