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July, 2012 Archive

Texas Tech’s ‘Vision & Tradition Campaign’ surpasses $900 million mark

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

‘Vision and Tradition: The Campaign for Texas Tech’ has surpassed $900 million as funds are raised toward its $1 billion goal. Already surpassing gifts raised from previous campaigns, the ‘Vision & Tradition’ capital campaign is easily the most successful and largest fundraising effort in the history of the Texas Tech University System, university leaders report. (more…)


CASNR dean receives American Society of Animal Science Morrison Award

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The dean of Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has been selected to receive the prestigious American Society of Animal Science Morrison Award. Michael Galyean was presented the honor on Monday (July 16) at the organization’s annual conference in Phoenix. (more…)


AFS’s Mark Miller receives national ‘ASAS Meat Science Research Award’

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Texas Tech’s nationally-honored meat judging coach and long-time animal science professor Mark Miller has been selected to receive the American Society of Animal Science’s Meat Science Research Award. The prestigious honor was presented on Monday (July 16) at the organization’s annual meeting in Phoenix. (more…)


CNN Report: AFS food safety expert comments on Oregon glove requirement

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Last year, when Oregon Health Authority officials announced they would adopt the 2009 FDA Retail Food Code, restaurateurs suddenly faced a piece of legislation that would prohibit foodservice workers to touch prepared food with their bare hands. The gloves came off. (more…)


Helping Hand; SGA rejuvenates leadership with infusion of Reed Young

Friday, July 13th, 2012

A senior agricultural and applied economics major has been elected to serve as external vice president for Texas Tech’s Student Government Association. During the 2012-2013 school year, Reed Young will be responsible for overseeing all programs of the Student Government Association. (more…)


Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team takes third at Reciprocal Meat Conference

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Texas Tech’s Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team rolled to a third place finish last month at the American Meat Science Association’s Reciprocal Meat Conference in Fargo, N.D. “This group of students worked extremely hard and it showed in Fargo,” said Loni Woolley, a meat science graduate student and one of the team’s coaches. (more…)


Water, Energy & Natural Resources Innovation & Research Cluster launches

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

To answer the increasing complexity of water resources issues, Texas Tech is in the early stages of developing a Water, Energy, and Natural Resources Innovation and Research Cluster. As part of that effort, an internal water summit was held Wednesday (July 11) at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. (more…)