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October, 2012 Archive

Quiet-Minded: AFS Horse Expert Shares Advise on finding next Midnight Matador

Friday, October 19th, 2012

When it comes to selecting a horse for Texas Tech’s next Masked Rider, the nature of the animal is just as important as the training. It’s an important point considering this week’s announcement that the university’s current and longest-serving horse mascot, Midnight Matador, is retiring due to a leg injury that hampers running. (more…)


Author, Livestock Expert Temple Grandin Set to Speak at Texas Tech

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Temple Grandin, a woman with high-functioning autism who became a professor at Colorado State University and a pioneering designer of humane livestock facilities, will be a featured speaker at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 30) at Texas Tech University’s Allen Theatre. (more…)


Forage researcher receives tenure from Texas Tech Board of Regents

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Among the items approved at the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents meeting was the granting of tenure to an agronomist from the university’s Department of Plant and Soil Science. Charles ‘Chuck’ West, who serves as the Thornton Distinguished Professor of Forages, was granted the academic classification, bringing the total of full-time tenured faculty at Tech to 726. (more…)


Hall of Fame, Meat Science Recognition Banquet Honors Best and Brightest

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences highlighted its outstanding alumni on Friday (Oct. 12) at special 200-person recognition banquet in university’s United Spirit Arena. Award categories for the seven honorees included Distinguished Service, Horizon, Advanced Graduate of Distinction, Meathead of the Year, Meat Science Distinguished Alumni, and the Albert Usener Award. (more…)


In Profile: Graham’s retirement reboot brings researcher back to Lubbock

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Jim Graham’s career has come full circle. Before the Texas Tech agricultural science grad (’63 BS) joined global agribusiness leader Monsanto in 1966 as a research specialist, he worked on cotton-related projects at Lubbock’s Texas Agricultural Experiment Station as a Texas Tech undergraduate. (more…)


Rodeo Update: Calf Roping Highlights Weekend’s Vernon College Rodeo

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Led by a championship roping performance from an agriculture economics major from Snyder, Texas Tech’s rodeo team had a strong outing this weekend at the Vernon College Southwest Region National Intercollegiate Rodeo in Wichita Falls. (more…)


LA Alum Christopher Hoffman Named to National CLARB Leadership Team

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

A graduate of Texas Tech University’s Department of Landscape Architecture has been elected Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, officials of the Reston, Va.-based organization reported today (Oct. 12). (more…)