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March, 2013 Archive

Texas agriculture lifetime leadership program honors two with ties to CASNR

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Texas Tech grad and noted Plainview ag producer Glenn Schur has been named the ‘Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership Program Alumni of the Year’ by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The awards ceremony was held earlier this year in Austin. (more…)


Walking on eggshells; Debate over Lesser Prairie Chicken listing flares up

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must decide by Sept. 30 whether to propose listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken, a grayish-brown grouse that lives in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. (more…)


Recognition of Excellence; AEC’s Burris selected for Professing Excellence Award

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Scott Burris, an associate professor with Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, has been tapped for one of this year’s Professing Excellence Awards. The honor was presented at a special ceremony today (Mar. 20) at the Red Raider Lounge in the university’s Student Union Building. (more…)


First Person: Conquering the huge uncertainty of choosing a major

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The question of where to go to college was hardly a question for Savannah Leonard. Since she could remember, the Sonora native wanted to go to Texas Tech University. Her grandfather, both parents and her older brother brought home degrees from Tech. (more…)


Year by Year; CASNR faculty, staff recognized for length of service at ICC

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Texas Tech University recognized 38 outstanding faculty and staff members with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources today (Mar. 27) with recognition of their length of service to the university community. The awards ceremony was held at Tech’s International Cultural Center Hall of Nations. (more…)


Rodeo Update: Carley Richardson brings home SPC breakaway calf roping win

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Texas Tech’s rodeo team participated at the South Plains College Rodeo last weekend in Levelland, highlighted by strong individual performances in breakaway calf roping, barrel racing and saddle bronc riding. (more…)


Snowboarder Magazine; Tech prof lauds new plant-based sunglass lens use

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Snowboarder magazine’s website reports today (Mar. 21) that Zeal Optics is introducing one of the world’s first sunglass lens using a plant-based bonding agent, replacing a petroleum-based bonder. With the new e-llume lenses, the Boulder, Colo.-based company now believes that it leads the way towards completely removing crude oil from sunglass production. (more…)