Home for the Holidays... Texas Tech Style
  • Don't know what to wear to the office party?
  • Confused about which wine to serve as the weather gets chilly?
  • Not sure whether toys or books make a better children's gift?

We've put together a list of holiday topics ranging from children's literature to red wine.

Happy holidays from the Communications and Marketing team. [more]

Extinction Explained!

Texas Tech paleontologist finds evidence that meteorite strike near Bombay may have wiped out dinosaurs.

Imagine a meteorite more than 25 miles wide hurtling toward Earth at 36,000 miles per hour. The impact would create mass extinctions, perpetual night for more than a year, tsunamis and massive volcanic activity. [more]




Campus Connection

Associate Vice President for Research

Karlene Hoo to fill a newly created research post. [more]

Technology Transfer Director Named

Susanne Moore is managing director of technology transfer and intellectual property. [more]

December Commencement

2,166 graduates will receive diplomas. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Celtic Christmas on Dec. 16

Nollaig Shona Duit ! (NO-Lihg HO-nuh ghwich). Happy Christmas from the School of Music. [more]

Upcoming Events

See what’s going on around campus. [more]

Madrigal Dinner Feast Adds New Flavor

From irritable audience members, to sound problems, to needing extra padding for the queen’s rear end, the Texas Tech University Madrigal Dinner Feast’s history is filled with funny stories.

For the first few days in December, the Student Union Ballroom becomes a medieval court, with some new changes for the 2006 performance. [more]

Alumna Designs 10th Anniversary Official Ornament

Nelda Laney admits that it is a little strange to spend so much time and effort on one decoration.

She spent days outside of the Jones AT&T Stadium trying to draw an exact duplication of its west side. [more]

Hance Makes First Speech as Chancellor

Kent Hance

In the Croslin Room of the library, faculty and staff got their first opportunity to hear Kent Hance speak since he took office.

Hance reminisced about his time as both a student and a professor before discussing his plans and vision for the future of the Texas Tech University System. [more]

Decade of Chernobyl

After 12 years of studying the Chernobyl disaster and the repercussions radioactive fallout has had in the area, two Texas Tech researchers say populations of plants and animals in the area are better off than in non-affected areas. [more]

Lighting up a Texas Tech Tradition

More than 25,000 lights adorned 13 buildings at the culmination of the 48th annual Carol of Lights ceremony. [more]

Best in Texas

Most students are thrilled to make it out of the bar exam alive. Texas Tech graduate Rick Haan made it out with the best score in the state. [more]

Getting REAL

Alternative certification program recruits teachers for high-needs subjects. [more]

Back in the US

Texas Tech alum who revolutionized marketing real estate in the former Soviet Union visits Lubbock. [more]

Focus on Multiculturalism Brings College of Education Big Honors

Collaboration and community involvement can change the way young people see the world. Now, Texas Tech’s College of Education is raising bar for colleges that want to make a difference. [more]

Rocket Man

Texas Tech professor honored for developing software language for NASA. [more]

Ribbon Cutting

College of Human Sciences cuts ribbon on two new centers. [more]

Athletic News

Red Raider Football Represented on Academic All-District Team

Academic honors are a family affair for the Red Raider football team with the Walker brothers joining Brock Stratton in receiving honors for work in the classroom. [more]

Three Red Raiders Selected to All-Big 12 Teams

Joel Filani was named one of three wide receivers on the first-team, while Keyunta Dawson and Glenn January were both second-team selections. [more]

Williams Named to Sporting News Freshman Team

Red Raider freshman defensive end among 10 true freshmen to gain all-conference honors. [more]

Texas Tech Announces 2007 Schedule

Red Raiders add some old SWC flavor to its 2007 season. [more]

December Book Review

Spunky Farm Girl Finds Herself.

Book chronicles the tales of a Harvey Girl hopeful. [more]


Alumni News

Holiday Gift Ideas

You don’t have to fight the crowds this holiday season, because the Texas Tech Alumni Association has many different gift ideas for your friends and family. All proceeds go towards the Texas Tech Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. [more]

Alumni Association Student/Parent Loans

By selecting the Alumni Association as your lender, you are also helping other Texas Tech students. [more]

Texas Tech Accepts Insight Bowl Invitation

The Red Raiders will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Dec. 29 at Sun Devil Stadium.

The bowl appearance will mark the 30th in the history of the Red Raider program, which ranks 19th all-time nationally. [more]