Some of Texas Tech’s best loved traditions occur around the holiday season. There is the breathtaking Carol of Lights, the raucous medieval Madrigal Dinner Feast and the rollicking Caprock Celtic Christmas.

But if you’d rather just curl up with a good book, Texas Tech has you covered there too with a variety of offerings from Texas Tech University Press.

Need the perfect gift for a Red Raider? Try the university’s official ornament. [more]

New Grant to Help Protect Against Harmful Bacterium

USDA grant will help implement pathogen prevention methods at feed yards. [more]

A Kinder, Gentler Parking Services Office

From parking tickets to car boots, traffic and parking is not always top on the list of favorite offices at Texas Tech. But that might be changing soon. [more]

What It Feels Like

They say every Red Raider has a story.

Get ready to get up close and personal to all aspects of our great university with our new "What It Feels Like" series.

What It Feels Like ... To String 25,000 Christmas Lights. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

New Home Chosen for Rawls College of Business

Location within walking distance of the future North Campus Gateway. [more]

Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to Speak in Lubbock

The first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court to kick off new lecture series named in her honor. [more]

College of Business and School of Law in Princeton Review

Princeton Review Books guide millions of students each year through transitions from high school to college to professional studies. [more]

Emergency Notification System Test a Big Success

More than 37,000 phone and text messages were delivered in under 15 minutes. [more]

College of Engineering Ranked Among Best in Nation

Best schools for Hispanics featured in the September issue of Hispanic Business Magazine. [more]

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Don't forget, check the online news center for current Texas Tech news! [more]

Oil Boom Meets Classroom | Video

A boom in the oil patch has led to a resurgence in university petroleum engineering programs.

After surviving years of slumping enrollment, petroleum engineering (PE) programs are growing again.  A booming industry means students are enrolling in record numbers and programs are scrambling to hire faculty to meet the demand.

Texas Tech University’s Petroleum Engineering Department is preparing to launch a new fundraising campaign to address the global and national workforce issues surrounding the oil and gas industry. [more]

All In A Day's Work

Texas Tech employee celebrates 90th birthday, 40th anniversary on the job. [more]

Featured Traditions

Football season is almost over, but here are some home game traditions to reflect on.

Painting the Campus Red

The Thursday evening before every home football game, the Midnight Raiders paint the Texas Tech campus red. [more]

Grills Gone Wild!

Red Raiders go beyond the tailgate for the ultimate pre-game experience. [more]

Tailgating, Red Raider Style

Cooking up a tradition: KRFE's Jim Stewart remembers the first tailgate party in 1983. See how much things have changed. [more]

Featured Alumnus

Brad Leland: Ready for Prime Time

"Friday Night Lights" star finds inspiration in his Texas roots. [more]

Texas Tech University Press News

Texas Tech Press Wins Award for "Getting Away With Murder"

The infamous and often violent history of the Texas Frontier comes to life in Bill Neal's new book. [more]

Real-World Experience for Business Students

Students have an opportunity to earn back a portion of their tuiton in one business class at Texas Tech University. [more]

Athletic News

Texas Tech Football Grad Rates Among Top 10

Graduation success rate for Red Raider football program second in BCS public comparisons. [more]

Harrell to Crabtree Combination Continues to Draw National Attention

Junior quarterback and freshman receiver named semifinalists for two prestigious awards. [more]

Don't forget!

Parking Reminder

Check www.Freeway.TTU.EDU for parking updates!

 

Development News

New Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement Named

Kelly Overley, former Senior Director of Development for the School of Medicine in El Paso, to lead System fundraising efforts. [more]

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Carol of Lights Pre-Lighting Festival

Come early for the Carol of Lights and enjoy good parking and free food. [more]

Fall 2007 Ring Ceremony Dates Announced | Video

Texas Tech tradition to be held in November. [more]

Get Your Red Raider MasterCard

Support Texas Tech without spending an extra dollar. Every time you buy groceries or fill up your gas tank you can support your alma mater by using the Chase Red Raider MasterCard. [more]

Tandy to Lead Global Government Relations and Public Policy for Motorola

Motorola named Texas Tech alumnus Karen P. Tandy as senior vice president, top public policy spokesperson. [more]