September 2007 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Texas Tech Offers First Wind Science and Engineering Doctorate

Storm Shelters to Ease Evacuation Complications

Family Therapy Helps Recovery of Seriously Ill Children

High School Accomplishments Pay Off at Texas Tech

Texas Tech Music Student Joins Broadway Cast of 'Phantom'

Healing Hooves

Chess Heads Elected Officers of U.S. Chess Federation

Campus Connection

Recent Grad Named National Mortar Board Fellowship Recipient

Summer 2007 Commencement

Opening Events, Minds This Fall

Artist Hopes His Metal Work Will Spread the Seeds of Knowledge

Back to School Fiesta

Pretty Texas Tech

Serpents, Ships and Unique Structures Featured in Striking New Exhibit

A Look Inside College Night

Development

Chancellor Hosts Reception in Ruidoso

Alumni News

Alumnus Has a Passion for the Game (And the Grass)

Where Will You Be on Gameday?

Help to Keep Hockey in Lubbock Alive: A Letter from Coach Fioroni

Got Membership?

Sell Tapped to Represent Bush

Featured Tradition

Will Rogers & Soapsuds

Featured Alumnus

In case you missed it! Will Bigham Wins Big

Athletics

Top Rankings Are Par for This Course

Texas Tech Football Elects Captains for 2007 Season

Former Texas Tech Linebacker to Receive Heritage Award

Offensive Lineman Sets Texas Tech Football's Bench Press Record

Texas Tech Quarterback on Three Prestigious Preseason Watch Lists

Book Review

Lots of Fashion ... but plenty of history, too.

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Top Rankings Are Par for This Course

Texas Tech Rawls Course ranked third by superintendents' magazine.

What was then – back in 2003 – course architect Tom Doak's most complicated feat, pegging 18 holes of Freeway Constructionsublimely rolling greens on a bald patch of flat West Texas farmland, produced a jewel of minimalist simplicity, a deceptively Spartan ripple of par-devouring nuances capable of stymieing even the best of collegiate golfers.

Yet in sculpting Texas Tech University’s Rawls Course, Doak achieved more than a daunting course; he created a golf haven for all comers, the professionals and the greenest of green amateurs, those choosing to hoof between tee boxes or zip through on a cart. [more]

Alumnus Has a Passion for the Game (And the Grass)

Golf course architect links to Texas Tech.

With a love for the game of golf, landscape architecture and being self-employed, it seemed almost destiny that Dave Bennett would end up designing golf courses around the globe.

Hole #1 at Ridge Point Country Club in Jonesboro, Arkansas by Dave Bennett

Combining his ability to envision a golf course before it is even completed with his love of golf, Bennett takes pride in personally involving himself in every aspect of the design phase of any project from large real estate developments to resort planning, paying close attention to detail.

“My goal is to provide a quality course known for its playability, fairness and challenge for all skill levels of golfers,” he said. [more]

Texas Tech Offers First Wind Science and Engineering Doctorate

Wind energy, windstorm damage among focuses of new Ph.D. program. [more]

Storm Shelters to Ease Evacuation Complications

Getting the right storm shelter can save lives, time and resources. [more]

Featured Tradition

Will Rogers & Soapsuds

Discover the story behind Will Rogers’ immortal connection to the Texas Tech campus. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Recent Grad Named National Mortar Board Fellowship Recipient

Former chapter president receives $2000 award. [more]

Summer 2007 Commencement

More than 1,262 undergraduate and graduate students received diplomas during two ceremonies in the United Spirit Arena. [more]

Opening Events, Minds This Fall

Second Presidential Lecture & Performance Series begins in September. [more]

Artist Hopes His Metal Work Will Spread the Seeds of Knowledge

Lars Stanley compares the caliber of the Texas Tech art program to that of cities rather than universities. [more]

Back to School Fiesta

More than 4000 potential first-generation students and their families attended this year’s Back to School Fiesta Day.  Activities included a college and community fair, informational sessions for parents and students, free food and entertainment, campus bus tours and free school supplies for pre-kindergarten through high school students. [more]

Family Therapy Helps Recovery of Seriously Ill Children

Research shows that through therapy, medical health outcomes of chronically ill children, their family members and treatment professionals are enhanced.   [more]

High School Accomplishments Pay Off at Texas Tech

Texas Tech Students Receive Scholarships, Laptops. [more]

Texas Tech Music Student Joins Broadway Cast of ‘Phantom’

Phantom of the Opera

Chris Bohannon cast as Piangi in the popular Broadway Musical "The Phantom of the Opera."   [more]

Chess Heads Elected Officers of U.S. Chess Federation

Susan Polgar, Paul Truong elected by unanimous vote. [more]

Featured Alumnus

Ryan T. Briggs

In case you missed it! Will Bigham Wins Big

Former theater alum earns slot on DreamWorks Studio lot. [more]

Book Review

Lots of fashion ... but plenty of history, too.

Three books published by Texas Tech University Press are partly about paper dolls and partly the journal of a young girl from Tennessee named Amanda.

The first of them, “Amanda Goes West,” opens with a journal entry dated April 14, 1838. Amanda writes, “We are moving to Texas!” She goes on to explain that there will be room for only one clothing trunk in the family’s wagon. The dresses that fill the trunk and those she makes in her new home are what you see on the pages illustrated by Lynette C. Ross. [more]

Cardinal

Healing Hooves

You don’t need a degree to practice Some Forms of therapy at Texas Tech. You just need four legs, a long nose and a tail.

Heather Hernandez smiles as she looks out across the field at the little girl riding a pony. Before she started riding, the girl didn’t have the strength or coordination to sit up straight in a saddle.

Now after several semesters of hippotherapy at the Texas Tech University Therapeutic Riding Center, she can sit up on her pony, has the strength to ride for the entire hour session and is even verbalizing what she wants the horse to do.

“I can’t believe how much she’s improved,” said Hernandez, center coordinator. “It’s amazing.” [more]

Pretty Texas Tech

MSNBC readers submit photos of pretty college campuses; editors pick Texas Tech. [more]

Chancellor Hosts Reception in Ruidoso

Kent Hance takes to the mountains to talk to Texas Tech alumni. [more]

Serpents, Ships and Unique Structures Featured in Striking New Exhibit

The Museum of Texas Tech University presents the extensive exhibition, “Robert Stackhouse: Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings,” through Nov. 11. [more]

A Look Inside College Night

You may be the reason a student chooses Texas Tech! [more]

Athletic News

Texas Tech Football Elects Captains for 2007 Season

Three seniors and one junior make up the Red Raiders official leadership corps this season. [more]

Former Texas Tech Linebacker to Receive Heritage Award

Rob Junell to receive award honoring greatness beyond playing field. [more]

Offensive Lineman Sets Texas Tech Football's Bench Press Record

Red Raider Offensive Tackle Rylan Reed raises the bar, builds new record. [more]

Texas Tech Quarterback on Three Prestigious Preseason Watch Lists

It’s no surprise to Red Raider fans. Texas Tech signal-caller Graham Harrell is drawing pre-season attention from three major award groups. [more]

Alumni News

Where Will You Be on Gameday?

TTAA's Frazier Alumni Pavilion policies for the 2007 Red Raider football season. [more]

Don't forget!
Parking Reminder

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

Help to Keep Hockey in Lubbock Alive: A Letter from Coach Fioroni

Dear Texas Tech University Alumni and Texas Tech Hockey supporters:   [more]

Got Membership?

The Texas Tech Alumni Association has many different membership levels to choose from. [more]

Sell Tapped to Represent Bush

Alumnus Clay Sell, with a delegation of three others, represented President Bush and America for freedom celebration in Malaysia. [more]