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 sublimely 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.
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]
Will Rogers & Soapsuds
Discover the story behind Will Rogers’ immortal connection to the Texas Tech campus. [more]
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’
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]
In case you missed it! Will Bigham Wins Big
Former theater alum earns slot on DreamWorks Studio lot. [more]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Where Will You Be on Gameday?
TTAA's Frazier Alumni Pavilion policies for the 2007 Red Raider football season. [more]
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]
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]