December 2008 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Texas Tech Researchers Counter Chemical Warfare with New Technology

New Synthesis Approach Could Create More Durable and Elastic Materials

License Plates Provide Scholarships for Students

"Portals of Discovery" Creator Receives National Medal of Arts

Campus Connection

Chancellor's Council Announces Outstanding Teaching, Research Awards

Texas Tech Receives National Science Foundation Funding for New Teaching Program

Professor Honored by Sigma Delta Pi

President Bush Appoints Vietnam Center Director to Education Foundation

Texas Supreme Court Recognizes Texas Tech with First-ever Service Award

Meat Judging Team Wins National Championship

Livestock Judging Team Shatters Record in National Championship Win

McCain, Hance Set to Address Fall Graduates

Development

College of Engineering Named For Former Regent and AT&T CEO Edward E. Whitacre Jr.

Thompson Named to New Endowed CASNR Chairmanship

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Carol Of Lights Pre-lighting Festival

Holiday Gift Ideas

Get Your Red Raider MasterCard

Featured Tradition

50 Years of Shining Bright

What It Feels Like...

To Recruit Chess Players in Dresden Germany

University Wallpaper

December Wallpaper

Featured Alumnus

Angela Braly

Athletics

Jones AT&T Stadium Expansion Officially Underway

Kipyego Runs into History Books with Third-Straight NCAA Cross Country Title

Harrell, Crabtree Headed To Home Depot ESPNU Awards Show

Harrell Named Wuerffel Trophy Finalist

Texas Tech Places 18 on Academic Big 12 Squads

Texas Tech University Press News

Texas Tech Press Book Wins Texas Writers' League Award

Holiday Calendar

The end of the fall semester is a busy time on the Texas Tech campus

Texas Tech Ornament

Get Your Guns Up this Holiday

Helpful Links

Texas Tech University

TTU Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech University System

TTU Alumni Association

Institutional Advancement

Athletics



College of Engineering Named For Former Regent and AT&T CEO Edward E. Whitacre Jr.

On Nov. 12, administrators acknowledged gifts of $25 million from AT&T and friends of the company to the College of Engineering in honor of Edward E. Whitacre Jr., former Texas Tech regent and former chairman of the board and CEO of AT&T. Officials also announced the college will be named the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering. [more]

Fibertect™ will assist to decontaminate people and military equipment as part of the Decontamination Science and Technology Modernization Strategy by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Texas Tech Researchers Counter Chemical Warfare with New Technology

A newly-developed decontamination wipe designed by researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) has proven itself the best for cleaning up chemical warfare agents and toxic chemicals. [more]

Jones AT&T Stadium Expansion Officially Underway

A groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 29 officially kicked off the expansion of the east side of Texas Tech University’s Jones AT&T Stadium. [more]

New Synthesis Approach Could Create More Durable and Elastic Materials

New Synthesis Approach Could Create More Durable and Elastic Materials

Texas Tech University organic chemists findings provide a new way to form compounds such as rubber. [more]

License Plates Provide Scholarships for Students

Texas residents can help students at Texas Tech University earn a degree in the field of agriculture by purchasing license plates bearing an image of a cotton boll. [more]

"Square Spiral Arch" by Jesús Moroles

“Portals of Discovery” Creator Receives National Medal of Arts

Texas artist Jesús Moroles’ body of work includes massive arches commissioned for Texas Tech’s public art collection. [more]

Holiday Calendar

The end of the fall semester is a busy time on the Texas Tech campus. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Chancellor’s Council Announces Outstanding Teaching, Research Awards

The Chancellor's Council presented its eighth annual awards to professors in the School of Music and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. [more]

Texas Tech Receives National Science Foundation Funding for New Teaching Program

Collaborative project will receive $740,275 to address a state-wide teacher shortage in math and science. [more]

Professor Honored by Sigma Delta Pi

Harley Oberhelman inducted into the Order of Don Quijote. [more]

President Bush Appoints Vietnam Center Director to Education Foundation

Steve Maxner will serve on the Board of Directors to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam. [more]

Texas Supreme Court Recognizes Texas Tech with First-ever Service Award

School of Law honored for faculty and student contribution to legal services in the community. [more]

Meat Judging Team Wins National Championship

Texas Tech University is the newly crowned champion of intercollegiate meat judging. [more]

Livestock Judging Team Shatters Record in National Championship Win

Team won by a 50-point margin; four individuals place in top 10 overall. [more]

McCain, Hance Set to Address Fall Graduates

Former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain will speak at the Graduate School commencement ceremony on Dec. 12. Chancellor Kent Hance will speak at the two undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Dec. 13. [more]

Wait, there's more news @ Texas Tech Today!

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

Featured Tradition

50 Years of Shining Bright

Carol of Lights Ceremony at Texas Tech University

Residence Hall Association celebrates its longest running tradition, with the Carol of Lights 50th anniversary celebration.

After more than two months of preparatory work, the Carol of Lights celebration is ready to begin. The lights have been hung and tested, the Christmas tree and wreath are in place and everything is ready. [more]

What It Feels Like...
To Recruit Chess Players in Dresden Germany

Cory Chandler, a senior editor in the Office of Communications and Marketing, accompanied Texas Tech University’s Susan Polgar and Paul Truong to the 2008 Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany. His mission: to recruit chess players from more than 140 countries to Texas Tech. [more]

Red Raider Wallpaper

Show your Red Raider pride on your desktop.

We will be selecting a new shot of our beautiful campus each month, courtesy of university photographers Artie Limmer and Joey Hernandez. [more]

Featured Alumni

Angela Braly

Angela Braly

One of the most powerful women in corporate America, Alumna Angela Braly continues to rise as she lands number four on Forbes' list of "100 Most Powerful Women."

In a world where there is a ranking for just about everything, Braly, president and CEO of WellPoint, Inc., the nation’s largest health insurance company, is at the top of her game. [more]

University Press News

Texas Tech Press Book Wins Texas Writers’ League Award

“Texas Quilts and Quilters,” by Marcia Kaylakie, with Janice Whittington, has won the Writers’ League of Texas Violet Crown award for nonfiction.

The award was announced Nov. 1 in Austin. The book, published by Texas Tech University Press, features 34 quilts. [more]

Get Your Guns Up this Holiday

Each year a new ornament depicting a Texas Tech icon is available to Texas Tech supporters. [more]

Athletic News

Kipyego Runs into History Books with Third-Straight NCAA Cross Country Title

Texas Tech senior Sally Kipyego ran into the NCCA history books in Terre Haute, Ind. as she became the first female in NCAA history to win three NCAA Cross Country Championships. [more]

Harrell, Crabtree Headed To Home Depot ESPNU Awards Show

Texas Tech Football

Senior quarterback Graham Harrell has been named a finalist for the Davey O' Brien and Maxwell Awards.

Sophomore receiver Michael Crabtree has been named a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. [more]

Harrell Named Wuerffel Trophy Finalist

Graham Harrell was named one of 13 finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy. The national honor is bestowed on the college football player that best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement. [more]

Texas Tech Places 18 on Academic Big 12 Squads

Harrell, Griffin two of six players in the league with 4.0 grade point averages. [more]

Development

Thompson Named to New Endowed CASNR Chairmanship

Texas Tech University announced Nov. 20 the establishment of the J.A. Love Endowed Chair for Sustainable Agriculture in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and introduced Tom Thompson as the first chair recipient. [more]

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Carol Of Lights Pre-lighting Festival

Carol of Lights is one of Texas Tech's most unique and treasured traditions. Join the Texas Tech Alumni Association at the fifth Pre-Lighting Festival December 5 prior to the Carol of Lights. [more]

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]

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.

Each time you use your Flexible Rewards card you'll earn rewards points and make a contribution to your school, at no additional expense to you. [more]