Jon Whitmore to Step Down as President, Resume Position as Professor

Every “excellence” initiative Whitmore set out in his inauguration speech has been accomplished or is well underway.

President Jon Whitmore announced Feb.1 that he is stepping down as president, effective Jan. 31, 2009, or when a new permanent president takes office, whichever is earlier.  He plans to return to the faculty as a professor. [more]

Chemical Reaction Discovery Could Lead to Changes in Medicine

Texas Tech researchers discover surprising gymnastics in one type of chemical reaction fundamental to biochemistry. [more]

Texas Tech is StormReady

University and Heath Sciences Center receive certification from the National Weather Service. [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. [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]

Campus Connection

The Man Behind the Beautiful Campus Retires

If you have seen the Texas Tech University campus any time since 1966, you know Dewey Shroyer’s work.

Now, the man that many will tell you is responsible for the campus’ beauty has retired. But he’ll tell you he doesn’t deserve the credit – it should go to a lot of talented, dedicated people. [more]

Fulbright Faculty Document Their Journeys Around the Globe

Experiences documented in photo exhibit at International Cultural Center. [more]

James Reckner Becomes First American Awarded Medal by Vietnamese

Officials from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam awarded James Reckner an honorary medal for the cause of Vietnam Archives – making him the first American to receive such an honor from the United States’ former enemy. [more]

Community Juveniles to Benefit from Law Student Fellowship

Equal Justice Works Fellowship recipient plans to launch project to rehabilitate juveniles through education and alternative means. [more]

Law Team Wins National Arbitration Championship

Four-student team outwitted defending national champions, gaining its fourth national title under head coach D. Murray Hensley. [more]

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

Roast the Provost Event to Skewer Marcy for Good Cause

February fundraiser to benefit science program for girls.

Texas Tech University will roast Provost Bill Marcy to raise money for scholarships for Science: It’s a Girl Thing, an academic summer camp for girls in grades 5-11.

Roasters for the event are Jim Brink, Jim Maddox, Jimmy Smith, John Burns, Jerry Hudson, Milton Smith and Dean Fontenot. [more]

Featured Traditions

Get Your Guns Up!

It’s “handy,” lightweight, portable and always fits the occasion, no matter how casual or formal. It’s always there, at the tip of your fingers, an immediate sign of Texas Tech spirit. [more]

Development News

Texas Tech Lifelong Learning Institute Receives $1 Million Endowment

The Bernard Osher Foundation's gift comes after three consecutive years of $100,000 grants. [more]

Crosstex Energy Creates $110,000 Engineering Scholarship Fund

Scholarship honoring former Executive A. Chris Aulds will benefit freshman petroleum engineering majors. [more]

University Press News

Texas History Books Take Students Back in Time

An old trunk, a mysterious teacher and a trio of middle school students combine to form the basis for a series of books meant to make learning Texas history fun. [more]

Featured Alumni

From Texas Tech to Top of the World

If you believe Forbes magazine, Alumna Angela Braly is the 16th most powerful woman in the world, behind Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany at number one and ahead of Oprah, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Queen Elizabeth.

Braly is the president and CEO of WellPoint, Inc. the nation’s largest health benefits company, so you can make a case for the ranking. But she’s much more than a savvy businesswoman. She’s a dedicated mom and wife and a proud Red Raider. [more]


Red Raider Remembered on Fifth Anniversary of Columbia Tragedy


Texas Tech was a stepping stone on the path to success for astronaut and alumnus Rick Husband.

U.S. Air Force Colonel and Texas Tech alumnus Rick Husband knew right away he wanted to be an astronaut. His dreams were molded by the adventure and excitement of space travel. [more]

Athletic News

McNeill Loses Interim Tag, Named Defensive Coordinator

Texas Tech defense ranked first in league play under McNeill in 2007 and showed improvement in all areas. [more]

Rylan Reed Named to ESPN All-Bowl Team

Texas Tech offensive tackle chosen for outstanding efforts at Gator Bowl. [more]

East-West Game Announces Hall of Fame Class

Texas Tech great E.J. Holub was one of six named to the East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame. The six new members all starred in the East-West Shrine Game as collegiate seniors. [more]

Alumni News

Hosts Needed for Dinner with 10 Red Raiders

Back by popular demand this semester, the Student Alumni Association’s Dinner With 10 Red Raiders creates an informal environment for alumni to make connections with students. [more]

50th Reunion Set for Class of ‘58

The 50th Reunion is an annual three-day spring event that provides attendees the opportunity to reunite with classmates and rekindle friendships. [more]

Texas Tech Graduation Tour

Graduating seniors can experience a European odyssey. [more]