Dancing Fiends: Modern Dance Legend Comes to Lubbock

Presidential Lecture & Performance Series opens spring season with Taylor Dancers.

The Taylor Dance Company of New York, created by modern dance legend Paul Taylor, will open the spring season for the University’s Presidential Lecture & Performance Series.

The company will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11-12, 2008, at the Allen Theatre in the Student Union Building. A Mid-America Arts Alliance grant and a New England Foundation for the Arts grant will support the dance company’s visit as part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Masterpieces: Dance presentation. [more]

Texas Tech Researcher: Milky Way Galaxy Wears Two Halos of Stars

Though shaped like a spinning disk, our galaxy wears two crowns of stars earned by devouring other galaxies. [more]

Engineering Students Build a Better Mousetrap

Goldberg Project gives young engineers a chance to build a better, if not more complicated, mouse trap. [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 Create the Big Bang Behind Exploding Nanoparticles. [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]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Texas Tech Chancellor’s Council Announces Outstanding Teaching, Research Awards

The Chancellor's Council presented their seventh annual awards to professors in the business college and English department. [more]

Texas Tech Receives Increased Federal Appropriations

The University and Health Sciences Center will receive approximately $13,242,898 in federal funding for fiscal year 2008. [more]

Creative Writing Professor Receives $25,000 NEA Fellowship

Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe to explore visual art, history and women in her writing. [more]

Winner of $1 Million Research Grant Competition Announced

Thea Wilkins, Bayer Crop Science Regents Professor in Genomics, leads a group of investigators on the winning project that could lead to novel applications to utilize cotton as an important renewable resource for food, fuel and fiber. [more]

Research Collaboration Grants Announced

Researchers from university, health sciences center receive more than $400,000 for collaborative projects. [more]

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

President to Speak at Centennial Celebration for Author William Saroyan

Saroyan scholar Jon Whitmore will discuss life and times of award winning novelist and playwright at Saroyan Symposium.

Texas Tech will join the City of Fresno, Calif., Stanford University, and historians of American theatre and literature to celebrate the centennial of the life of William Saroyan in 2008. The celebration includes Texas Tech because President Jon Whitmore is considered a foremost authority on the plays of the Armenian playwright and novelist born in Fresno 100 years ago.

The first event of the celebration, a symposium on his life and times dubbed “William Saroyan: Recalling The Daring Young Man,” will be held at the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno in January and features Whitmore as an expert on the dramatic works of the prolific Depression-era author. [more]

Featured Traditions

Playing on Tradition

Texas Tech’s carillon is only 35, but its history goes back hundreds of years. [more]

Gator Re-Raided

Masked Rider returns to the bowl game of its roots.

A hush fell over the crowd, the 28,000 football fans jammed into Gator Bowl Stadium, and especially the Red Raider faithful, who’d trekked more than a thousand miles to cheer their team against the Auburn Tigers. [more]

Development News

Economically Disadvantaged Students Get a Chance at Higher Education

A campaign was launched in December to raise corporate and private donations for the first Equal Access Scholarship Initiative (EASI). [more]

Featured Alumni

A National Inspiration

One alumna became the first national president of a sorority started at Texas Tech.

It took a confident, independent woman to lead the charge for equal rights against the male-dominated field of music in 1946. But Doris Ragsdale Kochanek was up to the challenge.

An alumna of Texas Tech, Kochanek became the first national president of Tau Beta Sigma, a band sorority founded to counter the existing men’s fraternity, Kappa Kappa Phi. [more]

University Press News

Searching for American Silk: What’s in Your Attic?

Follow the century-long American silk industry from its beginning to decline. [more]

Athletic News

Red Raiders Rally For Dramatic 31-28 Gator Bowl Victory

Trlica's 41-yard field goal with seven seconds left caps fourth-quarter comeback from 28-14 deficit. [more]

Crabtree Tabbed AT&T All-America Player of the Year

Biletnikoff Award winner selected by fan vote over Tebow, McFadden and Long. [more]

Texas Tech Freshman Sensation Becomes Unanimous Consensus All-American

The final list is in, and Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree is the first unanimous consensus All-American at Texas Tech since Zach Thomas in 1995. [more]

Whitlock Excels In Freshman Campaign

Texas Tech freshman nose tackle Colby Whitlock ended his first season with the Red Raiders with a number of honors. [more]

Alumni News

Take Your Best Shot

Don’t miss this opportunity to truly get involved with Texas Tech. We are looking for the best campus photos to include in the 2009 Membership Calendar. If you have ever wanted to see your work hanging on the wall, send us your best Texas Tech photos today. [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]

Got Coverage?

Whether you're newly graduated, are established with a family and career, or are getting ready to enjoy a well-earned retirement, the Texas Tech Alumni Association is partners with Liberty Mutual and American Insurance Administrators to provide our alumni with the best insurance coverage from auto to life insurance. [more]