October 2008 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

2008 Fall Faculty Meeting

Professors Explain International Search for Rosetta Stone of Physics

Study Measures Food Safety in Popular Cooking Shows

Pop-Culture Guru's Latest Book is a Marvel

The Answers are Blowing in the Wind

Impacts of Climate Change on Chicago Expected to Increase in Coming Decades

Exhibit Shows World of Conquistadors and Missionaries

Campus Connection

Homecoming Week Activities

Rawls College of Business: North Gateway to Campus

Texas Tech, Regional Partners Receive $6 Million NSF Grant for Middle School Math Project

University Convocation: An Emphasis on Academic Integrity

2008 Spice Cup Ends in Four-Way Tie for First Place

October Provides Entertainment and Education with Presidential Series

31st Annual Golden Spur Award Honors Bob Moorhouse

Development

Texas Tech Announces Industry-Supported Chair to Boost Region's Agriculture

Texas Tech Receives Gift from ConocoPhillips

Major Gift Boosts Stadium Expansion Initiative

Alumni News

Morris, Shive, Swinburn Named Distinguished Alumni

"Tech at Night:" Celebrating Homecoming Week 2008

Alumni Association Hosts Carol Of Lights Pre-lighting Festival

Get Your Red Raider MasterCard

Featured Tradition

And the Beat Goes On

What It Feels Like...

To Lead the Goin' Band from Raiderland

University Wallpaper

October Wallpaper

Featured Alumnus

Wyman Meinzer

Athletics

You Choose 2008 Campaign Launched

NCAA Video Spot

Tech, Nebraska Selected for FSN Broadcast

Baseball Opens Fall Practice

Texas Tech University Press News

University Press Names New Director

Spooky Stories

Spooky Stories by Cory Chandler

Helpful Links

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TTU Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech University System

TTU Alumni Association

Institutional Advancement

Athletics



2008 Fall Faculty Meeting

President Guy Bailey looks ahead to the university’s future.

President Guy Bailey and Chancellor Kent Hance talked to faculty, staff, students and community members at the 2008 Fall Faculty Meeting Oct. 2.

Bailey focused on three priorities: filling the vice president vacancies in his administration, positioning Texas Tech to be named a Tier One university in the next legislative session and looking at Texas Tech’s budget process with the goal of providing incentives for academic units.

Chancellor Hance said in addition to pushing for top-tier status, he will work with lawmakers to increase state funding for the university. [more]

CERN: Professors Explain International Search for Rosetta Stone of Physics

Professors Explain International Search for Rosetta Stone of Physics

A team of Texas Tech University physics researchers held an open house and public lecture in September to celebrate the particle beam test of the world’s largest particle collider. [more]

Study Measures Food Safety in Popular Cooking Shows

Researchers analyzed 49 Food Network episodes airing over a two-week period in order to identify positive and negative food safety behavior. [more]

Pop-Culture Guru's Latest Book is a Marvel

Texas Tech librarian and comic book expert Rob Weiner publishes exhaustive 385-page reference work on the universe of Spidey, Iron Man and The Fantastic Four. [more]

Texas Tech's Hurricane Research team

The Answers are Blowing in the Wind

Hurricane Ike, which devastated Galveston and Houston recently, marks the 27th hurricane or tropical storm Texas Tech's Hurricane Research Team has studied since Bonnie hit North Carolina in 1998. [more]

Impacts of Climate Change on Chicago Expected to Increase in Coming Decades

Researcher Katharine Hayhoe says the risk of consequences depends on heat-trapping gas emissions. [more]

Exhibit Shows World of Conquistadors and Missionaries

Exhibit Shows World of Conquistadors and Missionaries

The Southwest Collection and Special Collections Library draws on dozens of collections to showcase medieval Southwest. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Rawls College of Business: North Gateway to Campus

Ceremony makes room for new home for Jerry S. Rawls College of Business. [more]

Texas Tech, Regional Partners Receive $6 Million NSF Grant for Middle School Math Project

Five-year project to impact more than 150 teachers and 50,000 students through mathematics teaching initiatives. [more]

University Convocation: An Emphasis on Academic Integrity

Administrators and faculty gather to welcome all incoming students to Texas Tech University. [more]

2008 Spice Cup Ends in Four-Way Tie for First Place

After 10 days of intense chess play, four players walk away champions of the 2008 Spice Cup. [more]

October Provides Entertainment and Education with Presidential Series

Presidential Lecture & Performance Series hosts Grammy-nominated pianist and award-winning authors. [more]

31st Annual Golden Spur Award Honors Bob Moorhouse

Long-time horseman, rancher, photographer and lover of the Old West honored for his lifetime achievements. [more]

Development News

Texas Tech Announces Industry-Supported Chair to Boost Region’s Agriculture

Agricultural economist Darren Hudson named first recipient of Larry Combest Endowed Chair. [more]

Texas Tech Receives Gift from ConocoPhillips

Endowment aids business and engineering colleges and students; supports academic enrichment. [more]

Major Gift Boosts Stadium Expansion Initiative

PlainsCapital Bank leads the way with a major contribution to the Jones AT&T Stadium east side expansion initiative. [more]

Texas Tech Homecoming bonfire

Homecoming Week Activities

2008 Homecoming Week sure to provide great food, fun and entertainment with annual bonfire, parade and much more.

Texas Tech University will celebrate Homecoming 2008 as the Red Raiders return to Jones AT&T Stadium Saturday, Oct. 11 to face the Nebraska University Cornhuskers.

Visitors to campus will see spirit board displays all week at the Broadway Avenue entrance and also banner displays at the Student Union. The top three Greek and top three student organization banners will be displayed at Jones AT&T Stadium on game day. [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

And the Beat Goes On

Texas Tech Goin Band from Raiderland

From the minute it opened its doors for classes in 1925, Texas Tech had something that very few new universities did – a marching band.

Dressed in Spanish matador uniforms, the original 21-member band performed at the first football game in October 1925. Since then, the Goin’ Band from Raiderland has become synonymous with spirit and tradition. [more]

What It Feels Like...
To Lead the Goin' Band from Raiderland

Steve Novak is one of two drum majors who lead the Goin’ Band from Raiderland during football games. He discusses the intricacies of conducting a band through media timeouts and the pain of learning how to goose step. [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

Wyman Meinzer

Wyman Meinzer

In 1969, Wyman Meinzer knew just what to zoom in on when he started his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech.

The university had an outstanding wildlife department; Meinzer eagerly enrolled hoping to specialize in his particular interest: coyotes. Then an instructor literally handed him another career option – a 35mm camera. [more]

Spooky Stories by Cory Chandler

Get in to the spirit of Halloween with two spooky short stories created by Communications & Marketing staff writer Cory Chandler. [more]

University Press News

University Press Names New Director

Robert Mandel selected to head TTU Press, drive curiosity about West Texas and encourage donor support for regional books. [more]

Athletic News

You Choose 2008 Campaign Launched

A new era dawned on the political landscape as Texas Tech University unveiled two candidates for the prestigious Heisman Memorial Trophy. The Candidates: Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree and Quarterback Graham Harrell. [more]

Texas Tech Goin Band from Raiderland

NCAA Video Spot

It's a simple gesture that symbolizes the spirit, community, pride and traditions of Texas Tech and joins us together to proclaim "From here, it's possible." [watch]

Tech, Nebraska Selected for FSN Broadcast

The Big 12 Conference announced FSN has selected No. 7 Texas Tech's home conference opener against Nebraska for its 2 p.m. CT broadcast Oct. 11 from Jones AT&T Stadium. [more]

Baseball Opens Fall Practice

The Dan Spencer era in Texas Tech Baseball is officially underway as the Red Raiders hold their first official team practice of the fall semester at Dan Law Field. [more]

Alumni News

Morris, Shive, Swinburn Named Distinguished Alumni

From leading refining companies to agriculture, Texas Tech alumni honored at the Distinguished Alumni Dinner this year. [more]

"Tech at Night:" Celebrating Homecoming Week 2008

Enjoy the spirit and fun of Homecoming with the annual parade, football game, Top Techsan Awards Luncheon and Homecoming Dinner. [more]

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]

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]