September 2008 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Shelter in the Storm

New Study Shows Texas Tech has $1 Billion Impact on Lubbock

Could Advancements in Health Get Hotwired to Harm?

A Queen's Tournament

Campus Connection

There's a COWamongus!

A Campus Conversation on Ethics

Texas Tech Appoints Interim Provost

Texas Tech and AICPA Announce New Personal Financial Planning Program

Hospitality Services Director Elected National Organization Officer

Dean to Guide National Library and Museum Policy

HUB Operations Receive State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Award

Lecture & Performance Series Opens With Look at America's Cheating Culture

International Baccalaureate: Entrance Through Excellence

Red Raiders: Get Some Face Time

Development

Petroleum Engineering Receives $15 Million Gift

$1 Million Grant to Develop Wind Energy Program

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Pre-Game Party for 2008 Red Raider Season

"Tech at Night:" Celebrating Homecoming Week 2008

Got Membership?

Featured Tradition

New Masked Rider Takes Reins During Transfer

University Wallpaper

Get Red Raider Wallpaper for Your Desktop

Featured Alumni

Alumnus Wins Supreme Decision

What it Feels Like...

To Get 50,000 Fans Screaming Go, Tech, Go

Athletics

Jones AT&T Stadium Expansion Initiative

Harrell Named AT&T All-America Player of the Week

Texas Tech to Host First and Second Rounds of 2009 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship

Basketball Season Tickets Now on Sale

Three Former Red Raiders Medal at Beijing Olympics

Texas Tech University Press News

The Right Mix of Fact and Fiction

Helpful Links

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Petroleum Engineering Receives
$15 Million Gift

Department to be named in honor of donor.

Texas Tech University accepted a $15 million donation from alumnus Bob L. Herd to the Department of Petroleum Engineering. Herd’s donation will result in the first naming of an academic department on campus, the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering.

Herd, a 1957 petroleum engineering graduate, is the founder and operator of Herd Producing Company in Tyler. He was named a Distinguished Engineer in the College of Engineering in 1995 and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus in 1994.

He credits Texas Tech for his success. [more]

Texas Tech Receives $1 Million to Develop Wind Energy Program

$1 Million Grant to Develop Wind Energy Program

Texas Tech University received a $1 million Workforce Investment Act Statewide Activity Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to support the creation of the Texas Wind Energy Institute. [more]

Shelter in the Storm

Texas Tech’s expert in civil engineering and storm shelter construction, Ernst Kiesling pioneers new safety standards. [more]

New Study Shows Texas Tech has $1 Billion Impact on Lubbock

A new study shows that Texas Tech University faculty, staff and students generate a total economic impact of $1.15 billion and help to sustain about 13,300 jobs per year in Lubbock County. [more]

Texas Tech Receives $1 Million to Develop Wind Energy Program

Could Advancements in Health Get Hotwired to Harm?

Technological advancements in specific fields of neuroscience have implications for U.S. national security, and the intelligence community should monitor them closely, according to a new report. [more]

There’s a COWamongus!

A partnership has been formed between COWamongus! and a retail promotion class to help with marketing efforts for the eatery. [more]

A Queen's Tournament

Invitational event draws nation’s top female chess talent to Texas Tech. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

A Campus Conversation on Ethics

What began as a general conversation about ethics is becoming an ingrained part of campus life at Texas Tech. [more]

Texas Tech Appoints Interim Provost

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Jane Winer, will serve as interim while a national search is conducted. [more]

Texas Tech and AICPA Announce New Personal Financial Planning Program

The Division of Personal Financial Planning and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) announces a joint agreement to develop a new educational program that will lead to the AICPA’s Personal Financial Specialist credential. [more]

Hospitality Services Director Elected National Organization Officer

Sam Bennett will serve as president-elect of the National Association of College and University Food Services. [more]

Dean to Guide National Library and Museum Policy

Donald H. Dyal, dean of Libraries, will serve as member of he National Board of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. [more]

HUB Operations Receive State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Award

Department honored for its support of minority and underutilized businesses through small business workshops held across West Texas. [more]

Lecture & Performance Series Opens With Look at America’s Cheating Culture

Author David Callahan explains why breaking the rules has become acceptable in society, and discusses ways to offset the growing trend. [more]

International Baccalaureate: Entrance Through Excellence

A new initiative between the Honors College and LISD provides a seamless transition for high school students. [more]

Jones AT&T Stadium Expansion Initiative

With the addition of more than 500 club seats and more than 20 new suites, capacity at Jones AT&T Stadium should grow by about 1,000 seats.

With the return of football season, Texas Tech fans are gearing up to watch the Red Raiders and their opponents face off at Jones AT&T Stadium. But behind the game-day frenzy, university officials are busy raising funds to give a much-needed facelift to the stadium’s east side.

The expansion initiative kicked off Aug. 7 when the Board of Regents approved the project to expand the east side of the stadium. Online contributions began coming in within minutes of the announcement hitting the news. [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

Catch the Midnight Raiders

The Saddle Tramps Tradition: more than 70 years of leadership, spirit and service to Texas Tech. [more]

What It Feels Like...

They say every Red Raider has a story.

Get up close and personal to all aspects of our great university with our new series.

Find out What It Feels Like ... To Get 50,000 Fans Screaming Go, Tech, Go. [more]

Jerry Beard

Red Raiders: Get Some Face Time

Texas Tech launches new Facebook page.

No awkward questions. No my place or yours?

For Red Raiders, meeting face-to-face is more convenient and more comfortable than ever. Thanks to Facebook. [more]

Featured Alumni

Jerry Beard

Alumnus Wins Supreme Decision

For a lawyer, the odds of representing a client in front of the United States Supreme Court can be compared to the odds of winning the lottery.

Jerry Beard, a 1991 School of Law graduate and adjunct professor, not only beat the odds, but also secured a unanimous victory when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of his client, overturning a judgment by the lower appeals court. [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]

University Press News

The Right Mix of Fact and Fiction

Texas Tech University Press offers a blend of history and fiction in latest book series. [more]

Athletic News

Harrell Named AT&T All-America Player of the Week

Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell picked up an unprecedented third AT&T All-America Player of the Week honor for his efforts in the Red Raiders' 49-24 win over Eastern Washington. [more]

Texas Tech to Host First and Second Rounds of 2009 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship

First and Second Rounds will be hosted in Lubbock Sun., March 22, and Tues., March 24. [more]

Basketball Season Tickets Now on Sale

Men's and women's basketball tip-off the season in November. [more]

Three Former Red Raiders Medal at Beijing Olympics

Mike Mathieu and Andrae Williams take silver while Shereefa Lloyd wins bronze. [more]

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Pre-Game Party for 2008 Red Raider Season

The Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) is proud to once again be hosting the Official Pre-Game Party at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion before every Red Raider home football game. [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]

Got Membership?

Give the gift that keeps on giving: membership to the Texas Tech Alumni Association. [more]