February 2009 Edition


College of Engineering Receives Endowment to Recruit Researchers

College of Engineering Receives Endowment to Recruit Researchers

A $7.5 million gift from the J. F Maddox Foundation to create the Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair, gives Texas Tech University an advantage in its goal of leading the nation in energy solutions.

The new chair, in tribute and memory of Donovan Maddox, honors his life-long connection and commitment to Texas Tech University. [more]

James Reckner

A Farewell to Archives

James Reckner, professor and founding director of the Vietnam Center and Archive, retires after 20 years of service to Texas Tech. [more]

CASNR’s Cotton Research
No Fluff

Administrators officially designate CASNR's International Cotton Research Center. [more]

Trampas Thompson

Dueling with Depp: Hollywood Stuntman Honed Skills at Texas Tech

From theatre arts to professional stuntman, alumnus pursues exciting television and film career. [more]

Double T

Make Mine a
Double T

The Double T tradition at Texas Tech stems from the beginnings of the university, representing the trademark of spirit. [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]

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 Make the Wheels on Texas Tech Buses Go Round. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Professor Earns Second Fulbright Grant

Architecture professor has received a Fulbright Grant to teach and conduct field research this spring at Makelle University in Ethiopia. [more]

Texas Tech Recognized for Commitment to University Interscholastic League

Faculty members honored for supporting UIL initiatives in Lubbock. [more]

Four Students Selected for Congressional Internships

Students gain real-world political experience through CASNR's Government Internship Program. [more]

Wool Judging Team Wins National Western Stock Show

Texas Tech team captures first champion honors since 1986; three individuals place in top ten. [more]

Meat Judging Team Dominates at National Western Stock Show

Team takes home first place honors and Texas Tech's ninth overall win at the National Western Stock Show. [more]

Texas Tech Hosts First Sibling Weekend

Younger brothers and sisters of Red Raiders will experience fun-filled weekend. [more]

Whitacre College of Engineering to Collaborate on Defense Research

The Systems Engineering Research Center is the first Department of Defense university-affiliated research center focused on systems engineering research in the U.S. [more]

Undergraduate Research Keeps Fires Lit for Young Scientists

Texas Tech psychology expert and author, Roman Taraban, discusses creating effective undergraduate research programs in science. [more]

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myspace

From Our Space to Yours

Red Raiders, get off the social media wall. Add your space to our space and let’s be friends.

Texas Tech launches official MySpace page, a retro-fabulous campus away from campus where Red Raiders can connect, keep up, comment – you know the drill. [more]

Heart

Be My Valentine Contest

Both Raider Red and the Masked Rider are without a special someone and we need your help.

Enter now to become the Official Valentine for 2009 of either Raider Red or the Masked Rider. [more]

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

Athletic News

Texas Tech Wins

College football fans voted Texas Tech as the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year for the 2008 NCAA® Football Season. [more]

Texas Tech Football

Leach Named FieldTurf/Howie Long Coach of the Year

Postseason national honor is third for Leach. [more]

Texas Tech Announces Football Season Ticket Plan

Athletics department makes changes to offset rising scholarships and benefit student-athletes. [more]

Baseball Season Tickets Now On Sale

Special half-price season tickets available until Feb. 6 for those who qualify. [more]

University Press News

Texas Tech University Press Books Highlight Black History

Just in time for Black History Month, Texas Tech University Press presents four new books that illuminate a variety of subjects. [more]

 

Alumni News

Hosts Needed for Dinner With 10 Red Raiders

Texas Tech students and alumni come together as strangers and leave as friends. [more]

Texas Tech European Graduation Tour

Graduating seniors can experience a European odyssey. [more]