May 2009 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Texas Tech Names New Vice President for Research

Climate Change to Cause Major Shifts in Global Wildfire Patterns

Study Finds Most Texans are not Financially Literate

Professor Examines the Science Behind Suicide in New Book

Texas Begins Growing its Own Winemakers to Fill Widening Industry Need

Barry Lopez: Leaving a Legacy

Campus Connection

New Masked Rider Takes Reins

Professor Named One of 50 Most Influential in Wealth Management

Phi Beta Kappa President Honored

Texas Tech Introduces New Doctoral Fellowship Program

Earning a Free Education

Doctoral Student Receives Fulbright Award

Education Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Grant

Agricultural Educator Receives Fulbright Grant

Psychology Professor Receives Fulbright Grant

College of Education Honors Alumni and Friends

Red McCombs to be Honored as 2009 Boss of the Plains

Cheer, Pom Squads Claim Record Rankings

Alumni News

Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Expansion of Merket Alumni Center

PlainsCapital PrimeLending AlumniHomeSavings Program

TTAA Benefit Card Program

Earn Interest and Support Tradition

Development

Scholarship Reception Brings Students Together with Donor

Texas Tech Receives Grant from PGA Golfer

University Wallpaper

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Athletics

A Red Raider Makes His Baseball Dreams Come True

Ramar Communications Named Flagship for Texas Tech Athletics

Vasquez, Williams Selected on Day Two of NFL Draft

Kipyego, Crabtree Named Athletes Of Year At TECHspys

Duncan Named to Lott Watch List

Texas Tech Receives NCAA Certification

Texas Tech University Press News

University Press Garners National Recognition

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Texas Tech Names New Vice President for Research

President Guy Bailey April 14 announced that Taylor Eighmy has been named vice president for research.

Eighmy’s appointment will be effective July 1. He comes to Texas Tech from the University of New Hampshire where he is interim vice president for research and director of the strategic initiatives office. [more]

Climate Change to Cause Major Shifts in Global Wildfire Patterns

Climate Change to Cause Major Shifts in Global Wildfire Patterns

By using global climate prediction models, researchers can see tomorrow’s hotspots today. [more]

Study Finds Most Texans are not Financially Literate

Center for Financial Responsibility study finds that many Texas residents do not have the tools they need to make basic financial decisions. [more]

Professor Examines the Science Behind Suicide in New Book

Professor Examines the Science Behind Suicide in New Book

"Interpersonal Theory of Suicide" co-authored by David Rudd, provides clinical guidelines for crisis intervention and suicide prevention. [more]

Texas Begins Growing its Own Winemakers to Fill Widening Industry Need

Texas Begins Growing its Own Winemakers to Fill Widening Industry Need

Beginning this fall, Texas Tech will offer courses in winemaking, viticulture and wine tourism as well as a new undergraduate degree opportunity in viticulture and enology, a first for Texas universities. [more]

A Red Raider Makes His Baseball Dreams Come True: Ruben Felix

A Red Raider Makes His Baseball Dreams Come True

Ruben Felix's journey through baseball has changed courses several times, but he continues to live out his dreams. [more]


Barry Lopez: Leaving a Legacy

Barry Lopez: Leaving a Legacy

A look at the contributions Lopez has made to Texas Tech University, from donating his collection of works to developing new educational opportunities. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Professor Named One of 50 Most Influential in Wealth Management

Wealth management expert Deena Katz is one of 50 women selected by Wealth Manager magazine for being a pacesetter in the field. [more]

Phi Beta Kappa President Honored

Mary Jane Hurst is one of this year's 42 faculty and administration around the country to be named an American Council on Education Fellow. [more]

Texas Tech Introduces New Doctoral Fellowship Program

The $2 million initiative will encourage growth of the university's doctoral program and increase external research funding to the university. [more]

Earning a Free Education

Texas Tech helps employees earn GEDs through new education program. [more]

Doctoral Student Receives Fulbright Award

Brent Newsom, doctoral student in Creative Writing, is the recipient of a 10-month Fulbright Award to the People's Republic of China starting in Spring 2010. [more]

Education Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Grant

Nora Griffin-Shirley will train professionals to educate the blind and visually impaired in India. [more]

Agricultural Educator Receives Fulbright Grant

This fall, David Lawver will teach extension education at Egerton University in Kenya on a Fulbright scholarship. [more]

Psychology Professor Receives Fulbright Grant

Roman Taraban will travel to Kharagpur, India to conduct research at the Indian Institutes of Technology. [more]

College of Education Honors Alumni and Friends

Four recognized for contributions to education profession and Texas Tech. [more]

Red McCombs to be Honored as 2009 Boss of the Plains

Red McCombs will be honored on May 15, for his professional success and support of the of the National Ranching Heritage Center. [more]

Cheer, Pom Squads Claim Record Rankings

Texas Tech Spirit Squads reach new marks with third and 10th place honors at national competition. [more]

Brianne Aucutt-Hight : 2009-2010 Masked Rider

New Masked Rider Takes Reins

Brianne Aucutt-Hight fulfills childhood ambition by riding Midnight Matador for the 2009-2010 season. [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]

Wait, there's more news @ Texas Tech Today!

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

University Press News

University Press Garners National Recognition

Authors and designers honored for Texas Tech University Press books; five authors named finalists in major competitions. [more]

Athletic News

Ramar Communications Named Flagship for Texas Tech Athletics

Local media company is the new radio home in Lubbock for the Red Raider Sports Network starting next season. [more]

Texas Tech Football

Vasquez, Williams Selected on Day Two of NFL Draft

Texas Tech places unprecedented four players among NFL Draft's top four rounds. [more]

Kipyego, Crabtree Named Athletes Of Year At TECHspys

Nine-time NCAA Champion, two-time Biletnikoff winner receive top awards. [more]

Duncan Named to Lott Watch List

Junior linebacker among top 10 tacklers at position in Big 12 Conference last season. [more]

Texas Tech Receives NCAA Certification

University athletic program shows outstanding commitment to academic integrity, governance and rules compliance as well as equity and student-athlete well-being. [more]

Development

Scholarship Reception Brings Students Together with Donor

AT&T awards more than 200 students with scholarships and fellowships. [more]

Texas Tech Receives Grant from PGA Golfer

PGA golf pro Chad Campbell, in conjunction with the Ryder Cup Outreach Program, has donated $55,000 to Texas Tech. [more]

Alumni News

Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Expansion of Merket Alumni Center

Join TTAA at Hard Hats and Hot Dogs, the ground breaking ceremony for the Peggy and Bill Dean Expansion to Merket Alumni Center on May 12. [more]

PlainsCapital PrimeLending AlumniHomeSavings Program

As a member of the Alumni Association you can earn hundreds or even thousands of dollars each time you buy or sell a home.

With the Alumni Home Savings Program you can receive a 20 percent rebate on the commission earned by your real estate broker. [more]

TTAA Benefit Card Program

Alumni have an opportunity to enjoy savings on services including vision, prescription drugs and identity theft protection. [more]

Earn Interest and Support Tradition

Earn a premium interest rate on your personal checking account and help TTAA through City Bank's Reward Checking Program. [more]