Texas Tech to Build Hance Chapel on Campus

Officials at Texas Tech University acknowledged a private gift from Kent Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, to construct a non-denominational chapel on the university's campus. [more]

Texas Tech Breaks Ground on New Residence Hall

Approved by the Board of Regents in February, Texas Tech regents and officials broke ground May 11 on a new 516-bed residence hall at 18th Street & Boston Avenue. The $45 million project is a response to the university's enrollment growth. [more]


news

Raider Red: Larger than Life in Times Square

Texas Tech Libraries contest-winning video will be featured all week long. [more]



Federal Officials Visit Center to Learn about College Recovery Centers

Conference will promote the establishment of substance abuse recovery communities on college campuses. [more]


Cheerleaders Claim Second at National Championship

The Pom Squad clinched 13th place in its division. [more]



International Affairs Presents Global Vision Awards

Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Vietnam Center Founder James Reckner and the Whitacre College of Engineering. [more]


New Mascots Step Up During Ceremonies

A new Masked Rider is named and past Raider Reds revealed. [more]




Business, Engineering Receive Gift from ConocoPhillips

The gift will benefit students through multiple programs and the construction of the new business building. [more]



Philosophy Student Rings In on 'Jeopardy'

Jason Rhode attributes his degree for the critical thinking skills necessary for the iconic quiz show. [more]



Student Government Officers Have Bright Ideas for the Future

The association's goals include transparency, improving existing services and creating an advisory council. [more]


Climate Expert Appears in 'Discover Magazine: Changing Planet'

Katharine Hayhoe answered questions about the impacts of climate change at a town hall meeting at Yale University. [more]


Texas Tech Appoints Interim Dean of University College

Valerie Osland Paton will serve as interim dean, effective June 1. [more]


Three-peat: Ranch Horse Team Reigns as National Champions

The team has now claimed three consecutive national championships at the annual show. [more]


Engineering Recognizes Distinguished Alumni

The college names eight recipients of the award. [more]

Ten Professors Awarded for Going Above and Beyond

Student Housing group recognizes excellence in 10 Texas Tech professors. [more]



Texas Tech Ranks Among Top 25 Social Media Colleges

The university ranks 23rd among the top 100 schools. [more]



Texas Tech Club Sets Membership Milestone

The private-member club located in Jones AT&T Stadium suprassed 1,000 members. [more]


Women's Rodeo Team Ropes Regional Championship

The men's team finished in third place. [more]



Embracing Diversity: Programs Dedicated to Serving Diverse Students

Texas Tech is committed to fostering diversity across campus. [more]



Surviving College by Reading Comics

Two Texas Tech professors storm the world of academia by creating graphic novel textbooks. [more]



Design Students Strut the Denim Runway

Apparel design students learn how cotton goes from the field to fashion in the form of denim. [more]




Library Invites Students to Plug In

A new interactive media area takes some of the stress out of group projects. [more]




World Record of People Wearing Frog Masks Set

About 700 people donned the froggy faces during the Arbor Day celebrations on April 29. [more]



New Student Regent Appointed

Jill Fadal, a dual degree student in the MD/MBA program, will serve her one-year term beginning June 1. [more]



Faculty Honored for Quality Teaching and Research

The annual Faculty Honors Convocation recognizes the very best in teaching, research and service in the academic community. [more]


Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Eta Sigma Phi recently awarded Edward V. George the 2011 ESP Lifetime Achievement Award. [more]


research

25 Years Later: Amazing Adaptation in Chernobyl

This corner of Ukraine is not the predicted nuclear desert, but resembles a pristine, untouched wilderness. [more]



Agriculture Students, Research Benefit From Case IH Partnership

A new partnership will give CASNR students access to some of the newest agricultural equipment available. [more]


Plant Ecologist: Weather One Major Cause for Texas Wildfires

Assistant Professor Dylan Schwilk said La Niña has much of the blame for the recent wildfires. [more]


Texas Tech Begins Renewed Efforts in Zealous Research

The Texas Tech chapter of Sigma Xi is increasing its efforts to promote growth and recruit new members. [more]

Bat Researcher Receives $500,000 NSF Grant

Assistant Professor Tigga Kingston is creating a network for bat researchers in Southeast Asia. [more]


'Save the Frogs Day' Highlights Biology Amphibian Research

Two Texas Tech biologists are trying to understand the factors causing increased mortality of frogs. [more]


VorTECH Helps Researchers Better Understand Tornadoes

The device simulates tornadic winds in the mid-EF3 range, allowing researchers to understand vulnerability. [more]


'Good Morning America' Samples Found Clean of Petroleum

Ron Kendall said the small sample size represents a single snapshot of time and space, and more research is necessary to see the full picture. [more]

traditions

Texas Tech and Petroleum Engineering are All in the Family

Third-generation Texas Tech petroleum engineer to follow in family's footsteps. [more]

alumni news

Ringing in 2011: Students Receive Class Rings During Ceremony

More than 380 Texas Tech students participated in the Official Texas Tech Class Ring Ceremony. [more]

TTAA Gives You a Chance to Go to the Masters in 2012

For $100, you can sign up for a chance to win a trip to The Masters in 2012 for you and three friends. [more]

athletics news

New Season Football Ticket Sales Begin

Season tickets for Red Raider Football are on sale now starting as low as $189. [more]


Five Red Raiders Named to Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Red Raiders will head to the NCAA Tucson Regional to face New Mexico State at 6 p.m. Friday. [more]

Texas Tech Selected to Second-Straight NCAA Regional

Each student-athlete earns first Academic All-Big 12 recognition. [more]

Bledsoe, James Named to All-Big 12 Second Team

Emily Bledsoe earned the honor for the second-straight season after hitting .385 on the year. [more]