November 2008 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Thanksgiving Food Safety

Small Cotton Harvest Translates into Economic Losses

Ancient Airways

Researchers Receive Grant from National Science Foundation

Museum Hosts Exhibition from World-Renowned Uffizi Museum

Campus Connection

Supreme Court Justice Scalia to Make Lubbock Appearance

Professor Named Extraordinary Woman in Texas Law

School of Law Teams Take Two National Championships

Schools of Law and Business Listed in Princeton Review

Texas Tech and El Centro College Establish Partnership

Meat Judging Team Wins Third Consecutive Victory

Museum of Texas Tech Receives National Accreditation

Lubbock Shows Air Travelers its Knight Life


Merket Alumni Center Expansion

Jones AT&T Stadium Fundraising Effort Nears Goal

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Carol Of Lights Pre-lighting Festival

Holiday Gift Ideas

The Official Texas Tech Class Ring

Featured Tradition

Cultivating the Home Field Advantage, A Memoir

What It Feels Like...

To Perform in the Celtic Ensemble

University Wallpaper

November Wallpaper

Featured Alumnus

Bob Garrett


Texas Tech Second in BCS Standings

No. 2 Red Raiders Rout No. 8 Cowboys, 56-20

Harrell Among Draddy Award Finalists

Tech Duo Among Maxwell Semifinalists

Pass or Catch 2008 Campaign

Texas Tech University Press News

Pecans: The Story in a Nutshell

Holiday Calendar

The end of the fall semester is a busy time on the Texas Tech campus

Helpful Links

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TTU Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech University System

TTU Alumni Association

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Written by Chad Elrod

Holiday Gift Ideas

You don't have to fight the crowds this holiday season because the Alumni Association has many different gift ideas for your friends and family. All proceeds go towards the Texas Tech Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

The Official Texas Tech Class Ring

The Official Texas Tech Class Ring would make a great gift for any graduate of Texas Tech. The Official Texas Tech Class Ring is a tradition that has been brought back from the 1950s. This ring evokes special memories of the occasions and traditions of Texas Tech: the “Fight Song” sung at the stadium with the Masked Rider going hell-bent for leather along the sidelines, Raider Red giving fans the “Guns Up” and firing his shotguns and the unforgettable images created during the Carol of Lights where the red, white and orange holiday lights cast their spell over the campus. The ring is a symbolic, continuous link with classmates, friends and generations of alumni.

To order an official class ring, visit or contact the Alumni Association at (806) 742-3641.


Texas Tech Merchandise

The Alumni Association also offers a wide variety of clothing, gifts and merchandise for Red Raider fans of all ages through the Tech Traditions Gift Shop. To purchase your Texas Tech holiday gifts you can go by Tech Traditions housed in the Merket Alumni Center located at 17th and University or visit them online at


Personalized Items

personalized stone pavers

Courtyard bricks, bronze pavers, stone walkway markers, stone parkway benches and cornerstone markers.

You walked through the Texas Tech campus every day: going to class, meeting new people and gaining new friends along the way. Undoubtedly, it made a lasting impression on your life and perhaps your loved ones as well.

This holiday season, why not give that special someone a permanent gift with a personalized courtyard brick, bronze paver, stone walkway marker, stone parkway bench or a cornerstone marker.

These permanent markers may be inscribed with your name or they may be purchased in honor of your child's or relative's graduation, as a memorial to a friend or to recognize others.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to view the Alumni Association facilities, contact the Alumni Association at (806) 742-3641.


The Texas Tech Coffee Table Book

Strive for Honor

The “Strive for Honor” coffee table book is an amazing keepsake that is sure to bring a smile to any Red Raider this holiday season.

This beautiful leather bound book makes the perfect addition to your home or office and will provide hours of enjoyment as you flip through the pages of beautiful photography and memorable stories.

“Strive for Honor” is available in hardbound and the Deluxe Limited-Edition Leather-Bound Collector’s Edition.

Currently the Collector’s Edition, regularly valued at more than $200, is being offered for a one-time price of $125.

Call toll-free (866) 923-8618 for pricing, information and promotional discounts or order online now.


The 2008 Official Texas Tech Ornament

2008 Official Texas Tech Ornament

The 2008 Official Texas Tech Ornament is finished in 24-carat gold and represents the "Guns Up" salute of our university.

Each year a new ornament is available so that Texas Tech supporters can collect the entire set. You can order ornaments from 1997 through the current year.

Order the 2008 Official Texas Tech Ornament online at:

If you need more information on ornaments, please contact Cathy Kay, director of presidential events at (806) 742-2121.



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