Texas Tech University

Annual summer photo exhibit attracts crowds

The galleries of Tech’s International Cultural Center (ICC) once again observed the dog days of summer with “Putting on the Dog: Dogs without Borders,” an exhibition of photographs showing dogs in all their geographical diversity. Although at first blush it might be hard to understand the international dimension of this exhibit, of the 150+ breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, only a handful originated in the United States. The rest have international ancestors: Belgian Tervurens, English Setters, Irish Setters, French Poodles, German Shepherds, etc. Each of the seventy photographs included exhibit labels informing the viewer of the dog’s breed and country of origin.

Fifty six photographers from across the campus, the community, and the state had work in the exhibit, and the July 8 reception attracted a standing-room-only crowd. Jax, a Labrador Retriever (country of origin: Newfoundland, Canada) that serves as “Chief Cheer Officer” at Ronald Donald House, was also on hand during the reception to lend his own special brand of bonhomie to the festivities. One reception visitor told the ICC Facilities Manager that it must be a joy to work at such a fun place. Not only does “Putting on the Dog” put a smile on the faces of all OIA employees, it also makes everyone who walks through our doors leave a little happier than they were when they came in.


Bethany Kuwitzsky pets Jax, the service dog from Ronald McDonald House, during reception

Bethany Kuwitzsky pets Jax, the service dog from Ronald McDonald House, during reception

International Affairs