CASNR Homecoming Breakfast set for Oct. 9 in Red Raider Ballroom
By: Norman Martin
Officials with Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are inviting friends from across campus and the region to the college's 60th Annual Homecoming Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 9) at Tech's Student Union Building Red Raider Ballroom in Lubbock.
"A college tradition since 1961, CASNR's Homecoming Breakfast gives our friends, faculty and staff an opportunity to enjoy food, fellowship, student club and organization booths and more," said CASNR Interim Dean Cindy Akers. The breakfast is free; however, to offset the cost program officials are encouraging a $20 donation.
In addition to speakers from the university and college administration, the program will feature student club and organization booths, and a photo booth. If kick-off for the game against the TCU Horned Frogs is before noon, parking for the event will be in the Flint Avenue Parking Garage at 18th and Flint Ave.
If kick-off is after noon, parking for the breakfast will be in lot R3, the Texas Tech Library parking lot at 18th and Boston Ave. Shuttles will be available from the parking garage.
Immediately following the breakfast, the Department of Landscape Architecture will be hosting building tours of newly renovated spaces in the Agricultural Pavilion and CASNR Annex Building at the corner of 15th and Detroit. Separately, the Department of Animal and Food Sciences will have the Gordon W. Davis Meat Science Laboratory open for former meat judging team members and alumni to tour beginning at 10 a.m.
Prior to the football game, CASNR is teaming up with Capital Farm Credit to host a tailgate. Look for combined signage at the northwest corner of the Jones AT&T Stadium, parking lot C1, space 1049. The tailgate starts three hours prior to game time. (visit www.texastech.com for official game times) Admission is free for the event's food, drinks and live entertainment from CASNR graduate Dan Patterson (weather permitting).
CASNR officials note that there will be several activities on tap the day before the breakfast.
On Friday (Oct. 8) alumni and supporters of Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences are hosting their annual Hall of Fame & Meat Science Awards starting at 5 p.m. in the Animal and Food Sciences Atrium and Room 101. Honorees will include the 2021 Hall of Fame and meat science award winners. Members of several former competitive teams including the 1981, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2010 and 2011 Meat Judging Teams will be recognized at 6 p.m. in the livestock arena. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, on Friday (Oct. 8) The Wildlife Society will host their 6th Annual Game Dinner & Raffle at 6:30 p.m. in the newly renovated Texas Tech Dairy Barn. Those attending will have an opportunity to participate in raffles, sample game dishes, and visit with students and faculty. Admission is free with a prepared dish; otherwise a $10 donation is encouraged to help fund competitions and professional events.
CONTACT: Tracee Murph, Coordinator of Alumni Relations, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2802 or firstname.lastname@example.org