By: Anonymous on May 29, 2013 - 2:43pm - Add new comment

The K-12 Global Education Outreach Program summer camp at Texas Tech is canceled because of low student registration.

The camp was scheduled June 3-5 at the International Cultural Center.

Leaders hope to reach their enrollment goal next summer, according to an email.

By: Anonymous on May 20, 2013 - 3:01pm - Add new comment

Comparing public universities and colleges in Texas just got easier for parents, students and high school advisers.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently launched an online interactive tool called Compare College TX

The online tool is the first in Texas to offer such a comprehensive set of information about Texas public universities and community colleges, according to a news release from THECB.

By: Anonymous on May 20, 2013 - 11:47am - Add new comment

Gov. Rick Perry today applauded the Texas Tech University System and the University of Houston System for approving a four-year fixed tuition rate for incoming freshman, according to a new release on his website.

By: Anonymous on May 14, 2013 - 9:30am - Add new comment

Texas Tech University will host academic enrichment summer camps this summer for children entering grades 4-11. The programs are offered through Tech's Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL), according to a Tech news release.

The students live in Tech residence halls and eat in dining halls. 

The available programs are: 

Wind Engineering Camp: Run on the Wind

By: Anonymous on May 8, 2013 - 3:56pm - Add new comment

Four Texas Tech University School of Music colleagues are partnering to perform in “A Musical Celebration,” a concert dedicated to Mother’s Day, at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court at the Museum of Texas Tech University.

Featured will be: Chuck Seipp, assistant professor of trumpet; Katrin Meidell, visiting assistant professor of viola; Tiffany Holmes, Hemmle Recital Hall manager and flutist; and Nataliya Sukhina, senior staff accompanist and pianist, according to a Tech news release. 

By: Anonymous on April 30, 2013 - 4:30pm - Add new comment

Texas Tech Universities Library will host a book signing with alumna Nita Gibson at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Formby Room.

Gibson's recent book, "That Cotton Pickin' Woman: How One Lady Farmed Farmers, Politicked Politicians and Made a Difference," describes her efforts to help farmers nationwide, according to a Tech news release. She has testified 23 times to agriculture committees in the House and Senate.

By: Anonymous on April 30, 2013 - 11:34am - Add new comment

South Plains College’s Hispanic Student Organization will sponsor a Cinco de Mayo Celebration at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the snack bar area by the Student Activities Office on the Levelland campus.

The SPC ballroom team will perform during the event.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a story about the team, which you can read here

By: Anonymous on April 24, 2013 - 3:16pm - Add new comment

Chew on This, an interactive road show aimed to raise awareness of world hunger, will make a stop at Texas Tech University from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26.

The agriculture tour promotes the need to increase production of crops and livestock using technology, according to a Tech release.

Former NFL lineman and champion wrestler, Bill Goldberg, is the tour's spokesman. Nutra Blend, a micro-ingredients distributor, and Elanco, an animal health product developer, are co-sponsors of the event. 

By: Anonymous on April 24, 2013 - 10:50am - Add new comment

A 5K run/walk next weekend will celebrate the life of Megan "May" Rough and benefit her family and a scholarship in her memory.

By: Anonymous on April 24, 2013 - 10:28am - Add new comment

I mentioned in this story last week that a Texas Tech student was working to set up a donation site to benefit the people affected by the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

According to the Texas Tech Panhellenic Facebook page, the drop-off site is up and running: