Jerry Turner, chairman of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, said there will be no announcement regarding the Tech president search at this week's meeting.
The board meets Thursday and Friday in Lubbock.
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents meets Thursday and Friday in Lubbock.
I'm planning on taking a more in-depth look at a couple of items before Thursday, but thought I would give readers a preview.
Some of the bigger items on the agenda include:
- approving an increase to the project budget to construct a new Petroleum Engineering and Research building.
- approving a project to construct a new student residential complex.
- approving the establishment of a Stage 1 design budget for the TTU Research & Technology Park.
With the announcement of the Texas Tech University System's 2012 Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards recipients coming up tomorrow, (and since a nice sum of cash is at stake) I decided to take a closer look at the awards and what it takes to get them.
Last year, awards were presented to five faculty members from Tech, six from TTU Health Sciences Center and two from Angelo State University.
The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education today released a report examining the role of public research universities and taking a look at how well Texas A&M and the University of Texas at Austin compare with other tier-one institutions.
The Coalition hopes the report will be useful to lawmakers as they consider legislation that will affect higher education.
From a news release:
This morning I checked in with Associate Chair & Associate Professor of Animal Science Sam Jackson, who has been trying out horses to replace Tech's retiring equine mascot.
The Masked Rider Advisory Committee met yesterday, but didn't make any big decisions.
Here's what Jackson had to say about Midnight Matador.
The 2012 Texas Tech Chrismas ornament is available.
Previous years' ornaments also are available for $25.
Here's an announcement from Tech Announce about ordering the holiday decoration.
Tonight’s Migrant Farmworkers Panel will feature five experts who will discuss the injustices perpetuated against the migrant farmworker community in Texas.
The event takes place at 7 p.m. in Boston Hall's multipurpose room. Boston Hall is located at the intersection of 18th Street and Boston Avenue.
There's been a lot of talk recently about the Carol of Lights falling on the same evening as a Red Raiders basketball game this year.
Texas Tech is offering an easy way for fans to make it to both of Saturday's events.
Today I was speaking with Jim Decker, Texas Tech School of Music associate professor of trombone, about the Carol of Lights.
He said the experience is now one that enthusiasts can take home with them.
A CD of traditional Christmas carols, performed by Tech's trombone choir, has been produced.
Decker said "Carol of Lights: Texas Tech Trombone Style," has sold for $20 in the past, but may be offered at a discounted $15.
The Texas Tech University College of Education and South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council will host a film screening of “First Generation,” from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Allen Theatre, located in the Student Union Building.
The film follows the lives of four first-generation, college-bound high school students during a three-year period. First-generation students enrolled at Texas Tech will lead a Q&A session immediately following the screening.