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2015 - 2016 Volume 40

The Texas Tech Students Guide

Features

Things To Do

10 Commandments of Parking................ 20 40 years of The WORD........................... 14 Be a Good Sport........................................9 Cheaper wedding, happier couple........... 68 Communications killing communication.. 49 Don’t break the bank for your big day..... 69 Helicopter parents................................... 54 Texas Tech Word Intern ........................... 4 What makes Lubbock, Lubbock.............. 22 Women’s Studies - ‘It’s On Us’................ 21

Keep the Faith......................................... 38 Learn The Matador Song.......................... 8 Learn the Fight Song................................. 8 Things to do in Lubbock.....................23-25

Money & Finances Banking Guide.........................................40 Budget Sheet...........................................42 Building good CREDIT-ability.................. 45 Financial aid & scholarships.................... 44 Manage your money................................ 40 Monthly Spending Plan........................... 43 Sacrifice - Save - Invest.......................... 42 Who cares? Right?.................................. 45

Health & Wellness Cooking with Chef Dewey......................... 5 Eating Healthy 101.................................... 4 Healthy living.............................................6

Academics + Academic Calendar, 2015-2016.............. 13 Academic Short Calendar, ‘15-’18........... 32 Final Exam Schedule, Fall 2015.............. 12 Graduation: It’s a Big Deal...................... 33 IT Training...............................................15 The Library..............................................12 Books, resources, computers, media rentals, & more

Careers & Your Future A resume to advance your career........... 21 Beyond Your BS......................................16 The Real World: Post-Graduation........... 17 University Career Center......................... 16

Get Help 742-RIDE, 742-NITE............................... 50 Campus Safety........................................47 Crisis & Help Numbers............................ 48 Healthy coping with stress....................... 46 Navigating the Tech Website.................. 18 S-Bus.......................................................50 Stress: How vulnerable are you?............ 46 Take the stress test................................. 46

About the Cover The WORD – Moving forward… We live in a country today that is more than $18 trillion in debt. Let’s face it, our government and society have become DEBT-RIDDEN. Forbes Magazine recently published an article in which the headline read: How The $1.2 Trillion College Debt Crisis Is Crippling Students, Parents, and the Economy. So, what’s a Techsan to do? Well, we hope this edition of the WORD magazine might at least in some small way help you navigate your future. We’ve included some savvy advice from Tech’s Red to Black and the Personal Financial Planning department to help you manage your money. We want to give you common sense approaches to manage your daily life. This edition offers practical guidance on money, health, preparing for a career, and planning a wedding as well as a few stories that are just for fun.

Campus Compass Maps, Diagrams, & Bus Routes Bus Routes: Times & Schedules............. 50 Campus Map & Citibus Routes..........52-53 Dan Law Field Seating Diagram................ 9 Jones AT&T Stadium Seating................... 8 United Supermarkets Arena Seating......... 9

Dining Guide Dining Guide............................................67

Hotels Hotel Visits 101....................................... 31

Renting & Housing How to be a Wise Renter........................ 36 LubbockApartments.com......................... 37 LubbockStudentHousing.com............34-35 Pat Garrett, Realtors............................... 36

SGA

Student Government Association SGA Officers......................................26-27 SGA Senators....................................26-29 Word’s Worth............................................. 3

Sports & Schedules Football Schedule...................................... 7 Lady Raider Basketball Schedule........... 11 Men’s Basketball Schedule..................... 10 Volleyball Schedule................................... 8 Women’s Soccer Schedule..................... 12

Coupons SGA Raider Bucks - Coupons!...........55-65

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Word’s Worth From the SGA External Vice President

Hi Everyone, It’s the start of another year here in Raiderland, and with all of the new initiatives and campus expansion, there is no better time to be a Red Raider. With unprecedented growth, incredible vision, and you, the students, there is nothing that can stop this unparalleled momentum. Texas Tech is undergoing exceptional growth. Throughout campus you can see new buildings and progress, in particular, the new improvements in Urbanosksy Park. Considerable growth has not diluted this university’s commitment Caleb Fisher to excellence or its students. Your Student Government Association is hard at work to ensure that your experience and opportunities at Texas Tech is second to none. With vast programs such as SafeRide, community involvement, townhall gatherings, and much more, we continue to strive for honor in our service to students. Participate in the election process, voice your concerns, be active, but most of all be an instrument of change. I cannot express the amount of influence you have here. Use it! The WORD magazine celebrates its 40th year as the official SGA student guide at Texas Tech. The WORD is a great guide for all students to become informed about our campus and how to truly enhance their college experience. Congratulations on choosing Texas Tech! I know you will love every second of being part of the Red Raider Family. I wish you the best of luck and the most rewarding experiences in this chapter of your life here at Texas Tech. Your years in college will shape who you are for the rest of your life, don’t waste them! Wreck ’em!

Caleb Fisher External Vice President Texas Tech Student Government

Established as the campus community center in 1953, the Student Union Building remains the home and hub for the Texas Tech community to come together for entertainment, engagement and involvement.

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Eating Healthy 101: Q&A with Mindy Diller Texas Tech Dietician

Q: What does it mean to eat healthy? A: The short answer is that it means to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fat. Q: Why do we need to eat healthy? A: Eating healthy provides you with more energy, usually helps you live longer, and prevents disease and sickness. Most people eat healthy to look and feel good. Q: What should people be eating daily? A: Fruits and Veggies: People should consume different colored fruits and vegetables because these give us different nutrients. There are more than 365 fruits and vegetables, so find out the ones you like and don’t be afraid to try new things. Healthy proteins: Incorporate healthy proteins and lean meats into your diet every day, such as chicken, turkey and eggs. Water: Drink lots of water and limit alcohol and sodas. Most people should drink about 64 to 80 ounces of water a day, which is about half a gallon of water. More water should be consumed if the individual is more physically active. Whole grains: Include fibercontaining whole grains in your diet, which aid with digestion.

Q: How much should we be eating a day? A: Eat five times a day by consuming three meals and then two substantial snacks in between breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner. Eating more frequently through the day helps control portion size at meals. Q: What foods should people limit or avoid? A: There are everyday foods and every-once-in-a-while foods. Every-once-in-a-while foods and drinks include sodas, sweets, high-fat foods, and fried foods. You should try to eat less than 40 grams of added sugar a day. Added sugar does not include naturally occurring sugar in fruit and milk. Q: How can students eat healthy on campus? A: Educate yourself on what you should and should not be eating. Know the facts about what you are eating. Eat less fried foods, and look for the Smart Choices label for low-calorie options. Q: How can students eat healthy off campus? A: Students tend to skip breakfast a lot, and this is an important meal of the day, so make sure you eat breakfast. Eat out less and cook at home more. Try to plan ahead by packing your

lunch along with healthy snacks. Q: What are some ideas for healthy to-go snacks? A: Nuts, seeds, jerky, cheese, granola, fruit (dried or fresh), whole wheat goldfish, yogurt, bagel thins, rice cakes, and carrot sticks are all good snacks you can pack in your backpack. Q: How can students make healthy choices when eating out? A: Limit the amount of times you eat out. However, when you do eat out, control portion intake by splitting a meal with someone or saving half for later. Also include vegetables with your meal and opt for healthier options when you order. Q: What other advice would you give students regarding their health? A: In addition to eating healthy, exercise and sleep are important. Everyone should exercise at least 60 minutes a day, and hydrate before, during and after workouts. Students should get six to nine hours of sleep at night. Q: Where can students go to learn more about healthy eating? A: Students can schedule an appointment with Texas Tech dietitian Mindy Diller by email at mindy.diller@ttu.edu or by calling Hospitality Services at 806-742-1360. Texas Tech Hospitality website: o Hospitality.ttu.edu o Smartchoices.ttu.edu o In addition to helpful brochures, you can find the nutrition information for most dining places on campus. USDA Choose My Plate website o www.choosemyplate.gov/foodgroups/ Ideas for healthy recipes o www.health.com/health/foodrecipes/

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2015- 2016 Volume 40 The Texas Tech SGA Students Guide The 40th edition of The WORD was produced through the efforts of many people including the SGA officers and senators. Each summer Texas Tech students intern for The WORD. This year’s intern came up with ideas, talked to people, wrote stories, took photos, and worked diligently. She is a student in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech.

Victoria Holloway is a senior journalism major from Georgetown, Texas. She is minoring in nutrition and will graduate in May 2016. Victoria is also getting married in May 2016 and plans to move to Dallas where her fiancé attends seminary. She hopes to attend seminary in Dallas while working a part-time job in journalism. Victoria aspires to use her passion for writing and healthy living in a career.

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Cooking with Chef Dewey

Dewey McMurrey has worked as the executive chef of Texas Tech Hospitality Services for five years. He said he started as a dishwasher in a restaurant then moved his way into cooking. McMurrey graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. “It’s very artistic and never monotonous,” McMurrey said, in reference to his career as a chef. Cooking Tips from Dewey McMurrey: Basic Tips: • Allow your pan with oil to heat up before putting food in it. • Be patient when cooking. Don’t rush your food. • Leave the oven door closed as much as possible when baking. • Keep it simple. • Don’t be afraid of salt – too much can be unhealthy, but just enough will enhance the flavor of anything you cook. • When baking, allow the oven to get hot before cooking. • Don’t be afraid to experiment. Nothing is usually right the first time.

Healthy Cooking: • Use olive or canola oil, for healthier fats. • Steaming, sautéing and baking are healthier cooking methods because they retain more of the food’s nutrients. • Grill meats and vegetables on a clean grill. • Buy fresh foods at the farmers market, or grow your own vegetables in a garden. Food Safety: • Wash your cutting board and hands before handling raw meat. After touching raw meat, don’t touch already cooked foods. Easy Meals: • Meals that only require one pot or pan to cook in are simpler to make and easier to clean up. Students can cook a pot roast, salads, casseroles, stir fry, or pasta.

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Healthy Living Sleep:

Physical Activity: • Adults should get least 2 hours and 30 minutes each week of aerobic physical activity at a moderate level. • OR 1 hour and 15 minutes each week of aerobic physical activity at a vigorous level. • Being active 5 or more hours each week can provide even more health benefits. The information about physical activity needs is for adults 18-64 years old from ChooseMyPlate.gov.

Ideas for exercise: Go rollerblading, hula hoop, go swimming in the warm months, take a Zumba class, take a yoga class, rock climb, ride a bike to class, go for a walk, take a hike, train for a 5k or 10k, play a game of basketball, soccer, or tennis.

• Adults should sleep 6 to 9 hours each night. • Less than 6 hours and more than 9 hours can be damaging to your health. • A lack of sleep on a regular basis is associated with long-term health consequences including chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. These conditions typically lead to a lower quality of life and a shorter life expectancy. Too much sleep can also contribute to negative health consequences. This information is from studies and articles published by the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The article can be found at healthysleep.med.harvard. edu/healthy/matters/consequences/sleep-anddisease-risk.

Eating: Fruit: 2 cups per day Veggies: Women 2 ½ cups / Men 3 cups Whole Grains: Women 6 oz / Men 8 oz Protein: Women 5 ½ oz / Men 6 ½ oz Dairy: 3 cups Oils/fats: Monounsaturated fat is one of the most beneficial fats to consume because they lower your bad cholesterol and raise your good cholesterol. These fats are in items such as olive oil, canola oil, almonds, avocados, and salmon. Omega-3 is a fatty acid found in salmon, fish oil, flax seed, and almonds that helps keep your heart healthy. Stay away from saturated and trans fat because these raise your bad cholesterol; trans fat also lowers your good cholesterol. Saturated and trans fats can be found in fried foods, donuts, and cakes. The information and serving sizes are from ChooseMyPlate.gov based off approximately how much should be consumed by healthy men and women 19-30 years old.

Eating healthy on a budget: Limit eating out. Not only is it typically healthier to cook at home, but you also save a lot of money. Only buy what you need at the grocery store, and go to the grocery store after you’ve eaten a meal, so you won’t over purchase because you’re hungry.

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SPORTS

2015 Texas Tech Football Schedule

Date

Sep. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 26

Opponent

Sam Houston State UTEP Arkansas TCU ●* Baylor ● Iowa State ● ●● Kansas ● Oklahoma ● Oklahoma State ● West Virginia ● Kansas State ● Texas●

● BIG 12 Conference Games

●● Homecoming

Location

Lubbock Lubbock Fayetteville, Arkansas Lubbock Arlington Lubbock Lawrence, Kansas Norman, Oklahoma Lubbock Morgantown, West Virginia Lubbock Austin * Family Weekend

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Volleyball Schedule

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Sep. 23 Oklahoma*, Lubbock 6 p.m. Sep. 26 Iowa State*, Ames, Iowa 1 p.m. Sep. 30 Baylor*, Waco 7 p.m. Oct. 7 Kansas*, Lubbock 6 p.m. Oct. 10 TCU*, Lubbock TBA Oct. 14 West Virginia*, Morgantown, W.Va. TBA Oct. 17 Texas*, Austin TBA Oct. 24 Kansas State*, Lubbock 3 p.m. Oct. 28 Oklahoma*, Norman, Okla. TBA Oct. 30 Texas*, Lubbock 6 p.m. Nov. 4 Baylor*, Lubbock 6 p.m. Nov. 7 Kansas State*, Manhattan, Kan. 7 p.m. Nov. 13 West Virginia*, Lubbock 5 p.m. Nov. 18 TCU*, Fort Worth 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 Iowa State*, Lubbock 3 p.m. Nov. 28 Kansas*, Lawrence, Kan. TBA

Bold face = home games * = conference games

The Matador Song

Fight Song

Fight, Raiders, Fight! Fight, Raiders, Fight!

Fight for the school we love so dearly.

Fight, Matadors, for Tech!

You’ll hit ’em high, you’ll hit ’em low.

Songs of love we’ll sing to thee.

You’ll push the ball across the goal,

Bear our banners far and wide,

Tech, Fight! Fight!

Ever to be our pride.

We’ll praise your name,

Fearless champions ever be,

Boost you to fame.

Stand on heights of victory.

Fight for the scarlet and black.

You will hit ’em, you will wreck ’em

Hit ’em, wreck ’em Texas Tech!

And the victory bells will ring out.

Texas Tech University School Song

Strive for honor evermore. Live long the Matador!

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Be a good Sport

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. – Nora Roberts

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2015-2016 Men’s Basketball Schedule NON-CONFERENCE GAMES Nov. 2 Concordia #

Lubbock TBA

Nov. 9 West Texas A&M #

Lubbock TBA

Nov. 13 High Point

Lubbock TBA

Nov. 19 Utah*

San Juan, Puerto Rico

TBA

Nov. 20 Miami (Fla)/Mississippi State*

San Juan, Puerto Rico

TBA

Nov. 22 TBD*

San Juan, Puerto Rico

TBA

Nov. 28 Hawaii

Lubbock TBA

Dec. 2 Sam Houston State

Lubbock TBA

Dec. 9 Tennessee-Martin

Lubbock TBA

Dec. 16 South Dakota State

Lubbock TBA

Dec. 19 Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Lubbock TBA

Dec. 22 Arkansas-Little Rock

Lubbock TBA

Dec. 29 Richmond

Lubbock TBA

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CONFERENCE GAMES

Jan. 2 Texas Lubbock TBA Jan. 6 Iowa State Ames, Iowa 8 p.m. Jan. 9 Kansas Lubbock 8 p.m. Jan. 12 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. TBA Jan. 16 Baylor Lubbock TBA Jan. 18 TCU Forth Worth 6 p.m. Jan. 23 West Virginia Lubbock 12 p.m. Jan. 26 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. 6 p.m. Jan. 30 Arkansas (non conference, Big 12/SEC Challenge) Fayetteville, Ark. TBA Feb. 3 Oklahoma State Lubbock 6 p.m. Feb. 6 Texas Austin TBA Feb. 10 Iowa State Lubbock 8 p.m. Feb. 13 Baylor Waco 7 p.m. Feb. 17 Oklahoma Lubbock 8 p.m. Feb. 20 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 TCU Lubbock 8 p.m. Feb. 27 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. 11 a.m./1 p.m. Mar. 2 West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. 6 p.m. Mar. 5 Kansas St. Lubbock 2 p.m. Mar. 9-12 Big 12 Tournament

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CONFERENCE GAMES

NON-CONFERENCE GAMES Nov. 13

Niagara

Lubbock

TBA

Dec. 30 TCU

Lubbock

TBA

Jan. 2

Texas

Austin

TBA

Jan. 6

Oklahoma State

Lubbock

TBA

Jan. 9

West Virginia

Morgantown, W. Va.

TBA

Nov. 21

Southeastern Louisiana

Lubbock

TBA

Nov. 24

Idaho State

Lubbock

TBA

Jan. 13 TCU

Fort Worth

TBA

Nov. 27

Fordham#

Las Vegas, Nev. 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 17

Lubbock

TBA

Jan. 20 Oklahoma

Norman, Okla.

TBA

Jan. 24 Kansas State

Lubbock

TBA

Jan. 27 Baylor

Waco

TBA

Jan. 30 Kansas

Lubbock

TBA

Feb. 2

West Viginia

Lubbock

TBA

Feb. 6

Oklahoma State

Stillwater, Okla.

TBA

Nov. 28

Washington#

Las Vegas, Nev. 8:45 p.m.

Dec. 2

Abilene Christian

Lubbock

TBA

Dec. 9

Idaho

Lubbock

TBA

Iowa State

Dec. 12

Santa Clara

Santa Clara, Calif.

TBA

Dec. 14

Incarnate Word

Lubbock

TBA

Feb. 13 Baylor

Lubbock

TBA

Dec. 18

Grambling St.

Lubbock

TBA

Feb. 17 Iowa State

Ames, Iowa

TBA

Dec. 20

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Lubbock

TBA

Feb. 21 Kansas State

Manhattan, Kan.

TBA

Feb. 24 Texas

Lubbock

TBA

Feb. 27 Kansas

Lawrence, Kan.

TBA

Feb. 29 Oklahoma

Lubbock

TBA

# South Point Shootout

Mar. 4-7 Big 12 Tournament Oklahoma City, Okla.

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SPORTS

2015-2016 Lady Raider Basketball Schedule


SPORTS

Women’s Soccer Schedule

Final Exam Schedule – Fall 2015 Friday, Dec. 4 EXAM TIME 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m to 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m Saturday, Dec. 5 EXAM TIME 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 EXAM TIME 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 EXAM TIME 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 EXAM TIME 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WHO TAKES EXAM 11 a.m. MWF 12:30 p.m. TR ME 2322; 4, 4:30, 5 p.m. MWF IE 2311; MATH, 1300, 1320, 1330, 1331,1420,1430, 2300 ME 2302; 5, 5:30 p.m. TR; Friday night only classes; graduating seniors WHO TAKES EXAM 8 a.m. TR BIOL 1403, ACCT 2300, CE 3303 10 a.m. MWF 3:30, 4, 4:30 p.m. TR ME 2301, 3403; 6, 6:30 p.m. MWF; Thursday night only classes; Saturday only classes WHO TAKES EXAM 9:30 a.m. TR 12 p.m. MWF ACCT 2301, CHEM 1307 2 p.m. MWF ECO 2301, 2302, 2305; Monday night only classes WHO TAKES EXAM 9 a.m. MWF SPAN 1507, 2301, 2302, 2607 1 p.m. MWF 2 p.m. TR ISQS 3344; CE 2301; 6, 6:30 p.m. TR; Tuesday night only classes WHO TAKES EXAM 8 a.m. MWF CHEM 1301, 1305, 3305 11 a.m. TR MATH 1321, 1451, 1452, 1550, 2450 3 p.m. MWF; Wednesday night only classes

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Aug. 18 Denver, Denver, Colo. TBA Aug. 21 USC, Albuquerque, N.M. 6 p.m. Aug. 23 New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M. 2 p.m. Aug. 28 Georgia, Lubbock 7 p.m. Sep. 4 UTSA, Lubbock 7 p.m. Sep. 9 Minnesota, Lubbock 7 p.m. Sep. 11 Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. 9 p.m. Sep. 13 Arizona State, Tucson, Ariz. 1 p.m. Sep. 18 Florida Atlantic, Lubbock 7 p.m. Sep. 20 USF, Lubbock 1 p.m. Sep. 25 Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. 7 p.m. Sep. 27 Cal State Northridge, Northridge, Calif. TBA Oct. 2 Oklahoma State, Stillwater, Okla. 7 p.m. Oct. 9 TCU, Lubbock 7 p.m. Oct. 11 West Virginia, Lubbock 1 p.m. Oct. 16 Texas, Lubbock 7 p.m. Oct. 18 Baylor, Waco 1 p.m. Oct. 23 Kansas, Lubbock 7 p.m. Oct. 30 Iowa State, Ames, Iowa 7 p.m.

The Library Books, resources, computers, media rentals, and more The University Library provides access 24 hours a day, five days a week to the largest information commons area on campus -- 250 public computers -- which include a wide variety of software from Microsoft Office Suite to Adobe Creative Suite to AutoCAD. The Library now offers two charging stations, located on the ground floor, for cell phones and tablets. Also located on the ground floor is GroupWorks, the high-tech, interactive group meeting area that allows users to “plug in and share.” Another feature is the state-of-the-art Crossroads Recording Studio. The studio is open to all majors and is located in the basement. Your Library also features 16 “personal librarians” to assist students in every major in navigating numerous services and resources. And with access to 400 databases, 58,000 e-journals, 100,000 e-books and more than 1 million digital images, success awaits with these resources and more. The Library has all the tools to get you there. The main number to the Library is 806-742-2265. The Library offers an online catalog at iris.ttu.edu. Students can rent many things besides books. The Digital Media Studio offers cameras, Mac’s, projectors, lighting kits, movies and audiobooks. Visit www.library.ttu.edu.


2015-2016 Academic Calendar FALL ‘15 SPRING ‘16 Residence Halls Open for Occupancy Last Day to Register or Withdraw Without Penalty Classes Begin Last Day to Declare Pass/Fail Intentions Advance Registration for Next Term Open Registration Begins No Exams Except Makeup or Scheduled Lab Exams Last Day of Classes Individual Study Day Final Examinations Semester/Term Ends Residence Halls Close (with exceptions) Commencement

Aug. 16 Aug. 21 Aug. 24 Oct. 26 Nov. 5-23 Nov. 24 Nov. 23 - Dec. 2 Dec. 2 Dec. 3 Dec. 4-9 Dec. 9 Dec. 10 Dec. 11-12

Payments & Refunds

FALL ‘15 95% Payment of Mandatory Tuition & Fees or Enrollment Aug. 17 in a Payment Plan Due Last Day to Drop a Course and Have Charges Removed Sept. 9 (not applicable to students dropping to 0 hours) Last Day to Withdraw and Receive Partial Refund Sept. 21

Jan. 17 Jan. 20 Jan. 21 March 31 April 7-25 April 26 May 4-10 May 10 May 11 May 12-17 May 17 May 18 May 20-21

SPRING ‘16 Jan. 14 Feb. 5 Feb. 17

Add/Drop • Withdrawal FALL ‘15 SPRING ‘16

Last Day to Add a Course Last Day to Drop a Course Without Academic Penalty Last Day to Drop a Course (counts against drop limit) Last Day to Transfer Between Colleges Last Day to Withdraw from the University

Aug. 27 Sept. 9 Oct. 26 Nov. 24 Nov. 24

Jan. 26 Feb. 5 March 31 April 26 May 4

Deadlines Related to Graduation

FALL ‘15 Graduate School - Final Day to File Statement of Intent Sept. 14 to Graduate Graduate School - Last Day to Submit Defense Notification Sept. 25 Final Day to Order Invitations/Academic Regalia at Bookstore Oct. 19 Graduate School - Last Day to Defend Thesis/Dissertation Oct. 16 Graduate School - Last Day to Submit Final PDF of Thesis/ Oct. 30 Dissertation and Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form Graduate school - Comprehensive Exam Reports Due Nov. 16 and Pay Thesis/Dissertation fee Graduate School - Last Day to Submit Interdisciplinary Nov. 16 Portfolio Reports Graduate School - Last Day to Remove Grades of l, PR or CR Nov. 16 Last Day for Undergraduate Degree Candidates to Remove I and PR grades Nov. 25

SPRING ‘16 Feb. 5 Feb. 24 March 23 April 1 April 8 April 26 April 26 April 15 May 6

Holidays & Vacation Days FALL ‘15 Labor Day Holiday Sept. 7 Thanksgiving Vacation Nov. 25-29 Spring Vacation No Classes

SPRING ‘16 March 12-20 March 28

Faculty-Related Info Faculty on Duty Mid-Semester Grades Due via Raiderlink Raiderlink Available for Grading Grades Due for Graduating Students via Raiderlink Final Grades Due via Raiderlink

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40 years of The WORD

The cover of the first WORD magazine - 40 years ago.

SHORTCOURSES & T R A I N I NG

Computing Practices & Guidelines Graphics & Media Microsoft Office Statistics Web Development & Publishing Workshops & Many More

Forty years ago, The Word magazine was born. The SA (Student Association) as it was called at the time, wanted to provide a special publication for Texas Tech students. Tech’s enrollment in 1975 was 22,580. Chancellor Robert Duncan had just ended his term as president of the SA, the U.S. president was Gerald Ford, a gallon of gas cost 44 cents, and the Vietnam war ended. Dr. Cecil Mackey was president of Texas Tech; there was no chancellor system in place then. The Word has served as a source of information and entertainment for Tech students. In this 40th edition, we have taken an approach we sincerely hope will tremendously benefit the Tech community. We’ve all seen an alarming national trend of students graduating from college with excessive student loan debt. Our goal is to educate the Tech community and provide information and resources to set you on a path for true success, happiness, and financial stability. Financial stability has a lot to do with success and happiness – now and in the future.

An often quoted phrase is “money is the root of evil,” but that’s not the complete message. The quote is “the love of money is the root of all evil” – now that’s a whole different concept. Money can be used for good or evil. It’s what you choose to do with it. Money can make you or break you – it’s your choice. Money is essential – food, shelter, clothing – they all require money. Tech has many resources for student, faculty, and staff to help navigate the financial maze. The Red to Black program, the Personal Financial Planning program, and the Rawls College of Business have counselors and classes to help. In the pages of The Word, you will find the financial advice and tools beneficial – that is if you use them. The whole idea of an education is to expose you to ideas and concepts to make you an informed individual capable of succeeding and striving for honor and success. You can! Just set your compass. Mary Ann Edwards Publisher Word Publications

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IT Training: Computer software classes are FREE

Technology is increasingly becoming more and more important to the survival of college students. Not only do students need a computer to write essays, but many professors are beginning to integrate the use of technology into their courses via Blackboard and other online programs. College students do not need assistance in how to use this technology, but not all students know what to do or where to go when their computer decides to crash or some other technological problem occurs. While it is not necessary to know how to fix everything, it is important to know where to go to get help. When a computer crashes, a computer or a program ceases to function properly, often exiting after encountering errors. Things that cause crashes are an outdated or misbehaving device driver, a computer virus, a corrupted program, or a problem with your computer’s memory. Ways to prevent your computer from crashing are: • Don’t run too many programs at one time. • Check the disk space. • Update the virus protection software. • Upgrade the operating system. • If your computer still crashes despite your best attempts, you need to take action. According to the Microsoft Windows website, you should contact technical support and write down any error report messages so that tech support may better help you.

Computer shops, such as Best Buy or Office Depot, can also be of assistance in helping get a computer back up. However, some computer crashes are so bad you may have to invest in a new one. It is a good idea to always back up all files you are working on in case your computer does crash, so you can still access your projects from other sources as all data will most likely be wiped from the memory when it crashes. You can back up files on a flash drive, an external hard drive, and there are even online drop boxes where work can be saved. Texas Tech provides Raider Drive where students can save their work. Similarly on smart phones, an app called “Dropbox” is available where you can save photos and other information in case you should need to replace your phone. Technology labs are available around campus so that students who may not have a computer or particular software can complete projects. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Garage Band, and many other programs are available in the library and other specialized labs around campus. However, the computers with this software are limited so you have to plan accordingly. The library also provides an equipment checkout service for whenever students might need a camera, tripod, or other technology for a project. Do plan ahead because of limited availability. The Information Technology Division at Texas Tech also offers short courses and training. These courses include computing practices and guidelines, graphics and media, Microsoft Office 2010, statistics, web development and publishing and workshops. For more information visit: http://www.itts.ttu.edu/training.

SAVE NOW for a

RING later Welcome to the Red Raider family! You have arrived at Texas Tech, just one of the many steps in your journey to “bear our banners far and wide.” It’s never too early to set your sights on another important milestone…earning the right to wear the Official Texas Tech Ring.

The Texas Tech Alumni Association has made it easy to save for your ring through the Ring Savings Program. Each semester you can set aside a refundable $75, which may then be applied toward the purchase of your Official Texas Tech Class Ring, upon eligibility.

To enroll and begin saving today, simply go to your Raiderlink account and click on the MyTech tab. Then sign up in the Official Class Ring section under Optional Services.

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University Career Center is here to help YOU! Individual Appointments University Career Center has a full staff of professional career representatives representing different majors and career paths available to Texas Tech students. Your career representative can answer career-related questions, provide feedback, and help you identify and execute your next steps in reaching your career goal. Contact the Career Center at 806-742-2210 to set up an appointment with your career representative.

Assessments It can be hard to figure out what you want to do for ‘the rest of your life,’ so the UCC offers four career-based assessments that can help you make that decision. FOCUS, StrengthsQuest, Strong Interest Inventory, and Personality Assessment are all available online. The center also has a team of career counselors qualified to help interpret test results and help you explore possible career options. Find more information about the assessments on our website.

Résumé, Cover Letter, & Personal Statements The average employer looks at a résumé for about six seconds—if it hasn’t been filtered out by electronic screeners beforehand. Bring your résumé and/or cover letter to the Career Center to get professional advice on how to make it the best it can be. Your career representative can also help you develop your personal statement if you are applying to graduate school. Make your appointment today by calling 806-742-2210 or visit www. careercenter.ttu.edu.

Beyond your BS:

The options available After four years as an undergrad, students face options for the future -- immediately join the workforce or pursue further education. Career Upon graduating, many students immediately begin their career or start the search for that dream job. Joining the work force immediately has the advantage of gaining experience. College does not prepare you for everything, and a good way to gain experience and learn how to be a professional is to get a job, even if it is not your dream job. Graduate School Many other students chose to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree upon graduating. However, gain experience in the field as well. That way employers are impressed by both your work experi16

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ence and your knowledge. Depending on what degree you are pursuing and the program, coursework can last for as short as a year or up to several years. Medical School An alternative to graduate school is medical school. Med school requires long hours and hard work. Students in medical school have four more years of education, and possibly more depending on pursuing a specialized field, such as neurology or cardiology. Law School If you have an interest in the practice of law and policy-making, you may want to look into law school. There are many areas of law available to study, from family law to criminal defense. Law school takes about three years.


Sometimes getting a job after graduation is the least of college students’ worries. Students worry about grades, money, social life, and significant others, but the purpose of going to college gets put on the back burner at times. College flies by, and it is important to keep your eyes on the prize of not just a degree but a career. The director of the University Career Center, Jay Killough, said the reason for attending college is to get a job, so make sure this is your focus. “Begin with the end in mind,” Killough said. When looking for jobs, he said it is important to start early. If you are graduating in May, you should start researching companies and looking for jobs the fall semester before. Those who are most successful with getting jobs after graduation, Killough said, are those who take action and set goals. “We can give them advice, but it is the student who finds their own job,” Killough said. During college, he said, students can take steps toward a career by taking positions in organizations, getting a part-time job related to their major, job shadowing, and doing an internship. Aleesa Ross is the director of the Center for Student Success in the College of Media and Communication. She said internships are the best thing to do to prepare for a career.

“A great way to find out if you don’t want to do something is through experience,” Ross said. Employers hiring interns understand if you don’t have a lot experience, she said. They are typically looking for a good attitude, eagerness, and work ethic. “A degree is important to get a job, but employers are looking beyond classes and grades to see if you are well-rounded with leadership skills and realworld experience,” Ross said. She said students looking for jobs need to be willing and open to opportunities rather than limiting themselves to a specific area, company, or job position. Career counselor Cameron Skoczlas said it is normal to have to apply to many companies before getting a job. Skoczlas said even if you do not get the job, preparing resumes, writing cover letters, and interviewing provides practice to improve yourself in these areas. Students who get jobs, she said, should not have an unrealistic expectation that their job will be all fun and play. Students should understand that although they might enjoy the work they do, it will still be work.

“Do what you love, and you’ll love the work you do,” Skoczlas said. The University Career Center at the Texas Tech Wiggins Complex offers individual appointments, mock interviews, resume and cover letter critiques, events, and career assessment tests for students and alumni.

Nervous about an interview? Here are some tips to help Advice from Aleesa Ross, director of the Center for Student Success, College of Media and Communication • Know who the company is and what they do. • Always be yourself. • It is better to be overdressed than underdressed even if you know the company has a more casual dress code. • Present yourself in a way that is professional, clean and simple. • Send a handwritten thank you note a few days after the interview. • Do not make assumptions about the company, job, or people who work there. • You should not ask about the salary – let the employer bring this up. • If you are interviewing with multiple people, don’t just focus on one of them. • Do not interrupt the interviewer. • There is no need to bad mouth a current or past job. TexasTechWord.com / 2015-2016

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Navigating the Tech website

Texas Tech University: ...................................................................www.ttu.edu Admissions: ................................................................ www.ttu.edu/admissions Alumni: ..................................................................... www.texastechalumni.org Athletics: .............................................................................www.texastech.com Donors and Friends: ........................................................... www.give2tech.com Faculty and Staff: ..................................................... www.ttu.edu/faculty-staff Media: ...............................................................................today.ttu.edu/media Online and Regional Sites: ....................................www.depts.ttu.edu/elearning Parents & Family: ........................................www.depts.ttu.edu/parentrelations Visitors Center: ......................................................................www.visit.ttu.edu Current Students................................................ www.ttu.edu/current-students Academic Calendars.................www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/calendar Academic Testing Center........................................... www.depts.ttu.edu/testing Advising Center...................................................... www.depts.ttu.edu/advising Business Services.............................. www.depts.ttu.edu/studentbusinessservices Career Services................................................. www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter Catalog & Course Descriptions.............. www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications Computer Training.......................................... www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training Counseling Center.......................................................... www.depts.ttu.edu/scc Disability Services...........................................................www.depts.ttu.edu/sds Financial Aid..................................................... www.depts.ttu.edu/financialaid First Year Raider Experience.......... www.depts.ttu.edu/studentengagement/fyre Freshman Seminar – RaiderReady..............www.depts.ttu.edu/uesa/raiderready Graduate Admissions.......................................... www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool Health Services................................................... www.ttuhsc.edu/studenthealth

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Honors College........................................................www.depts.ttu.edu/honors Hospitality Services.............................................www.depts.ttu.edu/hospitality Housing on campus................................................................... housing.ttu.edu IT Services for students...............................................www.ttu.edu/it4students Learning Center............................................................ www.depts.ttu.edu/soar Legal Services..................................................................www.depts.ttu.edu/sls Libraries.................................................. www.ttu.edu/academics/libraries.php Office of International Affairs..........................www.depts.ttu.edu/international Organizations............................................... www.ttu.edu/campus/stuorgs.php Police Department (TexasTech)..................................... www.depts.ttu.edu/ttpd Raidergate........................................................... www.depts.ttu.edu/raidergate Raiderlink............................................................................... raiderlink.ttu.edu Registrar.................................................................www.depts.ttu.edu/registrar Responsible Community Living......................................................................... ............................................. www.depts.ttu.edu/dos/responsible-living.php Senates..........................................................www.ttu.edu/campus/senates.php Student Government Association.............................................. www.sga.ttu.edu Student Union & Activities............................................ www.depts.ttu.edu/sub Study Abroad....................................................................ttu-sa.terradotta.com Testing Accommodations.............................. www.depts.ttu.edu/testing/ta.php The Daily Toreador....................................................... www.dailytoreador.com The WORD Magazine........................................................... texastechword.com Transportation & Parking.................................................. www.parking.ttu.edu Writing Center................................................................................. uwc.ttu.edu


We are

KNOWLEDGE. We are teachers, researchers, writers, artists.

We are

INTEGRITY.

We are advocates, counselors, leaders, mentors.

We are

SERVICE.

We are social workers, builders, caretakers, healers.

We are

COURAGE.

We are dancers, performers, creators, visionaries.

We are the Texas Tech University

HONORS COLLEGE. For more information on the Texas Tech University Honors College, please contact us at

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The 10 Commandments of Parking 6. Don’t get a boot! 1. Read the Signs!

Failure to pay your tickets can cause other problems, such as getting a boot put on your car. This occurs after you receive nine unpaid tickets in one semester.

They tell you what permits are applicable and what times you can and cannot park there. There is also a map explaining parking sites on the parking website. After 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, all valid Texas Tech permits allow you to park on the interior of campus.

7. Motorcyclists.

2. E-Permit

Purchase an e-permit on the Parking Services website. Several options for parking permits are available, and you can include the permit cost in with your tuition. A new evening permit is available for those who only need to access campus after 5:30 p.m. during the week. For a ninemonth period, the cost is $40, and for a year the cost is $121.

3. Commuter lots.

After 2:30 p.m., if you have a permit in either commuter parking lot, you are able to park in the other. For example, if you have a Commuter North permit, after 2:30, you may park in Commuter West.

Owners of motorcycles and mopeds must pay for permits and may park in designated twowheel vehicle areas.

4. Pay your tickets!

Ten days after receiving your ticket, you are charged an additional late fee. Failure to pay tickets results in holds on your ability to register, and can even prevent you from graduating.

5. Appeal.

You may also use that 10-day period after getting a citation to appeal it. More information regarding appeals is available on the Parking Services website.

8. Yield to pedestrians. That is a general courtesy rule.

9. Share the road!

Bicyclists are common on campus and need the road as much as you do.

10. Be Courteous

Be polite to the parking staff in the booths. They are only doing their job by enforcing the rules, not being the bad guy. For a complete list of parking rules, visit www.parking.ttu.edu.

Choose a career

that truly makes

—a—

difference. For more information visit: School of Nursing www.covenanthealth.org/cson School of Radiography www.covenanthealth.org/csor

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School of Surgical Technology www.covenanthealth.org/csost


Texas Tech Women’s Studies Program Launches ‘It’s On Us’ Campaign On Sept. 19, 2014 the White House unveiled a new public awareness and education campaign called “It’s On Us.” The campaign seeks to engage college students and all members of campus communities in preventing sexual assault. Through this campaign, we are also reminded to step up when we hear comments and see signs that perpetuate rape culture. Rape culture exists when rape and sexual assault are pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. In the fall of 2014, the Women’s Studies Program led the call for Texas Tech and announced the release of their video pledge, #ItsOnUs, on their You Tube channel. During the week of Oct. 6, five days were set aside for taping sessions for faculty, staff and students. More than 30 supporters took time to participate in taking the pledge and announcing their call to action. This is a critical step forward to engage as many members of the community as possible to stand in solidarity to make our campus safe.

What are the statistics? • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college • 40% of survivors fear reprisal by their attacker

• Only 2% of incapacitated rape survivors report assault • Only 13% of rape survivors report assault • 8 in 10 victims knew their attacker (friend, significant other, etc.) • It is estimated that between 2%-7% of sexual assault reports are false “It’s On Us” aims to fundamentally shift the way we think about sexual assault, by inspiring everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it. The campaign reflects the belief that sexual assault isn’t just an issue involving a crime committed by a perpetrator against a victim, but one in which the rest of us also have a role to play. We are committed to creating an environment – be it dorm room, a party, a bar or club, or the greater college campus – where sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported. This effort will support student-led efforts already underway across the country, and will focus particularly on motivating college men to get involved.

How to advance your career with a resume During your college career, you will begin contemplating where you want to go in life and what career paths interest you. You will begin learning about being a professional and developing your resume to present to potential employers. Some elements to include in your resume are your work experience, any special skills that would be useful in that particular profession, and any organizations or volunteer groups you have been involved with. It is not encouraged to include hobbies, any amount of negativity, irrelevant information, a picture of yourself (unless requested), or your age. Proofread for any typos and misspelled words and grammatical mistakes. Employers are not impressed if something is spelled incor-

rectly. To ensure you are not missing anything, have several people look over it. The shorter the resume, the better. Most employers prefer one to two pages at the most. This forces you to only select the most relevant information to include on your resume. Begin with the most important information. Resumes have also begun to have an added personal touch, such as a design or logo, as it makes the applicant’s resume stand out. Do not go overboard with it to distract from what is really important, your credentials. Before adding any embellishments, consider who you are applying to work with, and determine if they would like that. Keep in mind -- when in doubt, go without. A resume gives you the opportunity to brag

about your education, skills and accomplishments. That being said, avoid using the first person. Academic papers for school are not written in first person, so it makes sense that your resume would follow the same rules. Alter your resume depending on the employer. Not all employers are searching for the same qualities and skills among potential employees. Also, it is a refresher for yourself in what you have accomplished. Regularly update your work experience and skills. Texas Tech’s career center offers resumebuilding workshops where students can get feedback on their resumes from professionals. For more information, visit www.depts.ttu.edu/ careercenter

Grounded in History. Moving Forward. The Women's Studies Program at Texas Tech Contact us to find out more about our Undergraduate Minor, Graduate Certificate, Annual Awareness Events, Annual Academic Conference & Colloquium, and other networking opportunities with members of our program. Box 4-2009 Lubbock, Texas 79409-2009

806-742-4335

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What Makes Lubbock, Lubbock:

10 Things We Love & Hate About Lubbock “Why do you want to live there?” is a frequent question asked to Lubbock residents by outsiders. While there are some less pleasant things about living in West Texas that we can all relate to, there are also many wonderful things about living in Lubbock.

Why Lubbock Is Awesome

1. Lubbock is home to one of the best universities

in the world: Texas Tech University. Wreck em’ and go Red Raiders!

2. You can’t get that big beautiful sky with gor-

geous sunrises and breathtaking sunsets many other places.

3. We take pride in the fact that Lubbock farmers

produce 10 percent of the nation’s cotton and 25 per-

The Not-So-Great Things

1. The wind blows a lot, which is inconvenient for perfectly styled hair. 2. With the wind, comes the dust, which always

seems to find its way into your teeth.

3. When it rains, it floods. On the bright side, where

else do you get to swim or take a boat in town from time to time?

4. It is difficult to grow anything besides cotton,

cent of the state’s cotton.

corn and wheat.

good-hearted Lubbock folks.

weather. It could be cold in the morning and hot in the

4. You have to love the southern hospitality of the 5. There are always too many options to choose

5. You never know what to wear to prepare for the

afternoon or sunny in the morning and a blizzard in the

from when deciding where to eat.

afternoon.

Tech football game days.

las, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. On the upside,

6. A sea of red and black fills the town on Texas 7. When it comes to weather, we get a taste of every

season.

8. Lubbock is one of the only places that still has a

drive-in theatre.

9. Living in Lubbock is cheaper than living in most

6. It takes more than five hours to drive to Dal-

Lubbock is less than five hours away from the mountains in New Mexico and only an hour and a half away from Palo Duro Canyon.

7. Lubbock winter = frozen toes and fingers. 8. The wind occasionally blows unpleasant smells

places.

of oil and cow manure across the plains.

how great Lubbock is, we get to keep it all to ourselves,

is Urbanovsky Park on Tech campus, which does not

which means fewer people and less traffic.

make for the best sledding when it snows, but it’s still

10. Since people outside of Lubbock don’t know

9. One of the biggest hills you will find in Lubbock

worth a try.

Ninety percent of my salary I spent on booze and women – and the other 10 percent I wasted. – Tug McGraw

You never realize how BORING your LIFE is until someone asks you what you do for FUN.

10. It is possible to experience all four seasons in

one week…or one day. Even though the weather is crazy, and there are a few things we would like to change about Lubbock, we are proud to call Lubbock our home and treasure the city’s distinctive characteristics.

Office of Student Conduct Make informed, intelligent decisions about your personal and academic conduct.

Office of Student Conduct

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Despite being recently rated the number one most boring town in the United States by Movoto (by the way, who are they, and what do they know?), Lubbock is full of fun things to do year-round. From exploring one of the museums or simply going to the movies, your options are numerous.

Museum of Texas Tech The Tech Museum offers educational, scientific, cultural, and research elements of the university.

Premiere IMAX This theater located in the South Plains Mall is great to view any action and adventure flick, and is great for date night.

Stars & Stripes Drive-In Get a taste of the past by going to see a double feature at Lubbock’s Drive-In Movie Theater.

Alamo Drafthouse

The Alamo Drafthouse serves as a unique movie-going experience where not only can patrons purchase regular concession stand items but full meals and a plethora of beverages as well. Not only does the Drafthouse provide the newest films for viewing, but also hosts sing-alongs and quotealongs to previously released movies.

Tinseltown and Movies 16 Lubbock’s traditional movie theaters are also great, friendly places to enjoy a movie. They have movies in high definition and 3D.

South Plains Mall Shopping sprees are always fun, and the mall contains a wide variety of stores to meet all of your material needs.

Dancing Grab your dancing boots and kick up your heels at various dance halls around town.

The Science Spectrum and OMNI Theater A great place for people of all ages to explore, the Science Spectrum hands-on science and technology museum features more than 250 interactive exhibits, West Texas’ only public aquarium, and daily live science shows.

National Ranching Heritage Center Dedicated to preserving the history of ranching, pioneer life, and the development of the livestock industry in North America, the center is a great place to go exploring and learn about the American West.

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4th St & Indiana Ave Lubbock, Texas

museum.ttu.edu 10a-5p Tue-Sat, 1-5p Sun

Bayer American Museum of Agriculture This museum protects and remembers the history of farming in West Texas and the Panhandle. The collection ranges from household items to plows and tractors.

Buffalo Springs Lake Lubbock’s own Oasis in the West is the perfect place for you and your friends to get away for the weekend on a camping trip, and go fishing and hiking. The lake provides a major recreation spot for the Lubbock area.

Lubbock Lake Landmark

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An important archeological site and natural history preserve, the Lubbock Lake Landmark contains evidence of ancient people and extinct animals dating as far back as 12,000 years ago. It is a great place to visit in the summer and is an educational experience.

The Silent Wings Museum

Perfect for any fan of flying and World War II, the Silent Wings Museum is home to the history of World War II hang gliders and recognizes this part of history in a unique way.

Buddy Holly Center

This gem remembers an icon in musical history that is unique and special to Lubbock. The center remembers this singer and celebrates the accomplishments of other local artists.

Wineries The South Plains is home to several wineries, such as Caprock Winery and Llano Estacado Winery, and McPherson. Wine tastings are fun social events that everyone of age can enjoy and look forward to.

American Wind Power Center and Museum This unique museum boasts a unique collection of over 100 windmills from around the world. The museum’s goal is to interpret the relationship between humans, the environment and technology through the history of wind power.

Panhandle South Plains Fair Held for a week in the fall every year, the fair offers a multitude of rides and food treats for all to enjoy. The fair starts in late September each year.

The Corn Maize From September through November, At’l Do Farms hosts the ultimate fall carnival. The farm boasts an impressive maze (The Fairy Tale Trail themed this year), hayrides, a petting zoo, a rock wall, and corn cannon.


The Depot Entertainment District Music fills the air as you walk the streets of the historic Depot Entertainment District, which is home to a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues.

Visit the real American West

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER Thunder Zone Family Fun Grab a group of friends and head out for a night of laser tag, cosmic golf, and go-karts. Located on Frankford Avenue, you are guaranteed to have a great time!

Prairie Dog Town Watch nature’s clowns experience the trials and tribulations of everyday prairie dog life. At Prairie Dog Town, located in Mackenzie Park, the whole family will get a kick out of observing these little critters in their natural habitat.

Carol of Lights One of Texas Tech’s oldest and most beloved traditions, Carol of Lights, begins the holiday season with the lighting of campus in early December. The event features caroling and is hosted by the Residence Hall Association.

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Lubbock Moonlight Musicals entertains and inspires audiences with fun and exciting musicals at the Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park during summer, and Moonlight Broadway productions in spring and autumn. The amphitheatre is located at 413 East Broadway, 806-770-2000.

3121 Fourth St., Lubbock, TX 806.742.0498

Southwest Collection

A gallery along the north side of the Southwest Collection building houses permanent displays as well as the other units of the University Library, including the University Archives, the Archive of the Vietnam Conflict, and the Library’s Rare Books Collection. The facility is also the home for editorial offices of the West Texas Historical Association and its annual yearbook. The Library’s 1688 Coronelli Globe is displayed in the rotunda. Upstairs the stacks area offers a climatecontrolled environment that provides a constant temperature and humidity as well as a positive ventilation outflow which helps preserve valuable books and documents.

Art Galleries

Lubbock has many talented artists who showcase their works the first Friday every month at the First Friday Art Trail. Guest artists, such as former Texas Tech player Baron Batch, are invited to display their work in the galleries around town.

Lubbock Parks Lubbock has more than 70 parks. Find a park near you where you can play Frisbee, jog, exercise, walk the dog, sunbathe, watch the people, or just watch a beautiful Lubbock sunset. One of the parks nearest campus is Tech Terrace Park at 23rd Street and Flint Avenue.

www.nrhc.ttu.edu

Skate Ranch

Get your groove on at the indoor skating rink open year around. Laceup some skates and get fun exercise with friends.

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. – Jim Rohn

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. – Henry David Thoreau

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and paid just enough money not to quit. – George Carlin Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

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Working to meet your needs

Holton Westbrook

President

The SGA works to represent your interests and concerns to the administration, the Lubbock Community and our local and state governments.

sga.ttu.edu

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The PRESIDENT heads the Executive Branch and is the spokesman for students to the Board of Regents, Administration, the community, and national organizations. Other duties of the president include establishing goals and priorities for the SGA; submitting and administering the SGA budget; and appointing and overseeing a Cabinet, Supreme Court, and nearly 150 members of University Committees.

Ben Ramsey

Jordan Vogel

Nathan Brown

Payton Cassidy

Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Sciences

Architecture

Arts & Sciences


Amber Yanez

Internal Vice President

The INTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT serves as the liaison between the Executive and Legislative Branches. The officer also serves as the President of the Student Senate and presides over Senate meetings. The Internal Vice President appoints Senate committees, supervises their workings, and works in the areas of alumni relations and academic recruiting.

Caleb Fisher

External Vice President

The EXTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT has many responsibilities in regard to the students of Texas Tech University, the Lubbock community, and even the State of Texas. These wide-ranging duties include serving as a liaison between the student body and the city of Lubbock, facilitating transportation in-and-around campus, coordinating communication efforts, and serving as Vice-Chair of the President’s Cabinet. Duties also include the supervision of all Student Government Association publications and also involve a close working relationship with local and regional governments.

Chelsea Clark

Cailene Conrad

Brandon Finney

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Cindy Iwuagwu Arts & Sciences

Saba Nafees

Graduate Vice President

The VICE PRESIDENT OF GRADUATE AFFAIRS works to assist graduate students in different areas such as, but not limited to, academics, services, programs, research, and grants. The Vice President of Graduate Affairs assists the President and other officers of the Student Government Association in making decisions for the student body, focusing on the needs of the graduate student. He/she also is a liaison between the SGA and graduate counsels within academic departments.

Robbie Meyer

Stacie Moss

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

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Teniola Omopariola

Arts & Sciences

Dhruv Patel

Kara Sipowicz

Sophie Tabe

Derek Udeh

Danielle Villarreal

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Austin Cadd

Evan Estes

Taylor Gore

Evan Hayes

Mason Sieling

Witt Westbrook

Business Administration

Business Administration

Business Administration

Business Administration

Business Administration

Business Administration

Sarah Fulton

Loren Rayburn

Taylor Hicks

Chris Mitchell

Arjun Ogale

Stewart Park Engineering

Education

Education

Engineering

Engineering

Engineering

Easton Turner

Saikrishna Nandagopal

Muzeeb Shaik

Emily Jenkins

Farah Mechref

Engineering

Sai Venkatesh Koramoni

Graduate

Honors College

Honors College

Baylee Bettencourt

Dre'Quan Colquitt

Palak Ghetiya

Larken Lundgren

Austen Smith

Human Sciences

Human Sciences

Human Sciences

Human Sciences

Media & Communication

John Michael Getz Senator-At-Large

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Lauren Hutchens Senator-At-Large

Nicole Polito

Senator-At-Large

Parker McCollum Senator-At-Large

Ben Sharp

Senator-At-Large

Trey Morgan

Senator-At-Large

Peter Shaw

Senator-At-Large

Alissa Payne

Cole Mozjesik Senator-At-Large

Senator-At-Large

Senator-At-Large

Lauren Shulman Senator-At-Large

Senator-At-Large

Chris Sims

Madison White Senator-At-Large

Haley Neal

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Adam Telfah Engineering

William Tritch Graduate

Shumpreeth Bezawada

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Graduate

51st Session of the Texas Tech University Student Senate Cabinet Members Senate President: Amber Yanez President Pro-Tempore: Ben Sharp Journal Clerk: Annabelle Johnson Parliamentarian: Witt Westbrook Sergeant-at-Arms: Chris Mitchell Chief of Staff : Emily Latham Deputy Chief of Staff : Tammer Clup

Texas Tech is your university. Voice your opinions, concerns, or ideas on how to make Texas Tech a better place. If it’s of concern to you, it’s of concern to us!

Tell us what you think.

Communicate!

Director of Outreach : Valerie Briley

Let us know via Facebook.com/texastechword TexasTechWord.com

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‘You must be the change you want to see in the world.’

Director of First Year Engagement : Haley Neal Director of Public Relations : Shannon Wilson

Director of Diversity : Katie Miller

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Hotel Visits 101: How to make the most of it 1. Find out what time check-in and checkout is. That way, you can make plans more easily. Find out if early check-in and late check-out is available as well, in case those would be more convenient for you.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Find out what facilities are available in advance. If there is a pool or exercise room, you will know to pack the necessary wardrobe items to enjoy both. Research the local attractions. Take ad- vantage of every opportunity to learn and explore different places. Take advantage of free services. In order to have more spending money for souvenirs, take advantage of complimentary services the hotel may provide, such as the continental breakfast because it will not cost you anything extra and provides a wide variety of options. Get some sleep. Sleeping in hotels can be challenging due to thin walls and loud neighbors. Try wearing earplugs to bed or turning on the air conditioner to produce some “white noise” to block out other sounds. If you are staying at a hotel that has bellmen, valet and concierge services, do not forget to tip them. An appropriate tip is one to two dollars. It is even acceptable to

tip the housekeeping staff if you are staying several days. The staff will appreciate that you recognize their services and will be more willing to assist you in the future.

7. 8. 9. 10.

Post the “Do Not Disturb” sign outside your door before going to sleep so you will not have any early morning housekeeping visits. If a group is staying in the same hotel, request rooms close together so that you can leave for destinations together and are more accessible in case an emergency arises. If your hotel room has a kitchenette and you are staying for several days, make use of it. A home-cooked meal and night of relaxing while traveling is good for the body, soul and wallet. Be reasonable. Problems may arise during your stay that most of the staff has no control over.

While talking to the desk clerk or manager to resolve the issue, be polite. Yelling or being rude is not going to fix the problem any faster, nor will it make you very popular with the hotel staff. Remember that they are people too and are there to assist you. Do not make it more difficult for them.

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HOTELS

Every year, 4 million visitors come to Lubbock for numerous reasons including football games, concerts, graduation, and other events. Graduation is one of the biggest events for hotels in Lubbock each year due to families coming into town. For that reason, hotels fill up quickly and many hotel managers strongly suggest booking rooms for graduation several months in advance. Marcie Reno, director of sales and marketing at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center said Texas Tech has a tremendous impact on the hotels in Lubbock. “Whenever there is a special event at Texas Tech, the impact on local hotels is huge,” Reno said. “Whether it is graduation, move-in or sporting events, local hotels can expect to see higher than normal occupancy. “Each hotel has restrictions on how far in advance those special events can be booked. At the Overton, rooms over the May 2016 graduation dates are already sold out and have been for almost a full calendar year.” Hotel visits can be stressful, but do not have to be. If you do have the luck of booking a hotel room in Lubbock (or even out of town), here are some tips for getting the most out of any hotel stay.


Academic Calendar 2015-2018: The short version

Fall 2015

First Summer Term 2016

Faculty on Duty: Aug. 19

Faculty on Duty: June 6

Last Class Day: May 9

First Class Day: Aug. 24

First Class Day: June 7

Final Exams: May 11-16

Holidays: Sept. 7, Nov. 25-27

Holiday: July 4

Last Class Day: Dec. 2

Last Class Day: July 7

First Summer Term 2017

Final Exams: July 8-9

Faculty on Duty: June 5

Second Summer Term 2016

First Class Day: June 6

Final Exams: Dec. 4-9 Commencement: Dec. 11-12 Spring 2016

Holiday: July 4

Faculty on Duty: Jan. 19

First Class Day: July 12

Last Class Day: July 6

First Class Day: Jan. 21

Last Class Day: Aug. 10

Final Exams: July 7-8

Spring Break: March 12-20*

Final Exams: Aug. 11-12

Second Summer Term 2017

Commencement: Aug. 13

Faculty on Duty: July 10

Last Class Day: May 10

HOTELS

Commencement: May 19-20

Faculty on Duty: July 11

No Classes: March 28*

Fall 2016

First Class Day: July 11

Final Exams: May 12-17

Faculty on Duty: Aug. 24

Last Class Day: Aug. 9

Commencement: May 20-21

First Class Day: Aug. 29

Final Exams: Aug. 10-11

Holidays: Sept. 5, Nov. 23-25

Commencement: Aug. 12

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Last Class Day: Dec. 7

Fall 2017

Final Exams: Dec. 9-14

Faculty on Duty: Aug. 23

Commencement: Dec. 16-17

First Class Day: Aug. 28

Spring 2017

Holidays: Sept. 4, Nov. 22-24

Spring 2018 Faculty on Duty: Jan. 16 First Class Day: Jan. 18 Spring Break: March 10-17* No Classes: April 2* Last Class Day: May 8 Final Exams: May 10-15 Commencement: May 18-19 First Summer Term 2018 Faculty on Duty: June 4 First Class Day: June 5 Holiday: July 4 Last Class Day: July 5 Final Exams: July 6-7 Second Summer Term 2018 Faculty on Duty: July 9 First Class Day: July 10 Last Class Day: Aug. 8 Final Exams: Aug. 9-10 Commencement: Aug. 11

Faculty on Duty: Jan. 17

Last Class Day: Dec. 6

* Student holiday only

First Class Day: Jan. 19

Final Exams: Dec. 8-13

Spring Break: March 11-18*

Commencement: Dec. 15-16

Texas Tech University reserves the right to make calendar changes in the best interest of the faculty, students, and academic program.


Purchase your cap and gown!

Graduation is probably a long way off for most of you, but it is never too early to start preparing for that important day. Believe it or not, there is a lot of detail that goes in to celebrating your accomplishments. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Find out your graduation date

These should be available in your college’s main office and your advisor’s office. Specific dates are set about a year in advance of your graduation. They can also be found online.

Attend a graduation meeting in your college

These meetings are required for all graduating students so they are aware of any paperwork they need to fill out as well as obtain any information about honor cords.

Make good grades

End your final semester with a bang by earning good grades to bring up your GPA. Sure, you are a senior and have senioritis, but making good grades ensures you won’t have any unpleasant surprises on graduation day.

These are probably some of the most important things you need on graduation day, so don’t wait until the last minute to get them. Also, the longer you wait, the less likely they will have your size. If you plan on renting your regalia, there are late fees if you rent after the deadline. The university bookstore is the supplier of all grad attire.

Celebrate!

Meet all of your graduation party needs. Cake, food, and decorations are necessities for every graduation party. Enjoy time with your family and friends.

Frame your diploma!

After you graduate, show off that diploma! Local retailers provide many different styles of frames, so find the perfect one for you.

Book your hotel accommodations

WAY IN ADVANCE! Hotel rooms fill up quickly in town, so don’t wait too long, or your family may have to travel from a surrounding town on the day of graduation.

Get your Ring

Whether it is the official Texas Tech University ring or a custom one from the various jewelers in town, it is important to have one so you can always remember and represent your college years. You have to complete at least 75 hours to qualify to purchase an official ring.

Order invitations

Whether you choose to send out formal announcements ordered from the alumni association or you order custom announcements from a local photographer, let your family know of your accomplishments.

RSVP for Graduation.

You have to confirm that you will be walking at graduation by a certain date; otherwise you will not get to walk the stage.

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Look around, talk to friends, drive around the areas you would like to live. Try to find out basic information such as rates, utilities and whether or not they allow pets. Be cautious of on-line listings, and make sure you do your homework.

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Step 2: Meet with a property manager or realtor to look at apartments or houses.

Impressions are important when you’re renting. When you meet with a realtor, look neat and be polite. Realtors aren’t going to treat you like a responsible adult if you don’t look and act like one. (Keep in mind, students are not a protected class, and property owners have the right to refuse to rent to students.) On your first visit, know what questions you want to ask. Here are some things you’ll need to know: Ask about maintenance. Who is responsible for the upkeep? What if something breaks? What if you break something?

Step 3:

If you like what you see, the next step is to apply for the apartment or house.

Be financially prepared. Many places charge an application fee, and most require a down payment

or deposit or fee when you apply. (Do not apply for several different apartments or houses. Quite often, the deposits and fees are non-refundable.) You will need your social security card, driver’s license, employment information, contact information for current and past employers, and contact information of the management where you currently live. Renters may have income requirements to meet. These requirements vary from apartment to apartment and home to home. The management will also contact your employers and gather your current and past rental history to make sure you’re a responsible renter. In most cases, the management will also run criminal and credit background screenings to ensure you meet their rental qualifications. These screenings could be grounds for declining your application. Tip: if you have any criminal history, let the management know upfront. What if you don’t have any rental history? Most renters will be required to have a guarantor form signed. Usually, that is Mom and Dad so if you mess up, they are forced to pick up the tab. View this as an opportunity to build good credit.

Step 4: Sign the lease.

Many managers have a video to watch explaining the lease. This is just an overview; you still need to read the lease. Yes, they’re long (See How to be, Page 39)


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Keep The Faith Catholic Student Ministries Welcome to Lubbock, Texas Tech University and Catholic Student Ministry. We are located at St. Elizabeth University Parish, just a block and a half east of campus on Broadway. We hope that you will join us for the wide variety of activities we have in the student center. We are home to a vibrant and active community passionately seeking Jesus Christ. The Catholic student center is a “home away from home” for hundreds of students in Lubbock and we welcome all who seek to join us. Catholic Student Ministry excels at “Bringing the Good News to Texas Tech”. We are a community centered on the Eucharist and seek to spread the Gospel through education, stewardship, service, and fellowship in order to form passionate Catholic leaders. The student center provides a variety of activities and amenities to include: a kitchen, lounge, video games, wireless internet access, a pool table, offices, meeting rooms, and a library. The student center is open to all members of the community for programs, meetings, studying, or just hanging out. The parish celebrates a Mass at 5:00 PM each Sunday geared especially for the student population. All ministries during this Mass are done by students, so it is a great way to participate in the celebra-

tion of the Mass on a deeper level. To get the most out of your experience here, you should plan to attend as many events as possible. In that you are a young adult, it is your choice to determine how much you will wish to get involved here at the Catholic Student Ministry. Christ is calling you to Him and it is through participation in the events sponsored by the Catholic Student Ministry, you will grow in your relationship with him. We sponsor events such as: the Catholic Student Association, praise and worship, Bible studies, service projects, social events, and many other activities. We also offer retreats such as: Encounter (designed for incoming freshmen and transfer students) and Raider Awakening. We also have the Diocesan Youth Retreat Team and Chi Rho (a coed service fraternity). We have a college chapter of the Knights of Columbus (Council #14426) and the Women of Faith. We have been recognized by numerous entities over multiple years, including Texas Tech University and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for the outstanding ministry carried out here. For more information about what is happening, contact information, and a calendar of events; check us out at www. raidercatholic.org. Come and be a part of something special at Catholic Student Ministry.

Cru: The University Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV) 11

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declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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Cru...A Caring Community Passionate About Connecting People To Jesus Christ. We want to get to know you, so come hang out with us. We meet every Thursday at 8:30pm in the Hance Chapel on campus, at the corner of 17th and University. You can also get involved with one of our Bible studies (meeting on and off campus throughout the week). Look on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and online for CruAtTTU.

A Few Things To Look Forward To:

Aug 17 – The Big Something 5pm Free Pizza / Welcome Week Aug 24 – Game Day Shirt Giveaway 1st Day of Class Aug 27 – 1st Weekly Meeting Aug 28 – Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Fridays Start - 3pm @ Rec Fields Oct 2-4 – Fall Retreat Summer Mission Opportunities visit CruATTTU.com


Southcrest Baptist Church University Ministry We want to inspire university students to make much of Jesus wherever life takes them. At Southcrest, you’ll find a group that is pursuing Jesus, loves to hang out, wants to serve people, and digs deep into the Bible. Whether you are a Christian who wants to continue growing in your walk with Christ, or someone who has questions about God, Southcrest is an incredible place to get plugged in. Our main church campus is located off of the South Loop, about 12 minutes from campus. Right across the street from TTU we have a building opened throughout the week where students hang out, study, talk about Jesus together, and tailgate on Saturdays. We also have small groups you can get involved in that meet during the week in host

homes throughout the city. On Thursday nights we meet for worship at the main campus and on Sunday mornings we serve in the various ministries of our church. Come join us! • Instagram - @southcrestu • Twitter - @southcrestu • Facebook - southcrestu • Website - southcrestu.org Main Church Campus 3801 S Loop 289 The Hangout - 2420 14th St Thursday Night University Worship 8:30 p.m. in the university room at the main campus. Our coffee shop opens at 8:00 p.m on Thursday nights before worship.

Young Life College @ Texas Tech During these formative years of a person’s life where many students drift away from faith, Young Life College offers students a community where they can discover their true identity in Jesus Christ. The ultimate goal of Young Life College is to help students truly encounter Christ through relationships, adventure and humor that equip them to be strong Christian leaders, regardless of profession, in the years that follow. While we are excited about how God has moved in and through scores of college folks through Young Life College (at Tech) these last few years, we are poised and preparing for even more dramatic growth in the coming years.

Many students who join us for YL College stick around and embark on our Young Life Leadership training program (we call it QUEST) and go on to become YL volunteer leaders here in Lubbock, making an impact in the lives of countless spiritually disinterested high school kids in our city. Saddle up and come join us every Wednesday night this fall (starting in September)! And you may consider wearing protective head gear . . . it could get a little dicey. For more info, contact us at 806-7638106 and/or find us at facebook.com/ YLCollegeTTU.

How to be a wise renter (Continued from Page 36) and boring, but you need to understand what you’re committing to.

Step 5: You’re in! Now, how can you be a good renter?

You now have responsibilities. You have to keep things clean, whether you’re in an apartment or a house. If you’re in a house, keep your yard mowed. You have to remember to pay the rent and the utility bills on time, and if something breaks, you have to fix it or pay to have it fixed. Buy renter’s insurance. If something happens to your living space, it’s your problem. The owner is not responsible for things such as damage caused by natural disasters, fires, roof leaks, or break-ins, but renter’s insurance will cover those things. Talk to your insurance company about renter’s insurance, and make sure you understand everything they cover before you buy. It’s inexpensive and well worth it. Be a good neighbor. Be respectful of the people living near you, and remember, they can get you into trouble with your landlord and also with the law. Don’t trash the place. Be respectful of the space you are renting because if you tear up a house or an apartment, you’re destroying someone’s property, (which is called vandalism). Your credit and rental history will follow you wherever you go. If you do not pay rent or pay late, even for a good reason, that will always be on your credit history and will cause problems next time you want to rent or buy. Also, do not leave somewhere still owing money even if you disagree with the amount. If you don’t get that straightened out, later down the road it will affect your ability to rent or buy. Remember, being a good renter is your opportunity to build good credit and rental history. Take it seriously. TexasTechWord.com / 2015-2016

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Manage Your Money Money isn’t everything, but it is a part of daily life for the rest of your life. Mismanaged money leads to unwanted, stressful consequences, so it is highly useful to learn the life skills of money management and financial literacy sooner than later. Angela Mazzolini is the director of Red to Black, a program dedicated to helping students with their finances. She said students can start managing money with a money plan and realistic, tangible saving goals. “You don’t have to have a lot of money to start saving. Just start saving no matter how much it is,” Mazzolini said. When students practice saving during college, she said, it establishes healthy financial habits when they graduate. In addition to setting short-term goals, she said students should think beyond graduation and create longterm financial goals. “(Money management) really is looking at the big picture

and not just segments of the picture,” Mazzolini said. She said she suggests students meet with Red to Black peer coaches regardless of their financial situation. She also recommends students take a personal finance class. Dawn Abbott is the assistant director of the Personal Financial Planning Program. The program is dedicated to helping all Tech students become financially literate and offers classes for any Tech student who is not a personal financial planning major or minor. She said she encourages students to gain as much financial knowledge as they can by uti-

lizing the resources Tech offers for gaining financial knowledge. For students who are interested in investing, Abbott suggests they wait until they have

a full-time job. “As a college student, you’re investing in your education,” Abbott said. “What you are investing in is human capital -that’s all your skills, your ability, everything that you as an individual are going to take into the labor market and start trading for financial capital at some point.” She said the investment students make in their education will pay off for the rest of their life. Personal Financial Planning teaching assistant, Patrick Payne, studies risk taking and money satisfaction as a doctoral student candidate. Payne said Tech students who have considerable financial support from their parents tend to have problems when they graduate because they

have never had to budget their own money. “The hardship of having to do it all by yourself is a very learning and growing experience,” Payne said. Practical ways students can start becoming financially independent is to get a part-time job and start paying for gas, groceries, or various expenses to learn how to manage money, he said. It is also important, he said, to separate needs and wants and to learn how to live simply. “Focus on the things money can’t buy,” Payne said. “Learn to be content, and you’ll find you don’t need much money.”

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Sacrifice Save Invest My mom and dad were constantly preparing us for the “real world.” My brother and I were fortunate because our dinner table conversations ranged from sex education to mutual funds – and everything in between. Granted, our parents were broad-minded people – and perhaps your parents aren’t – but regardless, there comes a time when the real world has to be faced, and practical advice can take a person a long way – IF you listen. One bit of advice our parents offered was an old rule that’s been around for eons. It’s the SACRIFICE, SAVE and INVEST rule. It’s really simple to follow, but it does require discipline. Here’s how it works:

Sacrifice The word “sacrifice” can be a bit spooky. I mean in war, a man sometimes sacrifices his own life for another’s, but we’re not talking about something as extreme. We’re really just talking about doing without some things you don’t absolutely have to have. Things like subscriptions to magazines and newspapers, Netflix, satellite radio for your car, satellite TV in your home, cable, etc., are

the obvious ones – and of course there are many others. I’m talking about small things. How often do you eat out? Do you smoke? How much booze do you buy in a week? Are you taking your car when you could be catching a bus or riding your bicycle?

Is it really necessary to go see the latest Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolee movie? Probably not. You see, small SACRIFICES add up – in a hurry!

Save OK, now that you’ve chosen to sacrifice a few things, what’s next? Well, a by-product of sacrificing is the accumulation of money. Real money. And it doesn’t take long to start to notice that your bank account is beginning to swell. Not much, at first – but be patient and stay the

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course, and you’ll start to see some real results from the sacrifices you’ve made. I’m often asked how much a person should save before he starts investing in actual investments such as mutual funds, real estate, etc. A general rule of thumb is 6 months worth of your gross salary. I know, some of you are reading this and thinking, “What gross salary? I haven’t even graduated from college yet!” This is true, but you will (hopefully) one day, and being prepared and educated about money is the key to succeeding later in life, at least with regard to money. I personally have a passion for hiking – and fortunately I have the time to do so quite often. But I didn’t at the beginning of my career because I hadn’t yet made the sacrifices necessary to have the money to do so. But it didn’t take long before I was off-‘n’running. And SACRIFICING and SAVING made it possible.

Invest Now, you’re ready to INVEST. Congratulations! You’ve made the SACRIFICES necessary to SAVE the money you need to start making some INVESTMENTS. I like no-load mutual funds, but you might be more of a real estate person. Or maybe you like the idea of investing in your own company. Or perhaps you want to think real big and proceed with some invention you’ve been tinkering with. It’s up to you, but the main thing is you now have the money to do so. And why? Because you followed one of the oldest set of rules in the book….SACRIFICE, SAVE and INVEST.

Tips from Warren Buffet On earning: Never depend on a single income. Make investments to create a second source. On saving: Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving. On taking risks: Never test the depths of the river with both feet. On investing: Do not put all your eggs in one basket.


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Financial aid & scholarships

A college degree has significant value in preparing you for a lifetime of career success. However, it is a costly investment, so it is important to understand the different ways you can pay for college.

Quotes on Giving A famous Winston Churchill quote is "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Dave Ramsey says giving liberates the soul of the giver. You never walk away feeling badly. Whether through a tithe, charitable contribution, or gift to a friend in need, give away at least some of your money. Not only does it generate good, but it generates contentment. No one has ever become poor by giving.

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Students and their parents can alleviate college expenses with scholarships, government loans and grants, by participating in work study, and by setting up a payment plan.

Government aid: In order to receive federal and state government loans and grants, students need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form, which should be submitted by March 15 every school year. If the FAFSA is not submitted by March 15, you are less likely to receive as much or any financial aid. Undergraduate students can be offered subsidized and unsubsidized loans, which are both federal loans with low interest rates. Students can either accept all, part or none of the loans offered to them. Subsidized loans are loans that the government pays interest on (subsidizes the interest) for you while you are going to school. If you decide to go to graduate school or continue your higher education after you graduate, the government will continue to pay the interest on your loan until you get out of school. Unsubsidized loans are offered to both undergraduate and graduate students. These loans also have a low interest rate, but the interest begins accumulating from the time you take the loan out. Parent PLUS loans are also offered at low interest rates to parents; parents credit scores are checked to take out the parent PLUS loan. Texas state loans include the College Access Loan, which is similar to the federal loans because there is a low interest rate; credit scores are checked for this loan. Students and parents can also take out private loans from lenders and banks. The associate director for the Financial Aid Office, Connie Brown, said the goal of those who work in

financial aid is to award financial assistance to as many students as possible up to the cost that they need. Brown said a student’s degree of need depends on their Estimated Family Contribution, or EFC, which is determined from a student’s FAFSA. “We’re here to help students, and we’ll go out of our way to do whatever we need to do to help people afford to go to school,” Brown said. Texas Tech students graduated with an average student loan debt of $22,210 in 2014, she said. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the national average student loan debt was $33,000 in 2014.

Payment Plans:

Students and parents can set up payment plans for a $25 fee to pay tuition in increments, or delay the date of the payment. These payment plans can be set up online before each semester.

Work Study:

Any student with financial need typically qualifies for work study, which is a federal program that gives students on-campus jobs. If you are unsure if you qualify for the work study program, you can contact financial aid. Colleges and departments at Texas Tech post job openings online, and students apply and interview. The money students receive goes straight to them.

Scholarships:

The general Texas Tech scholarship application is due by Feb. 1 each year. Individual colleges within a student’s area of study may use Tech’s general scholarship application or have their own, so it’s important to check if your department offers additional scholarships. The associate director of scholarships at Tech, Helen Carter, said the most critical thing when it comes to scholarships is to apply.

“What’s it worth to you?” Carter said. “Is it worth it to you to spend an hour on a scholarship application that might give you $1,000?” In order to get scholarships, she said it is important to make yourself competitive by making good grades, having leadership in organizations, and emphasizing your strengths on applications. “Scholarship donors want someone who is succeeding in college,” Carter said. “Do the things that are going to make you stand out.” Everyone she has seen who is successful with scholarships paying for the majority or all of their college expenses are diligent with searching for opportunities and has applied to multiple places, Carter said. When it comes to external scholarships, she said she advises students to be cautious about what they are applying for by doing research on who is offering the scholarship. She also said to never pay for a scholarship opportunity and to avoid lottery scholarships where you get randomly drawn to win money.

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Building good

CREDIT-ability What does building credit mean? Building credit means establishing financial trustworthiness, or building credibility with money lenders. If you have good credit, lenders know they can trust you to pay back money they let you borrow. If you have no credit, lenders don’t know whether to trust you or not. And if you have bad credit, lenders don’t want to trust you because they’re not sure if and when they will get their money back. Why do I need good credit? Good credit is useful for taking out larger loans with more ease, lower payments, and lower interest rates. You may need these loans to pay off a car, mortgage a house, or continue higher education without a parent/guardian cosigner. In addition, potential employers may check credit scores to see if you have a history of responsible decision-making with your finances. In the end, bad credit means you might have trouble getting a car loan, credit card, place to live, and sometimes a job. How do I build good credit? Credit can be built a few different ways. You can get a credit card and pay if off on time every month. Another option is to pay off loans you have on time; this could be student, car or private loans. You could also take out a small, manageable loan and pay it off to build good credit.

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Money is not everything. It never has been and never will be. However, in a capitalistic society it never hurts to have a pile of it hanging around just in case you need it. So the question is: How do you acquire money and enjoy your life at the same time? That question has many answers, for one person’s approach often differs from another’s. And let’s face it, get-rich-quick schemes are just that – schemes. It generally takes time and persistence to get to where you’re going. And in the meantime, do everything in your power to enjoy your life, for the love of friends and family is truly the mark of a successful person. A line in the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” goes, “Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.” Oh so true. But if you’ll recall, at the end of the movie a pile of money gets laid at George’s feet.

Because you see, George didn’t live in a socialistic society. He lived in a society that required money to feed his children. And so do you. So what do you do now? You’ve made your grades, you’ve followed the rules (well, some of them), and it’s time to stop acting like your proverbial poop doesn’t stink. The reality is that most future employers don’t care about your charitable heart. There is nothing worse than some little sissy whining about his or her plight in life. Who cares? Right? I mean, grow up, you little sissy! Tell your parents to quit calling you every hour on the hour (and stop calling them!). Instead, chart a course for yourself. Get serious about it. THINK. The earth is a tiny little speck of dust in a vast universe, and any idiot knows the universe does NOT revolve around YOU.

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Relationships, friends, school, work and money all contribute to stress in college students’ daily lives. While some amount of stress is necessary to keep you motivated and alert, ongoing stress can lower your quality of life. “Everybody has stress. Stress is like a normal part of life,” said Klinton Hobbs, assistant director of the Student Counseling Center. “Where stress gets us into trouble is when it turns into anxiety or when the stress feels like too much, and it gets overwhelming.” Hobbs has worked at the Texas Tech counseling center since 2007. He said uncontrolled stress affects people physically, emotionally and behaviorally. Chronic stress most commonly leads to anxiety and depression. “If people don’t handle their stress consistently, often times what that does is more stress builds and builds, which creates that chronic state of anxiety,” Hobbs said. Although too much continuous stress can cause harmful effects, he said a certain amount of stress serves an important role. “The trick is not eliminating stress,” Hobbs said. “The trick is finding a right amount of stress to keep you motivated without getting overwhelmed.” He said signs of unhealthy stress are when it causes you to avoid problems rather than fix them, and stress that is long-lasting without relief. Consistent exercise, healthy eating, and a proper amount of sleep are essential to coping with and preventing uncontrolled stress, Hobbs said. “When (people) need to practice healthy coping methods the most, they do it the least,” Hobbs said. For example, he said during finals week, which is one of the most stressful times of the year, students tend to sleep less, eat poorly, and exercise less. Hobbs said some students may be managing their stress well, but they may have too much on their plate. “Students need to take a realistic view of what they’re capable of, and structure their schedule and their lives accordingly,” Hobbs said. Depending on your source of stress, he recommends utilizing resources on campus such as the learning center if you are stressed about school or the recreation center if you need to exercise. The Student Counseling Center offers the MindSpa and counseling services for free to all Tech students. To make an appointment with a counselor or to find more information about the Student Counseling Center, call 806-7423674, or visit the website at www.depts.ttu.edu/scc.


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Campus crime goes beyond stolen bicycles and grafitti. Intruders and assaults happen on college campuses. To prevent crimes from happening, keep these tips in mind. • Never walk alone at night. Try to always go out with at least one friend if you are going to be spending all night in the library. Walk along well-lit paths, and avoid dark areas such as parking lots. • Blue Light Phones on campus call Tech police when the receiver is picked up. • If you are studying alone late at night, Safe Ride is available to come pick you up and give

you a ride home. Safe Ride is a taxi service that runs from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. and is free to all Tech students. Showing your Tech ID is the only requirement. Call 742-NITE. • The S-Bus provides students off campus a way to safely get home from the Depot District and Broadway. Call 742-RIDE. • Get your keys out of your purse before you begin walking to your car or apartment. That way, you won’t be distracted by digging through your purse. • When going to your car, check underneath it and the back seats before getting in for possible

uninvited guests. Always lock your vehicle, and do not leave valuables in the open. • Lock your door whenever you are asleep or leave for any amount of time. • It may be beneficial to invest in Mace. Keychain size Mace is available at several locations around town. • Be aware of your surroundings. • Avoid putting your address on personal items, such as your wallet. Putting a telephone number is safer. • Report any suspicious activity to the Texas Tech Police Department at 743-2000 or 9-911.

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Communications are killing communication: Is the art of communication dead? (The following may impact only a few of you, but that’s OK. The “masses” are mostly staring at a screen anyway)

My name is not relevant to this little story. Regardless, here it is: I graduated from Texas Tech in 1983. I was fortunate enough to land a job that allowed for tons of personal freedom. It also allowed me to save money rather quickly. I began paying off my student loans (which I realize are a lot more steep today), borrowed money for a used $2,600 Chevy Celebrity (worst car I ever owned), and began doing everything I could to not nickel-n-dime myself to death. In other words, I didn’t spend money on useless trinkets I may have wanted, but did not need. I first should explain something. You see, I’m “old school,” as they say. My father, for example, had a note taped to my bedroom door that read: “Check-out time is 18-yearsof-age.” And he meant it. So, at 18 I – like most in my generation – moved on and away from the influences of our parents. Naturally I was a little scared at first, but soon realized that the freedom from my parents was the most liberating thing I’d ever experienced. I didn’t talk to my parents for weeks at a time. Beautiful! There were no computers, no cell phones, no Facebook, no Twitter, no Instagram, etc. In other words, no distractions from the course I was on.

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Whatever successes or failures that would present themselves were completely up to me. I was truly free - to screw things up or make things happen. I did both. One thing I learned early on, and it served me well when the email and voicemail world came along, and that thing was PROPER and TIMELY correspondence with others. If I may say so (and it’s my story, so I will), the simple technique of answering all calls, voicemails, and emails has made me a small fortune. Really. And I love the fact that this little

technique is so simple. There are no equations to memorize, no tests to be taken – and no guilt from the procrastination of not doing the right thing. Easy-peasy. Think about it. I mean, those who don’t take the time to correspond are in a sense telling you that your time is not important to them. BIG MISTAKE! And costly – not only in terms of your reputation, but in terms of the bottom line. Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “Well, I’m going to take a job that hides me away from the

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real world where I won’t have to communicate with others.” Good luck, dude. You see, whether you’re working in a dark dingy lab or on top of an 80-foot skyscraper, your lack of correspondence is a reflection of who you are. Besides, to not correspond in a timely fashion is just flat-out rude, at least in the camp from which I come. Now, I have to admit that I don’t have the distractions the average person has nowadays - as I don’t “do” Facebook, and I have no Twitter account. I am free of these things. I instead follow my passions – hiking, writing, playing music, traveling, working, etc. I realize Facebook must be fun (and addictive) or so many wouldn’t be “on” it, but it’s just not my cup of tea. My 81-year-old mother loves Facebook. She retired from working many years ago and has plenty of time to keep up with our relatives – many of which are also retired. I think she has more than 100 “friends.” I instead prefer to use my time to get projects finished and put away – and the sooner, the better! Again, I’d rather be hiking. Please forgive me. And yes, I can hear you now – saying, “Who is this dinasour?” Well, to each his own, as they say. I can honestly say that if I had a nickel for every time someone didn’t get back with me, I’d have 10 million dollars! Don’t YOU be that person. You see, proper correspondence is what separates you from the others. And that basic separation puts 5 gold stars by your name. After all, human beings are thinking, feeling, emotional critters, and they deserve your respect. And always remember two words – THANK YOU.

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Do you ever wish your parents would just leave you alone? I mean, enough already! Do they really need to call or text you every day? Or ask how your date went with some gal you’d rather not talk about. If you’re like me, you wish they’d get a life. Now, I realize my parents love me -- and for that I am grateful. But if they really loved me, they’d let me move on. I’m fine -- and besides, if there were some sort of emergency, I’d call them immediately. I don’t know for sure when the term ‘helicopter parent’ entered our collective vocabularies, but there’s even a Wikipedia definition: “A helicopter parent is a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child or children’s experiences and problems, particularly at college institutions. Helicopter parents are so named because, like helicopters, they hover overhead.” And from dictionary.com, “Helicopter parenting: noun, a style of child rearing in which an overprotective mother or father discourages a child’s independence by being too involved in the child’s life: In typical helicopter parenting, a mother or father swoops in at any sign of challenge or discomfort.”

If your parents are like mine, they want to be your best friend. It’s almost like they insist on living vicariously through my college days. Maybe it’s just a sign of the times, but being a nature freak, I can’t help but think about the proverbial chicks in the nest. If the parents of the chicks don’t eventually kick the chicks out of the nest, the chicks die. Pure ‘n’ simple. For more information about helicopter parents, these sites, as well as many others, discuss the topic:

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Dining Guide COWamongus!

COWamongus! Creamery & Meat Co. is a unique place on campus located at the corner of Main and Indiana inside the Animal and Food Sciences Building north west of the United Supermarkets Arena. Just “look for the bulls” out front. COWamongus is open for breakfast and lunch and features signature burgers designed by Texas Tech coaches. Don’t forget we also offer catering for any event as well as “Homemade” ice cream. For tailgating or barbecuing needs come visit us and check out “Raider Red Meats” processed in the Texas Tech Meat Lab. Our product is aged for a minimum of 30 days and is USDA inspected. Ask about shipping our product anywhere in the USA. We are open Monday - Friday from 7:45 a.m-5:30 p.m and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Domino’s Pizza

With seven locations offering delivery to Tech, around the city and Levelland...763-3030 (1617 University Ave.); 762-8484 (2113 50th St.); 792-3030 (4921 34th); 792-3816 (5407 4th St.); 7418000 (1708 Parkway Dr.); 794-5000 (5815 82nd); and 894-3030 (409 E. Hwy 114 Levelland). Offering delivery for more than 50 years nationally has given Domino’s the edge in the pizza delivery market. Deep Dish Pizza, Classic Hand-Tossed, Thin Crust, Buffalo Wings, Bread Sticks & more. See our coupons.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Donuts -- you’ve just got to have them -- 4301 S. Loop 289, 792-9200. Buy them by the dozen & share with friends.

Pecan Grill at the Overton Hotel

You really will find great dining in Lubbock at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. Hearty breakfasts, indulgent lunch dishes, and tasty dinner fare. For reservations call 806.776.7010.

Rosa’s Cafe

Fajitas, Friends & Fun. Rosa’s Cafe is the place for great-tasting fajitas! The entire menu is made from scratch each day for a taste that’s truly unique. We invite you to enjoy one of West Texas’ dining traditions! Mesquite-grilled fajitas, homemade tortillas, complete Mexican menu & specialties. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays & Saturdays. Rosa’s Café & Tortilla Factory – 5103 82nd, 794-2285; 3115 50th, 784-0100; 4407 4th 785-5334; 5020 Milwaukee, 7920015.

Subway

There are 31 locations in Lubbock and the surrounding area to get your favorite meal made fresh just for you. Choose any sandwich from the menu, including a fresh toasted sub or one of the many fresh fit subs with less than 6 grams of fat, prepared with the freshest ingredients on baked gourmet bread. Subway also offers 6-foot party subs and sandwich platters. Most locations open until midnight. Subway. Eat fresh!

Taco Villa

For over 45 years, Taco Villa has been a part of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Providing a delicious menu and featuring unique items, Taco Villa has succeeded in creating the “Spice of Life” that everyone has

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Texas Tech Hospitality Services

The campus at Texas Tech has a wide variety of places to eat. You’ll find these options in the Student Union: Chick-fil-A, Sbarro Pizza, Steak Escape, Center Sweets, Union Grill, Zi Asian Cuisine, Union Bistro, Smart Choices, Cold Corner and Sam’s Place Mini-Market. The Market at Stangel/Murdough has an ala-carte food court. Horn/Knapp and Hulen/ Clement have traditional all-you-care-to-eat dining halls. Sam’s Place is a full mini-market offering late night services in Chitwood/ Weymoth, Law School Kiosk, Murray, Sneed, Student Union and Wall/Gates. Bledsoe/ Gordon has The Fresh Plate, an all-you-careto-eat food emporium offering flame-grilled choices, Mexican-themed selections, Asianinspired dishes, fresh salads, pasta sensations, home-style choices and fruits and desserts. If you live off campus, you can purchase a commuter dining plan to fit your needs. For more information about rates, Dining Bucks, discounts or to purchase your plan online, visit www.hospitality.ttu.edu. TexasTechWord.com / 2015-2016

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Cutting back costs on your wedding might save you more than just money. A study by two economic professors at Emory University, Andrew Francis and Hugo Mialon, found that couples who spend less on their wedding are more likely to have longer-lasting marriages than those who have a more expensive wedding. More specifically, the study shows that couples who spend $20,000 or more on their wedding have a 1.6 times higher risk of divorce, and those who spend $1,000 or less have a significantly decreased likelihood of divorce. According to a wedding website, The Knot, the average wedding cost was $31,000 in 2014. Although authors of the study did not give an explanation for the results, they proposed that wedding-related debt might cause stress on the couple, resulting in an unhappy marriage. The study also found that couples who have more guests at their wedding, and go on a honeymoon, tend to stay married longer. Whether you spend a lot or a little, it is important to remember the purpose of the wedding, which is to celebrate the beginning of two lives coming together in marriage.

Associated with higher chance of divorce: • Greater differences in age and education between the husband and wife • Couples who say their partner’s looks were important in the decision to marry • Higher wedding expenses Associated with lower chance of divorce: • Relatively high household income • Regularly attending religious services • The couple having a child with each other • High wedding attendance • Going on a honeymoon • Lower wedding expenses


Don’t break the bank for your big day If a couple wants to save money on their wedding, they first need to determine their spending priorities for the wedding. The couple might want to splurge on certain areas, conserve in some, and cut others out completely. Here are some ideas to have a fun and memorable wedding without spending too much money.

Rings

You can cut back on how much is spent on rings by using grandparents’ or parents’ old wedding rings, purchasing an uncut or raw diamond ring, or going with an unconventional alternative to a diamond ring.

Venue

Have the wedding at the same place you have the reception. This makes it more convenient for everyone at the wedding because no one has to move from place to place.

Decorations

Decorations are an area you can save money on by do-it-yourself craft ideas. Recycle glass jars and vases to use as part of the centerpieces. You can spray paint vases to the color of your choosing. Candles, lanterns and lights are always a classy, inexpensive touch for an evening reception. Pictures of the couple creatively placed throughout the reception area and on the guest sign-in table are another great way to spruce up your wedding.

Party favors

Since you’re already giving the guests a night of fun and feeding them, favors are not always necessary to buy. However, if you do choose to provide thank you favors, there are plenty of low-cost options such as custom fortune cookies, s’mores packs, trail mix, plant seeds, candles, popcorn, sweets, or disposable cameras for people to take pictures at the reception.

Photographer & Videographer Catering

You will want good pictures and a well-done video to remember your wedding day. A way to cut back expenses on your photos and video is to ask a talented photographer or videographer in your family or friend group if they would be willing to take your wedding pictures or film your wedding at a discounted price. This could be their wedding gift to you.

When it comes to food for your guests, make sure to do your research on catering companies to find out which one would be best for your wedding. The venue you choose might require you to select certain catering companies.

Wedding cake

As far as wedding cake, many people are moving away from having one giant traditional white wedding cake. Many couples now have one small traditional wedding cake with multiple other small cakes of various flavors, a dessert bar, cupcakes, popsicles, root beer floats, or pies. Other less expensive options

to wedding cake are a rice crispy cake, cake pops, stacked pancakes, or a donut tower. You can make your own wedding cake or buy it from the store to save a few bucks.

Flowers

Buy in-season and less expensive flowers from your local grocery store the day before or the morning of your wedding. Pick flowers from your garden or, with permission, from the garden of someone you know. Since your bridesmaids won’t need their bouquets after the wedding, use your bridesmaid bouquets for center pieces at your reception. Alternatives to fresh flowers are fake flowers, paper flowers, silk flowers, a wheat bundle, or a lavender bundle.

The dress

You could use a dress from your mom or grandma’s wedding, which saves money and gives the dress more meaning. When purchasing a wedding dress, make a budget and stick to it. Many dresses are classy and beautiful but still affordable.

Save the date & invitations

Take a picture with words “save the date” and the date of your wedding included in the picture by writing it on a chalkboard, poster or banner. For invitations, find a free design on the Web or design your own invitations and print them out yourself. You could ask people to RSVP by email, which might save everyone time and money.

Gifts

For groomsmen, the groom could purchase their ties, bow ties, or cool socks for the wedding. Other good groomsmen gifts are pocket knives or coffee mugs. Personalized mugs, cups, hats, robes, hangers, bags, and shirts are popular bridesmaids’ gifts. You could also get your bridesmaids a necklace, bracelet, or earrings they could wear on the wedding day. Give something to your bridesmaids or groomsmen that you know they will use and enjoy.

Rehearsal dinner The rehearsal dinner should be a low-stress, fun time for family and close friends to come together and celebrate before the big day. Since there are not too many people in the wedding party, the dinner could be held at someone’s house or backyard, and family could cook, or everyone could bring something for a potluck dinner.

Entertainment

Dancing is typically an important part of the reception, so you will definitely need music. An alternative to paying a DJ is to rent or borrow good speakers and have people in the wedding party switch off manning the DJ station.

Honeymoon

A benefit of cutting back on wedding expenses is that your family would be more willing to pitch in to help with honeymoon expenses, and you could also save more to put toward the honeymoon fund. However, if you’re planning a honeymoon on a tight budget, you could go on a road trip, plan a camping trip, go backpacking in Europe, or on an affordable cruise. TexasTechWord.com / 2015-2016

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