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The Texas Tech Students Guide

2014 - 2015 Volume 39

Academics +



Alternative Admission to Tech................. 28 Backup Your Backup .............................. 17 Beyond Your BS ..................................... 18 Career Fairs............................................16 Graduation: It’s a Big Deal...................... 33 IT Training...............................................15 President’s Congressional Internships ... 21 Study Abroad ..........................................20 The Importance of Internships ................ 22 The Library .............................................18 The Learning Center............................... 12 University Career Center ........................ 16

SGA Raider Bucks - Coupons! ............... 71

Book Your Hotel Early............................. 30 Hotel Visits 101....................................... 31

Autos & Wheels 10 Commandments of Parking ............... 27 Advantages of Being The DD ................. 26 Bike Basics ............................................. 27 Road Tips ...............................................26

Calendars & Dates 2014-2015 Academic Calendar .............. 13 2014 Final Exam Schedule..................... 12 14-17 Academic Short Calendar............. 32

Campus Compass

Maps, Diagrams, & Bus Routes Bus Routes: Times & Schedules ............ 66 Campus Map & Citibus Routes .............. 68 Dan Law Field Seating Diagram ............... 9 Fight Song ................................................8 Jones AT&T Stadium Seating ................... 8 The Matador Song .................................... 8 United Supermarkets Arena Seating ........ 9

Dining Guide Dining Guide ...........................................44

Features Be a Good Sport ....................................... 9 Chess Champions .................................. 65 Coming Home.........................................14 Conserving Resources ........................... 55 Meat Judging Team Wins ....................... 85 Sock It To Me - The Sock Craze ............. 54 Tech - A Purple Heart Campus ............... 85 Tech Baseball Makes History ................. 65 Texas Tech Word Interns ....................... 55 They Came Home .................................. 51 Top 10 Fashion Faux Pas ....................... 54

Get Help 742-RIDE, 742-NITE .............................. 17 Advising - Key to Success ...................... 56 Building a Resume ................................. 58 Campus Safety ....................................... 56 Crisis & Help Numbers ........................... 56 Navigating the Tech Website .................. 59 S-Bus ......................................................17

Health & Fitness Health and Wellness................................. 6 Who needs the Freshman 15 ................... 5

About the Cover

Lubbock is a place many Tech alumni come back to, whether it is to raise their family or to start a new job. The cover features a map of the Lubbock area with prominent Red Raiders who have come back. Kliff Kingsbury, Tim Tadlock and Candice Whitaker have returned to their alma mater to coach. Senator Robert Duncan returned to Texas Tech to serve as chancellor. While they all left upon graduating to pursue their dreams, they eventually came back home to Lubbock. Many servicemen and women come to Texas Tech upon leaving the service or returning home due to the benefits Texas Tech provides to veterans and the military, therefore a soldier is also represented.

Money Banking Guide ........................................48 FAFSA For Dummies .............................. 51 Value of Your Education ......................... 50

Renting & Housing How to be a Wise Renter........................ 39 Living: On & Off Campus ........................ 41 Rooming: Getting Along.......................... 40


Student Government Association

SGA Officers and Senators .................... 34 Student Organizations ............................ 37 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

Things To Do Do you know Texas Tech? ...................... 28 Join A Student Organization ................... 37 Keep the Faith ........................................52 Things to do in Lubbock ......................... 23 What’s New On Campus ........................ 46 You know you are in Lubbock When… ... 45

Wedding Bells Before Becoming Mr. & Mrs. .................. 60 His vs. Her Version of a Wedding ........... 63 Pros & Cons of Marriage ........................ 63 Who Pays For What? ............................. 62

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Word’s Worth From the SGA External Vice President

My fellow Red Raiders, The start of another year of tradition at Texas Tech is upon us, 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, nothing can stop this unparalleled momentum. Never before have I seen such a movement with so many individuals uniting under one common thread. Texas Tech is undergoing an exceptional amount of growth. With the new Terry Fuller Petroleum Engineering Building comStetson Whetstone pleted, and the new residence hall at the corner of 19th & Texas Tech Parkway, we are committed to providing the best learning atmosphere for students. Brand new turf fields for intramurals will be ready to play on by next spring. Increase in student enrollment has not diluted this university’s commitment to excellence or its students. Your Student Government Association is hard at work to ensure your experience and opportunities at Texas Tech are second to none! With programs such as SafeRide, community involvement, town-hall gatherings, and 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 is the official SGA student guide at Texas Tech, and has been for 39 years. 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 aspect 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. I hope you leave no stone left unturned, and that your time here is one to be remembered. Never stop striving. Wreck ’em! Stetson Whetstone External Vice President Student Government Association Texas Tech University

In 1975, Robert Duncan was elected president of the Texas Tech Student Government Association. In 2014, Duncan was named chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. Duncan is a graduate of Texas Tech and the Texas Tech School of Law. He served for more than 25 years in the Texas legislature. The places you’ll go ... and come back to. Welcome home, Red Raider! / 2014-2015


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Who needs the Freshman 15? NOT YOU! College is a stressful time in life. Projects, essays, and tests all add up, giving students little free time and a lot of stress on the body. Added stress can cause weight gain and other health problems. While eating healthy is important, it is not the only strategy to use. College students are typically on a Ramen noodle budget anyway. In addition to eating healthy, exercising is necessary. According to the Mayo Clinic, 15-30 minutes of physical activity a day is crucial to staying fit. The Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreational Center staff can help motivate you to exercise because they offer free RaiderX classes. They also have RaiderX2 classes that are available for a small fee. RaiderX classes cover a variety of categories of exercise such as aerobics, mind and body, dance, and strength classes. Participating in one of these classes could be beneficial because

not only will you meet lots of new people, you will be motivated to work out and have fun doing so. The rec center supports a strong intramural sports program, with more than 90 sports available to participate in. Sports include volleyball, flag football, soccer and

more. There are also sports clubs. These club sports include rugby, Quidditch, lacrosse, paintball and fencing, and others. For more information visit the rec center’s website at www.depts. / 2014-2015


Health and Wellness

stressful. While you should put your academic commitments first, do take time to socialize. Doing so will take your mind off schoolwork and help you relax. Even if you meet up with a group of classmates to study, you are in a social setting which should help distract you from nerves while still studying.

In college, it is hard enough to juggle school, extracurricular activities, a job, and your social life, but adding the time to keep yourself healthy adds to the workload. During your time in college, it is important to stay healthy and active to promote healthy habits.

Healthy Eating

Staying Healthy

Maintaining a balanced diet is important. While it is easier and cheaper to consume fast food, it is not good for overall health to do so every other day. Including fruits and vegetables in your diet is important because it provides your body with nutrients needed to keep your body functioning correctly as well as maintain a healthy immune system.

rec. Exercise also increases energy levels, increasing your motivation for productivity, not to mention, it serves as a good stress reliever. So find a physical activity you enjoy doing and stick with it.


Stress Management

In addition to maintaining a balanced diet, it is important to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day. This could be as simple as walking to class or getting in some cardio at the

Stress is something every college student experiences. From tests to final projects, stress can really affect a person’s health. Besides exercise and eating healthy, other ways to manage stress are getting sufficient sleep, prioritizing your various activities, and effectively managing your time. Avoid procrastinating as much as possible because finishing assignments last minute is

At some point during the year, you will get sick. Whether it is a minor cold or the flu, it is important to take care of yourself. The saying, “feed a cold, starve a fever” is definitely true. At the first sign of illness, begin taking care of yourself so you can concentrate on more important things, like school. Being sick can add to stress and is not fun in general, so avoid that by drinking lots of water, washing your hands and getting sufficient sleep.

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2014 Texas Tech Football Schedule Date

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 25 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 29


Central Arkansas UT El Paso Arkansas Oklahoma State ● Kansas State ● West Virginia ● * Kansas ● ●● TCU ● Texas ● Oklahoma ● Iowa State ● Baylor ●

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The Matador Song Texas Tech University School Song

Volleyball Schedule Sept. 24 TCU * at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 West Virginia * at 1 p.m. Oct. 01 at Baylor * in Waco at 7 p.m. Oct. 04 Kansas State * at 3 p.m. Oct. 09 at Texas * in Austin Oct. 15 at Oklahoma * in Norman, Okla. at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 Iowa State * Oct. 21 Zheijiang (China) ~ in Lubbock at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Kansas * in Lawrence, Kan. Oct. 29 Baylor * at 6 p.m. Nov. 01 at Kansas State * in Manhattan, Kan. Nov. 05 Texas * at 6 p.m. Nov. 08 Kansas * at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at West Virginia * in Morgantown, W.Va. at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at TCU * in Fort Worth at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 Oklahoma * at 3 p.m. Nov. 26 at Iowa State * in Ames, Iowa at 6:30 p.m. Campus Sites Dec. 4-6 NCAA First & Second Rounds Regional Sites Dec. 13-14 NCAA Regionals NCAA Final Four Dec. 18 & 20 NCAA Semifinals, Oklahoma City, Okla. Bold face = Home Games * = Conference Games ~ = Exhibition Event

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

Fight, Matadors, for Tech!

Fight for the school we love so dearly.

Songs of love we’ll sing to thee.

We’ll hit ‘em high, we’ll hit ‘em low,

Bear our banners far and wide,

We’ll push that ball across the goal.

Ever to be our pride.

Tech, fight, fight!

Fearless champions ever be,

We’ll praise your name, boost you to fame,

Stand on heights of victory.

Fight for the Scarlet and the Black.

Strive for honor evermore.

We will hit ‘em, we will wreck ‘em,

Live long the Matador!

Hit ‘em, wreck ‘emTech! And the victory bells will ring out!

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Nov. 25 Northwestern State


7 p.m.

Nov. 30 Air Force


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Dec. 3 Auburn


8 p.m.

Dec. 10 Fresno State


8 p.m.

Dec. 14 Prairie View A&M


1 p.m.

Dec. 17 South Carolina State


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Dec. 19 Arkansas-Pine Bluff


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Dec. 22 Loyola (Ill.)

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Jan. 3 Jan. 5 Jan. 10 Jan. 14 Jan. 17 Jan. 21 Jan. 24 Jan. 28 Jan. 31 Feb. 4 Feb. 07 Feb. 10 Feb. 14 Feb. 17 Feb. 21 Feb. 25 Feb. 28 Mar. 6

Texas West Virginia Kansas Kansas State TCU Oklahoma State Iowa State Oklahoma West Virginia Kansas State Iowa State Kansas Texas Baylor Oklahoma TCU Oklahoma State Baylor

Lubbock Lubbock Lawrence, Kan. Manhattan, Kan. Lubbock Stillwater, Okla. Lubbock Norman, Okla. Morgantown, W.Va. Lubbock Ames, Iowa Lubbock Austin Lubbock Lubbock Fort Worth Lubbock Waco

TBA 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA 8 p.m. TBA TBA 11 a.m. 8 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA TBA 6 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 8 p.m.

Mar. 11 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 14

Big 12 Championships (1st) Kansas City, Mo. TBA Big 12 Championships (Quarters) Kansas City, Mo. TBA Big 12 Championships (Semifinals) Kansas City, Mo.TBA Big 12 Championships (Final)Kansas City, Mo. TBA



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West Virginia

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Jan. 28

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Kansas State


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Iowa State


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Women’s Soccer Schedule Sept. 5 Sam Houston State, Lubbock 7 p.m. Sept. 7 Portland State, Lubbock 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at California, Berkley, Calif. 5 p.m. Sept. 14 Abilene Christian, Lubbock 7 p.m. Sept. 19 Tulsa, Stillwater, Okla. 5 p.m. Sept. 21 Memphis, Stillwater, Okla. 1 p.m.

Final Exam Schedule – Fall 2014 Friday, 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.

Saturday, Dec. 6 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. 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. Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 10 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. 12

WHO TAKES EXAM 11 a.m. TR MATH 1300,1320,1330, 1331,1420,1430, 2300, IE 2311 11 a.m. MWF ISQS 3344; 4, 4:30, 5 p.m. MWF ACCT 2300, ME 2301, 3403; Friday night only classes; Graduating Seniors

WHO TAKES EXAM 9:30 a.m. TR 8 a.m. MWF 12:30 p.m. TR CE 3303, BIOL 1403 ME 2322; 5, 5:30 p.m. TR; Thursday night only classes; Saturday only classes

WHO TAKES EXAM 9 a.m. MWF SPAN 1507, 2301, 2302, 2607 2 p.m. TR 3 p.m. MWF CE 2301; 6, 6:30 p.m. MWF; Monday night only classes WHO TAKES EXAM 10 a.m. MWF MATH 1321,1451,1452,1550, 2450 1 p.m. MWF 3:30, 4, 4:30 p.m. TR ECO 2301, 2302, 2305; Tuesday night only classes

WHO TAKES EXAM 8 a.m. TR CHEM 1301, 1305, 1307, 3305 12 p.m. MWF 2 p.m. MWF ACCT 2301; ME 2302; 6, 6:30 p.m. TR; Wednesday night only classes / 2014-2015

Sept. 26 at Texas, Austin, 7 p.m. Sept. 28 UC Riverside, Lubbock 7 p.m. Oct. 3 Oklahoma, Lubbock 7 p.m. Oct. 5 Oklahoma State, Lubbock 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at West Virginia, Morgantown, W.Va. 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at TCU, Fort Worth 1 p.m. Oct. 24 Baylor, Lubbock 7 p.m. ET Oct. 26 Iowa State, Lubbock 1 p.m.

The Learning Center The Learning Center is one of the best student resources on campus, and it’s FREE! It is located in the basement of Holden Hall, Room 80. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. Under the Support Operations for Academic Retention (SOAR) department, the Learning Center provides drop-in peer tutoring to students. Tutoring is available in a variety of subjects including math, chemistry, biology, engineering, and English. Academic coaches are also available to help with study tips, time management skills, and other useful techniques. The onsite Licensed Professional Counselor is there to help assist students struggling with personal issues that may be impeding academic success. As a Learning Specialist, the

counselor can also assist with effective tips on goal setting, note taking, and test anxiety. With a Wi-Fi enabled study lounge and 18 computers available for student use, it provides a quiet and comfortable place to study or work in groups. The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program provides weekly course-specific review sessions (CHEM 1307, MATH 1452, BIO 1403, etc.) and offers students another resource for academic success. These sessions are led by leaders who have a working relationship with the professors to ensure quality. “Marathon” reviews prepare students for their exams. The Learning Center schedule is on Facebook (TTU-The Learning Center) or on the website www. for tutor times. Find SI on Facebook (Texas Tech University Supplemental Instruction) or on edu for all review schedules.

2014-2015 Academic Calendar 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

FALL ‘14 SPRING ‘15 Aug. 17 Jan. 11 Aug. 22 Jan. 13 Aug. 25 Jan. 14 Oct. 27 March 25 Nov. 6-24 April 2-21 Nov. 25 April 22 Nov. 24 - Dec. 3 April 29-May 5 Dec. 3 May 5 Dec. 4 May 6 Dec. 5-10 May 7-12 Dec. 10 May 12 Dec. 11 May 13 Dec. 12-13 May 15-16

Payments & Refunds

95% Payment of Mandatory Tuition & Fees or Enrollment in a Payment Plan Due Last Day to Drop a Course and Have Charges Removed (not applicable to students dropping to 0 hours) Last Day to Withdraw and Receive Partial Refund

FALL ‘14 Aug. 18

SPRING ‘15 Jan. 7

Sept. 10

Jan. 30

Sept. 22

Feb. 11

Add/Drop • Withdrawal 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

FALL ‘14 Aug. 28 Sept. 10 Oct. 27 Nov. 25 Nov. 26

SPRING ‘15 Jan. 20 Jan. 30 March 25 April 22 April 30

Deadlines Related to Graduation

FALL ‘14 Graduate School - Final Day to File Statement of Intent Sept. 15 to Graduate Graduate School - Last Day to Submit Defense Notification Sept. 26 Final Day to Order Invitations/Academic Regalia at Bookstore Oct. 20 Graduate School - Last Day to Defend Thesis/Dissertation Oct. 17 and Pay Thesis/Dissertation fee Graduate school - Comprehensive Exam Reports Due Nov. 17 Graduate School - Last Day to Submit Final PDF of Thesis/ Oct. 31 Dissertation and Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form Graduate School - Last Day to Remove Grades of l, PR or CR Nov. 17 Graduate School - Last Day to Submit Interdisciplinary Nov. 17 Portfolio Reports Last Day for Undergraduate Degree Candidates to Remove Nov. 28 I and PR grades FALL ‘14 Labor Day Holiday Sept. 1 Thanksgiving Vacation Nov. 26-30 Martin Luther King,Jr. Day Spring Vacation No Classes

SPRING ‘15 Jan. 30 Feb. 26 March 11 March 27 April 22 April 3

April 17 April 22 May 1

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Jan. 19 March 14-22 April 6

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Home is where you are surrounded by a community of people who care about you. Texas Tech has become that to many students. Going to college can either be leaving your home or creating a new one. Becoming part of the Red Raider family is a whole new adventure. Although Lubbock starts out unfamiliar, many times the city becomes close to people’s hearts by the end of their college career. Many graduates leave then come back to Lubbock to make it their permanent home. Kliff Kingsbury, football coach for the Red Raiders, returned to Lubbock after graduating from Texas Tech in 2001 with a degree in management. Kingsbury went on to play football in the NFL, and coached at Houston and Texas A&M before returning to Lubbock in 2012. “The opportunity to come back

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to my alma mater, a place I love so much, was just too great to pass up,” Kingsbury said. “Being a part of this community is just very special.” Debra Sanderson, academic advisor for advertising, graduated from Texas Tech in 2010 and went to work at Mandy Films in Los Angeles, California, working alongside legendary producer, Leonard Goldberg, for two years. In 2013, Sanderson worked at DreamWorks Animation Studios and the Style Network. She returned to Lubbock in spring 2014. “Everything I love about Lubbock begins and ends with Texas Tech University,” Sanderson said, “and it’s the biggest reason I returned. I needed change and a new direction professionally. Lubbock is a great com-


meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University. “Seven years since graduation, I’m proud to call Lubbock home,” Ernst said. “I love this city. I met my wife here, I work for and work with Red Raiders, and I can find everything I need here. Lubbock is a great place to get an education. It’s also perfect to stay long after you get your degree.” Robert Duncan, former member of the Texas Senate and Texas Tech’s chancellor, completed his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 1976 and received his law degree from the Texas Tech School of Law. Duncan served for more than 25 years as a state representative and on the Senate Finance Committee during each legislative session since 1999. Duncan began his duties as Tech’s fourth chancellor in July 2014. “Texas Tech became my home when I began college in 1971,” Duncan said. “Although I briefly left Lubbock right after graduating, I quickly returned to work at Texas Tech and attend law school. That’s because of the wonderful people in this community and the invaluable opportunities offered to me at the university. For more than 40 years, Lubbock and Texas Tech have been a major part of my life, which has made returning to serve as chancellor at my alma mater truly feel like coming home.” Lubbock has become a place of family, community and love for many former Texas Tech students. The heart-warming atmosphere and Red Raider spirit thrives in every corner. This college town is proud to educate the best and brightest of students. No matter where you came from or plan to go after graduating, Lubbock is a place where you will receive an unforgettable education, create life-long friendships, and make new memories. Welcome home, Red Raider.


munity. Tech feels like family, and I am exactly where I belong. There is no better time to be a Red Raider and part of this great university. I am an extremely proud alumna.” Aleesa Ross, career center director at the College of Media and Communication, graduated from Texas Tech in 1998. After living away from Lubbock for almost six years, Ross and her husband decided they wanted to be closer to family in Texas. They ended up back in Lubbock. “This community is a wonderful place to raise our three children,” Ross said. “The friendly, familyoriented atmosphere around town is hard to beat. We love that we rarely experience traffic frustrations like our friends and family in big cities, and we are so lucky that we both work on campus where we are able to share our love for Lubbock and Texas Tech with students and alumni on a daily basis.” Matt Ernst, chief meteorologist and assistant news director at FOX 34, lived near San Antonio and was not sure if a university across the state would be the right fit. However, it was not long into orientation that he found Texas Tech to be a place he would call home. Ernst graduated from Tech in 2007 with a degree in broadcast journalism and an atmospheric science minor. He holds a broadcast

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, 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 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 www.itts.ttu. edu/training. / 2014-2015


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 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.


It can be hard to figure out what you want to do for ‘the rest of your life,’ so the center 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.

Résumé, Cover Letter, and Personal Statement Critiques

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.

Career Fairs:

Got a Job? Need a Job?

FOCUS Career Assessment StrengthsQuest • RaiderJobs Strong Interest Inventory Resume Critiques • Mock Interviews • Career Counseling

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Every academic year, several career fairs are held for students to pursue internship opportunities and provide a glimpse of what jobs and careers are available. The Career Center hosts a large general career fair, but individual colleges hold their own as well. The career fairs hosted are: ● Business Career Fair: at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Oct. 15 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ● Education Career Fair: at the Merket Alumni Center Nov. 11 – 9 a.m. to noon ● Engineering Career Fair: at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Sept. 17 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ● Graduate and Professional School Career Fair: in SUB ballroom Sept. 24 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ● Media and Communication Career Fair: at the Merket Alumni Center Oct. 9 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ● University Career Fair: at the Overton Hotel Oct.1 – noon to 4 p.m. ● Non-Profit Fair: in SUB ballroom Oct. 28 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or specific dates and times contact the University Career Center at 806-742-2210.

Don’t Forget

Backup Your Backup Data on your computer is as valuable as money. You always want to make sure you have a copy of your English paper or that super hard project you did last night. Hard drives and flash drives will and do fail, so you will always want to make sure your important documents are backed up. Backing-up your data is easy and cheap. A general rule is to have an external hard drive that is the same capacity or larger of your laptop or computer. Another safe feature to invest in is a cloud back up. There are many to choose from and many different features to secure your documents from the accidental deletion or drive failure. Cloud storage services include Dropbox,


● Desktop app, mobile app, web access ● 2 GB free ● Options to get more free storage ● Share files with friends and family ● File sync to all your devices ● Offers paid upgrades for more data storage


Box, Google Drive, and RaiderDrive. Each of these offers free accounts with enough data storage for your school documents, and your personal files you cannot live without. Why not just get an external drive that’s pretty cheap? Hard drives will one day fail, and you will be out not only data, but your money to replace the hard drive. The cloud storage companies have the necessary precautions to protect your data from hard drive failure as well. The smart students will have an external hard drive and cloud storage to make sure no matter

● Desktop app, mobile app, web access ● 10 GB free; 250 MB max file size ● Share files with friends and family ● File sync and collaboration to work with others at the same time online ● Offers paid upgrades for more data storage

Google Drive:

where they are, they have access to their documents. Leaving your hard drive in your room doesn’t help, but also having a backup in the cloud could save your day and your grade. For more information visit

● Desktop app, mobile app, web access, your Gmail account ● 15 GB (Shared between email and drive) ● Share files with friends and family ● File sync to all your devices ● Google Docs to take notes and final exam reviews (great hint) ● Offers paid upgrades for more data storage


● 2 GB free with TTU eRaider account ● Web access and through an on campus computer ● Shared with MyWeb (free web server for your personal use)


The S-Bus provides students living in many apartment complexes an alternative means of transportation when it comes to going out at night. Check with your apartment manager. The S-Bus runs from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. and transports students from the apartments to Broadway and the Depot District.

742-RIDE (7433); 742-NITE (6483)

Safe Ride is a taxi pickup service available to Tech students. Provided through student service fees, Safe Ride picks students up and delivers them to their destination free of charge. A Tech I.D. must be provided to the Safe Ride driver once the destination is reached. Safe Ride is available from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sometimes late night study sessions require students to be on campus past 8 p.m. Since on-campus bus routes only run until 8 p.m., Citibus provides students with a night shuttle offering curb-to-curb pickup and delivery. All that is required is a valid Tech I.D. To arrange for pickup, call 742-NITE. / 2014-2015


The Library Beyond your BS The options available Books, resources, computers,

After four years as an undergrad, students face many options for the future. While students have some time to consider future aspirations, it is helpful to know about all of the options, whether it be immediately joining the workforce or pursuing 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. Some benefits of a graduate degree are a higher salary, and promotions can be gained more quickly. However, gain experience in the field as well.

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That way employers are impressed by both your work experience and your knowledge. Depending on what degree you are pursuing and the programs through your university, 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, but with enough motivation, you will power through. 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 to complete.

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 Students can rent many things besides books. The Digital Media Studio offers cameras, Mac’s, projectors, lighting kits, movies and audiobooks. Visit / 2014-2015


Study Abroad & experience a different culture Every semester, students from across campus participate in the study abroad program and experience life in a different culture. According to the Texas Tech study abroad website, students can study in more than 70 countries, including Tech’s sister campus in Seville, Spain. Students can study abroad during a summer session or for the entire year. To be eligible for study abroad, a student must be at least a sophomore by year, not by credit, have at least a Texas Tech GPA of 2.5, be in good disciplinary standing, and keep that standing through the completion of the course. One of the challenging aspects of studying abroad is the expense, so start planning and saving. Scholarships are available to students to help with the costs, so be sure to look into those as well. Jenabeth Gunter, a senior electronic media and communication major from Olton, Texas, who studied in Seville, Spain, said planning ahead is the best thing to do in regard to getting scholarships for study abroad. “I applied last minute, so I was not able to get any assistance,” Gunter said. “I suggest that if students plan on studying abroad, they need to start planning their finances ahead of time. That way they can apply for scholarships and get as much financial aid as possible because even

though it is expensive, it is worth it.” Students who have participated in study abroad have found the experience wonderful and are glad they decided to try something new. While study abroad is not for everyone, it would be worthwhile to explore the possibilities. “Being able to expand your knowledge of culture and education,” Gunter said. “It was a cool experience to be a Red Raider in Spain and take in everything around me. Not only was I learning Spanish, I was learning about the culture around me.” Depending on the program, you can either be housed with a host family or in the university housing. Gunter was placed with a host family. “I lived with a woman named Maria Rodriguez,” Gunter said. “She was a grandmother, and sometimes she would have her grandkids over as well as her kids. She made a lot of homemade dishes that were common in that area of

Spain. She also did my laundry for me, which was very nice.” If you are interested in studying abroad, attend a study abroad information session and visit with your academic advisor as well as a study abroad advisor. “Studying abroad is a really awesome experience,” Gunter said, “to gain knowledge and be immersed in a culture and meet new people. I think it is important to embrace everything and take the opportunities you have while you are in college because a lot of times when you leave school, you don’t have time to go on an adventure or can’t afford it. So, while you’re young, if the opportunity to travel arises, I think it is important to take advantage of it.” For more information on the Study Abroad Program visit the website at www.studyabroad.

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President’s Congressional Internship Program: Providing Students with Great Opportunities

College brings many opportunities to gain experience in the workplace and around the world. They can take the form of studying abroad or an internship. One of these opportunities is provided by the Texas Tech President’s Office. It is the President’s Congressional Internship Program. What is it? This internship gives students the opportunity to travel and live in Washington, D.C. The program has grown to include internships in Lubbock and Austin, Texas. Austin, Texas internships occur during the Texas Legislative session in the spring of every odd-numbered year. Benefits Internships are great for gaining experience and can lead to future employment opportunities, and have other benefits. These internships provide students with the opportunity to network with staffers, members of Congress, and Texas Tech alumni. Students also gain knowledge about the inner-workings of the government as well as being involved in the democratic process. Job Description Every office and internship is unique, so duties vary. Intern duties can include sorting and filing mail, giving tours of the Capitol, conducting research, briefing staff members on meetings and hearings, and more. Academics While completing an internship, students will be enrolled in at least six hours at Texas Tech through the program’s internship class. All interns will be considered full-time students during the course of the internship, based on completion of weekly journal entries and other assignments. Scholarships and Housing All interns receive a scholarship to pay for housing and assistance with costs associated with the internship. In Washington, D.C., Texas Tech interns are given the option to live in the “Tech House,” located two blocks from the Cap-

itol. It is within walking distance of the House and Senate office buildings, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the National Mall. The President’s Office will assist those interning in Austin with finding convenient housing. Eligibility and Selection Students with great communication skills, a

desire to learn and work with others, and an excellent work ethic are encouraged to apply. At least a 3.0 GPA is preferred as well as a minimum of 60 completed credit hours. Selections will be based on applicants’ completed applications and interviews. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are welcome to apply; no particular major or field of study is required. How to Apply Students interested in a fall internship will apply in early March of the preceding spring semester. Students interested in a spring or summer internship will apply in early October of the preceding semester. Applications, instructions and more information is available online at: The following documents are required for consideration: Completed application and essays (typed) Résumé and cover letter Letters of Recommendation (3 preferred) Address all letters to Missi Barton. For questions or additional information call 806-7422121 or email

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The Importance of Internships

Why is it important to do an internship in college?

Internships are a great way to gain practical experience and discover more about what you like to do. They also provide professional experience to put on your resume when searching for a job. Jay Killough, director of the Texas Tech career center, said students are able to gain experience on the job rather than sitting in a classroom. “The experience they’ll gain without the fulltime commitment is an excellent opportunity to really figure out if it’s what they want to do or what they don’t want to do in life,” Killough said. Aleesa Ross, director of the College of Media and Communication Career Center, said she encourages students to do many internships so they can discover more about what they enjoy in their field. “Getting that hands-on, practical experience related to their field of study is just so crucial in the job market,” Ross said. “That’s why we really encourage students to do those internships.”

Paid or unpaid internships?

It essentially does not matter if you get a paid or unpaid internship. This decision is up to you and how you feel you are most benefited from your internship experience. “As far as what’s on your resume or preparing you for a future career, whether it’s paid or unpaid doesn’t matter,” Ross said. “To me, what matters is what you are doing at that internship.” Killough said the trend is going toward paid internships given the company has funds to compensate interns for work that is worthwhile. “Paid is always best case scenario,” Killough said. “However, I always like to put the philosophical question to the student. If you had the opportunity to gain real world experience at the company of your dreams, and they weren’t paying you, would you not do it, or would you still

do it just to get the experience? I think the student kind of has to take ownership of that decision.”

Is experience more important than good grades?

Experience and good grades go hand in hand when it comes to making an impressive job application. Employers tend to look for applicants who are well-rounded in terms of experience and academic success. Killough said employers would most likely hire a student with internship experience and a 3.5 GPA in comparison to a student with a 4.0 GPA and no experience, or a student with four internships and with a 2.1 GPA. There has to be a balance. “I think they are two different things,” Killough said, “and I think you can’t have one without the other.” Ross said employers look beyond grades, but it is important to remember employers want students to do well in class. “Having that experience is equally as valuable as having the good grades in your classes,” Ross said. “Doing the internship is a way for you to apply what you’ve learned in your class.”

Do employers tend to hire applicants with internship experience over those who do not?

Although it is not always the case, internship

experience can be a deciding variable on whether or not you get hired for a position. Typically applicants with experience have a leg up on their competition. Ross said if employers are looking to fill one position between two people with equal credentials on paper as well as good interviews, the advantage would most likely go to the person who has more experience in the field. Killough said you have to consider the employers’ perspective on whom they are looking for and what kind of experience you have to successfully fulfill that position. “I think anytime that a student has an internship,” Killough said, “they have a better understanding of the industry and what the job duties are.”

How can you earn class credit through an internship?

Many departments at Texas Tech have builtin internship courses for you to earn class credit while developing experience during your internship. The rules and regulations vary by college. Killough said earning class credit during an internship is a great opportunity to take advantage of. Departments have certain rules and criteria on what kinds of internships will count. “Talk to your adviser and inquire about internship credit,” Killough said, “so that way you can get credit and the experience.” Ross said one important factor in using an internship for class credit relates to how much the student is learning. “An internship is a learning experience,” Ross said. “You need to be learning and developing new skills.”

How does completing an internship increase your network opportunities? Internships open doors to networking connections tremendously. The people you meet on the job can provide an opportunity to be hired for a full-time position in the future.

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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 University 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.

The Stars and 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

New to Lubbock, 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 quote-alongs to previously released movies.

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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.


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

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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

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.

“There’s something for everyone!”


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The center remembers this singer and celebrates the accomplishments of other local artists.


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

The Shooting Range

Take out some of your schoolrelated stress at the gun range. Not only do you get to shoot stuff, you can learn about responsible firearm use and start working toward getting a concealed carry license.

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 treats such as fried Oreos for all to enjoy. The fair starts in September each year.

Rec Center

Get some exercise and socialize at the same time by going to work out at Texas Tech’s Rec Center. The Rec features a rock climbing wall and a leisure pool.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prarie Dog Town

Watch nature’s clowns experience the trials and tribulations of everyday pririe 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.

Making Memories on Broadway

When you are celebrating and need a location, Making Memories on Broadway can be the ideal place. Located just east of Avenue Q in downtown Lubbock, the venue can host birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, receptions, family reunions, business or social events. The new facility can seat up to 160 guests, has Wi-Fi, audio-visual available, and is equipped with a kitchen, and has an outside patio.

The building is smoke-free with ample on-site parking. The address is 1629 Broadway, 806-747-5717.

Skate Ranch

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

Rent a photobooth for your next event.

For mixers, tailgate, weddings, birthdays, grand openings and more. Call Bonnie Chavez at 806.773.1177 to reserve your booth or visit

Get in on the Fun!

See the real American West at the

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Road Tips Whether you are an expert mechanic or know absolutely nothing about how your car works, it is important to keep your car in good condition so it will perform well and be ready to go on a spur-of-the-moment road trip.

Check the Oil.

Motor oil is one of the key components in keeping your car in good condition. Some of its main functions are to lubricate the engine’s moving parts, cool the engine by moving heat away from parts, and keeping internal components clean and free of varnish and harmful deposits. Checking the oil regularly is necessary to ensure your car will run smoothly. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation of how often to change the oil.

Check Tire Pressure.

Before hitting the road, check the tire pressure to help with fuel efficiency and to prevent the tires from wearing out. The last thing you want is a flat tire. Check your spare tire before leaving to make sure it is ready, just in case you do get a flat.

Check your lights.

Brake lights, headlights, taillights, blinkers, all of them. If your lights aren’t working properly, not only could you get a ticket, you can get in an accident. You might get rear ended if your brake lights are out, and the person behind you is not paying attention. It may also be a good idea to check the dashboard lights as well to ensure they are working properly.

Change filters.

The air filter in your car should be changed about every 10,000 to 12,500 miles, or twice a year. Changing the air filter reduces emissions, increases fuel efficiency, and prolongs engine life. The air filter traps dirt particles which can cause damage to the engine. The filter also cleans the air that is breathed within the car.

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Save gas.

Watch the way you drive. Fast starts and speeding reduces the vehicle’s efficiency, requiring more frequent gas station visits. Another good way to save gas is getting a car with good gas mileage. Keep at least a quarter tank of gas in your car. It is healthier for the fuel pump, and your wallet.

Get insured.

Texas state law requires that all vehicles be insured. Car insurance is important because it can help you pay for damage you may acquire.

Update your stickers!

Starting in 2015, Texas will implement its new system for vehicle inspection and registration stickers. Instead of Texas drivers having to have two stickers, lawmakers recently nixed the inspection sticker. You still have to have your car inspected, however. According to Texas DMV director, Whitney Brewster, prior to re-registering a vehicle, the owner must submit the car for inspection no more than 90 days before renewal. For more information, visit

Buckle Up!

You can get a huge fine for not wearing your seatbelt, so buckle up. Also, be attentive on the road. Texting while driving is dangerous. Getting in a wreck due to texting can have some serious consequences and cost a pretty penny in tickets and damage. Avoid the mess by putting your phone away while driving. Student parking services offer three free car clinics to make sure your car is ready to hit the road before winter break, spring break and the summer break. Owning a car is expensive, but if you maintain your vehicle, it will be much less expensive in the long run.

The Advantages of Being the Designated Driver 1. You won’t wake up with a hangover the next day. 2. You get to a be a hero for getting your friends home safely. 3. Some bars offer free Cokes and nonalcoholic beverages to designated drivers. 4. You get to be sober, and for entertainment you watch the way your drunken friends act. 5. This might come as a shocker, but most people find you more attractive when you’re sober than hammered. 6. You will save money by not having to pay for alcoholic drinks, which can be expensive. 7. You won’t risk getting in an accident, killing anyone, or going to jail for a DUI. 8. You will remember everything that happens and will be able to tease your friends about things they said or did. 9. You are aware of your surroundings, so you can more easily prevent your friends from getting into dangerous situations or make stupid decisions. 10. You can make new friends with the other designated drivers and find a girl or guy you want to get to know better.

The 10 Commandments of Parking 1. Read the Signs! 4. Pay your tickets! 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.

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.

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.

6. Don’t get a boot!

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.

7. Motorcyclists.

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

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

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Bike Basics

Many students use bicycles as their means of transportation on campus. Just like any person operating a vehicle on campus, there are rules for bicyclists to follow. Bicycles, like cars, have designated places to park while in class -- in the bike racks, not on poles, trees, bushes or other items not intended for holding bikes. Bikes are also not allowed inside buildings. Bikes found in violation can be impounded, and students will pay at least a $40 fee. It is recommended for the owner of the bike to have a lock on it to prevent theft. All areas on campus are acceptable for bicycle use. However, cyclists still must dismount at crosswalks and yield to pedestrians. Bicyclists are also not to exceed 10 mph while riding on campus, due to safety. Bicycle registration is highly encouraged and is provided for no cost at the Transportation & Parking Services website or office. For more information regarding bicycles on campus visit

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Do you know Texas Tech? 1. What year was Tech founded? A. 1930 B. 1923 C. 1890 D. 1836 2. True or False: It is perfectly acceptable to walk on the grass in Memorial Circle, if you are running late for class. 3. The Victory Bells are now limited to ringing for 30 minutes because? A. After the United States concluded World War II in 1945, the bells rang for more than 30 minutes and resulted in one of them cracking. B. Ringing the bells for more than 30 minutes may cause them to break. C. After Tech beat TCU in 1936, the bells rang all night and caused lack of sleep to Lubbock residents. D. The person who donated the bells to the Texas Tech class of 1936 said they could not ring them for more than 30 minutes. 4. True or False: Tech is the second largest college campus in the United States, right behind the Air Force Academy. 5. Who was the first president of Texas Tech? A. Duane Nellis B. Preston Smith C. Will Rogers D. Paul W. Horn 6. What was Texas Tech’s original mascot? A. The Tom Cats B. The Cottonmouths C. The Matadors D. The Cowpokes 7. True or False: Texas Tech is the first university in the Big 12 to own and operate a food truck as part of their dining services. 8. What is the name of the Texas Tech band? A. The Raider Band B. The Masked Rider Band C. The Matador Band D. The Goin’ Band from Raiderland 9. What flat, circular objects are often thrown at home football games? A. Frisbees B. Tortillas C. Coins D. Paper plates 10. What honor did Tech baseball coach Tim Tadlock receive this summer? A. The Skip Bertman National College Coach of the Year award B. Big 12 Coach of the Year award C. The Babe Ruth award D. The College World Series Coach 28 / 2014-2015

of the Year award 11. Who is Tech’s longest serving football coach? A. Kliff Kingsbury B. Steve Sloan C. Spike Dykes D. Mike Leach 12. What NFL team did former Red Raider Jace Amaro get drafted to? A. The Denver Broncos B. The Miami Dolphins C. The Dallas Cowboys D. The New York Jets 13. How many people were in Tech’s first graduating class? A. 27 B. 14 C. 142 D. 54 14. What is the name of Texas Tech’s new chancellor? A. Robert Duncan B. Kent Hance C. Duane Nellis D. David Smith 15. Every year, Carol of Lights is one of the biggest events on Tech campus to kick off the holiday season. How many lights are used in lighting up the campus buildings? A. 1 million B. 25,000 C. None D. 600 16. What was the name of Will Roger’s horse? A. Charcoal Beauty B. Midnight Matador C. Soapsuds D. Silver 17. Which Tech icon was created after a Southwest Conference rule prevented animal mascots from appearing at away games? A. Saddle Tramps B. The Masked Rider C. High Riders D. Raider Red 18. What Tech athletic team is the only team thus far to win a national championship? A. Lady Raiders Basketball B. Red Raider Football C. Red Raider Baseball D. Lady Raider Softball 19. True or False: The majority of buildings at Tech have Gothic architecture. 20. True or False: A piece of the Blarney Stone can be found on campus. (See answers, Page 47)

Alternative Admission to Texas Tech The Tech Transfer Acceleration Program (TTAP) is an alternative admissions program for students who did not originally qualify for admission into Texas Tech. This program includes a partnership with South Plains College in which students co-enroll at Texas Tech and South Plains College for their freshman year. The program allows students to live and take classes on Tech campus until their completion of the semesterlong program. Once successfully completed, students are transferred into the university despite having been denied original admission. The TTAP Learning Community is located in Gates Hall. For more information about TTAP, visit

Internships (Continued from page 22)

While working an internship, Ross said students not only network with the people in their office, they also meet clients and other business professionals. Sometimes the people they meet will move on to work at other companies and expand their connections. Killough said it is important for students to make themselves available at the internship and attend company functions. It is the student’s responsibility to network and obtain business cards. “As an intern, be a sponge and soak it all in,” Killough said. “Meet as many people as you can, and get contacts.”

Where can you find internship opportunities?

You can find internships online, at the career center or by word of mouth. Texas Tech offers a variety of resources to search for internship opportunities. Ross said something as easy as a Google search can lead to a variety of internship possibilities. There are also many employers who reach out to Tech directly through the Career Center, TechAnnounce, fliers and career fairs. Killough said the career center provides a website for Tech students to find full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internships

with their student log-in information. You can visit www.hirere- to discover job and internship opportunities. How far in advance do you need to search for an internship? One semester to a year in advance is the smartest way to plan for an internship and start applying. Many deadlines for desired internships are months before the job begins. Killough said students ideally need to start brainstorming a year in advance. “That year sounds like a long time, Killough said, “but it actually goes by pretty quick. Give yourself enough time.” For many internships taking place the following summer, the application may be due in the December time frame. Planning ahead allows for students to prepare an impressive application, get the resume critiqued, and get a cover letter written. In the springtime, those employers will interview potential interns. Ross said deadlines vary for each company, but it is important to plan ahead so students do not miss opportunities.

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No Time To Be Reserved About Reservations

Unless You Want Mom And Dad Sleeping On Your Dorm Floor, Make Hotel Reservations


If you’re enjoying living away from home and don’t want mom and dad bunking with you, take time to research hotels in the area. Peak times to be aware of include graduation, football games, parent’s weekend, and all types of events happening on campus and in Lubbock. The summer is busy with orientation, student visits to Lubbock, travelers, etc. Every football game weekend is busy. The big ones such as Texas, West Virginia, and Oklahoma sell out first and at the highest rates. Depending on what’s happening in Lubbock, a two-day minimum stay may be required. Just be sure to check out the details. Students can help make reservations for the parents. The student probably knows more about Lubbock and where hotels are located. Graduation weekends are important times to book early – really early! If the online reservation system indicates that all rooms are sold out, call the property directly. It is more expensive for a hotel to book rooms online than if you call the property directly. Although parent’s weekend and big football games are a set visit for some families, there are many more weekends throughout the year. Check out the Lubbock Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at Any weekend is a good time to visit Lubbock.

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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.

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.




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.

Post the “Do Not Disturb” sign outside your door before going to sleep so you will not have any early morning housekeeping visits.

Research the local attractions. Take advantage of every opportunity to learn and explore different places.


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.



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

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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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 May 2015 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 2014-2017: The short version • Fall 2014

First Class Day: July 7

First Class Day: Jan. 19

Faculty on Duty: Aug. 20

Last Class Day: Aug. 5

Spring Break: March 11-18*

First Class Day: Aug. 25

Final Exams: Aug. 6-7

No Classes: April 17*

Holidays: Sept. 1, Nov. 26-28

Commencement: Aug. 8

Last Class Day: May 9

Last Class Day: Dec. 3

• Fall 2015

Final Exams: May 11-16

Final Exams: Dec. 5-10

Faculty on Duty: Aug. 19

Commencement: May 19-20

Commencement: Dec. 12-13

First Class Day: Aug. 24

• Spring 2015

Holidays: Sept. 7, Nov. 25-27

Faculty on Duty: Jan. 12

Last Class Day: Dec. 2

First Class Day: Jan. 14

Final Exams: Dec. 4-9

Holiday: Jan. 19

Commencement: Dec. 11-12

Spring Break: March 14-22*

• Spring 2016

No Classes: April 6*

Faculty on Duty: Jan. 19

Last Class Day: May 5

First Class Day: Jan. 21

Final Exams: May 7-12

Spring Break: March 19-27*

Commencement: May 15-16

No Classes: March 28*

• First Summer 2015

Last Class Day: May 10

Faculty on Duty: June 1

Final Exams: May 12-17

First Class Day: June 2

Commencement: May 20-21

Last Class Day: July 1

• First Summer 2016

Final Exams: July 2-3

Faculty on Duty: June 6

• Second Summer 2015

First Class Day: June 7

Faculty on Duty: July 6

Holiday: July 4

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Last Class Day: July 7 Final Exams: July 8-9

• Second Summer 2016 Faculty on Duty: July 11 First Class Day: July 12 Last Class Day: Aug. 10 Final Exams: Aug. 11-12 Commencement: Aug. 13

• Fall 2016 Faculty on Duty: Aug. 24 First Class Day: Aug. 29 Holidays: Sept. 5, Nov. 23-25 Last Class Day: Dec. 7 Final Exams: Dec. 9-14 Commencement: Dec. 16-17

• Spring 2017 Faculty on Duty: Jan. 17

• First Summer 2017 Faculty on Duty: June 5 First Class Day: June 6 Holiday: July 4 Last Class Day: July 6 Final Exams: July 7-8

• Second Summer 2017 Faculty on Duty: July 10 First Class Day: July 11 Last Class Day: Aug. 9 Final Exams: Aug. 10-11 Commencement: Aug. 12 * Student holiday only Texas Tech University reserves the right to make calendar changes in the best interest of the faculty, students, and academic program.

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.

Purchase your cap and gown!

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.


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.

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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.

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

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Hayden Hatch President

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.

Mohamed Abdalla

Robert Baldwin

Sarah Berry

Baylee Bettencourt


Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Human Sciences

BaLeigh Waldrop

Stetson Whetstone

Pradeep Attaluri

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.

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.

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.

Internal Vice President

External Vice President

Graduate Vice President

Peter Brady

Valerie Briley

Sarah Brinson

Allie Carlson

Heather Caussade

Gustavo Chavira


Human Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Media & Communication

Graduate School

Senators-At-Large / 2014-2015


Chelsea Clark

Joseph Corcoran

Nick Hayes

Kevin Houser

Arts & Sciences

Graduate School

Michael Kmetz

Graduate School

Ashley Ehrlich

Sarah Fulton

John Michael Getz



David Huang

Lauren Hutchens

Cindy Iwuagwu

Annabelle Johnson

John Lasseter

Matthew Lessner

Larken Lundgren

James McCormick Arts & Sciences

Maggie McCormick Business Administration

Layne Mims

Chris Mitchell

Courtney Mitchell

Haley Neal

Teniola Omopariola

Ashini Patel

Laura Quitanilla

Loren Rayburn

Ryan McKee Arts & Sciences

Media & Communication



Arts & Sciences

Human Sciences

Stewart Park


Law School


Interdiciplinary Studies

Tanner Culp

Arts & Sciences / 2014-2015

Graduate School




Human Sciences



Arts & Sciences

Business Administration

Eric Scharf

Media & Communication


Arts & Sciences

Ben Sharp

Arts & Sciences

50th Session of the Texas Tech University Student Senate Cabinet Members Lauren Shulman Senators-At-Large

Christian Solano

Dustin Tharp

Interdiciplinary Studies Visual & Performing Arts

Senate President: BaLeigh Waldrop President Pro-Tempore: Peter Brady Journal Clerk: Amber Yanez Parliamentarian: Holton Westbrook Sergeant-at-Arms: Evan Johnson Historian: Jordan Shelton Chief of Staff : Blake Hoffman Deputy Chief of Staff : Emily McDonald Attorney General : Ryley Bennett

Jameson Tomlin Senators-At-Large

Chase Vineyard Agriculture

Jordan Vogel Agriculture

Director of First Year Engagement : Adrian Romo Director of Public Relations : Grace Diana Director of Outreach : Caleb Fisher Director of Community Engagement : Katie Lingafelter Director of Political Affairs : Barclay White Director of Diversity : Carol Baby Graduate Cabinet: Director of Graduate Political Affairs : Caitlin English

Daniel Walsh

Business Administration

Holton Westbrook Senators-At-Large

Garrett Wilson

Director of Graduate International Affairs : Adriana Lopez

Law School

Senators not pictured: Lucas Caussade

Victoria Hardin

Saba Nafees

Graduate School

Business Administration

Graduate School

Andrea Chavira

Evan Johnson

Jordan Shelton


Business Admnistration

Arts & Sciences

Hannah Cleveland

Victor Lopez

Sophie Tabe Arts & Sciences


Interdiciplinary Studies

Caleb Crow

Charlie Mitchell

Witt Westbrook

Graduate School


Business Administration

Texas Tech has more than 400 student organizations to fit your interests and make friends. Organizations include social groups, academic and professional, religious and faith-based, international, multicultural, recreational, special interest, service, spirit, honors, and more. To find an organization, visit or call 742-3636. Each year awards are given to organizations for outstanding contributions and performance.

Organizations can get funding to help with expenses. The group must be registered with Student Activities. For information about registration, contact Student Activities at 742-3636. Contact the Student Government Association with any questions that may arise in regard to an organization’s allocation or the funding allocation process. The SGA is in the Student Union building, Room 302, Box 42032, Lubbock, Texas 79409-2032, 806742-3631. / 2014-2015


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How to be a Wise Renter Renting apartments or houses can be a difficult process, especially for someone new to the renting game.

Step 1:

Shop for places you would like to live. Pick up some SGA housing guides at the SUB, SGA office, or the Visitors Center, and flip through them. Housing guides will have 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.

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 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 apart-

ment 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. / 2014-2015


• Let your housemates know where you are going and when you will be back. • Lock your doors and windows. • Ask before you borrow things. • If you damage your roommate’s property, replace it and apologize. • Make time to see the people you call roommates. • Let your roommates know if you plan to have people over and be considerate of how long they visit. • Make sure that he or she gets their messages and mail. • Keep a calendar of when bills are due, and a place where it’s checked off as each portion is paid and when it was paid.

• Clean up after yourself (and your guests). • Devise a system for sharedspace cleaning, and maintenance. • Be considerate if your roommate is studying, not feeling well, or resting. • Do something nice once in a while. • Treat your housemate as you would want to be treated. • Discuss differences. Are you a morning person or a night owl? • Do not engage in conversations with your roommate’s parents about their behavior. • Do not let your friends use your roommate’s possessions. • Pets…. Treat pets as an extended guest. They are your responsibility, so choose wisely.

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If you and your housemates have difficulties: • Don’t discuss problems with friends. This helps reduce rumors and side conversations. • Confront the problem directly with the person • Consider your timing. Is this a difficult time or a good time? • Think about what you’re going to say before you say it, and have solutions in mind before you complain. Example: “Please don’t park behind people who have early classes.” • Be reasonable. If your roommate forgets to do a chore, don’t get upset, chances are it won’t happen again. Set out a jar for offenses -- miss a chore, pay a fine. • Don’t accuse. Find solutions rather than creating problems.


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Living On-Campus Whether you choose to live in the dorms your entire college experience or take a stab at living independently, there are advantages to both living on and off campus. It is recommended that students experience dorm life, and at least one year of dorm life is required at Texas Tech. Living on campus, you are close to all the action and are within walking distance of all academic buildings. Dining options are located in each residence hall so you do not have to go out of your way to get some dinner. Also you do not have to worry about paying bills. As a freshman, an advantage of living in the dorms is you can easily find a study buddy or a study group among your roommates or others on your floor, even if you are not a member of a learning community. You can learn study strategies from them as well as learn how to manage your time. And you may make some lifelong friends from the group.

Living Off-Campus Advantages of living off campus are numerous as well. Not only do you have more privacy from roommates, but you have more options about where to live and whom you live with. Living off campus is less expensive in comparison to dorms. Depending on the landlord’s policy, you may be able to have pets, other than a goldfish. When you are of age, you can also have alcohol in your fridge without fear of punishment from CA’s. Also, depending upon the landlord’s policy, you may have firearms in your home. As an upperclassman, living off campus teaches you about becoming an adult and the responsibilities that come along with living on your own such learning to cook and clean for yourself. You can also begin establishing credit through paying rent and bills. Other benefits include less risk of getting sick when flu season rolls around and fewer distractions. Living on and off campus have their benefits, and each individual can determine what would be best. Wherever you decide to live, your college experience will still be a great experience and help prepare you for the real world.


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Dining Guide Bless Your Heart Cafe

Light-hearted food that tastes wonderful -burgers, pizzas, stuffed spuds, salads, soups, sandwiches, fruit, and soft-serve yogurt. Located at 3701 19th, open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.; closed Sundays. Call-in orders welcomed 791-2211.


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.

One Guy From Italy

For more than 30 years, One Guy From Italy has been serving delicious Italian food, pizza and calzones. We are family owned and operated. We take pride in using the finest ingredients for all of our dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for an authentic Italian dinner or a slice of pizza, or a delicious calzone, let One Guy From Italy fulfill your need for great Italian food. “Grazi” to the many loyal and supporting customers. Bon Appetito! Come see us at One Guy From Italy Family Restaurant. We’re across the street from the Wells-Fargo Bank at 4320 50th (approximately 50th St. & Quaker) - 791-1210. We’ll be serving up delicious fresh homemade Italian dishes! Our 50th Street store serves beer and wine. Free delivery from both locations. 1101 University, 747-1226; 4320 50th St., 791-1210

One Guy From Italy 1101 University 747-1226 or 747-1227 Open: 11 am Free delivery to Tech Area after 5 pm daily

One Guy From Italy Family Restaurant 4320 50th Street 791-1210 We Serve Beer & Wine We cater ALL occasions.


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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.


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 come to love. Taco Villa cooks it slow, serves it fast, and that makes all the difference. No microwaves, no frozen, pre-cooked meals, no dry flaked beans, and no boil-in-a-bag meat. Taco Villa is a fast casual, Mexican food restaurant with a wide array of delicious tacos, burritos, taco salads, nachos, QuesaVillas, and more! All our authentic Mexican food is made fresh daily. Even our guacamole and pico de gallo is fresh from the start! Visit any Taco Villa location to enjoy the freshest food, the fastest service, and the nicest people. 2243 19th St., 1911 50th St., 5139 80th St., 7110 Quaker Ave., 4516 50th St., 5402 4th St., 7727 Milwaukee Ave., 8212 Indiana Ave.

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 MiniMarket. The Market at Stangel/Murdough has an al-a-carte food court. Horn/Knapp and Hulen/Clement have traditional allyou-care-to-eat dining halls. Sam’s Place is

● You won’t see a prettier sunset anywhere. ● You give up on having perfect hair. The wind will just mess it up. ● The sky is sometimes brown in the spring. ● You experience all four seasons in the course of one day. ● Everyone is wearing red and black, WRECK ‘EM TECH! ● Cotton really is the fabric of your life. ● The land is so flat, the hill country is considered a mountain range. ● You almost get blown away walking across campus. ● You take pride in Buddy Holly as a rock n’ roll icon. ● Everyone wants to go to the drive-in over the weekend. ● The term “Guns Up!” has nothing to do with guns. ● The only people who drive worse than Lubbockites bear a New Mexico or Oklahoma license plate. ● Thunderstorms are a form of entertainment and a source of much rejoicing. ● Haboobs are a normal occurrence. ● The phrase “smells like money” refers to the cow manure fragrance from the east. ● You can honestly say you have had dirt for breakfast (because West Texas wind combined with dirt everywhere serves up a crunchy treat).

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-care-to-eat food emporium offering flame-grilled choices, Mexican-themed selections, Asian-inspired 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

● Country music is king. ● You experience two-stepping. ● There is a lack of trees and greenery in general. ● When it rains, campus and the streets get completely flooded. ● Classes are canceled when it “snows” and ices over. ● There are so many restaurants you can’t decide where to eat. ● The second you finish dusting and sweeping the dirt out of your house, there is a fresh layer of dust to replace it. ● Everyone and his grandmother are at the football game on Saturday. ● Everyone goes hunting on dead day. ● There is a church on almost every corner; this is the Bible belt after all! / 2014-2015


The Terry Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research Building was completed in the spring semester and serves as a stepping stone in Texas Tech reaching Tier One status. The building features smart classrooms, research and teaching laboratories, and collaborative student study areas, and was built to accommodate a growing petroleum engineering department.

Another new art installment on campus is the “Astrolabe.” This piece is located in the courtyard of the Experimental Sciences building. The piece, created by Owen Morrel of Peconic, New York, is meant to be viewed from all angles to discover its meaning and appreciate it formally and visually.

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Digital directory kiosks are now available in the SUB. These directories can help you find buildings on campus, rooms in the SUB, and provides information on the bus routes. It also informs students about events, activities, and meetings occurring in the SUB and on campus.

Located outside the Terry Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research Building is a new public art piece entitled “Fountain.” The sculpture means to inspire images of water, geological formations, and petroleum flowing in the viewer’s mind. The sculpture was created by Juanjo Novella of Portugalete, Spain.

Another new public art piece entitled “Texas Rising” is located outside the newest residence hall, West Village. The sculpture is comprised of a 10-point star and is lit up by multi-colored LED lights at night. Joe O’Connell created this masterpiece.

Another new research center has opened on campus. The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research opened in the fall of 2013. The center, a branch of the College of Education, offers other services beyond autism research. For instance, the facility is home to the Behavior Clinic and Transition Academy, where autistic students who have graduated from high school can go to develop life and job skills.

How Well Do You Know Texas Tech Answer Key

(Answers to Quiz From Page 28)

1. B, Texas Tech’s original name was Texas Technological College. 2. False. It is never acceptable! Memorial Circle is in honor of our nation’s armed services. 3. C, After Lubbock residents indicated that ringing the victory bells kept them up all night, the ringing of the Victory Bells was limited to 30 minutes. 4. True, Situated on 1,839 acres, Texas Tech falls behind the Air Force Academy with popular reasoning due to the fact that the Air Force campus contains runways. 5. D, Horn served from 1923-1932. 6. C, The mascot changed to the Red Raiders in 1936. 7. True, StrEat opened this past summer. 8. D, Their name is based off the fact they were the first collegiate band to travel to an away game.

9. B, Students throw tortillas at kick-off. The practice started in 1989. 10. A, Coach Tadlock led Texas Tech Baseball to its first appearance in the College World Series this summer. 11. C, Dykes served from 1986-1999, or 13 years. 12. D, Amaro was selected by the New York Jets in the 2nd round, 49th overall pick. 13. A, Texas Tech was a bit smaller in 1927 than it is today. Tech now has more than 30,000 students. 14. A, After the retirement of Kent Hance, former Texas senator Robert Duncan assumed the position of chancellor in July 2014. 15. B, The Carol of Lights is attended by more than 20,000 Tech students and local residents. 16. C, One of the most well-known landmarks on campus is the statue of Will Rogers

and his horse, Soapsuds. Before every home football game the Saddle Tramps wrap Rogers with red crepe paper. 17. D, Wearing his 20-gallon hat, Raider Red fires his two powder-filled 12-gauge shotguns after every Red Raider touchdown and field goal. 18. A, Texas Tech’s Lady Raider Basketball team won the 1993 national championship against Ohio State. 19. False, Spanish style architecture became the blueprint for almost every building on campus to represent the southwestern history of the region. 20. True, This piece is located beyond the passageway of the Electrical Engineering Building. Supposedly, engineering students who kiss the stone upon graduating will receive the gift of eloquent speech. / 2014-2015


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The Value of Your Education

A college education is an important investment that prepares you for long-term success. Although college is a pricey ordeal, seeking scholarships and working for financial support helps pay for college. Having a college degree is a beneficial asset that can be used for the rest of your life. Helen Carter, associate director for scholarships and financial aid, said college is extensive training in not only your educational major, but also in people skills, management skills, time management skills, and negotiating. “A college education, or any education, is just something you will always have,” Carter said. “You get the opportunity to have that and keep it. Once you earn a degree, it’s not something that you lose like a job or anything else. It prepares you for any job that you would pursue.” Ben Mercado, a peer financial

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coach at Red to Black, said college allows you to have a position of leadership and gain specialized knowledge to make an impact in your workplace and your future family. “It’s important to invest in a college education because you’re not only investing in yourself,” Mercado said, “but you’re also investing into whatever community you’re going to be a part of.” Mercado said a college education also increases your human capital. Human capital is gaining education and skill to ultimately make you more valuable in the workforce. “It’s how much value can you give to your employer,” Mercado said, “and even more importantly, how much value you can bring to your client.” According to the United States Census Bureau, college graduates earn more in their lifetime. Some-

one who has obtained a college degree can earn up to one million dollars more in a lifetime than someone with a high school diploma. Mercado said if he were an employer, he would prefer someone with a college degree because that shows him they have a sense of completion and also a broad skill set. Carter said having a college education can help with progressing in your career. “The entry-level person who has the entry-level education will always be at the entry level,” Carter said. “The person with the college education has the opportunity to advance beyond that because of the educational experience.” Carter said it is important for students to understand that college is not free, nor a right. It is a responsibility, if you want to pursue it. Not everybody gets to go to college. It takes employment work, mental work, dedication, and commitment. Carter said scholarships, financial aid, and loans are available for students to help pay for their educational investment. She said people consider borrowing money for a car, but sometimes do not consider borrowing money for an education. “There’s nothing wrong with

getting a loan,” Carter said. “People get loans for a car, and your car is depreciating in value as you own it. Your education is appreciating as you own it. Always remember that your education is going to generally cost less than a car.” Carter said there are many ways to pursue a scholarship application. Texas Tech offers scholarships every year. The returning student application for Tech is available each year in October, and the deadline to submit it is Feb. 1. You can also pursue scholarships through private foundations, organizations or the place where you work. Employers frequently offer educational assistance to their employees. It is rare that someone gets one scholarship that pays for everything, so be persistent about pursuing multiple places to look for educational support. Mercado said the government provides Pell Grants for those who qualify, which is a federal grant that requires no pay back. Students can also accept subsidized loans with interest paid by the government. Mercado said while you are in college it is essential to get involved and take in what your professors have to offer, but it is also important to have fun with your peers.

1. Submit application ASAP Go to to start the application. This is the official FAFSA website, so be sure not to follow scam pages that appear to be FAFSA but are not. The application opens Jan. 1 of the year you plan to start fall classes. Financial aid is given on a first-come firstserved basis, so make sure you file as soon as possible. You can use your family’s financial information from the previous year’s tax return, then go back and correct the information after recent taxes are filed. Texas Tech’s priority date is March 15.

2. Keep track of your PIN number & personal info

After filling out your personal informa-

No matter where you come from or plan to go after graduating, Lubbock is a place where you will receive an unforgettable education, create life-long friendships, and make new memories. Below is a brief listing of a few Red Raiders who came home to Lubbock and Texas Tech. It’s interesting the places you’ll go ... and come back to! Welcome home, Red Raiders. Kliff Kingsbury, football coach; Graduated 2001 Candi Whitaker, women’s basketball coach; Graduated 2002 Tim Tadlock, head baseball coach; Graduated 1992 Jo Stone, editor; Graduated 1946 Robert Duncan, chancellor and former Texas State Senator; Graduated 1976 Jeff Klotzman, news director/anchor; Graduated 1976 Matt Ernst, chief meterologist/assistant news director; Graduated 2007

Brent Ross, associate vice president, Alumni Association; Graduated 1997 Aleesa Ross, career center director; Graduated 1998 Karin McCay, news anchor; Graduated 1977 Abner Euresti, news anchor/managing editor; Graduated 1974 John Huffaker, vice chancellor & general counsel; Graduated 1970 Jay Killough, career center director; Graduated 2000 Debra Sanderson, academic adviser; Graduated 2010 Zachary Brady, Lubbock attorney; Graduated 1995 Mary Ann Edwards, publisher, educator; Graduated 1975 Dr. Kenneth H. Benson, medical doctor; Graduated in the first medical school class at Texas Tech Gary McDonald, graphic designer; Graduated 1972 Kent Hance, chancellor emeritus, senator; Graduated 1965 Don Richards, attorney; Graduated 1972

tion, you will receive a PIN number. Be sure to copy this number down and keep it in a safe place to use in the future. You may also need to keep up with your parent’s PIN number as well. You will select the correct academic school year and fill out all the necessary information.

3. Use IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer new tax info

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool can be used to access IRS tax information and correctly transfer the new tax information directly onto your FAFSA from the IRS website. This tool is available in February. After initially logging into your FAFSA profile, a link near the bottom reads “Make FAFSA Corrections.” This link will let you access the IRS information from your recently filed taxes. After completing the process you will select “Transfer Now.”

4. Provide accurate info

The FAFSA application consists of a lengthy set of questions in sections regarding your demographics, school selection, dependency status, parent demographics,

and financial information. Fill out each section thoroughly and accurately to avoid documentation problems. You can save your information and return to your application if you do not complete the application in one sitting.

5. Receiving Your Student Aid Report

A few weeks after submitting your FAFSA, you will receive a SAR (Student Aid Report) by email. This document includes all of the information you provided on your FAFSA and what your Expected Family Contribution is. If something appears to be incorrect, be sure to send the correct information back to the processor immediately. This information gets sent to the Texas Tech Financial Aid office. For a visual representation of going through FAFSA step by step, visit: www. If you have questions regarding financial aid, contact a representative from the Texas Tech Financial Aid Office. Student Financial Aid & Scholarships Phone: 806-742-3681 Email:

1988-1989 Texas Tech Cheerleaders

College is downright expensive, and as a student, you need to find the best ways to help pay for your college education. Financial aid is available to help with paying for college, and you do this by filling out FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid). This application determines eligibility for Pell Grants or student loans.

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St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Student Center

Chi Rho

Bringing the Good News to Texas Tech! WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUNDAY MORNING


Keep The Faith Catholic Student Ministries Welcome to Lubbock and to Catholic Student Ministry (CSM). We are located at St. Elizabeth University Parish, just a block and a half east of campus on Broadway. We hope you will join us for a wide variety of activities. We are home to a vibrant and active community passionately seeking 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. The main goal of the Catholic Student Ministry is “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 Catholic Student Center provides a variety of activities and amenities including a kitchen, lounge, 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 PM Sundays geared especially for the student population. We also celebrate Mass on campus each Wednesday of the academic year. Check the calendar on the website for

location. All ministries during these Masses are done by students; so it is a great way to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist on a deeper level. To get the most out of your experience here, plan to attend as many events as possible. It is your choice to determine how much you will wish to get involved in the CSM. Christ is calling you to Him and it is through participation in the events sponsored by Catholic Student Ministry, you will grow in your relationship with Him. We sponsor events such as Small Faith Groups, the Catholic Student Association, the Rock (our night of praise & worship), Bible studies, service projects, social events, daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, Mass on campus, 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. Students are also involved with several national programs including the Campus Ministry Leadership Institute and Empowering Students to Enliven the Ecclesial Mission (ESTEEM). For the latest information about what is happening, check us out at Come and be a part of something special with CSM.

Christ in Action Student Ministries (CA)

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV) 11

“For I know the plans I have for you,”

declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12

Then you will call on me and come and pray

to me, and I will listen to you.


You will seek

me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” 52 / 2014-2015

“CA” is a community of students loving God, and learning what it means to follow Jesus. Whether we are on a weekend retreat, in service or in worship, around a table or in class…this is what we are about. We are not nearly perfect, but we are being re-made, we are loved by God, and we are revived by Him. You are always welcome in our community. Here are a few things that we do weekly and that have been helpful to us in our journey with God: Manna @ 9:15am Sundays: before worship we get together to eat breakfast and discuss God’s word, not as information, but as “bread”. (1924 Broadway - Broadway Church of Christ)

Dinner @ 6:30pm Wednesdays: homecooked food! (2406 Broadway - Christ in Action building) Worship @ 7:09pm Wednesdays: in a very simple way, we pause in the middle of the week to worship, and to take the ways of Jesus to heart. (2406 Broadway - Christ in Action building) G.R.O.V.E. groups: seeking Christ in community, and making space for others to do so with us. Drop by anytime, we would love to help you connect...and revive. 2406 Broadway (just east of Cricket’s) 806.765.8831

Cru: The University Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ

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 on campus every Thursday night at 8:30pm in the Hance Chapel on campus, 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 and online for CruAtTTU. A Few Things To Look Forward To: Aug 19 – The Big Something 5pm Free Pizza / Welcome Week Aug 25 – Game Day Shirt Giveaway 1st Day of Class Aug 28 – 1st Weekly Meeting Aug 29 – Ultimate Frisbee Fridays Start – Guys Only - 3pm @ Rec Fields Sept 26 – 28 Fall Retreat Jan 01 – 05 Winter Conference Summer Mission Opportunities visit

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 on September 10th)! And you may consider wearing protective head gear . . . it could get a little dicey. For more info, contact us at 806-763-8106 and/or find us at / 2014-2015


While you may have been the most stylish person in high school, some fashion trends change when you come to college. No matter the weather, dress appropriately not only for the season but also for class. College is where you begin to learn about being a professional, and you need to dress that way. These fashion tips will help you look great all year long.

For Ladies

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” –Coco Chanel

1. Leggings are a wardrobe necessity among college

girls everywhere. However, wearing them appropriately is an issue. According to fashion blogger Adam Glassman, leggings are best worn with shirts that are longer, such as tunics, as well as skirts and dresses. Not wearing a long enough top is a problem. You are not Olivia Newton John in Grease, so make sure your top is long enough.


Oversized T-Shirts. OK, they are comfortable, but they do not look good on everyone. Also, oversized clothing does not hide anything; it just makes you look frumpy. Wearing clothes that properly fit accentuate your body shape and make you look good.


Pajama pants. Pajamas are for sleeping, not wearing in public. Not to mention, it makes you look sloppy and like you just woke up.

4. Uggs…are ugly. They may be warm and fuzzy, but no.

Don’t wear them!


Wrong color undergarments. No one wants to know what your underwear looks like, not even if they are cute.

6. Exposed bra straps. See #5! 7. Not wearing a slip. Slips are helpful in hiding colorful

underwear as well as disguising tacky panty lines. If your dress does not have a lining, or a very thin one, slips give you extra coverage.


Don’t wear shirts with distasteful statements like “I would care if you weren’t stupid.” Wearing shirts like these do not make you look sophisticated and clever; they make you look dumb and immature.

9. Super short shorts. You are not Daisy Duke. Even if you

have the body for it, don’t wear shorts where your cheeks hang out. That is not attractive, nor professional.

10. Never wear a T-Shirt from a rival school. Not

For Gentlemen

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain


Socks with sandals. This is not the ‘80s, don’t wear them together. EVER. This also applies to wearing white socks with black shoes and slacks. NO.


Comb your hair! Bed head only looks good if you intentionally style it that way, otherwise you just look like a slob. it.

3. Skinny jeans. No male looks good in them, so just don’t do 4.

Saggy pants. While you don’t want your pants to be skin tight, you don’t want them to be around your ankles either. Wear clothes that fit to give you a professional and mature appearance.


Undershirts. Showing off your muscles at the gym is not a problem. However, a tight T-Shirt makes them look much better than an undershirt. Undershirts go under your clothes, they do not serve as clothing.


Uncoordinated clothing colors / patterns. Avoid wearing too many clothing items of contrasting patterns. People will get dizzy looking at you.


Mixing black and brown. Contrary to popular belief, neither black and brown nor black and navy go together. One tip, always match your belt with your shoes. A brown belt and black shoes is a major no-no.


Fannypack. They are super handy for carrying your wallet and come in fun colors, but no.


Crocs. They are the boy version of Uggs. Don’t wear them unless you are in the privacy of your own home.

10. Never wear a T-Shirt from a rival school. Not

even if your brother goes there.

even if your sister goes there.

In years past, men in the working world expressed themselves through neckties, but not anymore. Socks are taking over. President George H.W. Bush is famous not only for serving as the 41st president of the United States, but also his attention-grabbing socks that make the news. They have ranged from being bright colors to sporting the American flag to having people’s faces on them. He is not the only one who is interested in this unique footwear, however. Recently, men’s fashion has started to embrace statement socks. Designers such as Paul Smith and celebrities such as 54 / 2014-2015

Robert Kardashian have released lines of bright and funky fashion socks. This fashion trend allows for men to show their individuality and style while dressing. However, stylists caution against going overboard with sock prints. Sticking with simple patterns such as stripes and polka dots is more professional than Invader Zim or Tom and Jerry. Save those for the weekend or the company holiday party. Also, avoid prints referring to drugs or alcohol in a professional setting. Whether you want funky stripes or bright colors, socks are the new way for men to express themselves and are likely to be around for quite a while.

2014- 2015 Volume 39 The Texas Tech SGA Students Guide

The 39th edition of The WORD was produced through the efforts of many people. This summer three Texas Tech students interned for The WORD. All three are students in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech.

Jenabeth Gunter

Jenabeth Gunter is a senior electronic media and communication major from Olton, Texas. She is minoring in film and media studies and will graduate in May 2015. Jenabeth plans to complete her master’s degree in media and communication, and hopes to work with promotions and marketing for a major film studio someday.

Sydnee Gatewood Sydnee Gatewood is a graduate student in the College of Media and Communication from Alpine, Texas. She hopes to start a career in journalism when she graduates in December 2014.

Drew Andrade Drew Andrade is a senior advertising major from Fort Worth, Texas, and is graduating in December 2014. After graduating, he plans to find a job in sales or in a salesrelated field 1310 Ave. Q, Lubbock, Texas 79401 806-744-2220

In this age of technology, it is easy to take resources such as running water and electricity for granted. However, resources need to be used wisely and not wasted. Citizens need to be conscious of the use of resources. Texas, and other states, are suffering from the effects of a long drought. Water restrictions have been put in place, but individuals need to be aware of the amount of water they use. Conserving the amount of resources can also benefit individuals in a variety of ways. Here are some tips for saving energy and other resources. Unplug. One way to conserve electricity is to turn lights off when you are not home. Disconnect all electronics when you leave town for the weekend. Change the bulbs. Use more energy-efficient light bulbs that will last longer. Water usage. To save water, do not run the faucet at full strength. The water coming out will be just as effective running softly. Do not leave the water running when you are not using it. Recycle. Though this is difficult to do in Lubbock, try to recycle. You can even recycle by reusing packaging such as cardboard, glass jars and plastic for other purposes. Pinterest is a good resource for collecting crafty ideas. Walk more, drive less. Walking (or biking) to class will save more than just gas in your car. It also saves money and is a healthy practice. Walk to businesses near campus to do shopping and grab a bite to eat. Carpool. When you are going out with friends, save gas by taking one vehicle. Control the temperature. The higher or lower you put the temperature (depending on the season), the higher your electricity bills will be. Chores. Run the dishwasher when it is full, and the use of water is more efficient. Similarly, when doing laundry, set appropriate water levels for the amount of clothing being washed. For more tips on conserving water, visit For more tips on saving energy, visit texas-energy-savings.html For information regarding Lubbock water restrictions, visit / 2014-2015




Advising – the key to success One of the most important things to do while in college is to develop a good relationship with your academic adviser. They help you plan what courses to take for the next semester; they listen to your venting about classes; they encourage and are ready to assist you with your academic career. Basically, your academic adviser is there for you. Most students do not take advantage of the services academic advisers provide simply because they do not know how to take advantage of them. Here are some tips on how to have a good relationship with your adviser.

1. Advising is a relationship.

On average, academic advisers see some students only once or twice a

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year, when it is time to start thinking about classes for the next semester. However, by visiting with your adviser on a regular basis, even through email, they are more able to understand your needs and goals in college. Like any relationship, communication is essential.

2. Make an appointment.

Advisers are available every day. By taking the initiative to meet with your academic adviser, they will see that you are serious about succeeding academically in college. However, be sure to contact them to set up an appointment. Don’t just drop in on them.

3. Come to appointments with specific questions.

Having specific questions in mind is important so you understand the curriculum of your program and know what to expect as you progress through school.

4. Do your part.

While academic advisers are there to help, you still have to do your part. Do not rely on your adviser to do everything for you because your adviser has other students to help as well.

5. Discuss issues.

If you feel your adviser is not being effective in helping you, such as not returning emails in a timely fashion, you should try visiting the office to discuss the problem. If their communication with you still does not improve after your visit, you should inquire if you could meet with a different academic adviser. Do not be discouraged by a bad experience with an academic adviser. There are others available.

Campus Safety Better Safe than Sorry

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. • Be aware of where Blue Light Phones are located on campus. These phones are found all over campus and immediately call Tech police when the receiver is picked up. • If you are studying alone late at night, Safe Ride is available to come (See Be Safe on Campus, Page 58)

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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 incorrectly. 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 resume-building workshops where students can get feedback on their resumes from professionals. For more information, visit

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(Continued from Page 56) 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. • Safety off-campus is also important. The S-Bus provides students 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 un-

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With this ring Before becoming Mr. & Mrs. Whether you are coming into college with a boyfriend or girlfriend, or are actively pursuing your Mrs. degree, there are some things you need to know about getting married. Planning a wedding and keeping on top of school work can be challenging. It gets even harder when you begin to consider the cost of all you want for your wedding. There is the venue, the flowers, the catering, and the cost of the dress, and other items. The list goes on and on. Whether you and your fiancé are paying for the wedding yourselves, or your parents are pitching in on the cost, it is important to allot a budget to each area of the expenses. That way you do not go crazy spending money you don’t have.

The Venue

Make sure to do your research before settling on a venue. Review their policies and prices and all the services they offer. How many guests will be attending. Another consideration is location. If you are having the ceremony in a church, have your reception venue nearby.


Flowers can cost a pretty penny. Before you decide on any wedding colors, make sure flowers you are interested in using are in season. Consult a florist for any possible substitutions and recommendations. Also, spend the most on the bouquets and centerpieces. All other flower arrangements are not as important. Other flowers necessary are the bridesmaid bouquets and the flower girl’s basket full of petals. You are also responsible for buying the ring bearer’s pillow. Some brides have saved money on flowers by buying silk flowers and arranging them themselves. Not only is it cheaper, but the op-

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tions are limitless, cuts down on allergies, and you are more able to preserve your bouquet! Think about any other décor you want to include in either your ceremony or reception because those will be additional costs. Even if you make most decorations yourself, you still will spend on supplies. Stationary for a wedding include announcements, invitations, programs, and place cards. Invitations are something that most couple cannot do without due to the necessity of having people RSVP. However, some couples opt out of having programs or place cards at the reception. Depending on what you decide to do and whom you purchase these items from and what paper, font, etc. you use, there will be a difference in the cost. Again, do your research before making any decisions.

new car) once you and your hubby are settling into married life. Also, the bride’s family pays for the dress, so keep your parent’s wallets in mind as well. When going dress shopping, stick to your dress budget. Blowing your budget by even a few hundred dollars will force you to cut other things from your wedding plans. While your wedding day is a very important occasion in life, chances are you are only going to wear the dress once, so don’t break the bank. A growing trend among brides is renting gowns. While it is fun to have your own gown to keep and cherish, it is sometimes easier on your wallet to rent a dress. There are many options available online, on sites such as Other local boutiques may have this option available as well. Some downsides to renting, however, are that you may not be able to have the dress altered, and it has been worn at least once before.




Photos serve as the perfect way to document your wedding day. Many wedding photographer’s have online portfolios that are good references for their work. If you have a friend or family member who is a photographer, you may ask them to take your photos (they may give you a deal); however, do not rely on a family member simply taking photos of the bridal party with their point and shoot camera. You will regret it if you do not pay for good quality, intimate images from your special day.


While you are seeking your dream gown, remember you are only going to wear this dress for one day. While it is important to shine on your wedding day, remember you are going to need money for other things (like a house or a

Couples should discuss the look they want to have on their wedding day. The groom can either get a custom suit or rent his tux or to make it casual by wearing jeans or slacks, a button up shirt and a vest and tie. If he was or is in the military, wearing his formal dress is an option as well.

Bridal Party

As the bride, you can decide how involved you are in the selection of bridesmaids dresses. If you want them all to match and pick out what you like, remember to keep their wallets in mind. Also, be kind. Choose something that will flatter all of them and that they will enjoy wearing. Another trend is the bride picks a color and tells the bridesmaids to find a dress they like in

that color. If they want to, there are also bridesmaids’ dresses available to rent on and other locations. The only problems you may run into are not having the correct style, size or color available.


Like the bridesmaids, groomsmen pay for their own attire. Whether they rent them or buy a custom one, again keep their wallets in mind. Discuss if you want the groomsmen to match the groom or if you want them to be different. There are lots of options.

Flower Girl/ Ring Bearer

The parents of flower girls and ring bearers are responsible for purchasing their children’s attire. Be sure the parents are aware they are paying for their child’s clothes before they agree to it.


Go shopping together so you can determine what you both can afford. Take into consideration the metals, carats of the stone, and setting because there is a difference in price depending on what you choose.


If your venue does not require you use their catering services, your options are nearly limitless. Catering from your favorite restaurant ensures you will both enjoy the food, but again look into their prices for catering. You do not need to feel obligated to provide special menu selections to those with dietary restrictions unless you do not want to offend anyone. Just keep in mind that the more options you give guests, the more expensive it will be.


Shopping for cakes is a fun experience. There are lots of options for the cake from the filler to the frosting to the cake topper. While you want your cake to look nice, it should not be so extravagant that it takes away from the bride and groom. Choose one or two elements that will make the cake unique and perfect for the

day. Make the groom’s cake unique as well, and choose a different flavor for it, so guests can enjoy two different flavors.


Whether you have a DJ or a band, you need to compare the costs. DJ’s take up less space than bands and can play a wide variety of songs that bands may not know. Bands can add a fun atmosphere at your reception, and are more appropriate for some themes (think 1920s swing band or the 1950s sound). This is something the couple needs to discuss before deciding what musical entertainment they want to provide.

Pre-wedding Parties

Parties held before the wedding includes the engagement party, bridal shower, bachelor and bachelorette parties and the meals for both the bridesmaids and the groomsmen.

Rehearsal Dinner

The rehearsal dinner serves to practice the events of the ceremony the night before the big day. The bridal party and immediate family attend the rehearsal dinner. It is customary to invite the officiant and spouse. The dinner can be expanded to include more people, but is generally kept to a small group. The rehearsal dinner is for the bride and groom to thank individuals for helping in the planning of the wedding and give out small gifts of appreciation.


Plan to go on your honeymoon somewhere you can afford and both want to visit. Keep each other’s interests in mind so you can do fun activities together whether it be ziplining or horseback riding. Lots of couples have a “honeymoon jar” at the reception to serve as extra spending cash.


A tradition people also partake in is the lighting of a unity candle, pouring unity sand, and other unique symbols of a life spent together. Unity candles can be inexpensive, starting at

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So who pays for what?

A division of the expenses by category

Dividing up the costs of a wedding can be a headache and a source of tension among the families of the bride and groom. Below is a list of who is traditionally responsible for paying for what in a wedding. While these are the traditional divisions, you can take the liberty of splitting it any way you would like.


The bride’s parents pay for the ceremony and reception venues.


Traditionally, the bride’s family pays for the decorative flower arrangements as well as the bridesmaids’ bouquets and the flower girl basket/ring bearer pillow. The groom’s family purchases the bride’s bouquet and going away corsage, the corsages for the mothers and grandmothers, and the boutonnieres for the groomsmen and the fathers/ grandfathers.


Save the dates, invitations, programs, and any other stationary for the wedding is purchased by the bride’s family.


Traditionally, the groom’s family is responsible for paying for the photographer on the day of the ceremony for the group portraits. Bridal portraits and engagement photos are paid for by the bride’s family.

Bridal gown:

The bride or her parents purchase the dress for the big day.



The groom’s family is responsible for paying for all of his attire.

Bridal Party:

The bridesmaids and maid of honor are responsible for paying for their own gowns. Traditionally, the bride pays for their shoes.


The groomsmen and ushers are responsible for renting/purchasing their attire for the wedding, whether it be rentals or custom.

Flower Girl & Ring Bearer:

The parents of flower girls and ring bearers are responsible for purchasing their children’s attire.

Party Thank You Gifts:

The bride or her family pay for the bridal party’s gifts as well as those for the

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flower girl and ring bearer. The groomsmen’s gifts as well as the usher’s gifts are paid for by the groom and his family.


The bride’s family pays for the groom’s ring. The groom’s family pays for the bride’s rings.

Catering and the Cake:

The bride’s family traditionally covers the cost of the food served as well as both the wedding cake and groom’s cake. This also includes any alcohol that will be served at the reception.


The bride’s family traditionally pays for whatever musical entertainment is provided at the reception.

Pre-Wedding Parties:

The engagement party is usually thrown by the bride’s family, but anyone can host it. The bride hosts the bridesmaids’ luncheon, and the groom hosts the dinner for the groomsmen. Maid of honor and bridesmaids host the bridal shower and bachelorette party. The best man, groomsmen, and ushers host the bachelor party.

Rehearsal Dinner:

Traditionally, the groom’s family pays for the rehearsal dinner.


The groom’s family covers the cost of the honeymoon.


The bride’s family pays for the venue space for the ceremony and reception. The groom and his family pay the officiant fee. They are also responsible for paying for the marriage license.

His vs. Her Version of a Wedding He wants to elope; she wants the whole shindig. He could care less about the ceremony; the ceremony is her favorite part. She sees a ring as a symbol of commitment; he sees it as three month’s worth of working. He wants a backyard barbecue for the reception; she wants a five-course dinner. She wants intimate personal vows; he just wants to repeat after the officiator.

Why get married in college?

1. You get to come home to your best friend. 2. If you want to party less and take things more seriously, having a spouse could give you some maturity.

3. Getting married in college could prevent you from having premarital sex throughout your college years.

4. Instead of learning life lessons alone, you get to learn life lessons together.

5. Being married in college allows you to develop your daily habits and routines together.

Why not get married in college? 1. It may be hard to focus on a school institution and a marriage institution at the same time.

2. Paying bills + keeping a home + paying for tuition + other college fees= no $.

3. College is a time to discover independence and self-identity. 4. You may not participate in as many social and educational activities like a regular college student does.

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Before becoming Mr. & Mrs. (Continued from Page 61) about $10; however, they can get up to around $70 if they are a bit fancier and include a stand. Unity sand is a bit more expensive because you have the vase and the colors of sand you want. Vases start around $15 and go up from there. Sand costs around $5 a packet. If you decide to customize your candle or jar, that is an additional cost. Another option that has become

popular is a unity cross. These are a bit more expensive, costing between $100 and $200. However, if you are religious, it would be a unique addition to the ceremony. It is a current trend to have photo booths available for guests to take goofy photos with friends. However, renting the booth is not exactly cheap. Rentals for four hours start as low as $800. For venues outside of the area, some

photo booth rentals will charge additional fees to cover travel expenses. Some photo booths also charge for extras, such as customized backgrounds for the event and props for guests to use. One advantage of photo booths is that they provide a great wedding favor. Be sure to review all of their options and policies before committing. Another element of weddings is alcohol. Champagne or wine is customary for toasting, and many couples have a cocktail hour between the service and the reception. There are positives and negatives about having alcohol at your wedding. One positive is you can have a fun signature drink for everyone to try. Negative aspects are people can become drunk to the point of embarrassment. You do NOT want your best man or maid of honor giving a toast while inebriated. Also, alcohol is expensive, especially if you are footing the bill. According to Elizabeth Post, having a cash bar at a wedding (aka people paying for their own drinks) is rude. If you cannot afford it, it is better not to have it.

Important Tips: Remember, your wedding is not going to turn out as perfect as what you have pinned on Pinterest, so don’t go in expecting the best of everything. Plan together. If both the bride and groom are involved it will make the day even more memorable for both of you. Set the budget together, and discuss the most important elements you want to include; that way, you will both be on the same page. Wedding favors do not have to be extremely fancy. People usually prefer something practical they can actually use. Jars of jam, jelly and honey from local farms are some of the most popular items. As mentioned earlier, photo booths also provide a fun favor that people will enjoy.

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Texas Tech made history by being recognized Chess College of the Year along with the program’s head coach, Alex Onischuk, being named Grandmaster of the Year by the United States Chess Federation. The Texas Tech Chess Program was nominated for Chess College of the Year on behalf of the program’s skilled players and public outreach programs in the Lubbock community. According to the United States Chess Federation website, Onischuk is ranked among the top 100 chess players in the world, and was awarded the title of 2014 Grandmaster of the Year. No other university in history has received both awards in the same year. The Tech chess team qualified to travel to New York in April 2014 to compete in the Final Four of Chess competition, which is the national championship for college chess. Zachary Haskin, a member of the Tech chess program for four years, said winning the Final Four is the biggest accomplish-

ment in college chess. Tech won the event in 2011 and 2012, and qualified for the event in 2013 and 2014. “Tech winning put us on the map,” Haskin said, “grew our program, and proved that other universities could compete and win against the traditional powerhouses.” Haskin said many hours of preparation are necessary to prepare for collegiate chess competitions. The top players may spend hours preparing for one specific opponent.

This past summer, Texas Tech baseball made its first appearance in the College World Series. Led by Coach Tim Tadlock, Tech ranked seventh overall in the Big 12 Conference. Tech was one of four Texas schools represented at the series. Their record was 45 wins, 21 losses in 2014. Among the team that advanced to the series were members of the team that played in the Little League World Series in 2007. Stephen Smith was a member of this team along with the younger brother of Mason Randolph. Smith also played against fellow teammate Ryan Moseley in high school which makes for an interesting team dynamic.

Overall, the team is has a fairly even distribution of upper and under classmen, giving the team a strong foundation to work with over the next several seasons. The team’s success can be attributed not only to the player’s hard work, but the dedication and leadership of their coach. Coach Tadlock played for Texas Tech as shortstop in 1990 and 1991. After coaching at Hill College, Grayson County College, and the University of Oklahoma for several years, Tadlock returned to Texas Tech as an assistant coach in 2012 and assumed the position of head coach in 2013 after Dan Spencer left for a job in New Mexico.

“Factor in the length of competitions, and it’s like a football player watching film of every possible team he or she will face,” Haskin said. “It’s a lot of difficult work that starts months before the event.” According to the Texas Tech chess program website, the program hosts many local events throughout the year such as tournaments, classes and camps. Tech students of all levels can join the Knight Raiders Chess Club on campus. Haskin said he believes the success of the Texas Tech Chess Program shows that Tech attracts great minds. Several current or former players were national champions of their respective countries. “Strong chess players are often great students,” Haskin said, “and may receive multiple scholarship offers. The fact that they chose Texas Tech shows the quality of the university.” For more information about the Texas Tech Chess program, visit ttuchess/index.php

As a coach, Tadlock has a good record. While at Grayson County College, Tadlock led the Vikings in back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association Division I World Series titles in 1999 and 2000. Tadlock was awarded the Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year Award in 2014 as well. Not only has Tadlock proven himself to be a good coach, he has a gift in recruiting, with top25 nationally ranked recruiting classes by Baseball America in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2012. With these circumstances, Texas Tech baseball has the potential to accomplish a lot over the next few seasons. / 2014-2015


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Tech Tech Named First Purple Heart University in Texas Tech Tech was named the first Purple Heart University in the state of Texas by the Military Order of the Purple Heart. According to the Military Order of the Purple Heart website, its mission is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families. Texas Tech participated in the National Day of Remembrance Roll Call by organizing the largest single gathering of Purple Heart recipients during a 2013 football game. Tech has also established the Military and Veterans Programs department to provide services to wounded veterans in Lubbock. The program is dedicated to serve those who have served. Ryan Van Dusen, director of Military and Veterans Programs at Texas Tech, said the purple heart recognition goes to an institution

that provides support and services to people who have been injured in combat. “We go above and beyond for people who have been wounded in the line of duty,” Van Dusen said. “It shows that we’re a leader in veteran education and that people outside of Lubbock and outside the region understand what we’re doing and appreciate what we’re doing.” Van Dusen said Tech has developed a program for faculty and staff to learn more about veteran students and how they can better serve them. They have also established

scholarships for veterans and their family members. Van Dusen said true commitment is displayed from the chancellor and president of Texas Tech to create initiatives for veteran students to attend and graduate from Tech. The university also offers a variety of programs to benefit students in the military. “We have online degrees that students in the act of duty can do while they are serving,” Van Dusen said, “and can finish out when they get out without having to worry about transfer issues.” Van Dusen said Tech offers the veterans association to help students be successful as well as a career services office that helps transfer military training into civilian terminology on a resume in order for veterans to be more marketable in the job place. “We’re providing the best service possible for anyone who serves in the military,” Van Dusen said.

Meat Judging Team Wins 11th National Championship Texas Tech is not only home to many great sport teams, but a National Champion Meat Judging Team as well. This team educates students about the meat industry and competes at a national level. Part of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, for the past three years, Texas Tech’s team has been the reigning champion in meat judging, with a total of 11 national championships since 1989. The Meat Judging Team comprises sophomore and junior students and is open to students in any major. For more information visit: php. Tech also has teams for livestock judg-

ing, wool judging, and horse judging. The ag college also sponsors an equestrian team, ranch horse team, and rodeo team,

among others. For more information and a complete list of teams visit: www.depts.ttu. edu/afs/judgingteams.php.

Christy Woerner, a junior from Fredericksburg Austin Langemeier, a junior from Marion Nick Hardcastle, a junior from Wheeler Kassandra Ognoskie, a junior from Orting, Wash. Brittany Blum, a junior from Howe Colton Campbell, a junior from Artesia, N.M. Kylan Carson, a junior from Olton Taelar Childers, a junior from Crandall Colton Coker, a junior from Roby Aaron Faulkner, a senior from Lenapah, Okla.

Trey Garza, a junior from Edinburg Greg Howard, a senior from Bremen, Kansas Kirby Kennedy, a junior from Lampasas Kristen Knight, a junior from Shallowater Clayton Krause, a senior from New Braunfels Jacob Mikel, a senior from Vichy, Mo. Tyler Neuman, a junior from Hondo Bailey Joe Pennington, a junior from Sonora Luke Sellers, a senior from Denver City William Wunderlich, a junior from Fredericksburg / 2014-2015


Index to The WORD Advertisers 742-NITE / RIDE / SBus ................66

Honors College ...............................19

Physician Network Services .............4

AG Rentals ...................................... 11

Hospitality Services ... Inside Back Cover

Planet Fitness ....................................5

Baymont Inn & Suites.....................33

Howard Johnson..............................29

Prosperity Bank...............................48

Bless Your Heart .............................73

IT Division ......... 14, Outside Back Cover

Quality Inn ......................................32

Buddy Holly Center ........................67

Kent R. Hance Chapel.....................53

Rape Crisis Center ..........................57

Caprock Winery . 63, Outside Back Cover

Krispy Kreme ..................................73

Red & Black College Bookstore .....83

Career Center ..................................16 .................38

Red to Black....................................50

Celebrity Attractions .........................7

Lubbock Lake Landmark ................25

Rosa’s ..............................................71

Christ in Action ...............................52

Lubbock Wrecker Service ...............27

Saint Elizabeth’s..............................52

CRU ................................................53 .... 42-43

Science Spectrum &

Citibus ................................. 66, 68-69


Omni Theater ...............................24

College of Education.......................18

Making Meories on Broadway........61

Select-A-Seat ..................................10

Covenant Health..............................20

Market Street ....................................6

Silent Wings ....................................67

School of Nursing

McWhorter’s Tire Service...............79

Sleep Inn & Suites ..........................29

School of Radiography

MGM Elegante................................30

South Plains Mall ..............................1

School of Surgical Technology

Museum of Texas Tech ...................24

Stuart’s Jewelers................................9

National Ranching

Student Counseling Center .............57

Cowamongus! .................................73 Delta Tau Delta Fraternity...............21

Heritage Center............................25

Dominos Pizza ................................81

Neebo Bookstore.............................71

Downtown Liquor .............................8

Office of Student Conduct ..............22

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Drive Trainers Campus ...................71

One Guy From Italy Pizza .........44,75

Student Resolution Center ..............58

First Convenience Bank ..................48

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

Student Union ...................................3

Student Financial Center .................57 Student Involvement

Fun 4 All Photo Booth ....................25



Hair Designs by Phil .......................73

Parkridge Medical Clinic ................58

Suddenlink Communications ...... Spine

Heartline Women’s Clinic ...............57

Pat Garrett Realtors .........................41

Super 8 ............................................32

Honeycomb Apartments..................40

Personal Financial Planning............49

Taco Villa ........................................79 Texas Tech Alumni Association ......15 Texas Tech Federal Credit Union... 48 Texas Tech Library..........................13 Top Tier Catering ............................62 Transportation & Parking................67 Thunder Zone Family Fun ..............23 University Fountains .......................70

Specialty Publications Graphic Design Web Design Books for self-published authors 86 / 2014-2015

Varsity Bookstore ..... Outside Back Cover Women’s Studies Program ..............21 Word Publications ...........................86 Young Life ......................................52


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