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Gary Mccrory
Sep 23, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: With Family ANYTHING is Possible!

Sep 23, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

The organization featured this week is TechCFR (Council on Family Relations). TechCFR's mission is to provide an education forum for family researchers, educators, and practitioners to share in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships, establish professional standards, and work to promote family well-being. In accordance with the National Council on Family Relations, TechCFR's members and stakeholders work to fulfill the mission of the organization by providing information and networking sessions, regular meetings with guest speakers, service opportunities, and social events! 

The following newsletter is sent out every week if there is information happening on campus or in the community that student organizations can benefit from. Although the announcement is sent out by the Center for Campus Life the contact for the various activities may not be in the Center for Campus Life, and will be listed in the each brief paragraph, in most cases the Center for Campus Life will not have any more information than is listed in this general email, and will direct you to the contact listed.

Student Organizations Weekly

Center for Campus Life | |  (806) 742-5433

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Each month Student Involvement will host a Showcase of student organizations from a different category. This Showcase will feature Organizations at Texas Tech that are about Advocacy/Lobby -based. 

Sign Up TODAY>>>

The Student Leader Academy original date was September 24th. It has been moved to November 12th and will now take place in the SUB.

Register HERE!

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Having trouble bring your organization together? Learn some basic ways to bring your members together and create a culture of teamwork amongst your members. Sign Up TODAY!

Student Organizations are required to attend the training every year. If your organization did not attend the training this past April then you need to sign up for one of the trainings this fall semester.

#SoulPancakeSunday Kid President Presents: In the words of Kid President, "Life is too short to not be awesome." Watch and learn how to be awesome!!

#TEDTalkTuesday “What do you want to be when you grow up”. Still confused about what you want to do with your life?.


General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty


Student Involvement

Don't Disappear! Student Organization Registration for the 2016-17 Academic Year is open and was due August 29, 2016. If your organization has not registered do so ASAP!

 Learn more about the org registration process>>

Family Weekend

Family Weekend Ice Cream Social Friday, September 30
4:00pm - 5:00pm • Student Union Courtyard
Enjoy FREE ice cream with your student and visit with other families attending Family Weekend. While supplies last.

Family Weekend Fun Run/Walk Saturday, October 1
9:00am - 10:00am • Urbanovsky Park (weather permitting)
Get active with the whole family! Run or walk around the Urbanovsky Park 1-mile track. We will have obstacles, activities, and inflatables around the track for the whole family to enjoy.

Family Weekend Picnic in the Park Saturday, October 1
11:00am - 2:00pm • Urbanovsky Park (rain-out location: Livestock Arena)
Enjoy an afternoon of FREE activities, including live music by Zoe Carter, Texas Tech Spirit Squads, the Masked Rider, Raider Red, visits from the Texas Tech Women's Soccer Team and Volleyball Team, a Family Weekend Photo Booth, inflatables, henna tattoos, sand volleyball, balloon artist, and more!

Here is the Full list of events going on during Family Weekend!

Risk Management Training

Student Organizations are required to attend the Risk Management Training every year. If your organization did not attend the training this past April then you need to sign up for one of the trainings this fall semester. Once an organization officer attends the training they will be sent the assessment which is required to be filled out to finalize the credit for each organization. Student Organizations can check the 2016-2017 Organizations that Completed the Risk Management Requirement to see if they need to attend training this fall. 

Fall 2016 Training Dates:

October 4, 2016 - 4:00 PM SUB Ballroom A

November 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM SUB Escondido Theater

For more information on Risk Management resources or to sign up for a Fall 2016 Risk Management session, visit the Risk Management page on the Student Involvement Website. Each individual has to sign up to attend the training.

Questions about Risk Management? Email Keri Shiplet at

Transition & Engagement

Come to the Majors & Minors Fair on October 20! At the Majors & Minors Fair, you will be able to: 
- Explore majors & minors 
- Discover career opportunities. 
- Meet with professors, advisors & students. 
- Take the next steps toward graduation.

The Majors & Minors Fair will be held in the SUB Ballroom on Thursday, October 20 from 10am to 1pm. To get more information about the Majors & Minors Fair and to find great resources to plan your path to success, visit

Tech Activities Board (TAB)

Keep a Tab on TAB! Sign Up for TAB's Weekly Newsletter.

Get the updated on all things TAB! Sign up for the TABtime News Weekly newsletter. We promise we won't junk up your inbox, just a little weekly "Howdy!" newsletter showcasing a few of our upcoming events.

Sign Up Here!

Student Event Planners Association

Attention Leaders! If you are interested in learning and networking within the Event Industry, Student Event Planners Association is for you! We specialize in job preparedness and preparation for the events industry.

For the latest updates follow us on Facebook at ttusepa or Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat at sepa_ttu  

Looking for a Presentation or Speaker for Your Organization?

Check out what these On-Campus Departments have to offer!

Red to Black: Peer Financial Coaching

Presentation Topics Include:

  • Creating Spending plans
  • Establishing and building credit
  • Maximizing financial aid
  • Examining after college expenses

Their most popular presentation is Money Habitudes, which explores habits and attitudes surrounding money through an interactive card game. To request a Peer Financial Coach to come to your student organization meeting, simply fill out our presentation form>> 

For questions, please email us at or call 806-742-9781

Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) Office

Presentation Topics include:

  • Alcohol/Drug Education
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Sexual Health
  • Mental Health
  • Bystander Intervention

More information on the RISE Website>>

'Step-Up' Peer By-Stander Presentation

Step Up is a peer to peer bystander intervention program designed to teach students when and how to intervene regarding sexual violence, bullying, hazing, and other problematic behaviors typically found in the college campus environment. 

If you or your organization are interested in this program you can request a presentation by clicking here. A program request can also be requested by filling out this form on OrgSync.

For questions, please contact Chris Medley at

Registered Student Organization Resources & Opportunities

Market Your Student Org's Events using SUB Table Tents!

Table Tents can be utilized by registered Student Orgs for event advertising at no cost to the organization.  If you have an event you would like to promote please go to the following link to get more information:

Need Funding for Your Student Organization’s Next Event?

The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs has developed a fund for student organization programming that supports the strategic priorities of Texas Tech University and its core values.  Click here to read more about the criteria and to make a request. Questions? Contact Keri Shiplet or contact Student Involvement at 806-742-5433.


On-Campus Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Student Union & Activities

Your Opinion Matters - Tell Us What Events You Want at Texas Tech!

Student Union & Activities will be holding focus groups over the next few weeks to gain insight on what types of events students are most interested in bringing to Texas Tech. Everyone is welcome – students, staff, and faculty (also...FREE PIZZA will be provided!)

Focus Group Meetings

September 27: Bell Tower (12-1), September 28: Red Raider Lounge, Noon-1pm, October 4: Bell Tower, Noon-1pm, October 5: Red Raider Lounge, Noon-1pm, October 6: Red Raider Lounge, Noon-1pm

Tech Activities Board


Join the Tech Activities Board (TAB) every Wednesday to find out more about the events we are hosting, relax with an activity, and pick up your free refreshment! Visit for more information and to see where the What's Up Wednesday table will be that week.

The Innovation Hub at Research Park

  • Get your application and 60-second pitch in to join the Red Raider Idea Competition for a chance to win $2000 cash! Visit our website for where to apply.
  • Sign up now and don’t miss out! This fun, intensive 3-day weekend workshop helps first-time entrepreneurs connect a problem to a solution and take the first step in helping their start up. Visit our website to apply.


Calling all Red Raiders looking to give back to their community! Join TAB, RHA, and CALUE Service Breaks during TTU's annual Service Week, September 26 - October 1. This is not only a great way to make a positive impact on our community, but also to show involvement in your school, beef up your resume with volunteer hours, and meet new friends! To participate in the active projects, help us serve meals with The Salvation Army, play games with children at the Ted Phea Boys and Girls Club, do some light housekeeping at the Ronald McDonald House, and more!

Register here now as spaces are filling up quickly.

We also invite you to participate in each day's "6 Minutes of Service" - fun, easy and short service activities with a big impact, and the weeklong blood drive and toy/game/book collection drive. 
For times and dates check out the Service Week Poster or visit the Facebook page
Red Raiders Strive for Honor!

Tech or Treat?

The Student Union Building and the Tech Activities Board, along with building partners, will be hosting Tech or Treat on Wednesday, October 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm throughout the Student Union Building. Sign up to participate in this trick or treating alternative for the Lubbock community!

Interested in participating or for more information check out in Tech or Treat. Registration is currently open and will close on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm.


CALUE Service Breaks are week-long* service trips for students, faculty, and staff held during winter, spring, and summer campus breaks. Raiders for Service is a student organization that works closely with CALUE Service Breaks and also provides students with great (TTU/Lubbock/Local) service opportunities! So if you are interested in doing service either locally or away; CALUE/Raiders for Service is a great place to get started!

For more information about CALUE check out their website or to apply for their service week click here!

Off-Campus Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Science Spectrum Museum

Volunteer at BubbleFest 2016 

  • Assist with the event by helping with different bubble activity stations. Work with glow in the dark bubbles, liquid nitrogen bubbles, edible bubbles, even put a kid in a bubble! This event is always tons of fun for volunteers and the public! Individual volunteers and student organizations must reserve their spots to volunteer, as they are limited.
  • Members –Friday, October 7th 5:30pm-8:30pm, Public – Saturday, October 8th 9:00am-1:30pm 12:30pm-5:30pm

If you or your organization are interested in volunteering please email Andrea Crafton or reach her at (806)745-1216 ext. 243

Fearless Faculty, Women Studies, International Film Series, RISE, CCAAC, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Fifty + years ago, the term "sexism" was coined. In light of this historical marker, Alamo Drafthouse and TTU invite you to a film series which considers how diverse representations of femininities and masculinities are embedded, endorsed, and/or challenged in the cinema. Come experience how far have we come and how far do we have to go?

Texas Tech faculty have selected films with female protagonists to view and discuss at Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock. Movies will begin at 7:00pm with a brief introduction. $3.00 admission for all.
October 5 - Chi-Raq 
November 2 - Monsoon Wedding 
December 7 - We Need to Talk About Kevin

For more information check out the Sexism in Cinema page!

It’s that time of year again! The Lubbock Farmers Market is back for another season. Every Saturday from August 20 - October 25 start your mornings with fresh, locally grown produce, as well as crafts from other local vendors! Located on the intersection of 19th and Buddy Holly Ave. 

Volunteer Opportunities 

 Wreck Hunger Food Pantry

Develop skills that can help you now and in the future while at the same time helping your TTU Community. It only requires a minimum commitment of 1 hour per week for the Fall 2016 semester (leadership positions require 2 hours per week). We are also conveniently located on campus across from the SUB. If you are interested please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.

Important information for Student Org Advisors

Fall 2016 ADVISORS ONLY Risk Management Training Dates:

October 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM SUB Mesa Room

November 29 - 12:30 PM SUB Mesa Room


Center for Campus Life | |  (806) 742-5433