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Gary Mccrory
Feb 5, 2018

Student Involvement Weekly: Love is Love

Feb 5, 2018 by Gary Mccrory

The following newsletter is sent out every week if there is information happening on campus or in the community
that students, student organizations, faculty, and staff can benefit from. 

Student Involvement Weekly

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

General Announcements for Students,
Faculty, & Staff

Scholarships Available

Parent and Family Relations is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. There are ten (10) scholarships available for $1,000 apiece. Application deadline is Thursday, February 15th at 11:59 p.m. The criteria for the scholarships are as follows: Culturally diverse students within any academic major at TTU or TTUHSC, at least 2.75 institutional and current GPA, enrolled full time, Graduate or undergraduate. *Cultural diversity is not limited to one definition. 

Questions about the Parent & Family Relations Scholarships? Please email or call 806-742-3630.

Beware: Cheap Food Fraud!

It has come to our office's attention that there is a twitter account @SamsNY, as well as others, that are promoting $15 for $50 worth of food or something of that nature. Apparently this is very popular amongst our students.The twitter handle asks students for their name, phone number, and place of delivery. The twitter handle is also asking them to send $15 to this anonymous twitter handle via GooglePlay accounts, in exchange for $50 worth of food. It seems that this twitter handle is actually (on the back end), hacking domino accounts and using stolen credit cards of random unknown people.


On-Campus Events & Opportunities
for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Women of Black History

Women's & Genders Studies is hosting several events during the month of February about women in history. This is an ever-expanding list of resources for learning about famous African American women and other women of Black History. You'll find women who are famous and women who should be better-known, from early America and slavery to the 21st century, including the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement. For a list of events that highlight and bring together black history and women's history check out Women's and Gender Studies Website.

Come find out about the "FREE" services available to you - all in one place.

The TEXAS TECHSPO is your one-stop shop for information about all on-campus resources: from financial aid to student activities to academic resources to health & wellness and everything in between. The TECHSPO has the insider exclusive on how to get the most from the fees you pay. This is your opportunity to ask questions and get the scoop on all the perks and resources available to you right here on campus! There will be giveaways, raffles and more. BONUS!

TEXAS TECHSPO February 15, 2018 10 am - 1 pm Student Union Building Ballroom

Sibling Saturday is held in the spring semester and is designed to bring siblings of Texas Tech students aged 8-15 to visit the Texas Tech campus. The schedule includes many events chosen to get you involved with your little brothers or sisters and create great memories. Sibling Saturday 2018 will be February 24, 2018. Register for Sibling Saturday at Parent and Family Relations' website!

Need a Ride Home for Spring Break?

Parent and Family Relations is pleased to announce that Break Shuttle will provide charter bus trips to assist Texas Tech students in traveling home for Spring Break. BreakShuttle makes it easy for students at Texas Tech University to save time and money and avoid the hassle of getting home by providing direct, safe and affordable transportation to and from Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.

Buses are provided by BreakShuttle, which is a separate entity from Texas Tech University and will depart Lubbock on Saturday, March 10th and return to Lubbock on Sunday, March 18th. Seating is based on availability and is sold on a first come, first served basis. Prices vary by destination. For more information and the registration link, please visit Parent and Family Relations' website or contact directed to Break Shuttle, or email, or (855) 620-1924.

Off-Campus Events & Opportunities
for Students, Faculty, and Staff

The Life and Art of Yayoi Kusama and Jeff Koons

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. This Saturday, February 10th from 11:30a to 1:00p the public will be exploring the work of Yayoi Kusama and Jeff Koons with Christian Conrad. The two artists both create contemporary Pop art, with Koons focusing on sculpture and Kusama primarily producing installation art.

Dream Big Engineering Fair

Join the Science Spectrum, Texas Tech University’s Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering students and faculty and area High School Engineering Clubs for the DREAM BIG Engineering Fair at the Science Spectrum, Saturday, February 10th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.This *free event is being held in the lobby and Exhibit Hall of the Science Spectrum in celebration of National Engineers Week (Feb. 18-24, 2018)

The Buddy Holly Center will host the exhibition, Barbie: Examining an Icon January 26 through March 18, 2018. This is an open invitational exhibition featuring artworks in various media that explore and respond to themes associated with this iconic doll. 

Important Events & Opportunities 
for Student Org Leaders & Advisors


President's come and network with your peers in different organization across the campus. This event is also a great opportunity to get all of your questions answered about upcoming changes to Orgsync, registration, and risk management. This is not a come and go event, so you will need to arrive by 5 pm.

 Student Involvement's annual Student Organization conference for Officers, Advisors, & Up-and-Coming Leaders. During this event organizations will be introduced to the new 2018-2019 registration process and will complete their required yearly Risk Management training, which is needed to receive SGA Funding. Register Today

Pancakes and Volunteering!

The Lubbock Lion’s Club will be holding their annual Pancake Festival on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Civic Center. Once again, they are asking if your organization will be willing to assist us in this worthy cause. The 2018 – 66th Annual Lubbock Lions Club Pancake Festival is scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Civic Center. They break this down into three working shifts, 1st shift - 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, 2nd shift - 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 3rd shift - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. They will need your organization to work the 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts, so please sign up by February 9th. For any questions please feel free to email Mike Massengale or call 806-392-0249.

Student Union & Activities is looking for student organizations interested in collaborating on Texas Tech's Annual Diversity Week, during the Spring 2018 semester. Email if interested! Please contact Kelsey Jackson, by Monday, February 26 if your department or organization has any ideas or would like to participate in planning the 5th annual Diversity Week.

Diversity Week is a week dedicated to celebrating and understanding the importance of diversity throughout the community and Texas Tech University. Events, both fun and educational, will be planned throughout the entire week. The only limit to the events and topics we include is your imagination! Head over to our website to check out last year's events.

Sign Up for Arbor Day

Take part in one of Texas Tech’s annual traditions. Registered student organizations, individuals, faculty, and staff are invited to come and celebrate Arbor Day, on April 27, in Memorial Circle.Planting spaces are limited, so sign up as soon as possible.Student Organizations requesting a spot at Arbor Day must be registered and in good standing with the Center for Campus Life. Campus departments may also request a planting space. The deadline to register is April 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

The registration form can be found in OrgSync Forms. For complete information, please visit or please contact Troy Pike, or the Student Activities office, (806)742-4708, with any questions.

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