Inside Texas Tech: Chancellor Duncan on Campus Growth (pt. 1)

Texas Tech’s enrollment numbers will continue to climb and university officials are working to ensure the rate at which the school grows doesn’t sacrifice quality. The system’s chancellor, Robert Duncan, says the right balance is important.

Just more than 37,000 students enrolled at Texas Tech University last fall. In the fall of 1997, the number of undergraduate and graduate students stood at around 25,022. That’s more than a 32 percent increase in 20 years.

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Tom McGovern, Dr. Bryan Sutton, Patrick McLaurin and Edson Way.
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Faith Matters: A Tribute to Robert Burns

On this episode of Faith Matters, Dr. Bryan Sutton, Patrick McLaurin and Edson Way discuss the upcoming fifth annual Robert Burns supper, celebrating Scottish heritage.

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Texas Tech University Website

When administrators in Texas Tech’s College of Education heard from officials in K-12 school districts that the university’s graduates were smart but not ready for the classroom, they knew something had to change.

“If you have a district telling you, your new teachers aren’t doing well and they’re not well-prepared, you’ve got student achievement data that is lower than demographically similar groups across the state, it’s an indication that you need to do something better,” Doug Hamman, chairman of the Department of Teacher Preparation in the College of Education, says.

Jo Moore holds the poster for The Steeldrivers' upcoming performance.
Kaysie Ellingson


The Texas Tech University Lecture and Performance series has an event this Friday night. Jo Moore, director of the series, visits with the Front Row to talk about the upcoming performance by The Steeldrivers.

Tell us about the series.

Curtis Peoples with Honeyhouse at Rockin Box 33 house concert where he interviewed the group.
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This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, your host Curtis Peoples is devoting the entire show to the Women of West Texas music. Listeners will get to hear a variety of music spanning seven decades of Women of West Texas Music.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s feature is Kimmie Rhodes.

West Texas Live Shots: Live music from the new Honeyhouse record, Raw Honey.

Donato Cabrera and Galen Wixson visit with the Front Row about their upcoming performances.
Kaysie Ellingson

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra presents concerts this weekend at the Civic Center. Joining the Front Row on this episode to talk about the upcoming performances is Galen Wixson, Director of the LSO and guest conductor, Donato Cabrera.

Donato Cabrera, tell us about yourself.

3D recreation of the neutron stars colliding.

A Texas Tech physicist found out this summer just how patient she is. After gravitational waves were for the first time observed from the collision of two neutron stars, she kept collecting data waiting for a discovery she was seeking. The end result for scientists around the world was getting to see and hear two dead stars collide in a distant galaxy.      

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Texas Tech University Institute for Western Civilization presents an annual lectureship series. Dr. Steven Balch, director of the institute, joins this episode of the Front Row with guest lecturer Dr. Christian Kopff.

Dr. Balch, tell us about the institute and the purpose it serves at the university.

Dorothy Chansky visits with Clint Barrick for the Front Row.
Kaysie Ellingson

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech is presenting a public talk by Florence Reed, Titled “Food and Sustainability: Farming as if the Future Matters.” To Find out more about the talk and Humanities Center, Dorothy Chansky, Director of the Humanities Center, joins the Front Row.

What is the function of the Humanities Center within the University?

The messages kids get from their media consumption need an interpreter. And, no surprise, that translator ought to be a parent, who isn’t always well-versed in how to navigate the landscape. But research shows that just sitting at kids’ sides while they watch media can help youths increase their understanding and heighten their learning readiness.

“If we want to create a generation of media-literate kids, we have to first create a generation of media-literate adults,” Eric Rasmussen says.

Deborah Milosevich and Robert Rogers talk with Clint Barrick on the Front Row.
Kaysie Ellingson

Artists Robert Rogers and Deborah Milosevich join the Front Row to talk about the upcoming annual Lubbock Studio Tour.

Tell us about the tour itself for someone who may not know what that is.

Allen Vizzutti
Texas Tech University Website

Andrew Stetson joins the Front Row to talk about a visit by a world-class trumpet soloist, Allen Vizzutti.

Tell us about the event that will be going on.


Music Crossroads of Texas

On Music Crossroads of Texas we finish up our two-part feature of talented guitarists of West Texas.

Faces of KTTZ

Meet the faces that make up the team at KTTZ-Texas Tech Public Media.