Madeline Garcia, a senior in the music department, relies on her lizard Toothless for emotional support.
Kaysie Ellingson

Inside Texas Tech: Emotional Support Animals

The number of emotional support animals on Texas Tech and universities and colleges campuses around the country is on the rise. Here, students living on campus have anxiety or a medical condition exacerbated by it, while others suffer from depression. To deal with these conditions, students are registering to have an emotional support animal in their rooms.

“They’re everywhere,” Tamara Mancini, senior assistant director in the university’s Student Disability Services office...

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William Westney
Kaysie Ellingson

The Front Row: William Westney

One of Lubbock’s most respected pianists, Dr. William Westney, comes to the Front Row to talk about this weekend’s upcoming performance.

Everyone looks forward to the Bill Westney recital. Tell us about it.

I often build my performances around one major piece, which many pianists do, then kind of see what goes with that. So, this year the major piece is something I’m returning to. It’s a very special piece to me, which is the Chopin B minor sonata. Often...

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Cheryl Wheeler On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012

Singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler makes her 10th appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded on the road in Grand Marais, Minn. A natural entertainer and gifted storyteller, Wheeler possesses a remarkable ability to write both touching ballads and witty social satire.

Moreland And Arbuckle On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012

Tracy Nelson On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012

Musikanto On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Musikanto makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage here. Combining elements of indie rock, folk and soul, his album Sky of Dresses has received positive attention from Paste magazine and the roots-music site No Depression.

Red Molly On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012

Even though the band was making its first appearance on Mountain Stage, the acoustic roots trio Red Molly earned a standing ovation from the sold-out audience at the Paramount Theater in Bristol, Tenn./Va. Formed around a campsite at the 2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Red Molly spent the next six years becoming a crowd favorite at events like the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and MerleFest.

Craving Companionship

Jan 25, 2012


Marcela Garcia profiles Craving Companionship, a program for seniors to help them maintain healthy eating habits and increase social interaction.

Home Instead Senior Care


Jan 24, 2012


Marcela Garcia visits the Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center to profile their Hippotherapy program. The program uses horses as treatment tools for physical, occupational and speech therapy.

TTU Therapeutic Riding Center

Dance With Me

Jan 6, 2012


Keith & Marcela visit Dance With Me studios and learn to dance the Salsa.

Dance With Me Website

Commercialization of Technology

Jan 5, 2012


TTU System Chancellor Kent Hance and co-host Robert Giovannetti take a look at how Tech's research translates into new business ventures in both the private and public sector. TTU Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington is a guest.

Sustainable Cabin

Dec 6, 2011


Keith Kohanek visits Texas Tech's Sustainable Cabin.

TTU College of Architecture

TTU Sustainable Cabin


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