Raider Welcome: Snap a picture with Raider Red
When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Memorial Circle
Description: "Come join the High Riders at the Will Rodgers and Soapsuds Statue to enjoy a free cupcake while you view an exhibition and learn about Texas Tech Traditions. Snap a picture with Raider Red before leaving to receive a free customized photo.
August 24….Sock Hop at the Holly Hop – Come for a short lesson at 7 p.m….followed by a Dance to the Hits of the Fabulous ‘50s. Come dressed in your ‘50s attire. Acencio from Absolute Dance with be the deejay. Admission is free. And of course, there will be delicious Holly Hop treats to cool you down. Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404-34th Street; 7-10 p.m.
Raider Welcome: Raider Royale Carnival Casino Night
When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:00 PM - Fri , August 25, 2017 12:00 AM
Where: United Supermarkets Arena
Description: "Come one, come all, to Raider Royale Carnival Casino Night! Kick off the year with the Residence Halls Association and the RISE Office by playing your hand at one of many casino games to win FREE PRIZES, enjoy FREE FOOD, begin capturing memories at the PHOTO BOOTH, and MORE! You don't want to miss out!
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
August 25-26 (Repeats Sept.9-10)….Moonlight Musicals Presents: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - This show features Terry Scholar, Marissa Hernandez, as the female lead! and finalizes the 12th summer season of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals in marvelous style! Featuring many of the stunning songs from the film starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will set your toes to tapping and have you humming “Bless Your Beautiful Hide” for days! Set in 1850’s Oregon Territory, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of young newly-wed, Millie, and her husband, Adam. In trying to convince her six brothers-in-law to marry (and move out), Millie faces the trials of teaching them about “goin’ courtin’”. The plan goes slightly awry when Adam reads to his brothers from Millie’s book on “sobbin’ women” and they decide to kidnap six young ladies to be their brides! Tickets: Adult Premium- $31; Adult GA- $23; Student GA- $15; Child Premium (12 and under)- $18; Child GA (12 and under)- $10 (including service charge). Tickets at all Select-A-Seat locations and online. Phone 770-2000 or visit selectaseatlubbock.com.Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway; Gates open at 7 p.m; show at 8 p.m.
Raider Welcome: Dive-In Movie: BAYWATCH
When: Friday, August 25, 2017 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Leisure Pool
Description: Dive back into school while enjoying Baywatch! Movie starts at dusk. Free popcorn, sno cones, and cotton candy with TTU Student ID.
Part of Raider Welcome Week.
August 26….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market - Looking for best in local produce, handmade and artisan products? If the answer is YES...then visit the Downtown Farmers Market each Saturday at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The market will be every Saturday thru October 28th from 9 a.m. until vendors sell out. For more info, visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com/. We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at 19th Street and Buddy Holly Ave.
August 26…10th Anniversary of West Texas Warbirds - This event features scale models of military aircraft in action. Aircraft from practically every era of military aviation conflict will be represented. Spectators are welcome Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Best viewing time is during the noon-time line up - where spectators will have the opportunity to walk the flight line and pit area to view the aircraft up close and talk to the builders and pilots. Be sure to vote in the People's Choice Award. General admission is $5.00 for adults, Kids 12 and under are free. BBQ Catering onsite by J&D Catering from Lorenzo! Bring your cameras, lawn chairs and sunscreen. Please note, this is a fair weather event and aircraft may be grounded due to excessive winds or inclement weather. Visit http://westtexaswarbirds.com/ for complete information, photos and video! Event site is at the Abernathy Municipal Airport, 4 miles East of Abernathy on FM 2060.
August 26….American Red Cross 100th Anniversary Bash – Come and join this family friendly event with venders, entertainment and of course food trucks. For more info visit facebook.com/RedCrossSouthPlains/. Legacy Play Village at McAllister Park, 6401 Marsha Sharp Freeway; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Raider Welcome: Let's Taco-bout Service!
When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Urbanovsky Park
Description: "Come hang out with members of Women's Service Organization (WSO)! Ask any questions or just enjoy free walking tacos, watermelon, games, bracelet making, and more!
Raider Welcome: Paw Prints
When: Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Urbanovsky Park
Description: "Students, faculty and staff members -- drop by and have one of our Student Media photographers capture a free portrait of you and your pet (dogs should be on leashes, cats in carriers). Each portrait will be emailed to the participant. Bring a donation of pet food/treats and we'll be sure it gets to a local no-kill shelter. All pets are welcome and pet-watering stations will be provided. Parking, if needed, will be available in the R-5 lot (across the street, east of Media & Communication).
Location: Urbanovsky Park Amphitheatre
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....
Sept. 1......Legendary Song Jammers: Tribute to Marty Robbins
Sept. 7......Buddy Holly Center: Buddy's Birthday Bash
Sept. 8......Tribute to Songwriters: Taylor, Simon, King & Croce
Sept. 8-10....29th National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration
Sept. 10......The Gathering Band: A Band of Lubbock Legends
You’re about to attack an army of savage barbarians.
They stand 7 feet tall, are bloodthirsty and carry weapons far superior to yours. Oh yeah, and you’re outnumbered 3 to 1. But you’ve got to do it. If you don’t, they’re going to invade your village soon and destroy everything you love, including your family.
Standing on the shores of their land, you look back at your men who are all shaking in their boots. Each one of them being careful not stray too far from the boats as they await your command.
You’re grateful for those boats. They’re your safe haven. You can still turn back you know. You could also start the fight and run back to the boats if everything goes awry.
Suddenly you realize that you’re doomed to die unless you take decisive action as a leader. You walk over to the boats and burn them. Some of your men faint in a total panic; others begin splashing water on the boats to try and put the fire out.
But it’s no use. You’re stuck here.
Now what? You’re men look at you with an eye of desperation and sheer dependence. The only thing to do now is march forward and find a way to make it work.
That's why we burn the boats when we land on the beach.
Because the only way out is through
You want to win at "doing" college. I want you do do well too. That’s why I’m here with you. But you’ll never win if you’re taking a half-baked approach.
If you’re going to build a legacy, set the standard, leave your mark - you need to burn the boats. .
It's pretty easy to bail out of a course (especially an "easy A" online course that no one even knows you signed up for). Easy to quit your job, not follow through with your commitments, or give up on a relationship.
In the moment, walking out is precisely the best short-term strategy. Sometimes this place is too hard, too unpleasant, too much...
The thing is, though, that the long-term strategy might be the opposite. The best long-term approach might be to learn something, to tough it out, to engage with the challenge. Because once you get through this, you'll be different. Better.
We always have a choice, but often, it's a good idea to act as if we don't.
The only thing to do now is march forward and find a way to make it work.
Very few people in the world get paid like Terry Scholars. Scholars, unless they have a part-time job, only get paid twice a year. When funds disburse, your TTU bill is paid, and then the remainder is direct deposited into your bank. From there it is yours to manage until the next disbursement 10 days before the next semester starts. This can make winter break and summertime pretty difficult if you don't manage your money well.
To help you have a little money to get home on for Christmas, here are some tips for managing your refund. Creating a budget may sound complicated, but all you need to do to get started is set aside some time and get organized—the benefits will make the effort worthwhile. The following steps will help you set up your budget and manage your finances by helping you track your income and expenses.
by Hannah Cowan
My Terry Letter Story
I was sitting in the school library checking my email and I saw it. I was so scared to open it, but I finally did, and then I went straight to my Mom's classroom to tell her! I wanted to tell everybody in the hallway that I passed on the way there, but I contained myself. I was so excited, and I still am! I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community of people!