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Welcome Back to Campus; Here's What You Missed

From national honors to a new food truck and residence hall, Texas Tech was busy over summer break.

Written by Patrick Gonzales

Welcome back to campus, Red Raiders!

A lot of great things happened at Texas Tech University while you were away on summer break, including national honors bestowed on the university, the opening of a new student housing complex and the unveiling of a new food truck. Yes, you read correctly … a new food truck!

But don’t worry. We have you covered. Here is a recap of some of the great things that happened on campus over the summer:

Texas Tech Named Great College to Work For®

Texas Tech was recognized as one of the nation’s Great Colleges to Work For® by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Through surveys, Texas Tech was chosen as one of 92 universities in the nation that excels in areas such as leadership, careers, workplace and compensation in the work environment.

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Texas Tech Recognized for Economic Development Efforts

Texas Tech was designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

The designation, which recognizes the university’s engagement in an array of economic development efforts, was announced by APLU officials on July 10.

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TTUISD Named One of the Nation’s Top Online Schools

Texas Tech Independent School District (TTUISD) recently was ranked as one of the Best Online Schools in the nation. Coming in at No. 18 overall and fourth among online programs affiliated with a public university, TTUISD was the highest-ranked program in Texas.

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Texas Tech Sets Summer Enrollment Record

Texas Tech set a record for summer enrollment with 11,605 students enrolled as of the 15th day of classes.

The number exceeds the previous mark of 11,316, set in 2012.

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Robert Duncan Discusses New Role, Goals as System Chancellor

A Red Raider alumnus is coming back home to fulfill his duty as the fourth chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.

With a family history of leadership at Texas Tech, Sen. Robert Duncan said he’s excited about his next career opportunity, which officially began July 7.

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Texas Tech Unveils New Student Housing Complex

Texas Tech celebrated the completion of the West Village student housing complex with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Located east of Knoxville Avenue in the triangle bounded by 19th Street and Texas Tech Parkway, the 234,501-square-foot complex offers a choice of 61 one-bedroom units, 47 two-bedroom units and 75 four-bedroom units ideally structured for upperclassmen and graduate students.

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Texas Tech Unveils New One-of-a-Kind Food Truck

Texas Tech’s Hospitality Services is adding a new feature to campus with its StrEat food truck, the first school-owned food truck in the Big 12 Conference.

A branch of the established StrEat eatery in Texas Tech’s Student Union Building (SUB), the food truck offers a unique, on-the-go menu with a variety of flavors.

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Student-Run Sportscast Picked up by Fox Sports

The Double T Insider, a student-run sportscast produced in a partnership between the Texas Tech College of Media & Communication and the athletic department, will air this season on both Fox College Sports and Fox Sports Southwest.

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Texas Tech Baseball Competes in College World Series

Learn more about the road that led to Omaha, and what Texas Tech’s first appearance at the College World Series meant for the university and for Lubbock.

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Texas Tech Named a Most Influential College in Social Media

Texas Tech’s social media presence has been ranked among the top in the country, according to CollegeAtlas.org.

The website ranks colleges according to individual social media platforms as well as overall social media influence and engagement.

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