Date: August 23, 2005
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons, scott.slemmons@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – The Texas Tech University Center for Campus Life and the Provost's Office will host convocation for all first-year students at 5 p.m., Tuesday (Aug. 30), in the United Spirit Arena.

Convocation, or in Latin, convoco, meaning "calling together," is an occasion at the university for faculty and staff to bring together students and welcome them to the Texas Tech family.

Convocation marks the official beginning of a student’s college experience.

President Jon Whitmore will speak at the event. Saira Shah, author of The Storyteller’s Daughter, will be the special guest speaker. Shah's book is the spotlight book for the university's 2005 summer reading program, which is designed to introduce students to the intellectual life of Texas Tech University.

For more information, call Texas Tech's Center for Campus Life at (806) 742-5433.


SOURCE: Amy Maynard, associate director, Center for Campus Life, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-5433 or amy.maynard@ttu.edu.