Experts Available as Valentine’s Day Draws Near

As Valentine’s Day nears, Texas Tech experts can discuss love, flowers and candy.

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As Valentine’s Day nears, Texas Tech experts can discuss love, flowers and candy.

 

Experts

Patrick Hughes, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and associate vice provost, (806) 742- 2984, or patrick.hughes@ttu.edu.

  • Everyday, mundane acts of kindness toward a loved one matter more than a blitzkrieg of candy and cards on Valentine’s Day
  • Lots of conflict in a relationship doesn’t mean the end – it’s how conflict is handled that matters

 

Ignacio Luis Ramirez, assistant professor of sociology, (806) 742-2400, or l.ramirez@ttu.edu.

  • Lesser-known forms of intimate partner violence, such as psychological or mental abuse directed toward males
  • Dating violence and psychological aggression toward both genders

 

Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter, associate professor of communications studies, (806) 742- 3273, or n.punyanunt@ttu.edu.

  • How affectionate communication can lead to a healthy relationship
  • Why romance and affection are not just meant for Valentine’s Day

 

Cynthia McKenney, associate chair and professor of ornamental horticulture, (806) 742- 2832 ext. 234, or cynthia.mckenney@ttu.edu.

  • Cut flowers and why they may not be the best environmentally friendly choice
  • Using pot crop flowers that are longer lasting or just green foliage plants that help clean the air
  • Green pots made out of recycled plastic or recycled wood pulp