Texas Tech Hosting Recycled Art Contest

Visitors are invited to visit the exhibit and vote on their favorite art created from recyclables.


WHAT: Students, student organizations, staff and faculty members will display art created from recyclable materials during the Recycled Art Contest, hosted by Texas Tech University Student Housing, the Student Government Association and Barnes & Noble. The exhibit will be open and available for photos and video.

The event is one of several the department hosts throughout the year to promote recycling and sustainability. Melanie Tatum, unit assistant director in Sustainability and Warehouse Operations, said the contest gives participants a chance to display their creativity while creating dialogue about sustainability and recycling.

The pieces will be on display throughout the day and voted on by visitors to the exhibit. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive prizes provided by Barnes & Noble.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday (April 27)

WHERE: Ballroom, Student Union Building

For more information about sustainability and recycling efforts on campus, visit their website.

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CONTACT: Melanie Tatum, unit assistant director, Sustainability and Warehouse Operations, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1570 or m.tatum@ttu.edu

University Student Housing

University Student Housing

Texas Tech University Student Housing houses approximately 8,000 students in 13 residence halls, four suite-style halls and one apartment complex. Housing offers rooms with movable and fixed furniture, suite style rooms and apartments for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information about the different residence halls, visit the University Student Housing website.

University Student Housing also is committed to creating a greener campus with its "Guns Up, Green Up!" recycling pledge. Housing encourages students to participate in its sustainability efforts by reducing waste and recycling at the Texas Tech Recycling Center.


Student Government Association


The Student Government Association encourages student involvement and provides opportunities to develop a lifetime relationship with Texas Tech University for each student and to keep Texas Tech University at the forefront of higher education.