Texas Tech University To Celebrate Arbor Day

DATE: April 27, 2006
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons, scott.slemmons@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2136

LUBBOCK – Texas Tech University will celebrate Arbor Day beginning at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Circle on the Texas Tech campus. Planting will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The band The Trees is scheduled to perform at noon. A presentation at 1 p.m. will honor student organizations and advisers who have made outstanding contributions to the Lubbock community. Food and activities will be available for free to students.

Jobi Martinez, assistant director for leadership and civic engagement for the Texas Tech Center for Campus Life, said the Arbor Day celebration is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to give back to the university and have fun.

“Arbor Day is an opportunity for students to help beautify the campus and celebrate,” Martinez said.

Sponsors of the event are the Center for Campus Life, Grounds Maintenance, University Catering, Starbucks, and the Arbor Day student committee.

CONTACT: Jobi Martinez, assistant director for leadership and civic engagement, Center for Campus Life, at (806) 742-5433 or jobi.martinez@ttu.edu.