Texas Tech to Host 5th Annual Red to Black Financial Education Week

Written by Erin Hawes

Texas Tech University will hold the 5th annual Red to Black Financial Education Week from March 29-April 2. There will be information booths, presentations and financial check-up sites throughout campus.

The purpose of the event is to help answer questions regarding student loans, earnings potential, spending attitudes, budgeting, saving and investing.

Free food and drinks as well as plenty of door prizes available at the presentations.

Events are as follows:

Monday (March 29):

  • An information booth is available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m outside of the SUB.
  • A financial check-up site is available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m in the library atrium.

Tuesday (March 30):

  • An information booth is available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m outside of the SUB.
  • A financial check-up site is available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m in the Business Administration building.
  • From 10-11 a.m. there will be a “Making your Money Make Money” presentation in room 128 of Holden Hall.
  • From 4-5 p.m. a “Psychology of Money” presentation is going to be held in the Mesa Room of the SUB.

Wednesday (March 31):

  • An information booth is available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m outside of the Student Union Building.
  • A financial check-up site will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m in the Law School.
  • From 11 a.m.-noon there will be a “Making your Money Make Money” presentation in room 75 of Holden Hall.
  • From 3:30-4:30 p.m. a “Psychology of Money” presentation will be held in room 309 in the library.

Thursday (April 1):

  • An information booth is available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m outside of the SUB.
  • A financial check-up site is available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Market at Stangel/Murdough.
  • From 3-4 p.m. a keynote panel titled “What’s Your Gameplan?” presentation will take place in room 169 of the Human Sciences building.

Friday (April 2):

  • An information booth is available outside of the SUB from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • A financial check-up site will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m in the Graduate School (located in the basement of Holden Hall).

Keynote speakers include:

  • Bill Gustafson, associate professor in the Texas Tech Personal and Financial Planning Division
  • Nikki Sosa, assistant director, Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Jay Killough, associate director, University Career Services

CONTACT: Jo Ann Altman, supervisor of college development and external relations, College of Human Sciences, (806) 742-3264, or joann.altman@ttu.edu