April 26, 2010
Written by Cory Chandler
Texas Tech launches its week-long Arbor Day celebration April 26 with an alternative transportation day sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. Activities continue with a water energy conservation day on April 27 and recycling day on April 28.
Arbor Day is a campus beautification program pioneered by President Knapp in 1938. It provides the chance for students, faculty, and staff to join together to beautify the campus, to build a sense of community and to receive recognition.
On April 30, Texas Tech continues its annual Arbor Day tradition. Students get free food and T-shirts from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Memorial Circle. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of the Paving the Way to Student Success Scholarship Sidewalk begins at 11:15 a.m. Dallas band Champa will provide live music from 11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m., when an award ceremony for student organizations begins. Planting takes place from 1:20-3 p.m. See more scheduled events >>
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