Texas Tech University

Annual Arbor Day Event Taking Place Friday

K’Leigh Sims

April 23, 2015

The Texas Tech community will help beautify the university by planting and tending to the grounds around campus.

WHAT: Arbor Day

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (April 24)

WHERE: Memorial Circle, Texas Tech University

Texas Tech students, faculty and staff will join together to beautify the campus by planting and tending to the grounds around the university.

In celebration of Texas Tech's Arbor Day, students will participate in activities such as making your own plant in a mason jar, student organization awards, knockerball and live music by Rebecca Moreland, a San Antonio artist, now based in Nashville.

This year, students will receive free food, T-shirts and reusable water bottles to reduce waste on campus.

Juan Muñoz, senior vice president for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement and vice provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs, along with this year's Texas Tech homecoming king and newly elected student body president Holton Westbrook and homecoming queen Bailey Iverson, will hand out awards to student organizations for their achievements this year.

Almost 150 student groups are scheduled to attend.

For more information about Arbor Day, please visit the Student Union and Activities website.

Arbor Day is hosted by Student Union and Activities, Center for Campus Life, Grounds Maintenance, Hospitality Services, Tech Activities Board, Texas Tech Ethics Center, Office of Sustainability and Operations Division.

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CONTACT: Jon Mark Bernal, associate director, Student Union and Activities, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2963 or jm.bernal@ttu.edu.