Dr. Heather Martinez currently serves as Director of the Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners, through her office she is responsible for implementing and overseeing programs and partnerships which serve the community, engage faculty, promote learning and encourage conversations about the value of higher education. Working with the IDEAL program she has helped kids find inspiration in Science and Technology.
American Graduate Day returns for its third year on September 27, 2014. This live national, multi-platform broadcast event focuses on the individuals and organizations working in communities across the country to keep students on the path to graduation.
Housed in another red-roofed building on the campus of Texas Tech University are some of the state's greatest historical artifacts, including the papers of great Texans like Preston Smith, Rick Husband and Willie McCool, and various physical artifacts of the ranches and railroads of Texas' heyday.
Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry stopped at the Student Union Building to promote the vote as part of the VoteTexas college tour that is aiming to clear up confusion about new voter ID laws and encourage younger voters before the November election.
Berry, appointed by Rick Perry, is also stopping at other Texas campuses including Lubbock Christian University, UT-Arlington, UT-Pan American, Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University, Rice University, Lamar University, UT-Austin, Texas State University and Texas Southern University.
Texas Tech Public Radio Managing Director Robert Giovannetti spoke with Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis about Tech's recent designation as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.