Texas Tech University

Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

From classical music to modern dance performances, from thought provoking lectures by public intellectuals to those of authors and poets, the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series provides engaging entertainment and learning opportunities for the Texas Tech campus and community alike. Don't miss a moment!


Fall 2006 Events


Taylor 2 Residency

The Father of Modern Dance

September 25-29 | A Week In Residence

more information about Taylor 2 Residency


Truth in Nonfiction Symposium

Truth in Nonfiction Symposium with National Book Award Finalists and Judges

October 10-11 

Symposium Panelists
Mark Bowden
Dennis Covington
Brenda Wineapple
Gregory Wolfe


President's Book Award Panel

President's Book Award Panel Featuring Winners of the 2005 President's Book Award

November 9

Philip A. Dennis

The Miskutu People of Awastarta

Dorothy Chansky

Composing Ourselves: The Little Theatre Movement and the American Audience

William Wenthe

Not Till We are Lost: Poems



Spring 2007 Events


Engaging Young Readers: A Festival of Authors and Ideas

Featuring talks and interactive presentations by the authors, book signings, break-out sessions, and more.

February 16-17 | 8 am - 4 pm

Marla Frazee

Author and Illustrator

Allyn Johnston

Editor-in-Chief Harcourt's Children's Books

Terry Trueman

Michael Printz Honor Author

Texas Tech University Press Authors

Melodie A. Cuate
Carlos Nicolás Flores
Sheila Wood Foard
Jo Harper
Dewey Johnson
Lucy Fischer-West


Formal installation of Phi Beta Kappa set to feature Dr. John Churchill on the Importance of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education

The importance of liberal arts and sciences will be the topic of a campus discussion featuring Phi Beta Kappa Society Executive Secretary Dr. John Churchill

April 11, 2007 | 4:00 pm

more information about Phi Beta Kappa


Santa Fe Opera

The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Singers

April 22, 2007 | 7:30 pm

more information about Santa Fe Opera


Chris Gardner on "Happyness"

Appearance and book signing

April 26, 2007 | 2:00 pm

more information about Chris Gardner


Contact & Comment

To suggest topics, speakers or performers for future events, or to comment on the current series, contact Presidential Lecture & Performance Series lead administrator
Dori Bosnyak.

Parking Arrangements

We greatly appreciate University Parking Services for their consideration of our patrons in agreeing to provide complimentary parking preceding our events. Parking lots that are available for complimentary use are R03 - the Library lot, R11 - the Band lot, R07 - the Administration Building lot, and R13 - the Visitor lot. Please refer to the map for parking lot locations. Please note that parking in handicap, service and reserved spaces until 11:00 pm is prohibited without a valid TTU parking or handicap permit.

Past Series Events

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