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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 2007 Events


Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar: Dr. Pamela Soltis

Dr. Soltis is curator of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida.

September 20, 2007 | 7:30 pm

more information about Dr. Pamela Soltis


A Night of Music with the Emerson String Quartet

This highly acclaimed group consists of Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Dutton and David Finckel, who have been playing together for over 30 years.

October 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

more information about the Emerson Quartet


Presidential Book Award Winners to Speak in Panel

The three most recent recipients of the Presidential Book Award will talk about their work and about their award winning books in a panel discussion.

October 30, 2007 | 3:30 pm

Presidential Book Award Recipients

Gary Forsythe

Hafid Gafaïti

Stephen Graham Jones


Free Screening of "Dancemaker"

Join us for a free screening of "Dancemaker," the Academy Award-nominated documentary about legendary choreographer Paul Taylor and his company.

November 28, 2007, 6 pm

more information about Paul Taylor Dance Company



Spring 2008 Events


Paul Taylor Dance Company

The Paul Taylor Dance Company of New York will perform on January 11 and January 12, with a different program planned for each night.

January 11-12, 2008 | 7:30 pm

more information about Paul Taylor Dance Company


Take the "A" Train with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Directed by Barrie Lee Hall, Jr.

The world-renowned Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform as part of a Blues and Jazz Festival

March 29, 2008 | 8:00 pm

more information about the Duke Ellington Orchestra


Phi Beta Kappa President: Dr. Allison Blakely

Dr. Allison Blakely will preside at the Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony

April 9, 2008 | 4:00 pm

more information about Phi Beta Kappa


A Night at the Opera: Santa Fe Opera

The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Singers

April 27, 2008 | 7:30 pm

more information about Santa Fe Opera


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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