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Light the Tower: Longhorns Defeat K-State, 23-9

The University of Texas at Austin Tower will shine with an orange glow Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, to celebrate the Texas Football team’s 23-9 victory over Kansas State. On a blustery Saturday afternoon with heavy rain falling throughout the contest at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Texas (3-4, 2-2 Big 12 Conference) rushed for 274 yards …

Tower Shines for Academy of Distinguished Teachers Inductees

The University of Texas at Austin Tower will glow burnt orange Wednesday, October 14, in honor of the three new inductees into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers — Richard Corsi, Mechele Dickerson and John Markert — and all members of the Academy. The Academy of Distinguished Teachers is emblematic of the university’s commitment to excellence in …

Tower Shines for President Fenves

The university Tower will shine with a burnt orange glow Thursday, Sept. 17, in honor of the Presidential Inauguration of Gregory L. Fenves. To recognize his role as the 29th president of The University of Texas at Austin, the Tower’s windows will be lit to display “29.” Fenves began serving as president on June 3. He previously …

Tower Shines for UT Austin’s Birthday

The university Tower will shine with a burnt orange glow tonight in honor of UT Austin’s 132nd birthday. On Sept. 15, 1883, The University of Texas at Austin opened with one building, eight professors, one proctor and 221 students – and a mission to change the world. Today, UT Austin is a world-renowned higher education, …

Tower Shines For New Longhorns

On the evening of Tuesday, August 25, the Tower will be lighted orange during “Gone To Texas” to celebrate the arrival of the newest members of the Longhorn Nation. “Gone To Texas” is the official welcome for incoming students by the Office of the President. The event will welcome approximately 8,000 new students and guests and …