Upcoming Events

Alumni Night at Minute Maid Park

June 27, 2017 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

2017 TLU Women’s Retreat

July 21, 2017 6:00 pm - July 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Krost Symposium 2017

September 27, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Connecting With Comics

Krost Symposium 2017

September 28, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Connecting With Comics

Homecoming 2017

October 6, 2017 all day

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Hettinger Lecture Series

The Dr. Deborah Hettinger Alumni Faculty Lecture Series features live webinar-style lectures from TLU faculty, alumni, and staff about specialized topics. The series began in 2011 and has included lectures from Dr. Oekerman (Reading to Your Children: It is never too early to start!), Dr. Squires (The Role of Exercise in Metabolic Syndrome Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes), Dr. Jonas (Disease of the Week), Dr. McClusky (Astronomy, the Universe, and Faith; thoughts from a Lutheran Scientist), Dr. Phil Ruge-Jones (Performing Mark's Passion Story), and many others.

Viewers can use the livestream site's social media function to ask questions or make comments during the actual presentation, allowing for a lively conversation. Mark your calendar for some of the upcoming conversations or view the archived lecture videos. All lectures begin promptly at 12 p.m. and will last a minimum of 25 minutes, while others may last 45 minutes. Don't be afraid to join even if you're late!

Dr. Steven S. Vrooman - Meaningful Choices: Everyday Communication Lessons from the Field of Game Design

September 15, 2016 at 12 PM - Watch Here

This talk will explore what we can learn about communication and persuasion from games and game design. More and more of education is becoming “gamified.” This is for a reason, and it is not just because games are fun. Games unlock very particular kinds of interactions between people, and we can unlock some very interesting possibilities by understanding how they work.

Dr. Judith Hoffmann - Texas Population Changes and Growth

October, 13, 2016

Dr. Germaine Walsh - Tolkien

This lecture will discuss J.R.R. Tolkien's most well known work, "The Lord Of The Rings." Her talk will explore two themes from Tolkien’s work: how he seeks to inspire the experience of wonder, and how he depicts the development of moral virtue, especially the virtue of wisdom. In considering these themes, Dr. Walsh will focus especially on two characters from "The Lord of the Rings," Gollum and Éowyn.

November 10, 2016

Pastor Kara Stewart - Putting the Silent Back Into Silent Night

December 15, 2016

Dr. William Squires & Pete Silvius '98 - Obesity Metabolic Syndrome Diabetes: A Pandemic

February 9, 2017

Lecturer Beth Barry - Write to Serve: Peace in the World, One Assignment at a Time

March 9, 2017

Dr. Stuart Dorsey - TBA

April 27, 2017

Dr. Scott Bailey- Brewcraft

April 5, 2016

Scott Bailey, professor of psychology, began homebrewing while studying the neuroscience of taste learning in graduate school in the early 1990s. This spring, he is teaching Brewcraft, a course on homebrewing, to TLU students.

For his Hettinger Lecture, he will provide an overview of techniques for brewing beer at home. He will address how beer’s key ingredients—water, malt, hops, and yeast—can be manipulated to create the spectacular and growing array of beer styles from around the world today. A Q&A session will follow the multimedia presentation for those who are interested in learning to brew, taking their brewing to the next level, or simply wanting to know more about what it takes to make great beer.

Watch the archived YouTube video.

Rev. Luther Oelke `59 - History of TLU

March 24, 2016

Rev. Luther Oelke '59, the director of church relations emeritus and volunteer archivist, has seen a lot of the university's history firsthand. He will be sharing a version of his historical presentation that he has shown to countless TLU students and faculty over the years. If you've seen one of his presentations before, you know that no two are the same.

Watch the archived live stream.