|Texas Lutheran University hosts many annual events that exemplify the rich tradition that defines our institution. From the poignant discussions of the Krost Symposium to the ethereal voices of Vespers to the pomp and circumstance of Graduation ceremonies, these celebrations of achievement, culture, service and spirit represent what it means to be a part of the Texas Lutheran community.|
WHAT: Buy a beautiful, hand-crafted ceramic bowl for $15, receive a bowl of soup, and help bring attention to hunger in our community
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: TLU Campus – Jackson Park Student Activities Center (on Fleming Drive)
WHY: To help fight hunger in our community. Proceeds from the event will go to area food banks
TLU’s annual Krost Symposium brings together scholars, journalists, government officials, community leaders and others to discuss relevant and important issues of our time. Past symposium topics range from nuclear war to health care to the theological concepts of suffering and salvation. The symposium is one element of the university’s Krost Life Enrichment Program, established in 1977 to foster the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development of TLU students and the broader community. The program’s commitment to developing the whole person – body, mind and spirit – is a manifestation of, and central to, TLU’s mission of preparing young women and men for lives of purpose through leadership and service to others.
One of the founding fathers of the Krost Life Enrichment Program and Krost Symposium was Dr. Frank Giesber, professor emeritus of economics, who served Texas Lutheran as academic dean when the idea of the Krost program and symposium became a reality. In recognition of Dr. Giesber’s contributions to the establishment and on-going support of the Krost Program, the keynote presentation of each Krost Symposium is now titled the Frank Giesber Lecture.
|Brown Distinguished Lecture and Cultural Events|
The Brown Series is funded by the Brown Endowment, which was established by the late Jessie Schulz Brown, a 1938 Texas Lutheran graduate. Proceeds from the fund support lectures, concerts, art exhibits and other events to enrich the arts, sciences and culture at Texas Lutheran.
Past cultural events presented by TLU include Chanticleer, The Vienna Choir Boys, The Joffrey Ballet, The Guthrie Theatre, The Dixie Chicks, The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats and Canadian Brass.
Past speakers include Arun Ghandi, Bob Dole, Morris Dees, Barbara Ehrenreich, Harry Benson, Paul Roberts, John Besh and David Gergen.
In preparation for the holiday season, Texas Lutheran hosts its annual Christmas Vespers service. This celebration of music and word honors the integral role music has played in Texas Lutheran curriculum and cultural history. Audiences take advantage of the opportunity to hear the ethereal voices of the TLU choirs each year at both the Seguin and Austin performances.
Vespers tickets are free of charge, but must be reserved early due to the popularity of the holiday event. A freewill offering may be made in lieu of admission price. Check back in early November to reserve your tickets.
|Day of the Dogs |
Texas Lutheran University’s annual day of service, Day of the Dogs, takes place early in the spring semester, giving students the opportunity to reach out to the community through various service projects. As a fundamental element of the Texas Lutheran experience and education, service efforts continue throughout the student’s tenure.
Learn more about TLU volunteerism at the Center for Servant Leadership
|Choir Tour |
In an effort to share the gift of music, Texas Lutheran University Choirs take to the road with an exciting new program each year. Prospective students, parents, alumni, friends of the university and congregations gather in Texas’ cities to experience the otherwise inexpressible awe that is music.
|Student Academic Symposium|
As students and faculty alike wrap up the academic year, graduating seniors rally every lesson and experience from their academic career in preparation of a final culminating presentation. Each discipline showcases the talents and knowledge soon to be alumni have amassed over the years before sending graduates off on the next life journey.
Front Row is an annual fundraising event benefiting Texas Lutheran University’s 14 NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics teams. Since its inception in 2004, the event has raised more than $450,000. Guests have the opportunity to visit with and participate in a discussion with professional athletic figures. Past events have featured Matt Schaub, Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach.
Texas Lutheran University celebrates Commencement at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters for those students who have completed all requirements for graduation. A Baccalaureate Service is held the morning of Commencement where graduates and their parents are invited to join the TLU community in a final service led by the campus pastor before receiving diplomas.
|The Physics of Football|
Discover the science of bone-crunching hits, soaring field goals, and awe-inspiring passes when Tim Gay, professor of physics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, brings his series of one-minute physics lectures to the Texas Lutheran University campus on Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm in the Moody Science Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. To view Gay’s Nebraska segments, go to http://physics.unl.edu/outreach/football.html
University Holiday (TLU Offices closed)
|Summer Scholars Academy|
Location: TLU campus
TLU's Summer Scholars Academy is a two-week residential program that offers university-level courses for transferable college credit to academically gifted high school students. Each SSA student participates in two courses taught by select TLU faculty. Small classes, field trips, evening activities and a group service project offer high school students an opportunity to experience college life first-hand.
SSA will take place July 7-19 on the TLU campus. Course offerings include: hands-on psychology to boost brainpower, printmaking of comics to graffiti to painting, Windows Live Move Maker skills, DNA discovery, college composition writing; social effects and psychology behind mobile-based games and RPGs, American Sign Language and deaf culture, and college-level critical thinking.
The two-week academy is $1400 and includes tuition, room, board, books, and all associated activity fees and material costs. Need-based financial aid is available.
For more information and to apply and pay online, visit www.tlu.edu/ssa
|TLU/MTS Community Music Academy Summer Camps|
CMA is offering two camps and private lessons this summer to young musicians through grade 12. Summer Strings Camp and Vocal Arts Camp give students opportunities for private instruction, technique coaching and performing for friends and family on the final day of camp. Both camps will take place July 29-August 2 at Ayers Recital Hall in the Schuech Fine Arts Center on the TLU campus. Strings Camp runs from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and Vocal Arts Camp runs from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Lunch and a camp discount will be provided to students who participate in both camps. Family discounts are also available.
Summer 2013 private lessons are also available in violin, viola and cello.
Registration Deadline is July 25. For more information and to register, visit www.tlu.edu/cma