|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
|Dramatic Media Production: NO EXIT|
Location: Jackson Auditorium
By Jean-Paul Sartre
Evenings: Friday, and Saturday @ 7:30 PM
Matinees: Friday and Sunday @ 2:30 PM
Hell is other people! Thus goes the famous line and premise from this modern classic by the Nobel Prize-winning author and existentialist, Jean-Paul Sartre. When three recently deceased souls are escorted to the same room in hell, they are struck by the incongruity of it all. The fire-and-brimstone of mythology is nowhere to be found, replaced by décor in the Second Empire style. Not all is comfortable, however. The windows are bricked up, the lights are always on, and of course—there is no exit. Though this trinity of strangers tries to establish routines and relationships, they quickly learn that they have been placed together to make each other miserable. As they gradually learn about the crimes and failings of their past lives, they realize that they are doomed to an eternal torment worse than physical torture.
For more information about the 2013-2014 Dramatic Media Season, visit www.tlu.edu/productions.
|TAP - The Show|
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Jackson Auditorium
|TLU Band Concert|
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Jackson Auditorium
|Summer Scholars Academy Preferred Application Deadline|
Apply for SSA by March 15 and get $15 off your application deposit.
SSA is July 13-25, 2014.
New for SSA 2014:
- Commuter Option - Save $450 by living at home during the academy if you live within 25 miles of TLU
- Application Deadline Discounts - Apply by a certain date and get a discount on your application deposit
- Social Media Activity Discounts - Get an additional $5 off your application deposit for interacting with SSA and TLU over social media
- Math Course - Take a new approach to math problem-solving with the new course offering
SSA is a two-week 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.