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Texas Lutheran University
Texas Lutheran University
Motto Veritas Christi Liberat Homines (The truth of Christ sets people free)
Established 1891
Type Private
Endowment $48,762,985[1]
President Ann M. Svennungsen
Undergraduates 1,400
Location Seguin, Texas, U.S.
Campus Suburban
Athletics American Southwest Conference Division III
Website www.tlu.edu

Texas Lutheran University is an undergraduate, private, coeducational university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The University was founded in 1891, and currently serves roughly 1,400 students each semester.

Founded in 1891 in Brenham, Texas as an academy of the First German Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Texas[2], the school moved to Seguin, Texas in 1912. After merging with Trinity College of Round Rock, Texas and Clifton College, the school was renamed Texas Lutheran College in 1930. The institution was once again renamed to its present title of Texas Lutheran University in 1996.

Students at TLU can major in 28 different fields of study. Thirty minors are also available, as well as nine pre-professional programs.

There are currently four social fraternities on campus: Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Tau, Zeta Chi and Sigma Phi Theta. There are also four social sororities: Kappa Pi Gamma, Beta Alpha Sigma, Delta Alpha Delta, and Xi Tau. In addition, many service groups also exist on campus.

The athletics department includes baseball, softball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, volleyball, women's cross country, women's track and field, and football. All sports teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and in the American Southwest Conference under their mascot, the Bulldogs.

Contents

Major Buildings on Campus

  • Alumni Student Center
  • O.G. Beck Center
  • Blumberg Library
  • Chapel of the Abiding Presence
  • President's House
  • Emma Frey Hall
  • Fritz Homestead
  • Hein Dining Hall
  • Jackson Auditorium
  • Jones P.E. Complex
  • Krost Center
  • Langner Hall
  • Lutheran Ministry Center
  • Moody Science Building
  • Schuech Fine Arts Center
  • Tschoepe Hall
  • AT&T Science Building

Admission

History

TLU Choir

The TLU Choir holds an annual Christmas Vespers program every year that is always well received and attended.

The Choral program at TLU includes the Women's Chorus, Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, as well as a small ensemble called Kantorei. The choir performs a wide variety of sacred and secular pieces. It is currently under the direction of Dr. Douglas R. Boyer.

Krost Symposium

Every year Texas Lutheran holds a Symposium on a single topic chosen for that year. This multi-day event brings in speakers with a wide range of view points on the topic. The first Krost Symposium was held in 1981.

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This Year's Symposium

Past Krost Symposium

  • 29th - Between Two Worlds - October 15-17, 2008
  • 28th - The Creative Journey and the Art of Activism - October 25-28, 2007
  • 27th - The Creative Journey of the Heart: Hate,Tolerance, Forgiveness, Hope. - September 28, 2006 [3]
  • 26th - The Creative Journey: Creativity at the Intersection of Art and Science - September 29 - October 2, 2005 [3]
  • 25th - The Creative Journey - September 23, 2004 [3]
  • 24th - The Creative Journey - September 18-19, 2003 [3]
  • 23rd - Drought Punctuated by Flood: Water in South Central Texas - November 21, 2002 [3]
  • 22nd - Women's Place: Transitional Roles for Women in the 21st Century - February 21-22, 2002 [3]
  • 21st - The Evolution of Intelligence: Brain, Behavioral and Computational Approaches - March 22-23, 2001 [3]
  • 20th - The Persecution and Martyrdom of Christians Since 1950 - February 7-8, 2000 [3]
  • 19th - The Role of Sports in Society - February 11-12, 1999 [3]
  • 18th - This is our story . . . this is our song. - February 12-14, 1998 [3]
  • 17th - Energy Metabolism: Form Cellular Mechanic to Public Health Challenges - February 6-7, 1997 [3]
  • 16th - Molecular Biology: Opportunities & Implications - February 12-13, 1996 [3]
  • 15th - Education: A culture in search of a renewed vision. - February 6-7, 1995 [3]
  • 14th - Health Care in America: Who Shall Pay - February 7-8, 1994 [3]
  • 13th - Salvation: Hindu, Christen, Jewish, Muslin, and Buddhist attempts to define it and to attain it. - February 1-2, 1993 [3]
  • 12th - 500 Years of Interaction - February 13-14, 1992 [3]
  • 11th - Towards 2000: Issues in our Global Future - February 21-22, 1991 [3]
  • 10th - Suffering: Interfaith and Intercultural Interpretation of Job - January 31-February 1, 1990 [3][4]
  • 9th - Centuries of Familiarity: The Family and Social Change - February 1-2, 1989 [3][4]
  • 8th - Examining the Chemical Culture - February 3-4, 1988 [3][4]
  • 7th - Journey: Central American Migration - February 5-6, 1987 [3][4]
  • 6th - The Disabled: Toward Quality of Life - March 7-8, 1986 [3][4]
  • 5th - Waterworks: Planning a Texas Future - February 28-March 1, 1985 [3][4]
  • 4th - Liberation: Common Hope in a Complex Hemisphere - February 22-24, 1984 [3][4]
  • 3rd - Nuclear Weapons: The Human Impact - February 10-12, 1983 [3][4]
  • 2nd - Texas Oil Frontiers: Past, Present, Future - April 29-30, 1982 [3][4]
  • 1st - Walter Prescot Webb and the Crisis of a Frontierless Society. In Celebration of Our Best Hope for a New Frontier: Space - April 23-24, 1981 [3][4]

Past Presidents

Presidents at Seguin, TX

  • 2007-Present Rev. Ann M. Svennungsen
  • 1994-2007 Dr. Jon N. Moline [5]
  • 1976-1994 Dr. Charles H. Oestreich [6][5]
  • 1969-1976 Dr. Joseph Karl Poch Menn [5][6]
  • 1963-1969 Dr. Martin L. Cole [5] [6]
  • 1962-1963 Dr. A.G. Gustafson Second interim presidency. [5][6][7]
  • 1959-1962 Rev. Dr. Marcus Rieke [5][6]
  • 1958-1959 Dr. A.G. Gustafson Acting president. [5][6]
  • 1954-1958 Dr. Edward A. Sagebiel [5][6]
  • 1929-1954 Rev. Dr. William F. Kraushaar [5]
  • 1906-1912 at Brenham, TX 1912-1929 at Seguin, TX Rev. Dr. Carl Weeber [5][6]

In 1928: "Gaining of accreditation of sufficient high school units with The University of Texas, and changing of the title of director to president." [6]

Director at Brenham, TX

[8]

  • 1903-1906 Rev. F. Zimmermann [5][6]
  • 1902-1903 Rev. E. Gerfen [5][6]
  • 1897-1902 Rev. H. J. Romberg [5][6]
  • 1895-1897 Rev. O. Hartmann [5][6]
  • 1891-1895 Rev. G. Langner [5][6]

Notable alumni

External links

Andy Puryear-Tlu Football star. and thermo-oceanantic drill or exxon

References

  1. ^ Texas Lutheran University, US News America's Best Colleges 2008.
  2. ^ Wiederaenders, Arthur G.: TLC's First Century: an Age of growing Excellence, page 1. Craftsman Printers Incorporated Lubbock, Texas
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Krost Symposium Poster Hanging in the Krost Building on TLU Campus.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Wiederaenders, Arthur G.: TLC's First Century: An Age of Growing Excellence,page 86.Craftsman Printers Incorporated Lubbock, Texas
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Pictures hanging on 2nd story in Beck Center, on TLU Campus, near presidents office
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Wiederaenders, Arthur G.: TLC's First Century: an Age of growing Excellence, pp 1-3. Craftsman Printers Incorporated Lubbock, Texas
  7. ^ Has only one picture on the wall in Beck Center, on TLU campus.
  8. ^ All the Directors pictures hang in one frame in Beck Center, on TLU campus.


Simple English

Texas Lutheran University is a private Lutheran university in Seguin, Texas, United States. It is a small school with about 1300 students enrolled and it was founded in 1891.[1]

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