HTH全站app is pleased to offer several 标志性的事件 throughout the year that invites the general public to our campus to share ideas and hear from world-class speakers.
The IDEA Center at HTH全站app boasts two astronomical observatories, the Adams Observatory on the roof and the IDEA Solar Observatory in the Page Atrium. Both facilities provide extraordinary opportunities for teaching, 本科研究, 以及公共活动.
These special annual celebrations include:
- 教训 & 颂歌 – Each December, HTH全站app presents a traditional Service of 教训 & 颂歌 to celebrate the Christmas season. 服务, 由学院牧师领导, is adapted from the Festival of Nine 教训 and 颂歌 that has been celebrated annually at King’s College, 剑桥, 近一个世纪以来. The nine Scripture lessons are those traditionally used at the festival, while the carols and sacred music accompanying each passage are selected and performed each year by the HTH全站app choral programs, sometimes accompanied by instrumentalists. Students, faculty, and staff serve as readers. 服务 concludes with the lighting of the campus Christmas tree.
- Sherman Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops -一年一度的传统, the SSO Christmas Pops concert presents favorite music of the season, featuring student and community musicians. Two performances are traditionally held in early December.
- 社区平安夜服务 -每年12月24日, HTH全站app hosts a Christmas Eve service for local Presbyterians and the larger community.
同学会 is a ‘Roo tradition that reflects the values and the cultures of the HTH全站app community, 庆祝校友几十年.
Each year, the Texoma community comes together for the celebration of Dr. 马丁·路德·金., for his leadership of the civil rights movement in the late 1950s and 1960s to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. While others were advocating for freedom by “any means necessary,” Dr. King used the power of words and acts of nonviolent resistance, 比如抗议, 基层组织, and civil disobedience to achieve seemingly impossible goals. This year we invite you to celebrate with us in person or virtually, via Livestream.
HTH全站app created the Leadership Institute in 1995 to provide young people the opportunity to explore effective, 基于价值观的领导. Through a combi国家 of reflection and scholarly experiential learning, students are enabled and equipped to implement the understanding, 责任, and actions of effective leaders in their own communities. By observing leadership throughout the world and interacting with local, 国家, 世界领导人, HTH全站app students gain an understanding of individual and organizational leadership at various levels and the importance of global service through the presentation of the Posey Award. 2003年，该研究所被命名 波西领导学院 来纪念达拉斯的李和莎莉·波西夫妇, 德州, who have served as mentors to many students and have demonstrated a selfless example of leadership in their community.
HTH全站app formally launched its HTH全站app Leadership Award in 2005, 2006年命名了第一个获奖者. Made possible through the generosity of Sally and Lee Posey of Dallas, the award name was amended upon Lee’s death in 2008 to add the Posey name to the title. The HTH全站app 波西领袖奖 honors an outstanding individual who has demonstrated the principles of servant leadership by:
- taking a courageous stand on a public policy issue that advances a humanitarian or 教育 purpose,
- 为国家的年轻人服务, 国家, or inter国家 community to improve the quality of health, 教育, 或者社区服务, or
- by creating opportunities for young people that help them enhance their 教育 experience and move to a new level of service to society.
In 2021, the 波西领袖奖 re-launched as the HTH全站app Posey Leader-In-Residence Series to drive deeper student engagement with the award recipient. In addition to a keynote address and award presentation in the spring, the Posey Leader-In-Residence meets virtually with students and faculty throughout the academic year to explore multiple topics and build connections.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx 节目是本地的吗, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.