L’Université de Tulsa

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When students return from a semester abroad, the Center for Global Education gives away t-shirts like these.

Back from Abroad event

Depending on where you studied abroad, The University of Tulsa is written in your country’s primary language. Since Thomas and I spent spring 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, our shirts are in French; although a large number of Belgians also speak Flemish. I think in this case the Dutch dialect was a little too obscure. It might seem silly or insignificant, but I was so excited to have my very own L’Universite de Tulsa shirt. It’s kind of a TU rite of passage.

Although I loved my time abroad, it is really nice to be back at TU. There’s something about the familiarity of home and of campus that can’t be beat. To read more about my studies in Belgium, visit my other blog posts from earlier this year!

Advice for Tulsa High School Students

02-26-14 haley anderson-210Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Haley A., a sophomore psychology major from Sand Springs, Okla.

When I began my college search, I always envisioned myself somewhere far away from my hometown. I didn’t want to be another face among the graduating seniors going to the state schools. I wanted to be different.

I began looking into schools in the Northeastern region of the country. On paper, the schools I researched were amazing. But none of them gave me a feeling of absolute certainty. The University of Tulsa was never even on my radar until my dad convinced me to attend a “Junior Day” event on campus. After visiting campus that day, my outlook changed completely; I realized that finding the perfect school for me was more about meaning than miles. Continue reading

TU’s Colorful Friendship Campaign

BrittanyToday’s blog post comes to us from Brittany J., a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Over the last few days, bright colored sticky notes have been popping up all over the university’s campus. The bright colors draw you in, but it is what is written on the notes that really make you think. Each of the sticky notes has a quote that relates to confidence, friendship, true beauty, and perseverance among women. All of them have different quotes, but the impact is the same: they resonate within us. We often forget the true value and representation of these qualities. However, when we read these little reminders we know just how true they are, and we can’t help but feel a little empowered by them.  The quotes can be as simple as “YOU are good enough!” to something a little bit deeper like “I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, ‘Because of you, I didn’t give up.’”Everybody with a Pinterest can probably admit to having a “Quote Board” where they pin quotes that give us strength and hope; they inspire us. In a way, TU has turned into a giant Pinterest board. Continue reading