For this week’s Tuesday with Tulsa, we asked Rick Arrington, the Assitant Dean of Admission for the Collins College of Business, What can high school students do with their IB Diplomas?
Read his answer below…
Hello, Prospective Students!
Are you an IB student? Working hard? Staying busy with your CAS work? Thinking about finishing up your Extended Essay and your Group 4 project?
That’s all great! It may not seem like it now, but your hard work is really going to pay off. Especially if you check out The University of Tulsa (TU)!
So, what do we have for you? I’m glad you asked!
For IB Diploma students (let’s start small): we waive the TU application fee. Yea! Not too big a deal, but if you’re applying to a lot of schools, those application fees start to add up. Apply to a great university, but save the app fee! Go to http://www.utulsa.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/apply-online.aspx to get started. When you finish the application, don’t send a check; just let us know you’re an IB Diploma student with a note from your IB Coordinator. Your Coordinator may have the Application Fee Waiver to help you.
Fall Semster is my favorite semester because of all the fun happenings both on and off campus! Homecoming and Football being two of my personal favorites along with coming home for the Holidays!
Tulsa State Fair was fun, we went with some of the freshmen on campus and saw Eli Young Band for 2$. Great night that did not break the bank!
Anna, Sarah, Myself, Alec, Christopher, & Thomas, some of the TU Top Ten Freshmen
Courtney, Alexa and I at Starbucks at Utica with our parents during Parent’s Weekend
Sarah, Maggie (My roomate) and I tailgating for the Pink Out!
One of my best friends and I with the President and his Wife!
Today’s post is from Earl Johnson, Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services and Dean of Admission:
During this season of Thanksgiving, we often find many things to be thankful for. At The University of Tulsa, we have witnessed the growth of our campus facilities, a rise to 75th nationally in the U.S. News and World Report rankings, and most importantly we have seen unprecedented student success, academically and in the job market. The word is spreading about all of the wonderful things happening at TU, as evident by the number of students who submitted an application under our Early Action Plan. We are indeed thankful for your interest. Today, I have the pleasure of offering admission to a record number of Early Action applicants. The letters will be mailed today and I hope you will share the good news with family and friends as you gather for Thanksgiving. From the Golden Hurricane family at The University of Tulsa, congratulations to all of our students who have been granted admission under the Early Action Plan. I look forward to welcoming you to the TU class of 2016. Happy Thanksgiving!
Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services and Dean of Admission
For those of you that don’t know, all the sororities and fraternities have their own Philanthropy Week that takes place throughout the year. During a sorority or fraternity philanthropy week, dinners and events are sponsored in support of the organization that fraternity/sorority supports.
So in short, last week was Chi Omega’s philanthropy week also known as Hootiefest which supports The Make A Wish Foundation of Oklahoma . Throughout the week Chi O had different events in which fraternities competed in order to win Hootiefest. The final event, also the biggest, is always Chi Sing! It’s not your average lip-sync competition (as participants actually have to SING! haha). Fraternities usually go all out for the event with hopes of winning the prized tropy.
Long story short….after days and countless hours of practice and tears, and the freqent use of Red Bull, my fraternity, KAPPA SIGMA, showed up and won Chi O Sing 2011! Enjoy the video below and hopefully you’ll get a laugh from it.
Kappa Sigma Chi Sing 2011 (My Girl, Dead or Alive, Larger Than Life)
It’s been a pretty busy couple of weeks since Homecoming, but I’m excited for Thanksgiving break next week! We get a whole week off for break unlike other schools that only get a couple of days, so it will be really nice to go back to St. Louis and have some time to spend with my family.
This past weekend was really fun! On Saturday, I had the opportunity to run my first long-distance race. I was always a sprinter and a hurdler when I ran track in high school, so it was really different for me to be running a long race! McNellie’s, a really popular restaurant in downtown Tulsa, hosted a 4 mile race that wound all through the streets of downtown and passed by all of the amazing landmarks of the city. I was able to run the whole race without walking at all–a huge feat for me–and it was even better because I had a bunch of my friends there with me! There were a ton of TU students down there participating!
My friends and me at the McNellie's Run!
After the race, a whole group of us went to a really great local restaurant downtown called the Blue Dome Diner. We had breakfast for dinner (the best!) and then headed home for a much needed evening of rest and movie watching. Then, Sunday brought Tulsa Time! We had over 150 high school seniors on campus for our admission program, and I loved each and every moment of it! I got to talk with so many great students and parents, and I hope that they loved TU as much as I do! It’d be great to see them all here on campus next fall! In the meantime, I’m excited for the end of the semester, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the spring semester (I’m graduating…that’s so crazy!), and all that the next few months will bring.
Guest Blogger: Victoria Hui
I can’t believe I had just had my last fall Tulsa Time at TU! For those prospective students who don’t know, Tulsa Time is a two-day program where prospective students can stay overnight on campus to truly experience what TU is all about. There is programming on Sunday and Monday that gives students and parents a glimpse into all the majors, activities, and opportunities that are available on campus. It is my favorite program that I get to be a part of as a University Ambassador. Unfortunately I am not able to host a prospective student, but I still enjoyed being able to talk to them at the various activities.
Attending TU has so many benefits such as a great education, wonderful one-on-one time with professors and numerous internship opportunities. While these things are all great and a wonderful reason to consider attending TU, there is more to TU and the city of Tulsa than just educational benefits. Tulsa is full of so many opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
One of the many benefits of being a TU student is free admission to the Gilcrease Museum, home of the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of art of the American West. While there is definitely an educational element in the museum, it is a ton of fun! The Gilcrease has a lot of paintings and such inside and beautiful nature and art outside. I went with a bunch of friends and we had an absolue blast, besides getting to work on our archery.
A lot of cool opportunities can come out of simply paying attention to all of the free things about which the college sends e-mails. I had actually never seen Pirates of the Caribbean before (I know, crazy), but the TU Student Association purchased some tickets to the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra’s performance of the score with the movie being played on the screen behind them. So my first time to see The Curse of the Black Pearl was with a live orchestra! It was pretty incredible. Here is a photo of the screen at intermission along with the orchestra’s seats.
On a completely unrelated note, one of the things I really enjoy at TU are all of the gorgeous flowers that are planted around the campus. Here is a photo of some really pretty flowers with the library in the background!
And with that I will leave you with wishes for a happy and relaxing Thanksgiving!