New Student Orientation

Attention, freshmen…

Orientation is right around the corner! If you haven’t registered, click here.

I wanted to let you all know there will be a freshmen-wide Harvey chat this Wednesday, August 1st at 10pm central time about orientation.

What’s Harvey? Our online learning management system. You have probably logged on by now…but if you haven’t, check it out!

To log into Harvey, go to harvey.utulsa.edu enter your username and password (this is the same username and password as your email address, without the @utulsa.edu). The chat should appear under your calendar and be labeled as “Harvey Orientation Chat”. All incoming freshmen are encouraged to join so orientation leaders can answer any last minute questions and so you can meet other freshmen!

If you’re having trouble with logging in using the username and password, you can call the IT office at (918) 631-3500 or email it-desk@utulsa.edu.

We can’t wait to see you on campus in two weeks! Better start packing!

 

Pickle Olympics

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 This week’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog comes from Professor Charles M. Wood from the Collins College of Business and provides a glimpse into the marketing program at The University of Tulsa. 

Ever had trouble opening a pickle jar? Well, last spring, marketing students experienced this and more – from the perspective of being a senior citizen! One of their marketing class sessions was devoted to a relay-type race called the “Pickle Olympics” where each student donned a tie-dye jacket, translucent glasses, and clumsy gloves then attempted one of 30 challenges.

Challenges included finding the proper medication on a table full of pill bottles, opening a band-aid and applying it properly, dispensing a precise amount of water using a measuring cup, and the finale of course – required them to open a pickle jar with their large gloves already smeared with hand lotion.

The learning objective of the Pickle Olympics was to develop a sense of empathy among the students and help them discover new product ideas for the senior market not considered before.

A student’s experience with everyday activities is very different from an elderly person’s, mainly due to differences in physical strength, vision, and mobility. The marketing students came away from this experience with a fresh perspective – and a long list of new product ideas designed to assist senior consumers with everyday hassles!

For more information, please visit www.utulsa.edu/studioblue and www.novafellowship.org.