Who doesn’t want…

…free concert tickets to one of the top-chart artists in the U.S.?

Every spring semester, TU’s student association puts on a week full of fun and free things (awesome, right?) called Springfest. For one of the events this year, SA went above and beyond by hosting Imagine Dragons in concert on our campus…and then gave each student a free ticket!

The following pictures only give a glimpse of how fantastic the concert was…

waiting for Imagine Dragons!

waiting for Imagine Dragons!

so many people

so many people

such great energy

such great energy

such great music!

such great music!

Tuesday with Tulsa: Golden Moments

Bryce C., a sophomore Energy Management and Finance double major from Dallas, shares some of his favorite Golden Moments from this school year.

After an incredible Liberty Bowl win against a Big 12 school, all the TU students went to Beale Street for New Years Eve.  The TU Alumni Association gave all students a travel package for the bowl game that was hard to resist…for $40, each student got: 2 nights in a hotel in Memphis, free tickets to the Bowl Game, free tickets to the bowl bash the night before in downtown Memphis with free food, and free bus transportation from the hotel to EVERYTHING – we never had to drive.  The entire trip is probably my favorite memory this far while going to TU.  Our hotel was basically sold out to just TU students who went to the bowl game, and it was such a fun trip with all my friends.  This picture is from downtown Memphis on New Years Eve after we beat Iowa State 31-17.

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Student Association, our student government, hosts different events each day of Homecoming week.  This past fall, one of the events was a campus-wide color run.  I had never participated in a color run so I didn’t really know what to expect, but it was so much fun.  We were given a route through campus to run, and there were 4 or 5 stations spaced out with people who threw dry, colored paint as you passed by.  At the end, everyone is covered in bright colors.  There was a huge turnout of students, and it was really fun.

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The very first football game last season (2012) was an away game at Iowa State. Myself and 3 friends decided that we wanted to road trip up to watch the game, so after the 8 hour drive (and seeing lots of corn fields), we arrived in Ames, Iowa. We basically started wandering through the tailgate lots to see if there were any other TU fans there. We couldn’t find many TU students, but we seemed to make friends with Iowa State fans everywhere we went. One older couple even invited us back to their tailgate spot after the game for dinner, which we accepted and brought some other TU fans with us.

I have a good friend on the football team, and he got us free tickets to the game. When we went to will call to pick them up, the Tulsa representative gave us front row seats because he wanted current students in the front. It was an awesome game, and because we were the loudest TU fans there and in the front row, the Fox Sports camera guy would come film us every time our team scored or held a third down. The picture you see is actually a Tulsa World (Tulsa’s Newspaper) reporter taking pictures of us being filmed. We ended up losing that game to Iowa State, but the 4 of us had an awesome trip…we also got revenge at the Liberty Bowl where we destroyed Iowa State.

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Spring Break!

I couldn’t go home for Spring Break this year because I had rowing practice.  It was great to be rowing because in the beginning of the week the weather was really nice, and I just enjoyed being out on the water!  However, the best part of the break for me was being able to see my parents! I am very close to my parents and not being able to see them in nearly two months has been hard because last semester I somehow managed to see them every month.  Anyway, they came to visit me at the end of spring break!  We had so much fun because we got to explore Tulsa.  

We went to the Gilcrease Museum, and to some of the restaurants that I had heard had amazing food, and went shopping! In case you were wondering some of the best places to eat are: McNellie’s, Mod’s, The Coffee House on Cherry Street (as I have said before), Tally’s, Elote Cafe, The Brook, and The Phoenix.  Although we only went to McNellie’s and Elote Cafe while my parents were here, I would recommend all of them!  There is a lot of great food in Tulsa.

The Gilcrease was really cool too because students get in free, and it is always fun to look at new exhibits.  It is slightly different from the Art Museum in St. Louis (where I’m from) because the Gilcrease has more art and artifacts from the American West.  I also had fun shopping at the mall, but my mom said that her favorite place to shop is still Utica Square (which is really convenient because it is so close to campus).  I really enjoyed having my parents here, and I look forward to seeing them again. :)20130324_123242