Beginning of the year fun!

Mercedes
Another year has started and I am so glad to be back on campus at TU! This is my second year here but last year I lived in Fisher West Suites. This year I get the chance to live in Fisher South, the all freshman residence hall, since I now work for housing.  Let me tell you, this dorm is the most social place and I love it! Everyone is always out and doing things whether it’s watching all of the Harry Potter movies in one weekend, playing games, or just hanging out.

One of the great things that happens during the first semester are Hurricane Thursdays. Every Thursday is a different event, which are mainly geared towards getting the freshman involved with things on campus, but are open to every TU student. So far we’ve had events such as First Thursday which was a big activities fair, Pizzas of Tulsa that was put on by RHA so everyone can sample the different pizza places around town, and a Pool Party Fiesta which included live music and Qdoba. Most recently the hall government in Fisher South put on Boxer Bash, which is a dance in your underpants! Everyone dances the night away while their boxers are proudly shown on the outside of their pants. We got to enjoy a DJ while also getting to eat tons of pizza, donuts, and cookies in the shape of boxers!

It’s only been a month of school and I’m so excited to see what the rest of the year brings!

Big/ Little Reveal

One of the most exciting things that happens in a sorority is getting a “little sis”.  In my sorority house, we go on things called big/ little dates where all of the potential bigs and  littles go somewhere to eat or just hang out to get to know each other.  One of my favorite nights was game night; we got to play my favorite game called Catch Phrase and we also played a game called heads up.  It is on the iPhone and you should all get it because it is the best game!!!!!  On Sunday evening, the bigs found out who their littles were, and I was beyond excited! :) We had to keep it a secret until the next Sunday, which was really hard. During the week we gave our littles lots of food and a couple of clues to help them figure out who we were.  Although some of the clues are false because it throws them off and it is entertaining to see them try to guess to their bigs are based on false clues.  We made our clues look cute and crafty so it was fun :) Here is an example of my clues on the 2nd day (there were three days).20130925_195535

Then the day came where we got to reveal ourselves to our littles.  It was great! We decorated boxes and Sprang out of them when our littles got there.  It was a fun and  joyous moment.  Here are some of the bigs observing the action before their littles come:20130929_183349

It was a great time, and I am so glad!

Tuesday with Tulsa: A look into a new block course

lauraToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa guest blog post was written by Dr. Laura Stevens, Associate Professor of English at TU.

I have taught at the University of Tulsa for fifteen years, and during that decade-and-a-half my teaching has almost never moved past the year 1800. Next semester, though, I have decided to take the plunge into more contemporary material, with a Block I class titled “Beyond Bella: Twenty-First-Century Girls’ Adventure.”twilight

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