One of the things I have always wished I could take a part in is Habitat for Humanity. I never had the time required to be an active member of the Habitat group on campus, but I had the great opportunity this month to spend a Saturday morning working on a build. I am not a morning person, to say the least, but we all got up bright and early and headed to the build site. This was the sixth Saturday that they worked at this site and all of the girls that were there manned up to do some heavy lifting. We drilled these orange “huggies” to the roof so that when people put up the singles they have something to support them if they were to start slipping. We also nailed beams to the roof and metal hurricane brackets to each beam connecting the roof to the wall. It was actually really fun and my favorite part was getting to use a nail gun!
Even if building houses isn’t your thing and you still want participate in some sort of community service, TU makes it so easy! It is never hard to find a project to plug into; the only hard part is choosing which projects you can commit to with out over committing yourself!
Me last Halloween, courtesy of an iPhone
I want to preface this post by saying that I’ve never taken a photography class in my life. The only camera I was familiar with was the one on my iPhone.
However, this semester I took a photography class and it has been very enjoyable. TU offers not only digital but also black and white photography (which is what I’m currently taking). The class teaches you the basics of using a 35mm camera and how to take black and white photographs. Sounds simple but you’ll quickly learn that taking a photo, developing the film, and lastly making the print is a pretty extensive but rewarding process. I’ll be sure to show off some of my better prints once I finish the class this semester. TU offers many interesting classes like these and I encourage anyone currently at TU or considering coming here to check them out. College is a time of learning, so why not learn something new?
TU is extending our Early Action Deadline until Friday, November 8, 2013.
TU is now receiving all documents from the Common Application, but some
applicants and high schools may still be experiencing difficulties with the
process on their end. Many colleges have made the decision to extend the
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Hey everyone! My name is Kat, I’m a freshman and I am thrilled to be writing for the University of Tulsa Admissions Blog. I’ve spent a little over two months here and I’m so amazed at everything new I’ve experienced.
A little about myself: I am currently living in Fisher South dorms (the co-ed freshman dorms), I’m a pledge in the Chi-Omega sorority, I’m interested in studying Communications as a major, and am over 1,500 miles away from my home in Boston. Boston is a city filled with amazing schools, an abundance of culture, and one you will never be bored in. So when my friends first heard I was interested in leaving my beloved city to come to a school so far away all I heard was, “But why Oklahoma…?”
I saw this view when I first came to TU for Tulsa Time last spring and I fell instantly in love. The students and faculty’s welcoming nature made me feel right at home. When I learned about all the amazing in and outside of classroom opportunities, I knew this was the place for me. I have already met so many great people, am ecstatic about my decision to come here, and cannot wait to see what the next 4 years here have to offer!
My name is Anna, and I’m a new blogger for the University of Tulsa Admission Blog. First of all, I want to say how excited I am to be blogging. I’m a current freshman at TU, and I’ve already gotten the opportunity to do so many cool things, this blog being one of them.
Second, I just wanted to give a few basic facts about myself. Like I said, I’m a freshman at TU, and am LOVING it so far. It’s been two months now, but, to be honest, it feels like I’ve been here my whole life. I’m from a suburb of San Francisco, so I am a LONG way from home… 1,720 miles to be specific. The only hard thing about my transition into the college life really is the distance; other than that, it’s been pretty easy for me, especially since everything about TU is really welcoming.
My classes so far haven’t been too hard, which is encouraging and worrying at the same time. Part of the reason for the ease, though, might be that I haven’t declared a major yet. I know I’m in the College of Arts and Sciences, but that’s about as specific as it gets. Now that I’m halfway through the semester, I’m thinking I might want to double major in Elementary Education and French, but we’ll see what happens with that…
Once again, I’m really excited to be blogging and I can’t wait to post more!
This marks my second year at TU and with that second year comes a whole new wealth of knowledge. Lucky for you readers, I am willing to part with that knowledge. There are tons of fun and unique activities to take part in on campus but there’s a whole bevy of things to do outside of the University of Tulsa as well. Downtown Tulsa is a robust and busy area, rich with art and community (and it’s only 3 miles away from campus) that students can take advantage of while attending TU. Downtown Tulsa is home to locations like The Guthrie Green, an outdoor performing space and garden. Every week they show classic films, have concerts, host fairs and all kinds of great activities (and it’s usually free too). In the past week alone I’ve been to The Guthrie Green to see a movie, visit a technology fair, and see a hip hop concert. The Guthrie Green has a little something for everyone and I encourage all TU students to take advantage of this unique location. For more information on the events The Guthrie Green will be hosting here is their website http://www.guthriegreen.com/
Each sorority and fraternity has a special philanthropy they support. My house’s philanthropy is Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness. To raise money for the foundation we held a dinner on Monday called Kappasta where we served pasta… obviously! It was really good. We even got breadsticks from Olive Garden. Anyway, we sponsored a dodge ball tournament, and a bunch of teams from around campus sign up and play against each other. It is so fun! I had a lot of work to do, but I didn’t want to leave.
These events lead up to the big event… Tulsa’s Race for the Cure, which was held last Saturday. I did an untimed race, which is fine because I am slow (but I was really proud of myself because I went a lot faster than I thought I would)! I had a lot of fun and my sorority sisters were there to run with me! One of the girls walked with her Grandmother, who is a cancer survivor. I finished the race just before it began pouring rain, yet I still got soaked. Here is a picture of us after the race (after it started raining):