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The lecture is open to the public; no registration, tickets or reservations are required!
This weekend’s performance, “So, TU, Think you can Dance?” was a smashing success! There was a full house for both the Friday and Saturday night performances. Good thing we got there early to get our seats!
Here is a great article about it in the Tulsa World:
Some of the contestants were Musical Theatre majors, but others were majoring in Biology, Environmental Studies, etc. They were all great! Congratulations to all of you!
It’s nice to know that TU can, in fact, dance.
The direct URL for the Tulsa World Article is http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/article.aspx?subjectid=272&articleid=20120130_272_D1_CUTLIN345970
I can’t wait to read the reviews next year, when the students return to expand this year’s project.
Have you registered for the Financial Aid Workshop on Sunday? This is a GREAT workshop for parents of seniors. That’s right, students, you don’t even have to go! Just send your parents!
If your parents are like most other parents who are about to send a child to college, they probably have a lot of questions about financial aid. This workshop is the place to get all of these questions answered.
Our Director of Student Financial Services, Vicki Hendrickson, will explain the financial aid process in great detail- everything from filing financial aid forms to understanding your rights and responsibilities regarding financial awards. Vicki is great- she is very thorough and has a knack for explaining financial aid so that it just makes sense. Also, I will be there. If your parents have questions for me about admission and scholarships, I will be happy to chat with them!
Here are the details:
Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The University of Tulsa
Collins College of Business, Helmerich Hall, Room 219
2900 E. 5th Street (one block East of Delaware on 5th Street)
Online Registration (please register as a student, but list any parents/guardians that will be attending when it asks you to “add guests”. Students do not need to attend, but the registration needs to be made in the student’s name)
See you Sunday!
For those of you who don’t know, TU played in the Armed Forces Bowl against BYU on December 30th.
Unfortunately, we lost. In the last 11 seconds. I don’t really want to talk about it.
What I do want to do is show you some pictures from the big kickoff party in Dallas the night before the game. I wasn’t there, but I managed to get my hands on some party pics.
If you look closely, you might see some bloggers, University Ambassadors, and even an Admission Counselor…
TU might have lost the game, but we still had a good time. You will never struggle to find school pride around here!
I’m so impressed with students who can sing, act and play instruments. I’m tone deaf (OK, maybe it hasn’t been officially diagnosed, but it was suggested by my music teachers in school and is reiterated on a daily basis by my husband) and have always been fascinated by people with musical abilities that I obviously don’t have. I also know how many hours a week these students practice (on top of school, homework, work and other activities), which is also impressive. We have admitted a lot of very talented students this year. I hope you all decide to come to TU so I can watch you perform!
If you want to audition for a Performing Arts Scholarship, act fast! Here is the information:
January 27-29, 2012, TU will host a Performing Arts Weekend for students who wish to audition for talent-based scholarships for Fall 2012. Auditions for scholarships will be held at various times during the Performing Arts Weekend in the following areas:
- Instrumental Music
- Vocal Music
- Theatre (Acting)
- Theatre (Design)
- Musical Theatre (with Dance)
For information about auditions for scholarships in Instrumental Music or Vocal Music, click here. You do NOT have to major in music to audition for scholarships in either of these areas.
For information about auditions for scholarships in Theatre or Musical Theatre, click here. You do need to major in Theatre or Musical Theatre to audition for scholarships in either of these areas.
During the Performing Arts Weekend, students will also have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with an Admission Counselor, visit the Lorton Performance Center and attend a luncheon with current TU students.
In order to audition, you must have completed your application for admission to TU. If you haven’t done so already, you may apply at apply.utulsa.edu.
Things are winding down here at the Admission Office. If you have a question about your application, please make sure to call the office before 5:00pm today, because we will be closed tomorrow and next week. We will reopen Monday, January 2nd, and classes for TU students resume on January 9th. We have been mailing out Admission Decisions this week for Rolling Admission Applicants who completed their applications, so be sure to watch your mailbox…
Our office has had a fun week full of student visitors, office parties, and community service. Now, we want to wish each of you a safe, happy holiday season. Happy New Year!
Yesterday I met a prospective student who was visiting TU’s campus all the way from the island of Antigua and Barbuda. Careisha is in her final year of the IB Diploma Program at the Island Academy International School. She gave a presentation this summer at the International Baccalaureate Americas Annual Regional Conference, where she spoke about her journey from a community riddled with drugs and violence to being recommended to attend the Island Academy through Antigua’s Prime Minister.
Every year, I encounter students who awe and inspire me with their strength and perseverance students who are teenagers but have already been through more struggle and heartbreak in their lives than many of us will ever see. Students who pursue higher education, not because it is the norm or the expectation, but because it is a necessity if they are to break free from the crippling cycles that surround them.
Careisha is one of these students. I’m not going to tell you the details of her story, because it isn’t mine to tell. But I am going to thank her for visiting The University of Tulsa. She brightened up our Thursday afternoon.
Today is Careisha’s 18th birthday. It is also a holiday in Antigua, National Heroes Day. Happy Birthday, Careisha! And Happy National Heroes Day to someone who is on her way to being a hero herself.
With the ACT this weekend, and the end of the semester fast approaching, I’m sure most of you have been busy studying for tests.
At TU, the whole campus community is trying to be supportive of our students who are currently studying for finals. Different departments and organizations around campus are offering free food, fun study-break activities, or opening their offices to students who need a quiet place to study. I know Dr. Purser in the Chemistry Department arranged for the TU Shuttle to bring students to his house one evening earlier this week to decorate cookies. I’m sure other professors offered similar activities. The Office of Admission did- last night, we hosted a Holiday Party for our University Ambassadors. The UAs came by to eat pizza, decorate cookies, and play a few holiday games.
Good luck studying! Be sure to take some breaks, and try to get some sleep!