Back at Home on Campus

Brittany James

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Brittany J., a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

“At last, I’m home.”

Those were the first words I whispered to myself as the limestone buildings and university gates came into view after my four-hour drive from Kansas City to Tulsa. Growing up, the words “house” and “home” always had the same meaning. It wasn’t until I came to college that I began to realize while a “house” is a building that provides sufficient shelter, a “home” is the place that provides comfort, support, and overall makes you happy.  While I love my family and enjoy the time I spend with them, my home is in Tulsa (as much as it annoys my mother when I say that). I simply feel so happy here and completely free to be myself. That is in large part due to the friends that I have made. Nothing beat the feeling of reuniting with those friends after three long months of separation. Even though I was sweating non-stop during move-in thanks to Oklahoma’s good ole humidity, I never stopped smiling. Continue reading

IB Program Beneficial for Many Reasons

Aryn Blog

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Aryn M., a sophomore double-majoring in chemistry and marketing from Wichita, Kan.

When I began my college search my junior year of high school I had never heard of The University of Tulsa. I knew I wanted a smaller school with easy access to a large city so my English teacher at the time suggested I take a look at TU. I was reluctant to visit— only because I thought I had my mind made up on another school. But I ended up loving the campus, the professors I met, as well as all the little things that make Tulsa such a great university. (How many other schools the size of TU have D1 athletics!) So not only had I found a school that was a perfect fit for me, but I was in for a big bonus when I realized how supportive Tulsa is of the work I had done in high school as part of the International Baccalaureate program. Continue reading

Benefits of an IB Program

Brittany JamesToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Brittany J., a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Two months into my junior year of high school, my phone (finally) began to automatically capitalize “IB.” For a lazy high school student, this came as a relief. But, if you happen to know any of these hardworking students, you know that IB students are anything but lazy. Research essays, literary discussions, math papers (“What high school student has to write math papers?” my father would ask) and chemistry experiments upgrade the workload of a normal high school student to that of a college freshman. While the daunting 4,000 word essay often made me want to pull my hair out, I couldn’t be more thankful for the strenuous workload that I embraced while I was still in high school once I was a real college freshman. Continue reading