A Sophomore’s Letter of Gratitude

CarolineToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Caroline M., a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in Art History and Art Management. Caroline’s post was actually an unsolicited letter she wrote to her admission counselor, Beverly Wheeler, as an update to her freshman year. Caroline’s letter was so genuine and put into words so clearly the experiences of many students at TU, we just had to share…with her permission, of course.

Dear Beverly,

I am writing to merely keep in touch! I apologize for not keeping in contact, but I do think of you often and how fortunate I am to study here at TU.

This past year at TU (my freshman year) I took a variety of courses, mainly finishing up blocks and 1000/2000 level courses to start off my major in Art History and Art Management. I don’t think I’ve ever had a professor I did not like. They are all so kind, intelligible, and care about each individual student which really caught me off guard (but in a good way)! I still keep in touch with my English professor, Holly Mannucci, from first semester on a regular basis. Her class was only a block course in English, but she was very interested in my writing skills and interest in art, therefore we kept in touch. She has been a huge guide in supporting my writing skills and giving me the confidence in my abilities for other classes. Continue reading

Association for Black Collegians (ABC)

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Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Kyla S., a sophomore speech pathology major from Houston, Texas.

 

At the start of each school year, Student Association hosts a campus-wide activities fair for students to sign up for the various clubs that may spark their interest, grab a free t-shirt, and even a delicious snow cone (or two). As students congregate at the fair and listen to the latest pop chart hits, they also have the opportunity to speak with representatives from clubs about their goals and purpose. I proudly stood at my table as a representative of the ABC.  I spent all weekend creating a table runner made of traditional kente clothe, something I recently pinned on my DIY Pinterest board!!! It turned out amazing and really put the finishing touch on our African themed table.

 

So what exactly is ABC? ABC stands for Association of Black Collegians, an organization on campus that strives to create a support base for African-American and minority students on campus, through providing activities for all students that promote harmony and understanding of black culture and all other cultures of the world. Before you ask, no, ABC is not just for black students. We strongly encourage diversity and membership amongst ALL students.

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TU: A World of Opportunity

1402219_10202314715418383_492850590_oToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes from senior Michael M., a History and Education major from San Antonio, Texas. Michael also serves as the president of TU’s Student Association.

TU is the perfect size: small enough to feel comfortable, yet big enough that you can easily find new friends and experiences. There’s always something going on that can take you out of your usual circle to try something adventurous.

Since freshman year when I roomed in the John Mabee residence hall with a student from Saudi Arabia, many of my closest friends have been international students. TU’s international students made up 26% of the overall student body. This brings a lot of unique opportunities for everyone. I love being able to meet peers who come from nations around the world and to share our cultures with each other. Continue reading