Over the last few days, bright colored sticky notes have been popping up all over the university’s campus. The bright colors draw you in, but it is what is written on the notes that really make you think. Each of the sticky notes has a quote that relates to confidence, friendship, true beauty, and perseverance among women. All of them have different quotes, but the impact is the same: they resonate within us. We often forget the true value and representation of these qualities. However, when we read these little reminders we know just how true they are, and we can’t help but feel a little empowered by them. The quotes can be as simple as “YOU are good enough!” to something a little bit deeper like “I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, ‘Because of you, I didn’t give up.’”Everybody with a Pinterest can probably admit to having a “Quote Board” where they pin quotes that give us strength and hope; they inspire us. In a way, TU has turned into a giant Pinterest board. Continue reading
Sustainability, conservation, reduce/reuse/reclaim/repurpose/recycle are all buzz words and phrases that are becoming more popular in American culture. But what do they really mean? What are these ideas really talking about?
Sustainability is an umbrella concept that seeks to create a balanced existence on the earth. Sustainability means taking the long-term view of how our actions affect future generations, and making sure we don’t deplete resources or cause pollution at rates faster than the earth is able to renew them.
The University of Tulsa has a sustainability committee that works to create this balance on campus. Some current projects are:
- TU Bike Program
- The Trayless Challenge
- Single Stream Recycling
- The Green Team
For more information about any of these programs, please visit www.utulsa.edu/sustainability.
All students/staff/faculty are invited and welcome to join our sustainability committee that meets monthly. Our first meeting will be announced on our website, and on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TulsaUSC.
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Blair (BSBA Business Management and Marketing ’07) and Christina ‘Clayton’ (BS, Communication ’09) Frederick. The couple met at TU and are now married and reside in Houston.
Upon graduating from TU in 2007, I began work in the oil and gas industry in Houston. I quickly learned that each person in the professional world had a very different college experience. Most of my colleagues attended larger universities, but interestingly enough those of us who attended smaller schools seemed to have more memorable experiences. I love running into fellow alums; for example, my president at work. When I found out that he also attended TU it was exciting to share our stories of why our alma mater is simply the best. Continue reading