TU Moms’/Parents’ Group in St. Louis
The mother of a TU sophomore approached me last fall when her daughter was in her first semester at TU. She expressed her idea of putting together a TU Moms’ group in St. Louis as an opportunity to connect with one another as their children are having a shared experience with The University of Tulsa. Not only is it a great way to meet new people who have something in common (TU!), but it’s also a great way for the parents to feel connected to their children while they’re away at school almost 400 miles away. Many parents are heavily involved in their kids’ activities when the kids are at home, so when the kids go away to college, a void exists. These opportunities help to fill some of that void! Continue reading
It is Homecoming week at TU, and we busy with traditions and celebrations. Meet the homecoming court and watch this video to see the 2013 Distinguished Alumni.
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
early action deadline to allow students and counselors affected by the Common
Application portal time to submit applications and supporting
The Early Action deadline extension applies to all students, regardless of
which application they use.
If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to
contact the Office of Admission at 918.631.2307 or 800.331.3050, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reviewing your application!
This post was written by Teresa Bont, Regional Director of Admission for St. Louis.
Each year the Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) hosts a College Counselor Connection Conference in St. Louis and Kansas City. (The informal name of this conference is the “CUBE” Conference since it’s “C” cubed…get it?) The CUBE in St. Louis usually has 175 college counselors in attendance and 70 college representatives. Each college rep gets three minutes to give an update about his/her school. (They are SERIOUS about this time constraint and you’ll have the whistle blown at you when your three minutes are up!) In an effort to stand out and be memorable among so many school updates given to the college counselors in a short amount of time, I began to rhyme the TU update seven years ago and have been rhyming the TU updates every year since. The TU poetic updates have become a staple during the CUBE Conference, so I continue to write and present them. I’m sharing this year’s poetic update with you and will do so in future years as well. Realize as you’re reading it that it’s geared towards college counselors who work in high schools in and around the St. Louis, MO area. Enjoy!
We are so excited to see students back on campus! We celebrated the Class of 2017 (over 860 students) on Monday at the Matriculation Ceremony. Even Goldie participated in the ceremony!
It was so rewarding to watch our new students file in to Reynolds Center. We couldn’t be prouder of this year’s freshman class, and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish at TU. Good luck, freshmen!
We are just as thrilled to see our returning students come back, too. The Admission Office has welcomed back several of our University Ambassadors and our work-study students, and campus is swarming with bright faces and proud families (I just saw a dad walk by my office window, wearing a TU t-shirt and carrying a giant clothes tub on his head). We hope everyone has a great week moving in, and good luck as you start classes next week.
-Casey Reed, Associate Dean of Admission
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from a 6th grade classroom in Chicago, IL. Hear what Stella Hannon Norman, TU Alumna and National Board Certified Teacher has to say…
I have been a Chicago Public School teacher for nearly 20 years, currently teaching educational technology and social studies to 6th-8th grade students with a 6th grade homeroom. I’ve been an educator at Spencer Technology Academy (Spencer) on the West Side of Chicago for over 12 years. College Week (7th Annual) is a BIG DEAL at our school! Winning the classroom competition is an honor sought passionately by teachers and students alike.
College Week at Spencer
TU students are spending today and tomorrow preparing for their impending finals. In order to help students de-stress, two of our campus organizations hosted fun events today where students could get away from their textbooks to see some friendly, furry faces.
TU’s chapter of AIChE partnered with the Tulsa SPCA and 20 Park, a local coffee shop, to bring our students some fuzzy friends. Between 10 AM and 2 PM, students could join AIChE in the Allen Chapman Activity Center to play with some cute (and adoptable) dogs.
Later, the Fisher South Hall Government partnered with Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue for a Golden Hurricanes and Golden Retrievers event on the Chapman Commons. Students were also invited to bring their own Golden Retrievers from home. Students and dogs had a great time cooling down in the King Rogers Fountain.
There is a really fun area here in Tulsa called Cherry St. (It is similar to the loop in St. Louis, if you have ever been there). One Saturday night my friend had her birthday party at Genghis Grill. We had stir fry, which was great because I haven’t eaten a lot of that since I have been here. They also brought out cake for the birthday girl and it was delicious. We were all going to drive back to campus when my friend Kate asked if we wanted to get some coffee. She decided that since none of us had been to The Coffee House on Cherry Street, that was the place to go. The coffee they gave us was in these adorable little mugs and they put the whipped cream in the shape of a leaf.
There was also a guy there whose moustache was quite impressive.
We were obsessed with the food and the drinks and went back the next day for breakfast. We decided that it was such a fun little place that we would go back every month just to enjoy it. So if you’re looking for a great place to eat you can try The Coffee House on Cherry Street.