Tips for Successful Finals…And Fun!

10552423_10152383026656020_3494684897341883686_nWithout a doubt, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year! With the beautiful blue Christmas lights that decorate Chapman Commons, the holiday concerts and the free hot chocolate and candy canes every other day, there’s nothing better than the holidays at TU. Not even finals can dampen the spirit…as long as you approach finals correctly. Finals are always meant to help YOU. If you’ve done well in the class so far, then you’ve already done half of your studying. If you need to do better, then your final is a saving grace.

The first step? Don’t dread your finals. True, you’re not going to be excited about taking a test, but the fact of the matter is you have to take it eventually. Thus, you might as well have a good attitude about it. The more you talk about how much you don’t like finals, the better you become at subconsciously finding ways to procrastinate. And let’s face it, nobody needs help procrastinating MORE. It’s important to admit to the reality that is finals week, but the key is to not become consumed by it. Continue reading

Q&A with…Haley A.

09-03-14 University Ambassadors-109Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa is a Q&A session with Haley A., a sophomore communication and psychology major from Sand Springs, Okla.

What is your favorite thing about TU?

TU is my home away from home. My time at the University has not only allowed me to grow as an academic, but also as a leader, friend, and individual. I honestly cannot think of just one single thing that stands out as my favorite part of TU, but rather a multitude of daily moments that reaffirm my choice in being here. The gratification of studying so hard for a test, or meticulously perfecting a paper, cheering in the student section at sporting events, random trips with friends to get ice cream, or even just walking across our campus, are just a few of the simple things that add up to what has been an amazing experience. My time at TU has been unforgettable, and I know that the memories I’ve made will be long-lasting.

What is your favorite TU event or organization and why?

My favorite organization is Student Association (SA). SA is a student-led organization that plans most of the events on campus. SA facilitates an active collaboration between the student body and University Administrators. Students have an active voice on campus that is well received by the University. It is a great feeling to play an active role in the progress of our University and to know that you made a difference. Continue reading

Celebrating Holidays Residence Hall Style

It is the last full week of classes at TU, and that also means crunch time before we get to leave for winter break.  In between studying for finals, there are a lot of celebrations to enjoy and look forward to.  This past week, two resident assistants in Fisher South put on a program to deck the halls.  With the help of residents, the whole hall turned into a holiday explosion.  The first floor is the Christmas floor complete with three different Christmas trees.

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On the second floor, the holiday is Hanukkah.

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The third floor is decorated for Kwanzaa, but the decorations were covered by a multitude of students busy with their studies.  The wall is covered with paper candles and banners in black, red, and green.

On each floor there are little notes that have facts about each holiday. So not only is it spirited, but we all get to learn a little about different cultural celebrations.

Fisher South also got to celebrate having 99% of the building complete the second round of MapWorks. This is a survey that helps staff get to know how they can better help the residents and how they are doing throughout the semester.  This time, the reward was a chocolate party and it was the perfect way to take a break from studying.

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