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

Tulsa Eats & Treats

2014-08-10 14.27.09Phew! I just finished my first round of exams for the semester and now it’s time to relax, unwind and celebrate! When my friends and I want to escape the stress of school or are looking for a fun place to chill out, we usually don’t have to look much further than some of Tulsa’s best (and in my personal opinion, the best all around- trust me, I’ve been to some pretty awesome places all over the country!) eats! Whether you’re looking for restaurants with yummy food, or a cool ambiance (or both!)… you’ve come to the right place!

If you ask me what my favorite hobbies are I’ll say learning about/ engaging in social justice issues and (a very close #2)… EATING! Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great eats in Tulsa! As your resident Tulsa foodie, I suggest we start with breakfast (or brunch for you fancy-types) – the most important meal of the day. Two of my absolute favorite places are Tally’s Good Food Café and Old School Bagel Café. Tally’s is your classic All-American diner situated on Route 66 (pretty cool, huh?) and it’s where I go for comfort food. The menu is huge, but I personally love to order from the breakfast section (offered at all times of the day, I might add, for when you want breakfast for dinner). Even larger than the menu are the portions – they’re mammoth-sized – getting through a meal at Tally’s for my friends and I is like conquering Mt. Everest! You probably won’t need to eat for the rest of the day (expect a food coma)! Continue reading

Association for Black Collegians (ABC)

Kyla

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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