One of the things that I feel is really great during college, but especially TU, is the fact you choose what you want to study. I’m an education major but this semester I have a huge variety of classes which are mostly mandatory to fulfill other requirements but it is spicing up the typical classes I took last semester. For example I’m taking geology which I have not studied since sixth grade so that is interesting! I’m also taking a class that is based on Wagner’s ring. I literally had no idea what that was about when I signed up for it so in case you were wondering it is about four operas which deals with a ring that was forged when a dwarf renounces love and that ring controls everything. Also, one of the goddesses was traded to the giants in return for building a fortress and that goddess happens to be the only one that can tend to the apples that keep the gods youthful and powerful. Anyway it is definitely an interesting semester with a lot of variety which is nice especially because I’ve met a ton of new people! Tulsa Time is coming up so I’m sure all of you reading will hear more about that! Hopefully we’ll see a ton of you on campus soon!
Last week, the university bussed me and a group of my fraternity brothers I to The Matilda Mossman (TU women’s head basketball coach) and Danny Manning (TU men’s head basketball coach) Radio Call-In Shows to a local restaurant. Showing our support for TU athletics is important to us. Eating dinner and talking sports with my brothers also made for a great evening. Shout out to Coach Manning who personally ordered us a cornucopia of appetizers. We’ll be sure to make it to future shows and games to show our support! #BlowCane
The TU campus is not the only place that friendships can be formed and memories made during your time at college. The city of Tulsa and the surrounding area is rich with opportunity for investing in life-long friendships and irreplaceable memories.
For MLK Day weekend, some friends and I rented a tiny cabin by a Skiatook Lake less than half an hour from campus. We had a blast exploring the lake, putting on war paint for several intense rounds of capture the flag, creating a fire (one of my favorite parts), and making s’mores.
What an incredible sunset!
A campfire perfect for a chilly evening and making s’mores.
This month at TU my Design II class had the opportunity to work alongside famous artist James Grashow on his exhibition for the Hogue Gallery. The project involved large cardboard versions of the alphabet and when I say large, I mean large.
Many of the letters actually reach the ceiling!
The whole project was completed with just cardboard, glue and tape and it was a lot of fun to do. My group was in charge of the letter “S” and I’m quite proud of the end result.
These photos don’t nearly do justice to the exhibit so I definitely recommend you come down to TU to check it out! The exhibit will remain on display till February 21 and if you would like to learn more about the artist behind the project James Grashow, watch his documentary The Cardboard Bernini or check out his website. It continues to amaze me the opportunities I have here at TU, and I hope when it comes time to choose colleges that you deeply consider TU. If you would like more information on the exhibit, check out this link. Hope you all enjoy!
As a rower, I am required to do a couple of hours of study hall each semester my freshman year. Most of the time I am surprisingly really productive, but other times I have no homework so I just sit here… like tonight. In this situation I find myself distracting my friends as they try to actually be good students. It is especially enjoyable and funny when someone yells to the whole room and asks:
“Hey anybody want to buy a pizza for $7.99? It’s a really good deal!”
Then as his comrad (the pizza guy) on the other end of the phone doubts that he completed his task he replies:
“Yes I asked them. I asked the whole room!”
I also planned an event to watch Mulan this weekend. That is my favorite movie, but I haven’t seen it in a long time so this weekend will be amazing! After a long week filled with 3 quizzes, a paper, 2 blog posts, and at least 100 pages of reading I think I am ready for a nice relaxing weekend. Next week, I look forward to the beginning of February and many fun events on campus.
I know this post is a little delayed; about a month overdue, but if you haven’t heard TU won the 2012 Liberty Bowl! The team, students, fans, and alumni from all over ventured to Memphis for a weekend and New Year to remember. Thanks to the generous donation by alumni and friends of TU, other students and I were able to travel to Memphis on a budget. For only $40, I got a hotel room for two nights, a bowl game ticket, shuttles to and from the game, and shuttle rides to and from Beale Street and for only $25 more, I could have ridden the student bus from Tulsa to Memphis and back. Instead, some of my fraternity brothers and I chose to make this journey in my car.
A quick lunch stop at U.S. Pizza Co. in Little Rock was well worth the drive by itself. Best salad in the U.S. Anyone from Arkansas knows that this place is on point.
Abby and I at the Liberty Bowl pep rally.
We watched the guitar drop as the new year rang in on Beale Street after a big win.
Although weather in Tulsa was dreary and wet yesterday, I still managed to enjoy being outside as I walked to and from class- mostly for the entertainment value. Every time I walked outside I saw something that made me laugh. First it was a guy riding his yellow Tulsa bike with a friend perched on his handle bars, just along for the ride. Then it was all of the students holding soggy copies of the TU student newspaper above their heads, serving as make-shift umbrellas. One guy made an upgrade from the newspaper though. He used a plastic tray. Of course every single girl (myself included) sported rain boots and purposefully sought out puddles to stomp through just because they could. So even if the rain was an inconvenience for some, I saw the goofiness of Tulsa’s student body shine through despite the forecast. Gotta love when that happens.
Welcome 2013! I know this year will bring lots of new adventures, all of which I am excited for! I am sure the seniors in high school are excited as each day in the second semester marks one day closer to graduation! You guys are almost done, hang in there!! Even the juniors, you are closer to senior year! Hooray! My brother is junior this year so my house is once again filled with lots of college talk, making sure SAT’s and ACT’s are taken, and college campus tours are scheduled.
Winter break is coming to an end and I enjoyed every minute of it. It was the first break from school I’ve had that didn’t involve any homework so that in itself was a new experience! I have a feeling it might take a while to go back to school mode considering I have gotten in the habit of sleeping away most of the morning on this break! It is a good thing my earliest classes are either at 9:30 or 10:00 am.
Even if I am not thrilled at the thought of having to do homework, and study, and take tests, I am so excited to get back to my home which is Suite 404! I have a feeling once I get back it will feel like I never left and I am quite excited to see what TU brings in the coming spring semester!
The University of Tulsa School of Music Announces
The Patti Johnson Wilson Auditions and Awards for Piano Majors
The Patti Johnson Wilson Pianist Award is
an award for an outstanding pianist with excellent academic credentials
and is worth as much as $80,000 over four years.
Scholar Awards are substantial financial awards towards tuition and
will be given to other select pianists.
The scholarships and awards are for students entering at the freshman level and/or who are transferring from two-year colleges who plan to major in Piano Performance.
Audition Dates: January 19, January 26 & February 1-2
***Alternate audition times may be scheduled by contacting the School of Music Office at 918-631-2262 or emailing Dr. Roger Price at email@example.com.
*Smaller amounts may be awarded to advanced pianists who intend to major in other disciplines but desire to continue serious piano studies.
**DVD auditions are accepted on a per case basis