I may not know who you are, and you certainly don’t know who I am, but it doesn’t matter. I want you to come to Tulsa Time!
I know what it’s like to be in college mode. I will assume that the good majority of you reading this blog are seniors in high school. If your experience is anything like mine was, by this time senioritis is coming at you full force, your mom has nagged you about completing your FAFSA, and everyone is asking what you’re planning on doing after you graduate. Some of you might have some solid answers to that question, but others may be on the fence about which school is right for you, and that’s okay!
I’m from Arizona and in high school I got a generic brochure in the mail telling me to think of coming to TU. My first thought was that the pictures were pretty, the second thought when I looked into the actual school was it had all of the areas of study that I was thinking of going into. But did I really want to go all the way to Oklahoma for school? At the time that was the million dollar question!
I came to Tulsa Time in February after my admissions counselor recommended it, and I was sold! I mean I knew this was the school from the moment I walked on campus. When you find the right school you really do know. It’s just a gut feeling, and TU had my heart. You spend the weekend on campus, you stay in campus housing, go to a class or two, and meet a lot of people. You get to live out what college is like for a couple days and it really makes it easy for you to figure out if you could wake up in the residence hall every day and walk to classes. TU was the only school I actually visited because it was absolutely where I was suppose to be.
I want all of you to experience the same thing! Come to TU this month, be a college student for a weekend, and figure out if you get the feeling you belong here. I would hope that everyone comes here, falls in love with the school, and goes home to send in their letter of intent. Even if that doesn’t happen, how will you know this is/isn’t the school for you until you come and experience TU for yourself? I can’t wait to (hopefully) see you all on campus in a few weeks!
The first picture I took on campus was McFarlin Library.
At the University of Tulsa there is never a shortage of interesting events to attend. Philips Hall will be showcasing art professor Glenn Godsey’s work Digits and Doodles through February 20. This exhibit is different from traditional exhibits as it showcases all of the artist’s works including his doodles and sketches! I have some pictures from the exhibit below, and I think you’ll agree that TU is home to some very talented people. Also, Glenn Godsey is the oldest sponsored yo-yo team member in the world. He was even featured in a documentary
We are learning all sorts of different techniques from this man in my Illustrator class and it’s quickly become one of my favorites. I would highly recommend it to anyone who decides to attend TU!
One of the hardest parts about going to college is figuring out what you want your major to be aka what you want to do for the rest of your life. Some of my friends still haven’t decided. Honestly I just think it has to be something that you like. As they say, “Find a job you love and you will never have to work another day in your life.” I love my major, but it is very demanding. Maybe not quite as much as some of the science majors, but then again science was never my thing. Still, there are so many cool things about being an Energy Management major, such as the fact that I get to go on field trips to rigs! We got to wear these really dorky but fun lab coat things and hard hats.
One of the most interesting things about my major is reading The Prize- an 800+ page book that we are reading this semester. It is probably the most interesting “textbook” I have read thus far. I really enjoy being in Ted Jacob’s class, but it is definitely the hardest one I have had since starting here. One great thing about my major is that there are so many different things that you can do with it. You can work in the field or in the office. I am really excited about it. Here are some of the pictures I took the day our class went to the rig.