Today’s blog post comes to us from Haley A., a sophomore communication and psychology major from Sand Springs, Okla. Haley has written guest blogs for us in the past, but recently became a resident blogger for TU.
The beginning of a new semester is always filled with a sense of excitement and endless opportunity. With a fresh schedule of entirely new classes, a clean slate of grades, and a refreshing comeback from a restful break, I feel fully prepared for the remaining months of the school year. In addition to the excitement of all things new, I also have enjoyed the familiarity and comfort in returning to my home away from home. Although my much-needed time with my family was enjoyable, when the final days of winter break rolled around I found myself counting the hours until it was time to move back to campus. Continue reading
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa is a Q&A session with Carly C., a senior Political Science major from Tahlequah, Okla.
What are your plans following graduation in May?
I have accepted a job in the Denver area that will start right after graduation in May. I’m working for a mining company doing contracts, procurement, and inventory control in their supply chain department.
What is your “happy place” on TU’s campus?
My happy place on TU’s campus is wherever I can hang up my hammock. Or Chapman Commons where we play some intense games of soccer during the warmer months.
How has TU prepared you for life after college?
TU has provided me with a great understanding of what it takes to be successful. Not just academically- but how to work with people, be a good leader, take advice, and develop my creativity. Working with professors, having leadership roles in a variety of organizations, and school projects have been the gateway.
What advice do you have for high school students searching for the perfect school?
When looking for a school, it’s important to realize that most of the ones you’re interested in will all have great academics, qualified professors, and fun activities. You must look deeper into it- where will your professors will have you over for dinner, is campus a small community where you can make friends that become family, and is personal attention a priority for helping make you successful. That place is Tulsa!
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.
On the second floor, the holiday is Hanukkah.
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.