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

Q&A with…Spandana M.

02-26-14 spandana maitra-103Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa is a Q&A session with sophomore Spandana M., a chemical engineering major from Dallas, Texas.

What is your favorite thing about TU?

My favorite thing about TU is the sense of community. I love the fact that I can walk across campus and am able to say hi to at least a few people and catch up a little bit with a few friends who I haven’t seen in awhile.

What is your favorite TU event or organization and why?

My favorite TU organization is Sigma Alpha Iota – which is an International Women’s Music fraternity. It’s kind of hard to de-stress sometimes being a student in the Engineering college and not being able to have a lot of classes dealing with music, which is something I immensely enjoy. With SAI, I’m able to continue having music in my life and I also get new sisters who are as passionate about music as I am, but also are a support system for me whenever times get tough or incredibly busy.

What is your favorite TU tradition?

My favorite TU tradition is definitely a new one, but is the Puppy Event during reading days within finals week. It’s always incredibly stressful around that time of the semester, and it’s nice to be able to cuddle up next to some fluffy friends and play catch or tug of war. They’re also unbelievably cute and relieve any testing blues you might be dealing with! Continue reading