Fall Semster is my favorite semester because of all the fun happenings both on and off campus! Homecoming and Football being two of my personal favorites along with coming home for the Holidays!
Tulsa State Fair was fun, we went with some of the freshmen on campus and saw Eli Young Band for 2$. Great night that did not break the bank!
Anna, Sarah, Myself, Alec, Christopher, & Thomas, some of the TU Top Ten Freshmen
Courtney, Alexa and I at Starbucks at Utica with our parents during Parent’s Weekend
Sarah, Maggie (My roomate) and I tailgating for the Pink Out!
One of my best friends and I with the President and his Wife!
It’s been a pretty busy couple of weeks since Homecoming, but I’m excited for Thanksgiving break next week! We get a whole week off for break unlike other schools that only get a couple of days, so it will be really nice to go back to St. Louis and have some time to spend with my family.
This past weekend was really fun! On Saturday, I had the opportunity to run my first long-distance race. I was always a sprinter and a hurdler when I ran track in high school, so it was really different for me to be running a long race! McNellie’s, a really popular restaurant in downtown Tulsa, hosted a 4 mile race that wound all through the streets of downtown and passed by all of the amazing landmarks of the city. I was able to run the whole race without walking at all–a huge feat for me–and it was even better because I had a bunch of my friends there with me! There were a ton of TU students down there participating!
My friends and me at the McNellie's Run!
After the race, a whole group of us went to a really great local restaurant downtown called the Blue Dome Diner. We had breakfast for dinner (the best!) and then headed home for a much needed evening of rest and movie watching. Then, Sunday brought Tulsa Time! We had over 150 high school seniors on campus for our admission program, and I loved each and every moment of it! I got to talk with so many great students and parents, and I hope that they loved TU as much as I do! It’d be great to see them all here on campus next fall! In the meantime, I’m excited for the end of the semester, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the spring semester (I’m graduating…that’s so crazy!), and all that the next few months will bring.
Attending TU has so many benefits such as a great education, wonderful one-on-one time with professors and numerous internship opportunities. While these things are all great and a wonderful reason to consider attending TU, there is more to TU and the city of Tulsa than just educational benefits. Tulsa is full of so many opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
One of the many benefits of being a TU student is free admission to the Gilcrease Museum, home of the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of art of the American West. While there is definitely an educational element in the museum, it is a ton of fun! The Gilcrease has a lot of paintings and such inside and beautiful nature and art outside. I went with a bunch of friends and we had an absolue blast, besides getting to work on our archery.
A lot of cool opportunities can come out of simply paying attention to all of the free things about which the college sends e-mails. I had actually never seen Pirates of the Caribbean before (I know, crazy), but the TU Student Association purchased some tickets to the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra’s performance of the score with the movie being played on the screen behind them. So my first time to see The Curse of the Black Pearl was with a live orchestra! It was pretty incredible. Here is a photo of the screen at intermission along with the orchestra’s seats.
On a completely unrelated note, one of the things I really enjoy at TU are all of the gorgeous flowers that are planted around the campus. Here is a photo of some really pretty flowers with the library in the background!
And with that I will leave you with wishes for a happy and relaxing Thanksgiving!