Traditions and Competitions

IMG_1675We are in the midst of Homecoming week here at TU and as a junior I have a few Homecoming traditions that I always look forward to.  Every night of Homecoming Week includes events that the whole school is invited to attend.  Organizations are able to participate in the competitive aspects of Homecoming and are judged by attendance, as well as how they place in the competitive events.  I work in Fisher South, the first-year residence hall, and our hall government competes in Homecoming each year.  The events for Homecoming this year include a Color Run, Street Painting, a Yard Board competition, a Pie-Eating Contest, and our annual Bonfire.

The theme this year is the All-American Homecoming in honor of TU moving into the American Athletic Conference for our Division I teams.  Fisher South is a very competitive building, and these events have made all of us step up our game.  My favorite event of Homecoming is Street Painting.  During Street Painting, organizations take a section of 8th Street leading up to Chapman Stadium and paint murals to show our school spirit.  We are given three hours to complete the competition and it was all hands on deck.  Our concept was “The All-American Dream” and Goldie was dreaming about a Golden Hurricane sweeping up the Bulls (our opponents for the game), Captain ‘Cane punching a bull, and our football team making the winning field goal. Continue reading

A Different Perspective on TU Football

Homecoming ProposalToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Blair (BSBA Business Management and Marketing ’07) and Christina ‘Clayton’ (BS, Communication ’09) Frederick. The couple met at TU and are now married and reside in Houston.

Upon graduating from TU in 2007, I began work in the oil and gas industry in Houston. I quickly learned that each person in the professional world had a very different college experience. Most of my colleagues attended larger universities, but interestingly enough those of us who attended smaller schools seemed to have more memorable experiences. I love running into fellow alums; for example, my president at work. When I found out that he also attended TU it was exciting to share our stories of why our alma mater is simply the best. Continue reading

Baptist Collegiate Ministries

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Hillary S., an energy management major from Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Hi friends!

Today I want to tell you about the campus ministry that I have been involved with over the past 4 years – Baptist Collegiate Ministries. Time has really flown by, but here are some highlights of what our group does.

Every Monday from 11am-1pm, all of campus is invited for free lunch in the BCM building! It’s a great way to NOT have to cook on Mondays and to see your friends mid-day. It makes Mondays a little easier to deal with. In the building, we have pool, ping pong and foosball, all which get a lot of action each week. Thursday nights we have a large group meeting where there is a student-led band (even a cellist occasionally!) and some good words from other students and our leader, Brandon. Continue reading