Hillel: My home away from home

Blog 3Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes from Lilly K., a sophomore Nursing major from Dallas, Texas.

The Hillel is my home away from home. When I came to college I was afraid that I wasn’t going to be able to find a Jewish community that I loved as much as the one I had back home. A place where everyone knows your name and are glad that you showed up to services, the holiday celebration or a baby naming. As soon as I arrived at the Fall Activities Fair, I searched the rows of tables, looking for the one for the Hillel. I knew that I needed to stay connected to my faith and community in some way or another. Since the day I walked up to the table and put my name on the list, I haven’t stopped showing up.

So many people have made me feel welcome! Continue reading

First Friday Art Crawl

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Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Oriana A., a marketing and advertising major from Tulsa, Okla.

Since its founding in 1889, Tulsa has produced a rich history of art, music and culture. Nowhere is this more prominent than in the Brady Arts District, just a five minute drive from TU’s campus. Hosting historical music venues such as The Cain’s Ballroom and the Brady Theatre plus a slew of locally-owned bars, restaurants and galleries, there is never a dull weekend in this thriving area.

Being a Tulsa native, I have a lot of love for the Brady District. One of the activities I love most is the First Friday Art Crawl. Being in college, money can sometimes be a bit tight, and the Art Crawl is a perfect way to spend a Friday evening without breaking the bank! On the first Friday of every month, every gallery in the district opens their doors free of charge for patrons to come view work from local and regional artists. There are even vendors selling homemade jewelry and the glass blowing studio will give demonstrations on how they create some of their most intricate pieces. Continue reading

Skiatook Lake

The TU campus is not the only place that friendships can be formed and memories made during your time at college. The city of Tulsa and the surrounding area is rich with opportunity for investing in life-long friendships and irreplaceable memories.

For MLK Day weekend, some friends and I rented a tiny cabin by a Skiatook Lake less than half an hour from campus. We had a blast exploring the lake, putting on war paint for several intense rounds of capture the flag, creating a fire (one of my favorite parts), and making s’mores.

 

What an incredible sunset!

 

A campfire perfect for a chilly evening and making s’mores.