Things That Prove TU Was The Right Choice For Me

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Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes from Laci L., a freshman English, Education and Spanish major from Bartlesville, Okla.

When I first applied to The University of Tulsa, I had done my research: I would have small classes, there is a Greek community on campus, our football team is in the American Athletic Conference, etc., etc. I thought college would be pretty black and white. Go to class during the week and balance studying and having fun on the weekends. It was great coming here and realizing there is ALWAYS something to do on campus. As the say, college truly is what you make of it. But thankfully, TU provides opportunities to meet new people and get involved on campus and in the community. This is a list of things that have made me confident I made the right choice with my decision to attend The University of Tulsa:

photo 1-4- Watching the sun rise behind the McFarlin Library and the failed attempts of capturing the beauty on an iPhone camera.

– The Collins Fitness Center is open until 11pm, which is a great way to work off some stress after a long day of studying. Collins has a variety of workout machines and offers an awesome variety of exercise classes to help you fight off the Freshman 15. Continue reading

A Perk of Studying Abroad

Studying abroad in Brussels, Belgium, is one of the best decisions I’ve made at TU. I could go on and on about the things I experienced and learned in the capital of Europe, but for now I’ll stick with one major takeaway: new friends!

Not only did I meet people from all over Europe at my university, I also met other American students who chose to study abroad for a semester just like me. Yes, I only spent a semester with these people, but we shared an incredible experience. We keep in touch and this past weekend I was lucky enough to host two of my study abroad friends right here in Tulsa.

Kate and JD go to universities in Ohio and South Dakota, but they ventured south for the weekend for a mini-reunion. I loved getting to share my day-to-day TU life with these friends. We attended Tri Delta formal, went to some of my favorite local restaurants, spent time in Woodward Park and hung out on Riverside, Cherry Street and Brookside.

It was fun to see campus through their eyes and hear how much they genuinely enjoyed their time in Tulsa. It’s also so fitting they got to spend some time at the university that made it possible for me to study and make new friends abroad.

Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium

 

TU’s Colorful Friendship Campaign

BrittanyToday’s blog post comes to us from Brittany J., a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Over the last few days, bright colored sticky notes have been popping up all over the university’s campus. The bright colors draw you in, but it is what is written on the notes that really make you think. Each of the sticky notes has a quote that relates to confidence, friendship, true beauty, and perseverance among women. All of them have different quotes, but the impact is the same: they resonate within us. We often forget the true value and representation of these qualities. However, when we read these little reminders we know just how true they are, and we can’t help but feel a little empowered by them.  The quotes can be as simple as “YOU are good enough!” to something a little bit deeper like “I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, ‘Because of you, I didn’t give up.’”Everybody with a Pinterest can probably admit to having a “Quote Board” where they pin quotes that give us strength and hope; they inspire us. In a way, TU has turned into a giant Pinterest board. Continue reading