Fall is Here

Fall has arrived! I think… Today it got up to like 85 degrees, but I wore sweats all day as a matter of principle. Things are going well here at TU. I just finished an intense two weeks of quizzes, tests, and projects, so hopefully the next couple won’t be too bad.

Over the weekend I took a little trip to the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas to go backpacking with some friends. It was great, we left right after class on Friday, drove a couple hours, hiked over 15 miles in two days, camped, enjoyed the best weather we could’ve asked for, and got back Sunday night for the best part of the weekend – cramming for Statistics. Oh yeah…

Good news is I think I did really well on the Stat exam. Speaking of exams, I believe I promised in my last post that I’d tell you how I did on my recent Microeconomics test. I know it’s been hard to wait all this time with such an important matter up in the air, but without further adieu…I got a 93%. Considering how confused I get in that class, I was ecstatic to get a 93. As for Accounting, let’s just say I got the same grade, give or take 6 percentage points.

This is the first weekend I’m not going anywhere in awhile, and I can’t wait. Friday night I’m going to go see The Social Network with some of my buddies and some friends from the Tulsa Ballet. I know – random, but it’s a long story. Saturday is Theta World Cup, a soccer tournament put on by one of the sororities. I have no doubt my team will dominate. After that I think I’m going to go to the Philbrook Museum with a few friends to see the mummies and stuff they have on a special exhibit there right now. Sunday I will be spending the entire day doing the Spanish homework I have failed to do for the past two weeks before she picks up portfolios on Monday. Really now, don’t be jealous.

As for now, I’m going to the gym to shoot some hoops. Intramural 3-on-3 starts tomorrow, and saying that I’m rusty is a MAJOR understatement, so I’m gonna go try and sharpen up my skills before our first game. With that said, have a good one.

Until next time!

Fall!

Cool weather has arrived, and it has been a much needed relief from the former Summer heat. Although I’m enjoying everything at school, I hope October goes by quick so Thanksgiving Break can come. I survived my first shotgun experience at the skeet shoot, but received a couple bruises before realizing proper form was pertainent to pain free shooting. It was great fun to get taught gun safety, and spend a saturday morning with TEMSA students. School has kicked into full gear with Tests and quizzes seemingly every week, but I am looking foward to a field trip with my Intro to Petroleum Engineering class. It is weird thinking there are still field trips after high school, but were going to an oil rig, and the north campus on Saturday. I am excited to see how it all works, and gain knowledge for the field of work I am pursuing.
Flag football is getting more intense, with practice twice a week now, one being tonight at 9 PM!! On Sunday were playing the team the law school has put together, so we’ll see if they put the same amount of practice in as they do for the BAR exam.
Oh, I almost forgot something super important. I started visiting the local high school, Will Rogers, and it has been awesome. TU has created a partnership with the school, in order to place good influences in student’s lives to encourage the completion of high school, and college in their future. I think it is an equally rewarding program for both the TU mentors, and the high school students.

Fast Forward

from student blogger Quinn…

So its been a while since my last post. I’ll update you pretty quickly though. So this past semester, I took a Robotics class that met everyday except Sunday. Yes, everyday! Everyday does include Saturday. Although this class met everyday, it was only for the first 6 weeks of the semester. It was geared around an high school robotics competition called FIRST. We had this program at my high school , but I never had the opportunity to participate. Anyway, the class was a good experience. I was the team captain of the Booker T. Washington High School Team. Long story short, we lost in the championship. It was a good experience, and I hope to participate in the class next year.

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So for springbreak my friends and I decided to go Mazatlan, Mexico. My parents weren’t too thrilled with that idea, but we all made it back safely. I really enjoyed eating 3 meals a day for under $6. The weather was great in Mazatlan. We were able to get in some volleyball games and even some football games on the beach. I’m glad I took 4 years of Spanish in high school and a semester at TU because we ended up venturing out in some parts of town where no English was spoken. So after enjoying 90 degree weather all week , I come back to Tulsa which was covered in Snow.

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After springbreak , the semester was pretty much downhill. I only ended up having one final and just a couple more SA events left to plan. This was my last semester with participating in SA and it will be something that I will miss. I loved being involved with the planning and programming side of things, but it will be interesting to go to a tailgate just as a student. My final year at TU I will be President of the Association of Black Collegians. I’m very excited to be taking on this position and ABC’s executive staff has great things planned this year!

So I think I’ve filled you in on the past 4months or so. Now I can talk about the present. This summer I am back in Bakersfield, CA interning for Chevron. A few of my friends are back as well and its sure to be a great summer. Chevron is really great about plpanning networking events outside of work. For the interns, HR puts on several events through out the summer. The first event we had was a Volleyball/Ice Cream Social Event. I think I represented TU well by wearing the SA springfest Shirt created by T.Coye.

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We also had a gaming tournament. I’m not the biggest gamer, but I will say that I do dominate in Mario Kart (N64). The main office at Chevron has huge screens usually used for big presentations, but that night they were used for Call of Duty, Halo, Mario Kart, etc. There was a ton of pizza and other unhealthy food at the event. I made sure to get my carbs up before I dominated in Mario Kart.

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Another event that we had was the leadership BBQ. This event gives the interns an opportunity to meet the upper management of the company. I had the opportunity to speak with managers who had the opportunity to live in Indonesia and Nigeria. Both managers said that working abroad was a great experience for them and their families. Aside from the networking part of the event, we also played some picnic games.

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We started off by having a water balloon toss and then followed by an egg toss. We played a couple rounds, and then things got interesting when someone threw a balloon at the HR head. I remained clean the entire time,but lets say there were a few people who weren’t so lucky.

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Our most recent event was held only a couple nights ago, “The Dine and Dance.” “The Dine and Dance,” was held at the Buck Owens Crystal Palace. I actually don’t know who Buck Owens was, but he knew a lot of people and his establishment was huge. The walls were scattered with pictures of Buck and celebrities such as Robert Duvall, Dean Martin, and Brad Paisley just to name a few. We had a great dinner and then the dancing followed. I’m the not best line dancer, but that didn’t stop me from getting out there. I forget the name of the band that was playing that night, but they played a song called Tulsa Time which wasn’t that bad.

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Maybe admissions can play the song during TU’s Tulsa Time. Anyway, I’m going to try and keep this blog updated as much as possible this summer because my friends and I have lots of trips planned this summer. So enjoy…until next time!