Imagine Dragons and the Beginning of Springfest

Mercedes
Spring is on its way!  These past couple of weeks have been very busy, as I’m sure most of you can understand.  One of the events the Student Association (SA) puts on is Springfest, which is a week of fun activities that give us things to look forward to when finals are quickly approaching.  This week is Springfest, but last week is when the SA got the Imagine Dragons to come and play for us which was pretty amazing!  TU students got in for free which is an extra bonus! They also sold over 4000 tickets to the public which meant there was a huge crowd!  My friends and I were the first people at the barricade and Dan Reynolds gave us all high-fives.  We also shared a moment during Underdog, when he pointed to me and sang the verse while I sang along and our eyes locked.  I know realistically this doesn’t make us best friends but I like to imagine it does! It was an awesome night with an amazing band of really genuine guys! Springfest is this week and the theme is “The Wonderful World of TU,” so an example of some of the fun events that will be taking place are, Lilo and Stitch Luau, Mulan Training Camp, Princess and the Frog Mardi Gras Carnival, Toy Story Pizza Planet Arcade, and Cinderella Carriage Rides with the Cinderella Ball later that night! Lots of activities and lots of fun is on the agenda for this week here at TU!!

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 My roommate Jessica (right) and I (left) at the concert:

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 Also for the encore they all came out wearing TU t-shirts and they said they wanted a piece of TU and Oklahoma to take back with them, which was incredibly cool!:

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 At the end of the concert they gave the set list to Jennifer, who lives in my suite, which as crazy! Just in case you’re wondering what they played here it is!:

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Oh yeah, TU Service Day!

Khristen
Every spring, the Student Association (SA) puts on an event called service day. Students sign up to be a part of a group with any organization they are involved in, such as a sorority or fraternity, a campus ministry, or an academic club. (I signed up with Society of Women Engineers.) All the groups are divided up and put on buses to different organizations around town. I had friends who went to food banks or animal shelters. I got to go to a church and help with things there. A bunch of us girls were set to organize and clean out a storage room. Being awesome and strong, we carried like six TV’s, a couch, different cabinetry, and lots of sound equipment. While this may not sound like the most enjoyable way in the world to spend a Saturday, it is actually a ton of fun! A lot of the campus is involved in the different service projects and we all have a blast together. Plus we get fed breakfast and lunch and get a free hoodie and t-shirt! Sick!

Look how hard everyone is working!

 

We're worn out, but oh so proud of our progress

 

Opportunities Galore

Flipping through my to-do list booklet and looking over my social and academic calendars, I wonder how it will all get done. Lately I have been going nonstop but truly enjoying every minute. These past couple of weeks have been filled with many workshops, meetings, and even football practice. It’s the beginning of the hiring season for interns for most companies so the Collins College of Business has been buzzing. I have been able to attend quite a few informational workshops over how to dress, ways to network, and mock interviews are coming up. They have all given tons of helpful information, and I even won an Olive Garden gift card along with other fun goodies. Last week was also special because I interviewed for Student Association and received an associate position in Cabinet!

It’s officially football season, both to play and watch. Tailgating was something I had never done, and now I see why people put so much effort into their pre-game events. Student Association put on one, and gave out t-shirts, pizza, and drinks. Right after that, I ran over to the Tri-Delt/Sigma Chi tailgate where hamburgers were freshly grilled…Don’t worry I didn’t eat at both. Our Golden Hurricane boys just beat Bowling Green, and it was exciting to see classmates and friends on the field. Intramurals kicked off, and it was a bittersweet first game. Playing with the Tri-Delt girls was awesome, but losing in overtime..not so much. The intensity of all the girls was quite shocking, and our awesome coaches (from one of the fraternities) brought us kool aid and orange slices for halftime..they’d make great team moms.

I purposely almost forgot academics, because after awhile your brain stops functioning in school mode, and starts to feel like overcooked raman noodles. Although classes have been difficult, my major Energy Management has been quite educational in relaxed settings. My TEMSA mentor and I had a good talk over Hurricane Hut passion fruit smoothies (great college pick-me-up) where she encouraged me and got me back on track after some discouraging grades. We had our first official TEMSA meeting on Sunday Night which was sponsered by Williams, and the Vice President of Gas Marketing gave us an overview of what his job entailed. Again, great networking that I feel a larger school could not offer as well and as often as TU does. Something I’m looking foward to this weekend is going skeet shooting with the Director of Energy Management, Ted Jacobs, and some of my EM peers. Again a skill I’ve always wanted to learn and TU has opened the door in order for me to do so.
Laundry haunts me back at the house, and studying for upcoming tests and quizzes is not going to go away. I hope everyone has a fantastic week and I look foward to letting you know I’m alive after shootin’ some skeet.