Association for Black Collegians (ABC)

Kyla

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Kyla S., a sophomore speech pathology major from Houston, Texas.

 

At the start of each school year, Student Association hosts a campus-wide activities fair for students to sign up for the various clubs that may spark their interest, grab a free t-shirt, and even a delicious snow cone (or two). As students congregate at the fair and listen to the latest pop chart hits, they also have the opportunity to speak with representatives from clubs about their goals and purpose. I proudly stood at my table as a representative of the ABC.  I spent all weekend creating a table runner made of traditional kente clothe, something I recently pinned on my DIY Pinterest board!!! It turned out amazing and really put the finishing touch on our African themed table.

 

So what exactly is ABC? ABC stands for Association of Black Collegians, an organization on campus that strives to create a support base for African-American and minority students on campus, through providing activities for all students that promote harmony and understanding of black culture and all other cultures of the world. Before you ask, no, ABC is not just for black students. We strongly encourage diversity and membership amongst ALL students.

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Sustainability at TU

single streamToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Bobi Deere, Graduate Assistant for Sustainability at TU. 

Sustainability, conservation, reduce/reuse/reclaim/repurpose/recycle are all buzz words and phrases that are becoming more popular in American culture. But what do they really mean? What are these ideas really talking about?

Sustainability is an umbrella concept that seeks to create a balanced existence on the earth. Sustainability means taking the long-term view of how our actions affect future generations, and making sure we don’t deplete resources or cause pollution at rates faster than the earth is able to renew them.

The University of Tulsa has a sustainability committee that works to create this balance on campus. Some current projects are:

  • TU Bike Program
  • The Trayless Challenge
  • Single Stream Recycling
  • The Green Team

For more information about any of these programs, please visit www.utulsa.edu/sustainability.

All students/staff/faculty are invited and welcome to join our sustainability committee that meets monthly. Our first meeting will be announced on our website, and on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TulsaUSC.

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