Today’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.
Today’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
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Meghana R., a biology major from Tulsa, Okla.
It’s back to school I go!
If I had to describe my summer in just 3 words… I couldn’t! This summer has been a whirlwind experience for me, filled with all sorts of eye-opening opportunities and adventures. So, how about 10 words instead? Inspiring, challenging, perspective-altering, humbling, educational, playful, engaging, redefining, best-summer-so-far! I know I went a little overboard, but I promise – it really was that amazing! I interned at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, visited my sister in Boston, vacationed in NYC (I saw If/ Then on Broadway with Idina Menzel! Ya know, she plays Elsa – the one who sings “Let it Go” from Frozen!), and caught up with old friends. And oh yeah. I took the MCAT. No biggie (but actually I’ve been studying for it for an entire semester, so needless to say I’m thrilled that it’s over!). To make a long story short, I finally figured out what I want to do with my life (to practice community medicine/ be a public health leader/ be an educator & advocate for social justice issues – kind of a mouthful, so I’ll have to work on coming up with a shorter title, haha) and had a pretty great time doing it. Continue reading