My Favorite Memory at TU…So Far

JordanToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes from Jordan H., a junior Mechanical Engineering major from Tulsa, Okla.

“IF HE KICKS THE BALL BETWEEN THOSE YELLOW POLES THEN WE WIN THE GAME!” I yelled out with my raspy voice to my international friends. I’ve been explaining the rules all night from “those giant carrots with chains” to “the big sumo wrestlers on the line” because it’s their first-ever American football game in their first month in the United States.

It all started during my sophomore year at TU when I lived in Lafortune House as part of the international living community that mixes international students and a few domestic students. It’s Saturday night, college football night in America. And if there’s one thing I know my Saudi Arabian, Korean, and Indonesian hall-mates must experience, it’s the opening game that’s taking place about 80 yards from our residence hall. Continue reading

Linde OktoberFest: A Tulsa Tradition

Maggie 1Today’s Tuesday With Tulsa is from Maggie H., a senior from Dallas, Texas, majoring in communications with a minor in musical theater.

Oktoberfest is a traditional German festival, typically modeled after the original celebration in Munich. There are hundreds of Oktoberfest celebrations held across the country every autumn, but with over 60,000 in yearly attendance, the Tulsa Linde Oktoberfest consistently ranks as one of the strongest.

Tulsa Oktoberfest celebrates German food and culture over the span of four days every October. The festival features live music, carnival rides, weiner dog races, and over 60 varieties of traditional German beer served in a commemorative stein. (While legal identification is required to purchase alcohol, the event is open to all ages.) Just for the record, I am 21! Continue reading

Love at First Sight!

IMG_0054Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Maria Fernanda Ahumada, a freshman Petroleum Engineering major from Colombia, South America.

Hi!

My name is Maria Fernanda Ahumada, and I’m from Colombia, South America. I’m a freshman at TU majoring in Petroleum Engineering. I received an International Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Leadership, and that’s why I’m here at TU. At first, I was really insecure and nervous coming to Tulsa, a faraway city which I had a never heard of before. But when I arrived, my mind completely changed.

I had a good time during Orientation Week because I met lot of people from the United States and from other countries. During the week, I met my friends from South America (Chile, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Mexico), and now we are such a big group of Hispanic people. At first sight I loved the campus. It’s such a marvelous place where life is easy-going and entertaining.  It’s a safe place where you can walk at any time of the day no matter what; everything is close enough that walking is the fastest way of moving from one place to another. Continue reading