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

A Sophomore’s Letter of Gratitude

CarolineToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Caroline M., a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in Art History and Art Management. Caroline’s post was actually an unsolicited letter she wrote to her admission counselor, Beverly Wheeler, as an update to her freshman year. Caroline’s letter was so genuine and put into words so clearly the experiences of many students at TU, we just had to share…with her permission, of course.

Dear Beverly,

I am writing to merely keep in touch! I apologize for not keeping in contact, but I do think of you often and how fortunate I am to study here at TU.

This past year at TU (my freshman year) I took a variety of courses, mainly finishing up blocks and 1000/2000 level courses to start off my major in Art History and Art Management. I don’t think I’ve ever had a professor I did not like. They are all so kind, intelligible, and care about each individual student which really caught me off guard (but in a good way)! I still keep in touch with my English professor, Holly Mannucci, from first semester on a regular basis. Her class was only a block course in English, but she was very interested in my writing skills and interest in art, therefore we kept in touch. She has been a huge guide in supporting my writing skills and giving me the confidence in my abilities for other classes. Continue reading