Q&A with…Jesse K.

Jesse KeippToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa is a Q&A session with Jesse K., a senior Applied Math major from St. Louis, Mo.

What have you learned about yourself at TU?

At TU, I’ve been able to discover new things about myself that I may have never discovered at a larger institution. Having never before written for a newspaper, I jumped into a staff writing position on TU’s student newspaper, The Collegian. Filling the void for sports writing, I had my pick of the sports topics, and I even took on my own weekly column. After just a year on staff, I filled the position of Business and Advertising Manager. At a larger school, I don’t know if I would’ve been able to have as much opportunity in four years as I’ve had at TU in just one year. At a larger school, I don’t know if I would’ve had the courage to embrace something so new. But, at TU, my fellow students welcomed me into The Collegian community, and I discovered my love for sports writing.

What do you like most about serving as a University Ambassador?

I’ve embraced being a University Ambassador as an opportunity to both give back to my school and to help show high school students that they can find a home at TU. I’m honored to represent The University of Tulsa. Plus, it’s easy to talk about TU’s top-notch academics, competitive athletics, beautiful campus, and welcoming community. Ultimately, I hope to let prospective students know that they can find a home at TU. Continue reading

Apartment Living in the Summer

This summer I have the opportunity to work on campus giving tours and working in the TU Office of Admission. As rising juniors, a significant number of my friends decided to stay in Tulsa to complete internships, summer classes, and to take the summer as an opportunity to try to make it on their own. I am living on campus in an apartment and so far it has been a fun adjustment.  The past two years I have lived in a residence hall, and next year I will continue working in the residence hall with the first-year residents. I am super excited for this!  However, by living in an apartment over the summer, knowing I will be moving back into the residence hall in a few months, has been a fine balance between getting what I need to function over the summer and making sure I can still fit all of the things I do get back into my room next year.  An on-going joke between my friends and I is that I am a squatter in the apartment for the summer.  My room is pretty empty with just an air mattress set out on the floor.  Even my alarm clock and my lamp just sit conveniently on the floor next to my bed. Continue reading

Study Breaks

With the ACT this weekend, and the end of the semester fast approaching, I’m sure most of you have been busy studying for tests.

At TU, the whole campus community is trying to be supportive of our students who are currently studying for finals. Different departments and organizations around campus are offering free food, fun study-break activities, or opening their offices to students who need a quiet place to study. I know Dr. Purser in the Chemistry Department arranged for the TU Shuttle to bring students to his house one evening earlier this week to decorate cookies. I’m sure other professors offered similar activities. The Office of Admission did- last night, we hosted a Holiday Party for our University Ambassadors. The UAs came by to eat pizza, decorate cookies, and play a few holiday games.

Notice the open book on the table..it was supposed to be a break from studying!

Holiday Games

Matt and Hillary in their holiday gear

Good luck studying! Be sure to take some breaks, and try to get some sleep!

-Casey Reed