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Month: February 2018

My Take on TU: TU Wins Patent

University of Tulsa Associate Professor Jeremy Daily and a group of engineering and computer science students have received a patent for their work in crash recovery systems. The Forensic Link Adapter is a forensic recovery and preservation system used by highway patrol organizations, forensic engineers, insurance companies and attorneys. The device recovers forensic crash data for heavy duty tractor trailers.

My Take On TU: I Love TU!

The email below was sent by Amy Smith, a freshman biochemistry major from St. Louis, to her admission counselor, Teresa Bont, just a few weeks after she arrived on campus this past fall. Amy’s excitement is contagious, don’t you think?

Hi Teresa!

I freaking love TU. The campus is beautiful, and everything is exactly as I hoped it would be. I have made so many new friends here and I love the atmosphere. I really love how big TU feels, but at the same time is small and homey. My classes are great and my professors are all really nice. Since I came in with so many credits, I’m already taking pretty much all science classes, which is great for my major of Biochemistry.

I’ve joined a few clubs on campus, and they are a blast! I go to two-step every Thursday and I have met and danced with so many new people and learned lot’s of new moves. I’ve also gotten involved in the Red Cross club on campus, as well as AED (the pre health professions club) and Student Health Advocates Association (SHAA). All of them are so much fun, and there is always free food 😉

I did not get involved with greek life, but that definitely doesn’t mean that I am excluded from anything. I know at a lot of big schools greek life is necessary to get involved, but at TU that certainly isn’t true. I have plenty of greek friends and I hang out with them all the time, and I still get invited to a lot of the greek events.

Homecoming this past weekend was also so much fun! It’s really cool to become a part of all the TU traditions, and being at the bonfire and going to the game was quite the experience. Also, campus was the most lively that I have seen it. There were so many people and so many festivities that it was impossible to be bored. I love that at TU there is always something to do and someone to hang out with and that you never run into a face that isn’t friendly. I really do feel so much at home here.

The city of Tulsa is beautiful. I love the view of downtown from the library steps, and I even got really lucky that I can see the skyline from my dorm room in Hardesty! So far I’ve tried a bunch of the local restaurants (all amazing by the way), and explored some of the hotspots, such as Cherry Street, Utica Square, and Guthrie Green. I didn’t end up going to the state fair, but I heard a lot about it from people on campus. We went to the center of the universe, watched the fireworks from the driller stadium, and went to the Rose Garden all in the same evening! There is always something to do in Tulsa, and I never get bored.

All in all, TU is such a wonderful place to be, and I could not be happier with my choice to enroll here. I love TU with all my heart and I’m so glad to call this place my home. Hope this is helpful 😊

Amy

My Take On TU: Getting Help Through Challenging Majors

For years prior to entering college, Atlanta native Nikita Burgess dreamed of becoming a registered nurse. She selected The University of Tulsa because she wanted a school that not only offered her a quality education in nursing but one that would recognize her potential and help her through the challenges of earning the degree. Watch her video as she tells her story of finding her specialization and how she was able to succeed at TU.

My Take On TU: Students Against Food Inequality

Sophomore international business and language major Austin Boyington and junior marketing major Darcy Elmore, are part of TU’s Global Scholars program, a community of students engaged in global issues. Their cohort explored food insecurity in the program’s Global Challenges class, which focuses on a different theme each semester. Watch the video below to learn about how Austin and Darcy worked on a project to provide healthy options to people in the Tulsa area who have live with food insecurity each day.

My Take On TU: Studying Abroad As A Student-Athlete

TU guard Ashley Hughes earned a basketball scholarship to play with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane women’s basketball team as a shooting guard and served as the team’s co-captain in her senior year. When she decided to attend TU, she knew she wanted to study abroad. By working with her professors, she was able to participate as a student-athlete and study in Spain her senior year.