Today’s post is from Earl Johnson, Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services and Dean of Admission:

During this season of Thanksgiving, we often find many things to be thankful for. At The University of Tulsa, we have witnessed the growth of our campus facilities, a rise to 75th nationally in the U.S. News and World Report rankings, and most importantly we have seen unprecedented student success, academically and in the job market. The word is spreading about all of the wonderful things happening at TU, as evident by the number of students who submitted an application under our Early Action Plan. We are indeed thankful for your interest. Today, I have the pleasure of offering admission to a record number of Early Action applicants. The letters will be mailed today and I hope you will share the good news with family and friends as you gather for Thanksgiving. From the Golden Hurricane family at The University of Tulsa, congratulations to all of our students who have been granted admission under the Early Action Plan. I look forward to welcoming you to the TU class of 2016. Happy Thanksgiving!

-Earl Johnson

Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services and Dean of Admission


For those of you that don’t know, all the sororities and fraternities have their own Philanthropy Week that takes place throughout the year.  During a sorority or fraternity philanthropy week, dinners and events are sponsored in support of the organization that fraternity/sorority supports. 

So in short, last week was Chi Omega’s philanthropy week also known as Hootiefest which supports The Make A Wish Foundation of Oklahoma .  Throughout the week Chi O had different events in which fraternities competed in order to win Hootiefest.  The final event, also the biggest, is always Chi Sing!  It’s not your average lip-sync competition (as participants actually have to SING! haha).  Fraternities usually go all out for the event with hopes of winning the prized tropy. 

Long story short….after days and countless hours of practice and tears, and the freqent use of Red Bull, my fraternity, KAPPA SIGMA, showed up and won Chi O Sing 2011!  Enjoy the video below and hopefully you’ll get a laugh from it.

Kappa Sigma Chi Sing 2011 (My Girl, Dead or Alive, Larger Than Life)