TU designated Military Friendly, Top 25 grad program

News-MFS-Logo-320x200The University of Tulsa has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, which helps connect the military and civilian worlds. Now in its seventh year, the Military Friendly School designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

TU also was designated a Top 25 university for Military Friendly graduate programs alongside schools such as Carnegie Mellon University and Boston University.

Institutions compete for the elite Military Friendly School title by completing a survey of more than 100 questions covering 10 categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success.

The Military Friendly School designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent and has played a significant role during the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

20 Reasons Tulsa Is Actually A Happenin’ City

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From The Huffington Post:

Don’t believe what’s said about cities in fly-over states. Tulsa, Oklahoma has got it goin’ on.

With its vibrant food culture, ever-growing art scene and rich history, the oil capitol is bursting at the seams. This makes it the perfect place to visit for a quick vacay, food crawl or shopping spree. Plus, the people couldn’t be nicer, which puts the cherry on top of this up-and-coming destination.

Click here to check out 20 reasons to head to the spirited city nestled in the northeast corner of Oklahoma.

TU Adds New Computer Simulation & Gaming Major

GamingThe University of Tulsa Tandy School of Computer Science has created a bachelor of science degree in computer simulation and gaming to begin in the fall of 2015.

The new major features design components used in the country’s top 10 simulation and gaming degree programs. The option includes a core computer science focus and set of professional courses aimed at exposing students to other academic areas relevant to simulation and game development.

“The computer simulation and gaming industry is growing locally and nationally,” said Roger Mailler, associate professor of computer science. “Within the Tulsa area, there are three game companies and nine others that develop simulation technology for commercial and military entities. We’re excited to extend our curricula to meet the demands of such a booming, niche industry.”

Mailler said potential simulation and gaming students must learn specialized skills that cross current academic boundaries. Developers are tasked with considering a game’s overall user experience, which includes graphic art, music and sound effects, plot and storyline, as well as custom simulation hardware and software.