The College Student’s Guide To Eating In Tulsa

Brittany JamesToday’s post is from Brittany J., a junior mechanical engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

NOTE: The following blog post will make you hungry

Wherever you go in life, you must be able to find the three fundamental Fs: Family, Friends, and Food. At The University of Tulsa, I’ve found my family in my sorority sisters, my friends through the various activities the university has to offer, and, of course, I have found a wide variety of food options. From free food on campus to delicious desserts and weekly traditions, there is always something delicious to eat around the city.

The week begins with Sunday, so that’s where we’ll start. The perfect Sunday place to be is The Brook. The Brook is the perfect place to go with your family before they leave after their weekend visit. The home-style food is sure to fill you up and ensure you have leftovers for the next day. My sisters and I love delving into a pile of their delicious homemade fries covered in cheese and all things delicious. Another fan favorite is the mac and cheese that can also be ordered as a side item accompanying many dinner plates.

Some people would say the best kind of food is free food. If that’s you, then TU is the place to be. With all of the different activities and clubs on campus, you can probably find free food for 90% of your meals throughout the week. Most Monday nights you can participate in $5 dinners and all of the proceeds go to charity. You get delicious, cheap food and get to feel good about yourself. Definitely a win-win situation.

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Engineering With Heart

Jordan 2Today’s post was written by Jordan Hoyt, a senior Mechanical Engineering major from Tulsa, Okla.

When I was looking at engineering programs across the country, nearly all of them stood out for incredible research and cool projects. But something made TU special, and because of that, I have never regretted my decision to come here. What makes TU engineering special is its heart.

Just peek into Stephenson or Keplinger Halls on a Friday afternoon and you’ll see the students of SENEA- Sustainable Engineering, MADE- Make a Difference Engineering, and EWB- Engineers Without Borders spending their free time working on projects that matter for people. Because of their hard work, TU engineering students have affected people in need from Mongolian farms, to The Little Lighthouse down the road here in Tulsa, to the mountains of Bolivia.

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You’re The Pageant Girl, Right?

LSR_4075_Perfect365Today’s blog is from Erin Wilcox, a sophomore Chemical Engineering major from Fort Gibson, Okla. 

Did you know the Miss Oklahoma Pageant is held annually in Tulsa, Okla.? Even better, did you know that the Miss America Organization is one of the world’s leading scholarship providers for young women? This summer I had the honor of being a contestant in the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant. When I started my journey as a freshman at TU last fall, I was crowned Miss Green Country 2015 and was given the chance to represent the Tulsa area. This was my first local title within the Miss America system, and I could not wait to spend the year serving my community and meeting new people. Even more so, I was ecstatic to compete in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in June 2015.

People ask me all the time “Don’t pageant girls just dress up and wave at people?” Although this is technically a part of the role as a titleholder, it is a very small part of a job that is actually about serving others and being a good role model. Contrary to what a lot of people think, the Miss Oklahoma competition places a huge emphasis on scholarship and setting goals. In fact, the Miss America Organization provides a scholarship to titleholders at national, state, and local levels of competition. A titleholder also must support a personal platform during her year of service. A platform is a cause that a contestant chooses to promote because it is dear to her heart. The job of Miss Oklahoma is not about just about glamour; it is about encouraging others and raising awareness for worthy causes.

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