LaFortune Hall: A Window To The World

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

One of my best decisions I made during my college career was deciding to room in LaFortune House and be part of the International Living Community. This is one of the most underrated residence halls on campus and was a perfect home for my sophomore year. It could be your home, too!

LaFortune House, or “Lafo” as it’s called by some residents, is home to suite-style living, rooms with sinks, and a huge lobby area fit for hosting equally large weekly international dinners. American students are mixed in with suites of mostly international students and through this they are given amazing opportunities to experience different cultures. If you’re hoping to learn a new language, this is the place to do it since nearly every major language is represented!

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Things To Be Thankful For At TU

IMG_0241Today’s Thanksgiving blog post comes to us from Mercedes V., a senior Education major from Surprise, Ariz.

We are quickly approaching Thanksgiving which just might be my favorite holiday.  My mom always sends me quilted decorations, most of them she’s made herself, and the newest addition to our apartment got me thinking about everything I am thankful for at TU.  So here is my list of my top five things to be thankful for as a TU student!

1.  I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made at TU.  I think the best people can be found at TU, and I am so lucky to have met some of my best friends on my first day here. Jennifer, Kerry and I lived in a suite together my freshman year. Now, I live with Jennifer and Kerry is right next door.

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The Benefits Of Change

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Today’s blog post is from Katie Snyder, a junior Communications major from Des Moines, Iowa.

Throughout the past year, our campus has been under construction. I’m not complaining because while this created some noise and some dust, mostly it created anticipation. TU’s campus was buzzing with possibilities. As students, we understood that we were part of something special. The originators. The generation of students that would remember both where TU had been and where it was going.

Witnessing growth is a pretty spectacular thing.

The campus you’ll see when you come for Tulsa Time, or a tour, or moving in for your freshman year, is much different than the campus I first stepped foot on four years ago. Buildings have sprung up, dining options have been added, new colleges and programs have been created, clubs have been chartered.  Change is happening all over campus. And we, as students, get to take on this growth as both a challenge and an exciting opportunity.

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