Reign Cane!

charity 3Today’s post comes to us from Charity Barton, a sophomore from Tulsa, Okla. Charity is majoring in Communications with a minor in Spanish.

The weekend is quickly approaching and that means football season will soon begin. Last year as a freshman I really enjoyed going to the games. Sweating, shivering, and cheering on my fellow classmates was always a great way to end the week.

This week, first-year Head Coach Phillip Montgomery and the entire football staff have declared 2015 as a New Era for TU football! We’ve got great players and great coaches, but the student cheering section is an essential asset for the win. We tell freshmen who haven’t yet learned the TU traditions to follow the spirit squad. And happily, this year I am a member of the squad and will be watching the games from the sidelines as a cheerleader!

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My TU Top 10

2014-06-12 16.45.52Thirty-two…thirty-one…thirty.  Thirty.  Days that is.  “Until what?” you might be asking.  Until the first day of the rest of my life!  Post-college, that is.  (I’m going to quit being cryptic here in just a second).  I’m talking about Graduation Day!

Not gonna lie.  Being a graduating senior is pretty legit.  I have #seniorstatus now, so that means I get to impart my wisdom on underclassmen about the best things to do in Tulsa, who the raddest professors are, and where the color printers are on campus.  It also means that I get to say things like, “You know, when I was your age, we called it ACAC – the Allen Chapman Activity Center – (it’s officially ‘The Union’ now, but in my heart it’ll always be ACAC; imagine how the Aflac duck would say – yep, that’s exactly how you pronounce it).

Speaking of things not being the same anymore – things aren’t going to be the same anymore!  My senior friends are going to travel near and far and do wonderful things in the world (but seriously, though – my friends are joining the Peace Corps, going to medical school, participating in Teach for America, getting great jobs – basically, they’re working it).  What am I going to do you might ask?  Well, in the words of my environmental ethics and conservation professor, Dr.Hill, I am going to flourish!  (She likes to ask us every day in class if we’re flourishing – and if you answer ‘no’ too many days in a row, you need to make a change in your life; kind of like that Steve Jobs quote about asking yourself if you’re happy with your life; it’s okay if you’re starting to have an existential crisis right about now – those are normal when your life has boundless opportunity!). Continue reading

The Perks of Working in TU Athletics


Today’s Tuesday With Tulsa comes to us from Katie Snyder, a sophomore Communications major from Des Moines, Iowa.

One thing that drew me to The University of Tulsa is that it is one of the smallest Division I schools in the nation. This means that our class sizes are small and we have a close-knit community, but we also get to enjoy competitive sports and an incredibly spirited atmosphere! The combination of these two aspects makes TU a really special place.

I played volleyball and ran track in high school, but outside my own athletic endeavors, it was unlikely that I’d attend many games. However, I found myself missing athletics when I got to college. When a friend recommended working in Athletic Media Relations, I jumped at the opportunity. Sports are incredible, particularly college sports, because they unite so many diverse individuals into a deeply emotional bond. The incredible triumph and joy of an unexpected win, the adrenaline rush of good competition, and even the crushing blow of defeat, coupled with the unrelenting loyalty of true fans; these feelings are worth preserving. What I love about working in athletics is that I get to be motivated by that type of passion every day. Continue reading