The Best School Ever: An International Perspective

Tomas 1Today’s blog post comes to  us from Tomas Espinosa, a freshman Chemical Engineering major from Ecuador.

TU is the best school ever!  Why? Because of the people and how nice they are. For example…

I wanted to start playing Ultimate Frisbee (I played it over the summer twice and loved it), but I was not good at all, and I had no idea how to even find people who could teach me.  One day I asked Nate, one of the residence assistants in my residence hall (I suggest living in Fisher South, it´s awesome!) what I could do to get involved with the Ultimate Frisbee team.  He told me that he wasn´t sure but that he would see what he could do.  A few days later I started seeing fliers stuck to the room doors telling people to go to one of the intramural fields at a specific time on a specific date to learn all there was to learn about the school´s Ultimate Frisbee team.  I went there.  Nate had somehow gotten the school´s Ultimate Frisbee team to show people how to play and to spend the afternoon playing with us freshmen.  We all had such a good time!  I am now a rookie on the school´s Ultimate Frisbee team.

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A Spirit of Service At TU

10733948_10152891713646095_333273391774010913_oToday’s post was written by Jordan Hoyt, a senior Mechanical Engineering major from Tulsa, Okla.

Due to my brothers and sisters in Alpha Phi Omega (Service Fraternity), I’ve highly associated volunteering with one of the most fun experiences you can do in college. Some of my best memories in college have been playing with puppies while volunteering at the ASPCA and scaring kids (politely of course) at the annual HallowZOOeen festival. But it’s also one of the most important things you can do in college.

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More than a Resume Builder

08 27 2014 student activity fair EC226Today’s blog is from Mercedes Vega, a senior Education major from Surprise, Ariz.

I firmly believe that TU has a club or organization suited for every student on this campus.  If you want to be a part of something, it is so easy to join a group that fits you.  Each year during the first week of school TU hosts an activities fair so students can check out the different clubs and organizations and decide which ones they want to join. And each year I find more groups that pique my interest. Even as a senior, I signed up to get information from three more organizations that I thought sounded like fun and that I had no idea existed until then.

With that being said, if there is something you feel this campus is missing, do not fear!  It is pretty easy to start your own organization on campus.  I would know. My freshman year I was one of six founding members of a non-panhellenic sorority on campus.  (Non-panhellenic just means that our national council is different than the national council of the traditional sororities on campus).

Flash back to this time three years ago. You would have found a small group of girls meeting once a week in the basement of Lottie Jane Mabee Hall.  When everyone showed up there were eleven of us, and we had no idea what we were doing. But we did know we wanted to bring a Christian sorority to TU’s campus.

Our six founding members.

Our six founding members.

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