Reinvent Yourself!

2014-06-12 16.45.52Did you see that?  If you blinked you may have missed the past 5 weeks shooting past us at the speed of light!  But you know what they say – time flies when it’s the second semester of your senior year and you’ve decided to do EVERYTHING that you’ve always wanted to do at TU, but always made a lame excuse for in the past!  Yes, folks, it’s true!  These are my last few months at this fine university (*cue ‘awwws’ here*).  But don’t despair!  I have come such a long way and you better be sure I’m going to go out with a bang (*cue cymbals*)!

How to describe senior year?  Exciting, terrifying, thrilling, nerve-wracking, surprising, exhausting, invigorating, exhausting, melancholic.  It’s basically like feeling all the feelings you’ve ever felt, all at once, along with some new ones that you never felt before. If you’re a senior in high school, you probably catch my drift! I’m at a fork in the road after a long journey, and I’m about to start an adventure that leads to a destination that doesn’t even exist yet! Continue reading

Research Presentation Season

JordanI know when most of you think of spring visions of blossoming flowers, warmer weather and singing birds come to mind. But for undergraduate researchers at TU, spring is research presentation season! It’s a time to represent TU at competitions and travel across the U.S. to do it.

All TU students who performed research in the past year will likely participate in the 18th Annual Student Research Colloquium this April. We compete (in a friendly way) for cash prizes and the honor of placing which always looks good on a resume. Last year, along with presenting summer research at the Colloquium, I was also chosen to represent TU at a conference in Lubbock, Texas, where I won a $100 third-place prize for giving a PowerPoint about my nanotechnology solar research! Continue reading

Q&A with…Jesse K.

Jesse KeippToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa is a Q&A session with Jesse K., a senior Applied Math major from St. Louis, Mo.

What have you learned about yourself at TU?

At TU, I’ve been able to discover new things about myself that I may have never discovered at a larger institution. Having never before written for a newspaper, I jumped into a staff writing position on TU’s student newspaper, The Collegian. Filling the void for sports writing, I had my pick of the sports topics, and I even took on my own weekly column. After just a year on staff, I filled the position of Business and Advertising Manager. At a larger school, I don’t know if I would’ve been able to have as much opportunity in four years as I’ve had at TU in just one year. At a larger school, I don’t know if I would’ve had the courage to embrace something so new. But, at TU, my fellow students welcomed me into The Collegian community, and I discovered my love for sports writing.

What do you like most about serving as a University Ambassador?

I’ve embraced being a University Ambassador as an opportunity to both give back to my school and to help show high school students that they can find a home at TU. I’m honored to represent The University of Tulsa. Plus, it’s easy to talk about TU’s top-notch academics, competitive athletics, beautiful campus, and welcoming community. Ultimately, I hope to let prospective students know that they can find a home at TU. Continue reading