Spring semester is my favorite semester; the weather is getting warmer, summer break is approaching, and campus is a fluster of activity. I live in the all-freshman hall, Fisher South, and the programs that this building is responsible for in the spring are some of the most enjoyable. The Fisher South Hall government has kept busy all year and this week it hosted the second annual Fisher South Awards.
Fisher South hall government 2014-2015.
The Fisher South Awards is a night to be a little sentimental and reflect back on the year as a whole. A ballot sent out to the entire building with over 40 awards for which residents could nominate their friends, or sometimes themselves. These awards include categories such as “Best Bromance,” “Best Dancer,” “Best Couple that Never Was,” “Most likely to Start a Fire,” and “Biggest Gamer.” With so many categories, there was an abundance of nominations. A final ballot was created so students could vote on their favorites. Within two days, half of the building residents had sent in their votes. Everyone was talking about it!
The lobby of Fisher South was transformed into a venue fit for a prestigious awards show…red carpet and all.
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Anne Gambrel, a TU graduate from Omaha, Neb.
Anne graduated from TU in 2011 with a degree in Engineering Physics and is currently pursuing her PhD in Physics from Princeton University. Anne was part of a research team that spent time in Antarctica preparing to launch a balloon-borne telescope to study the universe.
Click on her photo to read her personal blog of her experience in Antarctica.
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa is a Q&A session with Carly C., a senior Political Science major from Tahlequah, Okla.
What are your plans following graduation in May?
I have accepted a job in the Denver area that will start right after graduation in May. I’m working for a mining company doing contracts, procurement, and inventory control in their supply chain department.
What is your “happy place” on TU’s campus?
My happy place on TU’s campus is wherever I can hang up my hammock. Or Chapman Commons where we play some intense games of soccer during the warmer months.
How has TU prepared you for life after college?
TU has provided me with a great understanding of what it takes to be successful. Not just academically- but how to work with people, be a good leader, take advice, and develop my creativity. Working with professors, having leadership roles in a variety of organizations, and school projects have been the gateway.
What advice do you have for high school students searching for the perfect school?
When looking for a school, it’s important to realize that most of the ones you’re interested in will all have great academics, qualified professors, and fun activities. You must look deeper into it- where will your professors will have you over for dinner, is campus a small community where you can make friends that become family, and is personal attention a priority for helping make you successful. That place is Tulsa!