The University of Tulsa has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, which helps connect the military and civilian worlds. Now in its seventh year, the Military Friendly School designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
TU also was designated a Top 25 university for Military Friendly graduate programs alongside schools such as Carnegie Mellon University and Boston University.
Institutions compete for the elite Military Friendly School title by completing a survey of more than 100 questions covering 10 categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success.
The Military Friendly School designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent and has played a significant role during the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.
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.