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update 4/11/19


Today, The University of Tulsa announced several significant changes that, together, are part of a reimagining of our university and focuses on our No. 1 priority: student success. These changes, which are rooted in our five-year strategic plan, radically alter the landscape of our university, making us stronger and more nimble to respond to a changing higher education landscape. 

This transformation follows months of analysis and is the most comprehensive, data-driven program evaluation ever undertaken at TU. The review also verified what the TU community already knew: TU is a high-touch, undergraduate-focused institution that provides students with a firm grounding in critical and creative thinking, and that is heavily weighted toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with a professional, practical focus.  

Key details of these changes are listed below, and the full announcement can be found online at utulsa.edu/truecommitment.

Narrowing our focus 

As part of my vision and after months of extensive analysis, we will phase out a variety of academic programs and grow those that offer the most in-demand skillsets in the 21st century – and beyond. We will reduce the number of degree programs, many of which are at the graduate level and have few students. Just 6% of our total student population are enrolled in these programs for their primary degrees. You can find more details here.  

These changes will not impact the program offerings available to the incoming TU Class of 2023. For current students and those entering in the fall of 2019, even if their chosen major is one identified for closure, we will honor our commitment to them so they can earn their degree in that program. Any program that exists today will still matriculate students in the fall, and we are committed to teaching out those students until they earn their degrees. 

We also identified more than 15 current programs primed for growth and expansion. Many of these changes will be implemented over time although our focus on growth begins immediately.  

Bolstering student success 

We are reimagining the student experience at TU, beginning with a new Student Success Center that centralizes support services such as financial aid, tutoring and career planning. These resources are directly correlated to improved retention and graduation rates. The Student Success Center will house critical student services, streamlining and enhancing support for our students from health and wellness to housing and mentors.  

Restructuring departments and colleges 

We are rethinking the traditional university structure and streamlining TU’s colleges and departments. Henry Kendall College will house “University Studies,” an academic launchpad for first-year students, as well as four reorganized divisions that will encompass the 15 departments currently in Arts & Sciences as well as biological sciences. The College of Engineering & Natural Sciences will consolidate 10 departments into four divisions; and a new “professional super college” will house our business, health sciences and law colleges. The new structure is still a year or two away, but once it is operational, it will embrace interdisciplinary work across campus and allow our academic and administrative resources to be deployed in better support of our institutional mission. 

Engaging with tenured faculty 

Our resident faculty is our most valuable asset to meet our strategic goals and support the needs and desires of our students. Updated university policies and smarter deployment of professors will allow us to refocus teaching resources. In time, this re-envisioned academic restructure will allow us to utilize resources more effectively, to better promote interdisciplinary work and to invest in strengthening our remaining programs and supporting faculty development. 

What do these changes mean for future TU students? They reinforce our commitment to ensuring that all students succeed in their academic journey at TU. The changes we are making will only strengthen our focus on programs with exceptional career outcomes that already distinguish a TU education. Please feel free to submit questions at utulsa.edu/truecommitment

TU is approaching its 125th year, and it is my job to provide vision and direction to ensure our university is around for another 125 years. I look forward to welcoming the next generation of students to our campus! 

Sincerely, 
 

Gerard P. Clancy, M.D. 
President 




update 3/6/19

Hello from the St. Philip Neri Catholic Newman Center!

Lent is here, and the Newman Center has a lot on going on to keep students engaged in the 40 days of preparation for Easter. Each year, we offer activities and services to help TU students learn more about their faith during this reflective season.

Below is a schedule of events that your Catholic students could participate in next year as a freshman student at TU.

Today we are offering Ash Wednesday Mass at 12:00pm and 9:00pm with an hour of Confession prior to each Mass time.

Fridays during Lent (excluding Spring Break) - We start our Friday activity with the Stations of the Cross in our chapel. Afterwards, Newman students prepare and offer "Meager Meatless Meals" in the Newman Center. These meals make it easy for Catholic students to eat without worrying about what to prepare on Fridays when fasting is taking place and meat is eliminated. Plus, it gives them a chance to catch up after a busy week on campus!

Holy Week is a flurry of activity!
  • Holy Thursday - Mass detailing the Last Supper and Adoration in the evening.
  • Good Friday - The Newman Center invites the entire campus to Live Stations of the Cross on Dietler Commons, followed by a liturgy in the chapel and a community viewing of "The Passion of the Christ" movie.
  • Holy Saturday - We begin the day with Tenebrae and end with our Easter Vigil Mass and celebration. Our Easter Vigil party is amazing and the majority of our students celebrate the Resurrection until the sun comes up!
In addition to our Lenten activities, the Newman Center offers daily prayer services, daily Masses Tuesday-Sunday, evening Rosary on Wednesday and social opportunities to encourage Catholic students on campus to connect and discuss their faith.

Please encourage your students to contact us with questions they may have about the Newman Center or about practicing Catholicism at TU.

With God,
Sarah Weaver & Your TU Newman Peer Ministry Team






 update 2/27/19

THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA PETROLEUM ENGINEERING OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, March 28, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.
The University of Tulsa Campus - Stephenson Hall, 3205 E. 5th Place


Are any of your students considering majoring in petroleum engineering and want to learn more about it? Tyler Carter of Devon Energy (B.S. 16), Jessica Weatherl of Tecolote Energy (B.S. 16) and Lilly Duarte of Global Drilling Partners (B.S. 16) will share their experiences about petroleum engineering as a career and the benefits of attending The University of Tulsa.

Chairman Mustafa Onur and Professor Mike Strafford will be on hand to answer any questions high school students may have about the industry and TU's McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering. Laboratory tours are also available. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Students must RSVP by March 25 at rhonda-collier@utulsa.edu.

Please let your students know about this opportunity by sharing the attached flier! Thank you for your continued support!

The TU Office of Admission



update 2/14/19

The Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) is an innovative program that enables undergraduates to take challenging courses and conduct advanced research with the guidance of top TU professors. Students are able to participate in this program the summer BEFORE their freshman year at TU.

Its aim is to create leaders in scholarship, research and public life. Specifically, the program emphasizes undergraduate research and community involvement.

The TURC Junior Scholar Program allows high school juniors to participate in cutting-edge research projects over the summer. For more information, visit the TURC Junior Scholar Program website.

Please encourage your students to take advantage of this opportunity at The University of Tulsa. 

Sincerely,

The TU Office of Admission




 update  2/8/19




The Department of Film Studies at The University of Tulsa offers a residential filmmaking camp for high school students. Students will have the opportunity to plunge into every aspect of creating films, as well as exciting evening group activities and film screenings. The camp will culminate in a festival of student work to display for friends and family.

TU alum Cameron Buckley (BA ’14) will serve as instructor for this year’s Filmmaking Camp. Dr. Joseph Rivers and Professor Jeff Van Hanken will also make presentations on aspects of film production, screenwriting and film scoring.

DATE: July 28-August 3, 2019

Filmmaking Camp Application

Residential Camps

Days are spent in a workshop setting, with planned evening activities arranged for recreation and further exploration of film. Participants must stay on campus in a supervised residence hall during the camp; rooms are shared (males and females are housed on separate floors). Each camp has a full-time, qualified student assistant staying with the students in the residence.

NOTE: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 28

Please pass along this opportunity to students who are considering a degree in filmmaking. We will keep you updated on additional camps as they become available.

For more information, visit our website.

Thank you!

The TU Office of Admission



update 1/14/19



Below is a list of TU’s visit programs for Spring 2019. 

VISIT PROGRAMS
MUSIC AUDITIONS
  • Saturday, January 26 - Music auditions
  • Saturday, February 2 - Music auditions
  • Saturday, February 9 - Music auditions
THEATRE/MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITIONS
  • Sunday, February 17 - Theatre/Musical Theatre auditions 
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update 1/11/19




SPECIAL PROGRAMS APPLICATION
If your students are interested in applying for one or more of the following programs, now is the time for them to complete The University of Tulsa Special Programs ApplicationThe deadline to apply is Monday, January 15, 2019! * Requirements for each program vary. Read through each one carefully before starting the application.

The Special Programs application is a one-stop shop which allows students to apply for one or more of these programs all at the same time. 

SELF REPORTED SCORES
In an effort to remove barriers for all students during the application process, TU has moved to accepting self-reported test scores in the form of a student report or screen shot that includes full name, birthdate or email, a clear test date and complete scores (subscores must be legible.).

JUNIORS AND SOPHOMORES
Please encourage your sophomores and juniors who have The University of Tulsa on their college lists to go ahead and send their standardized test scores to TU. This will save them time in the future, and we superscore, so there is no need for students who plan to retest to wait until the application process to submit their scores.
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update 11/26/18

here’s another example of the more than 60 degree options we offer at TU.

Chemistry/Biochemistry (College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Chemistry, often considered the liberal arts degree of the technical world, serves as an integral component of modern research in medicine, the environment, new materials and energy technology. Career opportunities for chemistry majors include industrial chemists, food scientists, forensic scientists and materials engineers as well as professionals in medicine, business, education and law where a technical background is recommended. Listen in on Kennedy Boyd's goal of becoming an immunologist and how she came about that decision.

Management (Collins College of Business)
Management majors formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. They develop communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills while learning management concepts. Alumni pursue careers in areas such as business law, entrepreneurship or human resource management. Read Frank Fellers story here. Frank's time at TU led him to owning the world’s largest wrap supply company.

Media Studies (Kendall College of Arts and Sciences
Students take courses that blend media theory and history, creative and critical production, public relations and advertising, and journalism and media storytelling. Hands-on learning opportunities are available at TU’s student-run multimedia lab and the university newspaper as well as internships in Tulsa and abroad. The media studies degree is designed to provide a pathway to whichever area of journalism, advertising or communication you prefer. The TUTV Media Lab is one such example. Read more here.

Speech-Language Pathology (Oxley College of Health Sciences)
Undergraduate students who choose to pursue a career in speech-language pathology must also earn a master’s degree for entry into the profession. Students receive a strong academic and clinical foundation for graduate work in speech-language pathology or audiology. After completing a master’s degree, students can work in elementary or secondary schools, hospitals or medical centers, audiology clinics, nursing or residential care facilities or in physical, occupational and speech therapy offices. Kyla Sloan came to TU without speech pathology on her mind, and now she is earning her master's degree from TU in this field. Listen to her TU story here.


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update 10/31/18

We know that life is crazy this time of year. In an effort to reduce stress for you and your students, The University of Tulsa is extending its Early Action Deadline until Thursday, November 15 at 11:59pm (in student's time zone).

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, we urge you to contact your TU admission counselor or the TU Office of Admission at 918.631.2307800.331.3050 or apply@utulsa.edu


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Here is your TU Top 5!


1. Application Fee Waiver - the deadline to avoid paying a $50 application fee is October 15. Students need to at least start their application by this date to receive the perk. As a reminder, students can apply using the TU online application or the Common Application. If you have a student who is not able to start their application by October 15 and needs their application waived, please contact their admission counselor.

2. Early Action Deadline - Students who complete their application with all accompanying documents by November 1 will know their non-binding TU admission decision in early December. Students are sent reminders each week as to the documents they are missing. Please ask them to check their inboxes if they are unsure about what they need to complete their application. They can also call the TU Office of Admission at 918-631-2307 or email us at apply@utulsa.edu.

3. Visit Programs
  • Financial Aid Workshop - Sunday, October 14 - For parents of seniors. Parents will receive information on filling out the FAFSA, scholarship opportunities and much more.
  • TU Up Close - Thursday, October 18 - Seniors, junior and sophomores are welcome to attend. Students will enjoy a campus tour, meeting TU students and faculty, academic interest sessions and admission workshops.
  • Tulsa Time Overnight Visit Program - Sunday/Monday, November 11-12. For seniors only. We will provide overnight accommodations for students, as well as campus tours, meet and greets with professors, city bus tours, special interest sessions and much more!
  • Individual Daily Visit - If our visit program dates do not work for a student's calendar, they can visit campus on their own Monday-Saturday. We will tailor a campus visit based on the student's interest.
4. FAFSA - As you know, the FAFSA opened October 1. We encourage all students, regardless of income, to complete the FAFSA so that they can be considered for need-based aid.

5. Scholarships - A student's completed application automatically puts them into consideration for university merit scholarships. No additional applications are needed. The only exception is the Presidential Scholarship. Visit our website for Presidential Scholarship eligibility requirements, as well as application deadlines. Please let us know if you or your students have questions. We are here to help!


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10/16/18:

The University of Tulsa is delighted to announce two amazing opportunities available to your students. Both programs allow students to begin a path to their desired graduate program as early as freshman year.

The TU Early Careers in Community Medicine (ECCM) program allows select incoming freshman to have a provisional acceptance to medical school at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine in Tulsa or the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. Students admitted to the ECCM program may select any  major at TU, but must receive a minor in one of the following areas considered essential to community medicine: anthropology, sociology, health informatics, biomedical engineering (when available) or law, policy and society. We invite you to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

  • To be considered, students must meet the qualifications for the Presidential Scholarship and apply for both programs by January 15. 
  • Five students will be selected each year.
  • Finalists will interview with representatives from both TU and OU.

The TU 3 + 1.5 Accelerated MBA Program allows exceptional students to be admitted into the MBA track of the undergraduate business program as TU freshmen. Students who meet the requirements of the program will be admitted to the Graduate School in their junior year following the application process. To be considered for admission, students must have a minimum ACT score of 28 and graduate in the top 10% of their high school class or have a minimum 3.75 high school GPA. To learn more, please visit our website or contact your school’s TU admission counselor.

  • Students entering this program who bring less than 15 hours of AP or other college credit will need to attend summer school to allow graduation within four and a half years.
  • Students admitted in this program as freshmen will be engaged with Graduate Business Programs with a special orientation and occasional activities, including invitations to various GBSA events.
  • Admission is competitive and a maximum of 20 students will be accepted each year.

We hope your students take advantage of these wonderful opportunities. If you have additional questions or would like more details, please contact us at 918-631-2307 or 800-331-3050 or email the Office of Undergraduate Admission at admission@utulsa.edu.

 

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2:48 PM (17 minutes ago)
to betzerj


Dear Janet,

Today, The University of Tulsa announced several significant changes that, together, are part of a reimagining of our university and focuses on our No. 1 priority: student success. These changes, which are rooted in our five-year strategic plan, radically alter the landscape of our university, making us stronger and more nimble to respond to a changing higher education landscape. 

This transformation follows months of analysis and is the most comprehensive, data-driven program evaluation ever undertaken at TU. The review also verified what the TU community already knew: TU is a high-touch, undergraduate-focused institution that provides students with a firm grounding in critical and creative thinking, and that is heavily weighted toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with a professional, practical focus.  

Key details of these changes are listed below, and the full announcement can be found online at utulsa.edu/truecommitment.

Narrowing our focus 

As part of my vision and after months of extensive analysis, we will phase out a variety of academic programs and grow those that offer the most in-demand skillsets in the 21st century – and beyond. We will reduce the number of degree programs, many of which are at the graduate level and have few students. Just 6% of our total student population are enrolled in these programs for their primary degrees. You can find more details here.  

These changes will not impact the program offerings available to the incoming TU Class of 2023. For current students and those entering in the fall of 2019, even if their chosen major is one identified for closure, we will honor our commitment to them so they can earn their degree in that program. Any program that exists today will still matriculate students in the fall, and we are committed to teaching out those students until they earn their degrees. 

We also identified more than 15 current programs primed for growth and expansion. Many of these changes will be implemented over time although our focus on growth begins immediately.  

Bolstering student success 

We are reimagining the student experience at TU, beginning with a new Student Success Center that centralizes support services such as financial aid, tutoring and career planning. These resources are directly correlated to improved retention and graduation rates. The Student Success Center will house critical student services, streamlining and enhancing support for our students from health and wellness to housing and mentors.  

Restructuring departments and colleges 

We are rethinking the traditional university structure and streamlining TU’s colleges and departments. Henry Kendall College will house “University Studies,” an academic launchpad for first-year students, as well as four reorganized divisions that will encompass the 15 departments currently in Arts & Sciences as well as biological sciences. The College of Engineering & Natural Sciences will consolidate 10 departments into four divisions; and a new “professional super college” will house our business, health sciences and law colleges. The new structure is still a year or two away, but once it is operational, it will embrace interdisciplinary work across campus and allow our academic and administrative resources to be deployed in better support of our institutional mission. 

Engaging with tenured faculty 

Our resident faculty is our most valuable asset to meet our strategic goals and support the needs and desires of our students. Updated university policies and smarter deployment of professors will allow us to refocus teaching resources. In time, this re-envisioned academic restructure will allow us to utilize resources more effectively, to better promote interdisciplinary work and to invest in strengthening our remaining programs and supporting faculty development. 

What do these changes mean for future TU students? They reinforce our commitment to ensuring that all students succeed in their academic journey at TU. The changes we are making will only strengthen our focus on programs with exceptional career outcomes that already distinguish a TU education. Please feel free to submit questions at utulsa.edu/truecommitment

TU is approaching its 125th year, and it is my job to provide vision and direction to ensure our university is around for another 125 years. I look forward to welcoming the next generation of students to our campus! 

Sincerely, 
 

Gerard P. Clancy, M.D. 
President 


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2:48 PM (17 minutes ago)
to betzerj


Dear Janet,

Today, The University of Tulsa announced several significant changes that, together, are part of a reimagining of our university and focuses on our No. 1 priority: student success. These changes, which are rooted in our five-year strategic plan, radically alter the landscape of our university, making us stronger and more nimble to respond to a changing higher education landscape. 

This transformation follows months of analysis and is the most comprehensive, data-driven program evaluation ever undertaken at TU. The review also verified what the TU community already knew: TU is a high-touch, undergraduate-focused institution that provides students with a firm grounding in critical and creative thinking, and that is heavily weighted toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with a professional, practical focus.  

Key details of these changes are listed below, and the full announcement can be found online at utulsa.edu/truecommitment.

Narrowing our focus 

As part of my vision and after months of extensive analysis, we will phase out a variety of academic programs and grow those that offer the most in-demand skillsets in the 21st century – and beyond. We will reduce the number of degree programs, many of which are at the graduate level and have few students. Just 6% of our total student population are enrolled in these programs for their primary degrees. You can find more details here.  

These changes will not impact the program offerings available to the incoming TU Class of 2023. For current students and those entering in the fall of 2019, even if their chosen major is one identified for closure, we will honor our commitment to them so they can earn their degree in that program. Any program that exists today will still matriculate students in the fall, and we are committed to teaching out those students until they earn their degrees. 

We also identified more than 15 current programs primed for growth and expansion. Many of these changes will be implemented over time although our focus on growth begins immediately.  

Bolstering student success 

We are reimagining the student experience at TU, beginning with a new Student Success Center that centralizes support services such as financial aid, tutoring and career planning. These resources are directly correlated to improved retention and graduation rates. The Student Success Center will house critical student services, streamlining and enhancing support for our students from health and wellness to housing and mentors.  

Restructuring departments and colleges 

We are rethinking the traditional university structure and streamlining TU’s colleges and departments. Henry Kendall College will house “University Studies,” an academic launchpad for first-year students, as well as four reorganized divisions that will encompass the 15 departments currently in Arts & Sciences as well as biological sciences. The College of Engineering & Natural Sciences will consolidate 10 departments into four divisions; and a new “professional super college” will house our business, health sciences and law colleges. The new structure is still a year or two away, but once it is operational, it will embrace interdisciplinary work across campus and allow our academic and administrative resources to be deployed in better support of our institutional mission. 

Engaging with tenured faculty 

Our resident faculty is our most valuable asset to meet our strategic goals and support the needs and desires of our students. Updated university policies and smarter deployment of professors will allow us to refocus teaching resources. In time, this re-envisioned academic restructure will allow us to utilize resources more effectively, to better promote interdisciplinary work and to invest in strengthening our remaining programs and supporting faculty development. 

What do these changes mean for future TU students? They reinforce our commitment to ensuring that all students succeed in their academic journey at TU. The changes we are making will only strengthen our focus on programs with exceptional career outcomes that already distinguish a TU education. Please feel free to submit questions at utulsa.edu/truecommitment

TU is approaching its 125th year, and it is my job to provide vision and direction to ensure our university is around for another 125 years. I look forward to welcoming the next generation of students to our campus! 

Sincerely, 
 

Gerard P. Clancy, M.D. 
President 


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