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The University of Tulsa

Motto Wisdom, Faith, Service
Established 1894
Type Private
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Endowment $704 million (February 2005)
President Dr. Steadman Upham
Staff 304 (full-time)
Students 4,174
Undergraduates 2,756
Postgraduates 665 law, 753
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Campus Urban, 230 acres (930,000 )
Sports Golden Hurricane
Colors Old Gold, Royal Blue, and Crimson                
Mascot Captain Cane
Website www.utulsa.edu

The University of Tulsa is a private, comprehensive university awarding bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is currently the 91st ranked doctoral degree granting university in the nation by US News and World Report and is listed as one of the "Best 361 Colleges" by the Princeton Review. The university is historically affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Large University of Tulsa Seal This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Various Religious symbols, including (first row) Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Bahai, (second row) Islamic, tribal, Taoist, Shinto (third row) Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jain, (fourth row) Ayyavazhi, Triple Goddess, Maltese cross, pre-Christian Slavonic Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Steadman Upham is the 17th and current president of the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Country United States State Oklahoma Counties Tulsa, Osage, Wagoner, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City  186. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Old Gold is a dark yellow, which varies from light olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow. ... Royal blue is a lighter shade of blue. ... Crimson is a strong, bright deep red color combined with some blue, resulting in a slight degree of purple. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Country United States State Oklahoma Counties Tulsa, Osage, Wagoner, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City  186. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in... This article needs cleanup. ...

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History

The University of Tulsa was founded in Muskogee, Oklahoma, as the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls in 1882 under the leadership of Alice Mary Robertson, but was re-chartered as the Henry Kendall College in 1894 under the auspices of the Presbyterian Women's Board of Home Missions. In 1907, the college moved to its current site in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A university was formed in 1920 when the college merged with the proposed McFarlin College to become the University of Tulsa. Location within the state of Oklahoma County Muskogee County Mayor Wren Stratton Area    - City 100. ... Alice Mary Robertson (January 2, 1854 – July 1, 1931) was an American educator, social worker, government official, and politician who became the second woman to serve in the United States Congress, and the first and only from the state of Oklahoma. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Country United States State Oklahoma Counties Tulsa, Osage, Wagoner, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City  186. ... Robert M. McFarlin was an American oilman, cattle rancher, philanthropist, and businessman who is best known for amassing a fortune by drilling for oil near Glenpool, Oklahoma. ...


Academics

The University of Tulsa is noted for having one of the world's premier programs in petroleum engineering, and has distinguished programs in English, computer science, natural sciences, Clinical and I/O Psychology, and several engineering disciplines. The university also maintains a school of law[1], which is one of the few to specialize in Native American legal issues. The University of Tulsa College of Law Review[2] ranks in the top 15% of most cited legal periodicals as ranked by Washington and Lee University.[3] Petroleum Engineering is involved in the exploration and production activities of petroleum as an upstream end of the energy sector. ... English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... The term natural science as the way in which different fields of study are defined is determined as much by historical convention as by the present day meaning of the words. ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, spirit, soul; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is both an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Virginia. ...


Currently, there are six colleges, programs, and departments at the University of Tulsa:

  • Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • College of Law
  • Graduate School
  • Division of Continuing Education

University of Tulsa College of Law is a private law school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ...

Reputation and rankings

In 2006, Tulsa was ranked tenth in "Quality of Life" by the Princeton Review's "The Best 361 Colleges" guide. The University of Tulsa also placed ninth among all colleges for "Happiest Students," was ranked thirteenth in the "Lots of Class/Race Interaction" category, and in "Town-Gown Relations" Tulsa was ranked fifth in the country. The study further added that “The University of Tulsa is one of the sleeper gems of the Great Plains, a private school large enough to house numerous top-flight programs but small enough to facilitate one-on-one instruction provided in a homey atmosphere.” The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in... The Great Plains covers much of the central United States, portions of Canada and Mexico. ...


TU is one of 150 colleges to be included in the inaugural edition of “Colleges of Distinction” and is also included in "The Unofficial Biased Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges, 2005 edition." Cosmo Girl magazine named TU one of the top 50 schools in the country for women in its October 2004 edition. U.S. News and World Report also ranks TU as a top 100 national university. Cosmopolitan, or simply Cosmo, is a magazine published monthly from New York City by the Hearst Corporation. ...


Campus

The campus of the University of Tulsa centers on a wide, grassy, quad-like space known as "The U." The predominant architectural style is English Gothic. Most of the buildings are constructed from tan and rose-colored Crab Orchard sandstone from Tennessee interspersed with stone quarried in Arkansas. Other materials include Bedford limestone from Indiana and slate quarried in Vermont. Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Slate Slate Macro Slate roof Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low grade regional metamorphism. ... Official language(s) None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ...


McFarlin Library

McFarlin Library
McFarlin Library

At the top of The U sits one of the campus' most notable landmarks, the McFarlin Library, which is named after Robert and Ida McFarlin, the library's primary benefactors. Ground breaking ceremonies took place on May 3, 1929 and the edifice was dedicated on June 1, 1930. The library continued to grow over the years and had added two five-story additions by 1979. Currently, the library houses over three million items, and is noted for its excellent collections of twentieth-century British, Irish, and American literature, including the world's second largest collection of works by James Joyce. It also is home of the papers of Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul. The library also houses a vast collection of books on Native American history. In 2005, the library celebrated its 75th anniversary. Image File history File linksMetadata U_Tulsa_McFarlin_Library. ... Image File history File linksMetadata U_Tulsa_McFarlin_Library. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... American literature refers to written or literary work produced in the area of the United States and Colonial America. ... James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (Irish Séamus Seoighe; 2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish expatriate writer, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ) are awarded for Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, and Physiology or Medicine. ... Sir V.S. Naipaul Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (born August 17, 1932), better known as V. S. Naipaul, is a British novelist of Hindu heritage and East Indian ethnicity from Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, which was then a British colony. ... Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sharp Chapel

Sharp Chapel
Sharp Chapel

The original chapel of the university was housed in the now-demolished Kendall Hall (the existing Kendall Hall is a different building). This arrangement lasted until November 27, 1959, when Sharp Chapel was completed as one of the final buildings to be constructed on The U. It is named for its principal donors, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Sharp. Today, the main sanctuary, which is flanked by beautiful and distinctive French stained glass windows, is used not only as a place of worship, but has become a much sought-after spot for the weddings of students and alumni. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x800, 470 KB) Summary Photographer: User:camerafiend Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x800, 470 KB) Summary Photographer: User:camerafiend Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Strictly speaking, stained glass is glass that has been painted with silver stain and then fired. ...


In the spring of 2004, additions to Sharp Chapel were opened. These include The Westminster Room (for Westminster Society members), an atrium, kitchen, administrative offices on a second floor, as well as a second floor conference room, complete with an elevator to travel from floor to floor. These elements combine to make Sharp Chapel one of the most architecturally beautiful and elegant buildings on the campus.


Housing

On-campus housing consists of seven residence halls and several university-owned apartment buildings.


Residence halls:

  • John Mabee Hall - All male residence hall located at the Northwest end of the U. It is known on-campus as "The John".
  • Lottie Jane Mabee Hall - All female residence hall located at the Southwest end of the U. It is known on-campus as "The Jane" or "Lottie".
  • LaFortune Hall - Coed residence hall close to the athletics areas.
  • Twin Towers - Coed residence hall close to Lottie Jane. This hall is host to the main dining hall for on-campus residents. The hall is divided into three main sections; Twin West (male residence hall), Twin East (female residence hall), and a center area.
  • Twin South - Coed freshman residence hall immediately adjacent to Twin Towers, first opened to students in the fall of 1984.
  • Honors House - Coed residence hall on Fraternity Row. It is known on campus as "the Ho-Ho"
  • CHOICE House - Coed residence hall behind the Center for Global Education. It is an alternative living environment.

Greek

There are 5 fraternities and 6 sororities on campus. The back of the sorority houses are considered to be residence halls, however only current members may live in the houses.


Fraternities:

Sororities: Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with currently 236 chapters and 42 colonies in North America. ... The Kappa Alpha Order (KA) is a secret collegiate Order of Christian Knights. ... ΛΧΑ (Lambda Chi Alpha), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters (called Zetas) at more than 300 universities. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ...

Chi Omega (ΧΩ) is the largest womens fraternal organization in the National Panhellenic Conference. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ... Kappa Delta (ΚΔ) is a sorority founded at the State Female Normal School, now Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) is a college womens fraternity, founded on October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College, Illinois. ... Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) is one of the oldest and largest womens fraternities[1] in the United States and Canada, with its Executive Offices based in Columbus, Ohio. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ...

Athletics

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Athletic Logo
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Athletic Logo

Tulsa's sports teams are called the Golden Hurricane, and participate in the NCAA's Division I-A Conference USA. Tulsa's current athletic director is Bubba Cunningham. The Tulsa teams are supported by The Sound of the Golden Hurricane marching band. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... blah blah Modern athletic directors are often in a coaching misconduct being proven, often the athletic director will be terminated along with the offending coach. ... The Sound of the Golden Hurricane is the school marching band for the University of Tulsa, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ...


Football

Tulsa has the smallest undergraduate enrollment of all schools that participate in NCAA Division I-A football. The football team is coached by Todd Graham. Graham replaced Steve Kragthorpe, who led the team to three bowl games in four seasons before accepting the head coaching job at the University of Louisville after the 2006-7 season. Graham, a former Tulsa defensive coordinator, returned to the team after serving as the head coach at Rice University for one season. Graham is largely credited with the Owls' first bowl appearance since 1961. Graham left Rice for Tulsa only three days after signing a contract extension with the Owls, prompting the award of second runner-up "Sports Jerk of the Year," in the Tank McNamara comic strip (seen here). A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Todd Graham (born December 5, 1964 in Mesquite, Texas) is the head football coach at the University of Tulsa. ... Steve Kragthorpe is the 26th coach of the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane college football team. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... Lovett Hall William Marsh Rice University (commonly called Rice University and opened in 1912 as The William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science and Art) is a private, comprehensive research university located in Houston, Texas, USA, near the Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. ... Tank McNamara is a comic strip by Jeff Millar and Bill Hinds. ...


Tulsa defeated University of Central Florida 44-27 in Conference USA's inaugural championship game on December 3, 2005. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane also defeated the Fresno State Bulldogs 31-24 on December 31, 2005, at the Autozone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee. This win brought their first bowl victory in 15 years. In 2006, the team went to the inaugural Armed Forces Bowl, but lost to the Utah Utes, 25-13. The football team was ranked in the BCS standings for the first time in school history on Oct. 15, 2006, breaking in at No. 25. The University of Central Florida (commonly referred to as UCF) is a university located in Orlando, Florida, and is a member institution of the State University System of Florida. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The campus on a sunny day California State University, Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State, is one of the campuses of California State University, located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, USA. The campus sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the San Joaquin... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AutoZone NYSE: AZO is a Fortune 500 corporation based in Memphis, Tennessee which is engaged primarily in the business of the retail sale of automotive parts and accessories. ... For the stadium, see Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl is an annual postseason college football bowl game that was inaugurated in 2003 as the Fort Worth Bowl under corporate sponsorship of PlainsCapital Bank. ... // The University of Utah college football program began play in 1892, the Utes play at Rice-Eccles Stadium, with their first game being played there in 1927. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner being the BCS national champion. ...


Notable in Tulsa football tradition are the Missouri Valley Conference teams of 1964 & 1965 which compiled records of 9-2 & 8-3 & played in the Bluebonnet Bowl of both years; the passing attack famously featured Jerry Rhome to Howard Twilley, both of whom achieved lengthy careers in professional football; Rhome polled 2nd in the 1964 Heisman Trophy; Rhome & Twilley are in the College Football Hall of Fame. The 1952 Missouri Valley Conference team with its 8-2-1 record climbed to 11th in the AP poll & was invited to the Gator Bowl, then 1 of only 5 post-season bowl games, although not one of the 4 major ones. Steve Largent was another talented Tulsa receiver who graduated to a long NFL career (1976-1989 Seattle), was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame because of numerous enduring records as a receiver, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1994-2002, and then ran as one of the two major candidates for govenor of Oklahoma in 2002. Jerry Rhome (born 1942) was a quarterback in the National Football League. ... Howard James Twilley, (born December 25, 1943 in Houston, Texas, USA), is a former professional American football wide receiver with the Miami Dolphins. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ... Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954 in Miamisburg, Ohio) is a retired football player, enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, and a former U.S. Congressman, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma from 1994 until 2002. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ...


Tulsa also was handed one the worst defeats in college football history when they were beaten by Houston 100-6 in 1968. TV personality Dr. Phil was the Middle Linebacker for the team during this loss. Phillip Calvin Phil McGraw, Ph. ...


Basketball

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane basketball program has had a history of success, including NIT championships in 1981 and 2001, an Elite Eight appearance in 2000, three Sweet Sixteen appearances, and 14 trips to the Big Dance. Tulsa is also known for developing many coaches who have gone on to great success in the NCAA, including Minnesota's Tubby Smith, who won a national championship while he coached at the University of Kentucky, Kansas' Bill Self, and one of Arkansas' most notable former coaches, Nolan Richardson, who is the only head coach to win the NJCAA tournament (with Western Texas Junior College), the NIT (with Tulsa), and the NCAA tournament (with Arkansas). The current men's basketball head coach is Doug Wojcik. The University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane basketball team represents the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... This article is about the sport. ... The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a mens college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The playoff term Elite Eight has been popularized to refer to the final eight teams in the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, who play in the final game of each of the tournaments four regional brackets. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... // Final four redirects here. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... Orlando Tubby Smith (born June 30, 1951 in Scotland, Saint Marys County, Maryland) has served as head coach at the University of Tulsa and the University of Georgia, and is currently in his tenth season as the head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Nolan Richardson (b. ... Doug Wojcik is the mens basketball coach at the University of Tulsa. ...


In 2006, the Tulsa women's basketball team earned its first appearance in the NCAA tournament by winning Conference USA's regular-season and tournament championships. The Golden Hurricane's accomplishment came after back-to-back 19-win seasons and WNIT appearances. The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ... The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a mens college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ...


Other sports

The Tulsa Men's Soccer team has had a strong program for the past few years. In the 2004 season it made it to the elite-eight in the NCAA national tournament, and has been consistently ranked in the top 25 in the country. The head coach is Tom McIntosh, a prominent figure in Tulsa soccer for over 20 years. The team plays in the Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium, as does the track team. The Hurricane Track and Soccer Stadium on the campus of the University of Tulsa Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium is a stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the campus of the University of Tulsa. ...


In the 2005-2006 season showed that Hurricane women's teams were on the rise. In addition to success in women's basketball, the 2006 season also saw the Golden Hurricane secure a Conference USA championship in women's softball.


The Men's Tennis team has also had recent success, including the 2006 Conference USA championship and a first-round victory in the NCAA tournament. Tulsa's top-ranked player Arnau Brugues also advanced to the round of sixteen in the NCAA Singles tournament. The University of Tulsa also boasts one of the nation's top tennis facilities, the Michael D. Case Tennis Center, which was host to the 2004 NCAA tennis championships and will host them again in 2008.


Mascot

Since 1994, Tulsa's mascot has been Captain Cane, an anthropomorphized golden hurricane with human attributes such as biceps, clothes, and a perpetual smirk. From 1978 to 1994, the mascot was Huffy. Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


History of the nickname

University of Tulsa sports teams had been known by many different names in the past such as the Kendallites, Presbyterians, Tigers, and the Tulsans. In 1922, Howard Archer, the newly-hired football coach, wanted to use new uniforms to garner publicity for then-named Tulsa "Yellow Jackets." One day, he overheard someone during practice announce that the team would be "roaring through opponents." As the new uniforms were yellow, Archer quickly seized upon the name "Golden Tornadoes," but upon hearing that Georgia Tech had already claimed the moniker, he changed it to the now-familiar Golden Hurricane, which was quickly accepted by the team. The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France and Singapore. ...


Miscellany

The Nimrod Literary Journal is published at the University.


The school's colors are Old Gold, Royal Blue, and Crimson.


In 2003, Tulsa joined the efforts of Brown University on the Modernist Journals Project, an online archive of early twentieth-century periodicals. Tulsa has contributed various modernist texts from McFarlin Library’s Special Collections to the project's website. Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... The Modernist Journals Project was created in 1995 at Brown University in order to create a database of digitized periodicals connected with the period loosely associated with modernism. ...


Dr. Sean Latham, editor of the James Joyce Quarterly, brought the 2003 North American James Joyce Conference to the University of Tulsa.


The University of Tulsa Collegian is the independent and student-run newspaper on campus. The Collegian is the official student newspaper at the University of Tulsa. ...


TU also hosts several meetings of the Tulsa Computer Society, including the Linux SIG. This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ...


The university's motto used to read, in full, "Faith, Wisdom, Service: For Christ, For State."


Distinguished faculty

Tulsa's faculty includes the famous Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko and renowned dramatic soprano Linda Roark-Strummer. Yevgeny Yevtushenko Yevtushenko represents Russias new generation on the cover of Time magazine, April 13, 1962 Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (Russian: , Evgenij Aleksandrovič Evtušenko; born July 18, 1933) is a Russian poet. ...


Notable alumni

Arts and letters

  • Gail Farrell (BA, 1969) - Singer
  • P. S. (Patrick) Gordon (BFA, 1974) - Painter
  • S. E. (Susan Eloise) Hinton (BS, 1970) - Author
  • Daniel Lang (BFA, 1953) - Painter
  • Bob Losure (BA, Broadcast Journalism, 1969) - Former CNN Headline News anchor and author
  • Tami Marler (BSBA, 1990; MBA, 1992) - Television news anchor, and former Miss Oklahoma
  • Rue McClanahan (German and Theater Arts, 1956) - Actress
  • Phillip McGraw, a.k.a. Dr. Phil (attended 1968?-1969?) - TV personality and psychologist
  • Mary Kay Place (BA, Speech, 1969) - Actress and singer
  • Linda Roark-Strummer (BME, Vocal Music Education, ?) - Operatic Soprano
  • Gailard Sartain (BFA, 1969) - Actor
  • Wade Williams (BA, Theatrical Studies, ?) - Actor

Gail Farrell Gail Farrell (born October 6, 1947) Singer and songwriter who is famous as a member of the long running American TV musical variety program The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Susan Eloise Hinton (born July 22, 1948) is an American author of novels for young adults. ... Bob Losure was an anchor on CNN Headline News from 1986-1997. ... Rue McClanahan (born Eddi Rue McClanahan on February 21, 1934 in Healdton, Oklahoma) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor, best known for her roles acting alongside Bea Arthur on the television sitcoms Maude and The Golden Girls. ... Mary Kay Place as The West Wings Surgeon General Millicent Griffith Mary Kay Place (b. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wade Andrew Williams (born December 24, 1961) is an American actor who currently has a starring role as Captain Brad Bellick on Foxs television series Prison Break. ...

Athletics

Mike Anderson (born December 12, 1959, in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American college basketball coach, who was appointed as the head mens coach at the University of Missouri on March 26, 2006. ... The University of Alabama at Birmingham (also known as UAB) is a public, coeducational university located in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The university is part of the three-member University of Alabama System, which also includes the main University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa (UA) and the University of Alabama in... This article is about the sport. ... Dennis Byrd played defensive tackle for the New York Jets of the National Football League. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Jim Finks (August 31, 1927 - May 8, 1994) was an American sports executive primarily for American football. ... Gus Frerotte (born July 31, 1971 in Ford City, Pennsylvania) is an NFL quarterback playing for the St. ... Todd Hays (born May 21, 1969) is an American bobsledder who competed from 1994 to 2006. ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered, steerable sled. ... Carin Koch (born 23 February 1971, in Kungalu) is a Swedish golfer. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954 in Miamisburg, Ohio) is a retired football player, enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, and a former U.S. Congressman, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma from 1994 until 2002. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Nancy Lopez (born January 6, 1957 in Torrance, California) is one of the most accomplished women in the history of professional womens golf. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. ... Michael Garrett Mills (born October 12, 1983) is an American football tight end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... Barry Antoine Minter (born January 28, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Texas) is a former National Football League linebacker for the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... An offensive lineman (football) is one of a group of positions in American football. ... “Chargers” redirects here. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Drew Pearson (born January 12, 1951 in South River, New Jersey) is a sportscaster and former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Personal Information Birth September 23, 1979 (age 27) Enid, Oklahoma USA Height 5 ft 6 in (1. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Paul Matthew Pressey (born December 24, 1958 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American former professional basketball player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dave Rader (Born Wichita, Kansas, March 9, 1957 - ) was the coach of the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane from 1988 until the year 1999. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Raymond Earl Rhodes (born October 20, 1950, in Mexia, Texas) is the former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers. ... Stephen Douglas (Steve) Rogers (born October 26, 1949) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Montréal Expos. ... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... Michael David Ruffin (born 21 January 1977 in Denver, Colorado) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA. After playing college basketball at the University of Tulsa, Ruffin was drafted in the second round of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Not to be confused with the actress Tracy Scoggins. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lovie Lee Smith (born May 8, 1958 in Gladewater, Texas) is the head coach of the Chicago Bears professional football team of the NFL. Smith narrowly became the first African American coach to lead a team to the Super Bowl only hours before Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts became... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Howard James Twilley, (born December 25, 1943 in Houston, Texas, USA), is a former professional American football wide receiver with the Miami Dolphins. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference...

Politics and law

William Andrew Drew Edmondson (born October 12, 1946), is an American lawyer and politician from Oklahoma. ... David Hall (born October 20, 1930), U.S. Democratic Party politician, He served as Governor of Oklahoma from 1971 to 1975. ... James Mountain Jim Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is a conservative American politician from Oklahoma. ... Bill LaFortune, as of 2005, served as the 34th mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. ... Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954 in Miamisburg, Ohio) is a retired football player, enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, and a former U.S. Congressman, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma from 1994 until 2002. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Robert E. Lavender (born July 19, 1926) is currently a Justice on the Oklahoma Supreme Court and was appointed to the Courts District 1 seat by Governor Henry Bellmon in 1966, and was retained by the voters later that year and subsequently in 1972, 1978, 1984, 1990, and 1996. ...

Science, engineering, and technology

  • Tareq Al-Suwaidan (PhD, Petroleum Engineering, 1990) - Renowned Muslim scholar, reformer, TV personality and management expert.
  • Gordon Matthews (BS, Engineering Physics, 1959) - Pioneer of voicemail technology

Tareq Al-Suwaidan Tareq Mohammad Al-Suwaidan (born November 23, 1953 in Kuwait) is a Kuwaiti businessman, entrepreneur, TV personality and Islamic thinker. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Gordon Matthews ( Born ? 1936, Tulsa, Oklahoma - Died February 23, 2002, Dallas, Texas) was an American inventor and businessman and a pioneer inventor of voicemail. ... Voicemail (or voice mail, vmail or VMS, sometimes called messagebank) is a centralized system of managing telephone messages for a large group of people. ...

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The University of Tulsa was originally founded in Muskogee, Oklahoma, as the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls in 1882 under the leadership of Alice Mary Robertson, but was re-chartered as the Henry Kendall College in 1894 under the auspicies of the Presbyterian Women's Board of Home Missions.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma - Nolan Richardson, who turned Tulsa basketball fortunes around in the 1980-81 season, and three former Golden Hurricane student-athletes will be inducted into The University of Tulsa Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 27, 2007.
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