Dr. Beam celebrates the launch of “Voices of the Heartland II” with her daughter, Amelia. photo by Hana Saad

“Voices from the Heartland II” writers launch anthology

Oklahoma women contributed essays to the compilation edited by TU professor, Dr. Sara Beam. “Who’s around the campfire of your heart?” Dr. Sara Beam, one of four editors from “Voices from the Heartland, Volume II,” posed this question to the audience to kick off the book’s launch on Thursday. The question represents something that was […]

Increased allowance of selenium in Okla. waterways dangerous

The variance proposals were chosen to keep Oklahoma competitive with regulations in surrounding states. Toward the end of February, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board considered two proposed rules that would affect the variance in water standards in Oklahoma. The first, which the board passed, allows a temporary increase in the pollutants that corporations are allowed […]

Crystal Z Campbell, Eric Sall and Nathan Young. courtesy Tulsa Artist Fellowship

Tulsa Artist Fellowship brings in new cohort

The highly selective program continues to enrich Tulsa with funded arts. The Tulsa Artist Fellowship (TAF) has welcomed 27 new artists to the program this year. These applicants were selected out of a pool of around 700 other applicants from all over the country. This brings the total number of Tulsa Artist Fellows to 59. […]

The Kansas City shelter works under a no-kill policy. courtesy Kansas City Star

Tulsa Animal Welfare to possibly implement no-kill policy

The Tulsa Humane Society and Tulsa SPCA leading the TAW to a no-kill shelter policy should be successful given time. In November 2018, Mayor G.T. Bynum announced that the city would join forces with the Humane Society of Tulsa and the Tulsa SPCA to form the Coalition for Tulsa Pets. Although this is a great […]

Social media creates unique opportunities for political action

Snapchat registering over 400,000 people is emblematic of social media’s ability to mobilize and politicize users. Snapchat has more to offer its users than funny filters or face swaps. During the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterms, the app encouraged its users to begin their voting registration process via Turbovote. It took only two […]

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“Wild Man” a lovely, moving performance

The show was part of an initiative to support women in stagewriting and benefited from it greatly. On Nov 9, TU Theatre presented a concert reading of “Wild Man” by K.T. Peterson. The script is the winner of the 2018 WomenWorks competition. WomenWorks is a joint effort between the theatre and creative writing program at […]