the university of
Take a minute to remember your days at TU. the university of
First . . . magazine
You took classes.
You took notes.
You took on the challenge.
Then, features departments
You took root.
You took stock of your potential. 12 Purpose, Meaning, Beauty 2 Editor’s Note
You took notice of the experience.
By Rolf Olsen 3 Campus News
c o n t e n t s
The art of the Osage is at once practical and beautiful. TU professor 8 From the U
Garrick Bailey coauthored the catalog for a major exhibit of Osage
Finally . . . Art at the St. Louis Museum, part of which is previewed here. 11 Research
You took credit for hard work. 24 Athletics
You took possession of your diploma. 15 Yevtushenko
You took charge of your future. 23 Partners in Education
By Nathan Halverson
The internationally renown poet and activist is an icon of modern lit- 26 Alumni News
erature. He is also a filmmaker, actor and the Henry Kendall
Professor of English at TU. 27 Class Notes
And now . . .
31 In Memoriam
18 Morgan in Mexico
It’s time to give back. 32 Calendar
By Morgan Paulus BA ’99
Luckily, you were able to take advantage of
Trade in a cushy, good life for la vida loca? Alumna Morgan Paulus has 33 Book End
everything TU had to offer because someone done just that as revealed in her e-mail “journal” to friends and family.
like you made a gift to the Annual Fund –
which bridges the gap between the actual
cost of a quality TU education and the price
Today, you can return that favor. With a
checkbook or credit card.
To direct your gift to a specific college or
department, contact Kerry Willmann at (918)
631-3514 or email@example.com. You
The Annual Fund. can take pride in your pledge because it’s
Your new take on giving. more than giving; it’s giving back.
Visit us online at www.utulsa.edu/development/giving.
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The University of Tulsa
’Tis the Season Magazine
The end of winter heralds more than the beginning of spring here at TU.
Volume 8, Number 1
This is the time of year when prestigious academic awards bloom all over cam-
pus right along with the pansies and crocus. Since the spring of 1997 (when
we had two Goldwater scholars), the cure for our winter doldrums usually The University of Tulsa Magazine
ISSN 1544-5763 is published four
comes in late March, when award announcements are made. We’ve already times a year by The University of
learned that senior basketball standout Jason Parker was named Academic All- Tulsa, 600 South College Avenue,
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-3189.
America by the College Sports Information Directors of America. We live in Publication dates may vary
happy anticipation of what will sprout from now until June. according to the University’s cal-
endar, events and scheduling.
That awards and scholarships signal spring at TU is a large part of Periodical nonprofit postage is
President Bob Lawless’s legacy. When we first interviewed him in 1996, he paid at Tulsa, Oklahoma,
explained that the way to let the world know about TU was through its stu- POSTMASTER: Send change of
dents — high achievers become exceptional alumni; exceptional alumni have address to The University of Tulsa
Magazine, Office of Development,
an impact on wherever they are in the world. The University of Tulsa, 600
In a message to the faculty and staff of the University delivered soon after South College Avenue, Tulsa,
his arrival, Dr. Bob described his job as creating an atmosphere where achiev-
ing excellence was possible for each member of the TU family. UNIVERSITY RELATIONS
His philosophy, of course, extended to students and resulted in the cre- ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT
ation of the Presidential Scholarship program, which continues to attract out-
standing students to The University of Tulsa. (See back cover.) Deanna J. Harris
Most likely, in the next issue of this magazine, we’ll be bragging about
another crop of stellar young scholars — students whose hard work is helping Leslie Cairns, MFA ’99
raise the University’s burgeoning national profile. Thanks Dr. Bob. Mission
The University Plans a New Front Door
Deanna J. Harris, Executive Editor CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
A major new entrance and plaza from East 11th Street between Evanston and College Avenues is proposed for TU.
Stephanie Farris An oval drive that will define an open green view area will emphasize the proposed Visitors/Student Services Building.
Nathan Halverson The new vista also will feature Sharp Memorial Chapel and the relocated Kendall Hall Bell Memorial. Patterned or
Rolf Olsen textured pavement at pedestrian crossings, landscaping and tree planting are also planned. The entrance, which will
how about a When 1,200 college-bound Jane Zemel
include a large stone identifier, a garden and green plaza, is part of TU’s amended Master Plan.
big hand students nationwide were
asked to evaluate nearly
CONTRIBUTING DESIGNERS ConocoPhillips Continues Tradition of Support
for the students 3,000 admission websites,
Daniel Tideman, BFA ’00 Last fall TU received $250,000 first since the merger, represents a dents attending the University. This
who votedour they were told to look for Sandy Willmann, Director, Alumni from ConocoPhillips in support of welcome continuation of corporate program will help ensure that TU
the SPIRIT Scholars program. A generosity that has enabled many will continue to attract and educate
admissions more than just another Janis Zink, Vice President of
Robert W. Lawless, President,
portion of the donation is unre- deserving students to earn degrees at some of the most highly qualified
pretty home page
website #1 (although graphics
The University of Tulsa
The University of Tulsa does not
stricted support of the College of
Engineering & Natural Sciences and
TU. We sincerely appreciate this
latest expression of support for our
business students in the nation.”
The SPIRIT Scholars Program
counted too). discriminate on the basis of personal status
or group characteristics including but not
the College of Business Admini- students and faculty.” offers students field trips, intern-
limited to the classes protected under federal stration. The funds will also provide The program expanded this year ships, mentoring, guest lectures,
and state law in its programs, services, aids,
Instead, the emphasis or benefits. Inquiries regarding implementa- for a petroleum engineering fellow- to include students majoring in study groups and social events. Of
tion of this policy may be addressed to the
ship and computer lab upgrades. finance, accounting, marketing and the student participants who have
was on navigating the site Office of Legal Compliance, 600 South
College Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104- Current SPIRIT scholars are management information systems in graduated, two currently work for
3189, (918) 631-2423. Requests for accom-
and easy access to modation of disabilities may be addressed to majoring in chemical engineering, the College of Business ConocoPhillips. Another student
the University’s 504 Coordinator, Dr. Jane
information. Corso, (918) 631-2315. To ensure availabil- mechanical engineering, petroleum Administration. will begin working for the company
ity of an interpreter, five to seven days
notice is needed; 48 hours is recommended
engineering and geosciences. A. Gale Sullenberger, dean of after graduating this May.
Visit the #1 site at for all other accommodations. “Individually, Conoco and the college notes: “Inclusion of the Expansion of the SPIRIT
Phillips Petroleum have supported College of Business Administration Scholars Program and Conoco-
www.utulsa.edu/admission CONTACT US: students in the College of in the ConocoPhillips Spirit Phillips’ renewed commitment to
Source: National Research Center for (918) 631-2309 Engineering and Natural Sciences Scholars Program is greatly appreci- TU will allow for the continued
College & University Admissions, E-MAIL: for decades,” says Steven Bellovich, ated and will provide generous sup- development of highly-skilled, well-
firstname.lastname@example.org dean of the college. “This gift, the port for outstanding business stu- qualified future professionals.
2 3 TUwinter2004
Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Best-selling Journalist is Scholes, will be co-directed by Sean Lewis and Clark Portfolio A Little Insight for
2004 O’Brien Lecturer Latham, assistant professor of Donated to McFarlin Mechanical Engineering
English and editor of the James
If it gets to you through a cut, For the bicentennial of the Lewis A Honda Insight gasoline-
Joyce Quarterly at TU. Latham was
the spot on your skin may look like and Clark expedition, the Library of electric hybrid automobile that
a former project manager of the
an insect bite. The spot might swell Congress created a national exhibi- ConocoPhillips recently donated to
MJP at Brown.
and be uncomfortable, but you tion, “Rivers-Edens-Empires,” which TU will be put to good use in
“The project is an exciting
probably won’t die if you’re treated. was curated by James P. Ronda, TU’s engineering courses and research
opportunity for us to share the
If you eat the undercooked meat of Barnard Professor of Western projects.
riches of McFarlin Library’s Special
an infected animal (very rare in the American History. In conjunction The two-passenger hatchback
Collections while enhancing TU’s
U.S.), you’ll be nauseous and lose with the exhibit, the Library asked coupe is powered by a three-cylin-
long-standing reputation as a vital
your appetite. You’ll be sick, but Ronda to select 20 items from the der, 1-liter, 67-horsepower gasoline
center for the study of modern lit-
your chance for survival is still exhibit for limited edition portfolios engine assisted by a 10-kilowatt
erature,” Latham says.
good. But if you breathe it, you’ll that were presented to select mem- electric motor-generator.
The MJP will also make avail-
have cold-like symptoms that will bers of Congress and historical soci- ConocoPhillips used the Insight
able digital editions of other Representatives of ConocoPhillips Joseph W. Kaufman, manager, fuel and vehicle
worsen in a few days. Breathing will eties along the Lewis and Clark trail. to gauge consumer reaction to
resources useful to students of trends (3rd from left) and Mark Abbott, supervisor, utilities and services (2nd
become difficult, you’ll go into Last November, the Library of hybrid vehicle technology and pro-
modern culture and media. All of from left) deliver a Honda Insight to TU mechanical engineering professor John
shock, then most likely, you’ll die. Congress also presented a portfolio mote the company’s advanced fuels
the editions will be displayed on the Henshaw (left) and retired professor Robert Strattan (right) on Dec. 16, 2003.
“It” is anthrax, the topic of to TU’s Special Collections in recog- technologies. The Insight has the
MJP site at Brown (www.mod-
Richard Preston’s best-seller, The nition of the exceptional support of highest fuel economy rating of all
journ.brown.edu) as they are com-
Demon in the Freezer. The nonfic- the Chapman Trust to McFarlin cars: 60 miles per gallon for city I’m doing. I bring them up on stage Apollo 17 Astronaut
pleted and will be backed up at TU.
tion book goes inside national Library. driving, and 70 miles per gallon on and have them help me.” Visits TU
biodefense at USAMRIID for a the highway. McCoy says he gets regular
rare, in-depth look at biological Writer of the Year At TU the Insight will be used requests to present the show to all Harrison Schmitt, a geologist
TU Professor Named who was an astronaut with Apollo
espionage and military intelligence. Nimrod editor Francine for hands-on teaching and experi- ages of students. Each show
His investigation reveals the dan- Ringold, recently named Oklahoma
Distinguished Scholar includes demonstrations of funda- 17, the last manned mission to visit
mental studies of advanced fuel and
gers of bioterrorism and how scien- Hermione de Almeida, Pauline mental physics principles, such as the Moon, presented the free pub-
Poet Laureate by Gov. Brad Henry, engine technology. TU students
tists are finding ways to protect Walter Professor of English and conservation of momentum, and lic lecture, “Lessons from the
has been tapped by The Writer have designed and built three
people. Comparative Literature, was awarded Bernoulli’s Principle. One of Moon about Earth and Mars,” last
magazine as one of six authors who hybrid electric cars in the past
Preston, whose other best-sell- the 2003 Distinguished Scholar McCoy’s personal favorites is a October 16. A display of rocks and
“. . . have made significant contri- decade and have participated in
ers include The Cobra Event and The Award (for Lifetime Achievement) by demonstration of the kinetic theory minerals was also featured.
butions to the field of writing.” nine national competitions, winning
Hot Zone, is the 2004 Darcy O’Brien the Keats-Shelley Association of of gasses. “I pour liquid nitrogen Schmitt’s 1972 mission resulted
Ringold, who has edited Nimrod for the Tour de Sol contest twice.
lecturer. He will speak in the Great America. The award was presented at over a balloon to shrink it. Then I in the largest sample of lunar rocks
35 years, launched the Nimrod/
Hall, Allen Chapman Activity the December meeting of the blow on it and the heat of my — 249 pounds — returned to
Hardman Awards, and initiated the Physics to Go: Rave
Center, at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Modern Language Association in San breath expands it.” Earth. He spent nearly 302 hours
annual Nimrod Writer’s Confer-
April 19. The talk is free and open ence held on TU’s campus. Diego. Reviews for Road Show And then there’s the automatic in space, including 22 in extrave-
to the public. Preston will sign Ben Preston Robertson (TU Thousands of area students, toilet paper dispenser — technically hicular activity on the lunar sur-
In its January 2004 edition, The
copies of his books from 5:30 to Ph.D. 2003), a former doctoral stu- parents and teachers have been cap- an application of Bernoulli’s face.
Writer notes that Ringold received
6:30 p.m. For more information, dent of Professor de Almeida now on tivated by Jerry McCoy’s physics Principle — where McCoy says, “I Schmitt, who earned a doctor-
the award for “her dedication to
call (918) 631-2309. the English faculty of Troy State shows in the past two years. use a high-power shop vac blowing ate in geology from Harvard
encouraging new writers and new
University, delivered the encomium “It looks like a magic show air out at a roll of toilet paper. As it University in 1964, joined NASA
and presented the award at the ban- because sometimes nature can be so blows over the top of the paper, it in 1965. NASA said Schmitt was
TU and Brown Will Put “There is no point in learning
quet ceremony. TU English faculty unusual and so unexpected, but it’s lifts it up into the air stream and invaluable in providing Apollo
and creating if we don’t reach our
Journals Online hands over the footlights and the members Lars Engle, George Gilpin, not magic,” he says of his hour-long blows it out. It shoots a whole roll flight crews with detailed instruc-
TU and Brown University have and Laura Stevens, as well as TU show. “It’s a rapid-fire presentation of toilet paper up about 15 or 20 tion in lunar navigation, geology
borders of the book,” Ringold notes
announced a joint research project doctoral candidate Victoria Chance, of several interesting and captivat- feet, and unrolls the whole thing in and feature recognition. Schmitt,
in The Writer article. “If we don’t
to create fully searchable digital were present at the event hosted by ing physics demos. I explain each of four or five seconds.” who served one term as a U.S. sen-
go out into the community, reach
editions of journals from the early Professor Stuart Curran of the the demonstrations in a way that Whole rolls of toilet paper ator from New Mexico from 1977
out, put our bodies where our
20th century. The Modernist University of Pennsylvania and spon- makes physics accessible to a non- shooting up into the air in rooms to 1983, is an adjunct professor of
words dare to go, we will not find
Journals Project (MJP), founded sored by the Catherine Morris technical audience. The kids love it, full of sixth-graders? What’s not to engineering at the University of
the people and the talent that is out
and directed at Brown by Robert Wright Foundation. because I involve them in all that love about that? Wisconsin in Madison.
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College of Business Administration College of Law
TU Nursing Bats 1000 in Friends of Finance Presents Banking Executive Professor Joins EDGE
Program Reviews Jamie Dimon, J. P. Morgan Heir-Apparent R. Dobie Langenkamp was
Two recent reviews of TU’s appointed by Governor Brad Henry
Banking executive Jamie trillion. to Oklahoma’s Economic Develop-
Nursing program returned unequivocal
Dimon, known for shrewd acqui- Since the late 1980s, Dimon ment Generating Excellence
approvals with no recommendations for
sitions and tight operations, has established himself as a mas- (EDGE), chairing the Energy
spoke at the Friends of Finance ter of acquisition and integra- Expert Team. EDGE combines the
The Oklahoma Board of Nursing
luncheon April 1. tion. With Citigroup President innovative technical strength of
sent representatives to review the
Currently CEO at Bank One Sandy Weill, he acquired a Oklahoma’s colleges and universi-
program last fall and recommended
Corp., Dimon is expected to be string of companies, including ties with the practical experience of
no changes, said Susan Gaston,
appointed CEO of the merged J. Travelers, Salomon Brothers economic development profession-
director of the School of Nursing.
P. Morgan Chase & Co. and and Citicorp. During these als. The group’s ambitious goal is to
In addition, last fall a report from the
Bank One. The $58 billion deal, deals and in his subsequent develop an integrated, innovative The Women’s Law Caucus held a bake sale to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen
National League for Nursing
announced in January, is expected management at Bank One, and focused action plan to provide Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Laurie Brumbaugh (left), the 2004 chair
Accrediting Commission made official
to be finalized in midyear, making Dimon made cost cutting, Oklahoma with a new competitive of the Tulsa Race for the Cure, accepts a check for $510 from Sherry Walkabout,
the six “excellent” rankings and one
J. P. Morgan the nation’s second streamlining and standardization edge in the global economy. 2L (left) and Donna Ward, 3L (center) at a pizza luncheon meeting of the WLC.
“adequate” ranking the program
largest bank, with assets of $1.1 his hallmarks.
received during a seven-category
review last spring. The NLNAC report Students Collect “This recognition proves that “We provided registration mate-
also recommended no changes. Household Pollutants our top students can excel against rials as well as information on voting
the best in the nation,” said procedure and polling place loca-
College Adds Four Professors The Environmental Law
Marguerite Chapman, director of tions,” said Bruce Shalon, president
JD/MTAX Joint Degree Society collected household pollu-
The College welcomed four new faculty members to its TU’s health law program. of the local ACS chapter at the
Regains Active Status tants, which, if used or stored
A second TU team won its College of Law. “Regardless of party
staff last fall. improperly, can be dangerous and
Following a year in administrative oral advocacy rounds in preliminary affiliation or views on the issues, we
cause serious environmental dam-
limbo, TU’s law and master of taxation Akhilesh Bajaj, who earned a Ph.D. from the University competition and placed eighth in encouraged everyone to participate
age. The organization provided
joint program (JD/MTAX) once again of Arizona in 1997, is associate professor of management the nation with its brief. Both in our democratic process.”
receptacles for such everyday prod-
is available to students. information systems. He comes to TU after a six-year term teams were coached by Bruce The American Constitution
ucts as oil, antifreeze, disinfectants,
The College and the College of at Carnegie Mellon University. Bajaj’s primary research McKenna of Holden & McKenna. Society is a national organization of
pesticides, lawn chemicals, batter-
Law had shelved the program in the interests include enterprise models, IS consumer decision law students, law professors, practic-
ies, paints and paint thinners,
spring of 2002 when the CBA con- models and database systems.
household cleaners, smoke alarms, Midwestern Book Series ing lawyers and others who seek to
verted its stand-alone MTAX program Edited by TU Professor revitalize and transform the legal
John Caruso, assistant professor of exercise and sports sci- metal cleaners, rug deodorizers,
to an online offering, a move that com- debate — from classrooms to court-
ence, received a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the wood polish, mothballs and bleach. Ohio University Press has
plicated the joint program’s standing rooms — by countering what they
University of Miami. He was previously an assistant announced it will publish a book
under the American Bar Association’s consider to be the dominant conser-
(ABA) standards, which did not award professor at The University of Nevada. His current TU Team Wins National series on law, society and politics in
vative vision of American law today.
credit for distance education. research focuses on preserving muscle and bone in zero Health Law Competition the Midwest under the general edi-
gravity. Mia Johnson and Pansy Moore- torship of Paul Finkelman, TU’s
During the summer of 2002, the Oklahoma Court of
Shrier won the 2003-04 National Chapman Distinguished Professor
ABA instituted Standard 306, allowing
schools to award up to 12 hours of Jan L. Drummond, associate professor of athletic training, Health Law Moot Court Competi- of Law. Criminal Appeals in Price-
credit for distance courses, subject to earned an Ed.D. in higher education and an M.S. in health tion — a first-time win for TU in Turpen Courtroom
conditions. and physical education from Oklahoma State University. this contest, which involves oral American Constitution The Oklahoma Court of
TU’s JD/MTAX program is a 103- Prior to joining TU, she was an associate professor at the and written skills on a simulated Society Registers 70 in Criminal Appeals heard appellate
hour curriculum that imparts both the University of Southern Mississippi. appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. January arguments in the cases of Charles
JD and MTAX degrees. Under the cur- First place receives a prestigious The American Constitution Wesley Hines vs. State of Oklahoma
Millicent Nelson is a visiting assistant professor of man-
rent plan, the College of Law applies scholarship award. Society (ACS) registered 70 new and State of Oklahoma vs. Terry
agement. Nelson recently earned a Ph.D. in organizational
three online MTAX courses (9 hours) “The success of the health law potential voters and gave registra- Dale Hill on Oct. 30. The newly
behavior and human resource management from Oklahoma
toward the credits required for the JD, competition team reflects the hard tion cards to an additional 30 peo- remodeled venue serves as an active,
State University. Her research includes support networks,
and the College of Business Admini- work of the students and their fac- ple at its voter registration drive, working courtroom as well as a stage
compensation and leadership.
stration applies two Law courses toward ulty advisors,” said Martin Belsky, held January 28, in the Allen for Moot Court practices and com-
the MTAX degree. dean of the College. Chapman Activity Center. petitions.
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In principio creavit Deus
Wind Weighs in as Fuel
Initially Johann Gutenberg’s most famous work was with the Physical Plant.
simply called the 42-line Bible. Noted in its own time “There were 495 copies of this Gutenberg Bible fac-
by Rolf Olsen for its precise imitation of Gothic hand lettering, simile produced by a Swiss printer in the 1970s,” says
Gutenberg’s Bible was printed on paper and vellum. Booth, president and general manager of H.S. Boyd, Inc.
Two TU students have an idea Fuel cells are Save for the type, however, the pages were devoid of “The pages were printed on a Heidelberg press one color
that they believe could help ease much more effi- art. Each page had two 42-line columns with enough at a time so the resolution and definition are exact.”
U.S. dependence on foreign oil and cient: A fuel cell space surrounding the text to accommodate elaborate Booth acquired a copy in the 1980s.
gas, cut greenhouse gases and works like a bat- illustrations. In Gutenberg’s time, when a copy of the In the Mainz edition of the Gutenberg Bible, the
reduce pollution: a wind-to-hydro- tery (it has elec- Bible was sold, the buyer would employ an illuminator; opening pages of both the Old and New Testament are
gen plant. And an ideal place to put trodes), but does so, no two of the original copies are alike. The impact elaborately illuminated. Genesis (shown here) begins with
their plan into action is western not run down or of the Gutenberg Bible on Western Civilization is well a 15-inch capital “I”. Circles within the “I” depict the
Oklahoma, where the wind really need recharging. documented. Although the Chinese and Koreans seven days of creation overseen by a shadowy, blue figure
does come sweeping down the Hydrogen and air invented moveable metal type nearly 500 years before of God in the background. As was the Medieval practice,
plain. (Woodward, Oklahoma, for are fed into it to
Photo courtesy of Dixie Johnson, Perry, Oklahoma Energy Office
Gutenberg, the German goldsmith’s press opened the the artist continued the illuminated letter with an elabo-
example, is noted as one of the create a flow of door for the common man in the West to have access to rate scroll with birds nestled among flowers and a finely
windiest regions of the nation.) electricity. The the written word. wrought peacock at the bottom of the page.
The project is the work of Tom only byproducts Across the centuries, the original Gutenberg Bible The Bible’s leather bindings and brass cornerplates are
Young, a mechanical engineering are heat and water, has been copied innumerable times, and today’s tech- also exact replicas of the Mainz original.
student from New York who is created when the nology enables precise facsimiles of the 49 remaining “Not only is this a stunning facsimile edition of
doing an internship at TU, and hydrogen recom- first editions. Gutenberg’s famous 42-line Bible, and a pleasure to
Josh Biberdorf, a sophomore from bines with oxygen. This year a two-volume facsimile of the Mainz copy own,” said Lori Curtis, head of Special Collections and
St. Louis majoring in biochemistry. For best efficiency, of the Gutenberg Bible was presented to Special Archives. “It is an important addition to our collections in
They are being helped by TU a very pure form of Collections in McFarlin Library by Richard Booth (BS that it enables us to show students a book that had such a
chemistry professor Gordon Purser. hydrogen is ’74) in memory of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. A.C. Booth, tremendous impact on history. We no longer have to
One disadvantage of wind as a needed — free of Jr. His father worked for the University as an engineer speak of it in the abstract.”
power source, Purser says, is that impurities that can
“the wind blows when you don’t foul a fuel cell’s
need it and doesn’t blow when you proton-exchange
do.” That’s where the two students membrane. reliance on fossil fuels, particularly
see the practicality of using wind The hydrogen-making process imported oil and gas, and the
energy to make hydrogen, a fuel, would use wind energy for electrol- reduced emission of greenhouse
and store it until needed. Hydrogen ysis, which uses electricity to split gases.
gas burns cleanly and produces no water into hydrogen and oxygen. Purser sees the current status of
carbon byproducts, however, it Hydrogen could then be com- hydrogen as a fuel as a sort of
doesn’t exist naturally on Earth. pressed and piped into storage chicken-and-egg dilemma: no one
Hydrogen gas can be produced tanks. has tried to make hydrogen inexpen-
from methane (natural gas), which The computations by the TU sively because there is no demand,
is the current practice, or from investigators put production of but there is no demand because it is
water through the use of electricity, hydrogen — using wind power and not available cheaply. “Someone has
as proposed by the TU students. water — at about 40 to 46 cents per to break that cycle,” he says, and
The students point out that pound of hydrogen gas, compared make hydrogen more attractive to
when current fuels are burned to to about 34 cents for a pound of key industries that don’t use it now
create electricity, half or more of hydrogen that is produced from — such as transportation and resi-
the fuel is wasted. In a power plant methane. Costs include a wind tur- dential.
fueled by natural gas, nearly 50 per- bine, which can range from Portions of their research were
cent of the fuel value is lost — $50,000 to $600,000, and electroly- presented in June at the Western
evident by the steam clouds seen sis machines costing $50,000 to Athletic Conference Academic
rising at those facilities. Even in $100,000. They believe the higher Alliance conference, “Symposia on
batteries, 60 to 70 percent of the cost might be accepted by the pub- Energy & Water Issues in
power put in never comes back out. lic given the benefit of decreased Homeland Security and Health
Disparities,” in San Jose, California.
Good Chemistry Between TU and Media Getting to Know America
TU students had the chance to get out of the lab and Last fall, TU students formed
into the field last year when two Tulsa television stations International Student Outreach
called upon the expertise of the chemistry department. (ISO), an organization that promotes
KTUL Channel 8 requested that assays be performed awareness of traditional cultures
on 12 samples they’d collected from area nail salons for the from around the world and helps
presence of methyl methacrylate (MMA), which has been international students adjust to life
banned by the Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology because of in Tulsa. ISO also sponsors an
potential health risks. Professor Ken Roberts conducted the English conversational group and
testing and found that seven of the samples contained works with foreign students enrolled
MMA. As a result of the project, it’s expected that the in the English Institute on TU’s
Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology will strengthen punish- campus.
ments for salons that use products containing MMA. ISO members help international
A few months later, Channel 2 KJRH requested that students adjust to life in the United
water samples from area swimming pools be tested for Living with States through a variety of events,
acceptable pH, chlorine and bacteria levels. Chemistry Crate Expectations including ice skating, picnics, a trip
Professor Gordon Purser and student Todd Hoppe per- to the zoo, badminton, Ping-Pong,
formed the chemical studies, while Biology Professor Members of TU’s chapter of basketball and volleyball. The group
William Rosche and students analyzed coliform bacterial Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) are cosponsored a Halloween party with
Color Me Caring. The School of Nursing is planting seeds for a
learning just how hard it can be to do a future generation of nurses with a new coloring book that is finding its
concentrations. TU’s Language House, a residential
“We spent two days traveling with the news crew, col- good deed. facility for students interested in way into Oklahoma schools. • Nursing Director Susan Gaston teamed
lecting 10 to 12 samples at public and private pools — Last spring, SIFE members heard improving their foreign language up with alumna Michelle Montgomery-Miller (BSN ’03) to produce
some at hotels and apartment complexes in Broken Arrow that book shortages at the University of skills. “Picture Yourself in Nursing,” a homemade, 8-page booklet featuring
and Tulsa,” said Purser. “What we found generally was that Nairobi had sparked student riots. TU senior Mollie Hightower, nurses in all their roles, from hospital care to health education. Gaston
the Tulsa public pools and Big Splash were in excellent According to the TU team, their ISO president, said 71 countries were provided the direction, and Montgomery-Miller drew the pictures. •
condition. The pH and chlorine concentrations were all Kenyan counterparts have long-standing represented on campus when the Gaston gave away 2,000 copies of the book at the “Encyclomedia” edu-
good.” frustrations with limited and dated organization was established, and cators’ conference in Oklahoma City last September. About 200 people
Results aired in a two-part broadcast report on July 31 library holdings. there were 32 students from 13 coun-
“After hearing about the riot, we felt visited TU’s booth, including teachers, librarians and school counselors.
and August 1. tries enrolled in the English Institute.
compelled to help,” said SIFE team • Future plans include posting the book online for download.
member Craiger Mento, a senior
The team held a book drive,
Deciphering the Air You Breathe collecting about 600 volumes from fellow
Taming an F3 Hurricane
Just what is clean air? TU students. TU’s original 330-pound fighting “Hurricane” robot built by the
This spring, a new introductory course on how to Now, however, the project faces a Women’s Robotics Team to compete on Comedy Central’s “Battlebots”
identify, assess, remediate and control indoor air prob- double roadblock: shipping costs of was trimmed down and tamed so it could give a delicate ride to a full-
lems, including mold made its debut at TU. $1,000 and the temporary shutdown of length mirror in Tulsa Ballet’s 2003 production of “The Nutcracker.”
Participants enrolled in “Introduction to Indoor Air Kenyan universities following contract The remote-controlled robot shed its bullet-proof panels and steel
Quality” studied basic investigation methods, sample disputes between employees and the spikes to carry a 7' by 3' mirror on and off the stage, enabling the mir-
data collection, and how to interpret results in order to government. ror to interact with the dancers.
remedy indoor air quality problems. In light of the sticker shock, SIFE To create a gentler and kinder ride, the students used only the
The course was taught by internationally recognized members even appeared on KJRH behemoth’s circular 4 foot aluminum base, powered by two half-horse-
experts and led by Richard Shaughnessy, program man- Channel 2 in Tulsa, where they power motors. A joystick controlled the robot’s route around the stage.
ager for indoor air research at TU since 1987. presented their dilemma during a In addition, the ballet choreographers also used a basketball-size
Shaughnessy, who teaches air quality courses across noon news segment. stuffed toy “mouse” that the TU students adapted to ride on the chas-
the nation for the Environmental Protection Agency, SIFE member Mark Graddy hopes sis of a remote-controlled toy car. The Tulsa Ballet requested the
says there are few courses like this offered in the nation, and believes the community will rescue devices, which were created by students in the electrical engineering
but the need is growing. He says studies indicate that the effort. “Tulsans are a key part of our department’s Robotics Lab and by the TU Women’s Robotics Team.
contaminated indoor air is “one of the top three envi- project,” he said. “We feel that our Project advisors were Gerald Kane, chairman of the department, and
ronmental risks to human health.” community will rally around this project Doug Jussaume, electrical engineering instructor.
and help us help others.”
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Purpose, meaning and beauty are the words that
TU Anthropology Professor Garrick Bailey
uses to characterize the art of the Osage peo- Bison
Purpose, Meaning, Beauty
ple on display in the Shoenberg Exhibition Headdress
Galleries of the Saint Louis Art Museum bison hide, horn,
from March 13 to August 8, 2004. feathers, beads,
Bailey wrote much of the text of and brass
the 216-page catalog that accompanies
the “Art of the Osage,” the first
major exhibition of the art and cul-
ture of the Osage people. The
exhibition, which coincides with
Spreader bicentennial observances of the Lewis
bone and Clark expedition, features more than
100 works from 1750 to the present.
Lewis and Clark began their journey in St. Louis. At
that time, Bailey says, the Osage were the major indige-
nous people in Missouri. They controlled nearly half of
the region’s fur trade and dominated the natural resources Moccasins
within the Missouri, Mississippi, Osage and Red rivers. hide and glass beads
Bailey, who started teaching at TU in 1968, special-
izes in Native American Indian culture and the impact of
European contact on indigenous people. He has worked
extensively with the Osage.
Bailey wrote the catalog’s introduction and four of its
seven chapters. Three chapters span 1670 to 1900 and
cover Osage economic and political history, traditional
Osage tribal religion, and daily life in the early and mid-
dle part of the 19th century. The other chapter discusses
the Osage’s growing wealth and its effects on their
lifestyle. Another contributor to the catalog is Daniel
Swan, formerly curator of the Gilcrease Museum and
adjunct professor in TU’s anthropology department.
Swan now directs the Chucalissa Museum in Tennessee.
Objects on display, borrowed from private collections
Osage Shield. Hide, feathers, cloth, metal and pigment.
and museums, range from engraved pipes and quirts to
decorated blankets and shields. Most are utilitarian items,
but all were chosen for their aesthetic qualities.
“Most of their art is incorporated into objects of daily
or religious use,” explains Bailey. “Osage artisans tried to
make all objects as beautiful as possible.”
The Osage did not produce art for art’s sake, he
says. “Art was inseparable from their material culture and
The was an expression of their religious beliefs and practices.”
Photography by Rinby Garrick
“Everything in Osage life had meaning and pur-
Art pose,” explains Bailey. They believed that Wakonta, an
invisible force, created the universe in which all naturally
of the occurring things were endowed with unique physical and
OSAGE Wakonta provided humans with the ability to
rearrange different elements of the universe to create new
things to serve their needs and purposes. In turn, each
By Rolf Olsen
hide, feathers, cloth,
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Belt newly made object had its own meaning and purpose — incorporat-
yarn and ing the qualities attributed to the elements that were used to make it.
glass beads For example, Bailey says, the wood of a cedar or willow tree repre-
sented everlasting life; a hawk feather symbolized courage, a crow
feather, destruction; the color white represents life; black is death
and red symbolizes the sun or the source of life.
Bailey says nearly all aspects of Osage lifestyle changed following
contact with the French in the late 17th century. In the 19th century,
the Osage ceded their lands in Missouri, and eventually settled in
Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. Key present-day Osage locations in
Oklahoma are Hominy, Pawhuska, and Grey Horse, near Fairfax.
Yet Osage art survived. The tribe maintained its strong cultural
continuity in part because there was never a major war between the
Osage and European or American peoples.
In addition, says Bailey, Osage art was preserved because it was
never commercialized, although it is one of a declining number of
indigenous artistic traditions in the United States. Also maintained
was the practice of making items only for members of the Osage
The Osage have always been a relatively wealthy people, possess-
ing furs, buffalo pelts, and then, oil. In dealing with those who
sought these possessions, the Osage acted as equals — and were
treated as such, Bailey says. This engendered pride and confidence in
themselves, which fostered continuity of their culture and art.
The exhibition encompasses two major periods of Osage art: the
Old Era, 1750 to 1900, and the New Era, from 1900 to the present.
Works of art from the Old Era include objects cre-
ated for child rearing, hunting, domestic poet,
industry, and warfare. The New Era is rep-
resented through the defining activities of writer,
the modern Osage, including the E-Lon-
schka dances, weddings, the War Mother’s
Society, and the Native American Church. political dissident,
In its description of the exhibit, the
museum says the arts of the Osage “reflect
faculty member at
the sense of continuity and purpose that The University of Tulsa,
has long united the Osage people in the
values of spirituality and community. and dictionary entry
Characterized by aesthetic vigor and exquis- (see for yourself).
ite simplicity, Osage arts have always
embraced a purposeful beauty that is rich
in meaning and reflects a highly by Nathan Halverson
refined artistic tradition.”
Additional information Scanning through the Y’s of any major dic-
is available at the tionary, after yeti and before Yggdrasil,
museum’s website, one finds the Siberian-born poet,
www.slam.org/. I Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich.
But a dictionary entry doesn’t begin
Cradleboard Head Effigy to define the man who defied
wood, paint, Pipe Bowl Stalin, inspired Shostakovich,
brass, studs, catlinite
befriended Ginsberg, and
became a voice for freedom and poet for the world. from his poetry class. Yevtushenko himself read in From Yevtushenko’s home, one can hear the carillon help in discovering it. We’re born with poetry, and we
Like many artists, he is greater than the sum of his Russian and English, though he is often reluctant to per- of Utica Square, which played a part in convincing him can lose knowing how to use it, but kindness is poetry,
parts. Yevtushenko, to echo Walt Whitman, contains form in English because he feels so much is lost in trans- to come to Oklahoma. compassion is a poetry. It is as Dostoevsky said:
multitudes. lation. Perhaps it was necessary and only natural to go to “I was visiting Tulsa and coming from out of the air, ‘Beauty will save the world.’ I try to transform people
The fourth-generation descendant of Ukrainians the loftiest extremes to honor someone of Yevtushenko’s it seemed from nowhere, I heard ‘Lara’s Theme’ from into faithful readers of poetry, to help build some kind
exiled to Siberia under Stalin’s reign, Yevtushenko stature, which is just what the Russian Academy of Dr. Zhivago, and I knew it was a sign,” he says. He says of chapel inside with values that can’t be shaken.”
published his first poem at 16. His first book followed Sciences did for his birthday in 2000 by naming a planet Russia is still his first home, but that Tulsa now feels like At age 70, Yevtushenko’s schedule is that of a
three years later in 1952. In 1960, he became the first after him at a ceremony in Moscow. home as well. young person’s, or rather, a young celebrity. In the
Russian poet to break through the Iron Curtain and If Russia had a Mount Rushmore, Yevtushenko most The University of Tulsa has become another kind of spring semester of 2003, he taught two classes at TU
recite his poetry in the West. In 1961, he gained inter- likely would be on it. home for him, and the duty of teaching is something he on Mondays, flew to New York to teach during the
national acclaim with the poem “Babi Yar,” a moving That’s the public version of Yevtushenko; the more takes very seriously. An immensely popular teacher, week at Queens College and often gave performances
indictment of anti-Semitism and of Russian complicity private one lives with his family in Tulsa’s midtown. Yevtushenko is concerned for young people today. in between. In December, he was honored with a birth-
with the Nazis. Spanning one wall of the living room is a series of “Some are less engaged with the world,” he says. “It day celebration in New York, which included a perfor-
Yevtushenko has written novels, directed and acted large black-and-white photographs that show heavily is an international problem, in Russia, as well as in the mance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13,
in films, and has become a serious photographer, all lined, weathered faces. “My family,” Yevtushenko says. United States. I asked students in my film class if they which is based in part on “Babi Yar.” He was scheduled
while continuing his political activism. He served in His father was a geologist who read him poetry. “Not had seen Citizen Kane, one of the greatest films of all. in Chicago the next day. He returned to Russia for the
the first freely-elected Russian parliament from 1988 just those poems for children. He encouraged me, pushed Not one person raised their hand,” Yevtushenko says holidays, also visiting the Ukraine and Poland, before
to 1991, during which time he introduced readers to me to learn,” he remembers. “He was a lover of poetry.” with amazement. “The next class, I changed my schedule returning to Tulsa to teach again in 2004.
many poets who had been repressed by communism. Below the pictures on the same wall is a small gold to show Citizen Kane.” Yevtushenko blames, in part, “Last year was a very special year. I did not call it
He also helped place a monument to the victims of plaque engraved almost entirely in Russian. A row of budget cuts in education and less value and attention my birthday celebration. I called it my special anniver-
Stalinist repression opposite the headquarters of the telescopic coordinates reveals it as the birthday card of given to the arts. “It is very dangerous when the first sary because I don’t feel 70, and I have so much still to
KGB. During the attempted coup by right-wing lead- sorts, bestowing a planet upon him (or him upon it). On casualties of budgets effect young people’s education.” do.”
ers in 1991, he voiced his opposition by reciting poetry opposite walls in the same room are framed posters, the Yevtushenko’s solution to the apathy of youth is, not Yevtushenko would like to see a performance of
from the balcony of the Russian “White House” kind you see for rock concerts for the Beatles or Bob surprisingly, the arts. He says he does not teach ‘how-to’ Symphony No. 13 in Tulsa. If the money could be
before a crowd of 200,000. In 2001, Yevtushenko’s Dylan. These are for Yevtushenko’s performances at classes in poetry and film, but his teaching is dominated found to produce it, he would do it for no fee, he says.
childhood home was dedicated as a permanent Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden. by an artist’s perspective. “What I try to teach is not He’s now working on a new compendium of 10
museum of poetry. Over borscht and wine, Yevtushenko provides a tour exactly poetry, or cinema, but compassion, non-indiffer- centuries of Russian poetry, which will fill three sepa-
Yevtushenko has toured more than 90 countries, through the Anthology of 20th-Century Russian Poetry, ence, responsibility for everything. I try to make the rate volumes and include short biographies for each
and his poems have been translated into 72 languages. which he compiled with funding help (in the end) from world borderless. Everyone has troubles, but we must poet, as well as responding poems written by Yevtu-
The poet of many lives and many faces celebrated his TU. Published in English in 1993 and in Russian in find the courage for confession, for openness. In my shenko himself.
70th birthday last year with poetry readings in 1995, Yevtushenko says he began work on the book as far class, we try to know each other.” “For this work, Tulsa is a good place for me. It is
Moscow, St. Petersburg, and at TU’s Kendall Hall. back as 1960, but that work went slowly under commu- Through his poetry and other artistic endeavors, quiet, and I am very happy to work on this project for
The event also marked his 10th year as the Henry nism even after Warren Beatty helped him get one manu- Yevtushenko still hopes to make a difference that reaches future generations, but I have many Yevtushenkos
Kendall Professor of English. The reading was so script out of the Soviet Union in the 1970s. beyond the classroom. inside me. I am a performer, a wanderer, a writer, an
crowded that students overflowed from the chairs and “At that time, it was not easy to get information out “The world changes slowly, not as fast as we would explorer,” he says. “I had to set aside a novel, I have a
aisles to sit at the poet’s feet as he prowled and floated of Russia,” he says. “The customs did not look for drugs like. People have less and less hope, so we need poetry film I would like to make, but I need more
across the stage. The evening included rousing recita- as much as they looked for manuscripts. It was intellec- more,” Yevtushenko says, pausing before continuing his Yevtushenkos for this. I need clones of myself to do it
tions of Yevtushenko’s poems in English by students tual censorship.” thought. “No one can truly dislike poetry, but some need all.” I
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based Career Exploration Program. I will be teaching a few classes (art history, philosophy and literature) to
the women who enroll in the program.
AMATE HOUSE - LITTLE VILLAGE, AUGUST 2001 My first year at Amate is over, and I
decided to do another. I’m living in an almost 100% Mexican neighborhood in Chicago called “Little
Village (La Villita).” I’m working at a Latino community-based organization, The Resurrection Project,
with mothers and their children who are homeless and survivors of domestic violence. I never thought I
would like working with kids this much, but they are great — so full of life and energy despite all the
harsh things they have been through. My Spanish is improving, but it is still pretty rough!
Young. Talented. Ambitious. Former University
Relations work-study Morgan Paulus (BFA ’99) SUMMER 2002 My service year is over at Little Village. I love the neighborhood, the people, the
landed a cushy job in corporate Tulsa after language, the culture. I’m so excited that I will be able to keep my job working with the families and
actually earn a salary.
JOBLESS IN JANUARY 2003 Sad news. The Supportive Housing program at the
She left it to follow her dream of making a Resurrection Project is losing its funding, and I have been laid off. They’re going to have to shut
difference in the world: First stop, a shelter for down the entire program. I’m worried about what will happen to those families without the
homeless women in Chicago, then a lay off, support of the Resurrection Project.
I guess this is just the push I need for change. I’ve been thinking about challenging
which was the springboard for her work in
myself in a new way, and I’m looking for another opportunity. I’m looking into three inter-
Mexico. Morgan’s e-mail notes to family national programs: one in Mexico, one in Ecuador and another in Guatemala. I’ll go to
and friends form a 21st century journal of any, but the opportunity in Mexico really appeals to me, probably because I feel so com-
adventure, fun and fulfilling work. fortable in La Villita.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED • AUGUST 2003 The Mexican program seemed
the best fit for me and guess what? After I was interviewed, I was accepted. So here I
am in Mèrida, in the Yucatan peninsula, which is directly south of New Orleans. The
program is called Mission of Friendship, and you can look them up on the Internet
at www.eriercd.org. I am here for a total of 15 months, but may stay longer. I’ve
been assigned to the Nueva Vida (New Life) Shelter for Girls, which provides a
group home environment for girls whose family situation is not too good. The
Shelter provides schooling, supervision and loving care as well as tutoring, addi-
tional classes, special activities and field trips.
ORIENTATION My first week was orientation, spent getting to know
AUGUST 1999 I can hardly believe that college is over, and that after my summer the different programs of the Mission. I was able to visit some of the
internship in the Creative Services department at PennWell, I am working full-time there nearby villages with the Mission’s doctor in the medical dispensary. What
as a graphic designer. It seems like only yesterday that Lauren and I were hosting TUTV an adventure — riding through what seemed to be almost, but not quite
or sharing a pitcher at the Hut before some event in ACAC. actual roads in a giant bus-turned-mobile-medical dispensary. The doctor
is amazing: He has dedicated a great portion of his life to serving the peo-
APRIL 2000 I enjoy my work at PennWell, but something is missing. I feel like ple in the villages outside of Mèrida and rides all day in that hot bus with-
there is more out there, and I really want to serve and work with people. I read about out a single complaint. I was about to pass out after the first hour. We
Amate House in Chicago from the Connections guide at the Newman Center at TU, and it had a clothing sale (1 peso per article) and met some of the families that
seems like a good fit for me: large community (15 people), emphasis on service, spiritual- are part of our programs.
ity and social justice. Sounds good. I’ll apply.
AMIGAS NUEVAS I arrived in Mèrida first, then came my roommates,
AMATE HOUSE • AUGUST 2000 I’m in! This place is terrific. I’m sharing liv- Alejandra and Flor. Alejandra is originally from Guatemala but moved to
ing space with other volunteers. Our basic needs are met, we’re having fun, and helping Pennsylvania with her family when she was 14. Flor is originally from
real people with real needs. We work for schools and social service agencies throughout Guadalajara, Mexico, but moved with her mom to California when she
Chicago. I’m working in the Education & Employment department at Deborah’s Place, a was 6 years old. By some ‘strange’ coincidence, the three of us are all
transitional shelter for women who are homeless. I get to assist the women with lots of vegetarians, we all love to dance, and we definitely all love our work with
different things, including résumés, school applications, setting up e-mail accounts and the girls at the Shelter. We get along as if we’ve always known each
arts and crafts projects. I am also helping plan curriculum for the first-ever Humanities- other. While there are several mission staff and volunteers who are
around all of the time as well (some from the United ent culture. The kids are like kids everywhere: goofy, full TOWN AND COUNTRY SCHOOLS Fridays I teach loved it: One of them shouted, “Let’s go to the United
States and others from Yucatan), Flor, Alejandra and I are of life, sweet, sometimes with lots of attitude. But then, English at two different schools. When I say different, I States!” when she hopped in the car. I told her I didn’t
the three 15-month volunteers who live together at the their attitude toward education is definitely different. mean completely different. The first school is the one that think we had enough gas for that, but maybe next time.
mission house. They value and treasure education here, and are very our girls from the Shelter attend. I have 29 rowdy sixth
respectful of teachers. I still have kids who don’t turn in graders. The community has so many kids that the school OTHER THAN TEACHING On Mondays,
SWEATERLESS IN NOVEMBER There is so their homework, and girls at the Shelter who will run and has to have two sessions a day. Our girls are in the morn- Wednesdays and Friday evenings, Flor, Alejandra and I
much I want to share, I’m not really sure where to begin. I hide when it is time to do theirs, but overall the kids want ing session from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The school is public have been taking folklorico dance lessons. This is some-
work five days a week at the Shelter for girls, helping with to learn. and has very few resources. The teachers, who get thing fun and extremely challenging for me because the
homework and teaching computer classes. Since I’m pretty The girls live at the Shelter during the week and on switched around constantly and without warning, are not group we practice with is very advanced. They perform
good with Macs and know a little about graphic design, the weekends go with family members or guardians. They allowed to keep anything permanent in their classrooms regularly, and for some reason have been nice enough to
the computer class part is pretty funny to me — it’s all are given a lot of opportunities at the Shelter that they since they are used by a different teacher with a different let me rehearse with them.
PCs and keyboarding. Things have been going really well, wouldn’t have otherwise: computer classes, English classes, class in the afternoon. It’s a wonder these kids learn any- We actually have been rehearsing recently with
and I can hardly believe I have been living here for three tutoring, nutritious meals, etc. They each have a chore thing at all, with all of the distractions and constant another group, and are going to perform at Carnaval in a
months now. Most weeks fly by, filled with classes and that changes weekly, and everyday when they get home changes and the small amount of time they are actually in few weeks. There’s something I never thought I would
work at the Shelter. I can’t believe it is actually November from school, they must wash their clothes in a basin out- the classroom. say: “I am going to dance in one of Mexico’s biggest
because everywhere I’ve lived before, November feels very side, hang them to dry, and do their chores. One of my The other school is in the small village of Tixcacal parades/parties.” We’ll see if I can stand dancing in heels
different from this! I am still wearing shorts, short-sleeves other responsibilities is to supervise them doing these (Teesh-ka-kal) about 30 minutes away. I have SEVEN stu- and full costume for 5 kilometers, 4 days in a row, and in
and flip flops. I am actually starting to miss wearing things. I have to check to make sure they have washed dents who are amazing. They always want to have English this heat. Vamos a ver! (We’ll see.)
sweaters. their clothes properly and cleaned their rooms thoroughly. class, even on days when they don’t have school. A few The weekends here are also pretty much free to do
The girls like to have me check their stuff because I am months ago, I gave them a surprise quiz, and they didn’t what we want. The city of Mèrida is so culturally rich —
UP TO THE CHALLENGE Being here has been easy on them. (Those of you who know my typical stan- do too well. They were so disappointed that when they got free concerts, dances, performances and shows pretty
more than I expected most days — more challenging, dards of cleanliness will understand why. :-) their scores, they begged for another test right then and much every night of the week. My roommates and I have
more fulfilling, more amazing. But it also seems ordinary. I there. They must have studied over the week, because six visited some amazing cenotes (natural underground water
guess it is hard to explain. I don’t feel like I am doing MIERCOLES MAGICO Every Wednesday, Flor, of them got 100%, and the other one got 90%! These kids holes) and Mayan ruins sites near here. We were able to
something extraordinary. I love the work. I love the girls at Alejandra and I have a special activity. Each week is differ- are funny too; they are always making me laugh. Each take an incredible trip to Chiapas in November, which
the Shelter and the students I teach. I am learning so ent: sometimes an art project, or dancing, or a movie, or week after class, they teach me a little bit of Mayan (I was very inspiring to me. The people there are beautiful,
much, and I think the girls are teaching me more than I skits. We have choreographed a couple of songs, which the guess in exchange for the English), so I now know about a and the indigenous culture is still thriving, largely because
could ever hope to teach them! I am also now working one girls performed for their Christmas show. We’ve also had dozen words, including the words for ‘belly button’ and the communities are deep in the mountains and because
day a week at a local human rights organization called introductory sessions for ballet, karate, yoga and aerobics. ‘urinate’. I think I’m prepared to have a great conversation of the strength of the Zapatista movement. This part of
Indignacion, and I love that too. The dedication and com- I taught ballet and karate and was surprised that I actually in Mayan. :-) the world is full of history and beauty. I feel overwhelmed
mitment to peace and to social and economic justice I see remembered enough to teach. The last time I took karate Last week one of them asked me to give her a ride sometimes because there is so much to see and do, and so
inspires me constantly. was junior year in high school, and I’ve never tried to home after class. The village is tiny (about 50 families live little time left to do it!
teach it, in Spanish, to a bunch of wild girls before, but there), so I knew it wouldn’t be far. What I didn’t expect
KIDS: ALIKE BUT DIFFERENT Mèrida is differ- somehow I did. I kept trying to emphasize how it is a form was that about 9 of the other kids (from both English This is my life in Mexico, mas o menos (more or less).
ent from my experiences in Chicago on a few levels. It of art and should be treated respectfully. Of course, that classes) would hop in the back of the truck expecting us to Every day feels so full, and I am grateful for each new
feels more intense sometimes because I am in a different didn’t get across because 10 minutes afterwards, I caught a take them home too. It only took a total of 15 minutes to one. I hope you are all well!
country, speaking a different lan-
guage and learning a differ-
couple of the girls trying to kick each other. Oh well. circle the village a few times, and I could tell the kids Take care. Peace! Morgan
Top Collegiate Tennis Players Jason Parker Named Academic Tea for More than Two
Look to Ace Case All-American The late Edwin “Booth” and Katherine Louise Moffett loved TU’s College of Law and left it part of their
Senior hoopster Jason Parker was named estate. Their generous endowment will be used for the Dean’s Discretionary Fund to sponsor scholarships, atten-
By Roger Dunaway
to the CoSIDA Academic All-America second dance at conferences, enrichment speakers on campus, and student participation in law competitions. Funds are
The top collegiate tennis teams and players in the nation will team by the College Sports Information also designated to help publish the College of Law’s various student-driven journals. A tea was held at the
set their sights on Tulsa when TU hosts the 120th Annual Directors of America. This marks the second President’s Residence on February 26, 2004 honoring the Moffett gift.
NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships, May 22-31, consecutive season that Parker earned this
2004. Participants will play at TU’s Michael D. Case Tennis honor. He was on the third team last year.
Center, honored in 2003 by the United States Tennis Association Parker, a 6'2" guard, completed his
as the top tennis facility in the nation. undergraduate bachelor’s degree in manage-
This is the first-ever appearance in Oklahoma for the NCAA ment information systems in May 2003. This
Tennis Championships. The Men’s Tennis Championships are year he is working towards a second degree in
the oldest national championship competition recognized by the economics, maintaining a 3.52 grade point
NCAA, having begun in 1883 in Hartford, Connecticut. average.
Last season, the University of Illinois became just the fourth Parker played in his final home game
undefeated team to win an NCAA title by defeating Vanderbilt, March 6, 2004 against Louisiana Tech. In 29
4-3. Illinois also dominated the singles and doubles field. games, Parker averaged a team-leading 16.9
Although Tulsa just missed qualifying for its eighth NCAA points, 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals per contest.
Tournament appearance in the past 11 seasons in 2003, the He scored over 20 points in 10 games this Mary Ann & Paul Moffett (center), are greeted by the Bob & Marcy Lawless welcome Kenneth Brune (JD ’74) to
Golden Hurricane returns seven letterwinners, including senior season and had a season-high 30 points at Lawlesses as Law Alumni Board President Judge Mike the tea honoring Booth & Louise Moffett.
All-American Dustin Taylor and senior Alejandro Tejerina, who Fresno State. Zacharias looks on.
advanced to the NCAA second round a year ago. A four-year letterwinner and two-year
starter, Parker has played in 133 career games
to rank fourth on the school’s all-time games
played chart. He ranks 10th on the school’s
career scoring chart with 1,401 points; sixth
on the assists chart with 388; seventh on the
steals list with 166; and sixth on the career
three-point field goals made list with 163.
Parker was named three times to the all-
WAC Academic Team and made TU’s Dean’s
List seven times.
Women in Sports Day June and Lowell Phillips, friends of the late Booth & Louise Law Prof. Barbara Bucholtz joins Royce & Laurie Reed. Mr.
by Stephanie Hall Moffett, pause for a photo with Marcy & Bob Lawless. Reed was instrumental in executing the Moffett’s gift.
TU celebrated women in sports on the
18th anniversary of the National Girls and
Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), February Tracking the Oldest Americans
7, 2004. NGWSD began in 1987 as a day to President Lawless welcomes Tom D.
remember Olympic volleyball player Flo Dillehay (r), the University of Kentucky anthro-
Hyman for her athletic achievements and her pology professor who discovered the site com-
work to ensure equality for women’s sports. monly accepted as the oldest man-made struc-
In addition to giveaways throughout the ture in the Americas. During his illustrated lec-
Tulsa-UTEP women’s basketball game, TU ture, “The First Americans: An Interdisciplinary
handed out a 2004 National Girls and Perspective,” Dillehay proposed that a structure
Women in Sports Day badge to all attending uncovered in Monte Verde, Chile, challenged
Girl Scouts. the theory that the first Americans arrived from
Tulsa honored Molly Pickering, a Booker Asia by crossing the Bering land bridge. Why?
T. Washington teacher and coach, as the sec- “Climate change drove people to seek new lands
ond annual TU Girls and Women in Sports and resources,” and perhaps, he poses, “a sense
Day Role Model award recipient. of adventure.”
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teaching at TU, he taught elemen- Victoria Scovel Harris (BS ’66) Steve Turnbo (BA ’67) was hon- Thomas W. Wood, Jr., professor of own success story at TU. He is a Ed Roth (BS ’77) opened a Merry Presidents’ Organization (YPO)
tary education at Riverview and works for Cameron Hospital in ored by the Tulsa Region of the journalism and history at TU. She TU Distinguished Alumnus. Maids franchise serving Rockland European Regional Chairman for
Lanier schools. Since the 2001 Indiana as a marketing assistant. National Conference for is a writer, photographer and local County, New York. He and his 2003-2005. He began this position
Ronald S. Lieberman (JD ’72) is
spring semester, Don has been She credits TU for providing a cre- Community and Justice for his historian living in Tulsa and Salem, wife, Susan, reside in New York in July.
an associate with the Law Offices of
teaching activity classes at TU as ative environment and fondly long-time work. Steve was NCCJ Missouri. Phyllis is an author, jour- City.
Glantz & Glantz, P.A., in Torie Vandeven (MS ’80) drills
an adjunct instructor. His classes recalls broadcasting classes with board chairman in 1992 and 1993 nalist and former college English
Plantation, Florida. He will serve as Michael Wortham (BS ’78) and his wells in the Anadarko Basin in
include tennis, racquetball, and Edward Dumit. Victoria and her and continues as an executive com- instructor, now residing in Broken
editor-in-chief of the Rotary wife, Beverly, have relocated to Central Oklahoma and lives in the
bowling. Don’s daughter, Michelle husband, James Harris, reside in mittee member. Arrow, Oklahoma. She continues to
District 6990 newsletter for the Moscow with BP, where he is Rockies.
Zimmerman (BA ’95, MA ’01), Angola, Indiana. write and speak about Oklahoma
D. Ronald “Ron”Reneker (BA third straight year. District 6990 responsible for development and
resides in Kansas City. playwright and poet, Lynn Riggs, James “Jim” W. Aitkenhead (BS
Maureen VanDyke Holloway (BA ’68) has practiced law in Dallas serves 49 Rotary Clubs in Broward, execution of gas projects in Russia
who was the subject of her first ’81) is the district sales manager for
Louise Parke Dickey (BM ’64) ’66) published a book, Women since he graduated from the Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties for the new Joint Venture between
biography, Haunted by Home. She Hypertherm, Incorporated, a leader
performed in the 11th Annual Aging Well, in 2002. The 84-page University of Texas School of Law and Grand Bahamas Island. Ronald BP and the Russian Oil company
also contributed to the 2003 in laser and plasma cutting technol-
Chamber Music Festival of Estes volume tells the stories of 12 in 1971. He is a partner in the law has served the district as assistant TNK. Their oldest son, Justin, is a
anthology, The Cherokee Night and ogy. He is on the Jenks City
Park, Colorado, on September 26 Louisiana women and was featured firm of Craddock Reneker and governor and is past president of junior at TU pursuing an MIS
Other Plays by Lynn Riggs. Council and serves as a trustee of
with colleagues in the American in the Baton Rouge Advocate news- Davis LLP, of which he was a the Rotary Club of Miami degree and their son, Ross, is a
the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks.
Chamber Players. Louise is a paper. founder. During his 32-year career, William Joseph Carl III (BS ’70) Dadeland Pinecrest. sophomore in international studies
founding member and artistic the primary emphasis of Ron’s prac- served as a visiting fellow at New at the University of North Texas. Rhoda Baker (BS ’82) works at
Marylea Walker Byrd (JD ’67) Theodore Stanzel (MS ’72) is
director of the Chamber Music tice has been business litigation. He College, Oxford University. He Friends can contact Michael at The University of Oklahoma
retired on February 1 after 35 years president of Victor Stanzel
Society of Estes Park, which spon- also serves as an expert witness in preached and lectured at both MWortham@tnk.ru. National Resource Center for
with the federal government, Company, a model aircraft toy
sors world-class chamber ensembles the areas of professional responsi- Cambridge and Oxford. A former Youth Services and is a Mary Kay
including 31 years at Housing and manufacturing business. The busi- Mark Abbott (BS ’79, MBA ’85)
in recitals. The society also pro- bility and attorneys fees. He is an university and seminary professor, Independent Consultant. She vol-
Schnea Bates (BA ’97, MA ’00) mar- Urban Development. She continues ness was founded by brothers and his wife, Terri Headrick
vides coaching, lessons and oppor- arbitrator with the American he has been senior pastor of First unteers for Vintage Magazine as a
ried Bobby Nealy Jr. on June 7 at to reside in Columbia, Maryland, Victor and Joseph Stanzel in 1929. Abbott (BS ’79) live in Bartlesville,
tunities for performance to the stu- Arbitration Association and is a fre- Presbyterian Church in Dallas for restaurant review columnist. Rhoda
Antioch Baptist Church in Tulsa. TU and hopes to travel and to volun- The brothers designed, manufac- where Mark is director of utility
dents of Estes Valley. quent speaker at continuing legal the past 20 years. and her husband, Donald, reside in
teer for her special charities, tured and marketed model airplanes operations for ConocoPhillips.
alumni who participated in the wedding education programs. In addition, Tulsa.
James C. Lang (JD ’64) was including Hospice of Howard Mary Snider (MA ’71) retired to the hobbyists and toy airplanes Terri is a sensory analyst for 21st
were Erica Crossley-Walker (BS ’99), Ron was featured in Texas Super
awarded the Maurice Merrill County. from Bartlesville Public Schools for children. The Stanzel Family Sensory. They have two children. Mary Lhevine (BS ’82) is a retired
Lula Adams-Handy (BS ’03) and Lawyers 2003, a joint publication of
Golden Quill Award at the after teaching orchestra for 32 Foundation, which was established Lauren is a freshman at TU, and independent investment advisor.
Bill Derrevere (BS ’67, MA ’69), Texas Monthly and Law and Politics
Kimberley Gafrey (BSBA ’02). The November 13 meeting of the years. She continues to teach pri- by Victor and Joseph in 1989, pro- Alan is a junior at Bartlesville High She volunteers as a math tutor in
his wife, Harriet Koons magazines. Ron and his wife, Cathy,
couple lives in Tulsa. Oklahoma Bar Association. This vate cello lessons in Tulsa and vides educational opportunities in School. the Tulsa Public Schools. She and
Derrevere (BS ’69) and their son, have been married for 25 years.
award is given each year to recog- Bartlesville and is a member of the the form of renewable scholarships her husband, Dr. George W.
Brett, displayed artwork in the They have a son, Ash, 20, and a James J. Barlow (BS ’79) is a for-
nize the author of the highest qual- Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra. to high school seniors from the Schnetzer III, reside in Tulsa.
exhibit, “The Derrevere Exhibit: daughter, Tori, 16. mer coach and teacher. He and his
ity article published that year in the Mary and her husband, Steve Weimar and Schulenburg, Texas
Three Styles, One Family,”at the wife, Jeanette, reside in Tulsa. Carol Teresa Lynn Phillips (BFA
Oklahoma Bar Journal. James and Beverly Kitterman (BS ’69) retired Snider (BM ’71), were presented school districts. The Stanzel model
Tulsa Community College ’82) earned second place in her
his wife, Sharon Corbitt (JD ’82) from American Airlines in July and with the “Builder of the aircraft museum is a Foundation Charles Kemnitz (BA ’79, MA ’81)
Southeast Campus student gallery division in sparring at the World
reside in Tulsa. bought a home in Copan, Stars”award by the Bartlesville entity developed in 1998. It con- is the director of the technical com-
in January and February. The Kuk Sool Association martial arts
Oklahoma, for her niece and sister. Allied Arts and Humanities tains 30 exhibits of model airplanes munications program at Penn
Charlotte DeGarmo Hughes (BA exhibit featured pewter pieces and a tournament. Those who remember
Council in recognition of their ser- and amusement rides designed over College, a Penn State campus, in
’65) was elected to lead the St. series of assemblages from Bill, Bill Mueller (BS ’69) has formed Carol from college days will recall
vice and lifetime achievements the past 70 years by the Stanzel Williamsport, Pennsylvania. For the
Petersburg chapter of the Harley watercolors from Harriet, and line Antlers Exploration with a partner. that anything athletic was the fur-
teaching instrumental music in the brothers. past decade, he has been publishing
Owners Group for 2004. Charlotte drawings, collage/assemblage Antlers will focus on generating and thest thing from her mind. Her
public schools. Steve has retired extensively. His nonfiction has
and her husband, Dennis V. hybrids and other artwork by Brett. drilling exploration prospects in the Jim Rodgers (BS ’73) and his son, eight-year-old son, Keegan Taylor,
but continues to teach private clar- appeared in New Millennium
Hughes (BS ’66), enjoy frequent Bill is an assistant professor of art Permian Basin and South Chad (BSBA ’99), have completed a tied for fourth place in his division
inet and bass clarinet lessons in Writing, Northwest Review, and River
bike rides together. Charlotte rides at Tulsa Community College. Louisiana. Offices will be in restoration of the Cain’s Ballroom. in techniques at the same world
Bartlesville, Glenpool, Skiatook Teeth. He has been awarded one of
a black 2003 Anniversary Road Harriet is an adjunct instructor of Midland, Texas, where he and his Jim purchased the ballroom in tournament.
and Sapulpa. the six National Endowment for the
King, and Dennis rides a red 2004 art at Tulsa Community College wife, Ann Brooke Sloss (’69) 2002, and Chad runs the business.
Arts Literature Fellowships in cre- Jane Hilderbrand-Johnson (BS
Road King. and former instructor and assistant reside, and Lafayette, Louisiana. C. Randall Eslick (BS ’72) is the The Cain’s Ballroom was founded
ative nonfiction for 2004-2005. The ’83) and her husband, Curtis M.
to the director at Philbrook Art owner of Eslick Design Associates, in 1924 and is celebrating its 80th
Ira Phillips (BA ’65) received the 70s literature fellowship recognizes his Johnson (JD ’91) live in Tulsa and
Center. Incorporated. He and his wife, year in operation.
Magnolia Silver Award given by the Phyllis Cole Braunlich (BS ’70, work on a book-length exploration celebrated their son, Wyatt’s fourth
Jeffrey Rudd (BS ’01) and Michael Ann, share children Kristin, Jay and
City of Shanghai, China, to resi- Craig L. LaGrone (BS ’67, MS MA ’75) published her second biog- Lynda Dresch (BS ’75) was named of the effects of uranium mining birthday in Disneyland. Jane is a
John and stepdaughter Laura.
Krupka (BS ’00, MBA ’03) stand in dent foreigners who have con- ’71) is a retired teacher and coach. raphy, Stone Pillows: An American 2003 Lone Star Elementary during the 1950s and ’60s on the manager at Baker and Associates,
Randy was a baseball letterman at
front of Philadelphia’s famous Geno’s tributed to the city’s development. He collects antique toy cars, planes Christian Missionary in the Moslem Teacher of the Year. She also was a Ute and Navajo nations. The new and Curtis is deputy administrative
TU and is a member of the Golden
Cheese Steak one day before participating Since 1989, 411 professionals have and coins. Craig and his wife, Land of King Zog. Personal diaries top six finalist in Region Four for book will be titled, “Seep With law judge for the Oklahoma
received the medal. In addition to Ellen, reside in Tulsa. They share tell the story of C. T. Erickson and Duval County Public Schools and Yellow Frogs.” Charles and his wife, Corporation Commission.
in the 10th annual Philadelphia
distributing construction equip- three children: Craig, Cammie and his young family traveling to Lex Frieden (BS ’72), his wife, was nominated for the Gladys Prior Susan Schuelte Kemnitz (BA ’77),
Marathon. Both Jeff and Michael are ment through his Shanghai Phillips Canon. Joyce, and friend and roommate, Award for Duval County. reside in Williamsport.
Susan Mullins Johnson (JD ’83),
Albania in 1908 where they suffered who has served as district judge for
actively involved in the TU Alumni Construction Equipment Mac Brodie, were featured in the
Sepandar “Frank” Mossadeghi through dangerous wars, invasions, Barry Hargrove (BS ’75) cele- Timothy Cody Raburn (BS ’79, Johnson, Lawrence and Martin
Association as members of the Company, Limited, Ira is active in plagues and exiles, in a European January issue of Family Circle maga-
(BA ’67, MA ’69) is the department brated his fifth year at Southern BS ’82) moved from Houston to County, Kentucky, since 1992, was
Homecoming Committee. Jeff will chair business consulting and has bro- country 80 percent Moslem and 90 zine. The article describes the trio’s
chair at the Palm Beach Hills Country Club in February, Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife, elected president of the District
the Bonfire Committee for the second kered exchanges of several Chinese percent illiterate. Erickson estab- interdependence and determination
Community College for Education, where he serves as director of horti- Marna White (BS ’84). He is vice Judges Association of Kentucky.
time this year. Jeff works for MAI and Oklahoma delegations, includ- lished the first Albanian-American as they worked together to over-
Economics, and Social Sciences. culture. His daughter, Erin president of gas and power for She previously served as secretary
ing one led by former Oklahoma school of Agriculture and Domestic come the obstacles of their individ-
Investment Management Consultants. Governor Frank Keating. Ira is a
He has three daughters, a son and
ual handicaps. Lex also applauds
Phillips, graduated from TU this ConocoPhillips. and vice-president of the associa-
Michael began a new position with T. D. three grandchildren: Alexandra, Sciences. Assisting Phyllis as editor December. His son is a sophomore tion. She also serves as chief
major partner in Twin Gates for this biography was Deloris TU’s treatment of handicapped stu- 80s
Williamson, Incorporated this winter. Phillip and Brian. at the University of Arkansas, and regional district judge for the
Development, Incorporated. Gray Wood (BS ’73), widow of Dr. dents in the article and recounts his Ekin Ozker (BS ’80) has been
his twins are freshmen at UCO in Mountain Region, which encom-
Edmond. elected to the position of Young passes 22 counties. Susan and her
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husband, Gary, live in Paintsville, Rebekah, and their three children: improvement strategist at Shell’s Erin were married June 22, 2002. Hicks (BS ’94) O’Leary had their at KJRH Channel 2 in Tulsa.
Kentucky with their son, Cody. Cameron, four, and Rayna and Deer Park Chemical Plant. She and Joseph is employed at Citizens first child, Keeley Shaye, on Angela was the recipient of the
Their oldest son, Shane, lives in Zachery who are 2-1/2-year-old her husband, Ron, reside in the Bank in Sales and Service. September 29. She weighed six 2003 Heartland and Regional
Austin, Texas, with his wife, fraternal twins. Sam works for Houston area with their children, pounds and 13 ounces. Emmy Award for Best
Jeri Ramey-Beeler (BS ’93) is a
Kristine, and sons Cade and Reece. Helzberg Diamonds and has been Kasey, six, and Kristopher, two. Morning/Midday show. The award
board certified anesthesiologist Amy Whinery Osborne (BSBA
in the jewelry industry since 1993. was presented to KJRH in Denver Matthew Pepper (BS ’00) and Tracy
Trudy Lewis (BA ’83) is an associ- Matt (JD ’92) and Jenny with Associated Anesthesiologists, ’94, JD ’97) has been approved as a
on October 18.
ate professor for the University of John C. James (BSBA ’90) and his Ossenkop Hudspeth (BS ’92) cel- Incorporated at Saint Francis CPA by the North Carolina State Arnold (BS ’02) were married June 7
Missouri. Her short story collec- wife, Amy Radcliff (MA ’94), had ebrated the birth of triplet girls, Hospital in Tulsa. Jeri’s husband, Board of CPA Examiners. She will Ken (BS ’95) and Dana at the St. Philip Neri Newman Center
tion, The Bones of Garbo, won the twins on June 6. Their names are Keely Jean, Sophie Tate, and Alix Jim Beeler (BS ’88), is the owner continue her law practice in general Champagne (BS ’95) Tucker are at TU. The couple honeymooned in
Sandstone Prize in Short Fiction John Edward “Jack” and Abigail Olivia, on November 9th. The girls of Bee Pak, Incorporated. The cou- legal services including representa- the proud parents of Megan Rae, Colorado, then spent the summer volun-
and was published by the Ohio Grace “Abby.” John is a partner join their big sister, seven-year-old ple resides in Mounds, Oklahoma. tion of employees in workers’ com- born on April 28, 2003. Ken has
State University Press in July 2003. with James and Associates in Tulsa. Madison. pensation and employment security worked for Match.com, the world’s
teering in Guatemala. On the day the
Christian J. Dietz, former TU couple returned to the U.S., a storm hit
Trudy and her husband, Mike commission hearings and appeals, leading Internet personals site since
Barbara Barnard Moore (BA ’90) Sandra Logan (BSN ’92) has student in ’93, just opened a resort, Nashville and a tree landed on top of
Barrett have two sons, Eddie, six, business formation and documenta- 2001 and was promoted to manager
“graduated” from the employment worked at five hospitals in her Long Caye Island Resort, in Belize,
and Jude, four. tion, complex business transactions, of Internet engineering. their car. The “bride” paint was left
world in May. She is enjoying her nursing career. In addition to her Central America.
mergers & acquisitions, procure- untouched on the passenger window!
Mary Jo Bowman (BA ’84, JD ’87) free time at home and pursuing busy schedule, she enjoys the com- Scott Zenthoefer (BME ’95, MA
Robbi L. McDaniel-Hardesty (BS ment and maintenance of tax-
and her husband, Jim, celebrated neglected interests. pany of 15 grandchildren. ’98) is a teacher in the Broken
’93) and her husband, Kent, cele- exempt status, drafting and review
the beautiful wedding of their Arrow Public Schools. He is a
Leigh Ann Runyard Stockard Kim Neafus (BS ’92) and her hus- brated the birth of their daughter, of contracts and leases, representa-
lovely daughter, Jamie. They are in director of the Tulsa Youth Chorale
(BSBA ’90) has been promoted to band, Christopher, celebrated the Kendall Renee, on October 1, tion of clients before the IRS and
Susan Bellinghausen Cyrus (BFA the process of remodeling their
the North Carolina Department of
and has been elected as president of
vice president, meetings at the birth of their first child, Nathaniel 2001. Robbi joined Southwest
’93), feature page designer for The home in Huntington Beach, and the board for the Tulsa Oratorio
American Heart Association Hunter Wayne Neafus on Airlines in April 2002 and works at Revenue, representation of clients
Tulsa World, was named one of 10 Mary says that they now realize that Chorus.
National Center in Dallas. Leigh September 15. the corporate headquarters in before the tax court, preparation of
between the wedding and their
2004 Memory Makers Masters. The Ann and her husband, Paul (JD Dallas. trusts, estates and wills, probate Scott Azar (BSPE ’96) works for
remodeling costs, they can never Robert B. Pyle (BA ’92) retired
scrapbooking magazine will feature ’92) have two children, Amanda and administration, and collections. She ChevronTexaco as a drilling engi-
retire! However, Mary Jo makes from the United States Naval Jeff Leinen, former student, com-
Susan’s scrapbook pages throughout the Julia. also has become an associate direc- neer in the Gulf of Mexico and is
frequent business trips, which she Reserve in 1981 after 22 years of pleted his fifth season with the
tor at Truliant Federal Credit based in Lafayette, Louisiana. Scott
year including the page of her father claims is almost like taking exotic Rene Bassett Butler (BA ’91) and service. He volunteers his time in Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was
Union, which is headquartered in and his wife, Kelsey Lanie (BS ’98)
that will be the cover of Memory vacations. her husband, Tracy Butler, are the Mayor’s Citizen Corps as a promoted to director of ticketing
Winston-Salem. have a new daughter, Isabella
Makers’ May/June 2004 issue. pleased to announce the birth of course manager and instructor in and luxury suite relations, oversee-
Jim Heinlein (BSEE ’84) obtained Nicole, and a three-year-old
their son, Nathaniel, on September the Community Emergency ing the operation of the team’s Kate (Seney) Burch (BA ’95) and
his Professional Engineer’s registra- daughter, Madison Zay.
22. He joins his three-year-old sis- Response Program. He is active in ticket office, customer service her husband, Wayne, had a baby
tion this year.
ter, Kathryn. Rene is an attorney at his church, Presbyterian Church department, premium seating and girl, Ashton Lila Jae, on July 31. Scott Holder (BSBA ’96) com-
The family lives in Norman,
Tracy Lane Sparkman (BSBA ’92)
John Harvey III (BA ’85) was pro- Bassett Law Office in Wood River, USA, and is a member of the TU luxury suite departments. pleted his MBA at Oklahoma State
moted to general manager in the Illinois. Heritage Committee. Oklahoma. University. Scott and his wife, and her husband, Mark, welcomed the
Andrew D. Schwartzkopf (BSBA birth of their second child, Jackson Lane
BP Amoco Texas office. Shari, had their first child, Lauren
Todd Wisdom (BSBA ’91) is with Joseph Solomey (JD ’92) is assis- ’93, JD ’97) married Maria C. Joanna M. Grist (BS ’95, MS ’97)
Elizabeth, on August 8. Scott works last May. Jack weighed eight pounds and
Jane Vander Linden (BA ’87) is the Tulsa-based accounting firm of tant chief counsel for Hazardous Afflack on June 7 in St. Louis. The married Michael F. Lawson on
at MCI in the billing quality assur- nine ounces, and his parents guess that
engaged to Colonel Scott West, Tullius, Taylor, Sartain and Sartain. Materials Safety and Emergency best man was Dr. Joshua E. November 1 at Tarp Chapel and
ance group where he develops and he’ll be a TU offensive lineman in about
United States Air Force. In January 2002, he was promoted Transportation Law for the Petrikin (BS ’93). Ushers were for- Gardens in Broken Arrow,
implements audit strategies and
to audit partner in charge of the Department of Transportation. He mer TU students, Jefferson and Oklahoma. 18 years! Jack has an older sister, Emily
Debbie L. St. Peter Mooney (BA manages billing projects.
Fayetteville office. Todd and his manages a group of attorneys who Lincoln Roblee. Other TU alumni Grace, who is now four. Tracy is working
’89) was voted building Teacher of Stephanie Simon Lancia (BA ’95)
wife, Janice, have been married for are the department’s lead hazardous in attendance included Richard Derek (BSBA ’96) and Crystal as a claims specialist for State Farm and
the Year for the 2003-04 school and her husband, Paul, celebrated
11 years and have two children: materials safety prosecutors and Gotsch (BA ’98) and Kara Horton Renee Perry (BS ’95) Icenhour has been with the company since graduat-
year at Union Intermediate High the birth of their son, Alexander
daughter, Reilly, five, and son, also serves as the department’s lead (JD ’98) announce the birth of their daugh-
School in Broken Arrow. She is eli-
Jackson, one. They reside in attorney on emergency transporta-
Simon Lancia, in May.
ter, Isabella Renee, who was born
ing from TU. The Sparkman family
Kara Godbehere (BA ’02) and gible to become District Teacher of
Springdale, Arkansas. tion law related to hazardous mate-
Kelly Durkee-Erwin (MTA ’94)
J. Bryant Mueller (BSME ’95) is a on December 6. lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Jason Goodwin were married the Year, which will be announced was married in August 1999 to
rials and non-hazardous materials business development manager for
September 27 at First Wesleyan in the spring. She teaches ninth Doug Wright (BSBA ’91) is the tax Massachusetts native, Everett Julie Wahouske Lees (BS ’96) and
safety issues covering all modes of the Geoquest Production and
grade English. This is her fifth year manager at Wiltel Communications Erwin. In 2002, they welcomed the her husband, Jason, celebrated the
Church in Bartlesville. TU alumnae transportation. Drilling Division of Schlumberger.
teaching public school and her fifth for the Tax/Business Incentives birth of their son, Cameron Daniel birth of their daughter, Elizabeth
who participated in the wedding In 2003, he was elected to receive
year at Union. Group. His group oversees the eco- Michael P. White (BS ’92) is sta- Erwin. Kelly took a year off of Spencer, in September. Julie is
included Angela Sigley (BS ’02), the Young Member Outstanding
nomic incentive programs that help tioned with the U.S. Army at the work to stay home with their son working as the chief resident in
Merylann Schuttloffel (MA ’89, Service Award for the Society of
Amy Bueno (BS ’03), and Patty Wiltel reduce and eliminate their Defense Language Institute in and begins work part-time soon. pediatrics at the University of
PhD ’92) directs the Catholic Petroleum Engineers. He has been
Hill (BS ’01). Current TU students tax exposure in the areas of sales Monterey, California, where he is Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Leadership Programs and Donna Monique Colleen Loomis elected president of the 11,000-
Kaci Godbehere and Jennifer tax, income tax, and property tax. studying Dari, one of the two offi-
Education Administration Programs (BA ’94) completed her Ph.D. member Houston Chapter of the Chris Lopp (BSBA ’96, MBA ’99)
Wynn were members of the wed- He started a new consulting busi- cial languages of Afghanistan. Mike
at The Catholic University of degree in Human Services Society for Petroleum Engineers and his wife, Jennifer Garrett
ness — Strategic Solutions Group, will then go to San Angelo, Texas,
ding party also. Following a honey- America in Washington, D.C. She Psychology in 2001 at the for 2005. Bryant is married to (BSBA ’98, MBA ’00) celebrated
Incorporated — to assist Oklahoma for additional training before head-
moon to Cancun, Mexico, the couple has presented at many national and University of Maryland-Baltimore Bridget Heist (BA ’95). The cou- the birth of a son, Matthew
businesses reduce their tax ing overseas.
established their home in Bartles- international conferences including County and two years of post-doc- ple resides in Houston. Christopher, on September 1.
Sydney, Australia, and Prague. Joseph J. August (BA ’93) and his torate work at VA/Stanford
ville, but plan on moving to Boulder, Robert G. Neuman (BSChE ’95) Mark Luitwieler (BSBA ’96) is the
Merylann and her husband, Marvin, Mindy Diehl Yount (BSChE ’91) wife, Erin, are proud to announce University Medical Centers. She is
Colorado in May. Kara is attending and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed CEO and co-owner of Global
reside in Silver Spring, Maryland. moved from a 12-year position with the birth of their daughter, Kaitlyn working as assistant professor of
The University of Tulsa College of their first child, Michael Lucas, Fitness, Incorporated and Joe
Shell’s oil products business to Shell Nicole, on January 6 at 2:13 a.m. psychology at Wilfrid Laurier
90s into the world on September 10. Smoothie in Tulsa. Global Fitness
Law. Chemical. In June, she moved to an Kaitlyn weighed seven pounds and University in Ontario, Canada.
Sam Agha (BSBA ’90) lives in is a 14,000-square-foot upscale Andrea Clark (BS ’01) is engaged to
assignment as performance was 20 inches long. Joseph and Angela G. Rogers (BS ’95) is a
Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Josh (BSME ’94) and Jennifer adult fitness club. Joe Smoothie is a
director for 2News Today/Midday Christopher Whittington. The wedding is
scheduled to take place at Harwelden
Mansion in Tulsa on May 29.
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shop that sells low carbohydrate, low contract work for Star Speech Therapy. clerking for the Honorable Maurice
fat, and high protein smoothies and Paul, U.S. District Court Judge for
In Memoriam Ruth G. Hardman
Mike Metcalf (MBA ’97) served as Jeannine L. Babin (BA ’51), September.
nutritional supplements. Mark and his the Northern District of Florida. Giving was a family heritage that
Homecoming chair for the 2003
wife, Michelle Granum (BSBA ’95) Louie Beller (BS ’55), April 15, 2003.
Homecoming week. He and the Lisa Ross Slicznotka (BA ’99) was pleased Ruth Hardman. She often spoke
welcomed their second daughter, Trey J. Benear (BS ’00, JD ’03), in January.
Mallorie. They also have a seven-year-
Homecoming Committee orchestrated promoted to senior cardiovascular of the hard physical work on the farm that
several exciting events including the specialist for Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Gregory Allan Binford (BS ’74, BS ’77), October 22. her Grandfather McFarlin insisted all the
old daughter named Madison.
Distinguished Alumni Dinner, bonfire, LLC. She resides in Joplin, Missouri, Bill F. Bussey (BS ’57), October 15. children participate in as part of their
Finance Grad to Clerk for Rehnquist Cristin Erin Moran (BS ’96) was mar- yard decoration competition, Fifty and Krakow, Poland. Lisa has a
Lois Cellos, former TU student,, July 13. grounding in the needs of the real world.
ried April 26 in Tulsa to Corey Radloff Years or More Graduate Brunch and daughter named Mathian.
by Doug Fishback of Marblehead, Massachusetts. The the Hurricane Alley festivities. New to Frances Coody, former TU student, January 14. The first time I met Ruth, she was sit-
couple met while attending graduate the Homecoming week was the student
Joel Sutliff (BA ’99) was awarded a Dean Demerritt (BS ’74), December 6. ting in a small class I was teaching on con-
Jeff Oldham (BSBA ’00, Finance) built on an Joseph Jefferson Citation Award for
school at Rice University. In July, sedan race. Thomas Beason Detjen (BS ’50), January 23. temporary theatre. Perfectly quaffed and
outstanding TU career by completing a law degree Cristin and Corey defended their
Best Leading Actor in a Musical for
groomed, understated, warm, elegant, the
Troy Barron (JD ’98) married his wife, his portrayal of George in Sunday in Orville H. Frazier (‘49), January 10.
at Northwestern University’s prestigious School of Ph.D.s in chemistry. Now they work as way Ruth looked at me, the way she
Traci, in May. Fellow TU College of the Park with George. The Joseph Richard E. Gardner, Jr. (JD ’70), November 12.
Law last May. Now he is preparing for one of the National Research Council post-doc-
Law alumnus, Scott Bloom (JD ’98) Jefferson Awards recognize outstand- looked out at the world — eyes wide
toral fellows at the Air Force Research Lee Gideon (BA ’64), October 7.
legal profession’s most interesting jobs: clerking for was part of the wedding party. Troy and ing achievement in Chicago theatre. open, smiling, grateful —was if I, as repre-
Lab in Dayton, Ohio. Fred Graham Hawley (BS ’71), November 23.
U.S. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Oldham Traci reside in Chicago. Joel has lived in Chicago for three sentative of a world she wished to know
Mary B. Hardie (BS ’66), in July.
will clerk for Rehnquist from October 2004 through Michelle Baron Brenner (BSN ’97)
Bryce A. Brimer (MFA ’98) was hired
years. more about, were offering gifts. When, as
completed a master’s of science in Helen Lorraine Lauterbach Hathcoat (BS ’40), we all know, it was she who offered and
June 2005. nursing from Rutgers University in
by Southwestern State University in 00s December 1.
Supreme Court clerks serve in several ways, Weatherford as a full-time fine arts Christopher Hare (BS ’00) married
gave gifts of time, energy and interest as
December. She works as a nurse practi-
instructor. Bryce is teaching graphic
Judith Ann Bly Helbling (BS ’61, MA ’68), August 9. well as financial support. We were all
including summarizing petitions for Supreme Court tioner for New Jersey Spine Center Jean Aydelotte (BA ’00) on June 28
design and enjoying the chance to share Billie E. Dawson Johnson (BS ’50), September 26. always grateful for that genuine interest,
while pursuing credentialing as an RN in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Members of
review, conducting legal research, and helping to his knowledge of the world of art. He the wedding party were: Erin Hawn Carol Lynn Leslie (BS ’79, MS ’81), December 24. for the small blue envelopes that arrived,
first assistant. Michelle and her hus-
prepare opinions. Each Justice has three or four band, Mark, live in Summit, New
and his wife, Nicole Nascenzi (BA ’92) Anderson, Kent Gooch (BSBA ’01), Mac L. McCrory (BA ’39), December 31. written by hand in her beautiful script,
clerks, so the exact mix of duties may vary from reside in Tulsa. Melissa Marshall Raasch (BS ’00), Moorman “Mo” Meador (BS ’39), October 9.
Jersey with their children, Josh, six and sharing an insight and usually saying
chambers to chambers. Jessica, four. Wende Wells Burt (BA ’98) and her Eric Raasch (BS ’00), Vanessa Sandra Louis Anderson Mriscin (BS ’62), November 8. “thank you” for something that we had
husband, Eric, are pleased to announce Richards (BA ’00), and friend, Seth
Oldham was a standout at TU, earning TU Scott Gaffen (BA ’97) joined Wells Ralph Ninemire (BA ’54), May 5. done, or raving about one of the winners
the birth of their daughter, Madeline Smith. Chris and Jean live in New
Man of the Year, 2000 Outstanding Finance Major, Fargo Home Mortgages as a home Orleans where Chris works for Shell. Keith L. Partian (BS ’75), October 27. of the Nimrod/Hardman Awards who had
Alexis who arrived November 20 in
and Jess Chouteau Top-10 Senior honors. He repre- mortgage consultant after three years Jean is continuing to pursue her doc- Lawrence E. Peck, former student,, October 23. particularly touched her heart.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She
as a consumer lending and mortgage torate in music theory from the Now world famous, the awards, which
sented TU and Oklahoma as a 1999 Rhodes weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. William C. Pringle (BS ’33), November 2.
specialist/manager with Beneficial- University of Texas at Austin. reached the 25-year mark in October
Scholarship finalist. He minored in political science, Household International. His home Matt Bray (BSME ’99) has been Victor E. Ratliff, Sr. (BS ’54), November 6.
Kevin Hulsey (BSCE ’02) works for Ronald Ivan Reeder (MS ’72), October 5.
2003, not only benefited individual win-
completed the certificate program in legal studies, business, Excel/VarTec continues to accepted to Columbia University’s law
ners of promise and achievement, but also
thrive. On the performing front, Scott school in New York City. His wife, ConocoPhillips in Houston in the Ralph H. Scargall (BS ’69), November 4.
and was a member of the Honors Program. A var- Liquefied Natural Gas group and the thousands of writers and readers who
has portrayed Mercer Stevens in Natasha Martin (BS ’99), graduated in Michael A. Shearer (BS ’64), December 29.
sity tennis player, he headed the Student Investment Theatre Tulsa’s, Boy Gets Girl; Lt. Joe May from Oklahoma State University spent 11 weeks on his second assign- experienced the workshop and literary
Fund — all while maintaining a 4.0 grade point ment in Jakarta, Indonesia. He also Elsie Hargis Staires (BA ’41), November 9. dinners because of Ruth’s vision.
Cable in Broken Arrow Playhouse’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in
South Pacific with Ernestine Dillard; spent the end of March in Trinidad to William P. Sterne, Sr. (BA ’77), August 12. Ruth came to poetry and fiction late in
average. Tulsa and began a five-year residency in
Rick and Ned in the American Theatre ear, nose and throat surgery in review a new facility. Dennis V. Tesar (BS ’55), August 26. life, not just because of her poet son,
Since graduating from Northwestern, Oldham
Company’s Oklahoma premiere of Bat Philadelphia. Susi Doring (BA ’03) accepted a Ruth Tofield Victor (BA ’34), November 9. Terry, nor just because of the passion of a
has been in Charlottesville, Virginia, clerking with Boy: the Musical; Horatio in William
Sam Grisham (BSCE ’99) and his wife, Peace Corps assignment to Thailand. Wanda Louise Voight (BA ’67, MA ’69), December 25. teacher who burst into the classroom with
Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, of the U.S. Court of Shakespeare’s Hamlet; Mushnik in Little She will work as an education volun-
Shop of Horrors; and starred as Bob
Vicky, welcomed their new son, Daniel Robert L. Whitworth (BA ’37), July 2. copies of Nimrod for the students, but
Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Blaine, in March. Both Sam and Vicky teer helping Thai teachers implement because she was open to new interests and
Cratchit in the 27th annual production James William Wickersham (BS ’38), November 18.
Not surprisingly, Supreme Court clerkships are of A Christmas Carol (after portraying
work for Enduro Pipeline Services, new curricula for their students as
Warren Wilkerson (BS ’47), September 12. experiences. She came to literature
Inc., an in-line pipeline inspection com- well as teaching English.
highly competitive. During the fall of 2002, Oldham Jacob Marley last year). He also has Elizabeth Crosbie Wright, former TU student, because of the people she met and grew to
pany in west Tulsa. Sam works as a
applied to all nine Justices. The following June, performed periodically in the 50th November 30. love for their enthusiasm and shining
research and design engineer aiding in
Rehnquist’s office called with an invitation for an anniversary season of the Spotlight
Theatre’s weekly production of The
the development of a corrosion detec- Calling All Alumni! promise.
interview with the Chief Justice himself. tion tool and above ground markers Share your snapshots — wed- Faculty, Staff and Friends Sue Monk Kidd, who went on to pub-
Drunkard as Harvey Green and por-
“A few days after the interview, the Chief trayed Obi Wan Kenobiin a local Star
that detect the passage of inspection dings, babies, travels, milestones. Edgar A. Albin, former TU professor of art, was hon- lish the best-seller The Secret Life of Bees,
Justice’s chambers called and offered me the clerk- Wars fan film titled Three Theories that
tools as they pass through buried
Please make sure that you are in ored posthumously for his work at Southwestern based on her 1993 Nimrod/ Hardman
pipelines. The family resides in prize-winning story, wrote to Ruth:
ship. I feel very lucky to have gotten it; it will be a will be shown worldwide via the the photograph, and that it’s not a Missouri State University on November 21. He was the
Mannford. “Winning this award means more to me
Internet. Scott also became a proud business portrait. first fine arts educator in the state to receive the presti-
wonderful experience to work there next year,” uncle for the second time. than I am able to put into words.
Linda Hawkins (MBA ’99) established gious Missouri Arts Award from the Missouri Arts
Oldham said. a marketing and management consult- E-mail: email@example.com Council. Certainly it seems to me a deep affirma-
Adam (BA ’97) and Lisa Hollaway
Oldham is keeping his long-term options open. (BS ’95, MS ’97) Marshall celebrated
ing firm, Hawkins Investments in 2002. Send photos in the “jpeg” format, Lorene Forshee, TU Dining Services employee, tion of my decision two years ago to fol-
He is interested in a private-practice career in the birth of their daughter, Carolyn Jimmy Ray Rock (BA ’99) graduated
300 resolution. January 14. low my heart and turn to fiction.”
appellate litigation, as well as working in the U.S. Sophia, on October 22. They now have from Emory University’s joint law-reli- Or mail to: William R. Jewell, friend of TU, June 9. Following her heart and following her
Department of Justice. He also is considering teach- a Chi Omega legacy and a future TU gion program in May. As part of the John Kennedy, TU student, December 10. family tradition is Ruth Hardman’s legacy
Office of Alumni Relations
student. Lisa plans to stay home but program, he completed both his JD and to all of us.
ing. will also do some speech pathology master’s of theological studies. He is
600 South College Ave. Dewitt L. Potter, friend of TU, January 9.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-3189 Bob Spickelmier, friend of TU, October 5. Francine Ringold
Delbert Tonubbee, TU security officer, October 21.
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• Faculty Concert Series, 17 and 22-24, 8 p.m.; April
Tyrrell Hall, Concerts with 18 and 25, 2 p.m. Tickets: $2
1 First annual TU SOS 5K
Run; one mile fun run on
Commentary, “Fool” Trio
Tulsa: Maureen O’Boyle
students, $5 seniors and $7
TU’s campus to help support
Tulsa Public Schools, 9 a.m.
Open to all.
(violin), Diane Bucchianeri
(cello) and Anna Norberg
18 TU Alumni Day at the
Softball Field, 2 p.m., TU vs.
(piano), 7:30 p.m. Welcome spring with
• TU Friends of Finance, Hawaii. Tickets: $5 adults, $3 The Division of
Jamie Dimon, Chairman &
8 Lively Arts @ TU: The youth. For information, call Continuing
Art of The Cinema – Alumni Relations, (918) 631-
CEO, BankOne Corporation, Education’s series of
Documentaries. . ., Dennis 2555.
11:30 a.m., Great Hall, Lively Arts. Unless
King, Tulsa World.
ACAC, reservations required. 19 Richard Preston, Darcy noted otherwise, all
Call (918) 631-2588. 10 Toilet Bowl XL O’Brien Lecture, ACAC, Lively Arts events
• 7th annual Student 14 TU Bands Directors book signing, 5:30 p.m.; begin at 7 p.m. in
Research Colloquium Awards Concert, Allen Chapman lecture, 7 p.m. Zink Hall.
Banquet. Activity Center, 7:30 p.m. 22 Lively Arts @ TU: The Cost for each event is
• 36th Annual Gussman 15 Lively Arts @ TU: Art of Theatrical and Special $20. For detailed
Student Exhibition, Alex- Western Swing, Shelby Effects Make-Up, Rick information, call
andre Hogue Gallery, Eicher. Hildebrant. (918) 631-2937, or
Phillips through April 23. • TU Jazz Ensembles: Okla- 24 TU Orchestra Concerto/ e-mail frances-
Opening reception, April 1, homa Jazz Hall of Fame, Aria Concert, Philbrook firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 p.m., Hogue Gallery, 7:30 p.m. Museum of Art, 3p.m.
Phillips. 25 Sharp Memorial Chapel
• Theatre: Midsummer
• Lively Arts @ TU: Relief Night’s Dream, Kendall Hall, Worship and Dedication Ser- Shadia Dahlal.
Printing With A Twist, Chapman Theatre, April 15- vice, Sharp Chapel, 4 p.m. 8 Baccalaureate, 10 a.m.,
Nancy Berry. 27 Conference of Account- Sharp Plaza (rain location,
ants, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For ACAC).
information or to register, • Commencement, 2 p.m.,
call 918-631-3194, or visit Donald W. Reynolds
29 9 College of Law Hooding
• MFA Exhibition, Alexandre Ceremony, 3 p.m., Donald
Hogue Gallery, Phillips Hall W. Reynolds Center.
through May 21. Reception, 13 Lively Arts @ TU: An
April 29, 5 p.m. Evening With Tyrone
• Lively Arts @ TU: The Wilkerson.
Harlem Renaissance, Dudley 20 Lively Arts @ TU: The
THE J DONALD FEAGIN Thomas. Art of Photography, mem-
FESTIVAL OF PIANISTS bers of The Tulsa What did you do on the “U”? TU’s
A TRIBUTE TO SEQUEIRA COSTA May
2 Lively Arts @ TU: All
Photography Collective. common meeting ground is perfect for
That Jazz, Chuck Cissel and 22 2004 NCAA Division I
Members of The Oklahoma Men’s Tennis National building snow castles, flying kites, practicing
I Roger Price, Former Student of Sequeira Costa
Jazz Hall of Fame, 5 p.m., Championship, through tai chi, tossing Frisbees, raising bonfires,
Recital: Friday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. Greenwood Cultural Center. May 31, Michael D. Case
I Sequeira Costa • Recital: Sunday, April 4, 2:30
Tennis Center. studying, meditating, watching movies,
5 TU Friends of Finance,
p.m. • Master Class: Monday, April 5, 10 a.m.-1 Patrick G. Ryan, Chairman 27 Senior Art Exhibition, watching people, driving tennis balls,
p.m. & CEO, Aon Corporation, Alexandre Hogue Gallery,
11:30 a.m., Great Hall, Phillips Hall, through June picnicking, jogging, or when the sun is
I The Honor O’Hea & Robert Andres Piano Duo • 18. Reception, May 27, 5-
Master Class: Tuesday, April 13, 1-3 p.m. • 4-
bright on a warm winter day, simply being
required. Call (918) 631-
Hand Piano Recital: Monday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.
2588 or e-mail judy- young.
I University of Tulsa Pianos Majors • Piano email@example.com.
For More Information, Call djh
Concerto Concert: Friday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. 6 Lively Arts @ TU: The
All concerts are held in Tyrrell Hall Auditorium at The University of Tulsa and are Art of Belly Dancing - What
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free and open to the public.
Recognizing the long-term importance of attracting the best and
brightest students to TU, one of the first initiatives of President Bob
Lawless was to establish the Presidential Scholarship Program. The
program was launched in 1996 with an inaugural class of 39 students who
were in the top 10 percent of their graduating classes. ❦ Since its incep-
tion, each freshmen class has improved in academic quality, and today 60
percent of TU freshmen represent the top 10 percent of their high school
classes. ❦ Completing the endowment, which requires $20 million in
funds, will ensure that the program is perpetual. As of last September,
when Lawless announced his retirement, the program’s funding was
$17.3 million, $2.7 million shy of being fully endowed. At that time, the
Board of Trustees decided that a fitting tribute to Bob and Marcy
Lawless would be to completely endow the program and name a schol-
arship in their honor. ❦ Your help is needed. ❦ Gifts of less than
$100,000 received by May 31, 2004, will be pooled to establish the
Robert W. and Marcy Lawless Presidential Scholarship. Gifts of
$100,000 or more allow the donor to have a named Presidential
Scholarship. Two trustees have provided a $350,000 challenge to
alumni and friends of the University to achieve this goal. ❦ Gifts of
all sizes are welcome, and may be paid over a period of three years.
For detailed information about The University of Tulsa
Presidential Scholarship Campaign and how you can contribute,
please contact Joan Nesbitt at (918) 631-2590; University of Tulsa, Office of
Institutional Advancement, 600 S. College Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-3189; or
via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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