2000-2009

Celebrating Blueprints For The 21st Century

Presidential Lecture series launched... Mabee Legal Information Center opens... TU wins the N.I.T. basketball championship... TU named a Center of Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency... Donna J. Hardesty Sports Complex and the Michael D. Case Tennis Center open... TU is 9th in the country per capita ranking of National Merit Scholars... Golden Hurricane men's basketball team makes first-ever appearance at the NCAA's Elite Eight... The College of Business Administration's iMBA is listed among the top 25 online MBA programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report... Williams Risk Management Center is dedicated... students move into the $12.5 million University Square Apartments, south and west... TU appears in four bowl games: Humanitarian Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Armed Forces Bowl and GMAC Bowl... Collins Fitness Center opens... Steadman Upham becomes TU's 17th president (2004-present)... TU listed among top 100 doctoral universities in the nation... TU joins Conference-USA... TU student-athletes post the second highest graduation rate in the nation... TU ranked 10th in "Quality of Life" by the Princeton Review's Best 361 Colleges guide... new buildings and facilities: Case Athletic Complex... the all-new, formal South Entrance (off 11th Street), opening to the Chapman Commons, the King-Rogers Fountain Plaza, Collins Hall, Bayless Plaza (housing historic Kendall Bell) and Mayo Village, featuring a showcase of undergraduate student apartments.


Among the Heritage items shown:

2001 WAC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament program at Reynolds Center... "50 Years or More" Class Reunion medallion... TU "Hollywood Homecoming" 2002... TU Heritage Collection brochure.. Tulsa Rally Towel... DVD of Tulsa Football 2005 - "The Championship Season" - winners of Conference USA and the 47th Annual Liberty Bowl in Memphis... TU Alumni sticker... "Blueprint For The FuTUre" Homecoming 2006 Distinguished Alumni Dinner Program.