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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2012, 12:00:53 am »

When I was a kid, I always thought it was Arm and Hammer because of the picture on the box of baking soda.

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Sometime in the mid 1980's there was a traveling Armand Hammer exhibition that my parents viewed in Tulsa, at Philbrook I assume, and until they explained it to my 7 year old brain, I imagined it being a bunch of baking soda boxes.
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012, 02:20:19 am »

I wonder if Richard is a Juggalo?



As much as it pains me to say it, the pic on the left looks like my son.
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 11:30:07 am »

Wait....Armand Hammer?  Really?

There is a Tulsa connection to the Armand Hammer family that also runs through the evangelical/faith healing community.  However, not sure if this is how this came about.
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2012, 02:09:32 pm »

There is a Tulsa connection to the Armand Hammer family that also runs through the evangelical/faith healing community.  However, not sure if this is how this came about.

Wasn't Armand Hammer the owner or major share-holder in Occidental Petroleum?  I recall at one time the traveling Armand Hammer art exhibit came through Tulsa about 20 or so years back.
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2012, 02:39:30 pm »

Wasn't Armand Hammer the owner or major share-holder in Occidental Petroleum?  I recall at one time the traveling Armand Hammer art exhibit came through Tulsa about 20 or so years back.

Yes he was. And Armand Hammer’s great grandson, Armie Hammer, played the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network
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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2013, 12:13:26 pm »

So driving by ORU the other day, I realized how much better they could make that place look just by making some of that surface parking a bit greener.

It can't not be obvious to anyone pulling onto that property.

Same goes for the medical center across the street but that's another story.

I know, it's a dead horse laying there and I'm holding a stick, but damn, what an ugly campus.
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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2013, 12:57:00 pm »

So driving by ORU the other day, I realized how much better they could make that place look just by making some of that surface parking a bit greener.

I don't believe green paint will help much.   Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2013, 12:57:43 pm »

I don't believe green paint will help much. 

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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2013, 12:59:05 pm »

and then

Additional earthy color paints?
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2013, 01:16:35 pm »

Additional earthy color paints?

Yeah, it's just not getting it there.
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« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2013, 02:33:47 pm »

I have to agree Towny. The Mabee Center parking lot looks like a vast Desert Prairie.
But hey, you should be able to spot a car jacking with no problem.
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« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2013, 10:36:34 am »

I went to an event at ORU yesterday and noticed the Armand Hammer student center for the first time.  Really nice looking building and sorely needed on a campus of outdated (though architecturally interesting) buildings.  Some pics I found on Google:



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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2019, 09:56:16 pm »

New developments planned for the OSU campus: https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/education/oru-announces-massive-million-fundraising-campaign-to-continue-university-s/article_64308cdf-8c6b-5b30-ba7a-106f642992be.html

The article states that enrollment has increased from 3,000 students in 2008 to 4,100 students currently.  That's nearly the same size as TU.

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« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2019, 09:05:50 am »

Nice! Strong universities means a stronger Tulsa.

The David Green family has promised to match every campaign gift up to $45 million with a 3-to-1 match.

That's some serious financial backing right there, wow.
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« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2019, 10:53:26 am »

I've never been impressed with ORU, but I guess I'd rather them continue to improve and expand their campus than stay small and dumpy. It's sad that ORU is having to pick up the slack where TU is failing.
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