Part IV: An Oglethorpe Journey

This summer’s short term, for-credit trip to Greece made an enormous impact on the students who participated. Following up on the original post by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, we now hear from three of those students, in their own words. [Read Part II: An Odyssey of Learning, Part III: Study Abroad Creates ‘Momentum’.] When I began my …

Hermance Stadium Gets the Thumbs Up as Colosseum Double

You never know what you’re going to see at Oglethorpe. Yesterday I watched the incarnations of Roman gladiators—yes, gladiators—roam around our campus. Oglethorpe’s Hermance Stadium took the form of Rome’s Colosseum for the filming of a contemporary jazz music video shot by Twelve Media Group, which has Oglethorpe connections. Dina Marto ’05 is the co-founder and President …

Oglethorpe’s Unofficial [Ogle] Mascots

I’ll never forget the first time I spotted the “Ogle-turkey” on campus through my bewildered freshman eyes. “A turkey!?” I thought to myself. “He’s strutting around like he owns the place.” I’m now about to enter my junior year and not much has changed. The other day I drove onto campus through the side gate, but …

Sigma Alpha Epsilon & Chi Omega Take Greek Week

Once a year, tradition beckons the Greek community to commence for a series of competitions that ends in glory (for the winners). Last week, the heated endeavor known as Greek Week brought out every sorority and fraternity chapter, each with pride in their organizations and one collective desire: to win. Last year’s winners, Alpha Sigma …

OU Students Stomp Their Lawn

Students gathered on the sunny quad on Friday to celebrate the arrival of spring with the annual festival, Stomp the Lawn.  Students took a break from studying to kick it carnival-style with moon walks and crafts galore. Anyone craving a sweet treat had their pick between funnel cakes, snow-cones, crepes, and cotton candy. Action lovers …

Golden Advice for ‘Life After College’

“HUH!!” The entire room of college students grunted in unison at the encouragement of Nadia Bilchik, president of Greater Impact Communication, during her lecture last Wednesday. Nadia won over her audience with ‘power grunts’, free copies of her new book, Life After College: The New Graduate’s Guide, and most importantly, invaluable advice about thriving in the professional …

Drag Show FUNdraiser a Success

“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen!” Lady Gaga’s lyrics captured the spirit at Oglethorpe’s annual Charity Drag Show this past week. OU students, faculty, and staff packed the Conant Performing Arts Center to enjoy drag performances and raise money for a great cause. The show was held to support CHRIS Kids, a nonprofit organization with …

Quadfest Marks End of First Week of Classes

It is nothing short of beautiful to see our campus so vibrant and alive again after the quieter summer, and the quaint academic quadrangle is an ideal setting for gatherings in the OU Community. On a Friday afternoon, it was alive with Quadfest 2010, a fitting way to celebrate a successful first week of classes …

Tag – You’re It! Show Your Petrel Pride on Your Ride!

Whenever I mention that I attend Oglethorpe University, people often comment on the exquisite architecture and picturesque campus. I’m always proud to say that I do indeed live, work, and study at a castle. It reminds many people of Hogwarts School from the beloved Harry Potter series, and some students have even affectionately deemed it “Oglewarts.” …