New Carillon Magazine Now Online — and in a Mailbox Near You!

The newest issue of the award-winning Carillon is here! This issue explores Oglethorpe’s engagement in the world, recalling the beginnings of international study and examining how the university and its partners continue to make an imprint on our world today. The Carillon also shares how Oglethorpe alumni endeavor to “make a difference,” relating  stories of Petrels who have made their marks around the …

Oglethorpe Named Among the 2012 Princeton Review’s Best Colleges

According to The Princeton Review, Oglethorpe is one of the best colleges in the southeast and in the country.  The home of the Stormy Petrel was included in the newest edition of Princeton Review’s annual “Best Colleges” book – The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition, available now in bookstores, as among the best colleges in the nation and the “Best …

When OU Moves Out, A Family Moves Up: How Salt & Light Makes A Difference

Last semester, during the annual year-end move out, Joshua Means ’11 had a great idea.  He noticed the large amount of clothing and electronic equipment that began piling up outside OU’s 200+ dorm rooms, and wondered what other use was left in these items.  He then rallied his friends from Salt & Light, a Christian organization on campus, to help him donate …

Louisa Barama ’12 Shines at U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships

Last month, we told you about Louisa Barama ’12, a hard-working OU student who was looking to finish her figure skating season with a trip to the U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships in Idaho.  She’s back from the competition, and we’re proud to announce that she represented Oglethorpe remarkably, scoring 70.78 and placing seventh overall. “I am …

National Sports Authorities Recognize Oglethorpe’s Outstanding Scholar-Athletes

This week, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, and Oglethorpe’s Kayla Atkins ’11, Kate Siess ’14, Ethan Motz ’14 and Ross Beall ’11 were on that list. The ITA is the governing body of college tennis, and oversees men’s and women’s varsity tennis across all three NCAA divisions as well as NAIA and …

Former Summer Camper Returns as OU Student

Every summer Oglethorpe hosts hundreds of kid campers who are practicing their sport, perfecting their craft, or honing their music skills.  But, it’s not every day that one of those campers becomes an OU student.  Ben Hirsch attended the Peter Howell Tennis Camp when he was just 12 years old—and this fall the rising freshman art major will return to Oglethorpe in his new role. Initially, Ben didn’t expect Coach Howell, …

Pugh Goes Pro: OU Golf Standout Sets Next Course

In the world of golf, there are three major levels of play:  junior, amateur, and pro.  Only a select few college athletes who have both the talent and resources go pro—and Scott Pugh ’11 wants to join that club. A four-time all conference player, Scott is one of three Petrels to become two-time All-Americans in the history of OU’s golf …

Will & Drive: One OU Student’s Comeback Story

In this CNN video report, Will Carter ’12 demonstrates how an electronic device has enabled him to drive again after a brain injury. Like many Oglethorpe students, Will Carter ’12 has found “his place” over the past three years, carving out his niche in theatre and slowly making a name for himself in Atlanta’s crowd …

“I’ll take ‘Colleges & Universities’ for $800, Alex”

It’s here—the moment you’ve been waiting for. After doing a little digging, Oglethorpe Blog has found the now famous Jeopardy! clip that sent scores of Petrels to Facebook, Twitter, and blogs on Monday night.  In the clip below, Oglethorpe’s twenty-five seconds of game show fame are unveiled as a respectable $800 clue–answered correctly, incidentally.  Check it out:

CBS Visits Oglethorpe, Asks “Tough Questions” About the Summer Heat

The summer heat was intense this afternoon—and Atlanta’s CBS affiliate WGCL 46 wanted to know how kids at summer camps are keeping cool.  What better place to find campers than at Oglethorpe, where hundreds of budding athletes train for their favorite sports, including soccer, lacrosse, basketball, and tennis.  The CBS news team caught up with the kids at the Peter Howell Tennis Camp, coached by …