Why did the Petrel cross the road?

To start the race, of course! For most Americans, July 4th is a time for cookouts, family, and fireworks.  But here in Atlanta, Independence Day is also about challenging the world to the largest 10K on the planet.  And this year, there were plenty of Petrels in the Peachtree Road Race—from students, to staff, to alumni. Michelle Hall, OU’s Vice President for Campus Life, was …

OU Theatre Students In the Spotlight On and Off Stage

This summer, Elizabeth Lanier ’12 and Kyle Brumley ’12 have had to wear many hats—literally. As Georgia Shakespeare interns, they have been acting in the company’s summer productions, performing in The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Jungle Book, all in repertory through late July. Both Kyle and Elizabeth are the first Georgia Shakespeare Scholars to work as interns during …

Economics Major is Neurosurgeon-in-Training

To some, Allen Zow ’14 is the nice guy who rings you up in the OU bookstore.  But, in about 10 years, he’ll be Doctor Zow to everyone. At least that’s the plan, according to Allen, who has had his sights set on becoming a neurosurgeon since the age of seven. Allen, an economics major, was first inspired to pursue the profession …

OU Museum Scholarship Winner Takes Photography to the National Level

High schooler Sara Endrias is the picture of artistic accomplishment. After receiving a scholarship from the OU Museum of Art to attend one of its summer photography programs, Sara went on to earn accolades for her work at both the local and regional Boys & Girls Clubs of America Imagemakers Photography Competition. And now, she’s progressing to the national competition. …

Summer League Baseball Steps Up to the Plate at OU

Never mind that school’s out. With summer in full swing, Oglethorpe’s historic baseball field is still seeing some action with its newest “home” baseball team, the Brookhaven Bucks.  The Bucks are one of nine teams in the Sunbelt League, a collegiate summer league based in metro Atlanta that gives college players an opportunity to sharpen their …

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Oscar Hijuelos to Speak at Oglethorpe

On Monday, June 20, Oglethorpe will host Oscar Hijuelos, the first Latin American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Hijuelos recently completed his memoir titled Thoughts Without Cigarettes and will share that story of his personal quest for identity. After winning the Pulitzer in 1990 for his second novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Hijuelos began to receive international …

OU Student Uses Physics & Math Knowledge to Pursue National-level Figure Skating

It turns out that the OU Men’s Golf team members aren’t the only athletes taking their sport to the national stage this year. In July 2011, Louisa Barama ’12 will skate in the U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho, representing Oglethorpe. A Physics major and a Math minor, Louisa knows that in skating it’s good to …

OU Alum Tells the Story Of Stone Mountain in New Book

According to Paul Hudson ’72, an adjunct history lecturer here at OU, “everyone has a Stone Mountain story.”  And now, it’s time to tell his. A native of Brookhaven, Dr. Hudson has spent years gathering information and writing articles about Atlanta’s local history (including Oglethorpe), and now he’s releasing his new book, Atlanta’s Stone Mountain: A Multicultural History. …

Fresh Faces: Class of 2015 Issued PASSPORT to College Life

At Oglethorpe’s annual PASSPORT event last week, more than 150 incoming freshmen got their first taste of college life during the day-long orientation program.  The newbies and their parents swarmed campus as they met up with their professors, coaches, and classmates for their first official welcome to Oglethorpe. A second PASSPORT will be held in July for the remaining freshmen …

Hundreds of Bicyclists Call Oglethorpe Base Camp

Overnight tents lined the Oglethorpe quadrangle and dotted the campus landscape this weekend. What was all the commotion about?  More than 800 cyclists descended on  campus this past weekend to kick off the 32nd annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG), a not-for-profit dedicated to providing affordable, family-oriented, quality bicycle tours in and across Georgia, with an emphasis on bicycling …