Setting the Record Straight: Petrels of Fire Winner Mark Olas ’01

Last month, our campus celebrated Oglethorpe Day with the annual Petrels of Fire race around the quad in an attempt to beat the 12 chimes of the carillon bells. Another year went by without a “winner”, but unbeknownst to this reporter, there has indeed been someone who achieved this feat, and it’s time the story …

Pursuit of Passion: Musical Performances at Oglethorpe

Dr. W. Irwin Ray, director of musical activities, shines as a source of inspiration for his students. His love for the arts is evident, and he hopes to instill in his students a similar passion. “I think everyone needs to figure out what they love daily,” he says. “If you’re passionate about doing something, you will do …

Hawaii Is a Living Classroom for Oglethorpe Students

Hawaii is home to some of the rarest flora and fauna in the world, and a trip there can be as exciting as it is eye-opening. “It has everything,” said Dona Kioseff ’14. “Waterfalls, rainforests, coral reefs… but the native species in Hawaii are going fast, and it’s a fight to keep them alive. “ Over winter …

Day of Service Celebrates Extraordinary Alumnus Fred Agel ’52

Chances are that you’ve met Fred Agel ’52, a devoted alumnus, loving family member, and incredibly generous person: he is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and the Board of Trustees, and you can often find him volunteering his free time in the library archives.  November 19th was a special day for Fred, who celebrated his 85th birthday with friends, family… and …

Oglethorpe Day: A Beloved Tradition Grows

Oglethorpe Day is an annual celebration of Oglethorpe University’s namesake, and as Dean Michelle Hall puts it, a “pride-in-my-school-and-organizations day.” And this year, there are numerous ways to show your school pride. Student organizations (and maybe even some staff and faculty) will be decorating shopping carts for the parade of shopping cart floats (contact Kendra …

Lights! Camera! Campus MovieFest!

A five minute film is not easy to create, but according to the winners of Oglethorpe’s Campus MovieFest competition, those five minutes of film are worth all of the time and energy put into making them. “This is my life,” said Christian Hartnett ’14, director of the Best Comedy winner, The Screenplay. “Videos, editing, everything that …

Oglethorpe Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day

As a woman who has been “blessed” with two left feet, butter fingers, and a penchant for laziness, I can honestly say that sports intimidate me. I have always associated sports with winning and being “the best,” two things that are not easily accomplished without the aid of hand-eye coordination. But last week, thanks to the …

“Beta Israel: Ethiopian Jews and the Promised Land” now on exhibit at the OU Museum of Art

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is now hosting “Beta Israel: Ethiopian Jews and the Promised Land,” an exhibition that explores the mass migration of Ethiopian Jews into modern Israeli society and the integration difficulties they faced. The exhibition features 100 photographs by South African photojournalist Ilan Ossendryver, who lived in Israel for 20 years. …

Internship Spotlight: Carter Center Intern Strives to Leave an Impact

Natalia Barreto ’13 first learned of The Carter Center during her freshman year at Oglethorpe, when President Carter visited campus to discuss “Building Hope,” a video highlighting the Center’s efforts to advance human rights and alleviate unnecessary human suffering in more than 70 countries. “It made me realize that’s what I wanted to do,” says Natalia, adding that …

Omicron Delta Kappa Taps 2012 Inductees, Launches Fundraising Campaign

As the holiday season approaches, your thoughts may turn to buying gifts, decorating your homes, or celebrating break with family and friends.   But for me, one thing comes to mind before any thoughts of winter vacation: there is a pig raring to be kissed, and some of you may see me kiss him. Boar’s Head is an annual OU …