Forbes Ranks Oglethorpe Among America’s Best Colleges

Oglethorpe was ranked by Forbes as one of America’s Best Colleges 2010 (#353 of only 610 schools included.) Colleges’ rankings are based on “quality of the education they provide, the experiences of the students and how much they achieve.” View more information about Oglethorpe’s ranking. View full article and all rankings. This recognition came on the heels of Princeton Review …

Princeton Review Rankings Reflect the Oglethorpe Experience

Princeton Review unveiled its annual “Best Colleges” rankings earlier this week and Oglethorpe once again was named among the Best Southeastern Colleges. And while Oglethorpe did not receive UGA’s top honors as the “best party school”–a dubious distinction indeed–OU did rank highly in some of the other categories that better qualify as “feathers in our cap.” In the category “Professors Get High …

“Spirit of Will” at Oglethorpe

Georgia Shakespeare–the professional theatre-in-residence at Oglethorpe marked its 25th anniversary in 2010.  To celebrate, GA Shakes hosted its annual Bard’s Bash, where revelers “put on the ritz” at the roaring 20’s-themed gala. At the Bash, Georgia Shakespeare presented its annual Spirit of Will Award to Oglethorpe.  The award honors those who exemplify the passion for the human condition that Shakespeare displayed through …

Bernice A. King at Oglethorpe University – March 15

Oglethorpe University welcomed Bernice A. King on March 15, 2010, in celebration of Women’s History Month and the university’s 175th anniversary. Ms. King is the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is the president-elect of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Ms. King was interviewed by several OU students about the topic “Women as Leaders …

In Concert: Cecylia Arzewski & Ayke Agus

Oglethorpe University welcomed two internationally- renowned classical artists: violinist Cecylia Arzewski, the former concertmaster at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Ayke Agus, accompanist for many of the world’s finest virtuosi. The concert performance was at Tuesday, March 2 at 8 p.m. in the Conant Performing Arts Center, a venue of only 511 seats, providing a more intimate setting than most concert halls.  Many enjoyed the …

Starting the Dialogue: The Progress of Black America

Oglethorpe University’s Black Student Caucus presented “Starting the Dialogue: The Progress of Black America” panel discussion on Sunday, February 28, in Lupton Auditorium, in observance of Black History Month. The program featured a discussion among Ronda Racha Penrice, author of African American History for Dummies, Frank Smith, Jr., former DC councilman and director of the African …

President Jimmy Carter at Oglethorpe University – Feb. 16

Oglethorpe University continued its 175th anniversary celebration by welcoming President Jimmy Carter to its campus on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Conant Performing Arts Center. President Carter held a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the work of the Carter Center and to answer questions from the audience. His grandchildren, Sarah ’06 and Josh Carter, offered …

Ted Turner at Oglethorpe University – Feb. 10

On OU Day in 2010, we launched the 175th anniversary celebration of the founding of Oglethorpe University and welcomed guest speaker Ted Turner, who had an informal conversation with President Larry Schall on stage at the Conant Performing Arts Center. Throughout his career, Ted Turner has received recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen, sharp business skills, …

Matisse Exhibition at Oglethorpe Museum

Featured at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art: the exhibition Henri Matisse: A Celebration of French Poets & Poetry, a collection of 47 lithographs and16 etchings, that examines the poetic interest of one of the greatest French painters of the 20th Century. In 1930, when Matisse returned to France from an extended vacation in Tahiti, he was …