Oglethorpe University Announces Spring 2016 Dean’s List

The Dean’s Academic Honors List recognizes students who achieved at least a 3.50 term grade-point average, while earning 12 or more semester hours. For the 2016 spring semester, the academic performance of 314 students merited recognition on the dean’s list. “Congratulations on your excellent performance this past semester!” wrote Provost & Vice President for Academic …

The Piedmont School of Atlanta to Relocate to Oglethorpe University in Summer 2016

The Piedmont School of Atlanta, which serves high-achieving children with autism and other learning and social challenges, will relocate to Oglethorpe University’s historic Brookhaven campus in summer 2016. The school will move from their current location at the Boys & Girls Club on North Druid Hills Road, and lease dedicated classroom space on the garden level of …

Dr. Jay Lutz Receives 2016 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Jay Lutz, professor of French and the Frances I. Eeraerts ’76 Professor of Foreign Language, received the 2016 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award. He was recognized at Oglethorpe University’s commencement ceremony on May 14 by last year’s recipient, Dr. Irwin Ray. Established in 1991, the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Awards annually honor an outstanding professor …

Dr. Robert Hornback Wins 2016 Lu Thomasson Garrett ’52 Award for Meritorious Teaching

Dr. Robert Hornback, professor of English and division chair, was awarded the Lu Thomasson Garrett ’52 Award for Meritorious Teaching at Oglethorpe University’s Commencement on May 14, 2016. Last year’s recipient, Dr. Lynn Gieger, presented the award. This award was established in 1994 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. David (Lu Thomasson) Garrett. The late …

2016 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium in Review

The symposium provides a forum for students and faculty to recognize, discuss and learn from these outstanding student endeavors. Panels, roundtables, poster presentations, art exhibitions and musical performances present the outcomes of both Oglethorpe’s liberal arts curriculum, as well as student-driven initiatives. These include senior honors theses, independent studies, service learning, study abroad and experiential initiatives connecting Oglethorpe with Atlanta and the world beyond.

New Public Health Concentration Open to All Majors

Local and global challenges to public health come in many forms: social and economic inequality, changes to the climate and environment, political upheaval, technological obstacles, lack of funding. Many of these problems require holistic, interdisciplinary approaches to overcome them. Oglethorpe’s new Public Health Concentration was developed with this in mind, and to meet the interests …

Oglethorpe Chemistry Awarded Grant to Develop Lab Experiments in Polymer & Materials Science

Oglethorpe University’s Chemistry department has been awarded a $5,000 grant to develop undergraduate lab experiments in the area of polymer and materials science. The grant in part will fund stipends for three Oglethorpe student positions to help with the effort during summer 2016. Oglethorpe’s award was allocated from a larger grant from the Dreyfus Foundation to eight …

“Yale University’s The Art of Public Health” Inspires Oglethorpe Biology Students

Students from the Yale School of Public Health merged their scientific skills with the creative talents of their peers at the Yale School of Art. The result? The creation of a collection of original posters designed to provoke awareness, stimulate thought, and change behavior on pressing issues such as obesity, breast cancer screening, self-respect, the …

Tyler Murphy ’16 Receives Award to Present Pharmaceutical Research at Professional Conference

Biology major Tyler Murphy ’16 was named a recipient of the Undergraduate Travel Award to attend and present at ASPET’S Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego, Calif. in April. The award is presented by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutic (ASPET) to outstanding undergraduates to enable them to present their research at one …