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OU’s Christopher Huff ’12: Award-winning Youth Advocate

“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve….” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Christopher explains his motivation for starting Operation Uplift… It wasn’t long ago that Oglethorpe junior Christopher Huff ’12 took the words of Dr. King, one of his role models, to heart and created Operation Uplift, a service program for disadvantaged youth in his community. As a […]

OU’s “Career Takeout” Delivers

With the OU campus already abuzz with Parents Weekend 2010, the stage was set for the inaugural Career Takeout Lunch and Learn, an alumni panel discussion about careers in English and Communications and Rhetoric Studies. Over 70 alumni, students, faculty and staff attended, a vivid conversation quickly began. Oglethorpe students displayed their bright, inquisitive minds with relevant questions related to social media, internships, career […]

Kick Off a New Season with OU Theatre

Oglethorpe’s Theatre Department is starting the year off right by welcoming new Theatre Director/Visiting Assistant Professor Matt Huff and by offering ways for both Theatre and non-theatre majors to get involved. The 2010 Season kicks off this week with Georgia Shakespeare’s “Welcome Back” Mixer for OU Students on Wednesday, August 25 at 6 pm in the Conant Performing Arts Center. (Georgia Shakespeare […]

U.S. News & World Report Features “Road Trip: Oglethorpe University”

Oglethorpe was spotlighted by U.S. News & World Report in “Road Trip: Oglethorpe University”, an article that profiles the University’s “stories of community spirit.” OU also is featured in an accompanying online photo gallery. The article was carried nationwide in the magazine’s September 2010 issue and in the 2011 Best Colleges Guide. In more good news, U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges also ranked Oglethorpe among the nation’s […]

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 […]

Summer Break the OU Way: Educators’ Edition

We’ve covered a lot of the exciting things OU students did with their time during their summer breaks, but what about the professors?  Some of OU’s finest told us what they were up to in the summer of 2010, and you’d be surprised:  they’re not lying by the pool discussing individualism, the social order, or […]

OU student “aimed big” with CBS internship

Matthew Claiborne 11′, has a right to be proud—really proud.  In the summer of 2010, Matthew worked in New York City as a production intern for CBS News Productions.  It’s one of the more coveted national internships, and Matt was one of only 70 students out of a pool of hundreds to be chosen.  He worked […]

Intern Learns Life Lessons at Marcus Autism Center

Civic Engagement Scholars at Oglethorpe are required to complete a nonprofit internship of their choice during their junior year. Cassie Hendrix ’12 did s0 at The Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, under the direction of Oglethorpe alumna Dr. Claire Coles ’75. As part of her internship Cassie’s completed weekly journal entries. I thought the ones […]

“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 […]