At the close of the fall semester, students in chemistry, computer science, physics, and psychology presented course-based research at an open poster session in the Turner Lynch Campus Center. “PRISM Lite” is a mid-year version of PRISM (Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics), an event celebrating independent undergraduate research at the end of the academic […]
Senior Kelly Jacobson ’17 is one of only 21 students nationwide to win a Sigma Zeta Student Research Award from the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Society. Established in 2011, the awards help to fund undergraduate student research projects. Kelly, a Chemistry and History double major, received the award to support her research in “Acquisition and Analysis […]
Science on the Green was sponsored by the Oglethorpe physics, chemistry, and biology students and faculty, and was open to all fields of study. Held on the quad, the event featured a variety of demonstrations and activities, including human hamster balls, a potato launcher, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and dry ice noisemakers.
Omicron Delta Kappa is a 100-year-old national leadership honor society that recognizes: exemplary character; responsible leadership and service in campus or community life; superior scholarship; genuine fellowship; and, dedication to democratic ideals. This year, the following 19 Oglethorpe students, faculty and staff were tapped and will be inducted into ODK on December 2, prior to […]
“Hamilton’s America,” a documentary about the making of the groundbreaking musical “Hamilton,” aired a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve watched it five times, in part because I’m so proud of my amazing friend and college classmate Chris Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of George Washington in the show. But, […]
Oglethorpe’s Philip Weltner Library has established a new student research development fund to help students defray the costs related to conducting undergraduate research. Students may apply for funding to attend conferences, research-related equipment and project expenses, and logistical expenses incurred while researching and studying at other universities.
Jessica Handler, an award-winning author and professor at Oglethorpe, is putting her professional writing connections in Atlanta to use to help aspiring student writers. Broadleaf Writers Association, based in Decatur, Ga., offered a full scholarship—open only to Oglethorpe students—to attend their two-day annual writers conference in September and to receive a one-year association membership. Applicants were […]
Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education rank Oglethorpe among top universities in student success
The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual assessment of colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart in an effort to measure institutions’ “educational impact”. Their 2017 rankings of 1061 institutions worldwide place Oglethorpe University in the top 40%, and in the top 29% of U.S. […]
This summer, the Drs. Terry (Dr. Sarah Terry, assistant professor of English and Comparative Literature; and Dr. James Terry, lecturer in Modern Languages) had the privilege and pleasure of leading a tremendous group of students on a short-term study abroad trip to London and Dublin. These two-week study abroad trips are a longstanding part of […]
At the end of the spring semester, 13 picture books written by Oglethorpe students were delivered to children in Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, in which approximately one-third of the population lives below the international poverty line. “Books for Benin,” a global effort to supply books to that nation, was a project of the spring […]