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Class of 2021’s full-tuition merit scholarship winners announced

Scholarship Weekend, hosted in January 2017, brought its largest group of student-scholars in history to campus to compete for Oglethorpe’s full-tuition merit scholarships: the James Edward Oglethorpe Scholarship, the OU Theatre Scholarship, and the Civic Engagement Scholarship. “These students have excelled academically during their high school careers and have demonstrated both leadership and service in their […]

Call for Proposals: Annual Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium

Annual Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium Oglethorpe University April 26, 2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: LASS The 2017 LASS Committee invites proposals for participation in Oglethorpe University’s annual undergraduate research symposium. This year’s symposium will combine LASS + PRISM to showcase all of our undergraduate research across the curriculum. At this annual event, students present the […]

Fall 2016 Dean’s List recognizes students for outstanding academics

Congratulations to the 311 Oglethorpe students whose academic performance during the 2016 fall semester merited recognition on the Dean’s Academic Honors List! This list recognizes students who achieved at least a 3.50 term grade-point average, while earning 12 or more semester hours. “We are very proud of you!” wrote Provost & Vice President for Academic […]

Photos: Students present course-based research

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 […]

Chemistry scholar wins national undergraduate research award

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 […]

Photos: Science on the Green

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 taps 19 new members

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 […]

Don’t throw away your shot: “Hamilton” & the election

“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, […]

Inspiring aspiring writers at Oglethorpe

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 […]