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New 2016-17 Full-time Faculty Announced

Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced eight new full-time faculty starting this fall. Below are the faculty members who will either be new to the Oglethorpe community, or will be returning but in a different capacity. “I thank all of you who were instrumental in recruiting them and know they will […]

Graduate’s ‘Moment in the Sun’ Worth the Wait

Ahissa Branson ’16, a recent graduate of Oglethorpe’s Adult Degree Program, had extra reasons to celebrate earning her degree. Selected to speak on behalf of non-traditional students at the 2016 commencement ceremony, Ahissa shared her triumphant story of returning to college and finally earning her bachelor’s degree in History, despite the challenges of home-schooling her three […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Under the Microscope: Mounica Kota ’16

Graduating senior Mounica Kota ’16 has made the most of her time at Oglethorpe. Here’s a glimpse at some of her experiences: Tailored Academics. Mounica’s passion for environmental science and desire to pursue specific topics, such as sustainability and conservation, more deeply than a standard biology major, prompted her to work with her faculty advisor, Dr. Roarke Donnelly, to […]

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 […]