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Congratulations to the 2017 Honors & Awards recipients!

The annual Honors & Awards Convocation recognizes those who have excelled in academics and community service and engagement at Oglethorpe during the academic year. Congratulations to the following 2017 awards recipients: OUTSTANDING SENIOR IN STUDIO ART Abigail Kreisinger ART HISTORY AWARD Larissa Randall VALINE MUSIC PRIZE Katherine Carey UNIVERSITY SINGER OF THE YEAR Karl Dickey […]

Bluebird Livestream on Campus

Did you know Oglethorpe has a live bluebird camera? Check it out, there may be some bluebird babies on the way! The bluebird livestream evolved out of a special projects assignment by two Oglethorpe students, Andrew Davenport ’12 and Sandy Vuong ’12, who teamed up to investigate the behavior of Eastern bluebirds for their Urban Ecology class, taught by Dr. Roarke Donnelly, associate professor […]

Sigma Zeta inducts 7 new members

Congratulations to the newest inductees into the Oglethorpe chapter of Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society: Delaney Abood Yasmin Anderson  Kayla Matta Arman Niknafs Karina Pinal Iris Ponce Ashlee Tolbert Kelly Jacobson ’17 is chapter president and Dr. Mariel Meier, assistant professor of physics, serves as their advisor. Sigma Zeta is a national undergraduate honor […]

Leading Immigration Experts Talk Policy, the Constitution

This semester, Oglethorpe’s Academic Affairs hosted “Coffee and Conversations,” a four-part lecture series on topics relevant to current events, including immigration law and policy, the science and policy of global climate change, and the “legitimate parallels and silly comparisons” between Trump and fascism. For the final lecture, Oglethorpe welcomed attorneys Charles H. Kuck, managing partner […]

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 […]

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.

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, […]