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Video: Entrepreneurship course nurtures future innovators

Did you know that an impressive number of current Oglethorpe students are entrepreneurs? Here are a few: Ryan Maguire ’19 is the founder and sole proprietor of The Tea Cellar that sells fine teas. Jonathan Allen ’19 is the creator and CEO of Gauge, a research platform that lets companies test and obtain feedback on new […]

What a Worm Is Worth

How an innovative undergraduate research partnership is benefiting Oglethorpe, Emory and Alzheimer’s research. When Oglethorpe’s Dr. Karen Schmeichel and Emory University’s Dr. David Katz came up with the idea for a research partnership between the two institutions, they envisioned an opportunity for Oglethorpe students to conduct hands-on research and gain experience in the lab. They […]

Photos & Videos: 2017 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium in review

The Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium  brings together the university community in a day-long celebration of exemplary analytic and creative work produced by Oglethorpe students during the academic year. The day began with a PRISM (Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics) and Study Abroad poster session, where students presented their class-based and independent research projects. Keynote […]

Case study competition tests students’ accounting skills

Junior and senior Accounting students had the chance to practice their skills in Oglethorpe’s first Intermediate Accounting II Case Competition, held on campus in April. “More than ever before, accounting students need to find ways to stand out in the marketplace and demonstrate their ability to do more than crunch numbers,” said assistant professor of accounting Dr. Floran […]

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 […]