National Center for Civil & Human Rights CEO Derreck Kayongo to Speak at 2016 Commencement

The 2016 Oglethorpe University Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. on the academic quadrangle of the campus. Oglethorpe President Lawrence M. Schall and Board of Trustees Chair Ceree Eberly, chief people officer at The Coca-Cola Company, will preside over the commencement ceremony for approximately 200 graduates. During the ceremony, …

Mark Moskowitz ’82 Shares Perspectives with Israeli-Palestinian History Class

Mark Moskowitz ’82 has served as southern regional director of the Anti-Defamation League since 2014 and has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. But yesterday, he found himself back in an Oglethorpe classroom. Moskowitz, who majored in political science at Oglethorpe, offered his expertise and perspective with students enrolled in the class “The History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” …

Oglethorpe University Announces Fall 2015 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 2015 fall semester, the academic performance of 289 students merited recognition on the dean’s list. “Congratulations on your excellent performance this past semester!” wrote Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Glenn …

Oglethorpe Classes Take Learning on the Road

Last semester, numerous classes stepped outside the classroom to take advantage of some of the experiential learning opportunities Atlanta has to offer. Here’s a sample! Professor Natalie Delia Deckard and her “Introduction to Sociology and Power and Politics” classes toured Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights. “Oglethorpe’s sociology classes give students the power to …

Student Awarded Full Scholarship to Study Abroad in Japan

Jordan K. Michels ’17 has been awarded a full tuition scholarship by the Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America to study abroad at J.F. Oberlin University’s Reconnaissance Japan Program, designed for exchange students from overseas partner institutions who wish to learn about Japan and experience it firsthand. While in the program during the spring 2016 semester, Jordan will study Japanese …

Freshman Honors Class Puts Theory to Practice at Gables Construction Site

Dr. Jeffrey Collins and Dr. Humayun Kabir recently held their freshman honors sustainability class in a different kind of classroom—the construction site for Gables Brookhaven, a new on-campus apartment community opening in fall 2015. The course immerses students, from all majors, in the field of sustainable living—in buildings, in future homes they will build, and on …

Future in Focus for Photography Student Entrepreneur

Caitlin Tabilog ’18, an individually planned major in graphic design, is already developing into quite an entrepreneur. A member of the Oglethorpe Women’s Varsity Soccer team, Caitlin has been building her own photography business since she was a senior in high school, first finding her place behind the camera while photographing friends, and then quickly expanding to professional …

U.S. News & World Report: Oglethorpe Among Best National Liberal Arts Colleges

Once again, Oglethorpe University was named to a list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges—this time in U.S. News & World Report‘s 2016 rankings. Universities nationwide are rated annually by U.S. News on the strength and quality of academic programs, in an effort to help prospective students and their families evaluate their higher education choices. The …