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Spring 2017 Dean’s List Recognizes Academic Excellence

Congratulations to the 292 Oglethorpe students whose academic performance during the 2017 spring semester merited recognition on the Dean’s Academic Honors List! This list celebrates 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 […]

Commencement Awards Honor Scholarship, Leadership, Character

During Commencement, three awards are presented to members of the graduating class to recognize excellence in scholarship, leadership and character. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients! Katherine Carey ’17, an English and Comparative Literature major, and Kelly Jacobson ’17, a Chemistry and History major, received the esteemed James Edward Oglethorpe Award. This award is presented […]

Matt Huff Receives 2017 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award

Mr. Matt Huff, Associate Professor and Director of Theatre, received the 2017 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award. He was recognized at Oglethorpe University’s commencement ceremony on May 13 by last year’s recipient, Dr. Jay Lutz. Established in 1991, the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Awards annually honor an outstanding professor on selected member campuses of the Georgia […]

Kathy Le ’17: Discovering a Dedication to Service

“You know when you have that feeling, that intuition, that something just feels right? After taking a campus tour, I knew I was going to Oglethorpe.” Kathy Le ’17 felt a connection to OU from the very beginning, and after that campus visit, she began a three-year journey during which she learned about communication and […]

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 […]