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Walking and Writing London and Dublin

This summer, the Drs. Terry (Dr. Sarah Terry, assistant professor of English and Comparative Literature; and Dr. James Terry, lecturer in Modern Languages) had the privilege and pleasure of leading a tremendous group of students on a short-term study abroad trip to London and Dublin. These two-week study abroad trips are a longstanding part of […]

Oglethorpe Ranked Among Best Colleges for Economics Majors in Georgia

Career website Zippia recently published its rankings for the top colleges in Georgia for economics majors. Oglethorpe University was ranked among the top three institutions in the state with the best opportunities for economics graduates. “Oglethorpe grads command the highest salaries once they leave the economics department for their first jobs,” Zippia cites in its top 10 […]

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 […]

Why I Was Wrong About Liberal-Arts Majors – The Wall Street Journal blog

https://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2016/06/01/why-i-was-wrong-about-liberal-arts-majors/ By David Kalt David Kalt is the founder of Reverb.com, a marketplace for musical instruments and gear, and the owner of the Chicago Music Exchange, a vintage guitar store in Chicago. He also co-founded and was the former CEO of online broker optionsXpress. As the demand for quality computer programmers and engineers increases, conventional […]

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 […]

New Minor and Courses Coming to the ADP in 2016

Check out these courses that will be offered in the Adult Degree Program in the 2016 summer and fall semesters! Summer 2016 Forensic Psychology (PSY 290) Monday/Wednesday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Prerequisite: PSY 101 This course can serve as an elective for both degrees offered in the ADP. This course will review the application of clinical and abnormal psychology […]