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Inspiring aspiring writers at Oglethorpe

Jessica Handler, an award-winning author and professor at Oglethorpe, is putting her professional writing connections in Atlanta to use to help aspiring student writers. Broadleaf Writers Association, based in Decatur, Ga., offered a full scholarship—open only to Oglethorpe students—to attend their two-day annual writers conference in September and to receive a one-year association membership. Applicants were […]

Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education rank Oglethorpe among top universities in student success

The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual assessment of colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart in an effort to measure institutions’ “educational impact”. Their 2017 rankings of 1061 institutions worldwide place Oglethorpe University in the top 40%, and in the top 29% of U.S. […]

Nonprofit Management Minor Now Available in the Evening

Oglethorpe’s Nonprofit Management minor will be offered in the Adult Degree Program for the first time in the Fall 2016 semester! Nonprofit organizations have an important, valuable role to play in the world today; they address difficult questions, take on tough challenges, and deliver life-changing services to those who need them most. If you’re a […]

Finish Your ITT Tech Degree at Oglethorpe University

Former ITT Tech students who have not finished their degree may be able to do so in the Adult Degree Program at Atlanta’s Oglethorpe University. Oglethorpe University is an affordable, private, liberal arts college with evening classes tailored toward the busy schedules of working adults. Oglethorpe offers several programs in the evening that may be […]

Oglethorpe’s President Schall to Teach Criminal Justice Course

Lawrence M. Schall, J.D., Ed.D., president of Oglethorpe University, will teach a criminal justice course in Oglethorpe’s Adult Degree Program during the fall 2016 semester. The course, Equal Justice?: The American Criminal Justice System, introduces the student to the concept and the reality of justice in America. It includes an introduction to case studies through current popularized cases […]

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 […]