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Confessions of a Communications Major

My name is Christie Pearce. I am a communications major and I love what I do. Man, does it feel good to get that off of my chest. The modern economically-minded person might believe that students enroll in liberal arts colleges because we do not want to be trained in what is really important: medicine and […]

Oglethorpe Wins Four MarCom Awards for Communications

Oglethorpe’s University Communications received top honors recently, winning four 2013 MarCom Awards, which recognize creative work that achieves a high level of excellence and sets a benchmark for other industries in the field. Oglethorpe’s top awards were the first place Platinum Award for the Oglethorpe University Carillon magazine, Spring 2013 edition and the Gold Award […]

Gates Millennium Scholar Selects Oglethorpe

Oglethorpe freshman Lila Siwakoti ’17 says that he’s thankful for many things. He should also be very proud of his accomplishments. Lila was born in a refugee camp in Nepal and immigrated to the U.S. in 2009, thanks to a sponsorship from the International Rescue Committee. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, […]

Project GRAD Atlanta and Oglethorpe Partner to Promote Education

High school graduation rates in Georgia have been on the rise in recent years, but the metro-Atlanta area continues to struggle. Students are often pressed by poverty, difficult family life and other discouraging situations that tend to take precedence over education in their lives. Project GRAD Atlanta, which was developed in 2000, was created to […]

Sophomore Embraces Risk and Reward at Oglethorpe

If you looked at the list of colleges I considered going to, Oglethorpe was number eight…out of a list of eight that included St. John’s University, Gonzaga University, Wabash College, Guilford College and Earlham College. I chose to come to Oglethorpe because of its proximity to Atlanta and its small classes. And, living up to […]

Oglethorpe Helps Veterans Transition to College

“Challenges of Going from the War Zone to the Classroom”, a recent story on NPR News, addressed the challenges faced by former service members as they transition from military life to college life. Oglethorpe University is proud to be named to the 2013 list of Top Military Friendly Schools and to be a Yellow Ribbon […]

Oglethorpe Named to 2013 List of Top Military Friendly Schools

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Oglethorpe University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses […]

Incoming Freshmen Issued Passport to College Life

The university’s annual OU Passport summer orientation event held recently on campus gave incoming freshmen a taste of what their new and exciting college lives will be like this fall!  The new Petrels met with their academic advisors to register for their first college classes and received a warm welcome and academic advice from  Provost Denise von Herrmann. A 21st century version of […]