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Alumnus John Burke ’11 nominated for Grammy Award

Congratulations to pianist and composer John Burke ’11, nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best New Age Album for his 2016 release “Orogen”! Since graduation, John has released six albums: four solo piano albums, a collaborative work featuring piano, flute and spoken word; and, a soundtrack to accompany a production of “A Streetcar Named […]

Play directed by OU professor wins Alliance Theatre grant

A play, under the development and direction of Matt Huff, associate professor of theatre, was selected to receive an Alliance Theatre Reiser Artists Lab Grant for 2016-17. Currently titled Idi Amin, America, and a Bar of Soap, the one-man show is based on the life of Derreck Kayongo, who also is the performer in the production. Born in […]

Lights, Camera, Oglethorpe!

Georgia’s thriving film industry impacts Oglethorpe’s bottom line, student opportunities. As one of the only campuses in Atlanta to feature unique masonry and Gothic architectural style, Oglethorpe attracts film location scouts seeking a historic and grand setting. Producers find an easy-access location in one of the most film-friendly cities and states. In 2015 alone, Oglethorpe […]

Professor Jessica Handler interviewed on GPB’s “Two Way Street”

Atlanta author and Oglethorpe professor Jessica Handler was interviewed on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Two Way Street,” a radio show that features long-form conversations with authors, artists, chefs, scientists and other creative people who have fascinating stories to tell. Host and producer Bill Nigut talked with Professor Handler about her two books, both of which both deal […]

Oglethorpe Hosts Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies Graduate Students

For two weeks in June, Oglethorpe hosted a group of Museum Studies graduate students from Johns Hopkins University. Led by Oglethorpe professor Dr. Jeffrey Collins, the students were in Atlanta to complete an intensive seminar, “Some-things: Objects as Social, Spiritual, and Historical Constructs,” as part of their final graduate program requirements. Dr. Collins has been […]

“Nuido, The Way of Embroidery” Exhibits Student, Faculty, Staff Collaboration

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art’s spring exhibition, Nuido, The Way of Embroidery, is presented in partnership with metro Atlanta’s Japanese Embroidery Center (JEC), and has offered opportunities for Oglethorpe students and faculty to collaborate with staff on the exhibit and the accompanying lecture series. Works on display include wall hangings, obis, kimonos, and other beautifully embroidered objects, all […]

Freshman Theatre Majors Take the Stage

Freshmen theatre majors Alex Oakley and Gillian Rabin, both recipients of Oglethorpe’s full tuition theatre scholarships, are already finding their spotlight in Oglethorpe’s fall production. Reefer Madness, which continues to “light up” the stage at Conant Performing Arts Center through this weekend, is a dark comedy satire musical based on the real life 1930s anti-drug […]

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 […]

Art History & Biology Majors Lend Expertise to Audubon Exhibit

At a small liberal arts university like Oglethorpe, students have opportunities they may not get elsewhere. In this case, it was the chance for a biology student and an art history graduate to impact a public art exhibition. Holly Bostick ’15 and Jessie Gregerson ’16 were enlisted by the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art to assist […]