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First-Year Seminar Class Has “Eyes on Africa”

In October of 2010, as part of their “Eyes on Africa” seminar, 14 first-year students flew to New York for a one-day excursion. Their learning trip included a visit to the African Burial Ground National Monument and tickets to Fela!, a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on the life of legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.

Halloween “More than a Party” at Oglethorpe

On October 31, 2010, just before dark, car loads of costumed Oglethorpe students headed out into local neighborhoods and go door-to-door for a different kind of trick-or-treating.  Instead of collecting candy, these Petrels will gather canned foods from neighborhood families to donate to those in need.These students are part of an organized effort called Hallow’s Eve Diversion, a […]

OU’s Christopher Huff ’12: Award-winning Youth Advocate

“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve….” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Christopher explains his motivation for starting Operation Uplift… It wasn’t long ago that Oglethorpe junior Christopher Huff ’12 took the words of Dr. King, one of his role models, to heart and created Operation Uplift, a service program for disadvantaged youth in his community. As a […]

OktoberFest Brings National Music Act to Oglethorpe Quad

The Grammy Award-nominated Shiny Toy Guns played the Oglethorpe quad at OU Radio’s inaugural OktoberFest in 2010. Oglethorpe  students and their guests were treated to a spread of German-themed food and drink as they enjoyed a great line-up of musical acts.  In addition to Shiny Toy Guns, they rocked out to guitarist Wesley Cook and Atlanta’s own Almost Legendary.

Battle of Bloody Marsh: An Oglethorpe Tradition Continues

We here at the OU Blog got to document Battle of the Bloody Marsh, the traditional faculty/staff v. students tug of war battle, in the fall of 2010. The students put up a tough fight, but that year, the faculty was the victor. After only seconds of pulling, the students looked to be carrying over their […]

“Willkommen in unserer Bäckerei” (Welcome to OUr Bakery)

Nearly 40 students got a taste of one of Germany’s most famous cultural and culinary offerings—die deutsche Bäckerei (the German bakery). Courtesy of Florian Siedlarek, visiting professor of German, students enjoyed two nights of socializing while baking some of Germany’s signature treats and learning more about the country’s culture. “I was surprised at how many students were interested in baking,” said […]

Hands on Atlanta Day: 168 Hands for Success

Oglethorpe University’s Center for Civic Engagement offered students and parents the opportunity to participate in Hands on Atlanta Day 2010, a volunteer effort that reached out to four different nonprofit organizations. Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Lynwood Park Recreation Center, Open Hand, and Making a Way Housing saw a cumulative 441 hours from the 168 hands […]

Petrel Partners + Petrel Pass = Savings for yOU

Oglethorpe University recently introduced its Petrel Partners program, a partnership with local businesses who have agreed to offer discounts on food, beverages, and services to Oglethorpe students, faculty and staff with a valid Petrel Pass. The area businesses are offering as much as a 20% discount off regular prices. Just look for the black Petrel Partners decal in the window of […]

OU’s “Career Takeout” Delivers

With the OU campus already abuzz with Parents Weekend 2010, the stage was set for the inaugural Career Takeout Lunch and Learn, an alumni panel discussion about careers in English and Communications and Rhetoric Studies. Over 70 alumni, students, faculty and staff attended, a vivid conversation quickly began. Oglethorpe students displayed their bright, inquisitive minds with relevant questions related to social media, internships, career […]