Presidents’ Dinner Recognizes Student Leadership

On January 26, President Larry Schall hosted the first annual Presidents’ Leadership Dinner in collaboration with Senior Class President Alex Attebery ’16. The event, held in the Turner Lynch Campus Center, was attended by more than 80 Oglethorpe student leaders, faculty and staff members and was organized to recognize exceptional leadership within the student body. Oglethorpe Board Chair Ceree Eberly, …

OUTlet Supports a New “Genderation”

OUTlet is a student-led campus organization with a visible and accessible network of support for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex. OUTlet helps to create an ongoing educational experience between its members and the larger Oglethorpe community by actively exploring cultural identities, values, and stereotypes. Throughout the year, OUTlet provides …

Oglethorpe Welcomes 400 New Students, Record Freshman Class

In fall 2015, Oglethorpe University welcomed more than 400 new students, including a record freshman class of 322 students. This represents a 16+ percent growth over last year’s freshman class. New Oglethorpe students hail from 21 states and 15 countries; 24 are international students and an additional 13 are exchange students. Within the Class of 2019, …

Porsche Care Network Awards Grants to Three Student Groups

Congratulations to three Oglethorpe student groups who came in first with Porsche! In 2015, three Oglethorpe student organizations were awarded a total of $1500 (of the $5,000 available) from the Porsche Care Network, the community service organization of Porsche Cars North America, headquartered in Atlanta.  Environmentally Conscious Oglethorpe Students (ECOS), Heifer International, and the Outdoors Club, …

Oglethorpe Filmmakers Compete for $10,000 National Prize

A team of Oglethorpe University student filmmakers was selected to advance to the final round of the Campus Movie Fest (CMF) Fan Choice Award, presented by Western Digital. The team will be among a group of the best student-created films nationwide, competing for a chance to win $10,000. Nearly 500 movies from 11 colleges were in competition within …

Students Uncover Long-Lost Elephant Bones on Campus

This week, as Oglethorpe students were digging beds for a community garden, a student’s shovel hit what was, at first, believed to be a rock. However, upon removal and closer examination, it was revealed to be a bone. And, not just any bone, a colossal ELEPHANT bone! Yes, students have found the remains of the infamous elephant of …

Einstein Makes an Appearance at Oglethorpe

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of our campus, Oglethorpe University has put one of its rare treasures on display: Albert Einstein’s handwritten manuscript, “The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity,” on view through April 30, 2015 in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA). The manuscript, penned in 1920, was written by Einstein …