The Urban Smash disc golf tournament at Oglethorpe University The inaugural Urban Smash is the first disc golf even held on the campus of Oglethorpe University. Ashley Collins and the Atlanta Women’s Disc Golf Club hosted the event, which raised funds for the Piedmont School of Atlanta. Ashley Collins spends her days grooming and maintaining […]
Biology department basketball games connect with students Oglethorpe University professors regularly play pickup basketball with students. This semester even featured a “Final” with prizes for the top finishers. The Oglethorpe Biology department began playing pickup “knockout,” a basketball shooting game, last year. What started as a way for professors to take to the gym turned into […]
Each week, a different Oglethorpe University student takes over the @oglethorpelife Instagram account. Here’s what 2016-2017 looked like through the eyes of our Petrels.
Sigmund a.k.a. Ziggy, a rescue dog turned therapy dog, joined the Counseling Center staff at Oglethorpe during the fall semester. He offers comfort and brings smiles wherever he goes!
Atlanta’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that nearly 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, and Atlanta is ranked fifth in the nation for estimated cases of AIDS. To expand prevention efforts, the U.S. Office of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the CDC, established the High-Impact HIV […]
Throughout March, Oglethorpe University celebrated Women’s History Month with a series of thought-provoking events and activities to highlight the contributions of women to history and female empowerment. You helped girls such as myself aspire to be the best in everything that we do – unafraid of society’s barriers on us due to our gender. That […]
The majority of Oglethorpe students make healthy decisions regarding alcohol, according to the 2016 Campus Climate Survey. However, characteristics of the unhealthier minority point to a higher likelihood that those students are male, and either athletes or Greek. With this in mind, the Interfraternity Council (IFC), comprised of three social Greek organizations, hosted an event to […]
One of our university’s beloved traditions, Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates our university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe, with the “Petrels of Fire” race on the quad and an esteemed guest speaker on campus. This year, we welcomed Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta and founder of the […]
A beloved tradition, Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates our university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe, with the spirited “Petrels of Fire” race on the quad, an esteemed guest speaker, and other Oglethorpe-related activities throughout the day. This year, on Wednesday, February 8, we welcome speaker Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. From […]
What better way to relieve end-of-semester stress than some good old-fashioned stress relieving fun? This year’s stress free zone, sponsored by the OU Counseling Center, included yard games, arts and crafts, henna tattoos, and most importantly, PUPPIES!