With the 2016 U.S. presidential election fast approaching, we see bumper stickers proudly pasted on cars, signs popping up in yards, and political ads proliferating various media outlets. Their immediate purpose, of course, is to rally support and show allegiances, and for candidates to communicate their message and vision. But, these items remain relevant long after […]
This annual tradition honors our university’s namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. Held in February, Oglethorpe Day commemorates the anniversary of General Oglethorpe’s arrival to the new world in Savannah, Ga. Learn more at oglethorpe.edu/oglethorpeday
The 2015 Oglethorpe University commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. on the academic quadrangle of campus. Oglethorpe President Lawrence M. Schall and Board of Trustees Chair Ceree Eberly, Chief People Officer at The Coca-Cola Company, will preside over the commencement ceremony for approximately 170 graduates. During the ceremony, Oglethorpe […]
It has been said that Oglethorpe University died at Gettysburg. When all the young scholars went off to war, faculty were dispersed, the endowment invested in Confederate bonds, and the buildings used as barracks and hospitals and later burned, Old Oglethorpe in Midway, Georgia, was no more. Nescit Cedere! Oglethorpe and its supporters did not […]
It’s likely that few of us realize how lucky we are to be able to go to school, drink our coffee in the morning, make plans for weekends, work, and dream of our future. In Guatemala, however, more than half of the population lives below the poverty line and many children, especially those from indigenous […]
Oglethorpe Day, one of the university’s most cherished annual traditions, honors our namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. Usually held in February, Oglethorpe Day commemorates the anniversary of General Oglethorpe’s arrival in the new world in Savannah, Ga. In 2014, the scheduled Oglethorpe Day was snowed out, so the festivities were rescheduled for a bright and sunny […]
The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art opens two new exhibitions this weekend: OPTIC CHIASM: The Crossing Over of Art & Science, presented in partnership with the inaugural Atlanta Science Festival, and BLIND/SIGHT: Conversations with the Visually Inspired. OPTIC CHIASM explores the art of vision and science of sight, and includes art by Irene K. Miller, […]
Oglethorpe Theatre will present “By the Bog of Cats”, an Irish retelling of the Greek Tragedy “Medea”, on November 21-23, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Conant Performing Arts Center. Watch this video to find out more and to check out student cast members’ Irish accents!
Oglethorpe University will host a seminar by The NO Project, a global anti-slavery public awareness initiative that focuses on the demand for human trafficking and educates through music, the arts, film, dance and social media. The free event will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Conant Performing Arts Center and is […]
11 ALIVE’s morning show broadcast live from the Oglethorpe University quad bright and early on August 30, 2013. Students, staff and faculty showed off their Petrel pride. Even Petey managed to be an early bird and join in the fun!