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Video: Urban Smash brings disc golf to campus

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 […]

Inspiring aspiring writers at Oglethorpe

Jessica Handler, an award-winning author and professor at Oglethorpe, is putting her professional writing connections in Atlanta to use to help aspiring student writers. Broadleaf Writers Association, based in Decatur, Ga., offered a full scholarship—open only to Oglethorpe students—to attend their two-day annual writers conference in September and to receive a one-year association membership. Applicants were […]

Sen. Johnny Isakson speaks at Oglethorpe, opens Comerford Collection exhibition

Oglethorpe welcomed Senator Johnny Isakson (GA-R) to campus for an event that celebrated national Constitution Day and connected our political past, present, and future. Senator Isakson spoke on the topic of foreign policy and officially opened the permanent exhibition of the John and Camilla Comerford Collection: Political Memorabilia (1933-2012) in the Weltner Library. The collection, donated by James and Camilla […]

Oglethorpe Day 2016

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 Day 2014 Welcomes Arthur Blank & Freddie the Atlanta Falcon

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 Crossing Over of Art & Science”

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, […]