CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, Atlanta arts leader Richard Garner to speak at Oglethorpe Commencement

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 …

100 Years on Peachtree: Oglethorpe’s Enduring Story of Persistence

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 …

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, …

OU Theatre Presents “By the Bog of Cats”

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!

Distinguished Guests on Campus for Turner Lynch Campus Center Opening Celebration

There was no shortage of distinguished guests on campus for the weekend of festivities celebrating the official opening of the new Turner Lynch Campus Center. Dialogue & Deliberation, a three-part lecture series on Thursday, October 24, featured national leaders in higher education, philanthropy, and business. Atlanta CEOs discuss “Closing the Gap,” addressing the economy and …

The NO Project Seminar on Human Trafficking Awareness at Oglethorpe

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 …

OU Museum of Art Fall 2013 Exhibitions

Life-long learners, students and art lovers should be sure to check out the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art’s three new exhibitions, now on view through December 8, 2013: Picasso, Braque, and Léger: 20th CENTURY MODERN MASTERS VICTOR HUGO: Selections from the Schlossberg Collection HADDON SUNDBLOM: Santa Paintings The 20th Century Modern Masters exhibition features more …

Camp Flix Rolls Out the Red Carpet at Oglethorpe

A one-of-a-kind in the Southeast, Camp Flix offers 11 to 17-year-olds the opportunity to learn more about the worlds of acting and filmmaking. This one-week premier movie camp, hosted on the Oglethorpe campus, is a stepping stone for young minds interested in dabbling in production or enhancing their skills and talents. Led by a group …