Student Awarded Full Scholarship to Study Abroad in Japan

Jordan K. Michels ’17 has been awarded a full tuition scholarship by the Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America to study abroad at J.F. Oberlin University’s Reconnaissance Japan Program, designed for exchange students from overseas partner institutions who wish to learn about Japan and experience it firsthand. While in the program during the spring 2016 semester, Jordan will study Japanese …

A Working Holiday in the Andes: Oglethorpe & the Liberal Arts in Ecuador

While most of my colleagues and students were devouring turkey and dressing for the Thanksgiving holiday, I was killing multiple birds (figuratively speaking) with one stone in the land of the condor, that treasured, colorful and fascinating Andean nation: Ecuador. The “multiple birds” were projects that aligned themselves ever so smoothly during my brief five-day …

Oglethorpe Grad’s Internship Research Featured in The New York Times

John Yager ’15,  an Oglethorpe graduate who majored in international studies, recently saw his internship research—relevant to current world events—published in one of the world’s top newspapers. While an intern at The Carter Center in Atlanta, John was a part of its Conflict Resolution Program’s Syria Conflict Mapping Project, founded in 2012, which analyzes open …

Freshman Gets “A Closer Look” at Future Career

Until about two years ago, I never thought about my future or what I wanted to major in when I got to college. Right before my sophomore year in high school I found an internship with a public relations company and I began to think that the communications industry is where I am supposed to …

Freshman Honors Class Puts Theory to Practice at Gables Construction Site

Dr. Jeffrey Collins and Dr. Humayun Kabir recently held their freshman honors sustainability class in a different kind of classroom—the construction site for Gables Brookhaven, a new on-campus apartment community opening in fall 2015. The course immerses students, from all majors, in the field of sustainable living—in buildings, in future homes they will build, and on …

Senior Class President’s “Shady” Business Promises Bright Future

Alex Attebery ’16, a biopsychology major and business minor, just launched his own sunglasses business, Woah! Shades. In addition to being senior class president, president of his fraternity Delta Sigma Phi, and carrying a full class load, Alex has been working behind-the-scenes for more than two years to set up his business. Woah! Shades offers all-natural, hand-crafted wooden glasses that …

Future in Focus for Photography Student Entrepreneur

Caitlin Tabilog ’18, an individually planned major in graphic design, is already developing into quite an entrepreneur. A member of the Oglethorpe Women’s Varsity Soccer team, Caitlin has been building her own photography business since she was a senior in high school, first finding her place behind the camera while photographing friends, and then quickly expanding to professional …

Why I Spent September 11th at an Iraqi Refugee Camp

I am a millennial. I am the generation that is accused of laziness while simultaneously being praised for innovation and change. At Oglethorpe I am taught to “make a life, make a living, make a difference.” I never took those words to heart until I moved to Brussels, Belgium, to study for five months. Little did …