Dr. W. Irwin Ray, Jr. Receives Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. W. Irwin Ray, Jr., senior lecturer in music and director of music, was honored with the 2015 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award at Oglethorpe University’s commencement ceremony in May. Established in 1991, the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Awards annually honor an outstanding professor on selected member campuses of the Georgia Independent College Association. The …

Oglethorpe Professor Named to “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire”

Congratulations to Dr. Reshmi Hebbar, assistant professor of English at Oglethorpe, who was named to NerdScholar’s 2015 list of “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire”. She is among professors from across the country recognized for the positive impact they have made on their students. Honorees were selected based on their ability to captivate and engage …

Einstein Makes an Appearance at Oglethorpe

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of our campus, Oglethorpe University has put one of its rare treasures on display: Albert Einstein’s handwritten manuscript, “The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity,” on view through April 30, 2015 in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA). The manuscript, penned in 1920, was written by Einstein …

Exploring Cultural Crossroads in the Middle East

He could be happy to simply consider himself to be an established expert in international affairs. But, for politics professor Dr. Stephen Herschler, no amount of “book knowledge” can substitute for immersive experiences when learning about a culture or society. He easily “walks the talk,” engaging in the same real-world learning he encourages his students to …

Psychology Team Dives In to Study the Benefits of SCUBA

Dr. John Carton, psychology professor and chair of the Behavioral Sciences division at Oglethorpe, recently led an a innovative research project to investigate the psychological benefits of SCUBA training for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments. He partnered with LifeWaters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping spinal cord injured patients and disabled …

Civic Literacy & Civic Engagement | Library of Law & Liberty

http://www.libertylawsite.org/2014/10/03/civic-literacy-and-civic-engagement/ Originally delivered as a speech by Dr. Joe Knippenberg, professor of politics, at Oglethorpe University in observance of Constitution Day 2014. Though Constitution Day has come and gone (it was September 17), it may still be appropriate to honor the enactment of our Founding charter by looking into the question of “civic literacy” and …

Dr. Michael Rulison Receives Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Michael Rulison, professor of physics, was honored with the 2014 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award at Oglethorpe University’s commencement ceremony. Established in 1991, the “Vulcan Teaching Excellence Awards” annually honor an outstanding professor on selected member campuses of the Georgia Independent College Association. The award is presented to a member of the faculty …

Dr. Justin Wise Receives Award for Meritorious Teaching

Dr. Justin Wise, assistant professor of psychology, received the 2014 Lu Thomasson Garrett Award for Meritorious Teaching. The award was established in 1994 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. David (Lu Thomasson) Garrett. The late Mrs. Garrett was a 1952 Oglethorpe graduate, an honorary degree recipient, and member emerita of the Board of Trustees. …