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. …

Class Project Reflected in German Calendar Design

During the fall 2013 semester, Professor Matthaeus Ochmann’s German class was assigned a project to keep a personal vocabulary development journal. As part of the assignment, junior Christie Pearce composed a list of 50 German words that are interchangeable in English and do not have an English equivalent, such as “diesel” and “kindergarten.” Intrigued, the …

Dr. Glenn Sharfman Named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oglethorpe University

Following a nationwide search, Oglethorpe University selected Dr. Glenn Sharfman as its new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Sharfman comes to Oglethorpe from Manchester University (North Manchester, Ind.), where he has been Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of History since 2005. As the chief academic officer of Oglethorpe …

Sophomore’s Photography Exhibit First Step in Dream Career

In fall 2013, I was lucky to have my photography exhibited at Land of A Thousand Hills coffee shop in Roswell, Ga. I got the opportunity by emailing them a few samples of my work, and they loved them! My photos were exhibited the next month and the opening night was one of the proudest …

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!

OU Professors Talk Aliens with History Channel

It was an unusual assignment. Oglethorpe’s Dr. John Orme, professor of politics and division chair, and Dr. John Cramer, professor of physics, recently appeared in the H2 channel’s series Target Earth. The show explores topics such as infrastructure, natural resources, and engineering, but with a sci-fi twist: how would aliens view our planet if they …

OU Museum of Art: “An Academic Treasure Trove”

I have always loved Japanese art. So, when I learned that my Asian Politics class was attending the OU Museum of Art’s Japanese art exhibition as part of learning about Japanese history and culture—I freaked. Two things I love had come together: learning and art. Both my class, taught by Dr. Stephen Herschler, and Dr. …