‘Momentum’ Grows from Study Abroad

A short term study abroad trip to Greece in June 2013 was led by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, assistant professor of art history, and Professor Alan Loehle, associate professor of art.  Here’s one student’s perspective: After seven hotels, five ferry rides, four chartered buses, a few terrifying cab rides, a couple donkey rides up some cliffs, and a cable car …

An Odyssey of Learning

Reading the Odyssey, I never thought I would experience an adventure even remotely similar to the wondrous events of the heroic epic. However, this summer in Greece, I was proven wrong. The short term study abroad trip turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime with rewarding knowledge and marvel around every corner. From …

OU Students Abroad: “They are Spartans”

Dr. Jeffrey Collins, assistant professor of art history, and Professor Alan Loehle, associated professor of art, led a short term study abroad trip to Greece. We have returned from an extraordinary odyssey across hundreds of miles of Aegean sea, islands, Santorini volcanoes, mountains, and endless olive and oleander. Our OU students stood before the sunlit ruins of …

LEAD Ecuador Beckons OU Students

More than 130 students from 30 universities are traveling to Ecuador, Greece and Cape Town, South Africa this summer with the official launch of Oglethorpe’s partnership with LeadAbroad. Each will participate in LeadAbroad’s unique LEAD study abroad experience, which connects leadership, service-learning curriculum, adventure and local culture to help students better understand their role in …

Oglethorpe Alumni Excel in the Medical Illustration Field

Are you a biology major with an artistic touch, or an art major with an appreciation for science? Did you know about the career of medical illustration? Within the last decade, several Oglethorpe students have chosen to pursue this challenging career—and the rewards have been well worth the hard work. Nobles Green ’03, an award-winning …

Oglethorpe’s Honors Program: A Worthwhile Challenge

As Commencement approaches, there is something I can’t stop thinking about: the moment when I will walk on stage and be “hooded” in front of hundreds of spectators. This simple act signifies and rewards numerous hours of research, writing and editing, all done in the name of a thesis for the Honors Program. In spite …

Dr. Lynn Guhde Receives Vulcan Materials Company Award for Teaching Excellence & Leadership

Dr. Lynn Guhde, associate professor of business administration, was honored with the Vulcan Materials Company’s Teaching Excellence Award at Oglethorpe University’s annual honors and awards ceremony on April 12, 2013. 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 …

The CORE at Work: Oglethorpe Students Present at International Conference

During the high school scramble to find a college, I found myself drawn to Oglethorpe for three reasons: it looked like Hogwarts, it was obsessed with community service, and it offered the Core curriculum. The Core, which strives to enrich student experiences with a challenging, cross-disciplinary education, has led to some amazing opportunities for students. …

New Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research Showcases Students’ Work

Like most college seniors—whether they’re budding writers, scientists, researchers, economists, artists, etc.—I want people to read and see my work, to ask questions, to challenge it. In other words, I want to be published. Thanks to Oglethorpe, I now have that chance. The new Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research is a scholarly, peer-reviewed publication that promotes undergraduate …