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 …

“Oglethorpe Idol” Turns Journalist

Alumnus Matt Claiborne ’11 is, in the words of Janet Wood ’13, an “Oglethorpe idol.” “Matt has been one of my biggest inspirations in my Oglethorpe career,” said Janet, “both while he was still a student with his mentorship and friendship, and now (with) his successes as an alumnus. He is proof that an Oglethorpe education can really …

Pursuit of Passion: Musical Performances at Oglethorpe

Dr. W. Irwin Ray, director of musical activities, shines as a source of inspiration for his students. His love for the arts is evident, and he hopes to instill in his students a similar passion. “I think everyone needs to figure out what they love daily,” he says. “If you’re passionate about doing something, you will do …

Hawaii: A Living Classroom for Biology Students

Hawaii is home to some of the rarest flora and fauna in the world, and a trip there can be as exciting as it is eye-opening. “It has everything,” said Dona Kioseff ’14. “Waterfalls, rainforests, coral reefs… but the native species in Hawaii are going fast, and it’s a fight to keep them alive. “ Over winter …

Omicron Delta Kappa Taps 2012 Inductees, Launches Fundraising Campaign

As the holiday season approaches, your thoughts may turn to buying gifts, decorating your homes, or celebrating break with family and friends.   But for me, one thing comes to mind before any thoughts of winter vacation: there is a pig raring to be kissed, and some of you may see me kiss him. Boar’s Head is an annual OU …

Night of the Arts: A Masterpiece

As an editor of The Tower literary magazine, I would normally hesitate in writing about Night of the Arts.  As much as I love the event, there is the possibility that my praises are biased. But this year, my “bias” seems to be shared by the OU community at large. NOA, as we’ve started calling …

A Front Row Seat for Civil Rights Debates

Some time ago, an aide to Todd Gaziano, one of the eight members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, contacted me about serving on the Commission’s Georgia Advisory Committee. I couldn’t say no; the opportunity was too interesting. Well, since the beginning of the year, I’ve had two opportunities to see just how interesting …