Oglethorpe President Published in Huffington iPad Magazine

President Schall’s personal blog post was published in a recent edition of Huffington, a new iPad magazine produced by The Huffington Post. Dr. Schall first posted the article on his personal blog, My Own Stormy Petrel Words, reflecting on the question “why do people cheat” in response to the news of a data reporting scandal at Emory University. He says that cheating starts because people are …

Part IV: “Learning experiences at Oglethorpe came full circle” in Italy

This summer’s short term, for-credit trip to Italy made an enormous impact on the students who participated. Following up on the original post by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, we now hear from three of those students, in their own words.  [Part II]  [Part III] I didn’t think after my transfer to Oglethorpe I would have time to go abroad. Thinking …

Part III: Oglethorpe professors help history come alive in Italy

This summer’s short term, for-credit trip to Italy made an enormous impact on the students who participated. Following up on the original post by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, we now hear from three of those students, in their own words.   [Part II]  [Part IV] Earlier this summer, I boarded a plane to Italy with a group of Oglethorpe students, …

Part II: Italy was “life-changing” for Oglethorpe student

This summer’s short term, for-credit trip to Italy made an enormous impact on the students who participated. Following up on the original post by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, we now hear from three of those students, in their own words.   [Part III]  [Part IV] When people ask me “how was Italy?” I simply respond with “amazing”. The fact …

Oglethorpe Students Discover “La Dolce Vita” in Italy

A group of Oglethorpe University students and professors recently returned from a short term, for credit academic study abroad trip to Florence and Rome, Italy. Here, Dr. Jeffrey Collins shares some of their life changing experiences, accompanied by photos courtesy of student Robert Findley. I could not begin to describe this extraordinary trip, Oglethorpe’s tenth to Italy. Perfect May-like weather throughout, …

Remembering FDR’s Commencement Speech at Oglethorpe

On May 22, 1932, then New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt received a Doctor of Laws honorary degree from Oglethorpe University at the commencement ceremony held at the Fox Theatre. He gave a rousing speech about the state of the nation—and that speech went on to become  historically significant as the beginning of the future President’s New Deal plan. …

Oglethorpe Psych Students Excel at Research Conference

The annual Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference was recently hosted by nearby Kennesaw State University. More than 110 students from nearly 20 universities presented either research posters or talks. Many were honor students from their respective universities—which this year included universities from surrounding states as well. The Oglethorpe Psychology Department was represented by seven students who had their …

“Outdoor Classroom” Benefits Students …and Bluebirds

Oglethorpe students Andrew Davenport ’12 and Sandy Vuong ’12 let me tag along to watch their springtime, end-of-semester urban ecology project take off… literally. The two students were assigned special projects for their Urban Ecology class, taught by Dr. Roarke Donnelly, associate professor of biology and director of the Urban Ecology Program. Andrew and Sandy, both biology majors, decided to team up and …

“Eyes on Africa” Course Offers Students A New Look at History

French Professor Jay Lutz and I designed a First Year Seminar course called “Eyes on Africa.”  The seminar explores the culture, literature, people and current events related to the African continent.  In addition to our focus on the continent, the seminar makes relevant connections to the African Diaspora—the manifestation of African culture outside of the continent. This …

OU Student Comes Face-to-Face with WWII History

OU student Paige Williams recently had the chance to meet 91-year-old WWII veteran Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, the navigator of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima that helped to turn the course of the war. Paige, who is the vice president of the Oglethorpe Veterans’ Club (OVC), met the American hero at a …