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Urban Smash brings disc golf to campus

The Urban Smash disc golf tournament at Oglethorpe University The inaugural Urban Smash is the first disc golf even held on the campus of Oglethorpe University. Ashley Collins and the Atlanta Women’s Disc Golf Club hosted the event, which raised funds for the Piedmont School of Atlanta. Ashley Collins spends her days grooming and maintaining […]

Spring 2017 Dean’s List Recognizes Academic Excellence

Congratulations to the 292 Oglethorpe students whose academic performance during the 2017 spring semester merited recognition on the Dean’s Academic Honors List! This list celebrates students who achieved at least a 3.50 term grade-point average, while earning 12 or more semester hours. “We are very proud of you!” wrote Provost & Vice President for Academic […]

Video: Relive Oglethorpe’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony

View Oglethorpe University’s 2017 Commencement ceremony, led by President Larry Schall and Board Chair Tim Tassopoulos ’81, and featuring honorary degree recipient and speaker Comer Yates, executive director of the Atlanta Speech School, whose citation was given by his wife, Sally Yates. Other speakers included members of the Class of 2017 Cale Coppage, Chris Fernandez […]

Biology department’s basketball games bring out students

Biology department basketball games connect with students Oglethorpe University professors regularly play pickup basketball with students. This semester even featured a “Final” with prizes for the top finishers. The Oglethorpe Biology department began playing pickup “knockout,” a basketball shooting game, last year. What started as a way for professors to take to the gym turned into […]

Jonathan Allen ’19 reflects on his startup, year one

Jonathan Allen ’19 is not only looking back at his year at Oglethorpe, but also at his first year as a CEO. Before arriving on campus, Allen began a research platform, Gauge, which celebrated its anniversary of incorporation May 11. Allen left an internship at SalesLoft to fully pursue the venture, and throughout the academic year saw […]

President Lawrence Schall talks free speech on GPB’s “On Second Thought”

Oglethorpe University President Lawrence Schall joined Agnes Scott College Associate Vice President Kijua Sanders-McMurtry for a segment with Celeste Headlee during her Georgia Public Broadcast radio show, “On Second Thought,” to discuss balancing free speech and safety on campus. The conversation was focused around controversial speaking appearances by Betsy DeVos, Ann Coulter and Richard Spencer at […]

Commencement Awards Honor Scholarship, Leadership, Character

During Commencement, three awards are presented to members of the graduating class to recognize excellence in scholarship, leadership and character. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients! Katherine Carey ’17, an English and Comparative Literature major, and Kelly Jacobson ’17, a Chemistry and History major, received the esteemed James Edward Oglethorpe Award. This award is presented […]