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Dorough Field House gets upgrades

Some much needed improvements were recently installed in Dorough Field House and Pinholster Court as the athletic facility continues its face lift. The field house saw a major cosmetic overhaul with the “Black Top” court in 2015, but the newest additions will serve more practical purposes. Two LED scoreboards, one large and one small, LED […]

Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart’s Oglethorpe connection

On what would have been the 120th birthday of legendary pilot Amelia Earhart, we look back at her under-the-radar ties to Oglethorpe. In 1935, the university and President Thornwell Jacobs declared the “Year of the Woman” and awarded 12 women honorary degrees in a variety of fields, with Earhart leading the group with an honorary […]

Three OU undergrads cast in Alliance Theatre’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’

A big congratulations to Oglethorpe undergrads Alex Oakley, Meredith Myers and Gillian Rabin on being cast in Alliance Theatre‘s production of ‘Shakespeare in Love’ this fall. Oglethorpe University will host ‘Shakespeare in Love’ beginning August 30. Tickets are on sale now. Cast Set for Shakespeare in Love at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre | Playbill Cast Set for Regional […]

Pegasus Creative student communications agency celebrates 5 years

In 2012, Oglethorpe University opened its doors to the student communications agency, Pegasus Creative. Under the guidance of the professional staff at University Communications, Pegasus provides student interns with the opportunity to perfect their communication and journalism skills. This year marks its five-year anniversary. Since their time at Pegasus, many of these interns have used their […]

Petrels baseball digs the long ball, tops the nation

The home team knows how to put on a show For the first time in program history, the Oglethorpe baseball team earned a NCAA Division III statistical championship, and did so in one of the most entertaining categories: home runs. The Petrels finished the season belting 47 home runs as a team in just 40 […]

Atlanta named one of country’s best theatre cities

Paste Magazine recently named the best theatre cities in the country, and to no surprise, included Atlanta on the list. Here’s what they had to say: “Yes, new tax incentives from Georgia have made Atlanta the new place to shoot blockbuster superhero movies and zombie TV shows. This is good news for everyone in the […]

New Schmidt generation finds its way to campus

When Stephen Schmidt ’40 roamed the fields of Oglethorpe more than 75 years ago as a four-sport letterman, he probably couldn’t have envisioned the synthetic turf that now covers the soccer and lacrosse field. Or that the Schmidt Sport and Recreation Center would bear his name. And the thought of great-grandchildren knocking a ball around the same campus was […]

New 2017-2018 full-time faculty and staff changes announced

Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced 16 new staff and faculty, plus a number of notable academic position changes. Below are the faculty and staff who will either be new to the Oglethorpe community, or will be returning but in a different capacity: Mr. Rene Alvarez Compass Advising Director […]

OU alumnus among Atlanta Jewish Times’ “40 under 40”

The Atlanta Jewish Times has named Oglethorpe alumnus Nathaniel Goldman ’11 among its “40 under 40” who are “helping make the Atlanta Jewish community better”.  A former Student Government Association student body president, Goldman received his accounting degree at Oglethorpe and is now a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. According to the Times, “Goldman has been […]