Study Abroad Awesomeness

I’ve heard plenty of excuses why students don’t want to study abroad. They don’t want to miss out on a semester. They’re afraid they’ll get behind. Perhaps there’s an internship they want to do, or a concert they want to go see. Maybe they think that it’s too difficult to put all their friends and …

“The Crossing Over of Art & Science”

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art opens two new exhibitions this weekend: OPTIC CHIASM: The Crossing Over of Art & Science, presented in partnership with the inaugural Atlanta Science Festival, and BLIND/SIGHT: Conversations with the Visually Inspired. OPTIC CHIASM explores the art of vision and science of sight, and includes art by Irene K. Miller, …

Turner Lynch Campus Center Wins “Best of the Best” Award

Congratulations to Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, who were recognized for design excellence for Oglethorpe’s Turner Lynch Campus Center, which opened in August 2013. CCCA received first place in the education and research category of the 2014 International Interior Design Association‘s “Best of the Best” Awards, which are “the highest honor that IIDA Georgia can bestow …

Communications Interns Step Into the Real World at PR Conference

Interns in Pegasus Creative, Oglethorpe’s student communications agency, recently attended the annual Real World PR Conference for college students, hosted by the Public Relations Society of America in February. During the all-day event, the students were able to learn more about PR careers and to ask questions of industry leaders from Chick-fil-A, Georgia Aquarium, Delta Air Lines, Children’s …

National Society of Leadership and Success Chapter Launched on Campus

In the Spring 2014 semester, Oglethorpe University welcomed the newest chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi. The society is dedicated to helping in its members’ personal growth and development and community development and leadership. In the society’s words, “We Build Leaders Who Make A Better World.” According to President …

Class Project Reflected in German Calendar Design

During the fall 2013 semester, Professor Matthaeus Ochmann’s German class was assigned a project to keep a personal vocabulary development journal. As part of the assignment, junior Christie Pearce composed a list of 50 German words that are interchangeable in English and do not have an English equivalent, such as “diesel” and “kindergarten.” Intrigued, the …

Oglethorpe Wins Top Communications & Marketing Awards

In February 2014, Oglethorpe’s University Communications Department was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with two top awards for best practices in external relations and graphic design. Oglethorpe competed against colleges of various sizes across the country. College Presidents for Gun Safety won the Grand Award (gold) in the category …

Petrels Compete in National Campus MovieFest

In early February, Oglethorpe hosted its second annual Campus MovieFest red carpet finale. Great fun was had by all as students came out to support their fellow petrels’ cinematic efforts. The winners of the night were The Crush for Best Picture, Zork for Best Comedy, and No Hate: Embracing the LGBT Community for Best Drama. …

Oglethorpe’s Hour

Now in growth mode, the university makes a compelling case for broader, deeper alumni support Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president; Mikhail Gorbachev is named the new Soviet premier. “We Are the World” debuts with fanfare, but it’s Madonna who dominates the pop charts. This is what life looked like in 1985, the last …

Oglethorpe’s Coach Owen Inducted into GCAA Hall of Fame

Oglethorpe head men’s golf coach Jim Owen was inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Hall of Fame on December 9, joining six other honorees in the organization’s 2013 Hall of Fame class. Owen and the other honorees were inducted at the GCAA Hall of Fame Reception and Awards Banquet at the Planet …