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Sigma Zeta inducts 7 new members

Congratulations to the newest inductees into the Oglethorpe chapter of Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society: Delaney Abood Yasmin Anderson  Kayla Matta Arman Niknafs Karina Pinal Iris Ponce Ashlee Tolbert Kelly Jacobson ’17 is chapter president and Dr. Mariel Meier, assistant professor of physics, serves as their advisor. Sigma Zeta is a national undergraduate honor […]

“Runoff, Rhymes with Ossoff”: OU professor pens election commentary

The American Conservative invited Oglethorpe politics professor Dr. Joseph Knippenberg to give commentary on yesterday’s election for Georgia’s 6th District, left vacant by Tom Price, now U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and Human Services. A runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff will be held in June. In “Runoff, Rhymes with Ossoff“, […]

An Olympian in our midst: Iona Wynter Parks

AN OU INSTRUCTOR SHARES HER OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE. Iona Wynter Parks, OU French Instructor Year: 2000 Summer Games Location: Sydney, Australia Country: Jamaica Sport: Triathlon How did you get started in the sport? I started as a swimmer in high school, then in a club, then for Jamaica, and then swam in university. I competed in […]

Oglethorpe selects Study Group as international recruitment pathway partner

Oglethorpe has partnered with global education firm, Study Group, to recruit international students starting with the Fall 2017 intake. Study Group provides its university partners with global marketing and recruitment services, matching well-prepared international students with the university that can best satisfy their scholarly ambitions. Study Group further prepares these students to be successful through […]

Dr. Jeffrey Collins to present at International Technology, Education and Development Conference

Dr. Jeffrey Collins, senior lecturer in art history and anthropology, has been invited to present on the topic “Intentional Learning for Global Issues and Solutions” at the 11th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED) in Valencia, Spain, March 6-8, 2017. Dr. Collins’ presentation will demonstrate how Oglethorpe’s international course Global Issues is being used […]

Alumnus John Burke ’11 nominated for Grammy Award

Congratulations to pianist and composer John Burke ’11, nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best New Age Album for his 2016 release “Orogen”! Since graduation, John has released six albums: four solo piano albums, a collaborative work featuring piano, flute and spoken word; and, a soundtrack to accompany a production of “A Streetcar Named […]

Play directed by OU professor wins Alliance Theatre grant

A play, under the development and direction of Matt Huff, associate professor of theatre, was selected to receive an Alliance Theatre Reiser Artists Lab Grant for 2016-17. Currently titled Idi Amin, America, and a Bar of Soap, the one-man show is based on the life of Derreck Kayongo, who also is the performer in the production. Born in […]

Oglethorpe junior awarded Gilman International Scholarship to study in China

International Studies major Gracie Gallegos ’18 has been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad during the spring 2017 semester. The Gilman award is presented annually to only 850 American undergraduate students nationwide. This is the second consecutive year the scholarship has been […]