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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 […]

Omicron Delta Kappa Elects Executive Board

Congratulations to the newly elected Executive Board of the Oglethorpe University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa! President: America Liborio Vice President: Larissa Randall Secretary: Hannah Gibbs Treasurer: Stephen Johnson Historian/PR: Miranda Lynch “Congratulations to you all on your many achievements, in ODK and in your countless other organizations!” wrote outgoing ODK Secretary Katherine Carey to all […]

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 […]

Dr. John Nardo named incoming Associate Provost

Dr. John Nardo, professor of mathematics, has been named Oglethorpe University’s next Associate Provost, beginning July 1, 2017. “I am confident that his energy, acumen, and passion for OU will lead to great success,” wrote Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, in his announcement. Dr. Nardo earned his BA at Wake Forest […]

Dr. Jay Lutz on Bob Dylan: “a different kind of literature”

This month, legendary musician Bob Dylan made history yet again by winning the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Dr. Jay Lutz, professor of French, was in Trinidad at the time and was invited to share his reflections on the win with the Trinidad Daily Express. Dr. Lutz, who was attending the 2016 International Caribbean Conference […]

Professor’s sabbatical focused on international academic pursuits

While on sabbatical during the fall semester, Dr. Jay Lutz, professor of French, is engaged in a number of academic pursuits, taking him around the world. This week, Dr. Lutz is a featured speaker at the 2016 International Caribbean Conference in Trinidad, “The Caribbean, Melting Pot of the Americas: From Upheaval and ‘Origins’ to the Historical […]