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Oglethorpe Employees Recognized for Exceptional Service

A number of staff and faculty members were recognized for their exceptional service to Oglethorpe at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. The Staff Member of the Year Award for the 2015-16 academic year went to Shane Pruitt, associate director of alumni relations. According to one nominator, Shane “goes above and beyond what is expected at …

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Check out our social media round-up from this year’s commencement festivities. You just might see your own posts included! [View the story “Class of 2016 Commencement” on Storify]

2016 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium in Review

The symposium provides a forum for students and faculty to recognize, discuss and learn from these outstanding student endeavors. Panels, roundtables, poster presentations, art exhibitions and musical performances present the outcomes of both Oglethorpe’s liberal arts curriculum, as well as student-driven initiatives. These include senior honors theses, independent studies, service learning, study abroad and experiential initiatives connecting Oglethorpe with Atlanta and the world beyond.

Oglethorpe Men’s Golf and Tennis Teams Capture Championships, Accolades

The Oglethorpe men’s tennis team celebrated their Senior Day on April 17 by clinching a share of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) regular season championship on Oglethorpe’s Downing Howell Courts, defeating Centre in a clean sweep, 9-0. This marks the first conference championship of any type for the Oglethorpe tennis program and means that the Stormy …

OU in Ghana: My African Sabbatical

I arrived in Accra, the capital of the West African nation of Ghana, on the evening of the last day of January 2016 to embark upon the second sabbatical of my tenure as a professor at Oglethorpe. Why on earth would a Spanish professor spend an entire semester in an English-speaking African country? What would be …