Distinguished Guests on Campus for Turner Lynch Campus Center Opening Celebration

There was no shortage of distinguished guests on campus for the weekend of festivities celebrating the official opening of the new Turner Lynch Campus Center. Dialogue & Deliberation, a three-part lecture series on Thursday, October 24, featured national leaders in higher education, philanthropy, and business. Atlanta CEOs discuss “Closing the Gap,” addressing the economy and …

Josh Harris ’10: Making a Living by Making Laughs

After being featured in the Carillon magazine last winter, Josh Harris ’10 has made major strides in his career as a comedian. He launched his own website and shares his love of comedy by teaching stand-up comedy classes at yourACT Acting Studios in Decatur, Ga. While continuing to do live stand-up, Josh has shifted from …

The Lale Özgörkey Bell Tower Dedicated at Oglethorpe’s Lupton Hall

On April 8, Oglethorpe University officially dedicated the iconic bell tower of Lupton Hall as The Lale Özgörkey Bell Tower. A dedication ceremony held in front of Lupton Hall included special guest speakers Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. The naming is in recognition of a generous …

Omicron Delta Kappa Taps 2012 Inductees, Launches Fundraising Campaign

As the holiday season approaches, your thoughts may turn to buying gifts, decorating your homes, or celebrating break with family and friends.   But for me, one thing comes to mind before any thoughts of winter vacation: there is a pig raring to be kissed, and some of you may see me kiss him. Boar’s Head is an annual OU …

Sharing the Oglethorpe Experience

It was a real treat to recently attend a college fair on behalf of Oglethorpe. It was hosted at a very large high school, just north of Dallas, Texas—and it was probably the first time I’ve stepped foot into a high school in close to two decades (how did that happen?!) I knew I was …

Petrel Student/Athlete Featured in NCAA Video

Oglethorpe alum Stephen Archer ’10 was featured in a marketing video by the NCAA as part of their “Identity Initiative” campaign.  The NCAA has released several videos to communicate the values and attributes of its Division III program. Archer, an honors graduate and a member of the All-conference baseball team, is spotlighted in one of their videos …

Send the elevator back down

“I believe that if you’ve been successful in what you wanted to do in your life, then it’s your obligation to spend a good portion of your time sending the elevator back down,” actor Kevin Spacey has said. “I’ve tried today to tell you how much my experience has been shaped by those who came before …