Oglethorpe Magazine Examines “The Art of Critical Thinking”

Attention all OU alumni, parents, students and friends—the latest issue of Oglethorpe’s award-winning Carillon magazine is here!

This issue delves into the role of liberal arts and sciences in the 21st century and features articles written by senior Foss Baker and Dr. Brian Patterson, assistant professor of computer science & mathematics, President Schall, and our new provost, Dr. Denise von Herrmann. 

Read stories about Oglethorpe alumni using their liberal arts education—sometimes in unusual ways!  Did you know an OU alum wrote the 2010 CMA Song of the Year? Or, that an OU alum’s thriving business was featured on HGTV, and that another alum is the editor of a top magazine?!

Get a sneak peek into the plans for a new student center. Learn about the freshman class’s new What the Dog Saw common reading program, and hear from the newest additions to the Office of Campus Life—Danny Glassmann, Kendra Hunter and Bre Berris—about the plans they have for student life at Oglethorpe.

Alumna Chloey Mayo’s “Oglethorpe in Lights” offers a glamorous twist on some campus events of Hollywood proportion with a review the TV shows, movies and commercials that have used OU as their backdrop.

 Read the Carillon here or look out for the magazine at your home—and let us know what you think!

New Carillon Magazine Now Online — and in a Mailbox Near You!

The newest issue of the award-winning Carillon is here!

This issue explores Oglethorpe’s engagement in the world, recalling the beginnings of international study and examining how the university and its partners continue to make an imprint on our world today.

The Carillon also shares how Oglethorpe alumni endeavor to “make a difference,” relating  stories of Petrels who have made their marks around the globe.  And, the pages of this issue introduce us to globetrotters like Scott Zannini ’96, a mountain climber who makes fascinating trips to the Earth’s highest summits, and Rodney Drinkard ’92, who manages international security for top Coca-Cola executives.  

In addition to fascinating profiles of alums, meet some of OU’s newest Petrels—one who has already begun paving her way through the realm of international athletics, and another who has weathered war and displacement to finally find himself at home, here at Oglethorpe.

Read the Carillon here or look out for the magazine at your home—and let us know what you think!

OU’s Carillon Magazine Takes Home Three Industry Awards

The fall 2010 Carillon featured Oglethorpe's new lacrosse team.

Last week, at the 2011 annual conference of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in New Orleans, Oglethorpe University’s magazine, the Carillon, was recognized three times for publications excellence. Competing in a pool of almost 1000 applicants, the alumni magazine earned the CASE Special Merit distinction in each category for which it was nominated.

The Carillon placed in the categories: Improvement in Design; Magazine Publishing Improvement; and Alumni Magazines I (the category for institutions with 5000 or fewer students). The past two Carillon issues (spring and fall 2010) were the products of recent editorial and design overhauls by editor Renee Vary and Atlanta education marketing firm EM2

The Carillon was judged against other magazines, many of which have larger staffs dedicated solely to magazine production.  Conversely, OU’s magazine relies on the help and input from various OU staff and volunteer OU alumni writers. 

Carillon editor Renee Vary with Peter Rooney, OU's Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

CASE is an international association that serves its member educational institutions and their staffs in development/fundraising, alumni relations, communications, and marketing.

Look for the next issue of the Carillon in May 2011.