Oglethorpe Day: A Beloved Tradition Grows

Oglethorpe Day is an annual celebration of Oglethorpe University’s namesake, and as Dean Michelle Hall puts it, a “pride-in-my-school-and-organizations day.” And this year, there are numerous ways to show your school pride. Student organizations (and maybe even some staff and faculty) will be decorating shopping carts for the parade of shopping cart floats (contact Kendra …

The Coca-Cola Foundation Awards $1 Million to OU for Scholarships

The Coca-Cola Foundation — the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company – has awarded a $1 million grant to Oglethorpe University to establish the Coca-Cola Oglethorpe Scholars program.  The foundation recently announced grants to seventeen colleges and universities totaling $5 million as part of The Coca-Cola First Generation College Scholarship Program. Oglethorpe will award …

Painting Global Connections

During a journey to Guatemala, President Schall had the opportunity to meet and stay with the family of one of that country’s treasured artists—Benedicto Ixtamer. Impressed by Benedicto’s captivating paintings of traditional Mayan life, Dr. Schall helped the artist to connect with the Coca-Cola Company, which was busy putting together an exhibition to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Now, the Mayan painter’s mural “Cooperativa de …