Oglethorpe Hosts Diamond Jubilee Festival to Honor Queen Elizabeth II

Oglethorpe’s campus was transformed into a festive English town on Saturday, June 2, as people across Atlanta and beyond gathered to celebrate the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee, marking the 60th anniversary of her reign. The event at Oglethorpe, hosted by the British Consulate General in Atlanta, was held on the same day as many other festivities across the United Kingdom and the …

CNN VIPs, Spirited Runners Highlight Oglethorpe Day

On February 9, 2011 Petrels all over the country celebrated Oglethorpe Day, an annual celebration of James Edward Oglethorpe, the university’s namesake and founder of the Georgia colony. On campus, students and staff welomed former CNN President Tom Johnson and current CNN International Anchor Natalie Allen for a lively discussion about their experiences in global media. The  festivities began with the Petrels of …

Ted Turner at Oglethorpe University – Feb. 10

On OU Day in 2010, we launched the 175th anniversary celebration of the founding of Oglethorpe University and welcomed guest speaker Ted Turner, who had an informal conversation with President Larry Schall on stage at the Conant Performing Arts Center. Throughout his career, Ted Turner has received recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen, sharp business skills, …