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 …

Clinton Global Initiative: A Chance to Change the World

Do you want to change the world?  Here’s a place to start…. Last October, Awet Woldegebriel ’14 submitted an application to attend the fifth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), launched in 2007 by President Clinton to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world to turn …

Oglethorpe President Published in Huffington iPad Magazine

President Schall’s personal blog post was published in a recent edition of Huffington, a new iPad magazine produced by The Huffington Post. Dr. Schall first posted the article on his personal blog, My Own Stormy Petrel Words, reflecting on the question “why do people cheat” in response to the news of a data reporting scandal at Emory University. He says that cheating starts because people are …

Relive Oglethorpe’s 2012 Commencement

The Oglethorpe University 2012 Commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., on the academic quadrangle of the OU campus. For a full recap of this special day, see our 2012 Commencement Scrapbook. President Larry Schall presided over the ceremony honoring more than 250 graduating seniors. During the ceremony, Oglethorpe presented three honorary degrees to: …

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 …

History In the Making: Oglethorpe Visits Cuba

Dr. Mario Chandler and Dr. Viviana Plotnik, together with President Schall, led a group of OU students on an educational trip to Cuba over winter break as part of a course focusing on Cuban history, politics and culture.  This is the first Oglethorpe University educational trip to this country. The course, taken for academic credit, included extensive lectures, readings, films, homework, and other …

Oglethorpe’s First Lady on the Road in Uganda

Last month the OU Blog told you about a lecture and book signing by author Twesigye Jackson Kaguri and organized by Oglethorpe’s Women’s Network. In Kaguri’s book, A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka, he describes his amazing journey from a small farm in Uganda to the ivy halls of Columbia University, and then …

Oglethorpe to Award Three Honorary Degrees at May 7 Commencement

The Oglethorpe University 2011 commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 9:00 a.m., on the academic quadrangle of the OU campus. President Larry Schall will preside over the ceremony that will honor more than 250 graduating students. This year, Oglethorpe will present honorary degrees to three distinguished members of the civic and academic worlds: – …

OU in India: Investing in Change through Social Enterprise

OU President Larry Schall journeyed to India to participate in the 2010 Enterprising Schools Symposium, along with the inaugural class of the IDEX Fellowship for Social Enterprise. Launched in early 2010, IDEX is a unique early entry professional development program for recent college graduates interested in the field of social enterprise. IDEX is managed by Oglethorpe University and sponsored by Gray Matters Capital.   …