Emily Treuman Heend ’07 Named Teacher of the Year Finalist

Atlanta metro area’s Gwinnett County Public Schools has selected Oglethorpe alumna Emily Treuman Heend ’07, a mathematics teacher at Phoenix High School, as one of only six finalists for the 2016 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year. Emily, who was a mathematics major at Oglethorpe and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society, is one of …

What the ‘liberal’ in ‘liberal arts’ actually means | The Washington Post

“As it turns out, many people don’t understand what a liberal education actually is. This post will explain it. It was written by Gerald Greenberg, senior associate dean of  academic affairs; humanities; curriculum, instruction, and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.” Read more…

Oglethorpe Professor Named to “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire”

Congratulations to Dr. Reshmi Hebbar, assistant professor of English at Oglethorpe, who was named to NerdScholar’s 2015 list of “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire”. She is among professors from across the country recognized for the positive impact they have made on their students. Honorees were selected based on their ability to captivate and engage …

We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training. | The Washington Post

“To innovate is to introduce change. While STEM workers can certainly drive innovation through science alone, imagine how much more innovative students and employees could be if the pool of knowledge from which they draw is wider and deeper. That occurs as the result of a liberal arts education.” Read more…

Here’s How Your Liberal Arts Degree Will Get You a Job | Teen Vogue

“The beauty of liberal arts and sciences is that they teach you how to think … ‘A liberal arts education will aid you as you land that job and move up the career ladder to be able to adapt to all the changing situations you’re going to find in the workplace’”.   Read more…   

Why ‘Nano-Degrees’ Can Never Replace Liberal Arts Colleges | The Atlantic

“A country that wants to maintain the dream of social mobility requires real colleges and universities that encourage everyone to find what [John] Dewey called ‘large and human significance’ in their lives and work. This requires the opposite of a nano-degree: not just code  context, critique, and cooperation. It requires real colleges and universities—institutions that …

Employees Who Stand Out | Forbes

“A recent Annapolis Group study shows that liberal arts graduates are more likely to say their college was highly effective in helping them get their first job or get into graduate school than alumni from other types of public and private institutions. Liberal arts graduates also credit their undergraduate experience with helping them develop a …