LEAD Ecuador Beckons OU Students

More than 130 students from 30 universities are traveling to Ecuador, Greece and Cape Town, South Africa this summer with the official launch of Oglethorpe’s partnership with LeadAbroad. Each will participate in LeadAbroad’s unique LEAD study abroad experience, which connects leadership, service-learning curriculum, adventure and local culture to help students better understand their role in …

“Eyes on Africa” Course Offers Students A New Look at History

French Professor Jay Lutz and I designed a First Year Seminar course called “Eyes on Africa.”  The seminar explores the culture, literature, people and current events related to the African continent.  In addition to our focus on the continent, the seminar makes relevant connections to the African Diaspora—the manifestation of African culture outside of the continent. This …

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 …

Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium Spotlights Students’ Efforts

Tuesday was a day of intellectual celebration as Oglethorpe hosted a full day of academic presentations at its 2011 Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium.  The annual symposium provides a forum for students and faculty to discuss and learn from a series of student-led presentations in their fields of study.  This year, topics ranged from “A Sampling of Current Research in …

Northern Spain: OU Students’ Colorful Classroom

Over winter break, a group of Oglethorpe students and staff traveled to the  “land of the setting sun” to discover northern Spain’s rich past and incredible culture. Led by Dr. Mario Chandler, the short-term study abroad trip focused exclusively on the extensive cultural and linguistic diversity north of the Iberian Peninsula. “It was my hope that my students would gain a greater …