Bertram Levy ’63: Renaissance Man

When Bertram Levy finished high school in Long Island, N.Y., he had two choices: go to college or go to Vietnam. The college preparatory student was bright, no doubt, but he would have preferred to pursue his lifelong passion for music rather then enter college. However at his parents’ insistence, he acquiesced to apply. It …

“OU Unplugged” Connects Students and Alumni

Meet the O Team—some of Oglethorpe’s most engaging students who share their stories about the Oglethorpe student experience at various alumni and campus events. During Oglethorpe’s Fall Break on October 8-9, I had the incredible opportunity to accompany President Schall and Alumni Office staff to New York City as a member of the O Team …

Oglethorpe’s Career Take Out: More Than Just a Meal!

Oglethorpe students practiced their networking skills a few weeks ago by participating in Career Take Out—three community dinners planned by the Alumni Office and Career Services. About 20 students participated in the events, along with alumni and staff members. The program connects students who are focusing on their job search and preparation with Oglethorpe alumni …

Oglethorpe Alumnus Releases Solo Piano Album

John Burke ’11 released his first solo piano album in fall 2011. The OU Blog recently caught up with him to see how he managed to reach such a milestone so early in his career. OU Blog: Congratulations on your new album!  Tell us about it. John: The album came out in October. It’s called “Synesthesia” …

OU Alumni Board’s On-Campus Retreat a Success

A few weekends ago the campus was buzzing with activity. Perhaps you saw the lines of cars on Peachtree Road packed to the brim with enough furniture, clothes and school supplies to fill all the dorm rooms on campus multiple times over. Buried under it all, were our newest Petrels, ready to start the next chapter …

Oglethorpe Alumni Trip to Savannah: A Walk Through Time

When the trip to Savannah to celebrate OU’s 175th anniversary was announced, my response was, “I’m in!” During the 70’s I traveled to Savannah on business several times a year. During those trips, I always marveled at the shabby appearance of the downtown area. The sidewalks were crumbling, paint was peeling from once-beautiful buildings, and …

Shakespeare on a Budget

At Oglethorpe University on Thursday, February 25th , Friday, February 26th, and Saturday, February 27th ran the  abridged version of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,” presented by Rehearsal Room C (Oglethorpe’s student-led theatre group). The Monty Python-style comedy incorporated Shakespeare’s 37 plays and154 sonnets into one hysterical 99 minute period, and starred students Ben Silver ’13, Danielle …