Part III: Oglethorpe professors help history come alive in Italy

This summer’s short term, for-credit trip to Italy made an enormous impact on the students who participated. Following up on the original post by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, we now hear from three of those students, in their own words.   [Part II]  [Part IV] Earlier this summer, I boarded a plane to Italy with a group of Oglethorpe students, …

Oglethorpe Psych Students Excel at Research Conference

The annual Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference was recently hosted by nearby Kennesaw State University. More than 110 students from nearly 20 universities presented either research posters or talks. Many were honor students from their respective universities—which this year included universities from surrounding states as well. The Oglethorpe Psychology Department was represented by seven students who had their …

“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 …

A Message of Thanks to the Oglethorpe Faculty

The following speech was given by alumna Mandy McDow Flemming ’00 at the Faculty Appreciation Reception on April 16 during the 2011 Alumni Reunion Weekend. It is a joy and an honor to be with you all today at the Faculty Appreciation Reception, and I am so grateful for the invitation to address specifically the value of …

Summer Break the OU Way: Educators’ Edition II

A few weeks ago, we asked OU faculty to let us know what’s been keeping them busy this summer.  The response was so generous, we had to post another blog!  Here are more of their exciting stories:  Dr. Jay Lutz, Professor of French, visited the country of Senegal as part of the Intercultural Dimensions Program.  He 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 …