Oglethorpe Day 2016

This annual tradition honors our university’s namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. Held in February, Oglethorpe Day commemorates the anniversary of General Oglethorpe’s arrival to the new world in Savannah, Ga. Learn more at oglethorpe.edu/oglethorpeday

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 …

Oglethorpe Senior Racks Up Hackathon Wins

Haider Khan ’15 doesn’t exactly fit the hacker stereotype. But the chemistry major, who’s minoring in computer science, bested the competition to win two back-to-back hackathons, as well as a start-up competition, all hosted in metro Atlanta. A testament to Haider’s skills and training, the victories have also been lucrative. Haider and his teammates won …

Salvador Dalí, Mid Century Modern Exhibitions Headline at OU Museum of Art

This summer, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is presenting three concurrent exhibitions: MID CENTURY MODERN: Works on Paper, SALVADOR DALÍ: Trilogy of Love, and KIMO MINTON: Jazz Abstractions, all on view through August 31. “These exhibitions are inspired by the creative outpouring of art at mid 20th century, much of which was influenced by American jazz in …

Communications Interns Step Into the Real World at PR Conference

Interns in Pegasus Creative, Oglethorpe’s student communications agency, recently attended the annual Real World PR Conference for college students, hosted by the Public Relations Society of America in February. During the all-day event, the students were able to learn more about PR careers and to ask questions of industry leaders from Chick-fil-A, Georgia Aquarium, Delta Air Lines, Children’s …

National Society of Leadership and Success Chapter Launched on Campus

In the Spring 2014 semester, Oglethorpe University welcomed the newest chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi. The society is dedicated to helping in its members’ personal growth and development and community development and leadership. In the society’s words, “We Build Leaders Who Make A Better World.” According to President …

Oglethorpe Wins Top Communications & Marketing Awards

In February 2014, Oglethorpe’s University Communications Department was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with two top awards for best practices in external relations and graphic design. Oglethorpe competed against colleges of various sizes across the country. College Presidents for Gun Safety won the Grand Award (gold) in the category …

Sophomore’s Photography Exhibit First Step in Dream Career

In fall 2013, I was lucky to have my photography exhibited at Land of A Thousand Hills coffee shop in Roswell, Ga. I got the opportunity by emailing them a few samples of my work, and they loved them! My photos were exhibited the next month and the opening night was one of the proudest …

Confessions of a Communications Major

My name is Christie Pearce. I am a communications major and I love what I do. Man, does it feel good to get that off of my chest. The modern economically-minded person might believe that students enroll in liberal arts colleges because we do not want to be trained in what is really important: medicine and …