Gates Millennium Scholar Selects Oglethorpe

Oglethorpe freshman Lila Siwakoti ’17 says that he’s thankful for many things. He should also be very proud of his accomplishments. Lila was born in a refugee camp in Nepal and immigrated to the U.S. in 2009, thanks to a sponsorship from the International Rescue Committee. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, …

OU Freshman Doubles as Advice Columnist

At first glance, Curtis Jones ’17 seems fairly typical amidst the throng of students in the campus Starbucks. You’d never guess that he has a “secret identity”: Curtis is an advice columnist for metro Atlanta teens. The Oglethorpe freshman writes for Vox, a nonprofit teen magazine based in Atlanta that is “the voice of Atlanta teens.” …

Zipcar is coming to Oglethorpe!

Students, faculty and staff—we have a new addition to our campus this fall!  “Zipcar for Universities” will provide a new way to navigate the city. Zipcar is car-sharing service that enables patrons to reserve a car for either a few hours or for an entire day. Perfect for students who lack their own mode of …

Camp Flix Rolls Out the Red Carpet at Oglethorpe

A one-of-a-kind in the Southeast, Camp Flix offers 11 to 17-year-olds the opportunity to learn more about the worlds of acting and filmmaking. This one-week premier movie camp, hosted on the Oglethorpe campus, is a stepping stone for young minds interested in dabbling in production or enhancing their skills and talents. Led by a group …

OU Students Play a Part in Georgia Shakespeare’s “Metamorphoses”

Oglethorpe University theater students have the exceedingly rare opportunity to be a part of theater at the professional level—right on their own campus. As part of the decades-long partnership between Georgia Shakespeare and Oglethorpe, students are invited to compete for scholarships that provide not only financial assistance, but also the privilege of interning with the …

OU Hosts Atlanta Chamber Music Festival

The Atlanta Chamber Music Festival is a three-day seminar for middle and high school musicians—and this year, Oglethorpe is hosting the event! This intensive workshop allows budding musicians musicians to hone their craft with the help and coaching of renowned professional musicians from the Atlanta area, including OU artist-in-residence Dr. Brent Runnels. Students have the …

Josh Harris ’10: Making a Living by Making Laughs

After being featured in the Carillon magazine last winter, Josh Harris ’10 has made major strides in his career as a comedian. He launched his own website and shares his love of comedy by teaching stand-up comedy classes at yourACT Acting Studios in Decatur, Ga. While continuing to do live stand-up, Josh has shifted from …