Making a Difference in South Africa

Oglethorpe’s mission to “make a life, make a living, make a difference” affects not only its students, but also touches lives in the global community. Last fall, Oglethorpe extended its global reach, becoming the new academic partner of LeadAbroad, a purpose driven summer study abroad program. And this summer, students from more than 30 universities …

“Beta Israel: Ethiopian Jews and the Promised Land” now on exhibit at the OU Museum of Art

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is now hosting “Beta Israel: Ethiopian Jews and the Promised Land,” an exhibition that explores the mass migration of Ethiopian Jews into modern Israeli society and the integration difficulties they faced. The exhibition features 100 photographs by South African photojournalist Ilan Ossendryver, who lived in Israel for 20 years. …

One Student’s (Front Row) Take on the World Cup

A while back, we featured a rising senior, Malika Whitley, who was spending her Summer Break the OU Way as a programming assistant for the National Black Arts Festival.  Now, she’s in  South Africa, working as an intern for the City of Cape Town’s Special Events department and blogging about her adventures.  Find out her take on the …