Getting in the Spirit at Oglethorpe

Craig Borne ’15 has a not-so-secret mission: to help students feel more spirited on campus. Borne’s identity is not a government super agent but rather a super student at Oglethorpe. (Sorry, had to do it!) He’s a biopsychology major with a double minor in sociology and chemistry. To top this off, he’s a member of …

Oglethorpe Day: A Beloved Tradition Grows

Oglethorpe Day is an annual celebration of Oglethorpe University’s namesake, and as Dean Michelle Hall puts it, a “pride-in-my-school-and-organizations day.” And this year, there are numerous ways to show your school pride. Student organizations (and maybe even some staff and faculty) will be decorating shopping carts for the parade of shopping cart floats (contact Kendra …

Heifer International and Stormy Petrels Unite

The idea behind Heifer International is simple: rather than raising money and donating it to the needy, Heifer uses raised funds to buy and donate livestock (cows,  chickens,  sheep, etc.) to  groups of people in need to help to increase their self-sustainability. Not only can they rely on the animals for renewable resources like wool, eggs …

Oglethorpe’s Jim Owen Named Nation’s Best D-III Golf Coach

Yesterday, the Golf Coaches Association of America, together with Eaton Corporation, announced the six outstanding collegiate golf coaches receiving this year’s Dave Williams Award, presented by Eaton Golf Pride to recognize the national coaches of the year. Oglethorpe University head men’s golf coach Jim Owen earned the honor among all D-III coaches. Owen guided the Stormy Petrels through a …

Incoming Freshmen Issued Passport to College Life

The university’s annual OU Passport summer orientation event held recently on campus gave incoming freshmen a taste of what their new and exciting college lives will be like this fall!  The new Petrels met with their academic advisors to register for their first college classes and received a warm welcome and academic advice from  Provost Denise von Herrmann. A 21st century version of …

Nation’s Top Basketball Recruits, Coaches Come to Pinholster Court

Oglethorpe hosted some of the nation’s most elite high school basketball talents this past Saturday, Sunday, and Monday as the Amateur Athletic Union played top flight summer league games on Pinholster Court with many of the top college hoops coaches in the country looking on. Among the elite talents on display was Rival Basketball’s top …

Guess who’s flying in for the OU basketball games?

Calling all Petrel fans! Join us this Friday, January 28, when the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels host the Millsaps Majors for the Women’s (6 p.m.) and Men’s (8 p.m.) Basketball games—one of the most anticipated match-ups of the season.  We’re looking forward to welcoming alumni for an Alumni Hospitality Night… and a very special feathery friend is flying in just for the occasion. Get …