June 11, 2021

Oglethorpe announces Spring Dean's List

Oglethorpe University announces Spring 2021 Dean's List
By: Renee Vary

Congratulations to the Oglethorpe University students whose academic performance during the Spring 2020 semester merits recognition on the Dean’s Academic Honors List! The Dean's List honors those scholars who achieved at least a 3.50 term grade-point average, while earning 12 or more semester hours. …

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Juneteenth becomes an official university holiday

Juneteenth flag
By: Dr. Laura Renée Chandler

Beginning this year, Oglethorpe will recognize Juneteenth as an official university holiday. Because Juneteenth occurs on a Saturday this year, the university's observance will take place Friday, June 18. A combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of General Order No. 3 on June 19, 1865. On this day, Union Army Major General Gordon Granger read …

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Oglethorpe selects inaugural Dean of Student Success

Oglethorpe selects inaugural Dean of Student Success
By: Renee Vary

Oglethorpe University has named Brad Blitz as the inaugural Dean of Student Success, effective June 14. In this new role, Blitz will provide vision and leadership to create a comprehensive advising model and strategy for student success that supports academic progress, retention, and degree completion. Blitz has spent his academic career focused on advising strategy, strengthening student success efforts, and …

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Celebrating Pride Month

New Pride Flag
By: David Allen

Know the history of Pride Did you know that the annual month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community was once "Gay Pride Day," observed on the last Sunday of June? Every June, Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan -- a “tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States,” according to the Library of Congress. Marsha …

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OU museum brings art and community to senior Atlantans

"Promesas de Papel" exhibit at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
By: Grant Utter

In 2019, Curator of Collections John Daniel Tilford launched "Museum to You," a program that takes art from the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art to senior Atlanta residents who may be unable to access the museum in person. The initiative also includes student volunteers who gain experience in connecting to communities through art. These visits drew large crowds from the …

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Kellen Greer hired as new head baseball coach

The Oglethorpe athletic department is pleased to announce the hiring of Kellen Greer as their new head baseball coach. Greer comes to Oglethorpe with 18 years of coaching experience around the southeastern United States. He most recently spent four years at Berry College in nearby Mount Berry, Georgia, a fellow SAA member, as the Vikings' assistant baseball coach. While there ...
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Remembering Oglethorpe museum founder Lloyd Nick

Lloyd Nick, founder of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and its director for 19 years, has passed away. Lloyd was a lifelong patron of the arts, devoting his career to creating and teaching. He arrived at Oglethorpe University in 1984, where he served as a professor of art and until he retired in 2012. It was in March of 1993 that he would found the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, after ...
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