September 30, 2021

Oglethorpe students raise donations for Hurricane Ida victims

Oglethorpe students raise donations for Hurricane Ida victims
By: Makayla Adams '22

At the end of August, Hurricane Ida swept through the United States and disproportionately affected the state of Louisiana. Following Hurricane Katrina, this category four tropical storm was the second-worst hurricane to hit the state. After her family in Louisiana was personally affected by Ida, Tai Suarez '23 wanted to bring together Oglethorpe students to raise donations for other victims …

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Oglethorpe supports student success through programs honoring alumnus Paul Hackett

Students exit doorway opening toward Hearst Hall
By: David Allen

Transitioning to college life can be challenging, especially for students who are first-generation college students or part of a traditionally underrepresented group. Thanks to a generous donation from the Robitaille Family in memory of their son Paul Hackett, Oglethorpe helps many of these students achieve academic success and pursue experiential learning opportunities, while creating an inclusive campus experience …

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New HSB lecturer focuses on entrepreneurship

New HSB lecturer focuses on entrepreneurship
By: Dr. Beth Concepción

Leroy Carson, Jr., a new business management senior lecturer in the Hammack School of Business, sees pandemic-related chaos as a good thing. “Many tremendous entrepreneurial feats happen after a depressed time in the economy,” Carson said. “This is true because need sparks demands where only the creative can satisfy.” He ought to know. Carson has nearly 30 years of experience …

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OU's museum director develops interactive art classes for incarcerated community

Peterson reacts to a portrait created by an inmate during her Mother's Day class
By: Grant Utter

During the pandemic last year, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art's Director Elizabeth Peterson began looking for more ways to bring the joys of art to the community. After jurying "HeartBound Ministries: Art from the Inside," an annual exhibit featuring art made by incarcerated artists, the answer became clear -- she would teach art to the underserved communities at Georgia correctional …

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'Heathers: The Musical' opens this week - Reserve your tickets!

OU Theatre students Wynne Kelly and Chloe Campbell pose in front of Lupton for a promotional photos for "Heathers: The Musical"
By: Grant Utter

An impressive 12 Oglethorpe Theatre students have been cast in the upcoming dark comedy "Heathers: The Musical," a co-production with Atlanta-based professional theatre company Actor's Express, set to hit the Conant Performing Arts Center stage on Sept. 29. Two of those students, Chloe Campbell '24 and Wynne Kelly '24, earned starring roles as the two of the titular Heathers. Campbell takes …

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Stormy Petrel Athletics: A week in review

This week in Stormy Petrel Athletics:
Men's Golf
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer
Visit gopetrels.com for more Stormy Petrel Athletics news and to learn more about the fall season COVID-19 policies.

COVID19 weekly update: 9/30/21

In this week's update from the COVID-19 Task Force: dashboard updates and current cases; flu vaccine; protocols for attending "Heathers: The Musical"; isolation vs. quarantine; what to do if you're symptomatic; campus policies; on-campus COVID-19 testing requirements; where to get a COVID-19 test or vaccine ...
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