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Aspiring journalist interns with Decatur Book Festival

Communications studies major and future journalist Julissa Canas Escobar served as editor of The Stormy Petrel campus newspaper for two years, and now her latest internship with the Decatur Book Festival has her turning the next page. The graduating senior first learned of the opportunity from Oglethorpe’s Atlanta Laboratory for Learning. Erin Sherrill, director of career development, and Dr. […]

Video: Malika Whitley ’11 featured on Today Show

Class of 2011’s Malika Whitley continues to make a difference in Atlanta with ChopArt, the nonprofit she founded for homeless teens “to help them build community, cope, and heal” through the arts. And her efforts are getting national recognition. Most recently, highlighted Whitley’s outreach to homeless youth in the city.   This month, Whitley […]

Oglethorpe to host National Girls & Women in Sports Day on Feb. 3

The Oglethorpe athletic department and the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday, February 3. The event will take place at 11 a.m. in the Traditions lobby of Dorough Field House and in the Schmidt Recreation Center, as well as the Oglethorpe Track and Field, weather […]

Day of Service highlights weekend of activism

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., dozens of Oglethorpe students and alumni participated in service trips and activism around Atlanta. Organized by A_LAB Civic Engagement and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., more than 50 students spent their day off on Monday volunteering with Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture and Books For […]

Amani Moore ’19 among Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s emerging leaders

While most seniors spent winter break preparing for their final semester, Amani Moore ’19 was busy packing for Washington D.C. The International Studies major graduated last semester and landed a coveted spot with freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Emerging Leaders internship program. From Birmingham, Moore first learned of […]

Economics students attend national conference headlined by Fed Chairman

Over winter break, five economics students, along with faculty members Dr. Cassandra Copeland and Dr. Peter Kower, attended the annual conference of the American Economic Association. The national conference, primarily attended by professionals and graduate students, was held in Atlanta January 4-6 and featured panels, job fairs, and other networking opportunities. Student attendees included economics majors […]

Two students awarded prestigious Gilman International Scholarships

Two Oglethorpe students, Claudine Niyonsenga ’20 and Yana Timoshenko ’20, have received the prestigious and selective Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad during the 2019 spring semester. The U.S. Department of State annually awards grants of up to $5,000 to deserving students to assist with international education. Niyonsenga, a Business Administration major, will attend […]

Paris study abroad program debuts in summer 2019

Add the City of Lights to the growing list of study abroad programs where students can earn transferable Oglethorpe class credits. Starting in the summer of 2019, a new five-week session will be added in Paris, France, immersing undergrads in a cultural exchange that will last a lifetime. Oglethorpe has served as the academic partner […]