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Student research fund now accepting applications

Research funding is available to Oglethorpe undergraduates, thanks to the Philip Weltner Library student research development fund, established in 2016. Students may apply annually for funding to defray costs incurred while conducting or presenting research. Eligible uses of the funds include attending conferences, research-related equipment, and project and logistical expenses. Nearly 30 stipends have been […]

International Education Week celebrates the global perspective

International Education Week (IEW) will be celebrated November 16-20, 2020 throughout the U.S.—and at Oglethorpe University. IEW, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, celebrates the value and benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.  It’s also is an opportunity to promote programs that not only prepare Americans for a global […]

Oglethorpe students take part in historic election

In what has turned out to be one of the most important elections in modern history, the Oglethorpe community came out in force to encourage voter participation and help inform others about the process. The new OU SOAR Lab (Social Media Observations Analytics Research), a new coalition of students dedicated to analyzing social media trends, […]

Second annual Diversity Week led by SGA’s Junior Class Senator

Oglethorpe’s Student Government Association (SGA) is hosting its second annual Diversity Week, a tradition founded by the current SGA President Taylor Roberts ’21 and this year led by Junior Class Senator Courtland Davis ’22. Davis collaborated with Natasha Byrd, associate director of residence life, Essence Washington, associate director of the counseling center, and OU’s Student […]

Career Tips playlist now on LinkedIn Learning

To help students make the most out of LinkedIn Learning—a free service available to students, faculty and staff—Oglethorpe is curating a monthly collection of short courses based on relevant and timely topics. This month is focused on Career Tips for Students, a series of courses selected by Director of Career Development Erin Sherrill in the A_LAB. […]

Freshman’s new club delivers a bear, a book, a balloon…and a smile

Sahara Moore ’24, a first-year student majoring in biology and art, recently founded A Bear, A Book, & A Balloon, a new philanthropic student organization. The student club assembles care packages of items—a teddy bear, a book, and a balloon—and delivers them to patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Their goal is simply to bring happiness to […]

Business students discuss summer internships, pandemic’s effects

Hammack School of Business students who participated in summer internships gave virtual presentations about their experiences. Each student provided a brief summary of their responsibilities and reviewed the value of their experiences. Interestingly, each presentation contains information about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected these internships and the students’ work. Student presentations include: Diego Sanchez ’21 […]