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Compass celebrates Advisors of the Year, first-year success

Oglethorpe’s Compass advising program has announced its 2017-2018 Compass Advisor of the Year Award recipients, selected based on student surveys and retention data: Dr. Iona Wynter Parks, Dr. Brian Patterson, Carson Raymond, and Susan Sharfman. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 43 faculty and staff served as Compass advisors. On average, students met with their advisors three times per […]

Study: Atlanta one of top 3 places to start career

Thinking about starting your career in Atlanta? Good instincts. Atlanta is one of the top places in the country for recent grads entering the job market, according to personal finance website WalletHub. In order to determine the best cities in which to launch a career, the study compared 182 cities across two key dimensions, “Professional Opportunities” […]

Economics students hear from energy industry leader

One of the benefits of learning in Atlanta, the capital of the South, is direct access to industry experts. During the final weeks of the semester, students in Dr. Cassandra Copeland‘s class “The Economics of Antitrust Law” (ECO 423) and members of the Economics Club met with Narin Smith, PhD, director of market planning at Georgia […]

Rising junior receives full scholarship for summer study abroad

Rising junior Lexi Covalsen ’20 is London bound this summer! Covalsen is the recipient of the 2018 Summer ESU Dr. Manning Pattillo, Jr. Travel Scholarship, which supports study abroad program expenses in England for either Oglethorpe’s short-term London-Oxford program or GO London. The scholarship covers tuition, program costs and airfare. “Studying abroad was something that […]

Video & Photos: 2018 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium

The Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium brings together the university community in a day-long celebration of exemplary analytic and creative work produced by Oglethorpe students during the academic year. The day began with a PRISM (Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics) poster session, where students presented their class-based and independent research projects. Keynote speaker, Dr. Kate Keib of Oglethorpe University, […]

View schedule: 2018 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium, April 25

The annual Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium brings together the entire Oglethorpe community in a day-long celebration of exemplary analytic and creative work and research produced by student scholars during the academic year. The symposium provides a forum to recognize, discuss and learn from these outstanding endeavors. Panels, poster presentations, and performances present the fruits […]

Faculty and students present at Southeastern Psychological Association

A group of psychology faculty, majors and recent graduates traveled to the Southeastern Psychological Association annual conference in Charleston, SC last month to present research and attend talks. Professors Leah Zinner, Lisa Hayes and Justin Wise presented a poster on their collaborative research, “Predictors of Grades in an At-Risk Middle School Sample.” Psychology major Michael […]

Brazilian Rotary student finishing up year at Oglethorpe

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody annually sponsors an international student to study in America. This year’s recipient, Brazilian Felipe Bassani, is finishing up his time at Oglethorpe University, before returning home in June. Bassani continued work on his architectural engineering major while at Oglethorpe, as well as contributed articles to the Stormy Petrel newspaper and […]

#parlezvousfemme: Writing a thesis abroad

“Five French women. One crazy world. Has life really changed that much over the years? Watch as some of history’s most infamous French women discover what it means to be a woman in 2018.” That’s the teaser for the one-woman show I wrote this past year for my honors thesis. But, it also encapsulates my […]

Video: Senior scores job with NBA’s Atlanta Hawks

For business administration major Stuart Spiers ’18, continuing his dream of working in professional sports was a hard road traveled. Literally. “I had a game the day of the interview with the [Atlanta] Hawks,” recalls Spiers, a relief pitcher on the Oglethorpe baseball team. “The game was up in Piedmont. After a two-hour interview I had to […]