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Oglethorpe students thrive in booming Atlanta film scene

Atlanta is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in media. After introducing up to 30 percent in tax credits to production companies in 2008, film and television production in Atlanta exploded. In 2018, the industry generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion. With nearly 3,000 motion picture and television businesses and 92,000 jobs, Georgia […]

Oglethorpe will provide 50 students with free US Passports

On February 11, Oglethorpe University will provide 50 students with free passports. As part of the Council on International Educational Exchange’s Passport Caravan, Oglethorpe will dedicate resources to guide students through the passport application process. Proper photography and forms will be provided at no cost and specialists will be on-site to ensure the process can […]

Recent grad lands gigs with AJC and City of Brookhaven

Since graduating in the spring, Julissa Cañas Escobar ’19 has successfully pursued multiple opportunities in her field. The Communication Studies major is following her dreams of being a journalist through her work at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while also dipping her toes into public relations with the City of Brookhaven, home to Oglethorpe. In July, Cañas […]

Oglethorpe students win innovation award for app development

Hammack School of Business students Roi Levi, David Povolotsky and Daniel Ocampo received a $500 award and access to entrepreneurship resources from Georgia Institute of Technology for developing a nightlife app called “A Night Out.” At a round table competition hosted by Georgia Tech in October, the students pitched their app to a panel of […]

13 students awarded undergraduate research funding

Thirteen Oglethorpe students have received undergraduate research awards from Oglethorpe’s Student Research Development Fund, distributed annually. The students are majoring in a range of disciplines, including biology, biopsychology, psychology, sociology, English, and comparative literature. Funding applications were evaluated by a committee comprised of Dr. Lea Alford, Eli Arnold, Dr. Nick Bujak, Dr. Beth Concepcion, Alyssa Kowis, Dr. Glenn Sharfman, Dr. Karen Schmeichel, […]

Oglethorpe kicks off annual Philanthropy Week Celebration

Oglethorpe’s annual Philanthropy Week Celebration seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. We hope to promote a culture of gratitude within the Oglethorpe community and provide inspiration and ideas on how to “Make a Difference”—at Oglethorpe and beyond. This year, Philanthropy Week is celebrated November […]

Oglethorpe alumna on the ballot for Brookhaven Mayor

Oglethorpe alumna Jennifer Heath ’99 is in the race for Mayor of the City of Brookhaven, home of her alma mater. The Business Administration and Computer Science major, who currently works in digital media design, has spent the last five years being a community advocate in the city, and now is taking her passion for […]

Photos: 2019 Graduate School Fair

More than 30 graduate schools were on campus today for this year’s graduate school fair. Oglethorpe students were able to learn more about post-grad opportunities and programs available at the schools in attendance. Campus grad school fairs are held annually and are hosted by Oglethorpe’s A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning). The graduate schools in attendance […]

Senior continues internship legacy at the Harland Foundation

Philosophy major Margaret Light ’20 is adding to her resume of nonprofit experience this semester with an internship at the John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation. The senior is among nearly a dozen Oglethorpe students who have interned at the Harland Foundation in the last decade. Harland is an Atlanta charitable foundation that […]