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Students create comprehensive communications strategies for Atlanta businesses

Students in Special Topics in Communication Studies recently presented comprehensive public relations campaigns to two local businesses as part of a semester-long service learning project. These campaigns included guidance on social media strategy, branding, web design, community engagement and more. Instructed by Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Dr. Kate Keib, students in this class were […]

“Destination Day” celebrates seniors’ future plans

Earlier this week, more than 80 seniors stopped by the Turner Lynch Campus Center to take part in “Destination Day,” a celebration of Petrels’ post-grad plans. Hosted by Career Development, the festivities included a gift card raffle drawing, free Oglethorpe swag and King of Pops. Prior to attending Destination Day, students were asked to complete […]

Stormy Petrels share Oxford study abroad experience

Study abroad is an incredible way to broaden world views, make meaningful connections with communities all over the world, and forge friendships for life. At Oglethorpe, students have the opportunity to study abroad through Oglethorpe’s 16 International Exchange Partners around the globe — including a premier academic partnership with the University of Oxford in England. This […]

Senior chemistry major named National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

Oglethorpe chemistry major and computer science minor Hannah P. ’22 has been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM disciplines. The grant comes with a full tuition award and a stipend for living expenses […]

Campus film festival features student flicks

Student filmmakers recently presented their 5-minute shorts to the campus community at the “Last Looks” film festival held in the Philip Weltner Library. With 29 films on the marquee, the festival showcased a variety of genres and cinematic styles. An open call was put out to all Oglethorpe students to submit their short films, but […]

OU students, faculty present research at professional psychology conference

Over spring break, 12 Oglethorpe students accompanied four faculty to the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) in Hilton Head, South Carolina. This continued a longstanding tradition of the Oglethorpe psychology department preparing students to submit their own research to peer-reviewed professional conferences. This year’s students participants were Rebecca Castro, Alexa Tringali, Kharynton […]

OU students lead interactive activities for Atlanta Science Festival

Last Thursday, Oglethorpe University welcomed families to the Cousins Center for Science and Innovation for an Atlanta Science Festival event. The annual two-week celebration of world-class learning and STEM career opportunities in metro Atlanta features 100+ events throughout the metro area. Teams of Oglethorpe students led interactive exhibits demonstrating scientific principles. At one station, students […]

Student-led ‘Weltner Consulting Agency’ begins first campaign

This semester marked the official launch of the student-led PR firm, the Weltner Consulting Agency. Founded by eight Oglethorpe students, this new group will conduct research, oversee real-world PR campaigns and analyze data under the advisement of communications faculty Dr. Kate Keib and Dr. Melany Chambers. The team of students is already hard at work crafting […]

Ambassador of Estonia to U.S. provides global insights to students

Having already housed “tech unicorns,” like telecommunications giant Skype and money-transferring app Wise, Estonia is widely considered to be a preeminent entity in startup activity. Last Thursday, Ambassador of Estonia to the United States Kristjan Prikk visited Oglethorpe University to discuss the emerging entrepreneurial trends of his country, offering engaging insights to aspiring business professionals. […]