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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 […]

OU alumni create peaceful painting for senior living community

Oglethorpe alumni Dauren Parker ’21 and Muskaan Bhukhanwala ’21 were recently commissioned by Canterbury Court — a senior living community just down the road from the university — to create a large-scale painting that would cover the sheetrock that blocked the view of the outdoor space as the facility underwent construction. Hoping to bring a sense […]

Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society taps new members

Oglethorpe University’s Omicron Delta Kappa Circle has tapped 16 new inductees to become members of the highly selective national leadership honor society: Lamia Bhuiyan Makenna Skye Bryant Rebecca Castro Aida Mezrak Daniel Andrea Kezh Danielle Grace Lindmier Beck McDonald Alyssa Merletti Connor K. Murphy Isabella Marie Nangano Alexis Michelle Salgueiro Imisha Sayani Miriam Simma Sarah N. […]

Immigration attorney to bring expert insight to Oglethorpe

On November 3, Oglethorpe will once again welcome leading immigration attorney Charles Kuck to campus. Kuck is Founder and Managing Partner of Kuck Baxter Immigration and oversees its worldwide immigration practice. In the first part of his presentation, Understanding the U.S. Immigration Maze, Kuck will provide an overview of the immigration system, key information and […]

Oglethorpe launches campus food pantry for students in need

After a campus-wide survey in fall 2020, it was identified that more than 35% of Oglethorpe students suffer from an inadequate food supply each week. Even more students shared that they cannot guarantee they will be able to purchase more food before their current supply runs out. This food insecurity inspired Oglethorpe Student Government Association […]

Oglethorpe students raise donations for Hurricane Ida victims

At the end of August, Hurricane Ida swept through the United States and disproportionately affected the state of Louisiana. Following Hurricane Katrina, this category four tropical storm was the second-worst hurricane to hit the state. After her family in Louisiana was personally affected by Ida, Tai Suarez ’23 wanted to bring together Oglethorpe students to […]

Oglethorpe supports student success through programs honoring Paul Hackett

Transitioning to college life can be challenging, especially for students who are first-generation college students or part of a traditionally underrepresented group. Thanks to a generous donation from the Robitaille Family in memory of their son, alumnus Paul Hackett, Oglethorpe helps many of these students achieve academic success and pursue experiential learning opportunities, while creating […]

Oglethorpe to celebrate Constitution Day 2021

Constitution Day, a commemoration of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, is observed annually at Oglethorpe University with a Constitution Day Lecture featuring an esteemed guest speaker. This year’s lecture will occur on Thursday, September 16 at 4 p.m. EDT and is open to all faculty, staff, students, and the public. Visit OU Connect for […]