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Public relations student group networks at professional conference

Earlier this semester, Oglethorpe’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), along with advisor Dr. Kate Keib, attended the PRSA annual conference for Georgia’s public relations industry. Hosted at the Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, the Feb. 28 event offered students the opportunity to network with leading professionals in the industry. Conference attendance was […]

Economics Club hosts alumna speaker from Federal Reserve Bank

Earlier this semester, the Oglethorpe Economics Club hosted guest speaker and alumna Shalini Patel (Hulsey) ’95. Patel, who majored in Business Administration and Economics, is currently the Coordinating Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Regional Economic Information Network. In her role at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Patel maintains advanced knowledge of regional and macroeconomic developments and […]

2020-2021 Honor Council Nominations

Dear TU Students: We are beginning the process of electing twelve student members to the TU (traditional undergraduate) honor council for the 2020-21 academic year. Elections will occur later this semester (in conjunction with some unrelated SGA elections). The first step in the process is to solicit, from the entire TU student body, nominations for election […]

5 ways to prepare for online learning

Remember, classes resume online Monday, March 23. Here are five ways to prepare for online learning: Moodle Log in, make sure that your notifications are on. Click on the drop down next to your profile picture, choose preferences, user account and “Notification Preferences”. Zoom Many professors will use zoom to hold live class sessions or […]

Oglethorpe opens film studies program | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In March, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution spotlighted Oglethorpe’s new Film and Media Studies major and minor. Oglethorpe opens film studies program The state’s longest-serving college president, Larry Schall, plans to leave his post at Oglethorpe University after spending 15 years improving the Brookhaven institution. The student body has mushroomed from about 800 to more than 1,300 […]

Petrel Interns: Nick Evans ’20, Morgan Stanley [Video]

Oglethorpe senior Nick Evans fits right in with the industrious atmosphere of Morgan Stanley, the global investment bank and financial services company. He is the second Oglethorpe student to complete the year-long internship with the company and will be finishing up by graduation in May. With the prospect of job hunting on the horizon, Evans exudes […]

Photos: Scholarship Weekend welcomes future students and parents to campus

Approximately 300 students and more than 400 parents attended Scholarship Weekend at Oglethorpe University, where the future Petrels participated in seminars and competed for full-tuition scholarships through presentations and interviews. Students were selected to attend the annual competition by the Admission Office, and nominated based on academic credentials, extra-curricular activities, leadership experience, a personal essay […]

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 […]