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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 […]

Video: Dear Professor – Dr. Iona Wynter Parks

Dear Professor: Dr. Iona Wynter Parks Class of 2018 graduate Victoria Lindbergh writes a letter to Dr. Iona Wynter Parks on the way she influenced her over the last four years. Wynter Parks is a french professor and Lindbergh majored in french and theatre. Several Oglethorpe seniors were asked to write a letter to a […]

Photos: Goslin gets graffiti goodbye

Although much of Goslin Hall’s exterior will remain intact and be transformed into the new Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, select interior walls were set for demolition as construction began after commencement. The make-over allowed science students and faculty to tag pieces of the building with spray paint and sledgehammers during finals week before the […]

Dr. Sarah Terry receives 2018 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Sarah Terry, associate professor of English, received the 2018 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award at Oglethorpe University’s commencement ceremony on May 12. Established in 1991, the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Awards honor an outstanding professor on selected member campuses of the Georgia Independent College Association. The annual award is presented to a member of the […]

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 […]

Video: Dear Professor – Dr. Mariel Meier

Dear Professor: Dr. Mariel Meier Class of 2018 graduate Iris Ponce writes a letter to Dr. Mariel Meier on the way she influenced her over the last four years. Meier is a physics professor and Ponce majored in physics. Several Oglethorpe seniors were asked to write a letter to a professor who impacted their lives. […]

Listen: GPB/NPR radio features Oglethorpe course “Literary Tribalism”

GPB/NPR’s daily news talk show On Second Thought welcomed English professor Dr. Reshmi Hebbar and her students Caleb Logan and Yasmin Tehrani to discuss Oglethorpe’s class “Literary Tribalism: How to Read Race, Class, Nation & Gender.” The interview was part of GPB’s Lessons from Left Field series that examines “unconventional classes at schools and universities around the state.” […]