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Oglethorpe introduces new certificate in digital media

To keep pace with the ever-changing communications industry, Oglethorpe recently introduced a Certificate in Digital Media available to all degree-seeking students. More and more employers are seeking professionals who are proficient in digital platforms and able to communicate effectively in today’s digital landscape. With this certificate, students in any major can demonstrate to employers they […]

Constitution Day lecture reflects on American revolutionary Mary Otis Warren

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, the university welcomed Dr. Kirstin Anderson Birkhaug, assistant professor of Political Science at Hope College. Birkhaug gave an address titled “‘Mercy Otis Warren: The Constitution and […]

Office of Student Success welcomes new staff, expands student services

One initiative identified in Oglethorpe University’s Strategic Plan calls for building a professional advising unit of highly trained personnel to increase student retention and graduation rates. To help achieve that, Oglethorpe has welcomed new staff in the Office of Student Success, led by Dr. Vivian Medrano, senior director of student success. In addition to Assistant […]

Convocation 2023 celebrates academic potential and promise

“There are about 400 new Oglethorpe University students in this room. What if this group of 400 young adults decided to change the world together? Imagine what you could do,” posited Interim President Dr. Kathryn McClymond at Friday’s convocation. “Just imagine what the legacy of the Class of 2027 could be if you joined forces.” […]

New 2023-2024 faculty, appointments, promotions announced

Interim President Kathryn McClymond and Interim Provost Kendra King Momon have announced faculty appointments and promotions, as well as new full-time and part-time faculty for the 2023-2024 academic year. Faculty Promotions Dr. Kate Keib, Associate Professor, Communication Studies; awarded tenure Division Chairs Division I – Dr. Kate Keib Division II – Dr. Nicholas B. Maher […]

Strategic Plan grants support 11 on-campus initiatives

Oglethorpe University’s Strategic Initiative Committee has announced the recipients of $100,000 in grant funding for projects supporting the university’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. Eleven initiatives, outlined by Oglethorpe faculty, staff and students, were greenlit by the committee in early summer and will be implemented throughout the next academic year. The approved proposals support a breadth of […]