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Students selected for 2020-2021 Honor Council

Oglethorpe University Honor Council Secretary Dr. Michael Rulison has announced the students who will serve on the 2020-2021 Honor Council—students selected by their peers to be entrusted with helping to uphold the academic standards of Oglethorpe University. Congratulations to: Caroline Bond ’21 Jimmy Creamer ’21 Clara Grimaldo ’21 Vivian Manso ’21 Lola Oyinloye ’21 Talia Weinstein ’21 […]

Oglethorpe begins academic year with opening convocation

Last Friday, Oglethorpe University hosted its first virtual convocation to kick off the academic year and officially welcome new students to their Oglethorpe journey. The ceremony included a host of speakers, including President Dr. Nick Ladany, Professor of Mathematics Dr. J. Lynn Gieger, SGA President Taylor Roberts, Provost Dr. Glenn Sharfman, and Honor Council Student […]

Students bring art to life in new computer animation course

Last spring, students in the brand new Intro to Computer Animation course learned how to bring their art to life with technology. From the storyboard to the completed animation, Oglethorpe students continue to explore fantastic ways to tell stories — even from home. Though the first Intro to Computer Animation course had become remote last […]

New 2020-2021 faculty, promotions and appointments announced

Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, recently announced the new full-time and part-time faculty members for the 2020-2021 academic year, plus notable academic position changes. New Full-Time Faculty, 2020-2021 Dr. Lanier Basenberg Lecturer, Core Studies – Core B.S., Sociology, Kenyon College; M.A., Sociology, University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Sociology, Georgia State University […]

Politics professor appears on popular civics podcast

Oglethorpe Professor of Politics Joe Knippenberg was recently featured on the Constituting America podcast where he discusses the pros and cons of lengthy legislation. In this discussion, Constituting America co-founder and co-president Janine Turner posits that overly-complex laws are inaccessible to the vast majority of United States citizens, posing a barrier to civic engagement with […]

Custom kits bring physics experiments home during the pandemic

Just because Oglethorpe summer physics students were learning from home, didn’t mean they had to miss doing hands-on experiments. Or miss collaborating on experiment results and analysis in real time with their peers. Or miss doing group projects with other students on the same equipment and experiments. We were able to reproduce the on-campus experience […]

Oglethorpe’s first Achieve Atlanta Scholar graduates

Dayla Jackson, Oglethorpe University’s first Achieve Atlanta scholar, graduated this year with a major in Studio Art and minor in Environmental Studies. Achieve Atlanta is a nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of Atlanta Public Schools students who graduate college. The organization addresses the obstacles students face in completing post-secondary education by increasing college […]

Dr. John Nardo named Interim Dean of Hammack School of Business

Associate Provost and Professor of Mathematics John Nardo will serve as the Interim Dean of the Hammack School of Business, announced Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs. His term begins on July 1 and will continue until the position is filled following a nationwide search, planned to launch this fall. Dr. Nardo […]

Rising sophomore Lidia Labrada selected for Mellon Summer Academy

Oglethorpe’s Lidia Labrada ’23 is among only 15 undergraduates selected for the next Mellon Summer Academy hosted at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. This is the third consecutive year an Oglethorpe student has been selected, and she will be accompanied by fellow Petrel Hayleigh Stonham ’22. During the week-long immersive experience, the students […]