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How to succeed at Oglethorpe with a little help from your friends

In an effort to ensure every student thrives, Academic Success provides an assortment of programs to provide the personal, social, professional and academic skills necessary to succeed in school and life. “The biggest benefit of peer tutors is that they have shared their students’ experience of learning (and perhaps, struggling through) the same material. Asking us […]

Oglethorpe University – Mercer University College of Pharmacy Research Pipeline Internships

In fall 2014, the Natural Sciences Division at Oglethorpe University allied with Dr. Kevin Murnane of Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy to develop a biomedical research and training pipeline for Oglethorpe science students looking for authentic research experiences. This collaboration has been formalized to provide research opportunities that compliment Oglethorpe’s liberal arts approach and this year […]

Student research development fund now accepting applications

Oglethorpe’s undergraduates have access to research funding, thanks to the Philip Weltner Library student research development fund, established in 2016. Students may apply annually for funding to defray costs incurred while conducting or presenting research. Eligible uses of the funds include attending conferences, research-related equipment, and project and logistical expenses. All students are eligible to apply, […]

Modern Media Conference gives exposure to career options

Recently, I was able to attend the sixth annual Modern Media Conference at Georgia State University as a part of my internship with Pegasus Creative, Oglethorpe’s student communication agency in University Communications. This year’s conference featured keynote speaker D.W. Pine, creative director for TIME Magazine, and panels like “Let ‘em Know It’s YOU: Develop Your Own Media Personality,” “Writing […]

Oglethorpe in top percentile of Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings

When it comes to student success, Oglethorpe is a peer leader. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education University Rankings is an annual assessment of colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart in an effort to measure institutions’ “educational impact.” Their 2018 rankings of 1054 institutions place Oglethorpe University in the top 44% of […]

New OU Museum Research Center presents academic research opportunities

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art has launched a new research center that is giving greater accessibility and visibility for its ever-growing permanent collection—and growing academic research opportunities for students. The research center had inauspicious beginnings as a workroom in the museum, but with the help of continuing education student Grady Clinkscales III, the museum began, with […]