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OU’s annual “STEMFest” connects students with undergraduate research opportunities

Recently, more than 50 students attended STEMFest, a poster session hosted by faculty eager to recruit Oglethorpe’s young scientists for hands-on research. An annual tradition, STEMFest allows attendees to connect face-to-face with professors while learning about valuable research opportunities that have helped students acquire course credit, publish studies, attend conferences and compete for grants and […]

Coca-Cola Foundation continues support of Oglethorpe’s best and brightest

Last week representatives of The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Foundation visited Oglethorpe University to meet scholarship recipients and receive an update on institutional priorities and goals. Saadia Madsbjerg, president of the Coca-Cola Foundation, and Fran Killeen, The Coca-Cola Company’s Director of Global Community Affairs, visited the Oglethorpe campus Sept. 14 and heard firsthand how the […]

Oglethorpe welcomes largest first year class ever

Oglethorpe University enrolled a record 425 first-year students Fall Semester, the largest freshman class in the university’s 187-year history. The class swelled overall enrollment to its highest level ever as well reaching 1,494. “We’re glad so many students are finding a home at Oglethorpe,” said President Nick Ladany. “The message that Oglethorpe is a place […]

Opening Convocation 2022 [Photos]

“We affirm the Honor Code together as a reminder that honor exists largely in relationship to others. You are a member of this community now,” said Provost Kathryn McClymond to the Oglethorpe Class of 2026 at last Friday’s Convocation. “You are not alone…We soar together.” A yearly ceremony to officially welcome the new class of […]

New 2022-2023 faculty, promotions and appointments announced

Dr. Kathryn McClymond, provost and vice president for academic affairs, recently announced new full-time and part-time faculty members for the 2022-2023 academic year, plus notable academic position changes. Faculty Promotions Dr. Brooke Bays promoted to Associate Professor of Psychology with tenure Dr. Linda deCamp promoted to Assistant Professor, Mathematics (tenure-track) Dr. Iona Wynter Parks promoted to […]

Dr. Leroy Carson, Jr. appointed founding director of Oglethorpe’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Oglethorpe University has appointed Dr. Leroy Carson, Jr. as the founding director of an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center within the Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business. Currently in the initial planning stages, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center will serve Oglethorpe students, both business majors and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as metro Atlanta entrepreneurs. “While […]

New community garden to support campus sustainability, combat food insecurity

Construction was recently completed on “Petey’s Garden,” a community garden outside the Turner Lynch Campus Center. Consisting of four raised beds and a small greenhouse, the garden will be a place where the Oglethorpe community can grow affordable and low-impact food, learn new horticultural skills, and support campus biodiversity. Overseen by Director of Environmental Studies […]

Shanequa Gay named artist-in-residence at Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University has announced Shanequa Gay as its inaugural visual artist-in-residence for the 2022-23 academic year. As part of her residency, the internationally-acclaimed Atlanta artist will present lectures and special events for the Oglethorpe community and host guest artists and curators on campus. In addition, a studio space dedicated to the program — and future artists-in-residence […]