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Fall reception honors first graduates of Class of 2024

On December 15, Oglethorpe celebrated the hard work and commitment of students who satisfied degree requirements during the fall 2023 semester. The spring commencement ceremony in May is typically when students are invited back to campus to commemorate their accomplishments. This year, professor of Economics Dr. Peter Kower, joined forces across academic divisions and staff […]

Oglethorpe University announces Fall 2023 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the 553 Oglethorpe University students whose academic performance during the Fall 2023 semester merits recognition on the Dean’s Academic Honors List. This designation is among the university’s most prestigious honors and distinguishes those scholars who achieved at least a 3.50 term grade-point average while earning 12 or more semester hours. “We applaud your […]

20 students awarded Oglethorpe undergraduate research funding

Twenty Oglethorpe University students have received funding from Oglethorpe’s Student Research Development Fund, administered by the Philip Weltner Library, to support their undergraduate research Students can apply annually for funding to help with costs incurred while conducting or presenting research. Funds may be used for attending conferences, research-related equipment, and project and logistical expenses. Applications […]

Psychology lecturer co-authors study revealing scientists promote scientific censorship

Lecturer in Psychology Dr. Chris Martin recently helped publish a study on scientific censorship in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a leading international research journal. Co-authored by leading scholars specializing in academic freedom, the study investigates the causes and consequences of obfuscating scientific discoveries. Previous empirical studies of censorship implicate powerful officials — […]

Student-led PR firm organizes event celebrating historic Brookhaven community

Oglethorpe’s student-led public relations firm, the Weltner Consulting Agency, recently hosted an event celebrating the historic Brookhaven community, Lynwood Park. The firm has worked closely with its client and Oglethorpe trustee emeritus, Arnold Sidman, for the past two years. Students’ work for Mr. Sidman focuses on raising awareness about intercultural communication and diversity in the […]

Board of Trustees names Dr. Kathryn McClymond Oglethorpe’s 18th president

The Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees voted unanimously during its fall meeting Nov. 9-10 to approve Dr. Kathryn McClymond as the institution’s 18th president, removing “interim” from her title effective immediately. “The trustees recognized that Dr. McClymond is the right choice at the right time to lead Oglethorpe,” said Board Chair Tammy Pearson, Oglethorpe class […]

Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership society taps new members

Oglethorpe University’s Omicron Delta Kappa Circle has tapped 20 students and one faculty member to join the highly selective national leadership honor society. O∆K’s mission is to recognize and encourage collaboration among collegiate leaders. The society seeks to identify, celebrate, and engage collegiate and community leaders from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations. Members have access […]

New exhibition series amplifies student voices, provides professional opportunities

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is breaking new ground with its bi-semester exhibition series, “Oglethorpe’s Own” featuring exhibits created and curated entirely by Oglethorpe students. This innovative, new series aims to amplify underrepresented voices while providing students the opportunity to take ownership of an exhibition that tells their unique stories. The student-focused series was […]