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New 2017-2018 full-time faculty and staff changes announced

Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced 16 new staff and faculty, plus a number of notable academic position changes. Below are the faculty and staff who will either be new to the Oglethorpe community, or will be returning but in a different capacity: Mr. Rene Alvarez Compass Advising Director […]

Barcelona summers promise art, history and food

The Catalan capital is rich in culture Since 2012, Oglethorpe has served as the academic partner of LeadAbroad, approving academic faculty, syllabi, course pedagogy and materials for its multifaceted study abroad programs. LeadAbroad programs attract a growing number of students from universities across the U.S., most of whom earn transferable Oglethorpe credit for the program. LeadAbroad […]

Satisfy your curiosity by taking a community course

Learning isn’t reserved for undergrads Oglethorpe offers a variety of courses open to the public. Whether you choose to continue your education with a second (or third, or fourth) language, or learn a brand new subject, community courses allow you to take advantage of one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country, right in […]

Experience London, get college credit

Study abroad partnership expands across the pond Since 2012, Oglethorpe has served as the academic partner of LeadAbroad, approving academic faculty, syllabi, course pedagogy and materials for its multifaceted study abroad programs. LeadAbroad programs attract a growing number of students from universities across the U.S., most of whom earn transferable Oglethorpe credit for the program. […]

The Science Class for the 21st Century

More questions, fewer answers – at Oglethorpe, science is all about discovery Whether you’re an Atlanta resident or a passing traveler, you can’t help but notice the striking silhouette of the Bank of America Plaza. This skyscraper isn’t just the highlight of our famous Atlanta skyline. It’s also the tallest building in Georgia and the […]

Oglethorpe undergrad aids Emory scientists in epigenetic research

How the partnership between Oglethorpe and Emory is opening doors for an ambitious biology student—and advancing research in epigenetics The fast-growing field of epigenetics is one of the hottest topics in biology research. Exciting discoveries are emerging all the time. And now Elias Castro, a biology major and recent graduate of Oglethorpe University, has contributed […]

Spring 2017 Dean’s List Recognizes Academic Excellence

Congratulations to the 292 Oglethorpe students whose academic performance during the 2017 spring semester merited recognition on the Dean’s Academic Honors List! This list celebrates students who achieved at least a 3.50 term grade-point average, while earning 12 or more semester hours. “We are very proud of you!” wrote Provost & Vice President for Academic […]

Commencement Awards Honor Scholarship, Leadership, Character

During Commencement, three awards are presented to members of the graduating class to recognize excellence in scholarship, leadership and character. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients! Katherine Carey ’17, an English and Comparative Literature major, and Kelly Jacobson ’17, a Chemistry and History major, received the esteemed James Edward Oglethorpe Award. This award is presented […]