Did you know Oglethorpe has a live bluebird camera? Check it out, there may be some bluebird babies on the way! The bluebird livestream evolved out of a special projects assignment by two Oglethorpe students, Andrew Davenport ’12 and Sandy Vuong ’12, who teamed up to investigate the behavior of Eastern bluebirds for their Urban Ecology class, taught by Dr. Roarke Donnelly, associate professor […]
Congratulations to the newest inductees into the Oglethorpe chapter of Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society: Delaney Abood Yasmin Anderson Kayla Matta Arman Niknafs Karina Pinal Iris Ponce Ashlee Tolbert Kelly Jacobson ’17 is chapter president and Dr. Mariel Meier, assistant professor of physics, serves as their advisor. Sigma Zeta is a national undergraduate honor […]
This semester, Oglethorpe’s Academic Affairs hosted “Coffee and Conversations,” a four-part lecture series on topics relevant to current events, including immigration law and policy, the science and policy of global climate change, and the “legitimate parallels and silly comparisons” between Trump and fascism. For the final lecture, Oglethorpe welcomed attorneys Charles H. Kuck, managing partner […]
Scholarship Weekend, hosted in January 2017, brought its largest group of student-scholars in history to campus to compete for Oglethorpe’s full-tuition merit scholarships: the James Edward Oglethorpe Scholarship, the OU Theatre Scholarship, and the Civic Engagement Scholarship. “These students have excelled academically during their high school careers and have demonstrated both leadership and service in their […]
Congratulations to the 311 Oglethorpe students whose academic performance during the 2016 fall semester merited recognition on the Dean’s Academic Honors List! This list recognizes 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 […]
At the close of the fall semester, students in chemistry, computer science, physics, and psychology presented course-based research at an open poster session in the Turner Lynch Campus Center. “PRISM Lite” is a mid-year version of PRISM (Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics), an event celebrating independent undergraduate research at the end of the academic […]
Senior Kelly Jacobson ’17 is one of only 21 students nationwide to win a Sigma Zeta Student Research Award from the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Society. Established in 2011, the awards help to fund undergraduate student research projects. Kelly, a Chemistry and History double major, received the award to support her research in “Acquisition and Analysis […]
Science on the Green was sponsored by the Oglethorpe physics, chemistry, and biology students and faculty, and was open to all fields of study. Held on the quad, the event featured a variety of demonstrations and activities, including human hamster balls, a potato launcher, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and dry ice noisemakers.
“Hamilton’s America,” a documentary about the making of the groundbreaking musical “Hamilton,” aired a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve watched it five times, in part because I’m so proud of my amazing friend and college classmate Chris Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of George Washington in the show. But, […]
Oglethorpe’s Philip Weltner Library has established a new student research development fund to help students defray the costs related to conducting undergraduate research. Students may apply for funding to attend conferences, research-related equipment and project expenses, and logistical expenses incurred while researching and studying at other universities.