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Brookhaven arts pop-up showcases Oglethorpe alumni, student talents

Now showing just a short walk from Oglethorpe University: Art Pop Up + Shop in Town Brookhaven, an exhibition/gallery of paintings, mixed media, photographs, drawings, jewelry and more by 18 + Atlanta area artists — including an Oglethorpe alumna! The pop-up was organized by Explore Brookhaven and srmART Connect, an art advocacy and programming business headed by alumna Sharon […]

Blistering rock musical reimagining Lizzie Borden hits the Conant stage

Premiering this Saturday at Conant Performing Arts Center, “Lizzie” is a rock-and-roll reimagining of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders brought to you by Atlanta theatre company and frequent Oglethorpe University collaborator Actor’s Express. Helping to bring the modernized story to Oglethorpe’s home stage are current OU students and alumni working alongside Actor’s Express professionals. OU students […]

Alumni unite to launch the Oglethorpe Black Alumni Network

Oglethorpe University alumni have come together to form the Oglethorpe Black Alumni Network (OBAN), which officially launched during Alumni Weekend in April 2022. Mentorship, scholarship, and community are at the heart of this new affinity group, founded by Black alumni who graduated between 2008 and 2019. “I wanted to take advantage of the relationships and […]

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

To the Class of 2022 — you did it! Congratulations to the 260+ graduates honored at the May 21 Commencement ceremony. Check out photos and video from this year’s ceremony below. Beatriz Perez, senior vice president and chief communications, sustainability and strategic partnerships officer for The Coca-Cola Company, was the guest speaker and honorary degree […]

2022 Honors and Awards celebrate excellence in academics and leadership

Oglethorpe’s annual Honors and Awards Ceremony celebrates the academic and leadership contributions of students, faculty, and staff throughout the academic year. Congratulations to the 2022 honorees! A_LAB Award – Estela Chavez Adult Degree Program Student Award – Jose Valtierra Charles M. MacConnell Award – Jordyn Billings  Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization – DYNA.STTY (Driving Your […]

OU alumni create peaceful painting for senior living community

Oglethorpe alumni Dauren Parker ’21 and Muskaan Bhukhanwala ’21 were recently commissioned by Canterbury Court — a senior living community just down the road from the university — to create a large-scale painting that would cover the sheetrock that blocked the view of the outdoor space as the facility underwent construction. Hoping to bring a sense […]

Oglethorpe professor leads Forsyth County teacher workday session

On February 22, Professor of Politics Dr. Joe Knippenberg traveled to Forsyth County, Georgia to lead a teacher workday session about the Federalist Papers and the importance of primary-source documents in the classroom. He was joined by Matthew Thompson ’93, an Oglethorpe alumnus who now teaches English and History at Forsyth Central High School — […]

Oglethorpe launches campus food pantry for students in need

After a campus-wide survey in fall 2020, it was identified that more than 35% of Oglethorpe students suffer from an inadequate food supply each week. Even more students shared that they cannot guarantee they will be able to purchase more food before their current supply runs out. This food insecurity inspired Oglethorpe Student Government Association […]