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Oglethorpe helps “save the world” on new show

If you thought you recently caught a glimpse of some familiar Gothic facades while channel surfing, you were (probably) right. ABC’s new fall show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, starring Jason Ritter and JoAnna Garcia-Swisher, used Oglethorpe’s beautiful scenery as a television backdrop. The Philip Weltner Library and turf field were heavily featured in the debut […]

Video: Scene shop gives rise to large scale art

For every Oglethorpe Theatre production in the Conant Performing Arts Center to come to life, hours of work must be done beforehand in the Reiser Scene Shop. Located adjacent to Conant, the scene shop provides a climate-controlled, weatherproof space for students to work on set construction under the direction of technical directors and theatre faculty […]

Learning on set: senior shines light on career path

Learning on set: senior turns hobby into career path Hannah Gibbs ’18, is Master Electrician for the Oglethorpe University Theatre production of Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play. In her time at Oglethorpe, she’s been able to work with professional lighting designers and companies to help develop her craft, from interest to potential career. Hannah Gibbs […]

Spot Hearst Hall in ‘Bad Moms Christmas’ trailer

It’s no secret that Oglethorpe offers a proper setting for many films and television shows, but it’s still fun to see the final cut of scenes filmed around campus. A Bad Moms Christmas, due out November 1, follows three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the “Super Bowl […]

Semester-long arts celebration of Hispaniola kicks off

Hispaniola: A Celebration of Haiti and the Dominican Republic is a campus-wide, semester-long celebration of the Caribbean island. The staff of Oglethorpe University Museum of Art have partnered with faculty in French, Spanish, Music, and Theatre to present a dynamic series of lectures, films, and performances to accompany the current OUMA exhibition, all of which explore […]

New OU Museum Research Center presents academic research opportunities

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art has launched a new research center that is giving greater accessibility and visibility for its ever-growing permanent collection—and growing academic research opportunities for students. The research center had inauspicious beginnings as a workroom in the museum, but with the help of continuing education student Grady Clinkscales III, the museum began, with […]