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Atlanta Opera’s open-air Big Tent Series set for Hermance Stadium

Announcing The Big Tent Series The show must go on. This fall, The Atlanta Opera will present 18 live outdoor performances. Designed for social distancing at Oglethorpe University, you can… Oglethorpe’s expansive Hermance Stadium will welcome the Atlanta Opera for a limited run of two operas. The Atlanta Opera will open its fall 2020 season […]

10 ways to stay connected during the remote semester!

As this semester-like-no-other begins, it’s important Petrels find ways to stay connected and keep a sense of campus community, whether you’re on or off campus. Here’s a list of how to stay “in the know” at Oglethorpe this semester: Read the latest. The Source website keeps the campus community informed about the latest university news. […]

Sophomore Ivi D’vynne releases new music single with producer KC Clayton

Ivi (Wicks) D’vynne ’23 recently released a single “Running Out of Time” with producer and University of Memphis Professor Kurt “KC” Clayton. The rising Oglethorpe sophomore was first introduced to the two-time Grammy nominee at a 2016 Juneteenth talent competition in Memphis, which Clayton judged. “Working with him was magic, honestly,” D’vynne said about the […]

Oglethorpe’s first Achieve Atlanta Scholar graduates

Dayla Jackson, Oglethorpe University’s first Achieve Atlanta scholar, graduated this year with a major in Studio Art and minor in Environmental Studies. Achieve Atlanta is a nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of Atlanta Public Schools students who graduate college. The organization addresses the obstacles students face in completing post-secondary education by increasing college […]

Rising sophomore Lidia Labrada selected for Mellon Summer Academy

Oglethorpe’s Lidia Labrada ’23 is among only 15 undergraduates selected for the next Mellon Summer Academy hosted at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. This is the third consecutive year an Oglethorpe student has been selected, and she will be accompanied by fellow Petrel Hayleigh Stonham ’22. During the week-long immersive experience, the students […]

Broadway’s [title of show] stars crash Oglethorpe Theatre end-of-year awards

Oglethorpe Theatre closed the curtain on the academic year with its annual Wendell Awards—announced virtually this year. The event recognizes theatre students for a range of achievements, including best performances and productions, as determined by theatre department faculty selections and student surveys. This year, in a surprise appearance, Broadway’s Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell joined […]

Graduating senior creates final exhibit in 3D gallery

For Zoe Yaceczko ’20, sustainability and accessibility are important facets of art. When curating her senior art show—the culmination of her work as an art major—she wanted to ensure that her exhibit would adhere to those concepts as much as possible. Unfortunately, the spread of COVID-19 halted the progress of Yaceczko’s show and she was […]

Southeastern Pastel Society exhibition goes virtual

The winning selections from the Southeastern Pastel Society’s 41st International Juried Exhibition are now available to view online. The works, which were to be presented at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, have been selected from hundreds of submissions from across the country. The exhibition is juried by Debora Stewart, a Signature Member and a Master […]

Junior Tre Rice gives impromptu online piano concert

Last Monday, Tre Rice ’21 reached out to the Oglethorpe community to offer his first solo piano performance. Like many artists practicing social distancing, Rice wanted to nurture a sense of community with his craft. “During this time of isolation, I feel that it is important to remain connected with others and to continue to […]