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“Re-Purpose: Monte Creates” exhibition open through April 17

From March 11-April 17, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) is hosting the exhibition titled “Re-Purpose: Monte Creates.” Curated by Senior Class President Makayla Adams ’22 and OUMA Director Elizabeth Peterson Jennings, Re-Purpose brings together select works by Oglethorpe student Monte Hahn, who passed away in 2021. Monte’s creative journey straddles the worlds of art […]

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 […]

OU Theatre presents a modern re-imagining of Shakespeare’s “Othello”

Oglethorpe University Theatre has announced its upcoming student production for the spring semester, which puts a modern twist on a classic tale: Shakespeare’s “Othello,” set in a not-too-distant future. In Shakespeare’s original play, well-respected general Othello overlooks his ensign, Iago, for a promotion in favor of the inexperienced Cassio. Fueled by rage, Iago swears vengeance […]

Theatre students star in alumni-produced short film project

Last Saturday, OU students in THE 100 Production Lab presented a unique program that had been in production since fall of last year: “Monologues on Film.” Featuring nine young Oglethorpe thespians in their own short movie, this special project challenged its performers to memorize lengthy monologues, improvise movement in a space and deliver a performance […]

Oglethorpe’s “Beloved Community” exhibition celebrates Black artists

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art officially re-opens after the winter break on Feb. 11 with a new exhibition: “Beloved Community: African American Artists in Atlanta Collections and Beyond”.  Additionally, the museum will show recent acquisitions in “OUMA Collects 2022: Selections from the Permanent Collection.” “Beloved Community” is a celebration of Black artists past and […]

Boar’s Head celebration kicks off holiday season [VIDEO]

Watch the full livestream of the Boar’s Head celebration here: In a welcome return to Oglethorpe traditions, the Boar’s Head celebration — complete with musical performances, carols and an introduction of the newest members of Omicron Delta Kappa — was held in the Conant Performing Arts Center last Friday, Dec 3.  This was the 77th […]

Senior self-publishes first novel “A Darker Hue of You”

Oglethorpe is celebrating National Novel Writing Month this November by showcasing one of its talented students and writers, Danyelle Briggs ’22, who is releasing her first novel in January 2022. After three years in the making, Briggs is self-publishing her book “A Darker Hue of You” through Amazon‘s Kindle direct publishing, and pre-orders of the […]

Oglethorpe musical ensembles return to Conant for fall music gala Oct. 29

After suspending in-person performances due to the pandemic, all Oglethorpe University musical ensembles are returning to the Conant Performing Art Center stage for a Fall Music Gala on Friday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. Each musical group will be featured in the Gala, including the Oglethorpe University Singers and Chorale, Oglethorpe University Symphony, and The Jazzy Petrels, […]