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Arts & Culture

Sophomore selected for Mellon Summer Academy for Museum Studies

Sophomore Hayleigh Stonham ’22 is among only 15 undergraduates selected for the Mellon Summer Academy, to be held in August at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. This is the third consecutive year an Oglethorpe student has been selected. During the week-long immersive experience, the students will learn about curatorial practices from Atlanta-area curators, participate […]

Art history students awarded Southeastern Pastel Society scholarships

The Southeastern Pastel Society has awarded scholarships to two aspiring Oglethorpe art students. Art History majors Hayleigh Stonham ’22 and Julia Preston ’22 were selected by the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) to receive the awards. Both budding museum professionals, Stonham and Preston were recommended by art faculty Alan Loehle and Jeffrey Collins. Stonham […]

Georgia Watercolor Society’s national exhibition goes digital

The Georgia Watercolor Society’s 41st National Exhibition was set to premiere on March 14th at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic delayed the opening of the exhibition and, eventually, forced the museum to close its doors to the public. In light of these extraordinary circumstances, the GWS has made the […]

Freshman to perform national anthem at NCAA Final Four Championship

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was seeking talent to sing the National Anthem at the NCAA Basketball Men’s Final Four Championship in Atlanta. With encouragement from Dr. Timothy Powell, three Oglethorpe students auditioned for the opportunity—and freshman Joe Scott ’23 was chosen to sing the anthem on the national stage. Dr. Powell, director of […]

Professor Jessica Handler wins the Southern Book Prize for Fiction

Oglethorpe University’s own Professor Jessica Handler has won the 2020 Southern Book Prize for Fiction for her first novel, The Magnetic Girl. Designed to honor great Southern voices, the Southern Book Prize is awarded by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) to books published in the previous year that are Southern in nature – either […]

Oglethorpe celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Observed annually in February, the country recognizes and pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. The Oglethorpe community will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of […]

Student-led Rehearsal Room C to stage “The Normal Heart”

Rehearsal Room C’s production of “The Normal Heart”, a 1985 play by Larry Kramer, begins November 21. Directed by student Kevin Dew, “The Normal Heart” offers an intimate perspective on the AIDS epidemic in America through the eyes of those who lived it and worked to heal the community. Rehearsal Room C, a student-led theatre […]