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Video: Dear Professor – Dr. Iona Wynter Parks

Dear Professor: Dr. Iona Wynter Parks Class of 2018 graduate Victoria Lindbergh writes a letter to Dr. Iona Wynter Parks on the way she influenced her over the last four years. Wynter Parks is a french professor and Lindbergh majored in french and theatre. Several Oglethorpe seniors were asked to write a letter to a […]

Photos: Goslin gets graffiti goodbye

Although much of Goslin Hall’s exterior will remain intact and be transformed into the new Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, select interior walls were set for demolition as construction began after commencement. The make-over allowed science students and faculty to tag pieces of the building with spray paint and sledgehammers during finals week before the […]

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

Check out our photo, video and social media round-up from this year’s commencement festivities. You just might see yourself or your own posts included! Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning actor, and Emmy Award-winning songwriter/composer Christopher Jackson was the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient. Jackson originated the role of George Washington in the Broadway smash hit […]

Video: Dear Professor – Dr. Mariel Meier

Dear Professor: Dr. Mariel Meier Class of 2018 graduate Iris Ponce writes a letter to Dr. Mariel Meier on the way she influenced her over the last four years. Meier is a physics professor and Ponce majored in physics. Several Oglethorpe seniors were asked to write a letter to a professor who impacted their lives. […]

Video & Photos: 2018 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium

The Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium brings together the university community in a day-long celebration of exemplary analytic and creative work produced by Oglethorpe students during the academic year. The day began with a PRISM (Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics) poster session, where students presented their class-based and independent research projects. Keynote speaker, Dr. Kate Keib of Oglethorpe University, […]

Oglethorpe stars in “Candy Jar” trailer

If you don’t mind us bragging for a minute, Oglethorpe looks good in the new trailer for Netflix’s Candy Jar.  Lowry Hall opens the short clip, and Lupton Auditorium, the Academic Quad and Hearst Hall can all be identified throughout the teaser. Candy Jar follows an introverted high school girl from a working-class background and […]

Oglethorpe diversity shines in fashion and talent showcase

Oglethorpe’s Coexist student club recently joined forces with the Oglethorpe International Ambassadors and Phi Delta Epsilon to co-host the 2018 International Fashion and Talent Showcase, an event meant to translate “Oglethorpe’s diversity into visuals.” The inaugural showcase in 2017 came out of “Better Together Day,” an initiative begun by Interfaith Youth Core to promote a […]

Congratulations to the 2018 Honors and Awards Recipients!

The annual Honors and Awards Convocation celebrates the academic and leadership contributions of students, faculty and staff throughout the academic year. Congratulations to the 2018 honorees! VALINE MUSIC PRIZE – Alex Wilson INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR – Max Wagner UNIVERSITY SINGER OF THE YEAR – Yasmin Anderson UNIVERSITY SINGER OF THE YEAR – Jake Van […]

Oglethorpe students attend Atlanta’s March for Our Lives

On March 24, Oglethorpe students joined hundreds of thousands around the country, taking to the streets for the March for Our Lives protests—anti-gun violence demonstrations in response to the Parkland school shooting on February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Oglethorpe students were among the crowd of almost 30,000 protesters […]

Anime Anonymous club hosts “Ki-Tori Con” on campus

Over the weekend, Oglethorpe’s Anime Anonymous club hosted its very first anime convention, “Ki-Tori Con.” For those uninitiated, the word anime (Japanese for animation) is used to describe all forms of animated media from Japan. The convention was open not only to Oglethorpe students, but also the greater Atlanta community. Anime Anonymous filled the convention’s […]