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Public relations student group networks at professional conference

Earlier this semester, Oglethorpe’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), along with advisor Dr. Kate Keib, attended the PRSA annual conference for Georgia’s public relations industry. Hosted at the Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, the Feb. 28 event offered students the opportunity to network with leading professionals in the industry. Conference attendance was […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Olivia Kelly ’21

“I started off as a Biology major and had a Narratives of the Self class with Dr. Hebbar and I fell in love with the novel Beloved. She convinced me that I should pursue English and from that I started getting more into Politics. Dr. Hebbar has really broadened my perspective of what politics really […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Hannah Womersley ’23

“I love painting. My grandma and dad were always big painters, so I got it from them. I did that all throughout high school. I get to use this art in other ways for my future, like designing and marketing. I’m currently in AST [Alpha Sigma Tau], training to be an admissions ambassador, and I’m […]

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 […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Natasha Byrd

“I have a doctorate in physical therapy, but I’m not practicing in that. My baby here is health promotion and wellness. I love health equity and chatting with people about health communication. Pause for Paws is probably my favorite thing I do. I followed in my mom’s footsteps because she does physical therapy. I loved […]

Photos & Video: Oglethorpe Day 2020

Among our beloved traditions, Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates the university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe, with the “Petrels of Fire” race on the quad and an esteemed guest speaker. This year, Oglethorpe welcomed Tina Fernandez, executive director of Achieve Atlanta, for a conversation with President Schall. Fernandez shared her story about growing up in south […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Keagan Stromberg ’21

“I originally came to Oglethorpe for basketball, but I also knew it would be a good way to get myself out there with my music. Outside of campus, I like to go into the city and find different places to shop, whether it be bookstores, consignment stores, or pop up shops. I also like to […]

Borrow bicycles at the library

As part of Oglethorpe’s wellness initiatives, Kaiser Permanente, the university’s healthcare insurance provider, has donated two new mountain bikes for staff, faculty, and students to use! The bikes may be checked out from the Philip Weltner Library for up to one week at a time and can be used for on and off-campus use. Each […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Rachel Lester ’23

“I’ve been to Haiti twice, and the Dominican Republic, on a mission trip, which is probably the coolest thing I’ve ever done. We went for a week at a time and stayed with an organization. We’d go out to the villages and fulfill whatever they needed, like water purification, painting their houses, or planting fruit […]

Oglethorpe Day line-up includes 30th Petrels of Fire, speaker Tina Fernandez, time capsule reveal

Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates the lasting legacy of our university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe. A philanthropist, social reformer, member of Parliament and military leader, Oglethorpe was regarded as one of Britain’s most active 18th century humanitarians. As part of the annual Oglethorpe Day celebration, the university welcomes a guest speaker to address a related […]