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‘Petey’s Garden’ flourishes thanks to passionate OU gardeners

Behind Oglethorpe’s Turner Lynch Campus Center, a small community garden overflows with twisting vegetable vines and blooming flowers alighted by butterflies and bees. Known as “Petey’s Garden,” the collection of raised garden beds has produced a considerable harvest this summer under the green thumbs of several OU students, faculty and staff. The garden’s bounty includes […]

Housing scholarship endowment established to assist new students

A new endowed fund has been established to provide housing scholarships for incoming students who may be struggling with the costs of living on campus. Donors John and Cindy Ethridge have committed $100,000 toward the new Dr. David M. Cates Housing Scholarship Endowment. Annually, the fund will provide a housing scholarship for an incoming first-time, […]

Carillon Ceremony continues special tradition for graduating seniors

In the final days leading up to Commencement, members of the Class of 2024 participated in the Carillon Ceremony, a special tradition for graduating seniors. Facilitated by the Oglethorpe Alumni Association, the Carillon Ceremony began in 2005. The ceremony offers graduating seniors the opportunity to climb up to the Lupton Bell Tower, sign a historical […]

Oglethorpe celebrates diversity in senior class with identity graduations

The commencement festivities have already begun at Oglethorpe with the second annual Kente Robing Ceremony, the inaugural Lavender Ceremony, and the Si Se Pudo: Latinx Graduation Celebration. An effort made possible through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Intercultural Center, and the Office of Student Success, these ceremonies recognize students from marginalized communities […]

Senior Week events promise fun farewell festivities

For the Class of 2024, graduation is just around the corner. As the May 18 ceremony draws near, this year’s Senior Week promises an array of exciting events celebrating their accomplishments and inspiring lasting memories. Monday, May 13 – Senior Week Kick-Off BBQ, 6 – 9 p.m. Senior Week will begin with an evening reception […]

2024 Honors and Awards Ceremony celebrates students, faculty and staff

Oglethorpe University held its annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Apr. 25, to celebrate the academic and leadership contributions of students, faculty and staff during the 2023-2024 academic year. The honorees celebrated this year include: Adult Degree Program Student Award – Lisa Dannecker Charles M. MacConnell Award – Jose Valtierra Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement […]

2024-2025 Student Government Association & Programming Board results announced

The results of the 2024-2025 Student Government Association and Programming Board elections have been announced. Congratulations to the following leaders who will represent the student body for the next academic year: SGA President: David Martinez-Alvarez Vice President of the Senate: Jeremy Anderson Vice President of Programming Board: Anna Becknell Parliamentarian: Kim Taylor Treasurer: Ari Lee Senior Class President: Nathania Adhisty […]

HHMI grant sponsors initiative to highlight first-gen student experience

From conferences to celebrations, Oglethorpe proudly supports first-generation students and actively seeks ways to improve the first-generation experience. The university recently invited “Out of Hand” to create an open dialogue between faculty, staff and students by putting on a short play from a first-generation student perspective. The event was made possible through a Howard Hughes […]

World Showcase celebrates diversity and intersectionality, enriches campus community

Last Friday, the Oglethorpe community gathered to celebrate the second World Showcase, a student-organized celebration of world culture and a vibrant reflection of the many cultures that comprise the university’s student body. Attendees traveled the globe as they tried a variety of foods, enjoyed live performances from entertainers like traditional Indian dance troupe Nritya Sankalpa, […]