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Photos & Video: Oglethorpe Day 2019

Anthony Ray Hinton – Oglethorpe Day 2019 Prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton speaks in the Conant Performing Arts Center during Oglethorpe Day 2019. Hinton spent 30 years on Alabama’s death row before being exonerated and released in 2015. Among our beloved traditions, Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates the university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe, with the […]

Photos: Battle of Bloody Marsh commemorates Oglethorpe milestone

The annual “Battle of Bloody Marsh” is named for the famous 1742 battle in which General Oglethorpe’s forces defeated the Spanish troops in South Georgia. Each fall, a team of students and a team of faculty and staff meet to do battle …via tug-of-war. Having lost the “battle” for the first time in ages last year, the faculty/staff […]

Video: What’s it like to live in Jobe Hansen?

ResLife: Jobe Hansen Amanda takes you on a tour of her room in Jobe Hall at Oglethorpe University. The Jobe Hansen building features suites with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchenette and living area. Meeting your roommates for the first time can be nerve-wracking, but it was more serendipitous for freshman Amanda Howie and two of […]

Diversity, inclusiveness on display in student-led efforts

Oglethorpe’s Campus Life office seeks to promote diversity, inclusiveness, well-being, student engagement and “Petrel Pride,” and recently supported student-led efforts to observe Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Native American Heritage Month on campus. “I know what it’s like to be a first-generation college student and never see yourself or your culture in academic spaces,” […]

Oglethorpe esports team takes home third in league championship

The newly-formed Oglethorpe University esports team took home a podium finish at its first official competition over the weekend. Participating in the Georgia Esports League Championship, which coincided with the Georgia State University PantherLAN Esports Tournament, Oglethorpe played matches at the Georgia State Sports Arena for in-arena finals on Saturday, October 20. In total,18 teams competed, including […]

Go Petrels Athletics Update: Oct 4-Oct 10

Several teams will hold Senior Day this week as final regular season home games approach. Men’s soccer remains undefeated and atop the leaderboard in Southern Athletic Association play. Last week included two wins. Men’s Soccer Maintains First-Place Position with 3-1 Win at Birmingham-Southern The Oglethorpe men’s soccer team earned a 3-1 victory over Birmingham-Southern Sunday […]

Elected freshman class officers complete 2018-2019 Student Government Association

The Student Government Association recently held freshman class elections to fill president, senator, and programming board vacancies. These students will meet weekly as part of SGA to discuss campus issues, bring awareness to student concerns, and work to administer the student activities fee. Congratulations to freshman class president A.J. Hunter, and class senators Christina Mitchell, Indira Marquez Robles, Sierra Behnke, […]

Anatomy fashion show unites campus community for good cause

Oglethorpe’s medical fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon hosted its third annual Anatomy Fashion Show fundraiser last week and hit a new record — more than $1700 raised for Children’s Miracle Network! A new tradition during Family Weekend, the Anatomy Fashion Show brings together students from various social and professional Greek organizations across campus, to demonstrate human […]

Go Petrels Athletics Update: Sept 27-Oct 3

The women’s volleyball team is hosting a BLACKOUT game against no. 23-ranked Berry College at 6 pm Wednesday, October 3, in Dorough Fieldhouse. The team will be unveiling their new black jerseys, and all attendees are asked to show up in black shirts as well. We encourage everyone to come out, wear black, and support the […]