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Oglethorpe welcomes largest first year class ever

Oglethorpe University enrolled a record 425 first-year students Fall Semester, the largest freshman class in the university’s 187-year history. The class swelled overall enrollment to its highest level ever as well reaching 1,494. “We’re glad so many students are finding a home at Oglethorpe,” said President Nick Ladany. “The message that Oglethorpe is a place […]

New community garden to support campus sustainability, combat food insecurity

Construction was recently completed on “Petey’s Garden,” a community garden outside the Turner Lynch Campus Center. Consisting of four raised beds and a small greenhouse, the garden will be a place where the Oglethorpe community can grow affordable and low-impact food, learn new horticultural skills, and support campus biodiversity. Overseen by Director of Environmental Studies […]

Inaugural class of “OU Changemakers” creates inclusive campus initiatives

On Monday, the first-ever cohort of OU Changemakers, led by Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dr. Laura Renée Chandler, reflected on their semester-long experience in the inaugural program. The theme for this year’s program was “building cultural understanding through critical dialogue.” Over the past several months, the 19 Changemakers met weekly to hone their skills […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Jordyn Billings ’22

Jordyn Billings ‘22 is a sociology major and communications minor.  “I’m the kind of person that enjoys dressing up every day. I’m big on not just having ‘special occasion’ outfits, because I think life is a special occasion. Especially if you’ve had a lot of difficulties in life, going forth prepared for the day as […]

2022-2023 Student Government Association & Programming Board Announced

The results for the 2022-2023 Student Government Association and Programming Board elections have been announced. These students will represent the student body for the next academic year. President: Ashrakat Hassan Vice President of the Senate: Jada Thomas Vice President of the Programming Board: Maria Coles Treasurer: TBD in Fall 2022 Parliamentarian: Jasmine Martin Secretary: Nathania […]

Student pop-up shop promotes Oglethorpe women’s businesses

On March 11, the Oglethorpe Panhellenic Council held Oglethorpe’s first women-owned business pop-up shop. The event, held in the Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, was created by the Panhellenic Council to accomplish one of their goals, to reach a bigger audience on campus, and to celebrate Women’s History Month and the businesses created by […]

“Re-Purpose: Monte Creates” exhibition open through April 17

From March 11-April 17, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) is hosting the exhibition titled “Re-Purpose: Monte Creates.” Curated by Senior Class President Makayla Adams ’22 and OUMA Director Elizabeth Peterson Jennings, Re-Purpose brings together select works by Oglethorpe student Monte Hahn, who passed away in 2021. Monte’s creative journey straddles the worlds of art […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Stephen Graffius ’24

Stephen Graffius ’24 is a junior physics-engineering dual degree major.  “The reason I came to Oglethorpe is because I was recruited to run cross country and track. And it’s worked out so far, which is really nice. I’ve picked up a lot of things along the way that I wouldn’t have really expected—like joining a […]

Phoenix Flies historic sites tour to include Oglethorpe’s campus

Oglethorpe University will once again be featured as a point of interest in the annual Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites, presented by the Atlanta Preservation Center. This year, Library Director Eli Arnold ’06 will guide visitors back through the history of OU. Founded in 1835 in Midway, Georgia, Oglethorpe has an eccentric past, which includes being […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Rachael Morris ’24

Rachael Morris ’24 is a sophomore theatre major. “I did color guard for about two years. I could only do it for that long because I turned my focus to theatre, and it was really hard to do both. I wish there was a world where I could have done both, because I have a […]