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Freshman founds student club during first semester

As many students were still finding their way around campus and getting into the groove of college life, first-year Moliha Zabbar ’21 decided what better time to become an even bigger part of the Oglethorpe community. “I thought that being a leader on campus through a student organization would be a great opportunity to be […]

Save the OU license plate!

Want to drive with petrel pride and support Oglethorpe University everywhere you go? Time may be running out to adorn your car with an official Oglethorpe license plate available from the state of Georgia. Featuring the university seal with historic Lupton Hall, the plate will only be available to purchase through February 20, 2018—unless the […]

The Tower hosts “Night of the Arts”

On Saturday, December 2, The Tower Literary Magazine hosted the biannual Night of the Arts in the TLCC Game Room. Open to any and all students and faculty, Night of the Arts—or, NoTA, as it is affectionately nicknamed—takes place once a semester and is a way for The Tower staff to highlight talents which cannot be […]

Student organizations give back year-round

Students take Oglethorpe’ s mantra “make a difference” to heart. With the successful campus-wide Philanthropy Week wrapped up, student organizations are continuing their own fundraising efforts throughout the year. Here’s just a sample: Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, annually packs boxes for Operation Christmas Child using collected toys and gifts to donate to underprivileged children. This year STAT […]

Video: Battle of Bloody Marsh

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 year, a team of students and a team of faculty and staff meet to do battle … via tug-of-war. In a quick decision this year, students dethroned the reigning team of faculty […]

Top 10: Things to do this Semester

It’s hard to believe the semester is already half way over. Here are 10 things you should do before the end of the semester: 1. See a show. Each semester Oglethorpe offers a variety of shows that are sure to pique your interest. From comedy and classical drama, to musicals, and band and choral concerts, […]

Oglethorpe helps “save the world” on new show

If you thought you recently caught a glimpse of some familiar Gothic facades while channel surfing, you were (probably) right. ABC’s new fall show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, starring Jason Ritter and JoAnna Garcia-Swisher, used Oglethorpe’s beautiful scenery as a television backdrop. The Philip Weltner Library and turf field were heavily featured in the debut […]

Join the Crew and leave your mark!

Being involved in a campus committee sponsored by the Student Engagement & Leadership Office allows students an unparalleled opportunity to shape the Oglethorpe experience, represent the student body, and have their ideas heard. Apply today to leave your mark! SEL Crew members are expected to average between 5-10 hours per week working on programs and projects. The […]