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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 […]

Phi Delta Epsilon’s Annual Anatomy Fashion Show met with success

Held over Family Weekend, Phi Delta Epsilon‘s annual Anatomy Fashion Show was a massive success, raising over $1,000 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Phi Delta Epsilon, the medical fraternity on campus, recruited Oglethorpe students to paint body systems such as the Reproductive System, the Skeletal System, and the Respiratory System on volunteer models from each […]

Historical Martial Arts Society “gets medieval” at first tournament

Oglethorpe’s Historical Martial Arts Society (HMA) recently held its first tournament of the year. “HMA is a student organization that is devoted to the practice of European martial arts, mainly armored combat, and ‘jolly cooperation’,” explains the society’s co-founder Mason Peterson ’17.  Peterson and Alex Mixson ’17 stumbled upon their shared interest in Historical Martial Arts, leading […]

Photos: OU Dreamers

The Oglethorpe community is full of dreamers, but it’s also filled with Dreamers. Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Turner Lynch Campus Center to inform the campus on the current status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Students organized a letter writing campaign to legislators, while handing out buttons in support […]

From President Schall: Oglethorpe and DACA

Dear Members of the Oglethorpe Community, Moments ago, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The announcement included a six-month delay to allow Congress to take legislative action to protect the nearly 800,000 immigrants affected by this change. Established by President Obama […]