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Humans of Oglethorpe: Dr. Iona Wynter Parks

“When I first came here, I was only teaching one class. By the end of the year, I was teaching full time. I wasn’t used to this size liberal arts college. I went to a huge school in Quebec and I played sports, so it was very different. When I walk around campus, students speak […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Coyvan Greer ’20

“I’ve worked in Admissions since my sophomore year, August of 2017, and it’s my favorite thing I do here. I came here and I already felt like I was in a family because it was very personal. I’ve given over a hundred tours by now—it’s like working at Disney. I love making people feel known, […]

Fall elections complete Student Government Association roster

The election results for the fall 2019 Student Government Association and Programming Board representatives have been announced. These students, in addition to those students elected in the spring 2019 semester, will represent the student body for the next academic year. Treasurer: Sam Brioso Sophomore Class President: Brandon Jackson Freshman Class President: Marc Collins Sophomore Class […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Bethany Malskis ’20

“When I was 14, I moved to Malawi. That crazy experience made me who I am and ultimately brought me to Oglethorpe. I want to do emergency medicine and take that to other countries who don’t have good healthcare. I’m majoring in Biology on a Pre-Med track because I want to go back and help […]

What memories will be made this year?

Each week, a different Oglethorpe University student takes over the @oglethorpelife Instagram account. Here’s what 2018-2019 looked like through the eyes of our Petrels. Interested in running @oglethorpelife? Visit to apply. Oglethorpe Life 2018-2019 Each week, an Oglethorpe University student takes over the @oglethorpelife Instagram account. Here’s what a year of campus life looks like.

Oglethorpe University to host its first-ever 5K

On August 10th, Oglethorpe will host its first Stormy Petrel 5K, a closed-course road race around the historic campus. The race is intended for all ages, with male and female bracketed age groups ranging from 12 and under to 60 and over. Money prizes will be given to the top participants, and medals will be awarded […]

Oglethorpe student band Silver Lake Waves makes a splash

Wander anywhere near Goodman Hall after classes, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear the Silver Lake Waves giving it their all at full volume. An Oglethorpe student-led band, Silver Lake Waves, by their own description, specialize in “bangers for anxious souls.” The band includes Ryan Holtzen ’20 (guitar and bass), Liz Kontyko ’20 (synth), […]

Photos: MAP Day welcomes first students in Class of 2023

Making a Petrel (MAP) Day brought incoming students to campus for the first time this summer. The event allows new Petrels to discuss class schedules with a Compass Advisor, see on-campus residence halls and get connected with current students and faculty. Parents are also in attendance to learn the ins-and-outs of Oglethorpe so they know what to expect for their […]

Video: Dear Professor – Dr. Mario Chandler

Dear Professor: Dr Mario Chandler Class of 2019 graduate Haley Evans writes a letter to Dr. Mario Chandler on the way he influenced her over the last four years. Chandler is a Spanish professor and Evans majored in Spanish and Sociology. Several Oglethorpe seniors were asked to write a letter to a professor who impacted […]