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Oglethorpe hosts community forum on racial injustice

Last Saturday, members of the Oglethorpe community met virtually to hold a public discussion on race. Current and incoming students, faculty and staff submitted their thoughts, insights and questions, as a panel took turns speaking about the importance of racial equality within the Oglethorpe community and beyond. This forum is the first of many discussions […]

An Update from President Schall

Dear Oglethorpe Community: Greetings from the President’s Office. As this pandemic brought our semester on campus to a halt, I have been amazed at how our faculty and staff have come together to deliver the Oglethorpe academic experience remotely. Not only have our students and faculty adapted the classroom experience to a virtual environment with […]

2020-2021 Student Government Association election results announced

The results for the 2020-2021 Student Government Association election have been announced. Congratulations to the following student leaders, who will represent the student body during the next academic year! Student Body President: Taylor Roberts VP of the Senate: Makayla Adams Secretary: Jazmine Faircloth Parliamentarian: Bryce McNealey Treasurer: Justin Bennett VP of Programming Board: Michael Woods […]

Public relations student group networks at professional conference

Earlier this semester, Oglethorpe’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), along with advisor Dr. Kate Keib, attended the PRSA annual conference for Georgia’s public relations industry. Hosted at the Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, the Feb. 28 event offered students the opportunity to network with leading professionals in the industry. Conference attendance was […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Olivia Kelly ’21

“I started off as a Biology major and had a Narratives of the Self class with Dr. Hebbar and I fell in love with the novel Beloved. She convinced me that I should pursue English and from that I started getting more into Politics. Dr. Hebbar has really broadened my perspective of what politics really […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Hannah Womersley ’23

“I love painting. My grandma and dad were always big painters, so I got it from them. I did that all throughout high school. I get to use this art in other ways for my future, like designing and marketing. I’m currently in AST [Alpha Sigma Tau], training to be an admissions ambassador, and I’m […]

Oglethorpe celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Observed annually in February, the country recognizes and pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. The Oglethorpe community will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Natasha Byrd

“I have a doctorate in physical therapy, but I’m not practicing in that. My baby here is health promotion and wellness. I love health equity and chatting with people about health communication. Pause for Paws is probably my favorite thing I do. I followed in my mom’s footsteps because she does physical therapy. I loved […]

Photos & Video: Oglethorpe Day 2020

Among our beloved traditions, Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates the university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe, with the “Petrels of Fire” race on the quad and an esteemed guest speaker. This year, Oglethorpe welcomed Tina Fernandez, executive director of Achieve Atlanta, for a conversation with President Schall. Fernandez shared her story about growing up in south […]