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Oglethorpe introduces new certificate in digital media

To keep pace with the ever-changing communications industry, Oglethorpe recently introduced a Certificate in Digital Media available to all degree-seeking students. More and more employers are seeking professionals who are proficient in digital platforms and able to communicate effectively in today’s digital landscape. With this certificate, students in any major can demonstrate to employers they […]

Strategic Plan grants support 11 on-campus initiatives

Oglethorpe University’s Strategic Initiative Committee has announced the recipients of $100,000 in grant funding for projects supporting the university’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. Eleven initiatives, outlined by Oglethorpe faculty, staff and students, were greenlit by the committee in early summer and will be implemented throughout the next academic year. The approved proposals support a breadth of […]

Oglethorpe grad completes competitive internship with NASCAR

This summer, recent film and media studies graduate India Martin ’23 took to the speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina as part of NASCAR‘s Diversity Internship Program. Martin interned with 36 other undergraduate and graduate students in the highly-competitive 10-week program, which selects a diverse group of young professionals to gain valuable career experience alongside industry […]

Tyler Benson ‘23 receives Georgia Association of Colleges & Employers experiential learning award

Recent graduate Tyler Benson ’23 has been awarded the Jack Mangham Experiential Learning Award from the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE) for her outstanding performance as an intern with the Phil Olaleye campaign for Georgia House District 59. The annual award recognizes students who exemplify the characteristics of effective experiential learning: excellent work habits, […]

New endowment fund to support students in museum studies

A new endowment has been established at Oglethorpe University to support students interested in museum studies. The Ten10 Fund for Museum Leadership will provide stipends to assist students working alongside Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) leadership or visual arts Artists in Residence. Students will be selected among those pursuing museum studies, prioritizing those with […]

President’s Leadership Institute cohort completes first year

Oglethorpe University’s first President’s Leadership Institute (PLI) concluded this month, wrapping up a series of monthly engagements with key leadership topics, “Dare to Lead” by Brené Brown and conversations with the president and members of the Senior Administrative Leadership Team (SALT). “This was a resounding success for these faculty and staff leaders as well as […]

[WATCH] Dear Professor – Dr. Kate Keib and Valeri Cruz ’23

In this continuing series, graduating seniors write a letter to the Oglethorpe professor who impacted them the most. Watch as the chosen professor reads a letter from their student. Valeri Cruz ’23 will graduate this May with a degree in communication studies. As a student, she was involved in a number of organizations across campus. […]

Communication students tour multi-media NPR/PBS state network

Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), an educational television and radio network, recently hosted Oglethorpe students interested in pursuing careers in communication and media. The May 5 event was sponsored by Oglethorpe’s PRSSA chapter (Public Relations Student Society of America), advised by Dr. Kate Keib, assistant professor of communication studies. GPB is known for its role in television […]

[WATCH] Studio art major helps preserve historic Atlanta estate

Studio art major Sophia Sobrino ’25 recently shared her experience working a preservation internship at the historical May Patterson Goodrum House, a 1930s Regency-era estate in the heart of Atlanta. For this unique internship, Sobrino joined the house’s sole keeper, Barbara Hyde, to assist in its preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction. This involved cataloging some […]