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Civic Engagement

Oglethorpe students observe “404 Day” through sprawling community service project along Atlanta BeltLine

Seventeen Oglethorpe students, athletes and staff recently joined volunteers from several Atlanta area colleges and universities for a massive beautification project benefiting the Atlanta BeltLine, a sprawling network of public trails and parks at the city’s core. Teaming up with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, volunteers spent the afternoon cleaning parks, serving food, and fostering youth […]

Oglethorpe hosts out-of-this-world Atlanta Science Festival event

For the third consecutive year, Oglethorpe University participated in the Atlanta Science Festival, hosting a sold-out, hands-on STEMFest event for families at the Cousins Center for Science and Innovation. A two-week annual celebration of science and technology, the Atlanta Science Festival features more than 150 interactive and educational events for curious kids and adults at […]

Student-led PR firm organizes event celebrating historic Brookhaven community

Oglethorpe’s student-led public relations firm, the Weltner Consulting Agency, recently hosted an event celebrating the historic Brookhaven community, Lynwood Park. The firm has worked closely with its client and Oglethorpe trustee emeritus, Arnold Sidman, for the past two years. Students’ work for Mr. Sidman focuses on raising awareness about intercultural communication and diversity in the […]

Oglethorpe food pantry celebrates two years, expands services

Oglethorpe’s donation-funded food pantry, formed initially by a subcommittee of the Student Government Association in 2021, recently celebrated its second anniversary. Petey’s Pantry has packaged 100 orders just this semester and more than 500 since its launch. Thanks to grants and donations from the OU community, Petey’s Pantry has plans to expand its services and […]