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Civic Engagement

New student group supports community for disabled and neurodivergent students

Last summer, four students began a new organization: Disabled, Neurodivergent Students of Oglethorpe. A relatively new organization, the student leaders are already making waves across campus through special programming and advocacy. DNSO was founded by Oglethorpe students Elle Newbern ’24, Ambrose Blanchard ’24, Sam McCalla ’24 and Lacey Frye ’24. The four founders wanted to create […]

OU students have life-changing experience in Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s first-ever Atlanta cohort

Three Oglethorpe University students are having the opportunity of a lifetime this year participating in the first-ever cohort of Atlanta college students in the national Institute for Responsible Citizenship (IRC). The OU students were Darlington Edem, a first-year business administration major from Calabar, Nigeria; Braelen Francis, a first-year business major from Prattville, Ala.; and John Louis-Ugbo, a […]

New community garden to support campus sustainability, combat food insecurity

Construction was recently completed on “Petey’s Garden,” a community garden outside the Turner Lynch Campus Center. Consisting of four raised beds and a small greenhouse, the garden will be a place where the Oglethorpe community can grow affordable and low-impact food, learn new horticultural skills, and support campus biodiversity. Overseen by Director of Environmental Studies […]

OU students lead interactive activities for Atlanta Science Festival

Last Thursday, Oglethorpe University welcomed families to the Cousins Center for Science and Innovation for an Atlanta Science Festival event. The annual two-week celebration of world-class learning and STEM career opportunities in metro Atlanta features 100+ events throughout the metro area. Teams of Oglethorpe students led interactive exhibits demonstrating scientific principles. At one station, students […]

Student-led ‘Weltner Consulting Agency’ begins first campaign

This semester marked the official launch of the student-led PR firm, the Weltner Consulting Agency. Founded by eight Oglethorpe students, this new group will conduct research, oversee real-world PR campaigns and analyze data under the advisement of communications faculty Dr. Kate Keib and Dr. Melany Chambers. The team of students is already hard at work crafting […]

OU alumni create peaceful painting for senior living community

Oglethorpe alumni Dauren Parker ’21 and Muskaan Bhukhanwala ’21 were recently commissioned by Canterbury Court — a senior living community just down the road from the university — to create a large-scale painting that would cover the sheetrock that blocked the view of the outdoor space as the facility underwent construction. Hoping to bring a sense […]

Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society taps new members

Oglethorpe University’s Omicron Delta Kappa Circle has tapped 16 new inductees to become members of the highly selective national leadership honor society: Lamia Bhuiyan Makenna Skye Bryant Rebecca Castro Aida Mezrak Daniel Andrea Kezh Danielle Grace Lindmier Beck McDonald Alyssa Merletti Connor K. Murphy Isabella Marie Nangano Alexis Michelle Salgueiro Imisha Sayani Miriam Simma Sarah N. […]