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Honors student curates exhibit spotlighting innovative female artists

A new exhibit is now on view at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art — curated entirely by art history Honors student Hayleigh Stonham ’22. “Reconstructing Perspectives: Female British Artists from 1880-1930” features work by female artists who broke the mold on social norms of the late 19th century, specifically Louise Jopling, Dorothy Hawksley, and […]

Inaugural class of “OU Changemakers” creates inclusive campus initiatives

On Monday, the first-ever cohort of OU Changemakers, led by Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dr. Laura Renée Chandler, reflected on their semester-long experience in the inaugural program. The theme for this year’s program was “building cultural understanding through critical dialogue.” Over the past several months, the 19 Changemakers met weekly to hone their skills […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Jordyn Billings ’22

Jordyn Billings ‘22 is a sociology major and communications minor.  “I’m the kind of person that enjoys dressing up every day. I’m big on not just having ‘special occasion’ outfits, because I think life is a special occasion. Especially if you’ve had a lot of difficulties in life, going forth prepared for the day as […]

Student Diversity Committee acquires new art by incarcerated artists

The Student Diversity Committee at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art recently acquired two new paintings for the museum’s permanent collection. Both works were part of the museum’s recent exhibition “HeartBound Ministries: Art from the Inside” featuring art made by incarcerated artists in Georgia. The first work, “The Horsefair,” by Henry C., is a scaled-down […]

Dr. Michelle Lyn co-publishes book on counseling African American women

Oglethorpe University congratulates Dr. Michelle Lyn, director of the university’s Counseling Center, on her newly released book “A Handbook on Counseling African American Women: Psychological Symptoms, Treatments, and Case Studies”. Dr. Lyn is one of three editors and a contributing author for the publication. Join Oglethorpe in celebrating Dr. Lyn’s accomplishment on Tuesday, March 29 […]

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 […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Ashrakat Hassan ’24

Ashrakat Hassan ’24 is a sophomore Politics major and African American Studies minor.  “The thing that’s very interesting about being a part of a diaspora is that I’ve only been to Sudan once before. So as much as that’s where I’m from, I do kind of have this mini identity crisis of who I am, […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Rachael Morris ’24

Rachael Morris ’24 is a sophomore theatre major. “I did color guard for about two years. I could only do it for that long because I turned my focus to theatre, and it was really hard to do both. I wish there was a world where I could have done both, because I have a […]

Block party, special concert to close out Oglethorpe’s Black History Month celebrations

After several weeks of Black History Month programming including faculty workshops, informational panels and film screenings, Oglethorpe University will end February with two special events. Featuring a block party and a special concert, the end-of-the-month festivities will be an opportunity for the Oglethorpe community to celebrate Black culture. Both of these events were planned by […]