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Many opportunities to support Oglethorpe on OU Giving Day

On February 8, 2023, OU Giving Day will offer several ways for the campus community — alumni, students, parents, friends, neighbors, faculty, and staff — to show their support for the university. On our OU Giving Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event, individuals can select from eight funds to contribute to the cause that means […]

Oglethorpe student film festival now accepting submissions, ‘Capturing Culture’ category added

Oglethorpe University students have the opportunity to participate in the third annual OU student film festival, “Last Looks,” to be held in March. Through February 10, students are invited to submit films in four categories: narrative, documentary, experimental, and promotional. In addition, Oglethorpe’s student-led strategic communications firm the Weltner Consulting Agency is sponsoring a new […]

Alumna Ruwa Romman ’15 makes history with election win

Oglethorpe alumna and first-time candidate Ruwa Romman ’15 won her election last week for Georgia State Representative for Georgia House District 97. The historic election makes her the first Muslim woman ever elected to the Georgia State House and first Palestinian-American elected to Georgia public office. Romman will represent a new metro Atlanta district in […]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force announces new members

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force plays a crucial role in creating and sustaining an inclusive campus community. Members work with the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dr. Laura Renée Chandler to identify, develop, and implement strategies that move the university forward. This fall, new members of the DEI Task Force were selected […]

Oglethorpe theatre scholar among star-studded cast of Civil Rights film ‘Till’

Theatre major and Oglethorpe University Theatre Scholarship recipient Marc Collins ’23 recently appeared in the widely-acclaimed feature, “Till,” a film following educator and activist Mamie Till-Bradley on her campaign for justice after the senseless, racially-motivated murder of her 14-year-old son Emmett Till. Collins plays Wheeler Parker, Jr., Emmett Till’s cousin. Based on the real events […]

OU’s President Ladany joins Excelencia in Education’s “Presidents for Latino Students Success” network

Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority in efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education, announced today Oglethorpe University President Nick Ladany has been chosen to be part of its “Presidents for Latino Student Success” network. This important national network is composed of college and university presidents and chancellors who commit to making their […]