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Juneteenth becomes an official university holiday

Beginning this year, Oglethorpe will recognize Juneteenth as an official university holiday. Because Juneteenth occurs on a Saturday this year, the university’s observance will take place Friday, June 18. A combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of General Order No. 3 on June 19, 1865. On this day, Union Army […]

Video: 2021 Honors and Awards celebrate excellence in academics and leadership

Oglethorpe’s annual Honors and Awards Ceremony celebrates the academic and leadership contributions of students, faculty, and staff throughout the academic year. This year’s celebration took place virtually on the Oglethorpe University Facebook page on April 22. Congratulations to the 2021 honorees! Instrumentalist of the Year Award in memory of Jack Strouss, Jr. ’51 – Walter Kuntz […]

In-person commencement ceremonies to celebrate 2021 & 2020 graduates

This spring, Oglethorpe University will host on-campus, in-person commencement ceremonies to honor the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020! These events will be the university’s first large gatherings in more than a year—and a welcome chance to come together to celebrate an important milestone for our graduates! The Class of 2021 commencement ceremony […]

Annual historic sites celebration features Oglethorpe’s campus

Oglethorpe University will once again be featured as a point of interest in the annual Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites, presented by the Atlanta Preservation Center. This three-week event will spotlight over 50 participating “Preservation Partners” offering nearly 100 free in-person and virtual events. These events range from guided walking tours of […]

Impact of science on society explored through student presentations

Science and human nature are mutually reinforcing in modern society. These are the guiding principles behind the final course in Oglethorpe’s CORE curriculum. During December, students in the 400-level course Science and Human Nature are participating in a digital program that will explore the history, philosophy and practice of science and how it interacts with […]

Oglethorpe celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Observed annually in February, the country recognizes and pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. The Oglethorpe community will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of […]