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Oglethorpe celebrates Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

The Oglethorpe community is celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15.  The national tribute to Latinx culture and history began in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson created a week-long observation to recognize people of Hispanic descent. The celebration — extended to a month in 1988 — coincides with the independence days of El Salvador, Costa […]

Oglethorpe hosts second HHMI-sponsored STEM barriers workshop

For the second consecutive year, Oglethorpe University hosted a two-day workshop May 22-23 to increase the sense of belonging and inclusivity for underrepresented students in STEM fields. The workshop agenda included discussions of the Inclusive Excellence (IE3) efforts on campus; an update on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OU; economics in STEM; reflections on the […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

Oglethorpe University’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20 honored more than 240 graduates and faculty and student award winners, and welcomed community and campus leaders to the stage. The livestream recording of the ceremony may be viewed on Oglethorpe’s YouTube channel and additional photos and video from the ceremony and other commencement events are below. […]

Photos: Honors and Awards Ceremony celebrates excellence in academics and leadership

Congratulations to the students, faculty and staff recognized at Oglethorpe University’s 2023 Honors and Awards Ceremony, held in Lupton Auditorium on April 27. This annual event celebrates academic excellence and leadership contributions throughout the academic year. This year’s honorees are: Leadership Learning Award – Josue Acosta Adult Degree Program Student Award – Mike Markey  Charles […]

OU students invited to present research at Capitol poster session

Oglethorpe’s reputation for undergraduate research continues to grow with the recent inclusion of biology majors Mackenzie Roberson and Scott Roques in the Feb. 27 “Posters at the Georgia State Capitol” event hosted by the Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective. Conducted in Fall semester 2022, Roberson’s and Roques’ project was titled “Epigenetic modifiers spr-2 and spr-5 have […]

Oglethorpe Day 2023 to celebrate love of community

It’s that time of year again! On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Oglethorpe University community will celebrate Oglethorpe Day, a beloved tradition among students, faculty, staff and alumni. Oglethorpe Day honors the lasting legacy of the university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe.  A philanthropist, military leader, and member of Parliament, Oglethorpe was regarded as one of […]