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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 […]

Oglethorpe to honor Juneteenth holiday with special lecture, celebration

In addition to a university holiday, Oglethorpe will mark Juneteenth with a special lecture from Associate Professor of African American Studies at Georgia State University Dr. Maurice Hobson and a celebration featuring soul food and a DJ. A combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of General Order No. 3 on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oglethorpe Day 2022 will celebrate history, community, school pride

Oglethorpe Day is just around the corner! On Wednesday, Feb. 9, the beloved OU celebration returns for a day of school spirit and camaraderie. Oglethorpe Day is a yearly tradition honoring 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 Britain’s most […]

Boar’s Head celebration kicks off holiday season [VIDEO]

Watch the full livestream of the Boar’s Head celebration here: In a welcome return to Oglethorpe traditions, the Boar’s Head celebration — complete with musical performances, carols and an introduction of the newest members of Omicron Delta Kappa — was held in the Conant Performing Arts Center last Friday, Dec 3.  This was the 77th […]

Schall Woodland Walk dedicated (Video)

Oglethorpe’s Schall Woodland Walk, an elevated boardwalk that has improved connectivity and accessibility on campus, was officially dedicated during an Oct. 27 ceremony that welcomed former University President Dr. Larry Schall and First Lady Betty Londergan back to campus. The project was a gift spearheaded by the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees in honor of […]