It has been said that Oglethorpe University died at Gettysburg. When all the young scholars went off to war, faculty were dispersed, the endowment invested in Confederate bonds, and the buildings used as barracks and hospitals and later burned, Old Oglethorpe in Midway, Georgia, was no more. Nescit Cedere! Oglethorpe and its supporters did not […]
It’s likely that few of us realize how lucky we are to be able to go to school, drink our coffee in the morning, make plans for weekends, work, and dream of our future. In Guatemala, however, more than half of the population lives below the poverty line and many children, especially those from indigenous […]
Oglethorpe Day, one of the university’s most cherished annual traditions, honors our namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. Usually held in February, Oglethorpe Day commemorates the anniversary of General Oglethorpe’s arrival in the new world in Savannah, Ga. In 2014, the scheduled Oglethorpe Day was snowed out, so the festivities were rescheduled for a bright and sunny […]
The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art opens two new exhibitions this weekend: OPTIC CHIASM: The Crossing Over of Art & Science, presented in partnership with the inaugural Atlanta Science Festival, and BLIND/SIGHT: Conversations with the Visually Inspired. OPTIC CHIASM explores the art of vision and science of sight, and includes art by Irene K. Miller, […]
Oglethorpe Theatre will present “By the Bog of Cats”, an Irish retelling of the Greek Tragedy “Medea”, on November 21-23, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Conant Performing Arts Center. Watch this video to find out more and to check out student cast members’ Irish accents!
Oglethorpe University will host a seminar by The NO Project, a global anti-slavery public awareness initiative that focuses on the demand for human trafficking and educates through music, the arts, film, dance and social media. The free event will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Conant Performing Arts Center and is […]
11 ALIVE’s morning show broadcast live from the Oglethorpe University quad bright and early on August 30, 2013. Students, staff and faculty showed off their Petrel pride. Even Petey managed to be an early bird and join in the fun!
A one-of-a-kind in the Southeast, Camp Flix offers 11 to 17-year-olds the opportunity to learn more about the worlds of acting and filmmaking. This one-week premier movie camp, hosted on the Oglethorpe campus, is a stepping stone for young minds interested in dabbling in production or enhancing their skills and talents. Led by a group […]
Oglethorpe University theater students have the exceedingly rare opportunity to be a part of theater at the professional level—right on their own campus. As part of the decades-long partnership between Georgia Shakespeare and Oglethorpe, students are invited to compete for scholarships that provide not only financial assistance, but also the privilege of interning with the […]
The Atlanta Chamber Music Festival is a three-day seminar for middle and high school musicians—and this year, Oglethorpe is hosting the event! This intensive workshop allows budding musicians musicians to hone their craft with the help and coaching of renowned professional musicians from the Atlanta area, including OU artist-in-residence Dr. Brent Runnels. Students have the […]