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Honors students overcome pandemic challenges to complete theses (video)

Oglethorpe University’s graduating honors students — the largest group in recent history — have successfully completed and presented their honors theses, despite the many obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Oglethorpe’s Honors Program gives students the opportunity to further challenge themselves in the classroom and beyond. By converting courses into honors courses, students participate in […]

New 24/7 student telehealth program funded by SGA

Oglethorpe University’s Student Government Association recently approved funding for a partnership with the Virtual Care Group, a student-oriented telehealth provider. Through this partnership, Oglethorpe students receive around-the-clock easy access to physical and mental health consultation — in addition to current services already provided. Access to the program opened on May 1. No matter where students […]

Commencement speakers for Class of 2021 and Class 2020 ceremonies announced

Two prominent Atlanta leaders will address the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 graduates during their respective commencement ceremonies, the university announced today. Georgia State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick, an Oglethorpe alumna, will address the graduating Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Retired Atlanta Federal Reserve President and Chief Executive […]

Economics students selected for Atlanta Federal Reserve internships

Oglethorpe students Alex Blecker ’23 and Parrish Studebaker ’22 have been selected to intern at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, continuing the university’s legacy of interns at the institution. As panel coordinators in the Research Department, the two students will connect the Atlanta Federal Reserve to businesses in the region and work with them […]

Oglethorpe museum receives donation of rare Degas charcoal

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art recently received quite a rare donation: a charcoal sketch. At first glance, the sketch may look unassuming, however, it is actually an early draft from famous French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas. When thinking of Degas, one might immediately recall his ballerinas. His fascination with people and movement led him […]

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 […]

Student-focused giving campaigns in home stretch

Student financial need is top of mind in two ongoing fundraising efforts — and there is still time to participate and support Oglethorpe students! Seniors for Students 2021 is a student-led gift campaign that focuses student financial needs and making a difference for the next generation of Petrels. Graduating seniors (and others!) are invited to […]

2021-2022 Student Government Association & Programming Board announced

The results for the 2021-2022 Student Government Association and Programming Board elections have been announced. These students will represent the student body for the next academic year. President: Justin Bennett Vice President of the Senate: Jakeb Sanders Vice President of the Programming Board: Jillian Heatly Vice President of Inter Club Council: Hrishika Chhertri Treasurer: Olivia […]