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Summer study abroad opportunities in Europe help Oglethorpe students grow

Oglethorpe students are using the summer to embark on life-changing study abroad experiences. For two of the students studying in Europe, the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich cultures and histories of their chosen cities is proving to be invaluable. Sydney Dooley-Smith ’26 is expanding her academic interests and pursuing a communications internship in […]

Full schedule of events to celebrate the inauguration of Oglethorpe’s 18th president

This fall, the Oglethorpe community will come together to celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Kathryn McClymond as Oglethorpe University’s 18th president.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community friends will have many opportunities to join in the festivities through a series of special events planned September 19-20, 2024, to commemorate the occasion. The two-day celebration begins […]

Oglethorpe again featured in latest edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges

Oglethorpe University was once again included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges, a bestselling compilation of the top 300+ institutions in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Now in its 41st year, the Fiske Guide highlights the “best and most interesting” colleges and universities. Striving to be “helpful, honest, and straightforward” in its review of colleges, […]

New acquisition by artist Nellie Mae Rowe on display at OUMA

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) has recently acquired a work by Georgia artist Nellie Mae Rowe through a generous gift-in-kind from the Judith Alexander Foundation. The piece, titled “Baby Girl,” can be seen in a current exhibit at the museum, “OUMA Collects 2024: Highlights from the Collection.” A self-taught artist, Nellie Mae Rowe […]

‘Petey’s Garden’ flourishes thanks to passionate OU gardeners

Behind Oglethorpe’s Turner Lynch Campus Center, a small community garden overflows with twisting vegetable vines and blooming flowers alighted by butterflies and bees. Known as “Petey’s Garden,” the collection of raised garden beds has produced a considerable harvest this summer under the green thumbs of several OU students, faculty and staff. The garden’s bounty includes […]

OU alum and museum director discuss accessibility at national academic museums conference

Earlier this summer, Oglethorpe alum Ella Newbern ’24 and Director of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) Elizabeth Peterson Jennings presented a case study on art and accessibility at the annual Association of Academic Museums and Galleries virtual conference—a prominent event for museum leaders and professionals across the country. In their presentation, the staff and […]

Housing scholarship endowment established to assist new students

A new endowed fund has been established to provide housing scholarships for incoming students who may be struggling with the costs of living on campus. Donors John and Cindy Ethridge have committed $100,000 toward the new Dr. David M. Cates Housing Scholarship Endowment. Annually, the fund will provide a housing scholarship for an incoming first-time, […]