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Compass celebrates Advisors of the Year, first-year success

Oglethorpe’s Compass advising program has announced its 2017-2018 Compass Advisor of the Year Award recipients, selected based on student surveys and retention data: Dr. Iona Wynter Parks, Dr. Brian Patterson, Carson Raymond, and Susan Sharfman. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 43 faculty and staff served as Compass advisors. On average, students met with their advisors three times per […]

Listen: Recent Oglethorpe grad interviewed on WABE/NPR radio

Caleb Logan ’18 was a guest on today’s Closer Look with host Rose Scott, sharing his experiences as a first generation college graduate. He was joined at the live, in-studio roundtable by other recent grads from Emory University, Georgia State, and Georgia Tech. A Sociology major who also studied English and Comparative Literature, Logan is an aspiring playwright, a […]

Listen: Dr. Kendra King Momon recaps GA primary on WABE/NPR

“Closer Look with Rose Scott,” on Atlanta’s WABE NPR station, welcomed Dr. Kendra King Momon, professor of politics at Oglethorpe University, for an analysis of yesterday’s Georgia gubernatorial primary election results. Listen to their discussion:  

Video: Dear Professor – Dr. Iona Wynter Parks

Dear Professor: Dr. Iona Wynter Parks Class of 2018 graduate Victoria Lindbergh writes a letter to Dr. Iona Wynter Parks on the way she influenced her over the last four years. Wynter Parks is a french professor and Lindbergh majored in french and theatre. Several Oglethorpe seniors were asked to write a letter to a […]

Economics students hear from energy industry leader

One of the benefits of learning in Atlanta, the capital of the South, is direct access to industry experts. During the final weeks of the semester, students in Dr. Cassandra Copeland‘s class “The Economics of Antitrust Law” (ECO 423) and members of the Economics Club met with Narin Smith, PhD, director of market planning at Georgia […]

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

Check out our photo, video and social media round-up from this year’s commencement festivities. You just might see yourself or your own posts included! Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning actor, and Emmy Award-winning songwriter/composer Christopher Jackson was the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient. Jackson originated the role of George Washington in the Broadway smash hit […]

Video: Dear Professor – Dr. Mariel Meier

Dear Professor: Dr. Mariel Meier Class of 2018 graduate Iris Ponce writes a letter to Dr. Mariel Meier on the way she influenced her over the last four years. Meier is a physics professor and Ponce majored in physics. Several Oglethorpe seniors were asked to write a letter to a professor who impacted their lives. […]

Listen: GPB/NPR radio features Oglethorpe course “Literary Tribalism”

GPB/NPR’s daily news talk show On Second Thought welcomed English professor Dr. Reshmi Hebbar and her students Caleb Logan and Yasmin Tehrani to discuss Oglethorpe’s class “Literary Tribalism: How to Read Race, Class, Nation & Gender.” The interview was part of GPB’s Lessons from Left Field series that examines “unconventional classes at schools and universities around the state.” […]