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Junior awarded scholarship to study abroad in Japan

Congratulations to Anissa Rickerson ’19, a recent recipient of a scholarship from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). During the spring 2018 semester, she will attend Japan’s Otaru University of Commerce, located in one of Japan’s historic cities of commerce. “I am delighted by this news,” said Dr. Stephen B. Herschler, interim director of the Center for Global […]

Brookhaven safest city in Atlanta Perimeter, no. 10 in Georgia

Brookhaven, home of Oglethorpe University and 50,000 residents, was recently ranked the safest city inside the I-285 perimeter by Safe Home. Brookhaven also ranked in the top 10 in the state of Georgia. “I am very proud that Brookhaven has achieved this ranking,” said Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst. “Our police department is a source of […]

Library director featured on NYU radio’s “Looking Back at Tomorrow”

Philip Weltner Library Director Eli Arnold ’06 was recently featured on the WNYU radio show and podcast, “Looking Back at Tomorrow,” to lend his expertise on time capsules and Oglethorpe’s Crypt of Civilization. On “Looking Back at Tomorrow,” hosts Ryan and Zachary examine how humanity’s predictions for the future have changed over the years. The show […]

Atlanta Audubon Society Board elects Oglethorpe’s Dr. Roarke Donnelly

Dr. Roarke Donnelly, professor of biology, has been elected to the Atlanta Audubon Society Board of Directors. Dr. Donnelly will serve a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2018. Dr. Donnelly is a master bird bander with special interests in ecology, behavioral ecology, urban ecology, bird conservation, and STEM education. He regularly teaches 10 courses in […]

Six students awarded undergraduate research grants

The Philip Weltner Library Undergraduate Research Fund, established in 2016, has announced its research grant recipients for the following year: Ryne Bustamante received funding to continue mathematical research and use of a 3D printing lab. Ryne began researching methods of visualizing concepts from multivariate calculus for an honors designation in Calculus III in the spring 2017. By incorporating […]

Photos: Students present STEM research at PRISM

PRISM (Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics) is an annual event that celebrates independent undergraduate research. Students of natural and behavioral sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, psychology) and mathematics  present research from courses, labs and independent studies in a poster session open to the public.  

Freshman founds student club during first semester

As many students were still finding their way around campus and getting into the groove of college life, first-year Moliha Zabbar ’21 decided what better time to become an even bigger part of the Oglethorpe community. “I thought that being a leader on campus through a student organization would be a great opportunity to be […]

Save the OU license plate!

Want to drive with petrel pride and support Oglethorpe University everywhere you go? Time may be running out to adorn your car with an official Oglethorpe license plate available from the state of Georgia. Featuring the university seal with historic Lupton Hall, the plate will only be available to purchase through February 20, 2018—unless the […]