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How to succeed at Oglethorpe with a little help from your friends

In an effort to ensure every student thrives, Academic Success provides an assortment of programs to provide the personal, social, professional and academic skills necessary to succeed in school and life. “The biggest benefit of peer tutors is that they have shared their students’ experience of learning (and perhaps, struggling through) the same material. Asking us […]

Oglethorpe Rotaract Club volunteers with nonprofit Education Cures

Rotaract Clubs, sponsored by local Rotaries, exist nationwide and bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. The Oglethorpe University Rotaract Club recently partnered with Education Cures, an Atlanta nonprofit that provides early childhood education in impoverished countries. Education Cures planned […]

Oglethorpe announces full-tuition Hammack Scholarship for business-related study

Oglethorpe University is launching the new Hammack Scholarship, a full-tuition award open to incoming freshmen who will major in business-related fields such as accounting, business administration, economics, and human resources management. The Hammack Scholarship recognizes an outstanding record of academic achievement, pursuit of entrepreneurial or business-related opportunities, and the desire to major in a business […]

Oglethorpe one of best in country in helping freshmen financially

Oglethorpe University was listed by The Student Loan Report among the nation’s best private colleges in providing financial aid to freshman. Hundreds of private institutions across the country were measured and evaluated based solely on the average financial aid awarded to freshmen.  Financial aid was defined as federal student loans, education grants and scholarships awarded to […]

Prof. Jessica Handler featured on New York Times podcast

Atlanta author and Oglethorpe professor Jessica Handler was featured on The New York Times podcast “Dear Sugars”—“a radically empathetic advice show” hosted by writers Steve Almond (Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto) and Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Handler was invited on as a guest speaker for Part One of the “Dear Sugars” series The Empty Chair, which […]

Prof. Kendra King Momon featured election expert on WABE/NPR

Atlanta’s NPR station WABE invited Oglethorpe University’s Dr. Kendra King Momon, professor of politics, to share commentary on local elections this week. Dr. Momon sat in with Rose Scott on Closer Look on Tuesday evening during election returns, and again the next day with Denis O’Hayer on Morning Edition to discuss the outcomes and pending December […]

Making a difference during Philanthropy Week

Oglethorpe is celebrating its annual Philanthropy Week, which seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. The events aim to promote a culture of gratitude among students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and Trustees, and to provide the community inspiration and ideas on how to “Make a […]

Omicron Delta Kappa taps new members

Congratulations to these 17 members of the Oglethorpe University community, tapped this week to be inducted into the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa: Delaney Abood Yasmin Anderson Madison Blazer Caroline Chamberlain Robert Dougherty-Bliss Haley Evans Brad Firchow Evan Furst Ben Hopper Celina Kassam Dr. Peter Kower Brianne NaLampoon Arman Niknafs Jim Owen Dr. […]

Cousins Center for Science and Innovation receives $600,000 from local philanthropic foundation

The Tull Charitable Foundation awarded $600,000 to Oglethorpe University for the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation. Designed to elevate students’ intellectual curiosity and facilitate engaged teaching and active education, the Cousins Center for Science and Innovation will bring the liberal arts and sciences to life in an inclusive, collaborative and innovative way […]