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Career event connects future actuarial science grads with risk-assessment professionals

Have you ever wondered how insurance companies assess risk? Or how financial agencies make predictions about the market? Using a statistical process known as actuarial science, mathematicians are literally predicting the future, providing insights to businesses and organizations that inform important business decisions, mitigate loss and maintain economic stability. Through Oglethorpe University’s Actuarial Science program […]

OU students, alumni and faculty present research at professional psychology conference

Earlier this month, 13 current Oglethorpe students and three alumni accompanied five faculty to the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) in Orlando, FL. This continued a longstanding tradition of the Oglethorpe psychology department preparing students to submit their own research to peer-reviewed professional conferences. This year’s student participants were Emily Moore ’24, […]

World Showcase celebrates diversity and intersectionality, enriches campus community

Last Friday, the Oglethorpe community gathered to celebrate the second World Showcase, a student-organized celebration of world culture and a vibrant reflection of the many cultures that comprise the university’s student body. Attendees traveled the globe as they tried a variety of foods, enjoyed live performances from entertainers like traditional Indian dance troupe Nritya Sankalpa, […]

Oglethorpe students observe “404 Day” through sprawling community service project along Atlanta BeltLine

Seventeen Oglethorpe students, athletes and staff recently joined volunteers from several Atlanta area colleges and universities for a massive beautification project benefiting the Atlanta BeltLine, a sprawling network of public trails and parks at the city’s core. Teaming up with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, volunteers spent the afternoon cleaning parks, serving food, and fostering youth […]

Oglethorpe creates seamless pathways to serve Birmingham-Southern students

In this challenging era for higher education, many institutions face unprecedented financial, political and social pressures. Unfortunately, the Board of Trustees of Birmingham-Southern College (BSC), Oglethorpe University’s sister institution in Birmingham, Ala., recently announced it will cease operations on May 31, 2024. “My heart goes out to the students, alumni, faculty, and staff at Birmingham-Southern […]

Honors program cohort embodies diversity, high academic achievement

The 2023-24 cohort of the Oglethorpe University Honors program is the largest in five years — and the depth of academic work undertaken by this exceptional cohort also stands apart. A diverse group representing a variety of disciplines across campus, their work has already primed them for success after graduation. In the Honors program, students […]