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Summer Progress: Campus updates over the break

A lot happened around Oglethorpe in between commencement and the start of the fall semester. While classes and labs were already in session at the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation during the spring, the building is now fully open, furnished, and full of activity. The project, which broke ground the day after […]

Forbes includes Oglethorpe in “America’s Top Colleges 2019”

Oglethorpe continues to be recognized in national rankings—and once again, Forbes has named Oglethorpe to its “America’s Top Colleges” list. The annual ranking evaluates the direct benefits a college or university provides its students, favoring variables like alumni salary, graduation rate and student satisfaction over acceptance rate, endowment and freshmen SAT scores. Forbes includes only 15% […]

Oglethorpe University names new Chief Financial Officer

Following an extensive national search, Oglethorpe University has named Peter D. Stobie as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Business & Finance. Stobie brings more than 30 years of finance and operational experience in both higher education and the corporate environment. He will start his new position on September 16. “Pete is a vital […]

New 2019-2020 full-time faculty, promotions, appointments announced

Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced the new full-time faculty members for the 2019-2020 year, plus a number of notable academic position changes. New faculty for 2019-20 are: Mr. Ronald A. Burgess Lecturer, Film and Media Studies B.A., Communications, Bridgewater State University; M.A., Art – Media, Rhode Island College; […]

What memories will be made this year?

Each week, a different Oglethorpe University student takes over the @oglethorpelife Instagram account. Here’s what 2018-2019 looked like through the eyes of our Petrels. Interested in running @oglethorpelife? Visit to apply. Oglethorpe Life 2018-2019 Each week, an Oglethorpe University student takes over the @oglethorpelife Instagram account. Here’s what a year of campus life looks like.

Oglethorpe named to Princeton Review’s Best Colleges 2020

Oglethorpe University was selected again as one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company lists Oglethorpe in its 2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region—recommended schools that are “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” in a college search. Only 142 colleges in 12 Southeastern states made the list. […]