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Oglethorpe Day line-up includes Petrels of Fire, speaker Tina Fernandez, time capsule reveal

Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates the lasting legacy of our university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe. A philanthropist, social reformer, member of Parliament and military leader, Oglethorpe was regarded as one of Britain’s most active 18th century humanitarians. As part of the annual Oglethorpe Day celebration, the university welcomes a guest speaker to address a related […]

Oglethorpe students thrive in booming Atlanta film scene

Atlanta is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in media. After introducing up to 30 percent in tax credits to production companies in 2008, film and television production in Atlanta exploded. In 2018, the industry generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion. With nearly 3,000 motion picture and television businesses and 92,000 jobs, Georgia […]

Oglethorpe will provide 50 students with free US Passports

On February 11, Oglethorpe University will provide 50 students with free passports. As part of the Council on International Educational Exchange’s Passport Caravan, Oglethorpe will dedicate resources to guide students through the passport application process. Proper photography and forms will be provided at no cost and specialists will be on-site to ensure the process can […]

Recent grad lands gigs with AJC and City of Brookhaven

Since graduating in the spring, Julissa Cañas Escobar ’19 has successfully pursued multiple opportunities in her field. The Communication Studies major is following her dreams of being a journalist through her work at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while also dipping her toes into public relations with the City of Brookhaven, home to Oglethorpe. In July, Cañas […]

Construction underway for new music, counseling, office spaces

With student enrollment steadily increasing, several buildings on Oglethorpe’s campus are undergoing renovations to accommodate growth. In 2020, Goodman Hall will be reverted back into a residence hall. Due to this change, the areas currently in Goodman—practice/lesson rooms for music, the Counseling Center, and University Communications offices—will be relocated to remodeled spaces in Lupton and Lowry […]

New report ranks Oglethorpe favorably for value, ‘return on investment’

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce has released A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges. The report ranks higher education institutions by return on investment—both short and long term—based on data from the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard. One of the primary findings in the report? Bachelor’s degrees from private colleges, […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Dr. Kate Keib

“My path to get here is definitely different than other professors. I knew from the time I was in high school that I wanted to be a journalist. There was no doubt in my mind I wanted to be in the news industry. I went to a college very similar to Oglethorpe—professors who were really […]

President Schall on air with WABE’s ‘Closer Look with Rose Scott’

Oglethorpe’s President Larry Schall was a featured guest on WABE’s Closer Look with Rose Scott on Tuesday. The discussion topics included Schall’s journey to El Paso, Texas in August, Oglethorpe’s partnership with the Dream.US and ‘Dreamer’ scholars, and Schall’s plans after he steps down in June 2020, following 15 years as president. Sophomore Makayla Adams, […]