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Oglethorpe Day 2023 reflects community and school spirit [Photos]

Today, students, faculty and staff celebrated one of Oglethorpe’s beloved traditions — Oglethorpe Day. Decked out in black and yellow spirit wear, Petrels came together on the academic quad to begin the day’s festivities. This annual tradition celebrates the university’s namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. It is on Oglethorpe Day that we are reminded of the motto of […]

Oglethorpe hosts Brookhaven’s “Wings of the City” photo contest launch

Brookhaven community leaders gathered Monday at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center to announce the launch of a photo contest highlighting the “Wings of the City” travelling sculpture series currently installed in locations throughout the City of Brookhaven. Administered by the Consulate General of Mexico and the Jorge Marín Foundation, the #WingsoftheCityBrookhaven photo contest is a social […]

Oglethorpe announces events celebrating Black History Month

Happy Black History Month! Be sure to join Oglethorpe faculty, staff, and students in celebrating and honoring the Black experience. See the selected items below. Check OU Connect throughout the month for upcoming events and programs! School Daze: Film Screening and Discussion, Feb. 8 at 6:00 p.m. at Look Cinema (Town Brookhaven) Join DYNASTTY, Collegiate […]

Mental health and wellness initiatives continue to grow at Oglethorpe with creation of PACT

Oglethorpe University launched its latest effort to shore up mental health support on campus for students, faculty and staff this week with a new behavioral intervention team called Petrel Assessment and Care Team (PACT). PACT is a campus-wide group of multi-disciplinary trained professionals who are responsible for identifying, assessing, mitigating and responding to concerning behaviors […]

Many opportunities to support Oglethorpe on OU Giving Day

On February 8, 2023, OU Giving Day will offer several ways for the campus community — alumni, students, parents, friends, neighbors, faculty, and staff — to show their support for the university. On our OU Giving Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event, individuals can select from eight funds to contribute to the cause that means […]

Oglethorpe Day 2023 to celebrate love of community

It’s that time of year again! On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Oglethorpe University community will celebrate Oglethorpe Day, a beloved tradition among students, faculty, staff and alumni. Oglethorpe Day honors the lasting legacy of the university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe.  A philanthropist, military leader, and member of Parliament, Oglethorpe was regarded as one of […]

Oglethorpe awarded grant to support student mental health

The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation has awarded Oglethorpe University $55,000 to support student mental health programs. The specific proposal was to fund the launch of a new after-hours program called the Petrel After-Hours Support System (PASS) housed in the Counseling Center. More details on PASS will be announced when the program is ready to be rolled […]

Oglethorpe museum debuts new work from acclaimed artist Shanequa Gay

In an exciting start to the spring semester, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art will open an exhibition featuring new artwork created by nationally-acclaimed artist Shanequa Gay during her time as the university’s inaugural visual artist-in-residence. Titled “shanequa gay: thought and memory,” the exhibition will transform the museum’s Skylight Gallery into a whimsical, multimedia dreamscape […]

Oglethorpe students awarded undergraduate researching funding

Ten students have received undergraduate research awards from Oglethorpe’s Student Research Development Fund, administered annually by the Philip Weltner Library. Students can apply for funding to help with costs incurred while conducting or presenting research. Funds may be used for attending conferences, research-related equipment, and project and logistical expenses. Applications were evaluated by a committee […]