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Oglethorpe’s Counseling Center expands services, welcomes staff

The Oglethorpe University Counseling Center has welcomed new staff and expanded its services and programming for the upcoming fall semester to help students navigate the “new normal.” Empowerment coaching (e-coaching) will be a brand new program designed to help students plan out and work toward personal goals, such as better organization or improved time management. […]

Oglethorpe named to Princeton Review’s Best Colleges 2021

The Princeton Review has once again recognized Oglethorpe University as one of the Best Colleges in the Southeast. The well-known education services company included Oglethorpe in its 2021 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 and 655 […]

Oglethorpe University announces diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

Several initiatives dedicated to furthering Oglethorpe University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion have been announced in recent weeks. In a message to the Oglethorpe community in early July, President Nicholas Ladany announced the formation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) task force, whose primary charge is to examine areas for growth and determine action steps […]

Oglethorpe students awarded prestigious Gilman International Scholarship

Jessica Bamaca ’21 and Dallas Blackwell ’23 have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad during the spring and summer 2021 semesters. The Gilman award is presented annually to 850 American undergraduate students nationwide. This is the fifth […]

New 2020-2021 faculty, promotions and appointments announced

Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, recently announced the new full-time and part-time faculty members for the 2020-2021 academic year, plus notable academic position changes. New Full-Time Faculty, 2020-2021 Dr. Lanier Basenberg Lecturer, Core Studies – Core B.S., Sociology, Kenyon College; M.A., Sociology, University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Sociology, Georgia State University […]

Oglethorpe University Esports looking for new players

Looking for a way to stay connected to fellow Petrels while learning remotely? Oglethorpe University Esports is holding a general interest meeting on Monday, August 24 at 2 PM to kick off the new semester. Formed in 2018, the Oglethorpe University esports teams compete in yearly tournaments with other Georgia colleges like Georgia State, Georgia […]

Update on Fall 2020

Dear Oglethorpe Community: First, let me say thank you for your resilience, for your commitment to your families and your community, and for your trust as we navigate these challenging times. Throughout our monitoring of the situation surrounding COVID-19, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to two core principles: maintaining the health and safety of our […]

Politics professor appears on popular civics podcast

Oglethorpe Professor of Politics Joe Knippenberg was recently featured on the Constituting America podcast where he discusses the pros and cons of lengthy legislation. In this discussion, Constituting America co-founder and co-president Janine Turner posits that overly-complex laws are inaccessible to the vast majority of United States citizens, posing a barrier to civic engagement with […]