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Oglethorpe launches sustainability initiatives for a cleaner, greener campus

Campus Operations at Oglethorpe University recently enacted several new beautification and sustainability initiatives. Joining several peer Georgia institutions, Oglethorpe University will be officially recognized as a Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation beginning next academic year. Using the robust framework provided by foundation, the university will commit to maintaining a healthy, green campus, benefitting both […]

The Coca-Cola Company’s Beatriz Perez to deliver commencement address, receive honorary degree

Oglethorpe University’s commencement ceremony honoring the Class of 2022 will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. on the academic quadrangle. This year, Oglethorpe will welcome commencement speaker Beatriz “Bea” Perez, the Coca-Cola Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Communications, Sustainability and Strategic Partnerships Officer, to address the graduating class. Perez will also […]

Freshman class president launches podcast “by Petrels, for Petrels”

Freshman class president Ashleigh Ewald ’25 recently launched and is hosting “The Stormy Petrel Times,” a new podcast devoted to helping Oglethorpe students feel connected and informed. Named after OU’s mascot, The Stormy Petrel Times will offer weekly content, including the latest campus news and interviews with students, faculty, and staff who are making a difference […]

Dr. Karen Schmeichel named Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair

Professor of Biology Karen Schmeichel has been awarded the Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair at Oglethorpe University, President Nick Ladany and Provost Kathryn McClymond announced on Jan. 24. The Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Trust was established in 1968 by the Callaway Foundation, Inc. to encourage the enrichment of academic programs at designated Georgia colleges. The Callaway Professorial Chair […]

Oglethorpe announces Fall 2021 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the Oglethorpe University students whose academic performance during the Fall 2021 semester merits recognition on the Dean’s Academic Honors List! This designation is one of the college’s most prestigious recognitions bestowed on students each semester and is reserved to distinguish those who achieved at least a 3.50 term Grade-Point Average while earning 12 […]

Oglethorpe University issues letter of support for DACA

Oglethorpe University President Nick Ladany has issued a public comment in response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), published Sept. 28, 2021. DACA is a federal immigration policy to allow undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors to legally remain in the country […]

Schall Woodland Walk dedicated (Video)

Oglethorpe’s Schall Woodland Walk, an elevated boardwalk that has improved connectivity and accessibility on campus, was officially dedicated during an Oct. 27 ceremony that welcomed former University President Dr. Larry Schall and First Lady Betty Londergan back to campus. The project was a gift spearheaded by the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees in honor of […]

Oglethorpe welcomes TheDream.US Scholars to campus for new academic year

This fall, Oglethorpe welcomed 42 new TheDream.US Scholars to campus, who joined more than 50 Scholars continuing their studies. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and career success program for immigrant youth “DREAMers” who came to the United States as children and attended K-12 schools, but are ineligible for federal financial aid. The program […]