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Junior awarded scholarship to study abroad in Japan

Congratulations to Anissa Rickerson ’19, a recent recipient of a scholarship from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). During the spring 2018 semester, she will attend Japan’s Otaru University of Commerce, located in one of Japan’s historic cities of commerce. “I am delighted by this news,” said Dr. Stephen B. Herschler, interim director of the Center for Global […]

Library director featured on NYU radio’s “Looking Back at Tomorrow”

Philip Weltner Library Director Eli Arnold ’06 was recently featured on the WNYU radio show and podcast, “Looking Back at Tomorrow,” to lend his expertise on time capsules and Oglethorpe’s Crypt of Civilization. On “Looking Back at Tomorrow,” hosts Ryan and Zachary examine how humanity’s predictions for the future have changed over the years. The show […]

Atlanta Audubon Society Board elects Oglethorpe’s Dr. Roarke Donnelly

Dr. Roarke Donnelly, professor of biology, has been elected to the Atlanta Audubon Society Board of Directors. Dr. Donnelly will serve a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2018. Dr. Donnelly is a master bird bander with special interests in ecology, behavioral ecology, urban ecology, bird conservation, and STEM education. He regularly teaches 10 courses in […]

OU mathematics professor receives award for excellence

Dr. Mary Garner, visiting assistant professor in mathematics, received the 2017 John Neff Award on October 19 from the Georgia Council of Teachers in Mathematics. The annual award is presented to an individual who models excellence in the profession and serves as an inspiration, mentor, and advocate of mathematics and mathematics education. Dr. Garner earned […]

Prof. Jessica Handler featured on New York Times podcast

Atlanta author and Oglethorpe professor Jessica Handler was featured on The New York Times podcast “Dear Sugars”—“a radically empathetic advice show” hosted by writers Steve Almond (Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto) and Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Handler was invited on as a guest speaker for Part One of the “Dear Sugars” series The Empty Chair, which […]

Prof. Kendra King Momon featured election expert on WABE/NPR

Atlanta’s NPR station WABE invited Oglethorpe University’s Dr. Kendra King Momon, professor of politics, to share commentary on local elections this week. Dr. Momon sat in with Rose Scott on Closer Look on Tuesday evening during election returns, and again the next day with Denis O’Hayer on Morning Edition to discuss the outcomes and pending December […]

Omicron Delta Kappa taps new members

Congratulations to these 17 members of the Oglethorpe University community, tapped this week to be inducted into the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa: Delaney Abood Yasmin Anderson Madison Blazer Caroline Chamberlain Robert Dougherty-Bliss Haley Evans Brad Firchow Evan Furst Ben Hopper Celina Kassam Dr. Peter Kower Brianne NaLampoon Arman Niknafs Jim Owen Dr. […]

WABE Radio: Oglethorpe’s growth, future get a closer look

Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall was a featured guest this week on WABE’s Closer Look with Rose Scott where they discussed Oglethorpe’s growth over the past 12 years and the university’s focus going forward. During the 20-minute interview, topics included Oglethorpe’s announcement in September of a $50 million gift from alumnus Bill Hammack ’73 to establish a new school of business, […]