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Freshman to perform national anthem at NCAA Final Four Championship

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was seeking talent to sing the National Anthem at the NCAA Basketball Men’s Final Four Championship in Atlanta. With encouragement from Dr. Timothy Powell, three Oglethorpe students auditioned for the opportunity—and freshman Joe Scott ’23 was chosen to sing the anthem on the national stage. Dr. Powell, director of […]

Professor Jessica Handler wins the Southern Book Prize for Fiction

Oglethorpe University’s own Professor Jessica Handler has won the 2020 Southern Book Prize for Fiction for her first novel, The Magnetic Girl. Designed to honor great Southern voices, the Southern Book Prize is awarded by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) to books published in the previous year that are Southern in nature – either […]

Meet our newest staff members

Below are new staff members, representing departments from across campus, who have joined the Oglethorpe community during the fall and early spring semesters. Be sure to welcome the new Petrels when you see them!

Two Oglethorpe faculty featured on Atlanta Music Festival album

Director of Music Dr. Brent Runnels and Adjunct Lecturer in Voice Dr. Wanda Yang Temko are featured performers on Bound for the Promised Land: Songs and Words of Equality and Freedom. Notably, this album features the very last live performances of opera legend Jessye Norman. Norman, an operatic soprano, is a venerated figure in music. With five Grammys, […]

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, […]

Oglethorpe students win innovation award for app development

Hammack School of Business students Roi Levi, David Povolotsky and Daniel Ocampo received a $500 award and access to entrepreneurship resources from Georgia Institute of Technology for developing a nightlife app called “A Night Out.” At a round table competition hosted by Georgia Tech in October, the students pitched their app to a panel of […]

13 students awarded undergraduate research funding

Thirteen Oglethorpe students have received undergraduate research awards from Oglethorpe’s Student Research Development Fund, distributed annually. The students are majoring in a range of disciplines, including biology, biopsychology, psychology, sociology, English, and comparative literature. Funding applications were evaluated by a committee comprised of Dr. Lea Alford, Eli Arnold, Dr. Nick Bujak, Dr. Beth Concepcion, Alyssa Kowis, Dr. Glenn Sharfman, Dr. Karen Schmeichel, […]

Alumnus among ’25 Under 25′ outstanding Atlanta entrepreneurs

Oglethorpe alumnus Dylan Harper ’19 has been named to the Atlanta Inno’s ’25 Under 25‘, a list of 25 rising entrepreneurs and tech innovators. This designation recognizes young professionals who are taking their careers in their own hands and shaping their communities. Harper is being recognized for establishing Quik Threads, an online retail store dedicated to […]

Two Oglethorpe students compete for Miss Georgia titles

Oglethorpe University sophomore Kennedy Thomas and freshman Fallon Robinson are contestants in this year’s competitions for Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia Teen, respectively. Thomas, a Biology major and graduate of Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, will represent Brookhaven in Miss Georgia USA. Robinson, a Biology major from Dallas, GA, is a graduate of the Georgia Cyber […]