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Supporting veterans and service members this Veterans Day

Did you know that Oglethorpe is a proud yellow ribbon school, offering tuition discounts to service members and veterans? The Yellow Ribbon Program can help pay for some out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover. Prospective students can find out if they are eligible for the program and […]

OU student featured in Yahoo Finance short documentary

Oglethorpe University freshman Kimberly Heard was recently featured in a short documentary on Yahoo Finance about managing her full-ride scholarship. In the documentary, Heard and her family discuss her experience working towards college as a first-generation college student. Heard has always had a laser-focused motivation towards what she wanted to achieve. By the time she […]

Michael Morgan ’21 named National Transfer Student Ambassador

Oglethorpe University’s Michael Morgan ’21 has been selected to serve as a National Transfer Student Ambassador by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. He is one of only four students to be selected out of a competitive, country-wide application process. National Transfer Student Ambassadors hold a variety of responsibilities throughout the year, the […]

Dr. Kendra King Momon named Interim Provost

Dr. Kendra King Momon, professor of politics at Oglethorpe University, was named Interim Provost by President Nick Ladany, effective December 2020. Dr. Momon will replace Dr. Glenn Sharfman, who has served in the role since 2014 and will be stepping down at the close of the fall semester. Dr. Momon joined the Oglethorpe community in […]

Students selected for 2020-2021 Honor Council

Oglethorpe University Honor Council Secretary Dr. Michael Rulison has announced the students who will serve on the 2020-2021 Honor Council—students selected by their peers to be entrusted with helping to uphold the academic standards of Oglethorpe University. Congratulations to: Caroline Bond ’21 Jimmy Creamer ’21 Clara Grimaldo ’21 Vivian Manso ’21 Lola Oyinloye ’21 Talia Weinstein ’21 […]

Film student creates community technology tutorials

Film and Media Studies student Steven Nguyen has created several video tutorials covering essential programs for the remote semester: Moodle, VoiceThread and, of course, Zoom. Assistant Professors of Communication Studies Dr. Katherine Keib and Dr. Katharine Zakos partnered with Nguyen to create a technology resource for students to easily reference while learning remotely. The idea behind the […]

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 […]

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 […]