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Communications professor selected for Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program

Dr. Kate Keib, assistant professor of communication studies, has been selected for the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program, to be held during the 2020-2021 academic year. The Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program was established by former Governor Zell Miller to provide Georgia’s higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills, including emerging technologies and […]

Video: Petey Awards honor Oglethorpe’s 2019-2020 student-athletes

Oglethorpe Athletics rounded out the 2019-2020 season on Saturday with the 8th Annual Petey Awards—announced virtually this year. The event, produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allows Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the athletic year as a whole. The following awards were presented […]

Video: Student entrepreneurs nab funding for business proposals

The end-of-semester finale of the Oglethorpe Idea Incubator program, sponsored by the Oglethorpe Entrepreneur Club and supported by the Hammack School of Business, featured student entrepreneurs pitching their business proposals, similar to TV’s “Shark Tank”. Congratulations to the five student teams who split $4,000 in grant money to fund their business ideas: $1,500 to Travaly (Yasmina Travaly): […]

Freshman selected for College Democrats of Georgia Executive Board

Freshman Nya Davis ’23 has been selected to serve on the College Democrats of Georgia (CDG) Executive Board leadership as Director of Membership. Davis is among three new executive board leaders chosen from a large, competitive applicant pool of college students from across Georgia. An organization of student activists, CDG advocates at all levels of […]

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!