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Student-led Rehearsal Room C to stage “The Normal Heart”

Rehearsal Room C’s production of “The Normal Heart”, a 1985 play by Larry Kramer, begins November 21. Directed by student Kevin Dew, “The Normal Heart” offers an intimate perspective on the AIDS epidemic in America through the eyes of those who lived it and worked to heal the community. Rehearsal Room C, a student-led theatre […]

Oglethorpe kicks off annual Philanthropy Week Celebration

Oglethorpe’s annual Philanthropy Week Celebration seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. We hope to promote a culture of gratitude within the Oglethorpe community and provide inspiration and ideas on how to “Make a Difference”—at Oglethorpe and beyond. This year, Philanthropy Week is celebrated November […]

Introducing the Oglethorpe University Symphony Orchestra

This semester, Oglethorpe’s Music Department has added a new opportunity for instrumentalists on campus. The Oglethorpe University Symphony Orchestra launched in August, with the ensemble’s first practice. A re-envisioning of the former OU Winds Ensemble, the group was formed by Dr. Brent Runnels and Dr. Timothy Powell as a step toward the department’s vision for […]

Oglethorpe University to host its first-ever 5K

On August 10th, Oglethorpe will host its first Stormy Petrel 5K, a closed-course road race around the historic campus. The race is intended for all ages, with male and female bracketed age groups ranging from 12 and under to 60 and over. Money prizes will be given to the top participants, and medals will be awarded […]

Atlanta Preservation Center features Oglethorpe in historical site tour

Oglethorpe’s campus will once again be a part of the citywide event “The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Living Landmarks,” a celebration of Atlanta’s historical sites, led by The Atlanta Preservation Center. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit promotes the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy. In addition […]

Don’t throw away your shot: “Hamilton” & the election

“Hamilton’s America,” a documentary about the making of the groundbreaking musical “Hamilton,” aired a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve watched it five times, in part because I’m so proud of my amazing friend and college classmate Chris Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of George Washington in the show. But, […]