OU celebrates Alumni Weekend in April
Meet your classmates for this year’s Alumni Weekend and 175th Anniversary Celebration Friday – Sunday, April 16 – 18. Register today on ePetrel.
If you register by March 15, you'll be entered into a drawing for a complimentary roundtrip from AirTran that you can use after Alumni Weekend.
Alumni Weekend will include:
- All-Athletic Reunions
- Archival Display
- Decade reunions
- A chance to go back to class
- OU history discussion with Paul Hudson '72
- Stomp the Lawn band party
- And much more!
See a complete schedule. Next week, look for a special edition of The Flying Petrel eNews | Alumni Weekend Preview.
Celebrate OU's 175th anniversary in Savannah
The OU community is invited to a weekend in Savannah. A wonderful weekend is planned - full of history, fun, Spanish moss, cobblestones, gorgeous architecture and Southern food. Mark your calendars: Friday, September 24 - 26. View the full itinerary.
Celebrate Women's History Month with Dr. Bernice A. King
OU welcomes Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, the youngest child of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the president-elect of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, on Monday, March 15, 4 - 6 p.m., at Conant Performing Arts Center on OU's campus. Brought to campus by Oglethorpe Women's Network (OWN), the event is co-sponsored by OU's Center for Civic Engagement and the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program. The event is open to the public. RSVP online.
OU named to President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
For the fourth consecutive year, OU has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (2009) by the Corporation for National and Community Service. OU's selection to the Honor Roll is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government of OU's commitment to service and civic engagement on campus and in the nation. Every September, OU's Center for Civic Engagement completes the application that outlines its collective efforts.
Mondays in March: Martinis with Matisse
The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is hosting Mondays in March: Martinis with Matisse. For just $15 per person, the evenings of March 8, 15, 22 and 29 will include hors d'oeuvres by various Atlanta restaurants, two drink tickets and admission to Henri Matisse: A Celebration of French Poets & Poetry. Limited tickets available.
Phoenix Flies Presents Historic Tours at OU
The Atlanta Preservation Center presents the 7th Annual Phoenix Flies: A Citywide Celebration of Living Landmarks from March 6-22, that offers tours of 40+ historic landmarks in the Atlanta area including OU. Guided tours led by Paul Hudson '72 will feature Lupton, Hearst and Lowry Halls which date from 1915 -1931. The one-hour tours will conclude in the OU Museum of Art for a tour of the current Matisse exhibition. The OU tours are Fridays, March 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m. More info....
Wanted: 2,000 Facebook Fans
OU currently has just over 1,700 fans on the Oglethorpe University Fan Page. Help us reach 2,000 fans. It's a great way to stay in-the-know about what's happening at OU.
The 2,000th fan will receive a gift basket full of OU gear compliments of the Alumni Office. Spread the word: the web address for the Fan Page is www.facebook.com/oglethorpeuniversity.
OU students choose the "Alternative" for Spring Break
A group of OU students will spend their spring break on Tybee Island and Savannah, Ga., as part of Alternative Spring Break March 20 - 25. Sponsored by the OU Center for Civic Engagement, projects are related these key focus areas: homelessness and hunger, education, environmental stewardship, and health and wellness.
Alumni (and their families) living in Savannah are invited to join OU students for a Beach Sweep on Sunday, March 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tybee Island. The Alumni Office will sponsor a lunch for the students, staff and alumni. Alumni interested in partcipating can email the Alumni Office.
Kendra King book signing
Join OU professor Kendra King, associate professor of politics at OU, and director of Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program, for a book signing of African American Politics on Friday, April 9, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the OU Museum of Art. Refreshments will be served.
Her book provides an in-depth examination of the political successes and setbacks of the African-Americans as it relates to the American political system. Other topics the book explores include the politics of hip hop, black mega-churches, the historic election of Barack Obama and the rise of New School Leaders.
Relay For Life comes to OU
Support The American Cancer Society’s Atlanta Relay For Life on campus Friday, April 9, 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. by joining the Oglethorpe team, creating a team with your organization or volunteering at the event. To learn more about getting involved with Relay, contact Kimber Tate in the Center for Civic Engagement at 404-504-1975.
OU student wins national recognition for service
First-year student Morgan Coffey '13 was named to the Girls Scouts of the USA's 2009 National Young Women of Distinction. Coffey started the Victim Support Initiative and Change in a Bag to help support victims of abuse. She also founded Stronghold Atlanta to help women and children who are victims of domestic violence.