Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The school will also award honorary degrees to two alumni.
Oglethorpe University will graduate 225 students Saturday as the Class of 2013. The ceremony will be held on the academic quadrangle at 9 a.m., according to a university blog posting. The university will also award two honorary degrees to two alumni: John Frederick (“Fred”) Agel, Sr. ’52 and Donald J. Rubin ’56. From the posting: Fred Agel, a World War II veteran and an Oglethorpe alumnus of the class of 1952, is a retired sales agent for Bowman Distribution and a champion of leadership in public health. Mr. Agel has remained an active volunteer with the university for many years, including serving on the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees since 2008. Donald Rubin, an Oglethorpe alumnus of the class of 1956, is the founder of …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Martha Laird Bowen will be presented with the Talmage Award during Oglethorpe University's Alumni Weekend.
Brookhaven resident Martha Laird Bowen, a 1961 graduate of Oglethorpe University, will be presented with the Talmage Award during Oglethorpe University's Alumni Weekend, April 19-21, 2013. The Talmage Award recognizes alumni who contribute time, talent or financial resources to one or more programs of the university and/or is distinguished in the business or professional world. Throughout the years since she graduated, Bowen has continued to dedicate her time and service to the university. She has served on the President's Advisory Council, the Alumni Board, Oglethorpe's Board of Trustees and hosted events in her home for students and faculty. Oglethorpe University was founded in 1835 and enrolls 1,100 students representing 34 states and …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Lale Özgörkey Bell Tower will be dedicated on Monday in a ceremony on the grounds of the Brookhaven university.
Oglethorpe University will host a ceremony on Monday, April 8 at 6 pm in front of Lupton Hall to officially dedicate the iconic bell tower of Lupton Hall as The Lale Özgörkey Bell Tower. The naming is in recognition of a gift from the Özgörkey family. Cemal Özgörkey, chairman of Özgörkey Holding, is a member of the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees. He and his brother, Armagan Özgörkey, vice chairman of Özgörkey Holding, are alumni of Oglethorpe University. The name of the bell tower honors their mother, Lale Özgörkey. The gift benefits Oglethorpe’s new campus center, scheduled to open in August 2013. Gov. Nathan Deal; Muhtar Kend, chairman of the board and CEO of The Coca-Cola Co.; and Oglethorpe president Lawrence Schall will also…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Local comic Josh Harris needs the extras from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oglethorpe University gym.
Omar Collington, the Renfroe Middle basketball coach and founder of Over and Beyond Basketball LLC, says he'll play a role in a parody advertisement to be filmed this Saturday. He says local comic Josh Harris needs extras to perform as cheering fans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oglethorpe University gymnasium at 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. To sign up as an extra, go to overandbeyondbasketball.net and click on the link. If you have questions, email to email@example.com. This is how Harris describes the filming on a Facebook page. "This will be a fake commercial for a sports drink endorsed by Darth Vader called 'Vladerade!' It will involve a lot of special effects, including light-sabering off the legs of an …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The full-scale opera premieres on Friday, March 15, at Oglethorpe University.
Brookhaven is host to 'The Secret Agent,' which opens this Friday, March 15, at Oglethorpe University. Friday's event is one of the few full-scale opera premieres that Atlanta has seen in many years, according to the AJC. The opera's score was composed by Atlanta's Curtis Bryant. The show is based on a 1907 novel by Joseph Conrad of the same name.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Dr. Lawrence Schall says throwing out six DeKalb school board members isn't due process under the law.
Monday, March 4
We will all soon learn of the decision of the federal district court regarding the constitutionality and/or legality of the governor's decision to remove six of the nine sitting DeKalb County School Board members. If I were a betting man, I would put my money on the decision being overturned. While the performance of the school board, and more importantly, the school district have been abysmal for far too long, the process used to throw some of the board members out of office just doesn't pass the "due process" sniff test. Having the executive branch remove elected officials from office ought to require more hard evidence than what I have read in the AdvancED-SACS investigatory report. I went to the AdvancED-SACS website this morning and …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Larry Schall recently made the remarks during the recent Oglethorpe Day 2013 ceremonies.
Larry Schall has been in the news a lot lately. The president of Oglethorpe University is leading a coalition of college and university presidents in a fight for stricter gun control legislation. And during the recent Brookhaven cityhood debate, Schall was an outspoken opponent of municipalization. Most recently, Schall told students, staff and supporters of Oglethorpe that college presidents need to take more of a leading role in "today's liberal society." Schall made the remarks during the recent 2013 Oglethorpe Day event, in his speech entitled, "What is the Role of a University President in Liberal Society?" See Also: Brookhaven University Prez: We Don't Agree With NRA's Position Oglethorpe President Calling for Gun Control …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Oglethorpe women's lacrosse program gets underway next week with their inaugural game, which takes place Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. LaGrange will be the opponent for the historic event.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Today's concert at Oglethorpe begins at 4 pm.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The exhibition is going on now at Oglethorpe University.