|File:Oglethorpe 2007 Logo.jpg|
|President||Lawrence Schall, J.D. Ed. D.|
|Location||Brookhaven, Georgia, United States|
|Campus||Suburban, 100 acres (400,000 m²)</td></tr>|
Oglethorpe University was chartered in 1835 in Midway, just south of the city of Milledgeville, then the state capital. The school was built and, at that time, governed by the Presbyterian Church, making it one of the South's earliest denominational institutions. The American Civil War led to the school's closing from 1862 to 1866.
The college followed the relocation of the capital to Atlanta. In 1870, it began holding classes at the present site of Atlanta City Hall. Plagued by financial difficulties, the school closed its doors two years later.
Oglethorpe College was re-chartered as a non-denominational institution in 1913. In 1915 the cornerstone to the new campus was laid at its present location on Peachtree Road in Brookhaven. The person behind rebuilding Oglethorpe was Dr. Thornwell Jacobs, whose grandfather, Professor Ferdinand Jacobs, had served on the faculty of Old Oglethorpe. Jacobs would serve as president for nearly three decades.
In the early 1940s Oglethorpe University had a medical school. Under the direction of Dr. John Bernard, the university was given several elephants for research, who had been poisoned by the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. After the students had finished dissecting the animals they were buried under what is known today as the Philip Weltner Library.
Oglethorpe University became Oglethorpe College in 1965, and reclaimed the designation "university" several years later. Many of Oglethorpe's campus buildings were built in a Gothic revival architecture style. This area of the Script error campus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Majors offered at Oglethorpe University include Accounting, American Studies, Art History, Studio Art, Behavioral Science & Human Resource Management, Biology, Biopsychology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication and Rhetoric Studies, Economics, Engineering, English, French, History, Individually Planned Majors, International Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Theatre. 
Coat of armsEdit
Oglethorpe's collegiate coat-of-arms is emblazoned with three boars' heads and the Latin inscription Nescit Cedere, meaning "He does not know how to give up."
Points of interestEdit
The Conant Performing Arts Center, completed in 1997, serves as the seasonal home of Georgia Shakespeare.
The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art opened in 1984 and is located on the top floor of the Philip Weltner Library. The two galleries, the South and Skylight, and gift shop cover 7,000 square feet. Bringing in thousands of visitors each year, the museum has become an important point of interest in Atlanta's art community.
In 1994, Lupton Hall, Phoebe Hearst Hall, Lowry Hall and Hermance Stadium were added to the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, a historic district including part or all of the Script error campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Other academic buildings include Goslin Hall, primarily used for science courses, and J. Mack Robinson Hall, primarily used for Communication and Art classes.
Oglethorpe University is home to the Crypt of Civilization, the first and most complete time capsule ever created, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Scheduled to be opened in 8113 AD, it is located in the basement of Phoebe Hearst Hall.
Goodman Cafe was added to the university in fall 2011, and is housed in Goodman Hall. The cafe serves hot and cold drinks and baked goods. It is student-funded by the Student Government Association.
In August 2012, the Emerson Student Center was torn down and a new student center is currently under construction in it place, and is estimated for completion by fall of 2013.
Oglethorpe University promotes the concept of international education and travel as an essential component of an academic education. Oglethorpe University Students Abroad sponsors trips for-credit, short-term, partnerships and agreements. Oglethorpe University offers a selection of opportunities in four divisions: International Exchange Partnerships, Independent Study Abroad-Non Partnerships, Short Term Trips, and Associate Student Programs for Special Study Abroad.
For foreign students wishing to study in the Unites States, Education First], an International Study Abroad Organization, opened its Atlanta Language Center on the Oglethorpe University Campus in the fall 2012.
Events and traditionsEdit
Battle of Bloody Marsh
Eggs AM Breakfast
Oglethorpe University teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III, and competes as a member of the Southern Athletic Association. The Stormy Petrels were a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
The school's most successful athletic program is its men's golf team. Oglethorpe won the national NCAA title in 2009 and again in 2012. Oglethorpe's historic Hermance Stadium is used by the St. Pius X baseball team.
Thornwell Jacobs chose an unusual mascot to represent Oglethorpe's athletic teams: the Stormy Petrel, a seabird said to have been admired by James Oglethorpe for its hardiness and courage. In March 2002, ESPN's David Lloyd named the Stormy Petrel as one of the most memorable college mascot names of all time, second only to the Banana Slugs of UC Santa Cruz.
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