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Table of Contents 1
Dr. Tim Doyle, Dean of Students
"It is traditional that each edition of the
Yamacraw be dedicated to a member of the
Oglethorpe community. The dedication is
made to a person who exemplifies what is best
about Oglethorpe, a person who embodies the
unique personality and spirit of Oglethorpe
Dean Doyle is a well known and well loved
figure on our campus. As a professor of his-
tory he entertained and educated us through
many grueling semesters. Now, as Dean of
Students, he has spearheaded many efforts to
revive enthusiasm and school spirit. Not the
least of his accomplishments are the hiring of Bon
Appetit two years ago, the rapid progress on the
rebuilding of Upper Quad, and the resurrection
of the Yamacraw. His successes, both past and
future, will continue to serve the student body of
Oglethorpe University for many generations of
classes to come.
And so. Dean Doyle, in thanks for your
hard work and determination on behalf of the
students of Oglethorpe University, we offer you
our profound thanks. It is to you that the 2005
Yamacraw is dedicated. We look forward to many
more years of working with you.
Above Atter being hit with a pie
during Stomp the Lawn '04, Dean
Doyle gets some help cleaning off.
Right: The De
and dance captaii
Left: Dean Doyle hangs out with
on Carter during the Pro-Wrestling
1 Left: Dean Doyle administered his
brand of justice when he climbed into
the ring to take revenge for a chair shot
received earlier in the evening.
Left: Dean Doyle, master of all he Above: Dean Doyle chats with Senior
surveys. RA Charlie Ghee about the new
Dear Oglethorpe Student,
It is my honor to introduce the 2004-05 Yamacraw. This book stands
as testament to a tiny staff of dedicated students who take the time to
commemorate this year's shared experiences. Milestones throughout
the past year — ranging from the Presidential election to OU's largest
freshman class — represent the world both inside and outside the
''bubble/' and merit documentation for us and our successors.
Most importantly though for individuals, students will graduate. I
am proud of them and for them. These soon-to-be alumni committed
to OU in an uncertain world scarred by economic and terrorist
trauma: they leave our school when it is healthy and moving
forward. Many students have contributed to make it so. I salute
the Upper Quad residents' tolerance of construction; the new and
expanding programs in Theater and Study Abroad; and a refocusing
on a dynamic athletic program. More improvements are on the way.
OU promises to help students "Make a life. Make a living. Make a
difference." I trust that this book will, in the passage of time, link
you to memories where these aspirations were met.
All my best wishes and hopes,
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs
Bisell McWilliams - Editor and Chief/ Photography Editor
The 1942 classic film Casablanca was on all our minds when we
set the theme of the 2005 Yamacraw, "As Time Goes By." Something in
the characters, in the root causes and emotions of the story, captured
a truth that is beyond circumstance or setting. My primary goal was
to produce the best yearbook possible, to capture the events and
memories both of individuals and of the university as a whole. At the
same time, however, I was conscious of the historical changes that have
shaped who we are today and how those captured truths permeate
our history. I was thinking of all the changes that are happening on
this campus, administrative turnover, professors retiring, and new
construction projects. For those of us who spend just four years here, these changes seem incredible.
Indeed, much of what has occurred this year will, I think, prove to be momentous in the course of the
University's history. What I was more interested in, however, was the larger picture. What the song
"As Time Goes By" tells us, is that no matter what may change, there are still certain fundamentals
which will always remain. Friendships are cemented, hearts are broken, politics proves unavoidable,
and a dusting of snow merits a page in every yearbook in Georgia.
Meredith McKay - Layout/Design Editor
Get up, go to class, work on the yearbook, go to Conant, go to
rehearsal, work on the yearbook, write a paper, go to bed, dream about
working on the yearbook
This is what it is like to live for a day in my shoes. However, while
it would be amusing to continue this train of thought, Bisell wants this
page to be slightly more formal and serious in nature. Therefore, I will no
longer endeavor to be witty and charming and will simply state, with an
air of formality and seriousness of purpose, that despite the long hours, my
work with Bisell, Ginny, and the rest of the yearbook staff has been terribly
rewarding. Given another full year, I have to admit that I would likely submit myself to
the process all
* Virginia Brown - Copy Editor
When Bisell asked me to be copy editor for the Yamacraw this year,
my first reaction was, "Are you kidding me? As if I need anything else
on my plate." Of course I didn't say this to him. . . I believe my external
response was something along the lines of, "hmm... I'll think about it."
I then proceeded to think about it (always the first mistake of the liberal
arts student). And what I thought about was this: I have spent nearly
four years in this place, and I love it. I love my class — a great group of
k,^ interesting, intelligent, and fun people, that I will be proud to cross the
Yy stage with on May 7*. I love the faculty, both in my own department
and out of it. I love the bells, and the library. I love (I admit it) the Core.
I love that when I watched Good Will Hunting last summer I recognized
half the names and works that Matt Damon mentions in his intellectual bar brawl. I love all these
things about Oglethorpe, and I wanted to be a part of preserving bits and pieces of the Oglethorpe
experience, for myself, my classmates, and for generations yet to come. So, when Bisell asked me
again about being the copy editor, I said yes. And the rest, as they say, is. . .
Round Lp The
sen^ior^i^tis - n. (literally, inflammation of the
senior) a giddy and careless condition caused by
years of paying people to stress you out
Beth Bosserman Leslie Prall, Casey Wallace, and Linda Dreiliiiger
"My four years at OU have been some of the best of my life. I've
been amazed at how fast the time has flown by and how I've
matured as a person and a student. I mean, one day you wake up
and the CORE all makes sense and you see how it all fits together.
At that point, you're totally screwed."
Stacy- Aim Powell
Emily Jill Sharitt
Brad Stevens and Till Martin
"Over four years you get
to know The Bubble really,
really well. The best part
though, is after four years,
you get to burst it/'
- Alan Zwicker
Holly Mitchell, Mu-Hung Fang
Cat Lawler and Danielle Carlson
Bettina Bilbro and
"Fm a Senior, I'm
Thomas Collens IV
Not pictured: Jonathan Chadwick, Daniel Close, Julie Colantoni, Gretchen Coll,
Makeda Drummond, Stephanie DuUum, Carina Eberle
Not pictured: Danielle Holm, Leshunda Isaih, Kalanda Kambeya, Holly Lane,
Anika-jo Lewis, John Lucas, Michael Lyons, Matthew Miller, Fredrik Moberg
Not Pictured: Lisa
' Sahara McGraw,
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Meredith McKay and Leah Sanders
^ Adonis Bovell
isa Ellis and Leah Sanders
Not Pictured: John Cleveland, Emily Davis, Deborah Fulkerson, David
Gay, and Marshal Gilliam.
Stephanie Jo Janssen
Bisell McWilliams, III
Not Pictured: Sarah Kennedy, Emily Kirby, Kenneth Magness, Lisa
M %^ m
Geoff Hetherington Ryan Hanlin
and Erica Shead
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Amanda Nichols and Emily Gantert
:)allas Greene and Katherine Thompson Anne Baiter
Stephanie Huff stuttler
ot Pictured: Patrice Griffir\, Lucie Hall, Ashley Lakey, Denise Lane, Barbara McBride, Amy
Phu Tho Le
Beth Ann Lindahl
Thuy Thu Ngu\'en
Not Pictured: Mallory Pusch, Lauren Rafferty-Boyd, Anthony Sabala, Shanequa Shuler,
Rachel Gandy and Catherine Clarke
^bigaile Berwager, Amanda Nichols, Lauren Harris
ne beginning o
J Richard Anderson
David Butler III
Brick Faucette, Alex Watterson, Nicholas Watterson
Steven Horzweski Mm ^^
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Not Pictured; Thomas Harrison
Elizabeth Lee Hew
Arthur Massey III
Joseph Parker III
Dr. Ronald L. Carlisle Dr. Robert A. Blumenthal Dr. John C. Nardo
Computer Science Mathematics Mathematics
Dr. Philip D. Tiu
Dr. Mario Chandler
Dr. Jay Lutz
Dr. Viviana P. Plotnik
Dr. Robert Steen
Dr. William L. Brightman
Dr. Robert B. Hornback
Dr. Douglas McFarland
Dr. R. Barton Palmer
Dr. Linda J. Taylor
Dr. Victoria L. Weiss
Dr. J. Lynn Gieger
Dr. Caroline Noyes
Education and Psychology
Dr. Beth Roberts
Mrs. Ginger Williams
Dr. Christian Y. Benton Dr. Cassandra C. Copeland
Mrs. Holly L. Middlemis
Dr. Dean Tucker
Economics and Business
Dr. James M. Turner
Dr. Roberta K. Deppe
Dr. Elizabeth C. Johnson
Dr. Alan E. Marks
Dr. Brad L. Stone
Dr. Alan N. Woolfolk
Dr. Keith H. Aufderheide
Dr. John A. Cramer
Dr. Roarke E. Donnelly
Dr. Michael K. Rulison
Dr. Daniel L. Schadler
Dr. Monte W. Wolf
Dr. Philip R Zinsmeister
Dr. Jeffrey Collins
Dr. Stephen B. Herschler
Dr. Kendra A. King
Dr. Joseph Knippenberg Dr. Nicholas B. Maher Dr. Alexander M. Martin
Politics History History
I Dr. John D. Orme
Dr. W. Bradford Smith
Dr. James A. Bohart
Dr. Philip J. Neujahr
Dr. W. Irwin Ray
Dr. Seema Shrikhande
Dr. Jason M. Wirth
Dr. Alan Loehle
Dr. Catherine Kelley
Mrs. Lee Knippenberg
Dr. Deborah Merola
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T^d m I n 1 9 ■(: r ^ 1 1 o n
Dr. Larry Large
Mr. David Rhodes
Vice President of Enrollment
Dr. Chris Ames
Dr. Tim Doyle
Dean of Students
Mrs. Susan Bacher
Ms. Janet Grant
Mr. Chuck Wingo
Alumni and Development Offices
Student Life and Health Services
With Speed and
Churchwell breaks SCAC all-time
ATLANTA, G A - Senior forward Russ
Churchwell of Oglethorpe had 23 points to
surpass Sewanee's Ryan Harrigan and become
the SCAC men's all-time leading scorer with
1,676 points. Oglethorpe needed almost every
one of those points as the Petrels pulled out
a 70-66 victory over Millsaps Saturday at
Dorough Fieldhouse. Harrigan's record of
1,675 career points had stood since 1998.
Churchwell also had 11 rebounds and moved
into third place on the all-time rebounding list
with 742 boards. He is 18 from second place
and 19 from the record - currently held by Joe
Ringger of DePauw (761).
Oglethorpe now boasts both the men's
and women's all-time leading scorer. Heather
Francoeur (99/00-02/03) is the SCAC's career
leader among both men's and women's players
with 1,795 points.
SCAC Men's Basketball
Career 1,000 point scorers
1. Russ Churchwell,
2. Ryan Harrigan,
3. Neal Power, Rhodes
4. Dan Waguespack,
5. Joe Nixon, DePauw
Jon Akin, Gilbert Jean-Baptiste,
Jonathan Bassler (Goalkeeper)
Chris Freidenstien (Defender)
In 2004, the men's soccer team rolled
to a second place finish in the SCAC.
The promise of the previous year's
team combined with key new talent
helped the men to their best finish (12-
7) in school history The 2005 SCAC
championship looks well within their
Right: Coach Akin gives the guys a
pre-game pep talk.
Above: The guys cool down after a Right: Russell Kramer practices
grueling practice. his 'Hercules' pose on the field.
Left: AkeLe Jeffers prepares to take
control away from her opponent.
Left: Ashley Money takes a
few tips from goal trainer Ron
Below: Anna Wiles does a "defense
dance" with her opponent.
Above: The ladies cool down
during a post game chat.
Courtney Terrell and Kara Glielmi
The 2004 Women's Soccer team had a
season of exceeded expectations. With
a team of mostly freshmen and many
key injuries, the Lady Petrels endured a
tough conference schedule and finished
6-9-1. With 14 players returning, the
ladies look poised to make a strong run
at conference in 2005.
In the 2005 season of Men's Golf at Oglethorpe University
both the team and the school are proud to host the 2005 NCAA Men's
Division III Championship in partnership with the Central Florida Sports
Commission. The Commission hosts approximately 50 events a year all
over the central Florida area. In a joint effort with Oglethorpe the Central
Florida Sports Commission submitted a bid for the 2005 event and were
selected by the NCAA in July of 2003. The Men are proud to be selected
for this honor and look forward to the opportunity.
Adam Pry, Matt Suggett, Danny Swanick,
Travis Palladino, Joe Parker, Taylor
Urbanski, Coach Owen, Grayson Briggs,
Jon Weininger, Brian Norman, Corey
Gamer, Joe Green, Jon Davis, Brad S
Above: Joe Green tees off at Fine Right: Brian Norman blasts ou
Needles. of the sand.
Top Left: Leigh Kite and Julia Gates
Top Middle: Jessi Bonham
and Mallory Pusch celebrate a
Bottom Left: Heather March putts
as her teammates look on.
Coach Adam Pry, Jessi Bonham,
Mallory Pusch, Heather March,
Megan Elliott, Leigh Kite, Julia
Gates, Trish Baldwin, Coach Jim
In the 2005 season of Women's Golf at Oglethorpe University, both
the team and the school are proud to be anticipating the 2006 and 2007
NCAA Women's Division II Championships which they have been selected
to host in partnership with the Central Florida Sports Commission. The
Commission hosts approximately 50 events a year all over the central
Florida area. In a joint effort with Oglethorpe the Central Florida Sports
Commission submitted a bid for the 2006 and 2007 events and were
selected by the NCAA in 2003. The women are proud to be selected for this
honor and look forward to the opportunity.
Ed Wilson and Barrett Karvis
The 04-05 team is coming off an 03-04 season in which they
advanced to the championship game of the SCAC tournament.
Although boasting just one senior and one jumior, this year's
team is hoping to build on last year's late season success by
improving their regular season record and again competing
for an conference championship and NCAA tournament bid.
With All- American candidate Russ Churchwell, and potential
All-Conference players in Burr and Dickinson, expectations
are high for this year's Stormy Petrel squad.
Right: A fight to the death
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Above: Two of the guys hang out
during the women's game.
Left: An unidentified Petrel i:
spotted making a fantastic shot.
Above: Coach Wilson, Coach
Karvis, Andrew T. and Jason
Darlin watch the game.
Lett: btetanie Jo Janssen
Left: Amy Fortener
Below: Carly Hallman sidesteps
her opponent as she moves in for
Left: Megan Elliott works to keep
the ball away from a Toccoa Falls
Above: Kirbie Smith, Kim Wiley,
and Katie Michalczyk look for the
Julie Colantoni, Katie
Michalczyk, Megan Elliott
In Coach Sattele's first year the Lady Petrels jumped out to the
best start in school history. Senior Julie Colantoni is leading the
team in scoring and moving up in career scoring for OU and the
SCAC— she is currently 19* all time in the SCAC scoring and 4th
at OU but on pace to finish 2"-^ at OU. Stefie Jo Janssen, Brittany
Corbett and Megan Elliott are all among the conference leaders
in scoring. Senior Katie Michalczyk is ranked in the top 10 in the
conference in rebounding. Kirbie Smith has played almost every
position this season because of her knowledge of the game. Kim
Wiley is providing solid minutes inside and Hannah York comes
off the bench to knock down outside shots. Latoya McCants has
been solid defensively. Freshmen Chiquita Douglas, Amy Fortener,
Carly Hallman and Racquel McGhee have all contributed in their
Men's and Women's Tennis
In 2004, both the Oglethorpe University men's and women's tennis teams achieved
winning seasons with 15-9 and 20-3 records, respectively. With several of their
teammates graduated. Coach Peter Howell says "We will be hard pressed to
duplicate last year's records, but these teams have great potential." On the men's
team this season all the players are exciting prospects this season and, according
to Coach Howell create a team depth and strength. The women's team members
all plan to work hard to maintain the team's stellar record. Overall, Coach Howell
is pleased with his teams and anticipates a successful 2005 season for Petrel termis
Below: Sarah Lykens is amused by
a teammate's antics.
Left: (from left to right)
Antoinette Niland, Ashley
Cooper, Sarah Lykens, Maggie
Khoury, Katie Kuhn, Sarah
Zipperer (not pictured: Tiffany
Left: (from left
to right) Derin
Pekin, Chris Peck, '
Daniel Close, John J
(not pictured: Jim
Above: Ashley Cooper responds
to Sarah's amusement with a wink
and a backswing.
Left: Ralph Horton inspects his Above: Drue Malone and
racquet before a practice session. Chris Peck practice with the
team on a sunnv afternoon.
Left: Anthony Sabala, J.T. Baker, Brad
Sims, and Scott Casey mill about the
field between innings.
Left: Scott Casey warms up
before the big game.
Above: Dr. Smith's son and Dr.
Large are entertained by the
puppy... don't forget the game!
The modern era of baseball at Oglethorpe enters its 14th season and with it brings a new coach
and a new attitude. Long time coach Bill Popp left to become Baseball coach and AD at Reinhardt
College. Taking over the helm is Dan Giordano who is no stranger to the program. Oglethorpe
enters this season with a long tradition of excellence on and off the field. The Petrels can boost
eight former Major Leaguers as well as All- Americans, All Region performers and countless All-
SCAC award winners. Looking towards the future Giordano says, " We are in the process of
developing a strong foundation for baseball recruits that will continually give us quality student
athletes year in and year out." They expect to increase numbers every year and to start winning
Conference Championships in the short future. "With the administration's new optimism on
athletics we feel we are backed 100% and that support will go a long way towards building a
solid athletic program." The future is bright.
Tennis and Baseball 71
Track and Field
During coach Bob Unger 's tenure as a track coach at
Oglethorpe, his teams have boasted 52 victories in dual meets
while losing only 17. For over a decade, Unger 's squads have been
producing an assortment of honors both in the classroom and at
the track, including numerous Academic All- Americans and All-
Coriference awards, as well as a handful of NCAA qualifiers. Unlike
other sports, track and field is much more competitive between
divisions. It is for this reason that in the past, Unger 's squads have
on occasion posted higher marks than even competitors from larger
Division I and II schools.
Track season begins in January, and stretches through the
begirming of May. Oglethorpe's track and field team is hard at
work every weekday afternoon for several hours, improving fastest
times, longest distances, and highest heights. With a combination
of experienced upperclassmen and talented newcomers, the Stormy
Petrels are always looking to improve upon their finishes from the
year before. The graduation of numerous conference leaders from
other SCAC schools means that Oglethorpe can realistically expect to
move up the competitive ranks of the conference this season.
The 2004 season was an interesting and exciting time. Both
teams are relatively "yoimg" in the sport. Holen Brady is the only
senior on the women's team and Tom CoUens and Josh Mclntyre are
the only seniors on the men's team.
A cadre of freshman men joining the squad have the
distinction of having competed against each other in years past
while attending high school: Michael Smith, Steve Horzewski and
Travis Belton attended local high schools and donned the same
uniform for the first time when the men opened their season at the
Sewanee Invitational Sept. 4.
Holen Brady, hopes to continue to lead the pack but could be
closely followed by her sister ~ freshman Gillian Brady. They will be
joined by one other freshman, Muyinat Taiwo, who is a newcomer
to the sport and several upperclassmen who will be completing their
first full season on the team.
Track and Field 73
Head Athletic Trainer:
The Lady Petrel volleyball team took a small step backward
in their quest for a SCAC Championship. Finishing the season 6-
29 and 1-17 in the conference, it's hard to find bright spots in what
seems to be a dismal season. "You have to keep working and
believing that one day all the hard work is going to start paying
off." Giordano said. "We need to learn and grow every single day
as a team. The spring workouts will let us continue to work on
fundamentals and also grow together as a team."
Though the team struggled there were some great individual
achievements. Senior setter Gretchen Coll became the school's
second all time assist leader and only the second player in school
history to finish her career with more than 3,000 assists and 1,000
digs. Sophomore standout Katie Kelly had one of the best seasons
ever for a Petrel. She finished with the third best kills per game
and second best digs per game in any one season. The Petrels also
placed four members on the SCAC Fall Honor Roll which rewards
a 3.25 or better GPA during the playing season. Those members
include Gretchen Coll, Mallory Summers, Jessica Anderson and
Emily Hannigan. But no matter how successful the individual
members, they must strive towards the ultimate team goal of a
Above: Senior Captain Above: The girls huddle to
Tiffany Williams plan their next move.
Above Right: ^^B
Freshman Emily ^^^H
Right: Sophomores Bp
Latoya McCants and J|p
Katie Kelly ^^^
Right: Dr. Large and his wife, Marsha,
at a school function.
Below: How many University
presidents do you know who drive
Above- Dr. Large involves
himself m many aspects of
Dr. Larry Large has been president of Oglethorpe for
six years, beginning April 1999. In his time here, he
has significantly raised the profile of the university
within Atlanta and the southeastern region. He has
developed many new academic programs, including
Urban Ecology, Oglethorpe University Students
Abroad, a theatre major, and a Master of Arts in
Teaching. During his time here, he has overseen the
development of the campus master plan and other
plans to guide the next stage of Oglethorpe's future.
Oglethorpe Board of Trustees Chairman Warren Jobe
described Large as a leader who brought structure
and creative strategies to the university amid
growing challenges to American higher education.
Among students, he is known as a friendly and
welcoming figure, always ready with a smile and a
greeting. We will miss him, and wish him the best of
luck in the next phase of his life.
Left: Our president and his wife are not
above picnicking with the students.
Lett Dr and Mrs Large at a basketball Above: Dr. and Mrs. Large await the
game. new Student Ambassadors at the
Dr. Large 79
Living in another country is an experience like no other.
Actually staying with other students or with a host family
helps a study-abroad participant really live life in another
culture and not be only an observing tourist. For these reasons,
Oglethorpe encourages students to study-abroad through the
Oglethorpe University Students Abroad (OUSA) program.
The international exchange institutions are schools that have a
special connection with Oglethorpe and serve as sister schools
throughout the world. They are located in Latin America,
China, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and Russia,
and cost essentially the same as what a student would pay at
Oglethorpe. A student can also act as a transient student at
another university and study abroad through a program offered
at that other university; the OUSA advisor can help facilitate
this non-partnership study abroad. Finally, OUSA sponsors
short study abroad trips every year. These trips, for which the
students receive academic credit, are offered in December, March,
and May, and are led by professors. These various programs
- whether studying at a partnership school, finding another
university study abroad program, or taking a short trip - enhance
the liberal arts education and experience. They offer the chances
to meet new friends, taste strange foods, struggle with cultural
barriers, and learn about one's own culture and society, as well as
those of another country. Quite simply, OUSA is a great way for
Oglethorpe students to live life outside of The Bubble!
Above: How many American
students can fit into an Oxford
Left: Two Americans in Paris:
Meredith McKay and Emily
Whitworth In front of the Arc de
Left Page: Assorted pictures from Leah Sanders'
trip to Oxford, Emily Whitworth's trip to Paris,
and other student excursions abroad.
Study Abroad 81
Near Left: Nicolas Roland and
Cara Tillotson enjoy the Boar's
Far Left: Ira Gonzalez slides down
a hill during the ice storm.
International students at Oglethorpe come from thirty-five countries from
around the world. Many of them attend universities that are sister schools to
Oglethorpe. Coming to study in the United States is a difficult task for them
and requires great dedication. International students must take the difficult
standardized test called TOEFL, guarantee their ability to support themselves
financially, often with little assistance, and must overcome communication
barriers in the application process. All of their hard work pays off, though, and
they tend to have very high GPA's at Oglethorpe. Most stay for a year, though
some fall in love with Oglethorpe and decide to complete their education
here. To help them acclimate. Community Life sets up various programs to
take them around Atlanta, and the International Club often provides a base for
starting friendships. By having these students at Oglethorpe, the international
students get to taste American life, and Oglethorpe students make friends from
around the world!
^fter 32 distinguished years at Oglethorpe University, Dr. Philip P.
'insmeister will retire at the end of the 2004-2005 academic year. Over the
-ears, Dr. Zinsmeister has taught General Biology, Genetics, Embryology, Cell
iiology. Evolution, and Science Core. Dr. Zinsmeister is known for his ability
interest people from all areas of study in the world of science. Dr. Schadler,
i^hose office has looked into Dr. Zinsmeister 's for the last 30 years, fondly
emembers seeing him enthrall even a mathematician with the embryological
ievelopment of a fish's beating heart. Dr. Zinsmeister says that he's always
iewed students as junior colleagues about to enter the field, and has enjoyed
uilding personal relationships with both students and faculty. His smile
nd wit have cheered Oglethorpe students for decades, and the impact of his
caching has the potential to change the face of science.
I've noticed through the years that the
students stay the same age, but I keep
getting older. -Phillip Zinsmeister
One office, one smile, thirty-
While Phil has served Oglethorpe as a
fine teacher and scholar, he has served
me and many others as a close friend
and valued colleague.
"Dr. Zinsmeister has been a wonder-
ful professor, encouraging me when
I couldn't seem to get a chicken
embryo onto my slide, never getting
upset when I walked in late to class
(frequently), and teaching me to
constantly look at science from new
angles." -Beth Bosserman
Wc Must Oct
Down to Earth
Meredith McKay lets her disgust be known.
The Tower is Oglethorpe University's
literary magazine. Traditionally the Tower
has published one issue each spring, collecting
fiction, essays, poetry, and visual artwork from
students throughout the school year. This year,
we have added a staff-only issue in the fall,
entitled Of Babel, which we hope will become
an annual publication as well. The Tower takes
its name from the Lupton Bell Tower, where
our offices were originally located.
The Tower aims to provide an outlet
for artistic expression in the Oglethorpe
community by publishing a magazine of
student work. In addition to our publications,
the Tower is starting to provide a regular
workshop environment where writers can
meet to critique and encourage one another.
We are also responsible for running two events
each year. Night of the Arts, held each fall, is
a chance for OU students, staff, and faculty
to share their talents through performance.
Massacouer, held on Valentine's Day, is a
celebration of love /hate and is often a chance
for students to participate in a more informal
open mic performance.
re: LoUie Lott and guitarist Jeff
jam to an old Big Band tune
\g 'Night of the Arts.'
The Tower 85
Above: Mallory Davis, Matt Corbett, and Jon Carter
hard at work... well, two out of three at least.
Above: Seniors R.G. Lamar, Danny McGuinn, and Will Galloway
ponder the deep insights of the latest issue of the Stormy Petrel.
Above: Jon Carter and Ariel Crooks review layout
before a deadline.
Above: Jon Carter, Ariel Crooks, and Rachael
Above: Kira McCabe reviews material
for an upcoming article.
The Stormy Petrel
The Stormif Petrel has been Oglethorpe's student-run newspaper since 1919. We have gone
through many revisions, from developing new layouts to creating new sections, as a long line of
editors have tried their hand at running the paper. The 2004-2005 year brings us all the way to
our 80"" volume
The purpose of The Stormy Petrel is to provide news to the Oglethorpe community,
particularly the news that relates to what happens on our own campus. This year we have
moved from a bi-weekly to a weekly paper, and we're working to build relationships with all the
departments, clubs, and organizations at OU. We do our best to both inform and entertain our
readers with a new issue every Friday.
Below Rachael Maddux after a long
The Stormy Petrel Staff for '04 i)t
(Left to Right) Ben Minor, Rachael
Maddux, Jon Carter, Leslie Prall,
Miriam Brown, Matt Corbett, Mal-
lory Davis, Kira McCabe, Ariel Crooks,
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"What is the YAMACRAW?
The YAMACRAW is a small book about a small college, put together by a few amateurs
who, short on experience and funds and help, dared to hope they could have a yearbook any-
how. They know the YAMACRAW's faults, they've known them so long and so well that
they've almost come to like them. They got the book out."
-Introduction to the 1947-1948 Yamacraw, and still just as true today.
Above: Abby Kurland and Girmy
Brown enjoy a moment of hilarity
at the Yamacraw's Spaghetti Dinner
Right: Bisell McWilliams, better
known simply as 'the Cameraman,'
lignment in Traer. One of the
few existing pictures of the man
behind the lens.
Top: Abby Kurland, Rachel Zellner, and Jenee
Amodeo...too silly for words.
Middle: Carolyn McWilliams (Bisell's mom), Meredith
McKay, and Ginny Brown stuffing their faces o\'er
Bottom: Hannah York looking oh so cute
Left: Bisell McWilliams tries to make Below: ... Meredith McKay replies with
a point as *e uncounterable retort.
Left: Emily Gantert points out all
sorts of editing mistakes.
Layout & Design Editor
Our Special Thanks to all who contributed to the
Beth Bosserman and Danielle Young on Layout;
Leah Sanders, Rachael Maddux, Mallory Davis,
Catherine Barson, Daniel McGuinn, and Amy Lowe
on Copywriting; Noelle Jozefowicz and Maria Berg
on Photography; and Jenee Amodeo and Abigail
Kurland on Fundraising. And to the friends and
family who put up with us these several months.
Below: Lost? In more ways than Right Lauren Bundy and Anne Baiter
one, perhaps? Kyle Taylor, Pastor wrestle it out for a seat in the tront row
Jim Eaton, and Announcement Bov Or perhaps they're after hunky lead
Danny McGuinn try to hnd their way guitar Josh Mclntyre.
home. Good thing they ha\e their
trusty Bowie knife!
Above: Smiling sweetly, and it's only
the first day of the retreat.
Right: Spiritual Advisor Arturo
Castaneda prepares for college-style
Oglethorpe Christian Fellowship
Jim Eaton Oglethorpe Christian Fellowship is
Leadership Team: a ministry focused on outreach to
Josh Mclntyre, Jill Sharritt, Kyle Taylor, Oglethorpe students, providing an
RG Lamar, Danny McGuinn atmosphere for fellowship and worship.
Leslie Prall and Will Galloway
Top; Deep in discussion. Josh Mclntyre, Joy Mazef,
Below: An AGAPE style meal. Can you feel the
shove: A new kind of prayer circle? Kyle Taylor, Danny McGuinn, Joy Mazef, Mary, Will
alloway, and Leslie Prall
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Liliya Kovalenko (President)
Nadia Mawani (Vice President)
Cynthia Abby (Secretary)
Soumya Kantamneni (Treasurer)
International Club is one of the largest,
most diverse clubs on campus, attracting
all kinds of students who are interested in
other cultures and who desire to learn of
other cultures. "It is the most exciting and
fun club on campus," say various professors
visiting our events. Our mission is to spread
cultural diversity, as well as a knowledge
and appreciation of other countries and their
We host many events to include all of
the students on campus and to spread diversity
as well as education on different cultures to
all. International Night is the year's major
event, where students perform their songs,
dances, and skits, and even professors join in
on the fun. There are salsa dances, major Belly
dancing. ... European Night incorporates all
of European culture and creates a nightlife
atmosphere with delicious food, prepared by
our very own officers and members.
Soumya Kantamnem, Nadia
Mawani, Liliya Kovalenko, Anita
Japanese Culture Club
Anna West-Hammer (President)
The Japanese Culture Club has been
reserving the Dolive Theater on Monday
nights for the past couple of years to spread
knowledge about Japan through live action
and animated film showings. Each week the
members gather for dinner off campus to
discuss current events and recent discoveries.
We also attend Anime Weekend Atlanta,
Dragon*Con, and other various conventions
involving Japanese animation. This is the
first year in which the Philip Weltner Library
has manga (Japanese graphic novels) in its
collection, thanks to donations from the
Japanese Culture Club.
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President: Anna Chopra
been one of the largest organizations dedicated
1 Vice President of Service: Amy Lowe
to serving the school, the commimity, the
Vice Presdient of Membership: Dallas Greene,
nation, and our organization. An all-inclusive
collegiate Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega is
Treasurer: Charlie Ghee, Sean Raleigh
committed to being the foremost student-run
PledgeMaster: Kimberely Nicholson, Kristy
organization in developing lifelong leaders.
instilling lasting friendships, and fostering a
Parliamentarian: Tiffany Amber Hatfield,
lifetime of service to all people. We do over 40
projects every semester, and have accumulated
Historian: Jennifer Hofstetter, Dallas Greene
an average of over 1000 hours a year.
Inter-Chapter Liason: Andrea Wood, Emily
Some of our major projects include:
Trick or Treat in Traer, Red Cross, American
Secretary: Amanda Nichols, Shana Jones
Cancer Society, Lynwood Park mentoring.
ushering around campus. Trees Atlanta,
We are a National Co-ed Leadership
Goodwill, and many more.
and Service Organization based on the Scout
Oath and Law. Our Chapter, MuMu, began at
Oglethorpe University in February 1958 and
was re-chartered in 1976. Since then, we've
Above: "I don't wanna, you can't
make me!" says brother Jenny
Above: Amanda Nichols, advisor
Cliff Portnoff, and Laura Callendar
enjoy good times at Feliru's.
Left: Santa has his lap full with
Beth Bosserman, Cat Lawler^
Geoff Hethenngton, Leslie Prall,
and Lollie Lott.
Below: Not your average family
portrait! (tront) Kim Nicholson,
Tiffani-Amber Hatfield, Emily Gan-
tert, Dallas Greene (back) Andrea
Wood, Krysty Evans, Cliff Portnoff,
3ve: Buzzing brother Emily
itert warns trick-or-treaters
he evil that lurks inside the
mted house, formerly known
Right: Got beef? Not here! Brother
Krysty Evans poses with her cowpal
before returning to work at the SEC
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Leah Sanders (President)
Jodi-Ann Moses (Vice-President)
Lisa Ellis (Secretary)
Mayur Nayee (Treasurer)
Circle K International is a world-
wide organization that provides college
students with opportunities to serve their
communities, gain leadership skills, and
socialize with other college students. Circle
K has existed on the Oglethorpe campus
at many points in the past. After a hiatus,
Oglethorpe Circle K started again several
years ago after a determined group of
students brought this organization back into
existence at Oglethorpe. It is now a strong
organization of students who want to help the
Oglethorpe Circle K exists primarily
to help students find places to volunteer in
the Atlanta community. A few of the activities
include playing with and teaching children
at places such as the Brookhaven Boys and
Girls Club, preparing food at the Atlanta
Community Food Bank and Project Open
Hand, and stocking the thrift store of the St.
Vincent de Paul Society. Additionally, Circle
K is a great place for Oglethorpe students to
meet and gives them the chance to meet other
college students through club interaction.
Above: (back row) Katie Kuhn, Phu-To Le, Sarah Lykens, Andrea Wood, Jeffanne
Millien, Krystal Gayle
(Front row) Cynthia Aby, Connie Yip, Liliya Kovalenko, Lisa Ellis
Above: Jeffanne helps a liitle boy and
between the two of them they get the
'e Middle: Leah Sanders work-
ith young kids during one of
iny tun service projects.
Above Bottom: Katie Kuhn and
Krystal Gayle working hard.
Above: Courtney Clayton and Wendy
Madill having as much hm making
crafts as the kids at Lynwood.
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Sarah Summerfield (President)
Brittany Bennett (Vice-President)
Erin Givarz (Historian)
ECOS is a group with a progressive
mindset and a concern for the environment
in which we live. We represent the student
voice on campus with regard to environmental
issues and we promote a general awareness of
issues such as recycling and conservation. We
have been a vital component of this campus for
several years and have helped to further define
the "flavor" of the Oglethorpe community.
ECOS sponsored its first bake sale
this year and we also have our hemp jewelry
sale every Fall Semester in order to fundraise
for our big Spring Semester projects, such as
Earth Week! During this week and on Earth
Day itself, we have environmentally-oriented
activities, such as a "no-driving day" As the
sidewalk chalk says: "Get off your ass and
walk to class!" It is our goal to encourage
conscientiousness and a love for the world
in which we all coexist. Peace, Love, and
Cookies. . . and Pudding. . . and Mud.
Far Right: Sarah Summerfield is ever
on duty, separating the recycling.
Laurie Berger, Johannah Garon, Lauren
Rafferty-Boyd, Christine Smith (presidents)
Brittany Bennett (secretary)
Stephanie Phillips (advisor)
OUTlet is Oglethorpe University's
LGBTQ organization, participating in many
events through the year, including National
Coming Out Day, AIDS Walk, and National
Day of Silence. We are a social and emotional
support group for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals
and those questioning their identities on our
campus. We serve as an educational outreach
and community service organization —
promoting education and equality for lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgendered people. Most
of all, we are an active and positive image and
voice for gays and lesbians on campus. As the
old saying goes, "We're here, we're queer, and
we won't disappear!"
Above Right: Club President Laurie
Above Left: The members of Outlet.
Left: OUTlet members participate in
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University Singers and Chorale
University Singers is the primary musical organization at Oglethorpe University. The
ensemble provides for the study and performance of significant choral literature w^ithin the
liberal arts context of the University and is open to students of all disciplines. The approximately
thirty-five member, mixed-voice concert choir rehearses three hours each week for one hour
of academic credit. Repertoire includes sacred and secular literature, both accompanied and
unaccompanied, ranging from the fifteenth century to the present. Every semester, Uruversity
Singers performs at several small events, such as church services and retirement homes, in
addition to their full-length concert at the end of every term and the Boar's Head Ceremony in
In addition to the Oglethorpe University Singers, Oglethorpe's music department also
includes University Chorale, a small chamber choir auditioned from the membership of the
University Singers. The skill and musicianship of the Chorale allows for the performance of
more complex and virtuosi music. This group performs in conjunction with the Singers at major
concerts and events.
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Trammell, Abigail Kuiland, Aaron Wl-utworth, Saye Braucht, Anthony Rudd, Megan Hodge,
Joy Simmons, Mary Seagrave; (Row 2) Jacqulin Bass, Priscilla Scarpaci, Meredith McKay,
Winston Douglas, George Matter, Sela Gebremeskel, Jenee Amodeo, Elizabeth Slade; (Row 1)
Alex Ruiz, Asako Yoshida, Jessica Graner, Stephen Germany, Claire Fontaine, Laura Callender,
Top: Meredith McKay, Abby Kurland, and Meredith Melto
Bottom: Megan Hodge and George Matter.. .singing away
Left: Laura Callender twitters away on her flute,
much to the delight of her fellow singers and to the
RightL Jenee Amodeo and Rachel Zellner show their
smiles while waiting to perform at a church run-out
Above (from the left) Travis Griffin, Saye
Braucht, and Stephen Germany sing "What
Did You Learn In School Today" during the
fall Singer's concert while Mr. Buice looks on,
Above' Dr. Ray conducting while the Singers
brmg joy to churchgoers Sunday morning.
ibove: Abigail Kurland, Anna Breedlove, Virginia Brown, Meredith Melton, Meredith McKay, Megan
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The Theatre Program's official performance company, the Playmakers, is one of the oldest campus
organizations at the University Mounting a season of four full faculty-directed productions per year,
one of which is often presented by Alpha Psi Omega, the company is dedicated to providing laboratory
opportunities for student actors, technicians, and dramaturges that embrace a wide range of styles,
historical periods, and points-of-view. Traditionally, one production per year is a theatre piece for young
audiences performed as a benefit for local Atlanta children's charities.
This season's productions included: The Dining Room, Dancing At Lughnasa, The Dinosaur Play, Top
Girls, and The Odyssey of Modesty Forth. In addition to all of these, the growing theatre department, in an
effort to embrace the newly established theater major, has also begun to add a laboratory setting for student
directed production through the class "Directing for the Stage 1" in the fall semester.
Although productions, auditions, and classes are open to all students, as well as to faculty and staff,
there are a few hard working students are selected each year to be members of Alpha Psi Omega (a national
drama fraternity) for their dedication and excellent work within the Playmakers program. The current
members of Alpha Psi Omega are: Kim Edminston (senior), Jesse Hinson (junior), Meredith McKay (junior),
and Marie Sutherland-Lawless (junior).
Above: Jesse Hinson, Charity Pirkle
and Liam Knipggnbergmuckabout 'in
the garden' in the November produc-
tion of "Dancing At Lughnasa."
Above Beau Pirkle looking astounded
in "Sure Thing "
Right: Jesse Hinson and Amy Lester
perform for Playreaders Theatre.
Below: S.E. Trammell enjoying her
antics as Kafka the monkey in the
Playmaker's Lab production of
"Words, Words, Words."
Above: Brent Rose and Stephanie Frede,
deep in theatrical conversation during
rehearsal for "Bolero."
Above: (From the left) Bob Unger, Rachel Renz, Chris Peck, Amy
Lester, Kelly Poor, Liam Knippenberg, Charity Pirkle, and Lee Knip-
penberg fill the stage with talent in "Dancing At Lughnasa."
Left: Adrian Woodall, S.E. Trammell,
and Stephanie Frede chit chat and
relax before Playreader's Theatre.
Laurie Berger (captain)
Lauren Montagno (coach '02)
Dr. Charlie Baube (advisor)
The OU Dancers perform at several
events throughout the year, including
basketball games and the Boar's
Head ceremony, as well as a national
Above: The OU Dancers dazzle the
audience at the Holiday Boar's Head
Right: Grace McGee performs with the
dancers during half time at a basketball
Right: OU Dancers are (Back) Cara
Tillotson, Jessica Griffin, Jessi Sammons
(Middle) Nikki Parker, Re\'ee Barbour,
Grace McGee (Front) Kelly Moran,
Laurie Berger, Emily Treuman
Above: (Back) Ashley Taylor, Tai Calloway, Shanice Henry, Sean Freeman, Tiana
Johnson, Alexis Grier, Triin Ruus (Front) Yvonne Druyeh, Samantha Meaux,
Felicia Alston (Not Pictured) Crystal Harris, Max Foley (honorary member)
Urban Dance Steppers
Since its conception in January of 2003, Urban Dance Steppers
has played a very active and integral part in the development of
student spirit here at Oglethorpe University. The organization,
also known as UDS Illusions, was founded by graduate members
Chantae King and Sonal Narottam. Along with five other Oglethorpe
students, the Urban Dance Steppers formed a new dance team with
the idea of incorporating more culture and rhythmic flavor into their
performances. After winning a campus wide talent show, this group
of exciting dancers took the Oglethorpe campus by storm. When
the Urban Dance Steppers perform, you know that you're going to see
a showl These dancers perform at various functions throughout the
school year including Lady Petrels' volleyball games, basketball
games. Homecoming, and Stomp the Lawn. They also provide a
large amount of support for the Athletic Department and can be seen
cheering on our teams from the stands.
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Sean Freeman (Coach)
Christiana Johnson (Captain)
Bonny McBride (Co-Captain)
Jessica Rae Fugett (Treasurer)
Yvonne Druyeh (Secretary)
Shavonda Ferryman (Manager)
"I trade sweat for strength... I trade
doubt for beHef... I trade cheerleading
for nothing." The Oglethorpe University
cheerleading program is a student activity as
well as a sport. As such, its first and foremost
responsibility to the student is to support and
not to compromise the student's academic
career. Secondly, the program aids in the
overall development of the student participant
into a responsible, mature, and independent
adult. The newly revamped Oglethorpe
University Cheerleading squad has provided
a large amount of support for the athletic
department this year. That support is directed
to: (1) raise the level of fan support for the
athletics program by performing gymnastics,
partner stunts, and dance movements tokeep
the crowd's attention and direction focused
towards the floor, and (2) to serve as public
relations ambassadors for the college. Their
energetic cheers and catchy chants have
captivated the Oglethorpe community and
have helped to strengthen the spirits of our
Above: The girls show silent support
as a player prepares for a foul shot.
Left: Don't look down! Laura Kraich
gets the crowd pumped from a high
Right: OU Cheer is (Back) Y\'onne
Druyeh, Jessica Rae Fugett, Josh
Rosendahl, Laura Kraich, Christiana
Johnson (Front) Deyonna Scott,
Bonny McBride , Mickki Cone, Laura
Agbor-Tabi (Not Pictured- Sha\'onda
Kira McCabe (President)
Dallas Greene (Secretary)
Kate Thompson (Treasurer)
Alex Johnson (Parlimentarian)
The Oglethorpe Chess Club was
founded in the 2004 spring semester. The
initial leadership included Stuart Spetseris
(President), Dallas Greene (Secretary),
Kate Thompson (Treasurer), Ben Minor
(Parliamentarian), and Dr. Steen (Advisor).
We had biweekly playing sessions and
held a school-wide tournament on April
3, 2004. Though the OCC is still in its
developing stages, it should prove to be a
lasting organization and asset to Oglethorpe
The purpose of the OCC is to allow and
encourage the playing of chess and provide
those interested with the necessary materials to
do so. Furthermore, we intend to enlighten the
Oglethorpe community though chess. We also
intend to enter intramural chess tournaments
with other colleges. The main event for this
year is the Second Annual Chess Tournament
in April 2005.
Above Left: Jon and Matt place their
bets as their girlfriends prepare for
Above Right: Kate advises Jon on his
next move against Chess Queen Kira.
Left: Kira and Jon battle it out.
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Corey Garner (President), Sonal Patel (Treasurer), Tom CoUens (Vice President)
Our group of members was founded in order to allow accounting majors to interact with
other accounting majors outside of their classes and help them gain connections with members
of accounting firms and other companies so that they can find employment after graduation.
We have evolved a lot over the years and are currently involved in a service project with Cafe
458 (a non-profit soup kitchen) and we also host two receptions for accounting majors to mingle
with business professionals in order to obtain employment. Our plan for the spring of 2005 is to
host a raffle at one of the basketball games in order to help get people out to enjoy each other's
company as well as support Oglethorpe athletics.
Above: Giimy Brown, BCioime August,
Thomas Collens, Miriam Brown, and
Meredith McKay.. .pig kissing time!
Above; Season Broughton, Jessica
Griffin, and Sarah Opp all smiles..
Above: Linda Drelinger, Miriam Brown, and
Cat Lawler smiling right back
Below: Season Broughton smiles for the
camera with Miriam Brown
Below: What a pair! Jill Martin
and Kionne August
Below: Ginny Brown and Meredith
Omicron Delta Kappa
Daniel Schadler (Faculty advisor)
Cat Lawler (President)
Membership: Cat Lawler, Linda Dreilinger, Katie Michalczyk, Season Broughton, JiUian Martin, Russ ChurchweU,
I Virginia Brown, Thomas Collens, Sarah Opp, Hannah York, Miriam Brown, Christiana Johnson, Veer Chawala,
I Kionne August, Meredith McKay and Jessica Griffin... plus faculty.
The Omicron Delta Kappa Society is the national leadership honor society for college students, faculty
staff, administrators, and alumni that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary
character. Membership in ODK is a mark of the highest distinction and honor. Emphasis is placed on the
development of the whole person, both as a member of the college community and as a contributor to a better society.
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Oglethorpe Student Association
The Oglethorpe Student Association works
to enhance the Oglethorpe experience by acting as
advocates for student concerns, advancing relationships
between students, administrators, alumni and the world
beyond. We work to provide quality programming that
is both educational and entertaining.
This year, OSA Senate has implemented the
OSA Concerns and Events Board where students can
use forms to voice concerns, request funds for their
organization's events, form new organizations, receive
event planning help, and post their organization's event.
The OSA Programming Board has put on
a host of events, both new and old, such as the Pro
Wrestling Show, Virgin Bourbon, Battle of Bloody
Marsh, Casino Night, Dead Day's Eve at Loca Luna,
Homecoming, Battle of the Bands, Stomp the Lawn, and
The OSA Executive Council has overseen
successful Freshmen Class Elections, Interclub Council,
and put on a variety of class projects, including
Broomball, Cafe Intermezzo, and Art Night.
Left: The members of OSA for 2004-
Below Left: Jill Martin skips happily
across the quad in celebration of the first
student victory in several years at the
Battle of Bloody Marsh.
Below: Matt Dunn '03 and wrestler
Scott Armstrong are captured on film
by Sahara McGraw. The Pro WrestUng
Show, co-sponsored by OSA and
the Dean's Office, was a big hit with
Ogltheorpe's wrasslin' fans.
Below: Dr. Brightman leads the charge
as the faculty pull hard against the
students, but to little avail.
Above: The student team for the
Battle of Bloody Marsh in their final,
Left: Eugene Rivers carefully folds
the ceremonial rope used in the
annual Battle of Bloody Marsh.
Above: Eugene Rivers pins Pete
Martin following the Pro Wrestling
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Greek Life 113
Alpha Sigma Tau
So far this year, the ladies of the Delta Pi chapter
of Alpha Sigma Tau have participated in many events.
September started off with formal recruitment where
we got our lovely Zeta new member class. During the
rest of the month, we threw a very successful car wash
and held a Sorority Growth and Development activity
on Alcohol Awareness to promote a safer campus
In early October, we went on our annual Retreat to
Lake Wiley, S.C. and later that month we had a fun mixer
with Chi Phi. We passed out Breast Cancer Awareness
ribbons and accepted donations for the National Cancer
Foundation and also participated in the Halloween
carnivals organized by Panhellenic Council for the Boys
and Girls Club of Atlanta.
During the first weekend of November, we
celebrated our National Founders Day and initiated
the 6th pledged member class for Delta Pi and got 11
new sisters. Later in November, we held a mixer with
the brothers of Delta Sigma Phi and the brothers of
Sigma Alpha Epsilon held a party in our honor. We also
assisted in the TOPS program with the Boys and Girls
Club of Atlanta by visiting the kids and teaching a much
requested dance /cheer class throughout the month.
Above: The women of AST,
Abo\c: Irish Baldwin, Whitney Above: Genevieve Dempre
Collins, and iennityr Hammontree flashing that smile
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Below: The new
sisters of AST
Above: There's notliing
but smiles on Bid Day.
Left: Liles Knight
and Jessi Fugett
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All of the girls celebrate their friendship
and their time spent together, photo-
graphing memories for years to come. ^
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Above: Emily Hannigan, Maggie Khoury,
Sara Troficanto, and Stefanie Milligan
Above: Kim Wiley
and Miranda Atnip
Chi Omega, the largest fraternal women's organization in the
world with 300,000 initiates and over 170 chapters nationwide, is
committed to excellence in scholarship, leadership, and life long
The six guiding purposes of Chi Omega are Sincere Learning and
Creditable Scholarship, High Standards of Personnel, Participation in
Campus Activities, Friendship, Career Development, and Community
Service. These purposes have brought each member incredible
opportunities for personal and professional growth. The sisters of the
Delta Theta Chapter of Chi Omega strive to live their daily lives by the
Chi Omega Symphony of "high purpose and helpfulness."
Delta Theta maintains their commitment to community service
not only with fundraisers for their national philanthropy, the Make-A-
Wish Foundation, but also by organizing the annual Halloween Festival
and Easter Egg Hunt for the Boys and Girls Club of Brookhaven, in
which other Greek organizations participate. Each fall Chi Omega also
holds their annual Carnation King Pageant, with
proceeds donated to a local charity.
The sisterhood is strengthened with outings
on and around campus, mixers, formals and semi-
formals. Chi Omegas are often seen supporting
their sisters at soccer and basketball games,
tennis matches, and in performances with the OU
Playmakers. Chi Omega also organizes two Faculty
and Staff appreciation events: the Faculty and Staff
Breakfast at Your Desk in the fall, and the Apple
Polishing Tea in the spring.
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Sigma Sigma Sigma
Jessica Griffin (President)
Bonnie McBride (Vice-President)
Kim Edmiston (Secretary)
Annemarie Ippolito (Treasurer)
Laura Darnell (Education Director)
Rachel Morris (Recruitment Director)
Sigma Sigma Sigma is a national women's
sorority with 90,000 members. We host chapters on
107 college campuses. We believe, as our National
President states, that "Tri Sigma is friendship. We
value the lifelong connection that we have with one
another. Tri Sigma is strong womanly character. We
value that we challenge one another to be the best she
can be. Tri Sigma is high ethical standards. We value
honesty and integrity as a way of day-to-day living."
Epsilon Theta strives to live up to the standards
of our organization and to strengthen our bonds of
sisterhood. This year, Tri Sigma recruited wonderful
new women, hosted the annual Halloweenie
Roast, held mixers with fraternities, invited guest
speakers to participate in educational programs,
raised money for the Starlight-Starbright Children's
Foundation, planned and attended fun activities
for the Foundation held in Atlanta area children's
hospitals, and traveled to Savannah to assist with
the installation of the second chapter of Tri Sigma to
come to Georgia. The sisters of Tri Sigma are looking
foward to many great years to come.
Top: Sigma's beautiful new members
Middle: The sisters of Sigma anxiously
awaiting the arrival of their new members
on Bid Day.
Bottom: Sisters enjoying their first
Above: Jessica Griffin, Beth
Bosserman, and Rhiarmon
Loomis all dressed up with no
where to go.
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Above: Sigmas hanging out
Above: Rhiannon Loomis,
Grace McGee and Michelle
Beeken having fun at the Hal-
Left April Thompson and
Below Sailmg away with
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Below: Rhiannon Loomis and
Anna Kemmer lounging on
Sigma's comfy couches.
7 - % ^^Mm
Above Left: Bid Day 2004
brought even more girls in to
the Sigma sisterhood.
Left: Grace McGee, Johanna
Almon, April Thompson,
Ashley Cagle, and Marshal
Gilliam wearing their Sigma
t-shirts with pride.
Above: Sarah Opp and
Kionne August smiling, as
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When the cat's away...
the mice will play.
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Chi Phi was founded in the 10* century AD by roaming
warlords bent on the destruction of the petty remains of
civilization in Europe and are considered largely responsible for
the Dark Ages being so darn long. These savages were among
the first practitioners of witty banter, which they used to torture
their captives and slaves, leading them on in stunning examples
of circular reasoning and obnoxious wordplay. It is believed the
warlords' primary goal for destroying civilization was so they
would seem even smarter in contrast to the bookless, stinking
Our organization has changed over the intervening
centuries, transforming into a benevolent society of likeminded
individuals who wish to bring knowledge and hard-partying into
the lives of others, as well as witty banter (we no longer approve
of torture, however, and are fully compliant with the Geneva
Conventions). The Chi Phi Halloween party is widely considered
to be the best party of the year, unless you like standing around
getting uncomfortable while some girl is grinding on a pole.
Above: The brothers of Chi Phi
having a bite to eat.
Above: Fun on the Chi Phi Lawn
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Delta Sigma Phi
The Alpha Nu chapter of the Delta
Sigma Phi Fraternity was originally
founded in 1835 in Milledgeville, Georgia,
and after both the Civil War and World
War I the chapter was reinstated at
Oglethorpe. Today, as we enter this
new century, we at Alpha Nu are proud
to carry the torch handed down by the
brothers who came before us. Delta Sigma
Phi is continuing to grow, and currently
boasts a membership that is involved
on campus and in the community. More
importantly, the ideals of Delta Sigma
Phi are alive in the hearts of every one
of our brothers. Almost eighty years
ago, a group of men with foresight and
courage established the Alpha Nu chapter
of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity at
Oglethorpe University. Today, we follow
in their footsteps, "that the world may
ever be convinced of the sincerity of our
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Delta Sigma Phi 123
Above: Another unidentifiable
Above; They guys enjoy a night in. Top: The guys enjoy a night out.
124 Greek Life
Jonathan Baker (President)
Brett Wise (Vice President)
Nate Blong (Secretary)
Jon Esterline (Treasurer)
The Kappa Alpha Order was founded on
December 21, 1865 at what is now Washington
Lee University. The mission of KA is to create a
lifetime experience, which centers on reverence
to God, duty, honor, character, and gentlemanly
conduct as inspired by Robert E. Lee, our
spiritual founder. KA sponsored a Blood Drive
this year. Parties have ranged in theme from
"Apocalypse Now" to Mardi Gras. KA is an
active participant in Greek Week and in the
Above: Nathan Blong
Above; The brothers of KA are
always in style.
Above: Brett Wise is ready for
action in his camo.
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Ron Bowers (President)
Alan Zwicker (Vice-President)
Alex Johnson (Recorder)
Travis Palladino (Treasurer)
The mission of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is to
promote the highest standards of friendship,
scholarship and service for its members based
upon the ideals set forth by the Founders
and as specifically enunciated in its creed,
"The True Gentleman." The Sigma Alpha
Epsilon Fraternity is a leader in the social
development of college men. Our values
have been embraced by more than 270,000
men since our founding in 1856, making
Sigma Alpha Epsilon the largest social
fraternity in North America. The goals of
the Georgia Eta Chapter here at Oglethorpe
University are to work hard through
academics, philanthropy and fund raising,
while never forgetting to have a good time.
Above; Nelson Davis and his special girl
Alyson Adkisson show some beautiful
smiles for the camera.
Above Anthony Thompson, Jason Cree, Tra\-is
Belton, Mark Raczynski, and David Dobbs mug for
the camera in the midst of working for Habitat for
Above: Everybody loves the SAE foam parties.
126 Greek Life
Below: All the boys and company pose
for a picture after a fun afternoon of
Halloween and haunted house mischief.
Below: Brad Sill and all his lady
friends look like they need a bit
of an attitude adjustment.
Above: One of SAE's eighteen pledges, Tony Thomp-
son, turns his bid into President Ron Bowers while
Zach Atkinson, Jonathan Bassler and many others
prepare to "baptize" another pledge.
Left: (from the left) Five generations
of SAE presidents-Grant Reed, Trent
Erb, Daniel Irwin, Matt Vance, and Ron
Bowers— smile for the camera around
the the famous SAE lion.
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Tnc Simple Tacts
Katie Jost, Anne Baiter, Bisell McWilhams, and Stephen Germany
Right: Rival parties exchanges looks
and glances but hopefully not foul
Below: Dallas Greene shows her
support for the Kerry Edwards
The 2004 Presidential
campaign and election were
top news stories and topics of
conversation for much of the
country throughout the year,
and the Oglethorpe campus was
no exception. While organized
political activity was scant on
campus, tensions ran high as
students touted their chosen
candidates via bumper stickers,
badges, and signs hung in dorm
windows. It all escalated on
election night, November 2nd,
as many students gathered in
common rooms and TV lounges
all across campus to tune in to
the unfolding final events of the
long campaign. November 3rd
foimd many students elated,
some depressed, and some just
glad it was all over after Kerry
announced his concession to
Above: A conscientious citizen
signs his name to join the College
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On August 21, 2004, an uncommonly large freshman class moved into
the assorted residence halls at Oglethorpe University. With the help of
several sports teams and some dedicated club members, unpacking
went smoothly as eager students settled into Upper Quad, New Res,
and, of course, Traer. While parents lingered and the food still seemed
tasty, students began to mix and mingle in order to discover whether
or not they would have a place to go when the roomies became
Once classes began on Tuesday, the reality of college life hit - hard.
With classes consuming a minimal portion of the day, there was simply
nothing to do. By September, the sheer and utter boredom of college
left many freshmen in the dark about what to do with their spare
time. Ironically, the series of hurricanes than ran through the campus
left students in the dark as well. The combination of spare time and
inclement weather led several freshmen to attempt the age-old sport of
Soon enough, more of the freshmen insanity emerged. Late-night
shenanigans became the norm as certain individuals jumped from
smoke-filled walkways into the unfortunate bushes below, and others
revealed their questionable mental state by subjecting themselves
to Dr. William Brightman's Narratives of the Self I class. Only five
of these particular freshmen opted to take Dr. Brightman's second
session. Maybe Sally and Sam should be committed.
Some upper-classmen wonder at the competence of the freshmen.
Some freshmen doubt the intelligence of their peers. Even though Traer
seems to be the new party central, especially after the destruction of
the Upper Quad, the diversity of the class of 2008 promises to briiig
new life to Oglethorpe. Transitions are hard, but this class has done a
beautiful job, and only has room to improve in the years to come.
Left: Alexa Anderson strikes a Below: Catherin Barson and
deadly pose during Trick or Treat her Renaissance trio, the Three
in Traer Ravens, impress the Oglethorpe
Above: And the fun is just beginning!!!
Demolition crews rip down both Trustee
and Dempsey bit by bit by bit.
Top: The crumbling
remains. It's almost hard to
teU the difference.
Middle: Reflections of the
Bottom: The last ones stand-
Above: Dr. Large gives a ground
breaking address inside the cafeteria
in September of 2004 when rainy
weather foils plans for an outdoor
Above Out with the old and m
with the new' With the demoh-
tion of Trustee and Dempsey, the
Upper Quad became the Upper
The Joys of Progress
Beginning Summer 2004, Oglethorpe ushered in
a new era of campus life with the demolition of
Trustee and Dempsey halls to make way for the
new Upper Quad residence building. Ground was
broken on September 8th for the new hall, which will
house 160 students in four-person suites featuring
single rooms, a common room, kitchenette, and two
full bathrooms. The new hall will actually be two
buildings connected by a glassed-in staircase, and
will feature such amenities as game and media rooms,
as well as additional lecture, conference, and study
spaces. Construction is slated to wrap up by the start
of the 2005-2006 school year, at which time the OU
community will rejoice- both for the completion of a
much-needed asset to the growing campus, and for
the cessation of construction which was the bane of
Upper Quad residents' early morrung sleep schedules
for most of the year. But this is only the beginning of a
much-anticipated transformation of the OU campus,
which includes a second phase of residence hall
development on the Quad, as well as the construction
of a state-of-the-art student center to replace the aging
Emerson Student Center, to be built on the site where
Goodman Hall now stands.
Top: Hearst got a face lift this
year, too. After the renovations,
the first floor hall looked brand
: Our construction crews
follow Benjamin Franklin's injunc-
tion: Plough deep while sluggards
The 2004-2005 school year saw its share of
inclement weather. Three hurricanes passed
through Atlanta on their way north from
Florida, leaving in their wake nearly as much
devastation as the Spring Breakers who pass
through Atlanta in the same direction. It was
also the year for the ice storm /snow day
that hits Atlanta every few years. This is the
day when local students panic and /or play
outdoors whilst students from anywhere
north ofTennessee look on with a mix of
bewilderment and good-natured contempt.
In each instance, OU's students adapted
quite well. After all, power outages, insect
migrations and flooding are all a normal part of
life here at Oglethorpe.
Above Alauiidiv basket rope,
and his Jeep are all Chris Dyer
needs to take advantage of the
Top Left: During a blackout, David
Getz attempts to entertain mildly
bewildered suitemate Moise
Middle Left: Beau Pirkle hits the slopes
in front of the library.
Left: Danny McGuinn gets a push
down the hill.
Above Beth Bossirman tries
out the laundrv basket \\ ith
Below: Amy Lowe attempts to lure the
children into Traer.
Below Right: Anna Chopra gets caught
using her science major for evO instead
Trick or Treat in Traer
A community joins together to help bring smiles, laugh-
ter and even screams to local children. "Trick or Treat in Traer"
is a Halloween party for local groups like "Boys and Girls
Club," Lynwood Park After School program, Kipp Path Acad-
emy, and other child based centers. Sponsored by Alpha Phi
Omega, this annual event is the culmination of several months'
worth of planning (led this year by Vice President of Service,
The party starts with children and APO volunteers
dressing up in their Halloween costumes. The bottom floor
of Traer is transformed into a Haunted House, while the top
floors offer games, crafts, and food for the trick-or-treaters.
Hallways are decorated and many residents dress up for the
children, handing out candy when the kids knock on their
This year's theme was "Story Book Characters." The
event was attended by 100 kids and over 35 volunteers from
APO and Circle K. Most popular was the Haunted House,
where kids watched witches brewing potions and crazy
doctors in the midst of bloody surgery, while eerie sounds
came from walls and corners. More timid kids enjoyed games
such as the lolli-pop tree, ring toss, and pin the nose on the
pumpkin. The kids received prizes when they won a game.
Also popular was the Gypsy fortune teller played by Dallas
With so much help and support, "Trick or Treat in Traer"
was a great success! APO and Circle K are looking forward to
next year as they ponder new ways to shock and delight trick-
Top: Linda Dreilinger gets Cat La\'
'good witch' persona.
Middle: Fortune Teller Dallas Greene \veIcomes '
Bottom: Laura Callendar comforts a spooked trick-or-treatei
Left: "Hermme" ( Abi Berwager) adopts
a black cat (Amanda Nichols).
Left: Charlie Ghee. ..no comment.
Below: Seniors Linda Dreilinger, Anna
Chopra, Kim Nicholson, Charlie Ghee
and Cat La wler pause to enjoy their last
year at Trick-or-Treat in Traer.
Above: Reindeer Lisa EUis and angel Phu-Tho Le bring a 'Nightmare
Before Christmas' type ambiance to the Traer Festivities.
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Right: Eugene Rivers hands out one of
many prizes that were given through
the course of the evening.
(Top) Beth Bosserman places
her bets at roulette while
(middle) Jeff Lura and Erin
Gi\'arz look on and (bottom)
Emily Gantert plays the
In November, Casino Night-
which has become a favorite occasion
in the past few years, and may well be
on its way to becoming a solid campus
tradition- returned to Oglethorpe. The
event saw the dining hall transformed
into a Last Vegas style casino,
featuring tables staffed by members
of the Programming Board, which also
sponsored the event. Although many
wouldn't mind having a good chunk
of their $50 activities fee handed
back to them to gamble away as they
please, students were instead allotted
fake currency with which to hedge
bets on games such as craps, blackjack,
roulette, and high /low slots.
Big winners were eligible to win
one of a multitude of quality prizes-
one of two X-Box gaming systems, one
of three 19-inch color TVs, or one of
the few personal DVD players, board
games, CDs, DVDs, and even a much-
coveted $100 gift certificate to the OU
Sophomore Kira McCabe
summed up her Casino Night
experience as bittersweet. "Blackjack is
fun until you split two aces, each pair
totaling to 16, and you lose half your
chips." Other than that, however, she
says she had an enjoyable experience.
Crystal Harris, also a sophomore
as well as a PB member, serv^ed as
one of the dealers in her second year
working on the event. "People were
happy with the games, and the prizes
were bigger and better this year," she
said, noting that attendance was good
and that she considered it an "overall
elow: Tom CoUens. 'Nuff said.
Below: Nothing like gambling to bring
couples closer together.
Left: Candace Maddox and Connie
Yip take a moment from distributing
raffle tickets to mug for the camera.
Top: To Melanie Martin's chagrin,
luck has chosen not to be a lady
Casino Night 137
Above: Dean Doyle,
Dr. Cramer, and Dr.
Herschler schmooze it
up at the Boar's Head
The Boar's Head ceremony has been
an Oglethorpe tradition since 1944.
The celebration always begins with
a private induction ceremony for
the new members of Omicron Delta
Kappa. The public ceremony begins
with the procession of new inductees
and old members of Omicron Delta
Kappa wearing academic regalia and
carrying the boar's head on a litter.
The school worked hard to bring
this year's Boar's Head ceremony
back to its roots. When the event first
began at Oglethorpe, it was more a
party for professors and students than
a formal event. This year's celebration
reflected that lighter tone, inviting
the audience to participate and even
staging a puppet show to accompany
the traditional reading of the Boar's
In addition to the induction
ceremony, the celebration featured a
holiday concert that wove together
performances by the Oglethorpe
University Singers, led by Dr. Irwin
Ray, the Oglethorpe Dancers, and
the Salvation Army brass sextet. The
faculty reading, chosen and read this
year by Dr. Douglas McFarland, was
a:, untitled ode by the Roman poet
Horace, read first in Latin, then in
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initiates stand in the
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Miriam Brown, Sarah
Opp, Natalie Dietz,
and Meredith McKay
all take turns pucker-
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ing Veer Chahwala
enjoys the evening
with ftiends, Piercen
Oliver and Kelli
Left: Dr. Schadler
talks to guests after
Above Left: Dr. Large
and Dr. Zinsmeister
Left: Dr. Benton
heads for a chocolate-
Above: The litter-bearers:
Ginny Brown, Meredith
McKay, Kionne August,
and Miriam Brown
Boar's Head 139
Right: Chris Dyer leads off the
Senior Walk with his urbane and
erudite sense of style.
Below: The evening passes in a blur
while couples and friends spin each
other across the dance floor.
Abo\e: The Stormy Petrels
fight hard to a victorious
firush as adoring fans look
on. The score 68-67; GO
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Homecoming week 2005 began with the men and women's
homecoming basketball games, and following these games,
Oglethorpe students celebrated throughout the week featuring the
daily "Spirit Week" themes of "Black and Gold Day," "Twin Day"
"Pajama Day" "Retro/70s Day," and finally "Tacky Day" All
of this silliness then culminated in the Homecoming Dance. The
dance was held Friday February 18 at the Westin Buckhead, with
shuttles running between the dance and the school from 9PM
until 2AM. The theme of the night was "Swing into Your Roaring
Twenties," and plenty of Oglethorpe students celebrated in 1920's
fashion. Students all around seemed to be enjoying themselves.
The room at the Westin was spacious enough for many tables,
which were great for laughing with friends and munching on the
yummy food. At the same time, the dance floor was consistently
packed with students, who were definitely enjoying throwing
all cares away and dancing to their hearts' content. Part way
through the evening, the 2005 graduates did a Senior Walk, and
then the 2005 Lord and Lady Oglethorpe were announced. With a
response of many cheers and applause, Jillian Martin was crowned
Lady Oglethorpe and Danny McGuinn Lord Oglethorpe. Once
again, the students picked up their dancing, and the packed room
reverberated with energy until the end. Homecoming 2005 was
indeed a "roaring" success.
Above: The OU Cheerleaders, OU
Dancers, and Urban Dance Steppers
all demonstrate talent and school
spirit at the homecoming games.
Above: Kionne August and her gang
mug for the camera.
Left: Presenting Lord and Lady
Oglethorpe, 2005: His Majesty
Danny McGuinn and Her Highness
Below: In the midst of his success
Danny McGuinn remains quite
suave and debonair as Leslie
Prall, Tom CoUens, Cat Lawler,
and Beth Bosserman react with
mild enthusiasm to the good
Above: Lord and Lady
Oglethorpe Danny McGuinn and
Jillian Martin: we always knew
Danny was a ladies' man.
Left: Caroline King, sporting the
appropriate '20s style, is fascinated
by the joys of technology.
\bu Might Be A Petrel Ir
. . .people come to your classes barefoot.
. . .the groundbreaking for your new dorm was held in the cafeteria.
. . .and you weren't that surprised.
. . .you pronounce 'petrel' with a long 'e'.
. . .you know a straight girl who's dating a girl and a lesbian who's dating a guy.
. . .you or a friend have ever quoted Nietzsche in the course of a casual lunchtime
. . .you use words like "reckless endangerment" in a discussion on whether to go laundry-
basket sledding in the Lenox parking lot.
. . .you've ever gotten caught in the crossfire of an Ultimate
Frisbee game on the Quad.
. . .half your classmates work at Starbucks.
. . .your post-graduation plans include standing on the side of
1-85 with a cardboard sign that reads, "Will philosophize for
you ran into a professor at an Ani DiFranco concert.
'I live in Traer" is a valid pick-up line.
you're scared of Dr. Brightman.
your idea of a drunken brawl involves Aristotle.
you've called an exorcist to
investigate the dorm fire alarm
. . .at the first hint of spring, you
beg your teachers to have class
. . .sometimes they say yes.
. . .you get more sleep on the
Hearst sofas than in your own
. . .you know that Dean Doyle was
"The Professor" in the ring and
not just the classroom.
. . .you think "hey, it's
Oglethorpe..." excuses just about
And speaking of Dr.
Brightman (because most of
our editors are English majors):
You might be a Brightmanite
. . .you used to be scared of Dr.
Brightman, but now you try and coax hapless freshmen into
taking one of his classes.
. . .you've been taking his classes for three years and still
don't know who Sally is.
. . .you've found yourself coveting a pair of Birkenstocks or
a Generic Coffee Mug.
. . .you have called the Chamblee Police to see if Brightman
ever actually threw someone out a window.
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From the Office of the Dean
Congratulation and Best Wishes to the
Graudating Class of 2005
Congratulations to the Class of 2005
Office of Student Life
Dr. Larry Lar^e
15th President of Oglethorpe University
April 1999 to August 2005
Thank you for all you have done for Oglethorpe,
for her faculty, staff students and alumni.
VSle hid you a fond farewell and wish for you and
Marsha a happy, healthy, and prosperous retirement.