Interested in OWN?
Oglethorpe Women's Network (OWN) is composed of Oglethorpe
faculty, staff and community volunteers who are interested in
joining Oglethorpe women and women from the community to explore
jointly issues of concern to women.
Watch our video to learn
more about the Oglethorpe Women's Network
- To sponsor events for the educational, social, and personal
development of women, both on and off the campus.
- To establish interesting programs and gatherings where women
can learn and share their experiences.
- To familiarize women in the Atlanta community with the Women's
and Gender Studies Program and other educational programs and
opportunities at Oglethorpe University.
Programs are free and open to the public. If you would like to
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An Evening with the Mayors
April 20, 2006
On April 20 Oglethorpe Women's Network hosted "An Evening
with the Mayors" at the High Museum of Art. The program featured
Ambassador and former Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young and
current Mayor Shirley Franklin. The two mayors discussed
public service and how it has impacted their lives, giving
advice to members of the audience on becoming involved in
meaningful ways in their own communities.
Both mayors described their experiences as leaders during various
times in their lives. They spoke of the difficulties leaders
encounter and agreed that in attempting to solve insurmountable
problems, strategy is the means to solutions. Mayor Franklin related
to the audience that her education in a girl's school instilled a
belief that she could do anything she wanted.
Ambassador Young referred to himself as an unassuming young man
until he became active in the Civil Rights Movement of the 50ies. As
he became involved, leaders of the movement began depending on him,
and he was forced to live up to their expectations.
Ambassador Young and Mayor Franklin were introduced by Allen
Whitehart, a student at Oglethorpe. After the program, guests
were invited to view the exhibits at the High Museum and to attend a
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Truth and Its
March 28, 2006
On March 28 Dr. Claire D. Coles spoke to Oglethorpe
students, professors and invited guests on the disabling effects
of alcohol abuse during pregnancy. Dr. Coles is Director of the
Fetal Alcohol Center at Marcus Institute and a full professor of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Emory University School of
Medicine. The program, held in Lupton Auditorium, was sponsored
by Oglethorpe Women's Network.
Dr. Coles discussed the mental and physical disabilities that can result when a fetus is exposed to alcohol.
The neurological damage often leads to serious learning disabilities
and behavior problems. Skilled treatment and specialized
education can help children with fetal alcohol syndrome circumvent
their disabilities and lead productive lives. The Marcus Institute is one of
two established programs in the country offering comprehensive
treatment for children with FAS.
Dr. Coles' talk was especially beneficial to students who were
taking classes this spring that covered this preventable disability.
Dr. Coles was introduced by Paula Lawton Bevington, a
member of OWN and Development Director of Marcus Institute. Dr.
Coles is a 1975 graduate of Oglethorpe University.