A Minute with Douglas Borton, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

January 6th, 2023 by
What is your background in graphic design? My background in graphic design combines over 20 years of working in academics and the field. This includes several years as a graphic/web design faculty member at Lansing Community College and Kellogg Community College. My professional experience includes numerous creative roles working with several businesses, including Kellogg’s, Sparrow Health…
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Olivet College Student Art Project, “Sunflowers for Ukraine,” Raises Over $550 in Support of World Central Kitchen

October 14th, 2022 by
The Olivet College Art Alliance, a student-run organization that promotes the arts, raised over $550 for the nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen in support of the citizens of Ukraine. The “Sunflowers for Ukraine” fundraiser was part of the Art Alliance annual fall Service Day project.   Students created a limited edition etching to raise money for…
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WOCR 89.1, The One

October 7th, 2022 by
One of the many clubs and organizations Olivet College has to offer is our student-run, FCC-licensed radio station, WOCR 89.1 FM, The One. Founded in 1975, WOCR is a commercial-free educational radio station broadcast from the Convergent Media Center on campus.   You might be asking yourself, why radio? In a day and age when anyone…
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Olivet College to Present Art Exhibition by Deborah Rockman

August 23rd, 2022 by
Olivet College will present “The Past is Present” by Deborah Rockman on Sept. 1 – 29, 2022. A reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, 5 - 7 p.m. The exhibition and reception will be held at the Kresge Foundation Art Gallery inside the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building. The gallery is open Monday through…
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Free Printmaking Workshops for High School Students and Teachers

June 3rd, 2022 by
Olivet College is providing a unique opportunity for high school students  and educators to explore the art of printmaking this summer. Printmaking has been a part of Olivet’s rich history for 89 years and the college recognizes the continued importance of including the practice and study of this medium in the visual arts curriculum. Printmaking…
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Reiker Dean ’20 — Chasing After His Dream of Becoming an Artist

April 18th, 2022 by
Reiker Dean ’20 is a graduate student at Ohio University on a full-ride scholarship. He is currently in his second year of a three-year program working toward a Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing. He also currently works for the university by instructing undergraduate classes, and in the fall of this year, he…
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The Garfield Lake Review — Olivet College’s Literary and Visual Arts Magazine

March 1st, 2022 by
[caption id="attachment_54153" align="alignright" width="300"] Savannah Baker[/caption] Olivet College’s student-led literary and visual arts magazine, The Garfield Lake Review “The Garf,” has been printed since 1971. The Garfield Lake Review submission period is open in the fall of each academic year to poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art and other forms of original work. The Garfield Lake Review…
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The Echo — Olivet’s Student-Led Newspaper

February 25th, 2022 by
Olivet College’s student-led newspaper, “The Echo,” has been providing the community of Olivet with news since 1888. The publication of The Echo transitioned to being completely online in the spring of 2020. The paper is currently run by Faculty Adviser Joanne Williams, Editor-in-Chief Bray Wright and Copy Editor Matthew Rice. Bray said that she decided…
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Art Alliance — Spreading Art on Campus and Beyond

February 18th, 2022 by
Olivet College’s Art Alliance is an organization comprised of students who are passionate about the arts. While studying visual arts or graphic design is not a requirement, many members of the organization are majoring in an arts-related field. This organization allows students to participate in a variety of activities, such as going on field trips…
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WOCR 89.1, “The One” — Olivet’s Student-Led Radio Station

February 16th, 2022 by
Olivet College’s FCC-licensed and student-led radio station, WOCR 89.1, “The One,” first went on air in April of 1975. The station is currently run by Faculty Adviser Daine Pavloski, Station Manager Julia Bidelman and Assistant Manager Andy Sadler. Students have the opportunity to create a variety of content for the station including live radio shows,…
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Olivet College to Present Art Exhibition by Scott Smith

February 11th, 2022 by
Olivet College will present “A Curious Backyard Community” by Scott Smith on March 3 – April 7, 2022. A reception will be held on Friday, March 4, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition and reception will be held at the Kresge Foundation Art Gallery inside the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building. The gallery is open Monday through Friday…
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Cappella Comets — Creating Family Bonds Through Music

February 3rd, 2022 by
During the fall 2020 semester, Olivet College’s acapella group, Cappella Comets, was founded. Sophomore Sarah Cook, president of the Cappella Comets said, “My friend and I thought it would be fun to start our own choir at the school for students who love to sing but don’t have time to join choir and don’t enjoy…
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Olivet College to Host Creative Arts and Entertainment Expo for High School Students Feb. 11

January 21st, 2022 by
  Olivet College will host a Creative Arts and Entertainment Expo designed for high school students on Friday, Feb. 11. The free, full-day event will include interactive breakout sessions, opportunities to showcase art, music, performance or vocal talents and information on Olivet College, culminating in a live performance. The event is open to all high…
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Meet Senior Julia Bidelman, Spring 2022 Marketing Department Intern

January 19th, 2022 by
My name is Julia Bidelman, I just started the final semester of my senior year at Olivet College as a media production and communication major. I was unsure about whether or not I wanted to go to college, but I fell in love with the yearbook class in high school and I wanted to continue…
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Meet Junior Denise Bryce

January 13th, 2022 by
Junior Denise Bryce is double majoring in graphic design and history with a goal to earn a master’s degree in museum studies after graduation. She’s also a member of the bowling team and serves as a student researcher for the Hosford History Center and Lawrence Archives. Denise says Olivet’s small community has given her big…
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Olivet College Regional High School Student Art Exhibition Awards

December 21st, 2021 by
The Olivet College visual arts program hosted the fifth annual Regional High School Student Art Exhibition in December 2021. High school students entered 2D, 3D, ceramics and graphic design artwork to compete for Olivet College talent-based scholarships up to $3,000. Twenty-eight students earned a Visual Arts Scholarship Award. Six students were also commended with a…
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Meet Junior Parker Brown

December 16th, 2021 by
Junior Parker Brown is from Chesterfield, an area in Metro Detroit. He was originally drawn to Olivet College to join the swimming and diving team, but Parker has since found additional passions in podcasting, sports commentating and other production-related opportunities on campus. “Rob Brownell helped influence me to attend Olivet College. Being the swim coach,…
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Brian Freiberger ’19 — Back to His Roots

December 9th, 2021 by
When Brian Freiberger graduated from Olivet College in 2019, he found career opportunities in big cities working in marketing and sales. But, he decided he wanted to go back to his roots as a writer and photographer and needed to return to a quiet lifestyle after living in the city. Brian said, “At the end…
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Junior Caleb Arthur — Shining in the Spotlight

December 6th, 2021 by
Junior Caleb Arthur isn’t afraid of the spotlight. He’s a media production and communication (MPC) major and a member of the Gospel Choir. He’s passionate about for performing, filmmaking, singing, producing and public speaking. Caleb’s experience at Olivet College has allowed him to build experience in many different disciplines, and his relationships with professors and…
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Olivet College to Host Fifth Annual Regional High School Student Art Exhibition

October 21st, 2021 by
The Olivet College visual arts program is proud to present the fifth annual Regional High School Student Art Exhibition. The goal of the exhibition is to support and celebrate area students’ creative work and promote the arts in the greater Olivet College community. High school juniors and seniors from across the region may enter 2D,…
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