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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Senior Kaytlynne Morris – Making the Most of Her College Career

October 18th, 2021 by
Senior Kaytlynne Morris was drawn to Olivet College because of the smaller class sizes, knowing she wanted a more intimate class setting after experiences having larger classes at her high school. Also, Olivet offered her a Performance and Participatory Scholarship for her involvement with the Marching Comets, which made her decision to choose OC even…
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Josh Scheidler ’18 — A Purpose to Write

July 8th, 2021 by
Josh Scheidler ’18 recently completed his Master of Arts in English from Western Michigan University (WMU). He credits a large part of his success to his time and the relationships he built at Olivet. “My major was in writing and my minor was in English,” Josh said. “Together, they helped prepare me for the amount…
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Donald W. VanAuken named Visual Arts Talent Program Director for Olivet College

July 7th, 2021 by
Donald W. VanAuken has been named the Visual Arts Talent Program Director for Olivet College. He will work in collaboration with College leadership to continue to develop its vibrant and engaging visual arts program and recruit students for the Visual Art Talent Scholarship Program. VanAuken will also continue his role as an instructor in painting,…
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Meet Rising Senior Julia Bidelman, Media Production and Communication Major

July 6th, 2021 by
Rising senior Julia Bidelman is a media production and communication major from Genesee. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Epsilon Greek society, The Echo student newspaper, the WOCR student radio station, the Optimist Club and the Difference Makers service learning program. She is also Olivet College’s first-ever OC student media social media coordinator.…
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My Top Five Favorite Classes at Olivet College — Rising Junior Bray Wright

June 8th, 2021 by
When I started applying to colleges, I knew I wanted to study English (I was the kind of person who read Dickens for fun, after all). But, aside from reading a few books, I did not know what to expect from my classes. I know other students probably feel the same way, so I wanted…
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