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  • Music to Her Ears: Tori John Embraces Olivet’s Musical Community

    When rising junior Tori John started band in fifth grade, her instrument was bigger than she was. Though she’s grown a bit since then, Tori still holds the same passion for playing her baritone saxophone. At Olivet, Tori has continued her musical journey, now participating in Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, the Marching Comets and the […]

  • Midwest Uke and Harmonica Camp Brings a Melody to Olivet College

    Olivet College recently hosted a very unique set of visitors — the Midwest Uke and Harmonica Camp. The camp, now in its fourth year, has grown to include almost 200 ukulele and harmonica musicians, instructors and enthusiasts. The camp is produced by Ben Hassenger, organizer of the Mighty Uke Day festival, and Stan Werbin, owner […]

  • Blake Johnson – The Path Less Traveled

    The city of Olivet is at the heart of small-town America, and the college campus has all the qualities you could ever expect from a quaint, peaceful town. For some students from larger cities, the adjustment to campus living is quite the adventure, and for standout senior Blake Johnson, it was a similar story. Blake […]

  • Grace Wheeler’s Reducing the Stigma Behind Mental Illness

    Rising junior Grace Wheeler doesn’t believe in silence. She’s not afraid to share her voice with anyone who will listen. “I think it’s our responsibility as individuals to speak up and do something,” she said. “It’s our right. We need to speak up to make a safe environment for people to be in. It’s our […]

  • Five Minutes with Michael Fredericks, Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Michael Fredericks serves as associate professor of computer science at Olivet College. He has been a member of the faculty since 2002 and holds a deep regard for small, liberal arts colleges and the kind of learning experience they provide. Professor Fredericks had an unusual start at OC, first working as a consultant with a […]

  • Melanie Keusch — Debt-free With a Degree

    Senior insurance and risk management major Melanie Keusch has had an engaging and life-changing college experience. She’s completed top-notch leadership opportunities and prestigious internships and built incredible relationships with her classmates and professors. To sweeten the deal, Melanie will graduate debt-free thanks to scholarships from Olivet College and insurance organizations. “After entering college, I made […]

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