Becoming The University of Olivet: Stronger, Bolder, Onward

May 23rd, 2023 by
Olivet College becomes The University of Olivet, reflecting a comprehensive institution Olivet College is becoming The University of Olivet, reflecting its stronger, bolder, and forward-looking array of new programs and its enrollment of new students. The Olivet College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 179-year-old Olivet College becoming The University of Olivet at its May…
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Honors Convocation 2023

April 20th, 2023 by
Students, faculty and staff were honored at Olivet College’s Honors Convocation on April 19.  Congratulations to all the award winners for your outstanding work. To view and download pictures from the event, click here.   Awards and Recipients   Professor/Staff Awards Doctors Gorton and Peggy Riethmiller Award for Outstanding Administrator Mike Lazusky Doctors Gorton and…
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Student Life Awards 2023

April 19th, 2023 by
Olivet College held its annual Student Life Awards Wednesday, April 19. Students, faculty and staff members who were recognized for their commitment to extracurricular activities on campus include the following: Senior Leadership Award Byron Pearce Multicultural Academic Achievement & Leadership Award Landen Cooley Destinee Hawkins Elisabeth McIntosh             Rita J. Bunton…
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Update 3: March 17 Incident

March 24th, 2023 by
Members of the Olivet College Community: It has been several days since I have provided an update on the incident that occurred in Ohio on March 17. There have been numerous news reports and countless social media threads over the past week, some reporting accurate information and others more speculative. As I mentioned in our…
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Update on Incident Following Baseball Game at Muskingum University

March 18th, 2023 by
Members of the Olivet College Community: Last night, an incident occurred following the completion of our game at Muskingum University (OH), when a member of the team returned to the dugout to retrieve a forgotten personal item. Upon doing so, an incident occurred involving an individual with a firearm, who we understand is now in…
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Olivet Stands Strong with the MSU Community

February 14th, 2023 by
The horrific events that took place at Michigan State University last night are tragic. We express our sincerest sympathies to the families of the three victims who lost their lives and prayers and support to the five individuals who were gravely injured, and to all of the students, faculty and staff who proudly call Michigan…
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A Minute with Dr. Karen Chaney, Associate Provost and Dean

January 24th, 2023 by
What is your role with the college and where does your passion for this role stem from? I currently serve as one of two associate provosts at the college, working as part of an academic leadership team led by Provost Paul Burkhardt. I also serve as dean of the college overseeing the academic life of…
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Olivet College Announces 2022 Fall Semester President’s List

January 13th, 2023 by
A total of 84 students have been named to the Olivet College 2022 fall semester President’s List. To make the President’s List, a student must be full-time and earn a grade point average of 4.0. Students are listed in zip code order. Bray Wright, Clawson (48017) Hailey Jasin, Warren (48088) Andrew Waller, Warren (48093) Logan…
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Byron Atwater’s Olivet College Experience

December 31st, 2022 by
I honestly didn’t know how important Olivet College was to me until last week. I finally realized I was done being a student at Olivet, and I didn’t know if I should be happy or sad because, over these past four years, I have made a ton of connections with my peers. Not to say…
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The Ornithology Class Takes Flight in Mexico

December 29th, 2022 by
This semester, Professor of Biology Leah Knapp, D.V.M., took her ornithology class to Kino Bay, Mexico, in partnership with Prescott College. Ornithology is a biology course focusing on the study of birds. One of the course objectives is an extensive field study of birds.   Kino Bay is on the Gulf of California on the west…
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Olivet College Announces Free Tuition through New ADVANTAGE Scholarship

December 8th, 2022 by
Free tuition for students who qualify for Michigan Achievement Scholarship and are Pell eligible President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., today announced that Olivet College is investing millions of dollars to create the Olivet College ADVANTAGE Scholarship. This initiative will begin in fall 2023 to ensure Michigan students have access to a private, small college education…
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Olivet College – Being More and Doing Good in Port Austin, Michigan

November 2nd, 2022 by
Olivet College’s founding mission is rooted in service to others. Offering multiple service trips each semester, Olivet College students have multiple opportunities to experience what it means to Be More and Do Good beyond the campus.   Olivet's first service trip this semester was to Port Austin, Michigan. There, a group of students worked at The…
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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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Olivet College Announces 2022 Spring Semester President’s List

July 21st, 2022 by
Congratulations to the 85 students who have been named to the Olivet College 2022 spring semester President’s List. To make the President’s List, a student must be full-time and earn a grade point average of 4.0. Logan Allen Anna Baird Savannah Baker Courtney Balazs Daniel Ballagh Cooper Beard Maggie Berner Breanne Bess Julia Bidelman Rearden…
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Olivet College Announces 2022 Spring Semester Deans’s List

July 21st, 2022 by
Congratulations to the 273 students who have been named to the Olivet College 2022 spring semester Dean’s List. To make the Deans’s List, a student must be full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. MeKailah Abram Jacob Allen Logan Allen Jeremy Anderson Jill Arends Anna Baird Savannah Baker Courtney Balazs Daniel…
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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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Students, Faculty and Staff Honored During 2022 Honors Week

April 27th, 2022 by
Students, faculty and staff were honored during Olivet College’s Honors Week celebration, April 18 - 21. Awards were presented in various categories, including Business, Insurance and Risk Management, Health and Human Performance, Athletics, Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Music, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, RN-BSN Program and Community Responsibility. The Office of Alumni Relations,…
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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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Senior Chad Enwright — A Journey from Ontario, Canada, to Olivet, Michigan

April 14th, 2022 by
Senior Chad Enwright is a business administration major with a double concentration in management and marketing, and he is from Melbourne, Ontario. Chad is a part of many things on Olivet’s campus, including Residence Life, Student Engagement, Phi Beta Lambda, Mu Omega Pi, service learning, the President’s Leadership Institute, the Global Center for Entrepreneurs and…
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Christian Washington ’21 — Striving to Make a Difference in his Community

April 12th, 2022 by
Christian Washington ’21 is currently enrolled in the 109th Mid-Michigan Police Academy as a sponsored recruit at Lansing Community College and is on track to graduate on May 6, 2022. After completing the program, Christian plans to be officially sworn in to the Lansing Police Department and to start the field training process for officers.…
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