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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Spring Break Service Trip 2022 — Hattiesburg, Mississippi

March 31st, 2022 by
For spring break 2022, a group of 20 Olivet College students traveled to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for a week-long service trip led by Jacob Richards ’18, community service coordinator and director of the Difference Maker Program, and Mike Fales, director of service learning and campus ministries and assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies and religion. Students who…
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Alpha Lambda Epsilon and Kappa Sigma Alpha — Celebrating 100 Years of Greek Life

March 22nd, 2022 by
[caption id="attachment_54476" align="alignright" width="300"] Members of Alpha Lambda Epsilon[/caption] Olivet College’s Greek societies Alpha Lambda Epsilon and Kappa Sigma Alpha have recently celebrated their 100-year anniversaries. “Alpha E” was founded on Jan. 22, 1922, by nine women who wanted to create a more inclusive society that was focused on academics. A short time later, their…
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Olivet College to Host Fifth Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

March 16th, 2022 by
On Saturday, March 26, 2022, Olivet College will host the fifth annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk. The event is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and focuses on raising awareness of suicide and mental health issues. To date, Olivet College’s events have raised nearly $50,000. The funds are used for…
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Emotional Support Animals — How They Impact OC Students’ Lives

March 15th, 2022 by
Many students on Olivet’s campus have their own emotional support animal (ESA). Senior DJ Vore said, “ESAs are animals that help aid with mental health issues and much more. I decided to get my ESA, Prue, when I got diagnosed with anxiety and depression.” DJ added that his cat is currently three-years-old, and that he…
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Olivet College Announces the Appointment of Veronica Murff and Sarah Jennings to its Board of Trustees

March 10th, 2022 by
Olivet College has announced the appointment of Veronica Murff and Sarah Jennings, CPA, CFE, CAE, to its Board of Trustees. Murff and Jennings will join the College’s leadership team with a commitment to providing a successful educational experience for all students. “I am very pleased to have Veronica Murff and Sarah Jennings join the Olivet…
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Kate Strein ’08 — Taking the Classroom Global

March 9th, 2022 by
Kate Strein ’08 serves as an eighth grade English Language Arts teacher at Jupiter Middle School in southern Florida, but her true passion is taking education beyond the classroom. Kate was chosen as a Fulbright Scholar for the Teachers of Global Classrooms program in 2019. While the COVID-19 pandemic delayed some of Kate’s plans, this…
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