Olivet College Professor Joanne Williams Receives Grant for Student-Run 24-7 News Operation

August 31st, 2022 by
Olivet College Professor Joanne Williams has been named one of 51 educators out of 374 applicants nationwide to receive funding from the online learning platform Course Hero, which was designed to support faculty and their “dream projects”. Professor Williams, associate professor of media production and communications (MPC), specializes in reporting and editing, and is also…
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Olivet College and Block House to Open Esports Competition Space and Restaurant

August 30th, 2022 by
[embed]https://youtu.be/a9fiVz55SLk[/embed] An esports competition space and casual restaurant and bar for gamers, spectators and dining-only crowds is coming to the city of Olivet, thanks to an innovative partnership between Olivet College and Block House. Business partners Anthony Collamati and Nicholas Lux have leased the former Lamplighter restaurant from the college, located at 714 South Main…
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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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Meet the New Gospel Choir Director – Kwamise Taylor

August 5th, 2022 by
Olivet College is pleased to welcome its new gospel choir director, Kwamise Taylor. Professor Taylor officially joined the OC family on July 1, 2022. Professor Taylor is an experienced professional in the world of music. She currently serves as a choral director for New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit and has been in this…
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Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program Receives Additional Funding for Sampling Local Water Quality

June 6th, 2022 by
Olivet College, in partnership with the Eaton Conservation District (ECD), has received a $16,391 Stream Monitoring Implementation Grant from the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps). The grant will support the newly established Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program. The monitoring program consists of stream sites throughout Eaton County within the Upper Thornapple River watershed, part…
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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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Olivet College Appoints Paul Burkhardt, Ph.D., as Provost

May 2nd, 2022 by
[caption id="attachment_55063" align="alignright" width="300"] Paul Burkhardt, Ph.D., has been appointed Olivet College Provost, effective July 1, 2022.[/caption] Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., is pleased to announce that Paul Burkhardt, Ph.D., has been appointed provost after a nationwide search. Burkhardt will begin his new role on July 1, 2022. Burkhardt joins Olivet College from…
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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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Volunteer to Be a Community Scientist for the Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program

April 12th, 2022 by
In partnership with the Eaton Conservation District, Olivet College has established the Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program through funding from the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps). The program seeks volunteer community scientists to work with Olivet College students during Community Stream Collection Days in May 2022. The monitoring program consists of stream sites in…
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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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Maria G. Davis, Ph.D., Named to Sparrow Eaton Hospital Board of Directors

March 25th, 2022 by
[caption id="attachment_54506" align="alignright" width="300"] Maria G. Davis. Ph.D.[/caption] Maria G. Davis, Ph.D., Olivet College provost, has been named to the Sparrow Eaton Hospital Board of Directors. Terms last for three years, and board members will help oversee Sparrow Eaton, working closely with senior leadership. “I look forward to contributing to the diversity and inclusion mindset…
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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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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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Olivet College Ranked as 2022-23 National Gold-Level Military Friendly School

March 8th, 2022 by
Olivet College is proud to announce its designation as a 2022-23 Gold-Level Military Friendly® School by Viqtory Media. The College is ranked in the category of private schools not offering a doctorate degree. Military Friendly® serves as a standard to measure an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the…
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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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Olivet College Insurance and Risk Management Program Ranked as National College Standout

February 9th, 2022 by
Olivet College was ranked third in Best’s Review national survey of leading college insurance and risk management programs. The survey has been conducted biennially since 2018, and Olivet College has earned a top-three spot in the past two surveys. This year, 316 industry professionals from around the country participated in the survey, casting a total…
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Marilyn F. Lawrence Named Director of RN-BSN Program at Olivet College

January 25th, 2022 by
Marilyn F. Lawrence, MSN, BSN, RN, was named the director of the RN-BSN Program at Olivet College. The RN-BSN Program serves professional nurses returning to college to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. As director of the RN-BSN Program, Lawrence’s responsibilities will include providing leadership and oversite of the program, teaching online classes,…
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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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Olivet College Announces 2021 Fall Semester President’s List

January 18th, 2022 by
A total of 88 students have been named to the Olivet College 2021 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. Noah Runnals, Wales (48027) Dane Vos, Port Huron (48060) Julia Decker, St. Clair…
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Olivet College Announces 2021 Fall Semester Dean’s List

January 18th, 2022 by
A total of 285 students have been named to the Olivet College 2021 fall semester Dean’s List. To make the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Note: * indicates that the student earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester and is also…
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