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 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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Olivet College to Honor Juneteenth with Special Celebration, June 22

June 10th, 2022 by
Olivet College students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to celebrate Juneteenth on June 22 with a picnic lunch, prayers and remarks and a visit to the Olivet City Cemetery to pay respect to two freed slaves who made Olivet their home. Celebration Details Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Olivet College,…
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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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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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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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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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Service Learning and Global Marketing in Antigua

March 17th, 2022 by
[caption id="attachment_54358" align="alignright" width="214"] Matt Hewitt[/caption] During a recent college break, a group of nine Olivet College students traveled to Antigua for the business course called Global Marketing Perspectives. The travel learning experience allows students to immerse themselves in the Caribbean culture of marketing and international business, as well as deliver toys to children hospitalized…
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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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A Resolution in Honor of John S. Homer, Ph.D.

March 14th, 2022 by
A Resolution in Honor of Professor John S. Homer, Ph.D. from the Faculty & Faculty Senate of Olivet College WHEREAS, John S. Homer was a professor, mentor, colleague, and friend who served Olivet College for over forty years; WHEREAS, Dr. Homer taught, mentored and inspired students at a variety of institutions, including over forty years…
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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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