A Minute with Dr. Kordilia Noble

What is your role with The University and where does your passion for your work stem from? My role is the director of career development. As a key member of the student development team, I am responsible for educating and supporting Olivet students on all aspects of career development, such as leadership, writing a cover […]

The University of Olivet Announces 2023 Fall Semester Dean’s List

A total of 369 students earned a 3.5 or higher GPA and have been named to The University of Olivet 2023 fall semester Dean’s List.   Students are listed in zip code order.   Logan Walton, Almont (48003) MeKailah Abram, Eastpointe (48021) Aubrey Connelly, Grant Twp (48032) Lily Connelly, Grant Twp (48032) Jared Ingram, Southfield […]

A Minute with Casey Eldridge

What is your role with The University and where does your passion for your work stem from? I am the community service coordinator. My job is to connect students with service opportunities that give them a chance to give back to communities while gaining valuable skills and experiences. To achieve this goal, I work closely […]

Time Out with Jenessa Hicks

Master of Arts in Leadership Program, coach leading

Meet UOlivet head women’s volleyball coach and alumnus, Jenessa Hicks What is your background in volleyball? I played for Union City High School in Union City, Michigan. My team and I had the two most successful seasons the school has ever had. We made it to the state finals and the final four two years […]

Gospel Choir Catches The Wiz, in Chicago Featuring Olivet Alum

Melody Betts ’04  Wows Gospel Choir Students and Others with Performance in The Wiz This feature was written by December 2023 graduate Caleb Arthur.  The University of Olivet Gospel Choir, an elite singing group, traveled to Chicago to see The Wiz on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The Gospel Choir attended the play at the Cadillac Palace […]

Two More Community Colleges Are Olivet Direct! Partners

Glen Oaks Community College and Erie County Community College Join Program Thanks to Olivet Direct, Glen Oaks Community College and Erie County Community College students are now eligible for direct admission to The University of Olivet. Olivet Direct! makes the admissions process faster and easier for qualified students, allowing high-achieving students to lock in their […]

Students Turn Economic Concepts into Sweet Rewards

A plate of cookies by Christmas Cookie Delights

Micro Cookie Businesses Donate Profits to Health and Wellness Center At The University of Olivet, even an economics class offers an immersive learning experience. Over one month late in the fall semester, students in Economics 203 Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 203) created and launched two successful micro-businesses in support of the UOlivet Health and Wellness […]

Meet Sierra Lull: On Her Way to a Master’s Degree in Counseling

Photo of Sierra Lull

Sierra Lull’s father taught her an important lesson when thinking about your future: Ask yourself “Why?” five times. “I started with, I want to be a teacher. Why do you want to be a teacher? I want to help people. Why do you want to help people? I want to help them grow. Why do […]

Betsy Greensmith Dole Celebrates 92nd Birthday with Release of Book

Former Olivet Board Chair and Friend of Olivet is Powerful Contributor to Social Justice Former board chair and friend of The University of Olivet, Betsy Greensmith Dole, is releasing her first book, “Using My Voice: A Journey of Progressive Christianity and Social Activism,” in time for her 92nd birthday on November 17, 2023. Her memoir […]

Students and Teachers Invited to Participate in The University of Olivet 7th Annual Regional High School Art Exhibition

Opportunity for Students to Earn Talent-Based Scholarships High school juniors, seniors and teachers are invited to participate in The University of Olivet seventh annual Regional High School Art Exhibition. Students will have the opportunity to earn renewable talent-based scholarships up to $2,000. The exhibition supports and celebrates area students’ and teachers’ creative work and promotes […]

Big City Editor Finds Purpose as Small Town University Professor

Dr. Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson Pursues Passion for Student-Centered Learning Sarah Peterson devoted years to pursuing an editing career, only to realize that it wasn’t what she dreamed it would be. “That was the career I always thought was meant for me; however, I soon discovered that there is a lot more to it than reading and editing, […]

Asher Wertheimer – Writing His Own Script

Asher Wertheimer has been at The University of Olivet his whole life – how is this possible? He was born and raised in Olivet and his parents teach at the University. From a young age, Asher has had the University’s core beliefs instilled in him, leading to a unique college journey of pursuing his passions. […]

High School Students Invited to Printmaking Art Camp

Student made prints hanging to dry at The University of Olivet Printmaking Art Camp

The University of Olivet Hosts Free Event for Teens and Parents High school students and their parents are invited to a free printmaking workshop on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Printmaking has been a part of Olivet’s rich history for 91 years. The University recognizes the continued importance of including the […]

Olivet Area Nonprofits Invited to Submit Proposals for Community Investment Grant

The University of Olivet funds local grants ranging from $250 to $5,000 Nonprofit organizations that serve the Olivet, Michigan community are invited to submit grant proposals to The University of Olivet for a Community Investment Grant ranging from $250 to $5,000. Nonprofit and civic organizations that primarily support and enrich the Olivet community and its […]

The University of Olivet to Present Art Exhibition by Salina Kalnins ’98

Chicago Lake Front by Salina Kalnins

The University of Olivet presents the art exhibition, “Art on the Water,” by Salina Kalnins from October 19, 2023 to November 16, 2023. An artist’s reception will take place on Saturday, October 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception will be held at the Kresge Foundation Art Gallery inside the Riethmiller Blackman […]


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