Seventh Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk Raises Awareness of Suicide

April 12th, 2024 by
Record turnout of UOlivet walkers help raise more than $2,800 for cause Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between 20 and 34 and the third leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10 and 19. These sobering statistics are why The University of Olivet Marching Comets advocate for…
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Abbie Copps Poetry Reading Contest Winner Announced

March 21st, 2024 by
Congratulations to the winner of the Abbie Copps Poetry Reading contest, Liberty Tetzlaff! For winning first place, Liberty received $200. The runner ups, Hanna Sauve and Faith Fowler, both won $100. Special guests Dennis Hinrichsen, Sarah Carson, and Andrew Collard helped judge the competition. In addition to the contest, all three poets performed as a…
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“Contemporary Printmakers of the Great Lakes Region” Exhibition on Display at The University of Olivet

March 18th, 2024 by
The University of Olivet presents the art exhibition “Contemporary Printmakers of the Great Lakes Region” from March 7 to April 12, 2024. An artist’s reception will occur on Friday, April 12, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition and reception will take place at the Kresge Foundation Art Gallery inside the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building. The gallery…
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Women’s Board Scholarship Recipients: Fall ’23

January 10th, 2024 by
Congratulations to the 2023 Women's Board Scholarship recipients!   Ella Gaffke Junior Ella Gaffke is a Media Production and Communication major. Her goals after graduation are to work for a company in marketing or as their social media manager. She is also interested in one day starting her own business using the skills she learned…
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High School Students Invited to Olivet’s Fall Open House 

September 11th, 2023 by
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to Fall Open House on Friday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Open House is an incredible opportunity for students to explore their academic paths and The University of Olivet’s immersive, relationship-based college experience.  Take a campus tour and get a firsthand feel for…
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A Minute with Landen Cooley

September 7th, 2023 by
What motivated you to apply for this summer job, and what do you hope to gain from the experience? I applied for Campus Safety and Summer Residential Advisor because I wanted to ensure that the campus is safe -- campus-wise and resident-wise. I hoped to gain from this experience better connections and bonds around campus…
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A Minute with Rising Sophomore Jaelyn Weber-Peabody, Student Ambassador

August 9th, 2023 by
What motivated you to apply for this summer job, and what do you hope to gain from the experience? I worked in the admissions office during the spring semester and enjoyed it so much I wanted to continue for the summer. I used to get really anxious when talking to people, but I have already…
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One Minute with Joey Shepherd

May 25th, 2023 by
What is your role with the college? I proudly serve as the director of academic accommodations and student support. In my role, I advise, coach, and mentor numerous students throughout their academic journeys at Olivet. Further, I hire, train, and supervise multiple student employees (e.g., Peer Tutors) to provide intentional student supports for all students.…
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The University of Olivet Partners with Collegiate to Expand Access to Financial Resources

May 18th, 2023 by
The University of Olivet has partnered with Collegiate Credit Union to expand student access to financial education and digital banking tools built for its student body. Collegiate partners with academic institutions like The University of Olivet to empower students to confidently create and nurture their personal goals with digital checking and savings options customized for…
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Honors Convocation 2023

April 20th, 2023 by
Students, faculty and staff were honored at The University of Olivet’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…
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Student Life Awards 2023

April 19th, 2023 by
The University of Olivet 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…
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Employees Honored for Service to The University of Olivet

April 12th, 2023 by
On April 12, 2023, 20 The University of Olivet employees were honored for their service to the College. Congratulations to these outstanding faculty and staff members, and thank you for your dedication to the College. To view all the pictures from the event, click here. 30 Years Mike Fales Nancy VanHoozier 25 Years Linda Logan…
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Students Give Back to the Community Through Spring Service Day

April 5th, 2023 by
On March 29, The University of Olivet students participated in its annual Spring Service Day. Each semester, the campus comes together to do volunteer work around campus and in the community, putting the divine art and science of doing good into practice. Service Day has quickly become a favorite tradition at the College since it…
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6th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk Puts Spotlight on Suicide Prevention

April 2nd, 2023 by
On March 25, 2023, students gathered for the sixth annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk. The event is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (ASFP) and focuses on raising awareness of suicide and mental health issues. “Mental health and suicide are topics that are often looked down upon in a negative perspective.…
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Time Out with Michaela Hamilton

March 30th, 2023 by
What is your background in softball? Softball has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a kid, both of my parents played slow-pitch softball and my dad would play low level professional slow-pitch across the east coast. I started playing baseball when I was 7 years old and…
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The University of Olivet Black History Month Celebration Planned for Feb. 16

February 3rd, 2023 by
The University of Olivet invites community members to “Dreaming Beyond What You See,” a Black History Month celebration on Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. in the Mott Academic Center Auditorium, 320 S. Main St., Olivet. State Sen. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) will be the keynote speaker. The celebration will include the Nano Dijapo African Drum and…
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Difference Makers – Being More and Doing Good Through Service

October 13th, 2022 by
Service to others is at the foundation of a The University of Olivet education. Committing ourselves to others is what we mean when we say, “Be More. Do Good.” The Difference Maker program is one example. This is a program for students who have devoted their time to service and volunteering.   Director of the Difference…
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C3 – Building Community through Christian Comets Connect

September 27th, 2022 by
The University of Olivet prides itself on providing its students with a safe and inclusive environment. This means that students are welcome to show up and be themselves while learning about others who might be different from them. As a result, Olivet has many clubs and organizations where students can find community.  One such club…
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The University of Olivet 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 The University of Olivet and Block House. Business partners Anthony Collamati and Nicholas Lux have leased the former Lamplighter restaurant from the college, located at 714…
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Free Printmaking Workshops for High School Students and Teachers

June 3rd, 2022 by
The University of Olivet 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…
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