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Olivet College’s risk management and insurance (RMI) program has drawn national attention for its extensive course offerings, large number of students enrolled in the program and impressive 99 percent job placement rate for graduates. In fact, Business Insurance compared the top colleges serving the industry and ranked Olivet College the eleventh program in the nation. Currently, Olivet has around 140 undergraduate students enrolled in the RMI program, producing approximately 35 graduates per year.

In an industry where 40 percent of the workforce will reach retirement age... Read more

Olivet’s campus is going to get groovy with this years’ Homecoming theme: The Rockin’ 70s!

From Thursday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 9, let your Comet spirit shine bright. Check out a full list of events here and get excited for these event highlights:

1. Olivet Comets vs. Kalamazoo College Hornets – Squeeze into the bleachers, clap along with the band and cheer until you lose your voice for the Comet football team as they take on Kalamazoo College! Win or lose, rain or shine, Olivet has some of the most dedicated fans... Read more

The divine art and science of doing good – the belief Olivet College was founded on. To uphold that purpose, once a semester students gather to perform service to the Olivet community and beyond. This fall, Service Day will be Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Started in the mid-90s, Service Day has been a tradition of the college for about 20 years. Projects are organized by Carrie Jacob ’14, the college’s community service coordinator. Clubs, organizations and different groups around campus and the community have the ability or host or request projects for the big day, which often actually... Read more

For senior Blane Heisler, financial planning is more than just a college major that requires crunching numbers and learning about the stock market. It’s setting important goals, attempting to predict the future and providing clients with the financial security that allows them to live a worry-free lifestyle.

Blane learned the importance of financial planning when his grandmother passed away. Not only did his family have to carry the burden of mourning a loved one, they were saddled with the realization that the family was financially unprepared to handle this kind of loss. To... Read more

Olivet College welcomed one of its largest incoming classes in history this fall, with 420 new students joining the student body. Along with the student growth Olivet is experiencing, seven new faculty members were also added to the instructional staff at the college.

 

Meredith Dodson, M.F.A.
Director of Writing Program
Assistant Professor of Writing

Professor Dodson will be teaching creative non-fiction writing and will serve as the director of the writing program. “I’m thrilled to be here at Olivet and to join a strong writing... Read more

For Senior ReBekah McDaniel, college held a lot of uncertainty. Naturally shy, Rebekah, from Lansing, knew she would have to work hard to overcome her inner self doubt to shine. With the numerous opportunities available to students and encouragement from faculty and staff, it didn’t take long for ReBekah, pictured below, to immerse herself in extracurricular activities, leaving the shy girl behind in exchange for a new, bold, confidence that ultimately led to an experience ReBekah never would have thought possible for her old self. Read ReBekah’s personal account below.

Traveling to... Read more

Experience the joy of art without leaving campus! Olivet College is hosting a series of exhibitions in the Kresge Foundation Gallery of the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building during the 2016-17 academic year. View works by students, alumni, and Michigan artists. Each event is on display for several weeks and includes an artist’s reception. Join the Olivet College community for refreshments and a celebration of these amazing artists.

Ann Arbor artist, Nick Reszetar, opens the 2016-17 Kresge Foundation Gallery Exhibition series from Sept. 8 to Sept. 30 with his work entitled Lived... Read more

Olivet College has announced the Dean’s Scholars Series events for the fall 2016 semester. The DSS has become a tradition of Olivet College that brings the community together around a specific topic of interest. Students and faculty members are invited by Maria Davis, Ph.D., provost and dean of the college, to present their peer-reviewed or other high-quality scholarly work to the college and community. All events are free and open to the public.

“The Dean’s Scholars Series provides an excellent opportunity for faculty and students alike to share their intellectual work,”... Read more

Professor Gary Wertheimer will be representing Olivet College in Kellogg Community College’s new sculpture garden with his piece Great Blue Heron (pictured right). The 2001 bronze sculpture on a granite pedestal will be displayed in a new garden area at the Davidson Art Building on the Battle Creek campus. KCC learned about Wertheimer’s piece through their ceramics instructor, Pete Williams, a longtime colleague of Wertheimer. Bronze, granite, marble and limestone are a few of Wertheimer’s materials of choice. He enjoys crafting materials in a way that cleverly suggests the subjects they... Read more

What does Olivet College mean to me? It means Kirk Hedershott-Kraetzer's essay assignments. Laura Barlond-Maas’ brunches. Margi Heppner’s positive disposition. Jake Schuler’s alarming but kind hello. Mike and Judy Fales' Canadian Thanksgiving dinners. Kim McGowan’s crazy ideas and Karen Lutzke’s ability to be a mom away from home. It’s the way John Moore emanates confidence into my studies. For me, these people have impacted my experience at Olivet College on an incredibly personal level. 

But, what does Olivet College mean to the mass majority of us?

We have an opportunity... Read more

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