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Before Thanksgiving break, the Olivet College Black Student Union (BSU) held a water drive for Flint collecting 3,200 bottles of water to send to those in need during the water crisis, which has now gained nationwide attention.

"We, the Black Student Union are thankful for those contributing to a cause we're passionate about," BSU President Sherri Bridges said. "This crisis is happening right next door. The estimated time to fix this entire problem is 15 years, and this is only the beginning."

The BSU announced in January that it is extending its drive until the college’s... Read more

In 2007, Mike Fales, director of service learning and campus ministries, had an idea. He established an alternative spring break for Olivet College to test if students would be willing to give up their spring break to help a community in need. Ten students signed up, and the experience has only grown from there. Today, these trips range from weekend excursions to week long adventures and take students across the country to help communities in need, or aid in disaster relief efforts.

 “When Hurricane Katrina hit, students came to me asking to help the cause. We set up a trip at the... Read more

As the collective voice of the Olivet College student body, the Student Government Association (SGA) truly knows how to make an impact. Their most recent accomplishment, an initiative to change the color of the graduation regalia to red, might be their most visible and historic achievement yet.

Starting in May 2016, students graduating at Olivet College will now don caps, tassels and gowns in the official school color.

Senior Alexis Nichols, who will be among the first graduating class to wear the new uniform, spearheaded the project. “I was talking with some friends one day... Read more

If you can’t find it, Judy Fales can. 

Boasting an impressive collection of books, periodicals and an online database that allows students to submit interlibrary loan requests to receive academic articles and other resources from across the nation, locating the perfect research materials at the Burrage Library can sometimes be an overwhelming process.

But enter Fales – a native of Atlanta, Georgia – who has worked at the library for six years (four as a library assistant, and two as library director), earned her Masters in Library Science (MLS) from North Carolina Central... Read more

Tom Hall made his rounds on the wrestling mat in The Cutler Event Center on Jan. 21 in a regular-season dual match with Alma College.

Only one wrestler had the feature fight tonight, and it was Hall.

Like Big Ben, he ticked in his red arena Thursday. One beat. One motion. One person. And it was only 8:30 p.m.

A senior 197-pound grappler, Hall, a Fife Lake native, paced the red floor early in the meet -- a step with his right foot, a step with his left. More circling, more pacing. Tick. Tick. He finally snapped, launching forward, before putting his arms around Alma’s... Read more

The Comet Marching Band returns from their triumphant international debut in Paris

The City of Light resounded with the fanfare of the Olivet College Fight Song on New Year’s Day, as the Marching Comets proudly made their international debut during La Grande Parade de Paris – Champs-Élysées.

For all who watched, it was hard to believe that less than a year ago this same band was just a small group of very determined students and a director with a vision. After a long hiatus, the new Marching Comets, now numbering over 30 students, were already being invited to... Read more

More residents of Flint will start the New Year off with clean, safe drinking water thanks to the Olivet College Black Student Union (BSU). Members of the BSU recently hosted a water drive for the city, which is currently facing a major water crisis due to lead contamination.

Many student organizations, Greek societies and employees pitched in to donate bottled water and filtering systems to the Flint community.

"The BSU students delivered more than 3,200 bottles of water to Dozier Memorial CME Church in Flint to help those dealing with contaminated water," said Linda Logan,... Read more

When senior defensive lineman Andrew Pabst heard the news that he had received Academic All-American status in football, he wasn’t sure how to react.

“When I heard about the award, I received texts and other messages from current and past coaches as well as friends and teammates,” said Pabst, ​who is a Grand Ledge native. “The positive communications helped me recognize and appreciate its significance, as well as the many years of hard work it took it earn it.”

Pabst, a criminal justice major, has known about this award since his freshman year of college football camp... Read more

Four weeks in as the new gospel choir director for Olivet College, and La’Rae Trice has hit the ground running. In her new role, La’Rae serves to grow the gospel choir by developing and recruiting students who share her love of music.

“My first goal is to develop the students who already love singing but want to be better singers. Once we have a solid student choir, then we can travel and recruit new participants, including people in the community.”

In addition to nurturing the existing choir, La’Rae is also working with admissions on recruitment events and... Read more

Following the college’s final exams on Dec. 5, a group of 33 Olivet students and two employees traveled to Georgetown, S. C., to help rebuild areas of the city affected by massive flooding. Senior Mitch Galloway, who participated in the winter service trip, shares the group’s experience.

Saturday, Dec. 5 – On the Road

John Denver’s “Country Roads” played softly in the foreground. Rolling hills to the right. Rolling hills to the left.

It was the first day of the service trip toward South Carolina, and West Virginia and Virginia were just... Read more


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