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::2014/10/18::
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Chris Jones Highlights || 2014 Olivet College Football
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::2014/12/02::
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Olivet College Wrestling Highlights 2010-2011
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::2014/10/04::
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2014-09-28 Elmhurst College Men
2014-09-28 Elmhurst College Men's Soccer vs Olivet College
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Olivet College Football 2012 Highlight Film
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::2013/01/21::
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Benedictine University Lacrosse vs Olivet College (Full Game Highlights)
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NCAA On Campus - Olivet College, Swimming
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::2011/07/26::
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Olivet College Power T Clip 1
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2011-12-03 Elmhurst College Mens Basketball vs Olivet College
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Adrian College Women
Adrian College Women's Volleyball vs Olivet College
::2014/10/08::
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Olivet College men
Olivet College men's basketball buzzer beater vs. Adrian
::2011/01/11::
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Davenport Baseball vs Olivet College game highlights
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::2014/04/22::
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Adrian College Men
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::2014/10/05::
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Olivet College at Wisconsin Lutheran College - Football Highlights
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Party Rock Anthem LMFAO Cover Olivet College Swimming
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Hour of Power at Olivet College
Hour of Power at Olivet College
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Andrews University Cardinals Basketball Cardinals vs Olivet College
Andrews University Cardinals Basketball Cardinals vs Olivet College
::2014/02/20::
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Daniel Bulley of Olivet College chats at the Cat & Fiddle | Exeter City Football Club
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Olivet College - Student Leadership Opportunities
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Olivet College Volleyball 2012
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Aurora University Football vs Olivet College Game Highlights
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::2014/09/20::
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Olivet College at Adrian game-winning touchdown throw
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50+ Olivet College students tested; only 3 sick
50+ Olivet College students tested; only 3 sick
::2014/09/12::
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Harlem Shake Olivet College Coaches
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2007 MIAA Champions-Olivet College Football
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Ted Mullin "Hour of Power" Relay at Olivet College
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::2012/11/17::
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Matthew Newby Olivet College Graduation Speaker 2014
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Olivet College - Quality Faculty
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Olivet College 100m Dash 1st Place
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Olivet Wrestling 2012 - 2013
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HOPE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS VS. OLIVET COLLEGE 2008
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The Camel Drivers Remember Olivet College
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Olivet College
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Motto Education for Individual and Social Responsibility
Established 1844
Type Private
Affiliation United Church of Christ and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches
Endowment $13.7 million as of 2013[1]
President Steven Corey, Ph.D.
Academic staff
41
Undergraduates 1,145
Location Olivet, MI, USA
42°26′28″N 84°55′22″W / 42.4410°N 84.9228°W / 42.4410; -84.9228Coordinates: 42°26′28″N 84°55′22″W / 42.4410°N 84.9228°W / 42.4410; -84.9228
Colors red and white
Sports NCAA Division III, Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot Comets
Website www.olivetcollege.edu

Olivet College is a coeducational, liberal arts college located in Olivet, Michigan, United States, 29 miles (47 km) south of Lansing and 125 miles (201 km) west of Detroit. It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.[2]

History[edit]

In 1844, after founding Oberlin College, Rev. John J. Shipherd and 39 missionaries, including Oberlin faculty, students, and alumni, came to Michigan to create a baby, which Shipherd deemed "New Oberlin."

The original land for the college was to be in present-day Ingham County, approximately twenty-five miles (40 km) from where the college stands. Olivetian lore says that while Shipherd was on a trip to the site in Ingham County, his horse continued to get lost, and would always wander back to a hill above a swamp, which is where Olivet's Campus Square exists today. Shipherd decided that powers from above must be drawing the horse back to this site, and Shipherd deemed that this would become the site for "New Oberlin." He then chose to name it Olivet, however, after the biblical Mount of Olives. Shortly after the founding of the college, John Shipherd succumbed to malaria, as many other early Olivetians would.

It is said that the founders of Olivet College believed in three essential components: first was a coeducational experience; service was another integral part of the founders' visions, as the founders helped to build the surrounding community as well as the broader community; they also believed that an education could be had by anyone, not just those "rich in the world's goods." Abolitionist beliefs, along with a coeducational experience, led the state legislature to deny a charter for the college until thirteen years after the first courses were offered. Some Olivetians believe that the charter was denied because of possible competition with Michigan College.

The first courses began in December 1844. Because President Reuben Hatch's petition for a charter was denied, Olivet became the Olivet Institute, and remained a two year school until chartered in 1859.

The 20th century saw Olivet College become a liberal arts school, with a short-lived attempt at an Oxford-style curriculum from 1934 to 1944.

Academics[edit]

Olivet offers 28 programs that lead to a bachelor's degree and a master's degree of Business Administration in Insurance. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1.

Athletics[edit]

Along with Albion College and Michigan State University, Olivet founded the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) in 1888. The MIAA is the nation's oldest collegiate conference. Olivet College athletic teams, nicknamed the Comets, participate in the following intercollegiate sports as a member of the MIAA include:

Men baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, club tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor), club volleyball, and wrestling (Division III Independent). Volleyball will become a full varsity sport in 2015–16 (2016 season), competing in the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League.

Women basketball, club bowling, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball.

Olivet College Radio[edit]

Olivet College has an FCC-Licensed Non-Commercial Educational student-run radio station, broadcasting in the Olivet area at 89.1 MHz FM with the callsign WOCR. The broadcast is also available for people outside the studio range online at.[3] Students can volunteer for a radio shift from 7:30am to midnight Monday through Friday to broadcast music, campus events, news, and talk shows. Comet Football and Basketball is also often broadcast live from the game site.

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Robie Macauley (did not graduate)an editor, novelist and critic whose literary career spanned more than 50 years.[4]
  • Daron Cruickshank, current mixed martial artist competing in the UFC's Lightweight Division[5]
  • Dave Cutler (1965) an American software engineer, designer and developer of several operating systems including Windows NT at Microsoft and RSX-11M, VMS and VAXELN at Digital Equipment Corporation.
  • Scott Sigler, a contemporary American author of science fiction and horror as well as an avid podcaster.

Notable Faculty[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Olivet College US Colleges News and Rankings". US Colleges News and Rankings. Retrieved 2014-11-11. 
  2. ^ Quick Facts
  3. ^ http://www.wocrfm.com
  4. ^ Kennedy, Thomas. "A Last Conversation With Robie Macauley". Agni Fiction. Boston University. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Daron Cruickshank UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014. 

External links[edit]

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