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Olivet College Football 2012 Highlight Film
Olivet College Football 2012 Highlight Film
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Party Rock Anthem LMFAO Cover Olivet College Swimming
Party Rock Anthem LMFAO Cover Olivet College Swimming
::2012/04/16::
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Why Should YOU Go to Olivet College? (01hyppuuqd7w@m.youtube.com)
Why Should YOU Go to Olivet College? (01hyppuuqd7w@m.youtube.com)
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Andrews University Cardinals Basketball Cardinals vs Olivet College
Andrews University Cardinals Basketball Cardinals vs Olivet College
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2007 MIAA Champions-Olivet College Football
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Hour of Power at Olivet College
Hour of Power at Olivet College
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Olivet College Wrestling Highlights 2010-2011
Olivet College Wrestling Highlights 2010-2011
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Harlem Shake Olivet College Coaches
Harlem Shake Olivet College Coaches
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NCAA On Campus - Olivet College, Swimming
NCAA On Campus - Olivet College, Swimming
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Spartan Wrestling defeats Olivet College
Spartan Wrestling defeats Olivet College
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Tyre Alexander Olivet College Football
Tyre Alexander Olivet College Football
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Olivet College Power T Clip 1
Olivet College Power T Clip 1
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Basketball Trickshots at Olivet College
Basketball Trickshots at Olivet College
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2011-09-06 Elmhurst College Mens Soccer vs Olivet College
2011-09-06 Elmhurst College Mens Soccer vs Olivet College
::2011/09/07::
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Olivet College at Wisconsin Lutheran College - Football Highlights
Olivet College at Wisconsin Lutheran College - Football Highlights
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2011-09-10 Elmhurst College Football vs Olivet College
2011-09-10 Elmhurst College Football vs Olivet College
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Davenport Baseball vs Olivet College game highlights
Davenport Baseball vs Olivet College game highlights
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Insurance Olivet College
Insurance Olivet College
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Hope College - Olivet College Women
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Haunted Olivet College
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2011-2012 Olivet College Wrestling Highlights
2011-2012 Olivet College Wrestling Highlights
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MSJ vs. Olivet College
MSJ vs. Olivet College
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Kalamazoo vs Olivet 2013
Kalamazoo vs Olivet 2013
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Olivet College Students Share How They Prepared To Present
Olivet College Students Share How They Prepared To Present
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Olivet College Volleyball 2012
Olivet College Volleyball 2012
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AU CARDINALS VS. OLIVET COLLEGE JV 9.20.12
AU CARDINALS VS. OLIVET COLLEGE JV 9.20.12
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Trine vs Olivet Varsity Football 4th quarter comeback 11-9-2013
Trine vs Olivet Varsity Football 4th quarter comeback 11-9-2013
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2013 Olivet College Athletic Hall of Fame -- Mark Raven
2013 Olivet College Athletic Hall of Fame -- Mark Raven
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The Camel Drivers Remember Olivet College
The Camel Drivers Remember Olivet College
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HOPE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS VS. OLIVET COLLEGE 2008
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Olivet College Comets Buzzer Beater
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Trine Thunder comeback victory at Olivet College 11/9/13
Trine Thunder comeback victory at Olivet College 11/9/13
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Olivet College football highlights vs. Kalamazoo (10-15-2011)
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Olivet College Power T Clip 3
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Albion Athletics: Men
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2013 Olivet College Athletic Hall of Fame -- Jeff Bell
2013 Olivet College Athletic Hall of Fame -- Jeff Bell
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Olivet College Wrestling 2011-2012 Big Heart Wrestling
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Olivet College Power T Clip 4
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Olivet College game-winning basket vs. Saint Mary
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2011-12-03 Elmhurst College Mens Basketball vs Olivet College
2011-12-03 Elmhurst College Mens Basketball vs Olivet College
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Olivet Wrestling 2012 - 2013
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Olivet College Power T Clip 2
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Olivet College at Adrian game-winning touchdown throw
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Kicking and Punting at Olivet College
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Olivet College men
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It Gets Better - Olivet College (GSA)
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Olivet College photo slide show 2011-2012
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Hope College Football vs. Olivet College 2007
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Olivet College Comets Buzzer Beater (two angles)
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Olivet College
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Motto Pro Christo et Humanitate
Established 1844
Type Private
Religious affiliation United Church of Christ and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches
Endowment $7.1 million[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 college, 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, a master's degree in Education, and dual degree programs with two higher education institutions in Michigan. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1.

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, track & field (indoor and outdoor), wrestling (Division III Independent)

Women basketball, 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]
  • 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. ^ As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  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. 

External links[edit]

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