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OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY, BOURBONNAIS, ILLINOIS

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ETHICS TOP PRIORITY FOR GRAD SCHOOL

CANADA ROCKS FOR GEOLOGY STUDENTS

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THE OLIVETIAN (USPS 407-880) (ISSN 0891-9712)

Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk (right, with Senior Development Officer Jeff Domagalski) was one of 82 golfers at the Winter Golf Outing in Orlando, Fla., February 26 through March 1. The event was Olivet’s most successful golf outing to date, raising more than $38,000 for student scholarships. The combined annual goal for Larry Watson Memorial Golf Series events is $100,000.

Editor Heather (Quimby) Day ’02 Contributing Writers Michael Benson Casey Manes Kate Morgan Designer Donnie Johnson Additional Design Matthew Moore ’96 Monique (Cartier) Perry ’03 Editorial Consultant Rev. Gordon C. Wickersham ’47

Puttin’ with Pudge

Photography Image Group Photography, or as credited Class Notes Editor Martha Thompson

Nearly 100 high school seniors,   plus their families, were pleasantly surprised by a performance of the ONU drumline during Purple and Gold Days, March 20.

Cover Photo Adriana Espinoza ’09 teaches Spanish to first graders at Thomas Edison Primary School (Amy Meents ’09)

Drum roll, please

Olivet Nazarene University President Dr. John C. Bowling ’71/’72 M.A./ ’06 D.Div. Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gregg Chenoweth ’90 Vice President for Student Development Dr. Walter “Woody” Webb ’86/ ’89 M.A.R./’08 D.Div.

Styles on ice

Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dr. Brian Allen ’82/’05 Litt.D. Vice President for Finance Dr. Douglas E. Perry ’68/ ’95 M.B.A., Litt.D.

Students prided themselves in taking tacky to a whole new level during “Thrift Store Prom” at the Oak Orthopedics Ice Arena and Gala Lanes, March 20.

Dean, School of Graduate and Continuing Studies Ryan Spittal ’99/’04 M.B.A.

The Olivetian is published quarterly by the Office of Marketing Communications under the direction of the vice president for Institutional Advancement. Reproduction of material without written permission is strictly prohibited. Copyright © 2009 Olivet Nazarene University One University Avenue ­ ourbonnais, IL 60914-2345 B

The School of Education hosted children’s author Laura Crawford and an audience of local elementary students, March 23.

By the book

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It is often what you don’t see … that makes the difference By Dr. John C. Bowling ’71/’72 M.A./’06 D.Div., University President

I am very particular about time — being on time, starting on time and ending on time. I suppose my office staff and the administrators with whom I work most closely would tell you that the word is not “particular.” They contend I am a bit “compulsive” about time. Okay, maybe just a little. In fact, I wrote a doctoral dissertation on the subject of time management, so maybe they have a point. Because of my interest in time, I also have an interest in clocks and watches. A few years ago, I was strolling through an antique shop and spotted what appeared to be a fine old watch. I recognized the name on the face and was surprised at the very low price. I asked to see the watch and was told that it was very rare, but because the market for such a watch was so limited, the price had been reduced. I bought the watch. A few days later, I was surprised and disappointed when the watch stopped running. I took it to a local jeweler and learned that the inner workings of the watch were not from the fine watch company that had made the case. The inner workings had been replaced by a very poor mechanism that could not be repaired and would never keep good time. This experience reminded me how important all of the inner workings of a watch really are. Appearance doesn’t matter much if the watch doesn’t run with precision and consistency. It is what’s inside that counts — what is rarely seen determines true quality and dependability. It is often what you don’t see that makes the difference. The same is true for a University. Behind the scenes, every day, there are a myriad of movements that combine to create the University that is seen and experienced in public. To highlight this, a group of Olivet students spent the day on March 25, 2009, documenting “A Day in the Life of ONU.” They took hundreds of photographs of what they observed throughout the University. In this issue of The Olivetian, you will find a sampling of their work. The fine work being done here at Olivet is truly a team effort, and we have a great team. These are men and women who embody and express the mission of the University on a daily basis. They make the place “tick.” I am also aware that in addition to the individuals who are part of the daily life of the campus, there are thousands of others who support Olivet with their financial gifts, their prayers and encouragement. Thanks to all of you — the seen and the unseen — who keep Olivet running with precision and dependability. The Alma Mater puts it this way: “The time we spend within these walls will n’er forgotten be.” In reality, it is that time, Olivet time, that I am most passionate about. This time is linked to eternity! Gotta run … don’t want to be late for my next meeting.

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More than 120 community leaders participated in two sessions titled, “The Four Disciplines of Execution,” led by trainers from Franklin Covey.

Beyond the buzz:

Olivet launches Center for Ethical Leadership and Executive Development

By Kate Morgan

   “As I was going through my e-mail at work in January 2002, my interest was peeked by a post concerning a particular company known as Enron, “ writes Ryan Spittal, dean of the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “At that moment, as I sat at my desk and read that small bit of news, I thought this information would be of little consequence to my life.    “Little did I know that that morning (I was employed at the time as a CPA at Arthur Anderson) the decisions made by a few individuals would have such tragic and far-reaching effects. Not only did their decisions lead to my departure at Arthur Anderson, but also to the job loss of more than 70,000 other individuals at my firm and countless others at Enron.”    For Ryan Spittal terms like “corporate responsibility” and “ethical leadership” aren’t simply buzz words, but terms that ­deserve serious discussion in today’s business ­culture.    “Although this was a painful experience to live through, this hardship proved to me how critical ethical behavior is in leadership,” Spittal says. “While people in leadership roles are plentiful, leaders with character and integrity are often in limited supply.”    In the years following the fall of Enron and Arthur Anderson — and even more so within the last year — headlines have been dominated by lapses of character and ethical d ­ ecision-making.    “You can’t pick up a paper, watch a news story or listen to the radio without hearing about a politician who failed to act or a broker who diverted funds,” says Michael Stanfa, who serves as director of Olivet’s new Center for Ethical Leadership and Executive ­Development.    Believing an emphasis on ethical leadership is of utmost importance, Olivet launched the

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Center for Ethical Leadership and Executive Development through the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies in March.    The Center will provide a broad range of learning opportunities designed to meet the needs of the global community it serves. Utilizing resources of the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, the Center will aspire to provide and enhance leadership training.    “A Center rooted in Christian belief will fill a need on a local, national and international level for ethical reinforcement in behavior and leadership,” Stanfa says.    Learning opportunities, set to take place across the Chicagoland region, will include seminars headlined by high-profile speakers and training and development courses. The Center will also focus on targeted outreach and consulting, as requested.    During the Center’s launch events on the Bourbonnais campus and at the Chicago Regional Center, more than 120 community leaders participated in the training session, “The Four Disciplines of Execution,” led by members of Franklin Covey.    “As a University, our mission is not simply to award degrees or prepare people for future ­employment and advancement; our responsibility is to provide a sound Christ-centered educational ­experience as the foundation on which to build one’s character,” Spittal says.    “We are continually committed to improving the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies to ensure that our graduates’ thought and decision-making processes will positively impact the future because of their faith in God and their strength of character.”

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Ministry Music has always been part my life. It’s something I’m extremely passionate about. “People who know me would probably say if I’m not talking, I’m either singing or playing the piano. “I received an ONU Foundation scholarship and it has made it easier, the burden a little lighter. “Olivet is preparing people to go out to impact the world. I’m pretty sure most people would agree the world needs it.”

Jasper Taylor ’10 music education major, Flossmoor, Ill.

Excerpt from the 2008 Annual Report online video

Give Today. Change Tomorrow. 815-939-5171  |  www.olivet.edu  |  development@olivet.edu

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Holiness and High Country By Universit y Chapl ain Michael Benson

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March, the Olivet community had the privilege of hosting a Holiness Summit on our campus. Simply put, it was an amazing time. For two-and-a-half days, we gave ourselves to prayer, ­inspirational worship and the preaching of the Word. This was not a conference. It was not a seminar. There were no notebooks or materials distributed. These Holiness Summits are a celebration of the central biblical message of holiness of heart and life.

◼ Howie Shute, field strategy coordinator, Horn of Africa ◼ J. K. Warrick, general

Nine preachers were charged to bring to us the Word as God had laid it upon their hearts. John Bowling, president, Olivet Nazarene University Mark Quanstrom, professor, Olivet Nazarene University Mark Fuller, senior pastor, Grove City, Ohio Louis Bustle, director, World Mission Nina Gunter, general superintendent, Church of the Nazarene »»»»»»»»»» Frank Moore, ONU professor and director for the Center for Faith and Culture Tom Hermiz, general superintendent, Churches of Christ in Christian Union

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We have received many reports on the positive results of the Holiness Summit.  One local pastor sent an e-mail to his whole congregation telling them that they had a “new pastor” as a result of the summit.  Orpheus Choir traveled this weekend. One of the choir members told me that nearly all of the student testimonies focused on how much the Holiness Summit had helped them.  I read a student’s spiritual autobiography yesterday. He dedicated three pages of small print detailing how much the

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Holiness Summit had settled the matter of holiness in his life.  Here’s a quote from another student paper: “Just recently something else happened which I would like to mark on my calendar of spiritual events. On March 24, 2009 at the Holiness Summit, I was entirely sanctified.”  And another: “I am incredibly thankful for the way the Spirit moved in my life through the Summit. The experience and assurance of my complete consecration to God and His entire sanctification and filling of my life with His Spirit took place last night. I fully accept my call to preach.”

Only God knows the long-range effects of this Summit for His kingdom.

Homecoming2009 FEATURING:  Acclaimed Christian comedian and recording artist

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and in the fall issue of The Olivetian.

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Celebrating reunions:

Classes of 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004, plus Golden Grads (anyone who graduated prior to 1959)

HOMECOMING PHOTOS COURTESY OF P. EDWARD CONVERSE ’65

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“Education with a Christian Purpose” is made possible for our students because of your generosity.

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Students featured in this issue of The Olivetian are recipients of the following scholarships: Jeff Alexander* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Baseball » Nazarene Church Scholarship » Olivet Nazarene University Resident Assistant » W.L. Silvers Scholarship » A.J. Frank Scholarship » Rev. Joseph T. & Connie H. Myers Scholarship » Harold W. & Maybelle E. Reed Scholarship Tim Allen* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Baseball Colin Arnold* » Olivet Nazarene University Nazarene Scholarship » Olivet Nazarene University Art Scholarship » Kalamazoo First Church Scholarship » Nazarene Church Scholarship Paul Pergan » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Baseball Stephanie Bertolozzi* » Olivet Nazarene University Nazarene Scholarship » Nazarene Church Scholarship

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“How do you describe an ocean to someone who has never seen it?” asks physical science professor Priscilla Skalac. “You can try to describe it; you can talk about the way it tastes. But until someone has been to the ocean, they can’t truly understand it.”    She asks the question to illustrate the importance of field work for ­Olivet’s geology and science education s ­ tudents.    “Field work is critically important to the study of geology. A picture is one thing. But to be able to be there and experience it, to measure it and analyze it, that’s everything. You just learn so much.”    This school year, students trekked through two countries, seeing the best of Silent Lake Provincial Park, Killbear Provincial Park, Chutes Provincial Park — all in Ontario — and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park in Michigan.    Whether exploring abandoned uranium mines, examining rocks millions of years old or running down sandy hills, every experience was an opportunity for learning.    “It’s really like a moving lecture, a moving lab,” says Dr. Skalac. “They gather the material and then can bring it back to the classroom to analyze. It’s extremely helpful.”    The trip allowed students to have a better understanding of the natural complexity of geology in the field and of how geologists do field work.

Kellie Bonogofsky* » Joseph & Esther Nielson Scholarship » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Softball Josiah Bremer » Olivet Nazarene University Pastor’s Child Scholarship Rachel Burke* » Friends of Olivet Scholarship Elizabeth Campbell* Drew Collette* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Track and Field » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Cross Country SUBMITTED PHOTO

   Led by Skalac, Dr. Kevin Brewer and Dr. Charles Carrigan, learning excursions weren’t limited to the planned stops. In transit, students would pile out of their cars, instruments in hand. While curious motorists drove by, they examined, measured and collected data from a myriad of roadside geological formations.    “The real world is the best teacher we have,” Dr. Brewer says. “Actually seeing rocks, minerals, structures, geomorphology, in the field is different than seeing a picture in a textbook, using a map or working with a small sample in a lab.”    To get the most out of his students, Dr. Brewer has crafted a “Field Trip Attitude”:    “There is no substitute for field experience for the geologist. The better geologists have looked at more rocks. Take the most advantage of every opportunity you have to be in the field. It takes a lot of your (and possibly other’s) time and effort to get you there. Work hard and cherish your time in the field.”    The field trip is just one example of how geology students are preparing themselves with the use of supervised field work. Locally, students take advantage of the geological wonders that appear in and around Kankakee County.    Eventually the department hopes to develop a field camp course in which students gain an even deeper knowledge of the skills necessary for the applied science.    “Field work is more than a complement or supplement to textbook knowledge,” says Dr. Skalac. “There are things you learn being there that I don’t think there’s any other way to learn. You ask new questions and possibly begin to answer those questions. You’ve really just got to be out in it; you just do.”

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Rachel Comoglio* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Softball Joy Dierickx* » Olivet Nazarene University Resident Assistant » Heather Wagoner Scholarship » Harold W. & Maybelle E. Reed Scholarship » Nazarene Church Scholarship » Nazarene District Scholarship » Olivet Nazarene University District Scholarship Match Amanda Duerrwaechter* Kiersten Ellis* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Track and Field Anna Engelbrecht* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Tennis Erica Engelbrecht* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Tennis » Fred E. Douglas Endowment » Perry A. & Florence L. Cook Scholarship Bethany English* » Marjorie L. McCoy & Harold E. Phillips Scholarship Joel Floyd » Olivet Nazarene University Pastor’s Child Scholarship Ashley Fozkos* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Track and Field Kathryn Frias* » Olivet Nazarene University Nazarene Scholarship Lily Gonzalez* » Gary & Bonnie Floyd Scholarship » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Tennis Katie Hannagan* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Softball Nicole Johnson* Nicole Klein* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Track » Lynnae Yvonne Ruzich Memorial Scholarship

JoAnna Knepper* » Olivet Nazarene University Marching Band Scholarship Jessica Kortas* Kenneth MacDonough* » Olivet Nazarene University Nazarene Scholarship » Detroit First Church Scholarship » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Track and Field » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Cross Country Antonio Marshall* » Olivet Nazarene University Nazarene Scholarship » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Basketball Casey Mast* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Baseball Andrea McCann » Olivet Nazarene University Pastor’s Child Scholarship » Nazarene Church Scholarship Amy Meents* Faith Mingus » Olivet Nazarene University Pastor’s Child Scholarship » James H. Crawford Memorial Scholarship » Olivet Nazarene University Bible Quiz Scholarship » Nazarene District Bible Quiz Scholarship » Olivet Nazarene University Bible Quiz Match Rashad Mitchell* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Basketball Lisa Peavento* » Olivet Nazarene University Art Scholarship Kathryn Peugh* » Olivet Nazarene University Music Scholarship Allen Posey* » Richard H. & V. Aline McHie Scholarship Aaron Reed* Rebekah Regenfuss* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Track and Field » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Cross Country Joe Reisinger* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Track and Field » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Football Aubrey Sarna* » Olivet Nazarene University Music Scholarship » Olivet Nazarene University Marching Band Scholarship Pete Smidt* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Baseball Jacob Smith* » Olivet Nazarene University Pastor’s Child Scholarship » Northwest Illinois SAMS Scholarship Elijah Smurthwaite* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Baseball » Olivet Nazarene University Nazarene Scholarship Timothy Stephansen* Jason Tezawa* Kendall Thomas* » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Football » Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship: Track and Field Maritza Valentin* Tiffany Vegh* » Lester & Susan Gustin Scholarship » Dennis & Georgia Hess Scholarship » Nazarene Church Scholarship Tracey Wangler* » Better Day Scholarship Lindsay Zavitz*

*General Olivet scholarship or grant

To establish a student scholarship, or to contribute to an existing Foundation scholarship, e-mail the Office of Development at development@olivet.edu or call 815-939-5171.

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• Elise Tyma • Katherine Ufkin • David Ulrich • Christiana Underdown • Amanda Unger • Brandon Upchurch • Matthew Upshaw • Clayton Urbanick • Danielle Urfer • Joshua Vadeboncouer • Maritza Valentin • Nancy Valentin • Christa Van Bruggen • Katy Van Donselaar • Michelle Van Doorne • John Vance • Rebecca Vander Naald • Danielle Vander Schaaf • Kami Vander Velde • Michael Vanderhei • Dustin Vanderhoof • Amanda Vanderpool • Scott Vandersteen • Julie VanDeWoestyne • Brittany Vantrease • Craig Vantrease • Julia Vargo • Casey Vaughan • Jenny Vaughn • Emily Vaught • Tiffany Vegh • Emily Vellutini • Keith Venhuizen • Sarah Vershowske • Lauren Versweyveld • Craig Vickey • Kristen Victorson • Katie Vietti • Jose Villa • Andrea Villar • Nathan Villotti • Elizabeth Virt • Georgiana Voicu • Emily Volling • Cory Vollmer • Desiree VonWerder • Benjamin Voss • Elizabeth Voss • Jessica Voss • Christina Vrba • Jayna Vroman • Rachel Waage • Emily Wade • Andrew Wahler • Caroline Wainwright • Kasey Waite • Kevin Wakefield • Alanna Waldvogel • Christopher Walker • Daniel Walker • James Walker • Kyle Walker • Matthew Walker • Mathew Wallace • Tyler Wallenfang • Kathryn Waller • Nathaniel Waller • Victoria Wallin • Kevin Walsh • Kristin Walstra • Emily Walters • Abigail Waltrip • Hannah Waltrip • Rachel Waltz • Nicholas Wangler • Tracey Wangler • Sara Wantz • Ember Ward • Lindsey Ward • Luke Ward • Ana Warren • Jacqueline Warren • Phillip Warren • Emily Waskow • Isaac Watson • Julie Watson • Kristen Watson • Paige Watson • Laura Wayteck • Anna Weaver • Sarah Webb • Joseph Weber • Nathan Weeden • Lauren Wegley • Scott Weiderman • Todd Weiderman • Brittanie Weimer • Abigail Weisel • Luke Wellman • Angela Wells • Emily Wells • Brian Welter • Heather Wenzel • Audra Werntz • Glenn Werry • Corrie Wessman • Aaron Westerfield • Timothy Weston • Bryan Whalen • Aaron Wheeler • Adrienne Wheeler • Chelsey Wheeler • Houston Wheeler • Matthew Wheeler • Andrew Wherley • Casie Wherley • Joyce Whitchurch • Anastasia White • Elizabeth White • Kasie White • Paul White • Constance Whiteside • Michael Whiteside • Justin Whitlow • Jessica Whitt • Sarah Whitten • Maggie Whittington • Keitha Wickey • Ethan Widecan • Jeremy Wielgat • Michael Wiencek • Daniel Wiens • Holly Wiersema • Diann Wilbur • Anthony Wild • Jenna Wiley • Laura Wilkens • Jennifer Wilkerson • Joshua Wilkinson • Amber Willard • Megan Wille • Adam Williams • Alex Williams • Angela Williams • Angela Williams • Ashley Williams • Demetrius Williams • Devin Williams • Erin Williams • Jon Williams • Linda Williams • Tabitha Williams • Tim Williams • David Williamson • Kathryn Williamson • Kyle Williamson • Heather Willoughby • Bethani Wilson • Catherine Wilson • Christen Wilson • Courtney Wilson • Kristen Wilson • Felicia Wimberly • Steven Windberg • Kristin Wininger • Chelsea Winn • Samuel Winters • Kelsey Wiseman • Julie Wittmer • Stephen Wolfe • Sarah Wolford • Joseph Wood • Ashley Woodburn • Courtney Wooding • Alissa Woods • Brittany Woods • Joshua Woods • Rowan Woolsey • Anson Workman • Robert Workman • Amanda Wrede • Andy Wright • John Wright • John Wright • Kristen Wright • Mark Wright • Megan Wright • Melissa Wright • Sean Wright • Emily Wynstra • Janet Wynstra • Kent Yamane • Sarah Yanchick • Ashley Yeager • Todd Yeoman • Josh Yokley • Brittiny York • Dana Yost • Andrew Young • Ashley Young • Heather Young • Joseph Young • Meredith Young • Samantha Young • Elizabeth Youngman • Steven Zaborowski • Cameron Zajc • Chase Zajc • Magdalena Zajkowski • Ryan Zalewski • Heidi Z a m e c n i k • M i ch a e l Z a m e c n i k • A n n a Z a n e l l a to • D a n a e Z a r b u ck • M i ch a e l Z a ri n g • L i n d s ay Z av i t z • J e n n i fe r Z e l h a r t • S a r a h Z e l h a r t • H e i d i Z i m m e rm a n • E ri c a Z i ve r t s • N i c o l e Z i z i c • S u s a n n a Z w i rko s k i • B e n Z wo l i n s k i

One chapel. One chair. One moment. Changes everything. Behind every one of these names, there is a student. And during any given Chapel service, one-quarter of these students are missing because there is simply not enough room. The new Chapel will provide us the opportunity to gather as one community.

The Gospel will be ­proclaimed with ­simplicity and love. The Bible will be taught with clarity and passion. There we will pray and learn how to pray. We will worship and sing and testify. There, in the context of ­chapel, we will ­confront the complex issues of the day — ­TOGETHER.

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The new Olivet chapel at Olivet will be used to transform lives of Olivet students and their spouses and their children and their workplaces and their churches and their communities and the long reach of all the places they touch.

To learn more about this important project and how you can provide seats for the new Chapel, contact the Office of Development at 815-939-5171 or go online to www.olivet.edu.

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Spring 2009

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Senior class president Brandon Crombar ’09 headed up the efforts for Tuition Free Day.

Student 4 Student, a new student-led initiative to raise scholarship funds, organized a concert, game show and other special events during “Tuition Free Day” Wednesday, April 8. The day, which marked the point in which 82 percent of the school year had been completed, raised awareness about the 18 percent of operational costs covered through the generosity of ONU supporters.

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◉ High level of trust

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Gregg ’90 and Tammy (Salyer) ’90 hosted ONU's version of The Price is Right.

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cover story 4:35 a.M. The Eternal Flame lights the main entrance | PEUGH

What is a “typical” day like at Olivet Nazarene University? The answer to this question varies as widely as the number of people being asked.    A living, breathing, assembly of people and programs, the life of the University extends beyond the 8 to 4:30 work hours, and far beyond the campus acreage.    We chose a date at random, March 25, 2009, and then simply asked our students to document what they observed on that day.    The following is their diary. A snapshot in time. A brief glimpse into the life and mission of our students, faculty and staff as seen

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Nelson Pouliot ’10, Joy Jupp ’09, and Lily Gonzalez ’09 in the Fish Bowl, finishing a marketing plan for their Promotions and Marketing for Athletics class | BREMER

   The following is a “Day in the Life of ONU.”

March 25, 2009

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12:46 a.M. Student employee Caleb Floyd ’09 checks gauges in the boiler room | BREMER

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12:37 a.M. Peter Foster ’10 and Melissa Marmon ’10 enjoy a game of Parcheesi in the lobby of Hills Hall | KLEIN

1:07 a.M. 12:10 a.M.

Two weeks after it was first placed there, this birthday cake is still adorning the countertop in a male apartment | ZARING

Still on her computer in Williams Hall, Emily Spunagle ’12 admits, “We should be in bed” | KLEIN

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9:30 a.M. 5:05 a.M.

Kay Anderson sorts morning mail in the ONU post office | DUERRWAECHTER

Building Services’ Eric Hoffmeyer readies the athletic facilities for a new day | PEUGH

9:38 a.M.

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Student employee Urbano Garcia ’11 dust mops the lower level of Ludwig Center | DUERRWAECHTER

Major Jason Creek encourages ROTC cadet Kedric Jones ’09 as he prepares for the critical APFT, or Army Physical Fitness Test | DUERRWAECHTER

5:31 a.M. Megan Skinner ’01/’08 MOL (coordinator of faculty and student services), Joan Bishop ’82/’08 MOL and Dennis Seymour ’82 (director of information technology) work out in the fitness center |

◀ ROTC students on a 3-mile run as part of early morning PT, a.k.a. physical training

DUERRWAECHTER

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12:46 a.M. Arlene Woods already hard at work on the day’s meals | PEUGH

6:16 a.M. Kelley Prayer Chapel | PEUGH

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6:16 a.M. Williams Hall for freshman women | FRIAS

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7:19 a.M. The sun rising over the Warming House and Watson Field | ARNOLD

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Chris Tudor ’09 models for a Figure Studies Class

Students, faculty and staff flock through Red Square toward Chalfant Hall for Wednesday morning chapel services | ARNOLD

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9:03 a.M. Cherly Prairie makes sure Common Grounds coffee shop is stocked following the morning rush | WANGLER

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General Superintendent J.K. Warrick, along with several district superintendents, delegates to General Assembly, and ONU faculty members, meet to discuss a proposed rewording of the Church of the Nazarene’s Article of Faith 10: Entire Sanctification

(4:02 P.M. hong kong STANDARD TIME) Students in Olivet’s Hong Kong-based Master of Arts in professional counseling program gather to study | ALICE

8:59 a.M. Emily Shelton ’11 working at the circulation desk in Benner library | REED

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2:06 p.M. 10:19 a.M.

Admissions ambassador Emily James ’09 gives a campus tour to a high school student and her family | FLOYD

Jamie Dewey ’09 is a student teacher for fourth grade students at King Middle School | MEENTS

1:51 p.M. Sodexo’s Aaron Piercy prepares one of 90 pizzas that will be served as an option throughout the day |

10:51 a.M. Zoology major Amanda Christensen ’10 is one of several caretakers for Kami the bearded dragon |

BREMER

ENGELBRECHT

2:23 p.M. Olivetians for Life members Megan Koop ’12 and Andrew Massengale ’10 prepare diaper bundles at the Kankakee Pregnancy Resource Center | ENGLISH

2:28 p.M.

◀ Glen Hoevet prepares the landscaping for spring | CAMPBELL

10:55 a.M. Brittany Frost ’09, member of Olivet’s Tau Theta chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society, prepares a poster for the society’s national conference | VEGH

11:19 a.M. Multitasking is no problem for biology major Brittney McKenzie ’10 | McCANN

11:02 a.M. Andrew Butler ’12 and Stefanie DiLoreto ’12 water plants in the Greer Greenhouse for a Biology II project | BURKE

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11:50 a.M. The Red Room is a convenient dining option for students on the go |

Nick Darland ’10 and Lauren Comfort ’12 team up for their Intro to Graphics class |

Cody Cholwea ’10 makes pharmacology flash cards for his 4 p.m. test | BURKE

Recent renovations to Benner Library and Resource Center provide space for students to work on individual and group projects | BEHNING

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2:41 p.M. Art majors Michelle McFadden ’09 (front) and Corrie Wessmen ’09 hard at work in ceramics class | PESAVENTO

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Sarah Thoeming ’11, Seth Athialy ’11, and Caitlin McNeil ’10 take a quick break in the quad | PESAVENTO

Brent Anthony ’10 works on his exegesis in Benner library |

Justin Beuthin ’09 and Wade McCann ’09 head across campus following their 2 p.m. class | McCANN

PESAVENTO

BEHNING

11:04 a.M. Housing and environmental design major Hilary Gilkey ’10 works on a redesign for Chicago Northside Church of the Nazarene | BEHNING

1:50 p.M. 12:25 p.M.

Biology major Sarah Clark ’09 is also working toward EMT certification from Kankakee Community College through her training at Provena St. Mary’s Hospital | STEPHANSEN

Andrea McCann ’10 snaps photos in the Judy Coomer dining room | DUERRWAECHTER

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◀ Assistant track coach Tori Gaumer helps a student stretch | FLOYD

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7:15 p.M. Jerry Teter, second shift public safety officer, unlocks rooms for evening classes in the basement of Burke |

Laura Gardner ’10 uses Andy Warhol as inspiration for her graphics project

Olde Oak Resident Director Rob Gibson ’04 and Jon Robinson volunteer for Shine.FM’s spring pledge drive | ENGLISH

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Teammates Erica Engelbrecht ’11 and Claudia Voicu ’10 prepare for tennis practice | ENGELBRECHT

Sports management major Kendall Thomas ’09 throws a discus during afternoon track practice | FLOYD

Kristin Lam ’09 and Brad Systsma ’11 act out a scene from The Curious Savage during evening rehearsals | FLOYD

6:06 p.M. Megan Mann ’10 volunteers with the Wednesday night youth group at the Salvation Army | POSEY

8:49 p.M. Backstage at one of their final practices for The Curious Savage, friends Zarah Miller ’11 and Emily Burns ’09 take time out for silliness | CARLSON

3:14 p.M. 4:59 p.M.

Music major Eric Barkman ’09 practices with the orchestra | KNEPPER

Art major Beth Anderson ’09 at work in the painting studio | ENGLISH

6:07 p.M. Grad students within the School Improvement Leadership program meet with their instructor, Dr. Phil Smith | MEENTS

5:11 p.M. Baseball practice with coach Todd Reid | FRIAS

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3:46 p.M. Laura Messenger ’11 visits with residents of Provena St. Mary’s Nursing Home as part of her volunteer work with Evangels ministry |

5:53 p.M. Mastering skills at volleyball practice | SARNA

KORTAS

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Jamie Jacobs ’09 greets students arriving for the Parlor worship service at College Church of the Nazarene | ENGLISH

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We would like to thank Professor Bill Greiner for assisting us in this project, as well as the following student photographers: Colin Arnold ’12 Stephanie Bertolozzi ’10 Josiah Bremer ’10 Rachel Burke ’10 Elizabeth Campbell ’10 Michael Carlson ’11 Stephanie Crabtree ’09 Amanda Duerrwaechter ’10 Anna Engelbrecht ‘09 Bethany English ’09 Joel Floyd ’09 Kathryn Frias ’12 Nicole Johnson ’10 Nicole Klein ’12 JoAnna Knepper ’12 Jessica Kortas ’11 Andrea McCann ’10 Amy Meents ’09 Faith Mingus ’11 Lisa Pesavento ’10 Jessica Peugh ’09 Allen Posey ’09 Aaron Reed ’12 Aubrey Sarna ’12 Jacob Smith ’09 Timothy Stephansen ’10 Jason Tezawa ’10 Maritza Valentin ’12 Tiffany Vegh ’09 Tracey Wangler ’09 Michael Zaring ’11 Lindsay Zavitz ’10

◀ Joshua Tornstrom ’09 has enough faith in high-flying Rory Fry ’09 to allow him to practice this move for Tiger Champion Wrestling, a.k.a. TCW | POSEY

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All of the images featured in “Day of the Life of ONU” are the work of ONU photography students.

3:01 p.M. Infant daughter of a Kankakee Pregnancy Resource Center client who benefits from the volunteer work of Olivetians for Life | ENGLISH

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Online Gallery 6:32 p.M. 4:11 p.M. Testament men’s choir prepares for an away concert | FLOYD

Guitar Ensemble members Luke Mingus ’10, Jeremy Gibson ’09, Geoff Sauter ’12 and Matt Daugherty ’11 practice for Thursday’s “Night of Jazz” | ZAVITZ

5:15 p.M. Catcher Shelley Durante ’10 stays alert for a throw to home | JOHNSON

4:14 p.M. Future educator James Hall ’10 illustrates a creative method for teaching molecular science to elementary students | VALENTIN

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Katie Gremar ’10 hanging out with her host family after the first day of classes in Grecia, Costa Rica. |

Students enjoy the sunny weather, knowing more cold days are in the forecast | ARNOLD

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R e g i s ter today!

Alumni &

Friends BREAKFAST

FEATURING:

IN ORLANDO

• Alumni & Friends Breakfast, with Dr. John C. Bowling and the music of Orpheus Choir and the ONU Gospel Choir • Games, entertainment and breakfast for the youngest Olivetians, ages 2–10, during O.N.You! for Kids

SATURDAY, June 27, 2009 While in Orlando, join Olivet Nazarene University and 30,000 of your closest friends during the Church of the Nazarene’s General Assembly! Olivet-specific events include: • Interactive experience in the exhibit hall, including giveaways, ONU representatives, and music and more from Shine.FM • Daily social gatherings with performances by Olivet students, faculty and alumni at the Peabody Hotel 3 ways to register:  Visit www.olivet.edu and select “Online Store” from the Quick Links menu.  Call the Office of Alumni Relations at 815-939-5258.  Complete the form below and mail it to: Olivet Nazarene University, Office of Alumni Relations, One University Ave., Bourbonnais, IL 60914. Registration forms must be postmarked by Friday, June 12, 2009

Tickets may be picked up at the Olivet booth in the Exhibition Hall within the Convention Center or at the Peabody Hotel just prior to the Gathering.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

19 70s Dennis J. Crocker ’75

was appointed vice president for academic servic e s a t B e t h e l College in Mishawaka, Ind. From 1986 to Dennis Crocker 2008, he was professor of music and chair of the Division of Fine Arts at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. He earned the DMA in conducting in 1985 from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri/Kansas City and the MM from the University of Michigan School of Music in 1977. He has served as a pastoral staff member at Nazarene Churches in Michigan, Missouri and Kansas. In 2002, he was honored as the Ministerial “O” Award winner at ONU. Dennis has been married to Jeannie (Cone) ’77 since 1977. They are the parents of three children; Nicki ’04, DJ and Tori.

19 80s Dr. Jo Williamson ’87 has co-authored a book

for educators titled, Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards: What Every K-12 Leader Should Know and Be Able to Do. The book is grounded in both her academic preparation and practical work experience. The book is co-authored by a colleague, Dr. Traci Redish.    Dr. Williamson holds an M.A. from University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from University of Illinois. Both degrees are in curriculum and instruction, with a focus in instructional technology. Prior to her work at KSU, she served as the director of technology for Waukegan, Ill., public schools, director of Area One Learning Technology Hub for the Illinois State Board of Education, and the director of technology & media division for the Georgia Department of Education.    Dr. Williamson and her husband, Brent Ewers, live in Kennesaw, Ga. She is currently an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University (KSU), where she teaches graduate education courses in educational leadership and instructional technology. Brent is the executive director of the Northwest Cobb YMCA.

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Leigh, January 11, 2009. Debby is a designer at The Cabinetree of Wis. and Doug is the western Audra Biggs sales manager and marine sales manager for The U-line Corp. They reside in Grafton, Wis.

Danny Goddard ’96, M.C.M. has accepted the senior pastorate of New Castle First Church, on the Indianapolis District after 11 years as senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, Yukon, Okla. His first book, Pastoral Care in Times of Death and Dying, has just been released by Beacon Hill Press. Danny and Sandie have one son, Tommy, a senior at Southern Nazarene University.

Curtis Christopher

Brad ’94 and Marissa Jones: A girl, Virginia

A girl, Kindi Noelle, September 7, 2008. She joins brother Spencer, 3. Heather is a pediatric diabetes educator/ dietitian at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center Kindi Smith in Joliet, Ill. Steve farms and works at Peddinghaus, Corp. They reside in Saint Anne, Ill.

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at Kankakee Country Club

SEP 25,

Prime Time Day Featuring Dr. John C. Bowling and music by the Toler Brothers

AND COMING TO A CITY 

NEAR YOU …

GRAND RAPIDS

Night at the Ballpark:

Michigan

INDIANAPOLIS june 12, 2009

Indiana

ORLANDO june 27, 2009

Joel ’00 and Stephanie Newsham:

july 19, 2009

A boy, Wesley Grider, December 21, 2008. He joins brother Levi, 1. Joel is the music teacher of Pleasant Wesley Newsham Grove Elementary, and Stephanie is a stay-at-home mom and CPA tax accountant at R.D. Stone, CPA. They reside in Greenwood, Ind.

Isabella Hope, January 13, 2009. Adrian is a shift coordinator with the Casa Youth Shelter in Dallas and Danielle works with the Institute for Creation Research Isabella Perez as the Tour Coordinator. They reside in Flower Mound, a suburb of Dallas.

Michael and Brooke (Blight) Amash ’96:

Mallori Lesh ’05 and Jonathan Demildt were

Adopted a girl, Nora Kate, February 10, 2008. Melissa is a physical therapist and Brian is the athletic training education program director at Olivet. They reside in Bourbonnais, Ill.

Nora Hyma

married on July 19, 2008 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mallori is in her fourth year teaching world history at Prairie High School. Jonathan is a

West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Fifth

Third Ballpark, with fireworks to follow

Night at the Ballpark:

indianapolis indians vs. norfolk tides at Victory Field, with fireworks to follow

Alumni & Friends Breakfast plus O.N.You! for Kids Florida

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Melissa (Leatherman) ’03 and Brian Hyma:

Olivia Amash

Bears Training Camp Golf Outing

May 30, 2009

Jodi (Dennis) ’98 and Robert Loyd: A boy, Kelvin Robert Lee, February 18, 2009. Jodi is a nurse at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky., and Robert is a full time student. The family resides in Jeffersonville, Ind.

“Ginny” Faith, November 5, 2008. She joins big brothers Jackson, 3 and Will, 2. Brad is a sales operations manager at Ford Virginia Jones Motor Company and Marissa is a stay-at-home mom. They reside in Ashburn, Va. A girl, Olivia Grace, February 2009. Brooke works as a probation officer and Michael is a loan officer. They reside in San Diego, Calif.

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Heather (Perdue) ’97 and Steven G. Smith:

Danielle (Pospisil) ’01 and Adrian Perez: A girl,

Curtis Christopher ’92

was named Coach of the Year for 2008–09 in the NCCAA Mid-East Region Men’s Basketball. Curtis coaches at Ohio Christian University, where he is also employed as vice president of operations.

Debra (Pratt) ’96 and Doug Biggs: A girl, Audra

See pg. 14 for details

Alumni & Friends Gathering: Michigan

Following camp meeting services at the

eastern michigan family camp

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graduate of LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, and works as an aviation engineer at Rockwell Collins. The couple currently resides in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bryanna (Hill) ’05 and Nick Tanner: A

girl, Alexis Kate, December 12, 2008. Bryanna works part time as a medical insurance biller and Nick works in advertising for Christianity Today, International. They reside in North Aurora, Ill.

Bethany (Denhart) ’06 and Andrew Wright ’10: A girl, Raegan Nicole, December 22,

2008. Bethany teaches pre-kindergarten in Hopkins Park, Ill., and Andy is finishing his degree in youth ministry. They reside in Bourbonnais.

Raegan Wright

Simone Mulieri ’06/’07 M.A. and Andrew Twibell ’06/’07 M.A. were married May 17, Alexis Tanner

Jordan Bumgarner ’06 and Jennifer Lucrezio were married in Cambridge, N.Y.,

August 2, 2008. Jennifer works as a credit compliance consultant for Rabobank, and Jordan is the director of church relations for 89.7 Shine. fm . Both perform in the Christian rock band Lucrezio. They reside in Chicago, Ill.

2008. Simone serves as the associate pastor for Hispanic Ministries at Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene. Andrew works as resident director in ONU’s Nesbit Hall. They reside in Bourbonnais.

Simone and Andrew Twibell

Jennifer and Jordan Bumgarner Mallori and Jonathan Demildt

Georgia and Nathan Merki

Georgia English ’09 and Nathan Merki ’07

were married December 29, 2007, in Bushnell, Ill. Nathan is attending graduate school at Olivet and working at Shine.fm as a graduate assistant. Georgia is completing her undergraduate course work at Olivet. They currently reside in Bourbonnais. CONTINUED, NEXT PAGE

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onu alumni    Ruth Ann served alongside her husband in ministry for over 60 years, serving in nine churches in four states. In her final years, she and Ken attended First Church of the Nazarene in Anderson, Ind.

In Memoriam Olive Faye Milby, wife of the now deceased James Harlan Milby,

passed away on March 6, 2009. The couple was married for 76 years. Fay was born on April 30, 1913 in Olive Hill, Ky. From 1957–1961, Harlan raised $5,000,000 for Olivet Nazarene University to build five buildings in memory of their son, Tom.

19 50s Lloyd Edward Mitchell ’50 passed away on December 21, 2008, after a lengthy illness. He was born February 19, 1920. On August 31, 1946, he married Adelaide Taylor. Lloyd and Adelaide had eight children.    Lloyd attended Olivet, singing in both the Vikings Men’s choir and also in a men’s quartet.    The Mitchells were commissioned in 1947 as song evangelists by the Pittsburgh District of the Church of the Nazarene. After graduation from Olivet, they went into full-time evangelism and traveled for 25-plus years. While in evangelism, they were known as “The Musical Mitchells.” Their work included evangelistic services, youth camps and boys and girls camps.

Paul Christensen, a loyal and dedicated employee of Olivet for 40

years, passed away Friday, April 10, 2009. Mr. Christensen served within the University’s Building and Grounds Department as a groundskeeper from 1968 until September of 2008.    David Pickering, director of business services at Olivet, reflects on the impact of Mr. Christensen.    “Paul not only cared about his work at Olivet, making the place look as good as he could, he also had that same ministry outside of work. He was always willing to help people with their yard work or other duties. Paul cared for those around him.    “Paul demonstrated to me that as Christians we can have an impact and make a difference. We can do things in a quiet way, maybe without anyone noticing, on a daily basis. Paul impacted the lives of others in a great way, leading by example through actions rather than words.”

19 40s Reuhama Ellen “Reu” Foote ’47

CORRECTION: In the 10 Questions feature of the winter 2009 issue, The Olivetian incorrectly stated that Kent and Beth Olney are teaching Olivet’s first-ever course on marriage. It should have read, “first ever husband and wife team-taught course on marriage.”

Rev. Robert F. Styers ’52, of Circleville,

passed Saturday, October 4, 2008. She was born November 16, 1917, in Glouster, Ohio. She married Reuhama "Reu" Foote William G. Foote, June 5, 1948, in South Zanesville, Ohio.    Mrs. Foote had been a primary school teacher in Kansas, Michigan and Illinois, retiring after 50 years of service. She had taught first grade at Mark Twain Elementary School for 25 years. She was a member of College Church of the Nazarene, where she was a member of the Chancel Choir for 38 years. She was also a member of the Kankakee Valley Garden Club, the Kankakee Kultivators, the Sauk Trail Rose Society, and the American Rose Society. Obviously, she was a rose enthusiast. In 1981, her husband William surprised her with 16 rose bushes. And in her own words, “They have been a joy ever since.” Reu’s roses have been awarded ribbons, decorations, and the highest honors throughout the Midwest. Some of her favorites were the First Prize rose, the Sheer Bliss rose, and her alltime favorite, the Olympiad.

Ohio, passed away October 15, 2008. He was born March 15, 1929, in Newark, Ohio. He married Dorothy Gilbert ‘53, who survives, on June 24, 1951, in Hillsdale, Mich. He was an ordained elder in the Church of the Rev. Robert Styers Nazarene serving the church for over 55 years, retiring in 2007. He pastored five churches on the Central Ohio District. Under his leadership, four of the churches completed major building programs or property acquisitions for future expansion. He served for many years on the Central Ohio District Advisory Board, as well as Mount Vernon Nazarene University Board of Trustees. His ministry to children spanned two generations of central Ohio Nazarenes. He ministered to thousands of children on the Central Ohio District at summer boy’s camps, district camp meeting children’s services and children’s revivals, presenting the Gospel to children using magic tricks and ventriloquism.

Ruth Anne (Griffith) Sparks ’49 went to her heavenly home August 21, 2008, following a short illness. She was born in N. Vernon, Ind., and, as a young child, she gave her heart to ­Jesus.    In 1941, she entered Olivet Nazarene College, earning a degree in music education. On Olivet’s camRuth Anne Sparks pus, she also met the man who would become her beloved husband of over 63 years, the Reverend C. Kenneth Sparks. Even though she was a member of the Class of 1945, she had to postpone graduation until 1949.

Barbara M. (Thompson) Davis ’55 of

Grand Blanc, Mich., formerly of Plymouth, Mich., age 76, died peacefully Saturday, April 11, 2009. Barbara resided at Clare Bridge of Grand Blanc.    Barbara was born July 29, 1932, in Elgin, Ill., to Monroe and Eleanor Thompson. She was the youngest of five girls. After graduating from Olivet Nazarene College with a degree in education, Barbara married Edward Davis on December 22, 1955. They lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., for several years before moving to Plymouth. Following a short teaching career, Barbara was a secretary and homemaker. She enjoyed needlework, gardening, antiquing and traveling with friends.

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   Barbara was a long time member of Detroit First Church of the Nazarene located in Farmington Hills, Mich. She was the “unofficial greeter,” always smiling and greeting people with a warm hello.    Barbara will be buried alongside her husband in Plymouth, Mich. Those desiring may wish to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in her memory. Rev. Gordon W. Dawes ’56 passed

away on December 18, 2008. His wife, Frances V. (Turner) Dawes passed away on January 30, 2009. The Dawes served the Lord in pastoral minis- Rev. Gordon Dawes try for 61 years in the Nazarene Church. They were dedicated to the local ministry and to missionary work around the world. Gordon and Frances were married for 73 years.

19 70s Rev. Donald Lee Messer ’70 died

Tuesday, February 17, 2009.    Rev. Messer was the pastor of the First Church of the Rev. Donald Messer Nazarene for the past 2½ years. He and his wife served as missionaries through the International Church of the Nazarene World Missions. He also served in missions for 26 years in Zambia, Malawi, Kenya and South Africa. He was a 1965 graduate of Oskaloosa Iowa High School and a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene.    Born January 26, 1947, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, he was the son of Gilbert Grant and Florence Marie Johnson ­Messer. He married Barbara Andrews on July 20, 1968, at the Church of the Nazarene in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She ­survives. Dr. Ruth Elizabeth Mitchell-Pitts ’73

passed away February 1, 2009, after a 16-month battle with cancer.    Ruth was born June 19, 1951, to the Rev. Dr. Thomas Crichton and Elizabeth Mitchell in Paisley, Scotland, the Coats & Clark suburb of Glasgow. Ruth’s family lived in variDr. Elizabeth Mitchell-Pitts ous cities where her father, a minister of the Church of the Nazarene, held pastoral and, later, teaching posts. Ruth was married to Dr. Brent A. Pitts of Raleigh, N.C. The couple had two daughters.

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Wallenfang joins 1,000-point club

WOMEN’S

Basketball forward Tyler Wallenfang ’10 recently joined the University’s 1,000-point club. He became the 36th member of the club after chipping in 29 points in a Jan. 24 contest against Robert Morris College. After an 18-point effort in the final game of the season, Wallenfang finished the year with 1,212 career points, placing him 28th on the Tigers’ all-time Tyler Wallenfang scoring list. He is also currently 14th all-time in career free throw attempts with 371 and 18th all-time in free throws made with 247.

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THE VERDICT WAS IN: YET ANOTHER STRESS C ase y FRACTURE. IT WAS M anes THE FOURTH SUCH INJURY FOR BEKAH ­R EGENFUSS ’10, A DISTANCE RUNNER FOR THE TIGER WOMEN IN BOTH TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY.    TWO OF THE HAIRLINE FRACTURES OCCURRED DURING HER SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL, AND SINCE COMING TO OLIVET AS A FRESHMAN, SHE’S DEALT AGAIN TWICE WITH THE SAME INJURIES ON HER SHINS.    SLAMMING ON THE PAVEMENT WITH ONE POUNDING STEP AFTER ANOTHER HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL ON BEKAH’S LEGS, BUT SHE HASN’T LET IT GET HER DOWN. By

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Ritchie reaches milestone

Softball head coach Ritchie Richardson reached a coaching milestone during the team’s spring break trip to Florida this year. He earned his 600 th career victory with a 5-4 win over No. 18 Biola University. His current record is 610-230. Putting together an overall winning percentage of .726, Richardson has lead the Tigers to seven Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic ritchie richardson Conference regular season championships, eight CCAC tournament championships, five NAIA Region VII titles and made five NAIA World Series appearances. In 2003, the Tigers earned a third place finish at the World Series. Richardson has coached 31 CCAC All-Conference players, 12 CCAC Players of the Year, 11 NAIA All-Americans and 10 NAIA AllAmerican Scholar Athletes.

BEKAH REGENFUSS

Running for

   “I started running in junior high. I really look up to my older sister, and she is a runner. I’m not very coordinated, so running worked well for me,” she laughs.    After the injuries started becoming a little too common, Bekah concedes she felt really frustrated. “I kept asking God, ‘Why is this happening?’ But He doesn’t always answer that question,” she shares.    “It was my goal to keep going and not give up. In high school and here at Olivet, there are always other injured people around you lifting weights and cross training. It has been an opportunity for me to encourage them and the rest of the team. I really got to know others who were struggling with injuries, and we were there for one another.”

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broke it was way too cold and I was like, ‘I think I’ll run on the treadmill instead!’    “But for the most part, knowing I was going to be competing in the indoor season kept me motivated and sticking with it when no one else was around.”

Getting her second wind Hitting the streets running

   When winter hit with dipping temperatures and slick conditions, Bekah formulated a game plan after her fourth stress fracture occurred.    “Running on the indoor track was too hard on my shins, so I decided to run outside to stay in shape and condition. There were definitely days

   Like many athletes, a strong sense of Bekah’s identity comes from being a runner, but she feels this season of trial by injury has shaped her.    “I am an athlete. I think in the past, I did identify myself as a runner. And despite asking God many times why this happens, I think He wanted more for me. He wanted to show me I’m more than just a runner; to show me I shouldn’t put my sole purpose in running or any other thing.    “It’s an ongoing lesson I have to keep going back to, to keep my priorities straight.”    A personally rewarding time for Bekah was seeing her hard-core winter runs pay off in successfully qualifying for the indoor track nationals in the 1500m.

   “I’m controlling what I can and being careful with the rest,” she shares. As Bekah delves into the outdoor track season, she reflects on the most rewarding moments of her time spent on the ONU track team. Ironically, it doesn’t have much to do with running.    “I have looked up to past captains of our team, for their faith and accomplishments. The relationships I have with the girls on the team are great, and it is encouraging getting to know them. They are all such great girls,” shares Bekah, who happens to be this year’s team captain.    Through the disappointments accompanying athletic injury, track and field coach Mike McDowell sees Bekah as a standout, not just for her athletic ability but for her character and p ­ erseverance.    “Even though she hasn’t been able to run or compete the way she is capable of, her teammates voted her captain for cross country and track and field,” shares coach McDowell. “Kudos to Bekah for overcoming adversity and being a true champion.”

Rounding the bend

   Recently discovering her body’s tendency toward low bone density has given some clarity to her injuries, but even doses of calcium may not prevent the inevitable.

Mid-Season Invitational at Olivet, April 18, 2009

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MI RROR IMA G ES THE Y ’ RE NOT. Flanking either side of second base, the two senior captains are more of a study in contrasts.    Pete Smidt ’09, his blond locks sneaking out from underneath his hat, shifts his weight from one foot to the other, rhythmically pounding his right hand into his mitt. As he waits for the pitcher to wind up, the shortstop is in constant motion.    Meanwhile, Jeff Alexander ’09, stands at attention — stoically, almost — until the pitcher steps back to hurl a fastball across home plate.    Turns out, you can learn a lot about a man by the way he waits for the wind up.

Softball  After an incredible run last season that ended

with a trip to the NAIA National Championship, the softball team found themselves ranked No. 9 in this year’s preseason NAIA poll. The young team has hovered slightly over .500 for most of the season with a 24-18 record, 9-3 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, through 42 games.    Rachel Comoglio ’10 has led the team with a .382 batting average, seven home runs and 44 RBIs. Marisa Baker ’10 has a team-leading 51 hits and 40 runs. Katie Hannagan ’12 has earned nine wins for the Tigers, with Kellie Bonogofsky ’10 posting a 2.20 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 76.1 innings.

Baseball  Under head coach Todd Reid, Olivet’s baseball

team is looking for its 11th consecutive winning season and second-straight 30-win season. The Tigers are balancing a veteran infield and a young pitching staff as they’ve gone 18-12, 7-7 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, through the first 30 games.    Out for eight games because of an injury, Pete Smidt ’09 still leads the team with a .407 batting average through 30 games. Elijah Smurthwaite ’12 has batted .404 with a teamleading 36 hits, while Tim Allen ’09 had a team-leading three home runs and Paul Bergan ’09 chipped in a team-leading 29 RBIs. On the mound, Casey Mast ’12 has a team-leading four victories with a 4.1 ERA and 24 strikeouts and posted a 3.29 ERA in 10 appearances.

covering the NO. 22 PETE SMIDT

NO. 5 JEFF ALEXANDER

ONE D AY AT A T I ME | Coming into the season,

the captains had a shared goal. “Our team expectation is to win conference,” they say in sync.    Last year, with a new coach and a core of returning players, the teammates thought they’d eventually find themselves in the College World Series. But after a hot start, the team cooled in the final weeks of the season, falling short of their goals.    While the season didn’t end the way they had envisioned, the experience helped shaped the way they would approach their last season together.    “We realize it takes a lot of work to get to that level; you can’t just expect it,” Pete says as Jeff nods in agreement. “This year we’re taking it one step at a time.

THE O D D CO U P LE | “As captains, we need to set the tone,” Jeff says. “It’s important for us to set the tone of urgency to get us to the level where we want to be this year.”    To do that, the two infielders take two completely different approaches.    “Jeff’s very calm, very collected — and that makes him a good captain,” Pete says.    Jeff agrees, but quickly points out Pete’s greatest strength. “I’m more business like with a lot of things

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that we do, but Pete is the more personable captain.”    “For example,” offers Pete, a smile already forming in the corners of his mouth, “Let’s say a pitcher is on the mound and is having a horrible game. One of us may call time out to calm down the pitcher.    “Jeff would go up there and be like, ‘We have one out. Let’s get through the inning.’ He’ll calm the pitcher down. I would go up there and say something like, ‘Hey, this batter, his fly is undone,’ or ‘Hey, this batter has a crush on your mom.’”

W HAT ' S HA P P EN I N G | While the two employ different personality quirks and leadership styles, the Starsky and Hutch routine keeps the team energized and focused through the grueling 46-game regular season.    “Pete and Jeff have been ideal leaders for our program,” says head coach Todd Reid. “They are different, sure, but what makes them effective leaders is that they are both well respected by their coaches and teammates.    “They are both honest and transparent, which makes their teammates trust them both on and off the field.”    And as the season rolls on, they’re trusting each other to help make a final push into the postseason.    “It’s a long season and it makes you really exhausted,” Pete says. “But we just need to stay strong throughout the season and come the stretch, anything’s possible.”

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men’s track and field team began their outdoor season after a fifth place finish at the NCCAA National Championship. Only two meets into the season, four members of the team have already qualified for the NAIA National Meet. Drew Collette ’10 has qualified in the 5,000 with a time of 15:07.64 and Kenny MacDonough ’11 has qualified for the 10,000 with a time of 32:07.07. In the field, Joe Reisinger ’12 qualified for the shot put with a throw of 15.48 meters in the shot put and Kendall Thomas ’09 qualified for the hammer throw with a toss of 52.79 meters.

Women’s Track  After a seventh place finish at the NCCAA Indoor Championship, the women’s track and field team headed into the outdoor season. With two meets completed, the Tigers’ best finish has been an eighth place effort at the Chicagolands Classic at the University of Chicago. Ashley Fozkos ’11 placed first in the pole vault with a jump of 3.65 meters, while Kiersten Ellis ’11 placed third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.01 at the event. Fozkos has already qualified for the NAIA National Meet in the pole vault with a leap of 6.5 meters. Men’s Tennis  With three wins in the fall season, the men’s tennis team has posted a 7-5 record through the first 12 games of the spring season. Their season includes wins over Indiana Institute of Technology and William Jewell University, both teams that were receiving votes in the NAIA poll, and NCAA D-I Chicago State University. Mirko Perkusich ’10 has led the way in singles action. Women’s Tennis  Building on a 7-1 fall season, the

women’s tennis team is cruising through the spring season. They’ve won seven of their first nine matches, including shutouts against Indiana Institute of Technology and University of St. Francis. They also shut out Aquinas College in the regional finals. Jessica Raatz ’12 (nine wins), Erica Engelbrecht ’11 (11 wins) and Lily Gonzalez ’09 (seven wins) have led the way in singles matches.

play, while Marshall averaged 10.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. He also registered 41 assists to only 24 turnovers.

Wallenfang named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American: Tyler ­Wallenfang ’10 was named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. He averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and shot .560 from the field this season. He also sits 27th all-time on the career scoring list for Olivet with 1,212 points. Marshall named Freshman of the Year; four named all-conference: ­Rashad Mitchell ’10 and Tyler Wallenfang ’10 were named to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic First Team All-Conference squad, while Cory Hainlen ’11 and Antonio Marshall ’12 earned honorable mention all-conference honors. Marshall also became the first Tiger Freshman of the Year since Phil French in 2005. ­Mitchell averaged 10.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in conference play and recorded 19 steals. Wallenfang averaged 16.3 points and 7.2 rebounds in CCAC games, scoring in double digits in nine of 10 conference games. ­Hainlen averaged 10.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in conference

Seven hoopsters take weekly conference award: Poppy Miller ’09 was a two-time winner of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors, while Cory Hainlen ’11, ­Courtney Hehn ’09, Antonio Marshall ’12, Rashad Mitchell ’10, Brooke ­Peterson ’09 and Tyler Wallenfang ’10 each won the award once. Miller earned her first award Dec. 14 after a 16-point, eight-rebound, three-assist performance against Huntington University. She also won the award March 2 after racking up 44 points, 24 rebounds, three blocks and 16 steals in two games. Hainlen took home the award Jan. 19 after averaging 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and two steals. Hehn captured her title on Nov. 10 after putting up 33 points on an 11-19 shooting performance from behind the arc. Courtney also scored 22 points versus Trinity Christian College and 18 against Aquinas College, giving her a total of 73 points on the week. Marshall won Dec. 1 after a 19-point, 10-assist effort against Huntington Univer-

sity. Mitchell took home the award after averaging 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, three assists and two steals in two games the week of March 2. Peterson took the honor after avering 13.5 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in only 40 total minutes. Wallenfang won the honor after a two-game stretch of 35 points on 15-21 shooting and 12 rebounds. Comoglio, Bonogofsky and Hannagan earn weekly honors: Rachel ­Comoglio ’10 has taken the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors twice this season, while Kellie ­Bonogofsky ’10 and Katie ­Hannagan ’12 have each earned Pitcher of the Week honors. Comoglio won her first award March 16 after batting .421 with eight hits and 13 runs in nine games. She won again on April 6 after going 9-18 in six games with nine RBIs, including three home runs, for a 1.111 slugging percentage. Bonogofsky earned pitching honors March 12 after winning three games with a 1.86 ERA. ­Hannagan took home the honors April 6 with three wins and only three earned runs in 21 innings.

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Dorm Diaries

10 Questions with Resident Assistant

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How did you end up at Olivet?   My older sister Jesi (Dierickx) Myers ’00 was a freshman at Olivet when I was in the fourth grade, and I will never forget visiting ONU for the first time. Although I was really young, I knew I wanted to be a student here some day.    Senior year of high school came along, and Olivet was the only place I applied. I remember sitting in Chalfant for a freshman orientation lunch with my same big sister. The overwhelming peace and joy I felt during that moment confirmed that the Lord wanted me at Olivet.

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  What are some of the areas   you’ve become involved with at Olivet?    During the past two years, I have been a part of Residential Life, serving as an RA to freshman girls in Williams Hall. I also have been a part of Associated Students Council. Last year, I served as class vice president, and this year I am serving as class representative. Also, this past spring break, I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Haiti through ONU’s MIA program.

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  How many girls are you   responsible for as a resident assistant? Does it ever get overwhelming?    I am responsible for 27 girls. The only time it gets overwhelming is when I allow it to get that way. If I am not staying on top of personal things to take care of myself and my relationship with Christ, then everything seems to get overwhelming.

… little pranks have been pulled left and right. Between the marker fights, t-ping of my room, and hiding in my closet to scare me, my girls always keep me on my toes!

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DIERICKX Christian Education Major, Sparta, Mich.

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  What has been the most re  warding experience as a RA?    There have been so many rewarding experiences. If I had to choose just one, I would say having the opportunity to build close relationships with the girls on my floor and being able to witness them growing in the Lord. It has been through these types of relationships that the Lord has stretched me and taught me many lessons.

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  What do you most look for  ward to beyond college life?    Since being an RA in Williams for two years, I have a huge desire to be a RD for freshman girls once I ­graduate.    The Lord placed a calling in my life during my sophomore year of high school to come to Olivet and study ministry. Through Olivet, I have found out that the ministry is everywhere around us. I would love to be specific and tell you that I have a certain dream job for my future, but all I know is that my sole purpose in life is to be used by God. Wherever He calls me, I want to be willing to go. I also have a huge desire to one day raise a family and be the best example of a godly mother to my children.

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  Are you typically up late,   or do the girls let you catch some Zs?    Typically I am up late hanging out with my girls — girls who have become more friends to me than a responsibility. Whether it’s doing homework together, watching TV or making late night runs to the store to get items to make puppy chow, I enjoy staying up late and hanging out with them.

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Any humorous stories to share from dorm life?    Where to begin?! My girls have been so much fun!    One story that sticks out involves clean-room checks. As RAs, we are asked to do these weekly. I told the girls on my floor I would send an e-mail a day or two before I actually do the checks so they have time to prepare. A few weeks after the first clean-room check, two of my girls thought it would be funny to put a note on everyone’s door saying there would be clean-room checks that day at 4 p.m. Of all 28 of my girls, at least 20 of them took the note seriously and cleaned their rooms. Since then, little pranks have been pulled left and right. Between the marker fights, t-ping of my room, and hiding in my closet to scare me, my girls always keep me on my toes!

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  What challenges in your life   would you like to share to encourage others?    Through the challenges of my life, the Lord has always taken care of me. During the end of my junior year of high school, my parents decided to move out of state. I was left with a decision to either move with them or stay and finish out my senior year. I felt the Lord leading me to stay and finish school. Through that year of not having my parents around, the Lord became my Father and took care of my every need.

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   It’s so true that if you keep your eyes fixed on Christ and cling to His promises, He will always take care of you. There are times when I worry so much about where the money is going to come from for my school bill, or how I was going to afford to go to Haiti on a mission trip, but the Lord has always provided. I still have no idea where half of the money came from. The recurring truth I have learned is that God will always provide if I am obedient to His will.

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  What has been a class that   has really helped train you well for your Christian education major?    I really enjoyed taking Spiritual Formation with Professor [Fred] ­Meadows. Through that class, I learned a lot about spirituality and a lot about myself. I remember working on a project where I had to put together a type of spiritual retreat. I decided to direct mine toward teenage girls. While working on that project, I realized just how much of a passion I have for ministering to youth.

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  The semester is wind  ing down. What is the first thing you’ll do for the ­summer?    I am planning on going to ­Cedar Point with a few friends of mine!

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