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AccoladesOLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY, BOURBONNAIS, ILLINOIS

Vol. 80, No. 1

Issue Three, 2012

www.olivet.edu

Olivet recognized as “Best College” and “College of Distinction” p ag e 3

PHOTO COURTESY OF TEAM WORLD VISION AND USED WITH PERMISSION

snapshots KYLIE MCGUIRE ’13

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AMY (DUERRWAECHTER) SMITH ’10/’12 M.B.A .

Armed with goggles and tube socks full of paint, 500 students bonded as one colorful community during Paint Wars.

RECORD

BREAKING

Olivet has another year of strong fall enrollment, with 4,544 total students, including the largest traditional undergraduate population (2,719 students) in the Univesity’s 105-year history.

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

Additional Design Matthew Moore ’96 Monique (Cartier) Perry ’03

Olivet Nazarene University

Editor Heather (Quimby) Day ’02/ ’12 M.B.A. Contributing Writers Luke Olney ’10/’12 M.O.L. Laura Wasson Warfel

Photography Coordinator Amy (Duerrwaechter) Smith ’10/ ’12 M.B.A.

Designer Donnie Johnson

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Vice President for Graduate and Continuing Education Dr. Ryan Spittal ’99/’04 M.B.A., D.B.A.

Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gregg Chenoweth ’90, M.A., Ph.D.

Photography Image Group Photography or as credited

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Vice President for Finance Dr. Douglas E. Perry ’68/ ’95 Litt.D., M.B.A.

President Dr. John C. Bowling ’71/’72 M.A./ ’06 D.Div., Ed.D., D.Min.

Editorial Consultant Rev. Gordon C. Wickersham ’47

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Clad in orange T-shirts and running shoes, Shine.FM listeners and Olivet students, faculty, staff and alumni banded together as “Team Shine” to raise critical funding for World Vision through the 2012 Chicago Marathon. Together with the entire Team World Vision (TWV), they helped raise a staggering total of $1.6 million that will be used to provide clean water to impoverished villages in Africa.

Vice President for Student Development Dr. Walter “Woody” Webb ’86/ ’89 M.A.R./’08 D.Div.

The Olivetian is published quarterly by the Office of Marketing Communications under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dr. Brian Allen ’82/’05 Litt.D.

Reproduction of material without written permission is strictly prohibited.

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AccoladesOlivet named

  ‘College of Distinction’

   “Schools designated as ‘Colleges of Distinction’ create wellrounded graduates and are among the very best in the country,” said executive editor of Colleges of Distinction™ Tyson Schritter.    Colleges and universities are nominated for participation in Colleges of Distinction through high school counselors’ recommendations, as well as quantitative research.    Once nominated, the colleges are assessed for four distinctions: student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community and success of graduates. Olivet was found to excel in all four distinctions and will receive a personal profile on the Colleges of Distinction website.    CollegesofDistinction.com offers dynamic college profiles and easy-to-use search tools for students, parents and counselors. The website To view Olivet Nazarene University’s includes tips from high school guidance profile, or to find more information counselors and essays from college stuabout the online guide, visit dents, presidents and other members of CollegesofDistinction.com. campus communities.

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Olivet is now featured on CollegesofDistinction.com, a website dedicated to honoring U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit excellence in student-focused higher education.

  For the eighth consecutive year, Olivet Nazarene University has been ranked as one of the Best Colleges for 2013 by “U.S. News & World Report” in its “College Guidebook” and on its website.   For more than 25 years, “U.S. News & World Report” has published its Best Colleges guidebook, which is the most widely recognized list of its kind. Students around the country use the report as a tool to help them find the right college to attend.   “At Olivet, we value our rich traditions

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while maintaining our passion for excellence,” says Dr. Brian Allen, vice president of institutional advancement. “Our rigorous academic programs and love for students continue to be hallmarks of the Olivet experience.    “Olivet’s dedicated faculty and staff are enriching the lives of our students, churches and communities through their dedication to providing Education with a Christian Purpose. Together, we are making a difference for our world.”

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U.S. News & World Report recognizes Olivet as one of America’s “Best Colleges”

Periodicals Postage Paid at Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914, and additional mailing offices

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