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Christmas Spirit Everyday stories of faith and calling



Sounds of the Season Christ is at the center of Olivet’s School of Music performances, especially in December. Two special concerts helped enthusiastic audiences prepare for the holidays. The 82nd annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” directed by Dr. Neal Woodruff ’91 featured student soloists accompanied by the University Orchestra. Two performances of “Sounds of the Season” featured innovative arrangements of holiday music favorites. PHOTO BY IMAGE GROUP


WINTER 2018 OLIVET THE MAGAZINE is published quarterly by the Office of Marketing and Engagement under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. VOLUME 85 ISSUE 4 (USPS 407-880) (ISSN 2325-7334) Copyright © 2017 Olivet Nazarene University One University Avenue Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2345 PRESIDENT Dr. John C. Bowling ’71/’72 M.A./’06 D.Div., Ed.D., D.Min. VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE Dr. Douglas E. Perry ’68/’95 Litt.D., M.B.A. VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT DEVELOPMENT Dr. Walter “Woody” Webb ’86/’89 M.A.R./’08 D.Div. VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT Dr. Brian Allen ’82/’05 Litt.D. VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Dr. Carol Summers ’88/’90 M.A.E., Ed.D. VICE PRESIDENT FOR STRATEGIC EXPANSION Dr. Ryan Spittal ’99/’04 M.B.A., D.B.A. EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES Dr. David J. Pickering ’89/ ’94 M.B.A. EDITORIAL BOARD Dr. Brian Allen ’82/’05 Litt.D. Dr. Brian W. Parker ’93/’11 Ed.D. for 989 Group George Wolff ’93 for 989 Group Luke Olney ’10/’12 M.O.L. Laura Wasson Warfel ART DIRECTION George Wolff ’93 for 989 Group DESIGN Matt Moore ’96 for 989 Group Donnie Johnson Monique Perry ’03 PHOTOGRAPHY (PHOTOS AS CREDITED) Jones Foto Image Group Mark Ballogg Jordan T. Hansen ’13/’15 M.B.A. Wes Taylor ’16 Joe Mantarian ’16 Nick Rasmussen ’18 Rachel LeBeau ’18 Dan Kuruvilla ’19 EDITORIAL SUPPORT Adam Asher ‘01/‘07 M.O.L. for 989 Group Esther Paek ‘17 STUDENT SUPPORT Alexis Meredith ‘19 Alissa Braschler ‘19 Austin Siscoe ‘17 Jimmy Southerland ‘18 Thomas Dinkleman ‘18 Westin Edwards ‘20 Periodicals postage paid at the Bourbonnais, Illinois, Post Office and at additional mailing offices. Postmaster, send address changes to: Editor, Olivet The Magazine Olivet Nazarene University One University Ave. Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2345 Reproduction of material without written permission is prohibited. News, events and announcements are printed at the discretion of the editorial board. Opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily represent Olivet Nazarene University policy.




FROM THE PRESIDENT The Spirit of Generosity

10 NEWS Headlines from the Olivet Campus


SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS Everyday Stories of Faith and Calling


OPEN ARMS A Story of Faith, Three Ways

OLIVET THE MAGAZINE Dear Friends, A familiar anthem of Advent sung by children’s choirs around the world is the simple prayer for peace written by Jill Jackson-Miller. After a period of extreme despair and even a failed attempt to end her own life, Jackson-Miller had a lifealtering encounter with the living Christ. In this miracle moment, she discovered what she described as the “life-saving joy of God’s peace and unconditional love” and wrote these words; “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” Her story reminds us again that we live in a world desperate for divine peace. How might we be used of God this Christmas season? How might we encounter Him in a miraculous way? And how might the Prince of Peace use us to bring peace to our families, our friendships, our churches, our neighborhoods, our communities, our country and our world? How might we say “yes” to God in a brand-new way? Brennan Manning described the history-altering story of Christmas in his book, The Furious Longing of God; “The awesome love of our invisible God has become both visible and audible in Jesus Christ, the glory of the only Son filled with enduring love.” The Christmas spirit is the Spirit of love! In this season of miracles, may the world around us be startled by our kindness, generosity and love, and may each of our hearts be warmed by the comfort, joy and peace of the Prince of Peace. May we also say “yes” to being used by God in every way possible. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with us. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to all of you! The Editorial Board





FROM THE PRESIDENT The Spirit of Generosity

Written in a six-week period in October and November 1843 by the English writer Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” was an immediate success and has become a Christmas classic. The main character is Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man who believes that Christmas is just an excuse for people to miss work and idle folks to expect handouts. He, for one, does not believe in all of the good cheer and charity that the season promotes, and he makes sure everyone knows it. “Bah Humbug” is his seasonal greeting. Scrooge spends his days counting his profits and wishing the world would leave him alone. Early in the story, a group of men seeking a donation for charity approach Scrooge, expecting some contribution to help the poor at Christmas. He insists that he has done his duty to the poor by supporting the government establishments that provide aid — poorhouses and prisons. However, on Christmas Eve, the ghost of his former business associate, Jacob Marley, visits Scrooge. Marley died seven years prior to that very night and returns to warn Scrooge of the horrors that await him unless he changes his ways. Marley tells Scrooge of the cumbersome burden he bears in death because he neglected his duty toward others in life. Scrooge responds by saying, “Jacob, you were a good businessman.” Marley replies with one of the central lines of the story, “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”

Christmas past, present and future — Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning a new man. He realizes that he now has a chance to make amends for his years of greed and cruelty. This change is summed up in his statement: “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” The story reminds us that the spirit of Christmas is the spirit of generosity. We are living in a time and a culture that are more materially prosperous and yet more spiritually impoverished than ever. Unfortunately, when it comes to giving in such an age, some people stop at nothing. Living a life of generosity breaks this cycle of self-interest. Generosity is a double blessing. It helps those in need and blesses those who give. St. Paul writes, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:6–8) Christmas began with a gift from God. In the Gospel of John, we read: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.” The generosity of Christmas is rooted in the generosity of God. May we honor Christmas “and try to keep it all the year.”

Marley warns Scrooge that unless he becomes a more charitable person, he will also bear that weight for all eternity. Through a series of dreams — in which he is visited by the ghosts of

DR. JOHN C. BOWLING is in his 27th year as president of Olivet Nazarene University. He is the University’s 12th president. An Olivet alumnus and Harvard University Fellow with two master’s degrees and two earned doctorates, Dr. Bowling is a best-selling author and a prominent national speaker. He is internationally recognized as an outstanding leader in higher education and the Church. His most recent book is “ReVision: 13 Strategies to Renew Your Work, Your Organization, and Your Life.”





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DA N N Y A N D K R I ST I N A DA M S “You have to get the vertical right before the horizontal will be right.”



FIRST PERSON Giving Back to Olivet


When Mick McGraw ’72 and his college friends were pulling pranks on one another, eating together in Ludwig Center and studying in Benner Library, they never imagined what God had in store for each of them. “I came to Olivet without knowing one person on campus,” Mick says. “I left four years later with friends who have lasted a lifetime. When we get together, it is like we just left campus a week ago.” A mere 45 years later, Mick found himself back on Olivet’s campus for one of the most special days in his life: the naming of the Olivet School of Business in his honor. Dedicating a portion of God’s blessings as a lasting way to benefit Olivet students is one of the many demonstrations of Mick’s generosity. Mick is president and CEO of Eastbrook Homes, one of the country’s largest privately held homebuilding companies. He has a long record of financial support for the University.

More than a successful businessman, Mick is a churchman, a community leader, and a generous supporter of a variety of charities and Christian organizations. His life is a reminder that success is about more than the bottom line. Success is also about service, faithfulness, generosity and achieving a higher purpose. “Olivet provided me with a wonderful education that has helped me succeed in business,” Mick says. “More importantly, my education was fortified with Christian values and principles. That has made all the difference in my life — not just to my business success but also to the joy that comes from putting my faith into action as often as I can.” “I feel an obligation to support Olivet as much as I can possibly afford,” Mick adds. “I want the University to succeed, grow and educate young men and women — as only Olivet can do — and send them into the world to make a difference.”






DAY OF HOPE GENEROSITY FUNDS SCHOLARSHIPS What happens when a fundraising campaign for student scholarships begins and ends in a 24-hour period? Results! During the 2017 Day of Hope, 506 donors gave a total of $77,735 for student scholarships. In a giving competition between the Class of 2005 and the Class of 2006 throughout the day, the Class of 2006 was victorious. “Day of Hope made history with the most donors investing in students in a single day,” says Jenny Schoenwetter ’13, Director of Annual Giving. “It is inspiring to see what we can accomplish when we unite around a single goal. Thank you to everyone who gave. You make Olivet a reality for thousands of world-changing students!” The Hope Project, a part of Friends of Olivet Annual Giving, provides hope through academic scholarships and need-based grants to students who need it most. Those who give help students prepare to live a life of significance and purpose through the Olivet experience. To provide hope for more Olivet students, give securely online at


WOMEN’S SOCCER TO COMPETE IN NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT Wrapping up the 2017 regular season with a win over Trinity International University (Illinois), the Tiger women’s soccer team clinched the outright Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Championship. With a 10-1 record against conference opponents, the Tigers are heading into the conference tournament as the top seed. They have already earned an automatic bid to the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament. Receiving CCAC honors this season were freshman goalkeeper Jackie Poortinga as Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 29) and sophomore forward Sarah Buffum as Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 17). ONU ATHLETICS

OPERATION MOBILIZATION CEO SPEAKS AT OLIVET Andrew Scott is an innovative missions thought leader dedicated to helping people connect to their God-given purpose. On Nov. 2, 2017, he shared his mission and message at Olivet Nazarene University. Sponsored by The McGraw School of Business at Olivet and Shine.FM, the event was planned, organized and managed by business students. Calling for a bold new era of missions, Scott addressed the audience of students, staff and faculty in Olivet’s Weber Center. He was also a guest on Shine.FM during his visit. “You are not called to the purpose of God,” he said. “You were made for it.” SUBMITTED

The author of the highly acclaimed Scatter: Go Therefore and Take Your Job with You from Moody Publishers, he is also the president and CEO of Operation Mobilization.

ALUMNA REPORTS DURING HURRICANE IRMA When Florida faced one of the worst hurricanes on record, Olivet communications alumna and two-time Emmy Award winner Britni McDonald ’09 kept doing her job — for 90 hours over 10 straight days. She is an anchor and reporter for WINK News, based in Ft. Myers, Florida. Hurricane Irma made its way toward southwest Florida as a Category 5 storm, making landfall on Sept. 10, 2017, as a Category 3. It eventually weakened to a tropical depression and moved out of Florida on Sept. 11. For two straight days and nights, Britni stayed at the station, working around the clock. SUBMITTED

Regardless of the howling wind or the pelting rain, Britni kept residents informed about all things related to the epic Hurricane Irma before, during and after the storm. OLIVET.EDU 11




Dr. Ron Hyson ’76/’80 M.A joined the Olivet team as Executive Director of the Campaign for Olivet and Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Dr. Hyson brings an extensive résumé in higher education to this assignment, including serving as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at three other Nazarene institutions and most recently as President of two for-profit institutions. Hyson and his wife, Brenda (Stark) ’76, have deep roots in the Olivet experience and have been great advocates for Olivet's work and reach. Ron holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University. An ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, he and Brenda have one daughter, Stephanie ’05, who is married to Philip Graves. “The Campaign for Olivet will provide an enhanced foundation for the financial future of the University. I am particularly pleased that Dr. Ron Hyson has agreed to lead this important initiative. He is an Olivet alumnus with an impressive background in higher educational administration,” remarked Dr. John C. Bowling, president.

MLB DRAFT PICK JOSH ALTMAN LEADS CLINIC Tiger baseball hosted a father-son clinic at Watson Field in October. Special guests were Josh Altmann ’16 and his father, Walter. Josh was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 22nd round of the 2015 MLB draft. He was 17th of 40 players drafted from the NAIA and one of three drafted from the CCAC. As he continues his progress with the Rangers in MLB’s Minor League Baseball, Josh is currently with the Down East Wood Ducks. He ended the 2017 season with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs with a .244 batting average. He also made his first All-Star roster appearance in the 2017 Carolina League All-Star Classic. JIMMY KILPATRICK

WOMEN UNITED PRESENTED BY UNITED WAY As featured speakers for Women United in October 2017, Dr. Amber Residori and Tiffany (Dietrich) DeRocco ’12 encouraged and inspired more than 230 professional women of all ages. Dr. Residori is the dean of Olivet’s School of Life and Health Sciences. DeRocco is Executive Director of United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. Chairing this second annual event was Emily (Davisson) Poff ’15, Development Manager for United Way. Founding chair and board member is Jenny Schoenwetter ’13. “Women United provides a platform for key community leaders to share their insights and ideas,” Poff says. “Through the stories they share, they engage women on topics of career, life and leadership.” IMAGE GROUP


ALUMNUS ELECTED SEMINARY PRESIDENT Dr. Jeren Rowell ’88 M.A./’10 Ed.D. is the new president of Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS), effective Oct. 12, 2017. His ministry career includes serving as a pastor, adjunct professor, editor of Preacher’s Magazine and Superintendent of the Kansas City District for the Church of the Nazarene. Well-known for his gifted leadership and theological integrity, he is highly respected by the Nazarene community around the globe. “Dr. Rowell has been an effective pastor and district superintendent,” said Dr. Gustavo Crocker, General Superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene. “We are pleased with his election as the new NTS president.”


DIETETICS GRAD PRESENTS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE Tiffany Ray ’17 presented her research abstract at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Chicago in October. This is Olivet’s seventh acceptance by the Academy of a research abstract for presentation at the national level. Ray’s research and presentation were on “Parents and Teachers Acting as Change Agents: The Influence of Nutritional Knowledge to Support the Development of Healthy Behaviors in Children in Rural Appalachia.” “Olivet is one of very few undergraduate programs that have abstracts accepted on a consistent basis,” says Dr. Catherine Anstrom ’95 M.B.A., program director. ADOBE

PR STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL COMPETITION As Olivet’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) entered its third year, students won national recognition for their work in the National Organ Donor Awareness Competition (NODAC). Held in April 2017, the 24-hour NODAC PR campaign encouraged organ donor awareness and family discussion. Three Olivet teams competed, with one winning first place and another earning an honorable mention. Five Olivet students and Liz Kerns, their professor, attended the awards dinner at the PRSSA National Conference in Boston in October. Seniors Kate Cox and Jessie Kilbride also joined professor Kerns as presenters for the PRSA International Conference, held concurrently. SUBMITTED



AT THE TOP OF HER CAREER Shirley Close ’70, acclaimed soprano and teacher of singing, recently received an honor that takes her to a new level of success. She was inducted into the American Academy of Teachers of Singing in October 2017. This organization began in 1922 and includes some of the most well-known singing teachers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Close is No. 146 in this group. During her career, she has performed leading roles in major opera houses in Europe, America and Asia, first as a mezzo and then as a dramatic soprano. Her teaching career began in 2000, and she currently teaches at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.


LEVEL ONE NURSING STUDENTS MAKE OLIVET HISTORY Students entering Olivet’s undergraduate nursing program in fall 2017 received a double honor. They became part of an outstanding Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program at a top Christian university. And they participated in Olivet’s first-ever White Coat Ceremony, thanks to the generosity of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (Gold Foundation) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Olivet is one of only 50 nursing schools in the country to receive funding to support the White Coat Ceremony for 2017.


EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST JOINS FACULTY Dr. Alissa Underhill joined Olivet’s full-time faculty in fall 2017 as the University’s first exercise physiologist. Her areas of specialty include disease state prevention; metabolism and weight loss; exercise physiology; kinesiology; exercise testing and prescription; and wellness. Before coming to Olivet, she taught at Moody Bible Institute-Spokane (Wash.) for seven years. She also volunteered with a nonprofit organization, Healing Spokane, which hosted regular health information forums for the public. “Utilizing Dr. Underhill’s expertise, Olivet can now combine nutrition with exercise science,” says Dr. Aaron Thompson, chair of the Department of Exercise and Sports Science. “This is a big plus for our program.” IMAGE GROUP



DAVID GRAVES RECEIVES 2017 'O' AWARD Dr. David Graves is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and has served as a general superintendent since 2009. During that time, he has had the opportunity to witness firsthand the work of God worldwide through the international church body. Though he holds three degrees, has authored several books, and has published numerous articles, Graves still cites being called “pastor” as one of the highlights of his life. “Receiving the ‘O’ Award is one of the greatest honors of my life,” Dr. Graves says. “I am humbled and thankful. Olivet holds a special place in my heart. Wherever I go, I see the lasting impact Olivet has had on the Church of the Nazarene and on the world.” IMAGE GROUP

SUZANNE BELL RECEIVES 2017 'O' AWARD Dr. Suzanne Bell is a tenured professor of industrial and organizational psychology at DePaul University. In 2015, she and her collaborators were awarded a $1 million grant from NASA to create a predictive team composition model for long-distance space exploration. In 2016, she was named as one of the Top 10 Chicago Women in Science. She has been recognized by Harvard Business Review, Live Science, Huffington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, BBC Insights Magazine, Discovery, Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, and more. “This award means a lot to me, especially since Olivet has always been part of my journey,” Dr. Bell says. “Olivet did an incredible job of preparing me for graduate school and life. I am humbled and honored to be recognized by the Olivet community.”


2017 YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS For 10 years, Andy and Susan K. have shared a life of service together as they both work for Engineering Ministries International (EMI) while parenting their two children. EMI provides architectural and engineering design services for Christian ministries worldwide. Andy serves as a structural engineer and director of the India office, where the team has tripled and become a much more stable entity. In 2015, he coordinated EMI’s response to the Nepal earthquake. He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Memphis and earned his Professional Engineer (PE) license in 2013. Susan is a graphic designer for EMI and has designed three editions of its annual global magazine. She also designs all EMI India publications, marketing and branding materials.





MARY LOU CARNEY 2017 Maggie Sloan Crawford Award

KNOWLEDGE, CREATIVITY AND COMMITMENT “Mary Lou Carney represents the values we seek to foster at Olivet and the values embodied by Olivet’s first graduate, Maggie Sloan Crawford,” said University President John C. Bowling. “She has a strong faith and steady commitment to God. She honed her gifts through a solid education here at Olivet and through her graduate studies. She has lived a life of service to others.” “Olivet reinforced for me the value of servanthood,” she says. “At Olivet, I learned that the true measure of success is servanthood.” Carney sold her first story for $10 to Nazarene Publishing House in 1977. Today, she is the author or co-author of 23 books and has served as editor for three Guideposts magazines. She has also enjoyed a varied career as a teacher, educational consultant and public speaker. In all she does, she strives to encourage others and point them to the truth of God’s Word. “As a Christian writer, your job is to reach instead of preach,” Mary Lou said. “Being successful is a combination of knowledge, creativity and commitment. Anytime you increase any of these, you increase your chances of being published. Always accept the challenges.” Also attending the award presentation were several members of the Crawford family, including Marsha (Crawford) Coats, Maggie’s granddaughter and previous recipient of the award. Accompanying Coats was her husband, Dan Coats, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence of the United States of America. Olivet’s Maggie Sloan Crawford Award was created by the four sons of Olivet’s first graduate, Maggie Sloan Crawford, as a lasting tribute to their mother.





Mary Lou Carney Loaded with bags of unwashed potatoes, freshly picked bananas and mangoes, I pushed my way through the busy marketplace. Parrots perched on big wicker baskets filled with peppers and cantaloupe. Butchers hacked up huge chunks of meat, wiping their bloody hands on dingy aprons.

Until a year ago, I had never heard of Danli, and all I knew about Honduras was that it was somewhere south of Mexico. I had never traveled outside the United States, and I had yet to meet Santos, Ramon and the dozens of other Hondurans who made up the small congregation of Christians in Danli.

Back at the hacienda, I dropped the fruits and vegetables into the sink full of soapy water that awaited them. Other ladies began the tedious task of scrubbing the produce, rinsing it in bleach water, patting it dry and placing it in the sun. This procedure had become a daily routine since our team of 26 had arrived in the mountain village of Danli, Honduras.

When the mission society of my local church decided to send a team to Honduras to build a church — a team that would live for two weeks in the village of Danli and both “work and witness” with the people there — I decided to go. Each team member had his or her own reason for going to Honduras. Some went out of compassion; some out of curiosity;

and others went to compensate for their material blessings by working two weeks for the poor. But my reason for going was different. I was searching for something. As a young Christian, I had survived the tempestuous years of adolescence. But recently I felt as though the absolutes of my faith were disintegrating into widening shades of gray. I needed assurance that God was indeed involved in my daily life in a very personal way. I wanted proof of his intervention in the tedium of daily routine, of His concern for the trivia of everyday living. What I had failed to find in the bustle of activity that comprised my life in the United States, I hoped to find among the people of Danli. OLIVET.EDU


Eileen patted dry the huge watermelon I had brought from market. “We’d better hurry,” she said. “Santos will be here in less than an hour.” Santos was the national pastor’s wife, mother of four — and heavy with her fifth child. Learning this fact while planning our trip, we ladies had tucked in a few baby items along with gifts of used clothing and pieces of fabric. Armed with these slightly crumpled presents, we had planned a baby shower for Santos. Santos was 28 years old; this would be her first party. Carefully, we all dressed for the baby shower — pulling out our best clothes from open suitcases, shaking out wrinkles and checking for insect intruders in creases and pockets. In the kitchen, an extra sheet served as a tablecloth. Our centerpiece was a handmade clay pot, shaped from the soil of Danli by a local craftsman, and a bouquet plucked from the flowering tree on our big veranda. The family arrived promptly. Santos wore a new dress made from fabric brought by one of our ladies, sewn on the Singer machine that flew the 2,000 miles with us. Her soft blond hair was pulled back with small brown combs, and a few stray freckles adorned her nose. I was impressed with the appearance of the children. Their faces shone from a recent scrubbing, and their clothes were pressed and clean. This had all been accomplished in spite of the fact that the parsonage had no running water. Every drop of the water used for cooking, clean and bathing had been carried up the hill from the village — on top of Santos’s head! Santos beamed as she sat near the piles of presents. I handed her a large gift tied with pink bows. She ran her finger along the silky ribbon and smiled. Tenderly, she

untied the bow and unwrapped the gift. Inside were a pair of tiny house slippers and a crocheted baby blanket. “Pretty,” she laughed. Then shyly she asked, “The others are for me, also?” I nodded my head. Her eyes widened in disbelief; she could not imagine it was true. Soon Santos was surrounded by stacks of carefully folded paper and piles of colorful infant clothing. Only one present remained. It was mine. I had deliberately delayed giving it to her. But as I realized that she would open my gift next, a large lump formed in my throat. Oh, why had I been so impractical! My mind raced back to the States and the day I had bought the enclosed fabric. My sister and I had gone searching for a suitable piece of fabric to take as a gift for the pastor’s wife in Honduras. While my sis skimmed through the ginghams and polyesters with a practiced eye, I rummaged through the remnant table. “This is a nice piece,” she said, holding a cotton bolt of pastel swirls. But my eye had been taken by a large piece of heavy fabric on the remnant table. Its navy blue background was splashed with jaunty green parrots and fuchsia pink flowers. “I like this,” I ventured. “Be reasonable,” my sister retorted. “It’s too heavy for a dress, the pattern is too big, and it probably won’t even make up nicely!” I knew she was right. Yet, I was so drawn to that colorful piece of heavy cloth! So, while an Indiana snowstorm raged outside the window of the fabric shop, I bought the bright remnant. But as I stood holding the package — the sounds of real parrots in my ears, the perpetual sweat creeping down my back

— I felt very foolish. Silently, I chided myself for such impulsive buying. What possible use would Santos have for that hunk of heavy cloth? Reluctantly, I handed Santos my gift. I stared down at my sandals, feeling my cheeks flush. I listened as she slipped off the ribbon, removed the paper. Then there was silence. Such silence. I looked up into the face of Santos, unprepared for what I saw there. She was crying! Quickly, I took one end of the material and helped her spread it out on the kitchen floor, thinking perhaps she would like the fabric if she saw its pattern. Soon, green birds and pink flowers lay in colorful display on the sprawled cloth. To my dismay, she began to cry even harder. But she was laughing, too! She hugged me, as her words spilled out in a mixed muddle of English and Spanish. “O, bonita! Pretty! For my bed, si? I have never had — how you say?— bedspread. But for long time now, Santos pray here in her heart for bedspread. And you, my sister from far country, bring my bedspread! Glory a Dios! Praise God!” Our chattering group grew quiet, touched with the simplicity of Santos’s faith, with the reality of her answered prayer. For each of us, Psalm 37:4 had taken on new meaning. “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” As for me, I knew my search was ended as I watched Santos caress the colors in that piece of cloth. My heart was filled with wonder and love for the Great Creator, who cared about fabric remnants and bedspreads — and me.

When Olivet The Magazine asked MARY LOU CARNEY for a story of hers to publish, she sent us this original from 1984. Her inspiration was the “Work and Witness” trip she took with Valparaiso Church of the Nazarene. Thanks, Mary Lou, for blessing our readers.


Serving Humanity The education and training students in the School of Life and Health Sciences receive augment the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the Olivet experience. Through programs that address some of society's most critical needs, students prepare for a role in developing healthy communities and improving the quality of life for people of all ages and cultures.




Global Technology Olivet’s Computer Science program allows students to work closely with their professors, applying knowledge and participating in major research projects together. Students often choose study abroad programs to experience technology in other world areas, developing their skills and learning how to adapt quickly to changes in the ever-growing field of technology.






Ollies Follies Tradition continued on the campus fields and lawns with Ollies Follies competitions this fall. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior class teams vied for points and bragging rights. In the process, they discovered more about the importance of teamwork. Seniors claimed the title!




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As we contemplate the wonder of the season, Olivet The Magazine calls upon faculty and friends to explore their own, everyday stories of faith and calling. May we be inspired by details of their service as we once again encounter the extravagant love of our great God.



The Business of Discipleship Glen Rewerts

For most people, the college years are the most memorable, nostalgic years of an individual’s life. A time of “firsts.” Freedom of living in a dorm. Making lifelong friends. Exploring possible future careers. Romantic love, possibly. Exploring new ideas and ways of thinking. Formulating and testing convictions and faith. College is a great launching time. A place where students fire up their engines to shoot off into the future. College is also the key time to speak into a soul’s life. To challenge nonbelievers to believe. To encourage young believers to search and go deep with the Christ of the Scriptures, who is sometimes very different than what popular culture understands. Before each academic year begins, I pray for the students God will lead to join a discipleship Bible study with me. I ask God for the spiritual devotion and physical strength to be faithful to His call. When I ask students to join this Bible study, I often follow up with these questions: 26 OLIVET.EDU

“Are you sure? This could change your world.” “There are some places that once you go, you can’t really go back.” “Once God reveals Himself to you and you give yourself to Him, everything changes. He might rattle your priorities. He might challenge your career goals. He might ask you the same questions He asked the early disciples.” “Are you sure you’re ready for that?” And a few students do step up. Together, the students and I begin our journey by understanding that discipleship is about practicing the “purpose-driven disciplines” which train us in how to sincerely walk with Christ. I invite students to model with me the habits of praying, studying the Scriptures, fellowship and the sharing of the Gospel. I ask God to help me communicate beyond the mechanical list of disciplines. I want students to see the living God who desires a loving relationship with those He has called by name.

I know our study is hitting home when a student says to me, “Hey, Dr. Rewerts, I heard Him this morning.” Or when a student shares with the group, “I think God’s leading me to pray and reach out to a classmate.” Or when a student comes up to me and says, “Hey, Doc, help me with this memory verse.” Then, he puts his hand on my shoulder and recites John 14:21, “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” A discipleship Bible study is different than a head knowledge Bible study. It has dueling purposes: “To know Him and to help Him be known.” Students quickly learn that practicing the disciplines is just using the tools passed from generation to generation as a means to fall in love with the one true God of the Scriptures. Through this type of study, we learn and know of His character, what He loves, what angers Him, the passions of His heart, where He won’t compromise, His call to holiness, and the

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I promised you” - Genesis 28:15

never-ending extent to which He will go to save, protect and grow His children. Olivet is a great place to challenge students as they launch into the future, and it’s a beautiful place to experience God. Once students understand and know Christ intimately, I challenge them with the very words of God Himself: to die to themselves, so that Christ can live through them. Students learn that the purpose of lifting up His name through their words and good works is to bring more glory to the name of Christ. They come to know that more glory to God means more people will get to see the face of God. I challenge students (and they challenge me) to experience the very presence of God. And when it’s all said and done, when the titles of professor and student have evaporated, we have a genuine fellowship of like-hearted friends. Our “common overriding purpose” turns into a “common overriding passion” with God taking His rightful priority in our lives.

That’s when we bond. It’s personal. We become brothers because we know our Father is with us, and we know He is watching over us. We know He may very well bring us to places we would not otherwise go. And though we will be spread to distant lands, our Father will not leave us. And one day, as He promises, He will gather us all up again. Then, we will share our stories of His authority and His glory. “Then Jesus came to them and said, ’All authority in heaven and on earth have been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’”(Mathew 28:18–20)

DR. GLEN REWERTS is dean of The McGraw School of Business at Olivet Nazarene University. He has led Olivet’s business programs since 1993. He is a strong advocate for the integration of the Christian faith into the curriculum and strives to lead students in being part of the Great Commission. He is responsible for establishing the University’s first 4+1 Accelerated Bachelor/Master program. A member of the Christian Business Faculty Association, he is also an advisory member for the Leadership Center and Enactus. In 2014, he was named Olivet’s Faculty Member of the Year. Before joining Olivet’s faculty, he was employed as an attorney with First of America Trust Company and with Craig and Craig, Attorneys at Law, in Central Illinois. He maintains his license to practice law in Illinois, and is he also active as a local businessman and real estate developer. In addition, he has served on community boards such as The Salvation Army, Rotary and Youth For Christ.



Brian Stipp The Biblical record makes it clear that God cares deeply about those in need. Through Moses, God directs His chosen people to be “openhanded”: to give to the poor and show kindness to foreigners (Exodus 22; Deuteronomy 25). Christ’s message in Matthew 25 — that when we care for one of the least of His brothers and sisters, we are caring for Him — stops us in our tracks. These words compel us to ask where there are injustices around us and what we might do about them. Injustices abound in the field of special education. Very often in our nation’s schools, the children and teenagers who need the most help don’t get it. Individuals with disabilities are often victims of educational injustice, not receiving the instruction and support that would set them up for a lifetime of flourishing. There are many avenues we can take to work on behalf of these precious students. Early intervention, public policy, family support and simple neighborliness are a few. Becoming an excellent special education teacher is one of the most influential ways to provide care for the children and youth with disabilities. Personally, this was my daily work in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) from 2003 to 2013. Soon after graduating from Olivet with degrees in international business and Spanish, I started as a special educator in CPS through an alternative licensure program. I came into this role with an understanding of the inherent dignity of my students and an eye for the injustices in my classroom. I saw highly intelligent yet low functioning students, academic struggles leading to problem behaviors, and the academic and social/emotional influences of chronic poverty.


During my first years of teaching, I had much to learn. But once I acquired the necessary tools for teaching and managing students, a vision of providing a truly dignifying educational experience for my students became a reality for me. Despite the significant home obstacles my students faced, I was able to foster a classroom environment in which they enjoyed their time with one another. They made significant academic gains. By way of read-aloud, they journeyed to the 30th story of Wayside School, the Big Friendly Giant’s Dream Country and Narnia. In 2013, I returned to Olivet with the goal of starting a new special education major. For a year, I led the ONU School of Education in crafting a program that would train graduates to be education specialists. We planned to equip our candidates with tools and strategies to teach students with complex academic and emotional problems. We wanted to help them develop a vision for and understanding of the immense worth and truly special nature of their future students. In 2014, Olivet launched its Special Education Teacher Training Program. Olivet’s special education major meets the Illinois standards for teaching the characteristics of various disabilities and appropriate methods of instruction. But it doesn’t stop there. The vision of the program is peppered throughout. In one class, we read a passage from St. Augustine’s City of God from the fifth century. Augustine asserted that human differences come from God, who “sees the similarities and diversities which can contribute to the beauty of the whole.” In another class, we use Henri Nouwen’s In the Name of Jesus to start each class meeting. Nouwen proposes a vision for Christian leaders whose “divine vocation … allows them to enter into a deep solidarity with the anguish underlying all the glitter of success, and to bring the light of Jesus there.” In May 2017, we proudly watched the first three graduates of the ONU Special Education Teacher Training Program walk across the Centennial Chapel stage. Eight more are scheduled to graduate in May 2018. These men and women are poised to spend their school days working to lift up those whom Christ Himself has dignified.

DR. BRIAN STIPP ʼ02 is an assistant professor in Olivet’s School of Education with a Ed.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He served as a special education teacher on the southwest side of Chicago for 10 years. The elementary and middle grade students Dr. Stipp taught in Chicago serve as a daily inspiration, motivating him to train pre-service special educators with the urgent academic, social and emotional needs of their future students in mind. He enjoys reading (Wendell Berry and John Steinbeck are two of his favorites) and blogging about contemporary American life. His academic research interests include social and emotional learning and multicultural education. He also teaches in the University Honors Program.

“...bring the light of Jesus there.”

a triple-dog-dare for christmas Les & Leslie Parrott

“Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid-year revolved.” 30 OLIVET.EDU

It’s almost inevitable. Sometime during the days leading up to Christmas, our family will stumble upon the 1983, now classic holiday film, “A Christmas Story.” Some stations seem to run it on a continuous loop at Christmastime. We’ve seen it in our home enough to be able to recite dialogue from various scenes. We watch the wintry exploits of the nine-year-old Ralphie Parker and his thwarted desire for a forbidden Christmas present: an official Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock. It’s become a tradition for us. Chances are you’ve seen this satirical yet sentimental and cozy holiday film, too. Remember the scene where children gather at a school playground on a snowy day? On a “triple-dog-dare,” one of the children, Flick, agrees to put his tongue on the flagpole to see if it sticks. That’s when our family yells at the screen: “Don’t do it!” But he does. Every year. Flick screams, “Stuck! Stuck! Stuck!” All the children abandon Flick and retreat into the warm classroom. As class begins, the teacher sees Flick out the window and recoils in horror. His tongue is frozen to the pole. Eventually firemen extricate Flick, and he walks back into the room with a bandaged tongue. The teacher demands to know who put Flick up to this preposterous act. But no one confesses. Everyone sits without saying a word. Then we hear Ralphie (who narrates the story) as he silently muses: “Adults loved to say stuff like that, but kids knew better. Kids knew it was always better not to get caught.” Truth be told, most adults feel the same way. Who likes to admit fault and confess what they might otherwise get away with?

Recently, Les said something that startled me: “This past year I think I’ve been impatient with you way more than I like. I know I can do better, and I want you to know I’m working on it.” Whoa! I (Leslie) didn’t see that coming. And I’ve got to tell you that it warmed my heart. Les must have known I needed this gift. Before he said it, I was beginning to feel a bit like Flick, stuck out in the cold of our relationship on occasion. But that little confession changed everything. In fact, it caused me to eat a little slice of humble Christmas pie myself and confess something to Les: “I don’t give you enough credit for everything you do to create family memories with your boys. You give it so much creative thought, and I too often take it for granted.” These little confessions made each of us about as happy as a boy receiving a heretofore denied Red Ryder BB gun on Christmas morning. So what do you think? Are you willing to confess a little marital or parental infraction this season? It need not be big. Maybe it’s an annoying habit, like leaving your towel on the floor or not sticking to your budget or being insensitive, annoyed or quick-tempered. And if you happen to catch “A Christmas Story” while flipping channels this year and get pulled into Ralphie’s narration of a tale about a middle-class family negotiating the perils of Christmas, maybe the scene about Flick and his frozen tongue will remind you to confess a fault you’re working on. And that just may be one of the best gifts you can offer this season. Oh, and if your spouse is reading this article and decides to confess a blunder, be sure to offer plenty of grace and kindness. We triple-dogdare you.

But here’s a secret that might make your whole Christmas season brighter. When you admit a fault to your spouse or your children and tell them you’re working on it, they’re likely to see this as one of the best Christmas gifts you could give.

DRS. LES ʼ84 and LESLIE PARROTT ʼ84 are psychologists and New York Times bestselling authors of numerous books, including Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, which has sold more than 2 million copies. They have been featured in numerous media outlets, including “The Today Show,” Fox News, CNN and “Oprah.” They are also co-directors of the Center for Healthy Relationships at Olivet. See for more about them and their work.



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OPEN ARMS Finding Peace in Difficult Times


DR. JOHANA BARRERO who speaks English, Spanish and some French, joined Olivet’s full-time faculty in 2014. With her extensive knowledge in the areas of Latin American literature, she teaches courses in Latin American literature, Peninsular literature, and Spanish translation and interpretation. As a native Spanish speaker from Colombia, South America, she also teaches all levels of Spanish, and Spanish culture and civilization. One of her special interests is studying the indigenous communities in Latin America and around the world. She and her husband, Fabian Romero, are the parents of two smiling, outgoing, imaginative daughters named Camila and Ana. Fabian is an IT software engineer with IBM in Chicago.


I ca n g i v e a n e x c u s e f o r my u n i q u e a c c e n t . M o re t h a n t h i s , h o w e v e r , I f e e l b e t t e r w h e n I a m a b l e t o say f re e ly t h a t I a m a n i m m i g ra n t , t h a t I h av e l i v e d i n t h i s c o u n t r y f o r 1 1 y e a rs , a n d t h a t I g i v e t h a n k s t o G o d e v e r y d ay o f my l i f e f o r H i s b l e s s i n g s . By Johana Barrero From a very young age, I was fascinated by languages. I am the kind of person who always wonders about the meaning behind the words that we use. My mind cannot rest until I understand perfectly the reason each word exists — from where its roots come. I search for the ways in which these words can come to mean more than their definition, how the same word can express or signify something completely different from one country to another. I have had very little clarity in my life, but one thing I have always been certain of is my passion and my profound desire to teach my language and my culture to those who would learn. I am a Spanish teacher; that is my job — but more than that, it is my way of life. Teaching Spanish is what truly defines me because, in doing it, I not only teach the beauty and the richness of my own language. I also share with my students my story, my life and the road I have had to travel to arrive at this point in my life. On the first day of every class I teach, I tell my students several things: my first and last name, my origin and my nationality. I tell them that I am a Colombian, from one of

the most wonderful and exotic countries in the world, and that I am very proud to be Colombian. It seems to me that by mentioning this, I can give an excuse for my unique accent. More than this, however, I feel better when I am able to say freely that I am an immigrant, that I have lived in this country for 11 years, and that I give thanks to God every day of my life for His blessings. I thank Him for giving me the opportunity to be free, to be safe, to be without fear; but above all, I thank Him that I am able to have an open, sincere relationship with Him. I grew up in one of the most violent countries in the world, living in one of the most dangerous cities in the 1980s. The members of my family were kidnapping victims in 1998. Since then, my relatives and I have had to take refuge in various locations — not only to be safe, but also to be able to have a better education and improved quality of life. I immigrated to this country and, since then, I have not stopped working and studying for a single day. Neither have I ceased to receive the love of many who have become like family to me. In this country, God found me, and I accepted His call on my life. I learned to forgive. I learned to understand that my

past is part of my personal story. Today, I am able to speak freely about my history. When I am teaching my classes, I feel fulfilled and satisfied. It is incredible to see that my students are learning Spanish because they want to, and not only because it is a good skill to have or because it looks good on a résumé. I can confirm every day that many of them are in my classes because they want to learn another language for a purpose: to bring the kingdom of God to other places. Many of them understand that one of the best ways to share the Word of God and the love of God is to speak the same language as the people in other communities. Many of my students have immigrated to other countries in Latin America as missionaries to Spanish-speaking nations and are now sharing a small piece of heaven here on earth. Little by little, I understand more why God has given me this love of languages. I see more of why He opened so many doors for my family and me. He already knew the impact we would have on the lives of people in this country.



BRAZOS ABIERTOS encontrar la paz en tiempos difíciles


DR. JOHANA BARRERO maneja los idiomas de Inglés, Español y algo de Francés. Enseña como profesora de tiempo completo en la Universidad de Olivet desde el año 2014. Con su extenso conocimiento en las áreas de literatura latinoamericana, ell enseña las clases de literatura, literatura Peninsular, y la clase de traducción e interpretación. Como una hablante nativa de Colombia, Sur América, ella enseña varios niveles de Español y la clase de Cultura y Civilización de España. Uno de sus intereses principales es el estudio de las comunidades indígenas latinoamericanas y alrededor del mundo. Ella y su esposo, Fabian Romero son los padres de dos felices, extrovertidas y creativas hijas llamadas Camila y Ana. Fabian es un ingeniero de sistemas y trabaja para IBM en Chicago.


S i e n t o q u e a l d e c i r e s t o , p u e d o d a r u n a e x c u sa p a ra m i a c e n t o d i f e re n t e , p e ro t a m b i é n m e s i e n t o b i e n c u a n d o p u e d o d e c i r l i b re m e n t e q u e s o y u n a i n m i g ra n t e . Por Johana Barrero Desde muy pequeña tuve una fascinación por los lenguajes, soy de las personas que piensan en el significado de las palabras por mucho tiempo, mi mente no puede descansar hasta que no entiendo muy bien la razón de existir para cada palabra, de dónde viene su raíz o cómo esas palabras se pueden convertir en algo más; o incluso cómo una misma palabra puede expresar o significar otra cosa totalmente diferente en otro país. Hace varios años entendí y acepté mi llamado a ser una maestra de lenguas extranjeras. No he tenido muchas cosas claras en mi vida, pero una de las cosas que siempre tuve clara fue mi pasión y mi deseo profundo por enseñar mi lengua, pero también por enseñar mi cultura. Al aceptar este llamado, me dí cuenta que Dios en realidad tenía otros planes para mí. Enseño español, este es mi trabajo, pero también es mi estilo de vida, es lo que más me define, porque al hacerlo, no solo enseño la belleza y la riqueza de mi propia lengua, sino también comparto con mis estudiantes mi historia, mi vida y el camino que he tenido que recorrer para llegar hasta donde me encuentro ahora.

El primer día de mis clases, cuando inicio un semetre nuevo, les digo dos cosas a mis estudiantes. La primera, mi nombre y mi apellido y la segunda, mi origen y mi nacionalidad; les cuento que soy colombiana, que soy de uno de los países más maravillosos y exóticos del mundo y que me siento muy orgullosa de serlo. Siento que al decir esto, puedo dar una excusa para mi acento diferente, pero también me siento bien cuando puedo decir libremente que soy una inmigrante, que vivo en este país hace 11 años, y que le agradezco a Dios todos los días de mi vida por darme la oportunidad de ser libre, de estar segura, de no tener temor, pero sobre todo de poder tener una relación abierta y sincera con Él. Crecí en uno de los paises más violentos del mundo, viví en una de las ciudades más peligrosas en la década de los 80. Mi familia fue víctima del secuestro en el año 1998 y desde ese entonces yo y mis familiares nos hemos tenido que refugiar en diferentes lugares, no sólo para estar seguros, sino para poder tener una mejor educación y una mejor calidad de vida. Inmigré a este país y desde ese entonces no he dejado de trabajar y estudiar un solo día, pero tampoco he dejado de recibir el amor de muchas

personas que se han convertido en mi familia. En este pais, Dios me encontró a mí y yo acepté su llamado. Aprendí a perdonar y a darme cuenta que mi pasado es parte de mi historia y hoy puedo hablar libremente de esa historia. Cuando estoy en mis clases, me siento plena y satisfecha; es increíble ver que mis estudiantes no solamente estan aprendiendo Español porque es una buena habilidad, o porque puede ser una ventaja más en sus hojas de vida, sino porque puedo confirmar cada día que muchos de ellos están en mis clases y quieren aprender otra lengua porque tienen un propósito, porque quieren llevar el reino de Dios a otros lugares y porque muchos de ellos entienden que una de las mejores formas para compartir el amor y la palabra de Jesús, es hablando el mismo lenguaje que otras comunidades. He sido testigo de cómo muchos de mis estudiantes han inmigrado a otros países en Latinoamérica, son misioneros en países hispanohablantes y están trayendo un poquito de cielo aquí a la tierra. Poco a poco comprendo más por qué Dios me regaló este amor por las lenguas y por que abrió tantas puertas para que yo y mi familia pudiéramos impactar la vida de otras personas en este país.



BRAS OUVERTS Trouver la paix dans les moments difficiles


DR. JOHANA BARRERO a rejoint le corps professoral d'Olivet en 2014. Avec ses vastes connaissances dans les domaines de la littérature latino-américaine, elle enseigne des cours de littérature latino-américaine, de littérature péninsulaire et de traduction et d'interprétation en espagnol. En tant qu’originaire de la Colombie, en Amérique du Sud, où l’on parle l’espagnol, elle enseigne également le cours d’espagnol à tous les niveaux, et le cours de culture et civilisation espagnole. L'un de ses intérêts particuliers est l'étude des communautés autochtones en Amérique latine et à travers le monde. Elle et son mari, Fabian Romero, sont les parents de deux filles souriantes, extraverties et pleines d’imagination, Camila et Ana. Fabian est un ingénieur en informatique, il travaille chez IBM à Chicago.


Q u e j e v i s d a n s c e p ay s ça f a i t 1 1 a n s , e t q u e j e re n d s g râ c e à Dieu chaque jour de ma vie pour Ses bénédictions. Par Johana Barrero Dès mon très jeune âge, j'étais fascinée par les langues. Je suis le genre de personne qui m'interroge toujours sur la signification cachée des mots que nous utilisons. Mon esprit ne peut pas se calmer jusqu'à ce que je comprenne parfaitement la raison pour laquelle chaque mot existe, ses racines viennent d’où. Je cherche les moyens par lesquels ces mots peuvent signifier plus que leur définition, comment le même mot peut exprimer ou signifier quelque chose de complètement différent d'un pays à l'autre. J'ai eu très peu de clarté dans ma vie, mais une chose dont je suis toujours certaine c’est ma passion et mon profond désir d'enseigner ma langue et ma culture à ceux qui aimeraient les apprendre. Je suis professeur d'espagnol; c'est ça mon métier -- mais plus que cela, c'est mon mode de vie. Enseigner l'espagnol, c’est ce qui me définit vraiment parce que, en le faisant, j'enseigne non seulement la beauté et la richesse de ma propre langue. Je partage aussi avec mes étudiants mon histoire, ma vie et le chemin que j'ai dû parcourir pour arriver à ce stade de ma vie. Le premier jour de chaque cours que j'enseigne, je dis plusieurs choses à mes étudiants: mon prénom et mon nom de famille, mon origine et ma nationalité. Je leur dis que je suis une Colombienne, originaire d'un des pays les plus merveilleux et les plus

exotiques du monde, et que je suis très fière de l’être. Il me semble qu'en leur disant cela, je leur donne une excuse pour justifier mon accent unique. Plus que cela, cependant, je me sens mieux quand je peux leur dire librement que je suis une immigrante, que je vis dans ce pays ça fait 11 ans, et que je rends grâce à Dieu chaque jour de ma vie pour Ses bénédictions. Je Le remercie de m’avoir donné l'opportunité d'être libre, d'être en sécurité, sans peur; mais par-dessus tout, je Le remercie parce que j’ai une relation ouverte et sincère avec Lui. J'ai grandi dans l'un des pays les plus violents du monde, dans l'une des villes les plus dangereuses dans les années quatre-vingts. Les membres de ma famille étaient victimes d’enlèvement en 1998. Depuis lors, mes proches et moi avons dû nous réfugier dans divers endroits - non seulement pour être en sécurité, mais aussi pour avoir une meilleure éducation et une meilleure qualité de vie. J'ai immigré dans ce pays et, depuis lors, je ne cesse de travailler ni d'étudier. Je ne cesse non plus de recevoir l'amour de beaucoup de gens qui sont devenus comme ma famille. Dieu m'a trouvée dans ce pays, et j'ai accepté Son appel dans ma vie. J'ai appris à pardonner. J'ai appris à comprendre que mon passé fait partie de mon histoire personnelle. Aujourd'hui, je peux parler librement de mon histoire.

Quand j'enseigne mes cours, je me sens comblée et satisfaite. C'est incroyable de voir que mes étudiants apprennent l'espagnol parce qu'ils veulent l’apprendre, et non pas parce que c'est une bonne compétence à acquérir ou parce que ça donne de la valeur à un CV. Je peux confirmer chaque jour que beaucoup d'entre eux sont dans mes classes parce qu'ils veulent apprendre cette langue dans un seul but: amener le royaume de Dieu à d'autres endroits. Beaucoup d'entre eux comprennent que l'un des meilleurs moyens de partager la Parole de Dieu et l'amour de Dieu est de parler la même langue que les gens des autres communautés. Beaucoup de mes étudiants ont immigré dans d'autres pays d'Amérique latine, où l’on parle l’espagnol, en tant que missionnaires et sont en train de partager maintenant une petite partie de paradis avec les gens ici sur terre. Petit à petit, je parviens à mieux comprendre pourquoi Dieu m'a donné cet amour de langues. Je comprends mieux pourquoi Il a ouvert tant de portes pour ma famille et moi. Il connaissait déjà l'impact que nous aurions sur la vie des gens dans ce pays.




FIRST PERSON From Start to Finish

Veronica Abney is already applying the valuable learning from Olivet’s Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership (Ed.D.) program in her work as a church administrator in Chicago. She especially appreciates the dynamics of the team learning approach that the cohort structure provides.

“At Olivet, Ed.D. students do their coursework and dissertation simultaneously,” she says. “Having each professor only one time in the three years of the program gives students a diverse knowledge base. As students, we know that what we are learning applies directly to our dissertation.”

“Our cohort is cohesive,” Abney says. “We utilize videoconferencing to collectively share and plan projects from our different locations. Today’s technology is making our educational experience richer in many ways.”

For Abney, the greatest advantage of Olivet’s Ed.D. program is that “Olivet’s program makes sure students don’t procrastinate on finishing their dissertations. The entire faculty at Olivet is personally supportive and shares in the academic investment of their students' future careers.”

One of the projects Abney and her cohort completed earlier in 2017 is the planning, organizing and presenting of Olivet’s Summer Leadership Institute for high school students. Activities and presentations focused on the topics of self-awareness, communication, goal-setting and interdependence. “I saw the value of teamwork in building momentum and confidence as our team worked with the student participants,” Abney says. “All of us had fun as we experienced interaction and competition. We learned about the power of a team when everyone is working together.” Abney continues to be thankful for her choice of Olivet’s Ed.D. program. Following her research of programs currently available, she selected Olivet’s program because of its unique design.



HIGHER “ PURPOSE We believe higher education should have a higher purpose. Everyone can make a difference. Everyone can be used by God.



Every organization has a story to share. Without marketers, the story never gets told. Communities don’t mobilize. Movements don’t multiply. My desire is to help marketing majors see themselves as messengers who, strategically, serve and influence people. Chris Perez, Business Professor

Chris Perez joined Olivet’s full-time business faculty in 2017. His career experience includes more than 18 years as a marketing professional. As an educator, he is excited to help students discover God as the Mastermind of work. His goal is to train world-class professionals who view marketing as a calling. Some of his career highlights include Kingdom Man by Tony Evans, a Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) bestseller; the award-winning Radio Theatre production of “The Chronicles of Narnia” (more than 2 million sold in the series); and Focus on the Family’s “Adventures in Odyssey” (more than 20 million audio products sold worldwide).




At Olivet, I was surrounded by people who are succeeding and doing great things. That pushed me to want to achieve greatness and use my talents to serve God and people. Jacquelyn Owens, Worship Leader

Jacquelyn Owens ‘11 is the senior treasury coordinator at Equity Residential and a worship leader at Fresh Harvest Ministries in Chicago. “Songwriting for the Church is the best thing I do,” says Owens. “And I get to minister to my co-workers, too.” Owens appreciates the support she receives for her music ministry from other staff members at Equity Residential. They attend Renew Worship nights that she leads. They purchased the


first worship album released by Renew Movement, a worship leaders collective of which she is part. They celebrated with her as “Psalm 91” from that album became a popular worship song in a variety of churches. She is thankful for her business degree from Olivet and how well-prepared she was to apply, interview for and get a job in her field. On the music side, she is thankful for how her participation in Olivet’s music program developed her musical abilities.

The cultivation of human potential will forever be the most valuable organizational element worth supplying. Matt Lyle, GE Aviation Engineer

At least 70 percent of the value of an aeronautical engine comes from the quality of supplier parts. As one of the top commercial manufacturers in the world, GE Aviation prides itself on conducting production processes to the highest degrees of distinction. Hoping to differentiate himself from other engineering candidates after graduate school, Matt Lyle ’09 applied to a two-year rotational development program at GE in which young employees train across four departments. In addition to teaching technical skills, the program heightened his talents in leadership capabilities. Lyle oversees supplier sourcing through proactive and reactive audits to ensure a nearly flawless standard of excellence in all purchased components. New engines are brought to the market only once every decade and are installed into planes for the next 30 years. Therefore, the smallest changes in production can immensely impact the navigation systems. Even more important than maintaining quality in a plane’s engine to ensure a safe voyage.





I’m interested in the field called ‘science policy.’ This is basically how science influences public policy-making. Dr. Ryan Himes, Biology Professor

Ryan Himes joined Olivet’s full-time faculty in 2015, teaching courses in biology, anatomy and physiology as well as teaching in the Honors Program curriculum. Dr. Himes holds a Ph.D. in cell and molecular physiology from Loyola University Chicago. He recently represented the Biophysical Society at a lobbying effort in Washington, D.C., to increase federal funding for scientific research. In 2015, Dr. Himes successfully competed for an American Heart Association pre-doctoral fellowship with his project “Superinhibitory Phospholemman Mutants as Potential Therapeutics for Heart Failure.” During his time at Loyola University Chicago, he co-authored several peer-reviewed publications.





With the dedication of The McGraw School of Business at Olivet Nazarene University on October 4, 2017, the University marked the beginning of a new era in the multifaceted business education experience it offers.


“Today we are naming the Olivet School of Business in honor of alumnus Mick McGraw,” said Dr. John C. Bowling, University president, to those gathered for the ceremony in the Weber Center atrium. “Mr. McGraw’s generous gift will significantly strengthen our growing business degree programs.” McGraw is president and CEO of Eastbrook Homes, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Olivet in 1972. He has a long record of financial support for the University and has recently made a significant gift to Olivet as it continues to expand.

“As The McGraw School of Business, we will continue to transform our program to meet the needs of business and the Church.” Dr. Glen Rewerts, Dean The McGraw School of Business





FIRST PERSON Empowered to Move Forward

Eight weeks and the generosity of mentors can definitely change a life. Just ask Micah Forshee, a senior biology major and student in Olivet’s Honors Program. During the summer of 2017, he discovered more about the calling God has placed on his life. Dr. Mike Pyle, chair of Olivet’s Department of Biological Sciences, helped Forshee make plans for an internship experience by connecting him with Olivet biology alumna Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff ’85. She is the dean of The Graduate School and associate provost for graduate education at Northwestern University (NU).

At the end of the eight weeks, Forsee gave a presentation on his research to a group of post-doctoral researchers and senior lab members. “They engaged with me and were interested in my findings, observations and opinions,” he says. “Their genuine interest humbled me. This was a true blessing from God.” At the beginning of the summer, Forsee was uncertain about what direction to take after he graduates from Olivet in 2018. “At Lurie, I found out that I really like to do research,” he says. “Now I know that research will be a part of my life.”

Thanks to Dr. Woodruff ’s generosity, Forsee was accepted for an intensive, eight-week research experience at Robert Lurie Research Medical Center in Chicago. He worked on the modeling of testicular tissue in mice for later fertility and pharmaceutical testing, conducting his own assigned project. Forsee was seeking intensive research in one of the best labs. That’s what he found with Woodruff at Lurie. “Dr. Woodruff is phenomenal and a renowned scientist,” he says. “Learning from her was an amazing and valuable experience. She empowered me to go forward. God used this experience to change the trajectory of my life.” During his time at Lurie, Forsee often saw Woodruff in the lab. She met with him one-on-one four times to talk about his project and the plan for his future. He worked with Max Edmonds, one of her graduate students, every day in the lab. Forsee credits Olivet’s biology professors for preparing him well for success. “Olivet has equipped me to excel in a top research environment like this one,” he says. “I was able to learn quickly because I already had the foundational concepts, skills and techniques.”




Olivet Nazarene University Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017


Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017 attracted the University’s largest crowds in more than 30 years. With the sold-out For King and Country concert; nail-biting basketball, football and soccer games; and record reunion turnout, the campus was alive and energetic with friends and family from all over the globe. Performances of “Our Town,” the 2017 fall play, featured a student cast and Jerry Cohagan, theatre professor, in the role of Stage Manager. The President’s Dinner, with 200-voice Orpheus Reunion Choir and 180-member Reunion Concert Band, presented classic and music arranged by notable Olivet alumni.



The students participated this year in their own “HOCO2017” events, including games and activities all week, culminating in the Late-Night Pancake Feed, hosted by the Alumni Board. “It’s been exciting to work with the Alumni Board to create an event that celebrates the best of Olivet while uniting old friends,” said alumni director Erinn Proehl. “Next year is already gearing up to be a tremendous gathering.”














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THE CLASSES Professional Accomplishments, Weddings, Births & Adoptions




 CALEB ’10 and ANGIE (EDWARDS) ’12 ERWAY welcomed their first child,

is the new president of Nazarene Theological Seminary, effective October 12, 2017. His ministry career includes serving as a pastor, an adjunct professor, the editor of Preacher’s Magazine and superintendent of the Kansas City District for the Church of the Nazarene.


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Caleb Joshua Erway Jr., on September 8, 2017. They are currently stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana.


married on March 11, 2017, at October Oaks Farm in Webster, Florida. Logan is a talent representative for Kforce Professional Staffing in Tampa, Florida. Meredith is a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. They live in Riverview, Florida. Among the bridal party were best man Kyle Henning ’13, and groomsmen Austin Shearer ’13 and Tony Turner ’13.

AARON WHEELER ’10 and RACHEL GROTERS ’13 were married on August 26,

2017, at River Valley Christian Fellowship (RVCF) in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Aaron is director of student ministries for RVCF. Rachel is the administration specialist at Van Drunen Farms in Momence, Illinois. They reside in Bourbonnais.




 JAKE AND KATIE (M c DONALD) ’11 HARRELL welcomed a girl, Esther Kate,

born on July 16, 2017. Jake is a physical education and health teacher at Southport High School, Indianapolis, Indiana. Katie is an account manager for Eclipse Marketing & Advertising. They reside in Indianapolis.

were married on October 8, 2017, in Dover, Wisconsin. They are currently serving as missionary teachers at Pfuanane Academy in South Africa. NEWELL

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2014  SAM ’14 AND KATHARYN (SCHRADER) ’14 PIMPO welcomed a girl, Selah

Mercy, born on September 13, 2017. Sam is an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army, and Katharyn is CEO of their home. They reside near Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Sam and Katharyn were married on October 29, 2016, in Illinois.



 NOAH ’06/’16 ED.D. AND RACHEL HANSEN, M.D., welcomed a girl, Eloise

Jane, born on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017. Eloise joins Cecily, the proud big sister. Noah is a stay-at-home dad and adjunct professor with Olivet’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Rachel is a family medicine resident at the University of Illinois Chicago in Rockford, Illinois. They reside in Byron, Illinois.

 BRENDAN SHEA ’17 and ARIKA SCHMITT ’16 were married on May 20,

2015  WESLEY SPROUL ’15 and AMBER D e YOUNG ’15 were

married on June 9, 2017, at Sandy Pines Golf Course in DeMotte, Indiana. Wesley works in sales at Court Street Ford, Bourbonnais, Illinois. Amber is a teacher at Grant Park Elementary, Grant Park, Illinois. They reside in Bourbonnais.






 ISAAC LUGINBILL ’17 and AYLA PRICE ’17 were married on

has joined the Bourbonnais Police Department as a patrolman. He has already passed the Illinois Police Academy training and is now in field training. Since 2016, he has served as a military police officer with the National Guard. He is the son of Jeff Domagalski ’86 and Andrea Reno ’91.



2017, at Sparta Church of the Nazarene, in Sparta, Michigan. Brendan is an admissions counselor for Olivet’s School of Graduating and Continuing Studies. Arika is the early childhood director at Chicago First Church of the Nazarene. Among their bridal party were Ashley Schmitt ’16, sister of the bride; and Olivet friends Careena Barker ’17, Morgan Bundenthal (senior), Mitch Lamb ’17, Jonathen Robey ’17, Connor Berg ’17 and ​​​​David Gardner ’17.

June 3, 2017, at Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins, Iowa. Isaac works with sales and game day events for Bravo Sports Marketing in Coralville, Iowa. Ayla is in the management development program at the GEICO regional office in Iowa. They reside in Coralville.


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AT A G LA N C E STUDENTS More than 5,000 — 3,000 of them undergrads — from nearly every U.S. state, 21 countries and more than 40 religious denominations. ADMISSION Based on ACT score and high school records (college transcripts for transfer students). For incoming freshmen, average ACT score is 24. ALUMNI Olivet Nazarene University has graduated many notable alumni who have given back to the University, the Olivet region, the Church and the world in so many ways. There are more than 40,000 alumni living around the world. ACADEMICS More than 140 areas of study offered through the School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Life and Health Sciences, School of Education, School of Music, School of Theology and Christian Ministry and the College of Arts and Sciences. Study-abroad opportunities have included Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Egypt, Romania, Japan, Uganda, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. ACCREDITATION Includes the Higher Learning Commission, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the American Dietetics Association, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. CAMPUS Beautiful, park-like campus features 35 major buildings on 275 acres. Located in the Village of Bourbonnais, Ill., just 50 miles south of Chicago’s Loop, with additional School of Graduate and Continuing Studies locations in Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Grand Ledge and Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Hong Kong. SPIRITUAL LIFE Christian community committed to making worship of God the central focus of our lives. Our faith in Jesus Christ cannot be separated from the educational experience, and we seek to honor God in all we learn, say and do. Through chapel services, each segment of the University community has the opportunity to join with others in worship and receive instruction in the Word and encouragement to serve. Notable and world-renowned speakers regularly address the Olivet community during chapel.



million dollars in financial aid awarded last year to ONU students


ATHLETICS At Olivet, student-athletes compete on 21 intercollegiate teams. Olivet provides competitive athletic awards and scholarships for qualifying candidates. Varsity teams for men include basketball, baseball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, and track and field. Varsity teams for women include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. In addition to varsity sports, more than half of the student body participates in Olivet’s thriving intramural and club sports programs. CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS More than 90 clubs and organizations representing diverse interests, including campus newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine, ROTC, radio broadcasting (Shine.FM), numerous choral and instrumental ensembles (including marching band and the University orchestra), drama and musical theatre performances, intramural athletics, as well as community volunteer and spiritual life organizations. GRADUATE STUDIES AND PROGRAMS Doctor of Education: Ethical Leadership Business: Bachelor of Applied Science in Management, Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Organizational Leadership, Master of Business Administration. Education: Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts in Education: English Language Learners, Master of Arts in Education: Ethical Building Leadership (Principal Preparation Program), Bilingual Endorsement, Driver’s Ed Endorsement, English as a Second Language Endorsement, Reading Endorsement, Teacher Leader Endorsement. Nursing: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Paramedics, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing (RN-MSN), Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner Certification. Ministry: Master of Arts: Biblical Studies, Master of Arts: Christian Ministry, Master of Arts: Family Ministry, Master of Arts: Pastoral Ministry, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Arts in Pastoral Leadership, Master of Arts: Urban Ministry, Master of Ministry, Master of Ministry in Spanish, Master of Divinity, Bachelor of Practical Ministry, Master of Practical Ministry

percent of students receive financial aid


intercollegiate athletic teams compete in NAIA and NCCAA conferences


local ministry and global mission trip opportunities


AREAS OF STUDY Accounting Actuarial Science Art Art - Drawing/Illustration Art - Digital Graphics Art - Painting Art - Photography Art Education Athletic Coaching Athletic Training Biblical Languages Biology Biology Teaching Business Administration Business - Healthcare Management Business - Human Resource Management Business - Management Business - Not-for-Profit/ Philanthropy Business - Operations Management Business - Public Administration Chemistry Chemistry - Biochemistry Chemistry - Forensics Chemistry Teaching Child Development Children’s Ministry Christian Education Communication Studies Communication Teaching Computer Science Corporate Communication Criminal Justice


advanced degrees offered through the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Dietetics Early Childhood Education Earth & Space Science Teaching Economics Economics & Finance Applied Economics Economics & Finance Certified Financial Planning Economics & Finance Corporate Finance Elementary Education Engineering - Architectural Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Civil Engineering - Computer Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Environmental Engineering - Industrial Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Software English English as a Second Language English as a Second Language Teaching English Education Environmental Science Exercise Science Family & Consumer Sciences Family & Consumer Sciences - Family Studies Family & Consumer Sciences - Hospitality


intramural sports and tournaments with more than 3,490 participants each year

Family & Consumer Sciences - Education Fashion Merchandising Finance French General Studies Geography Geological Science Greek Health Education Hebrew History History Teaching Information Systems Information Technology Intercultural Studies Interior Design International Business Leadership Studies Legal Studies Literature Management Information Systems Marketing Marketing - Commercial Graphics Marketing - International Marketing - Management Marketing - Public Relations Mass Communications Mathematics Mathematics Education Military Affairs Military Science Ministerial Missions Multimedia Communication Multimedia Communication - Film Studies


Multimedia Communication - Journalism Multimedia Communication - Live Event Media Management Multimedia Communication - Ministry Media Multimedia Communication - Radio/Record Industry Multimedia Communication - TV/Video Production Music Music Composition Music Education Music Ministry Music Performance Musical Theatre Nursing Pastoral Ministry Philosophy Physical Education & Health Teaching Physical Sciences Political Science Pre-Art Therapy Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician’s Assistant Pre-Seminary Pre-Veterinary Psychology Psychology Teaching Public Policy - Domestic Public Policy - Foreign

study-abroad opportunities and numerous mission opportunities available


Public Relations & Strategic Communication Recreation Recreation, Sport & Fitness Religion Religion - Biblical Studies Religion - Philosophy Religion - Theology Religious Studies Social Science Social Science Education Social Work Sociology Spanish Spanish Education Special Education Sport Management Administration Sport Management Marketing Theatre Writing Youth Ministry Zoology

student-to-faculty ratio, with a total enrollment of more than 4,900


percent career outcomes rate for Class of 2016





BENEDICTION O generous God, giver of every good and perfect gift, kindle within me the flames of charity. Help me to miss neither my neighbor, nor my enemy’s need. Loosen my grip on the things of this world, so that with one hand I might take the hand of someone in need and with my other, hold on to You. Release me from being possessed by riches I do not need and grievances that weary me and mar your presence in my life. You call me to share my very self with those in need. May I become a missionary of charity. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

John C. Bowling, “Charity” in A Way With Words (Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 1999), p. 105



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