Academics

Students Score Points in Putnam Mathematical Competition

Addie Ewalt and Josh Megchelsen, senior math majors here at Olivet, both scored points in the Putnam Mathematical Competition on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada. According to the Mathematical Association of America’s website, the Putnam began in 1938 as a competition between mathematics departments at colleges and universities.

Olivet Installs 3,100 Solar Panels on the Roofs of the Perry Center & Hawkins Centennial Chapel.

This summer, Olivet Nazarene University began work on the installation of 3,100 solar panels on two campus buildings through a partnership with SunVest Solar. The Perry Student Life and Recreation Center and the Betty and Kenneth Hawkins Centennial Chapel were selected as ideal buildings for solar panel installation due to their large, flat, and relatively new roofs. The installation process will take a few months to complete and the University is hopeful to begin generating clean energy by the start of the school year.

Recipients of Pence-Boyce Research Grants Pursue Intensive Projects.

This summer, five Olivet Nazarene University students and their faculty mentors will pursue intensive research projects funded by grants from the University’s Pence-Boyce Research Committee and ONU Catalyst. 

Students and faculty will receive generous stipends to support their research over a ten-week period during the summer of 2021. The Pence-Boyce scholarship allows students to focus their summer exclusively on experiments and other hands-on research, which supplements the lecture-based learning during the school year.

Newly Named Student-Run Marketing Agency Launches At Business School.

Initially, Zenith Marketing Agency was beta-tested in fall 2019 with a handful of students. It officially solidified this past fall semester and is building the infrastructure to serve campus and community clients. Approximately 30 students are involved, and their advisor — Assistant Professor of Marketing Chris Perez, is overseeing them.

Enactus 2020 Fall Semester: Resolved to Make a Difference

Enactus is a non-for-profit organization that gives college students the challenge of applying the skills and techniques learned in the classroom toward the community in a positive way. The organization allows students the chance to develop themselves as leaders and community partners.