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Olivet Nazarene University

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Motto Education with a Christian purpose
Established 1907
Type Private
Dr. John C. Bowling
Faculty Approximately 240
Undergraduates Approximately 2,500
Postgraduates Approximately 2,500
Location Bourbonnais, Illinois, USA
Campus Suburban
Sports NAIA, CCAC
Colors Purple & Gold
Mascot
Website www.olivet.edu
This article is about the university in Illinois. For the college in Michigan refer to Olivet College.

Olivet Nazarene University is a liberal arts university located in Bourbonnais, Illinois. The school is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Bourbonnais is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ... The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference consists of 15 members as an affiliated conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... Olivet College is a liberal arts college located in the city of Olivet in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Bourbonnais is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant denomination within the tradition of evangelical Methodism. ...

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History

Olivet traces its roots to 1906 when a group of families in East-Central Illinois started a school to provide a Christian education for their children. Classes were first held in a house in Georgetown, Illinois. 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Georgetown is a city located in Vermilion County, Illinois. ...


In 1908, the school's founders acquired several acres in the village of Olivet. They built a small simple building on this land. In 1909, the liberal arts college was started and the school was given the name Illinois Holiness University. The school was given to the Church of the Nazarene in 1912. It was renamed Olivet College in 1915. 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant denomination within the tradition of evangelical Methodism. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The economic solvency of the school became a problem in the 1920s, and the trustees were forced to declare bankruptcy in 1926. The school's treasurer Dr. T. W. Willingham purchased the school back at an auction and was elected president. The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ...


In 1938, the main building on campus was destroyed by fire. This prompted the school to look for a new location. The current campus was purchased in 1939, and the school moved in the summer of 1940. The present campus was previously the location of St. Viator's College from 1868 until it closed in 1938. With the move, the school's name was changed to Olivet Nazarene College. Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The school grew rapidly from 1946 until 1975 with over twenty major buildings being built during this time. The school's name was changed again in 1986 to Olivet Nazarene University. Since 2003, the Chicago Bears have held their summer training camp at the university. 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National...


For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named Olivet Nazarene University as one of "America's Best Colleges." Olivet is one of only ten Illinois colleges to be named in the "Best Universities – Master's" category[1]. According to U.S. News, schools within the "Best Universities – Master's" category provide a full range of undergraduate and master's programs, a category for which 557 U.S. schools were considered. Olivet, an accredited Christian liberal arts university, offers just over 120 areas of study, including the newly approved Doctor of Education degree in ethical leadership. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


School presidents

  • Dr. T. W. Willingham (1926 to 1938)
  • A.L. Parrott (1938 to 1948)
  • Dr. Selden Dee Kelley (1948 to 1949)
  • Dr. Harold W. Reed (1949 to 1975)
  • Dr. Leslie Parrott Sr. (1975 to 1991)
  • Dr. John C. Bowling (1991 to 2007)
  • Dr. Jeeten Singha (2007 to current)

John C. Bowling is an author and the President of Olivet Nazarene University. ...

School Chaplains

  • Dr. Bill Bray
  • Dr. Michael Benson (current)

Athletics

The Olivet Tigers compete in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) and in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference consists of 15 members as an affiliated conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ...


Men's sports

Men's varsity teams include:

A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... US Armed Forces cross country meet Cross-country running is a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain before other teams. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ...

Women's sports

Women's varsity sports are:

Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Minnesota State High school Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...

See also

The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant denomination within the tradition of evangelical Methodism. ... This is a list of colleges, universities, and seminaries owned and operated by the Church of the Nazarene. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Official athletics website
  • Campus map

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