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bambrick2 Bambrick named Lincoln Laureate The Lincoln Academy of Illinois honored senior Breanne Bambrick as a Student Laureate in a ceremony at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Nov. 2. The Student Laureate distinction recognizes outstanding seniors for overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. Bre, a social work major, currently serves as student body president, after two years as student body vice president of student relations. READ MORE 


Groundbreaking partnership brings Ed.D. to Kansas
Olivet Nazarene University and MidAmerica Nazarene University announce a collaborative partnership to offer a Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership degree program on the MNU campus in Olathe, Kan. Through the agreement, associates of MNU and qualified applicants throughout the surrounding region will gain convenient access to this challenging, three-year doctoral program that is designed to meet the needs of today’s leaders, regardless of their chosen career fields. 


Elwood Staffing founder honored with 2013 Reed Leadership Award Dr. John C. Bowling recently honored David Elwood for outstanding leadership, through the presentation of the 2013 Reed Leadership Award. Following a successful career in clinical psychology, Mr. Elwood teamed with his son, Mark, to found Elwood Staffing, a leading provider of talent-based solutions. Operating more than 220 U.S. and Canadian service locations, Elwood Staffing’s nearly 1,000 employees serve more than 6,000 clients, putting 27,000 temporary associates to work daily.

bustle Dr. Louie Bustle honored with 2013 Reed Leadership Award
Dr. John C. Bowling recently honored Dr. Louie Bustle for outstanding leadership, through the presentation of the 2013 Reed Leadership Award. Dr. Bustle has dedicated his life to missions, including his leadership as the global mission director for the Church of the Nazarene, and as the first district superintendent for the Dominican Republic. Currently, he gives leadership to Holiness Legacy and is a popular speaker at revivals and Faith Promise services. 

programmed Programmed to succeed
Computer science team Hannah Miller (senior, Marseille, France), Joe Melsha (freshman, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and Will Meitzler (junior, Elk Grove Village, Ill.), placed among the top 15 percent at the 2013 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) international programming contest. Sponsored by IBM and ACM, the competition involved five hours of programming and problem solving as a team. 


Award-winning care Dr. Michael Pyle, practicing surgeon and Olivet biology professor, is the 2013 recipient of Hendricks Regional Health Foundation’s “Treat People Better Award,” recognizing exceptional service and care. Among his many professional accomplishments in his 30-year medical career, Dr. Pyle has provided outstanding care for patients — not only in Indiana but also in Papua New Guinea, Haiti, Swaziland and Rwanda. 


Singing semi-finalists Under the leadership of Dr. Neal Woodruff, Olivet had a strong showing at the 2013 National Association of Teachers Singing (NATS) competition November 15-16, 2013, competing against colleges from Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. Cassandra Petrie and Seth Lowery were regional semi-finalists in the classical division, and Christine Caven was a regional semi-finalist in the musical theatre division. Lowery also placed third in the musical theatre division and qualified for the national competition, to be held in Boston this spring. READ MORE 


Zoology expansion
One of only three zoology programs in the 119-member Christian Coalition of Colleges and Universities, Olivet’s program continues to experience rapid growth with 37 current student majors. Plans for the Reed Hall of Science expansion include a 5,500-gallon replica of the Kankakee River Valley ecosystem, designed by the same architect used by the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. Through this, zoology and other science majors will have the opportunity to study wildlife, vegetation and minerals. 



Kicker Andrew Muzljakovich receives national recognition Senior placekicker Andrew Muzljakovich (Vicksburg, Mich.) is one of only two NAIA players named as a top ten finalist for the 2013 Fred Mitchell Award, honoring college kickers who excel on the football field and in their communities. He was also invited to play in the 2013 National Bowl Game in Miami on December 8, 2013, where he was named Overall Special Teams MVP. 



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