Welcome to the Parent & Family Newsletter!
Susan Wolff, Office of University Relations

As we wrap up the month of January on campus, we are already eager for glimpses of spring. The cold weather and snow certainly slows us down and sometimes hinders the campus from getting outside (other than to go to class of course!). However, the concept of 'community' is extremely important to us so we get very creative around here!

The student activities team does a fantastic job offering varied indoor opportunities for fun and connecting, plus we have several sports in season for the campus to rally behind! More details are enclosed below to encourage your student's participation.

I'm really excited about implementing a Parent Prayer Night via Zoomdetails are below. Please consider joining us!

If you have recommendations for items to include in our upcoming bi-monthly newsletters, please send those to ONUcares@olivet.edu

Need to know when your student has mid-terms or a University break? Check out: Undergraduate academic calendar/schedule

Frequently asked questions of parents
The students are off to a
great semester!

The spring 2022 Chapel Theme: “Walking in the Dark” will explore how to walk in faith in the midst of darkness. We encourage families to participate and view live or 'on-demand' check the services out on the Olivet portal: CHAPEL

The Associate Chaplain, Antonio Marshall, is rolling out a new program: Discipleship Groupsand he is recruiting D-group leaders this month. D-groups serve a twofold purpose: to mentor and disciple those already seeking to live in the way of Jesus, and to foster space for students to explore their faith. We will share more in the months to come!
Olivet Parents' Prayer Night
via Zoom
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 @ 7-8 pm (CST)

Have a heart for our student body and University leadership? Please join our first Parents' Prayer Night! To find out more, go to the Google event sign-up or leave a specific request here: Zoom Prayer Sign-up

If you can't join us this time, watch your email for the date of our next one mid-semester.

For the athletic news and schedule, please go to onutigers.com/
For a full listing of University events, please go to olivet.edu/events
From the offices of....

Center for Academic Excellence
The Academic Coaching Center provides FREE course-specific tutoring, academic coaching, writing assistance, supplemental instruction, and specialized study sessions. The ACC is open to all undergraduate students, and we are excited to offer new courses and academic workshops this semester. The ACC continues to provide online options for students in quarantine.

Shuttle services are available for the upcoming Spring Break (please note the signup deadline of Friday, February 18) to Chicago's Midway & O'Hare Airports, click the details below!

ONU Career Development
Our upcoming Internship and Career Fair will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. If you'd like to represent your organization and host a booth, please contact us at careers@olivet.edu by Feb. 18, or proceed and register HERE.

Recreation Services
Check out these weekly indoor opportunities during the winter months!
Connect with other parents through our new network!
Olivet Connect is a new platform for alumni and friends, and it is a great place to connect with other Olivet parents! Follow the sign-up instructions at olivetconnect.com. (Make sure you mark that you are a parent!)

Once you're approved, find the "Groups" tab on the homepage, and scroll down to find the Parent & Family Network group. Students have not yet been invited to make their profile on Olivet Connect, but take a look around the site to see what a powerful network your student will have access to very soon! 
An Encouraging Word from
Tammy Chenoweth

Well, here we go into 2022 and into the final semester of this academic year! I hope that your student didn’t just survive the first semester, but thrived! I also hope, as parents, that you’ve been able to see your student progress well in the areas of academic, mental, and spiritual development.

My prayer for your students is that they would love the Lord their God with all their heart, all their soul, all their mind, and all their strength (Mark 12:30). I continue to pray this over my now-married kids. I have always told them that my main concern was not what they wanted to study or what job they would have, but that they would do what this Scripture verse says. I know if they do this, then I can have confidence in their decisions and what they do with their lives.

Whether you have a senior (and are wondering what’s next for them) or a freshman through junior student, I encourage you to pray this scripture over them this semester and watch with expectancy what God does in their life. I hope this will give you peace throughout the semester. Blessings!

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