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Defiance College welcomes Dan Benjamin as commencement speaker

May 4, 2016

One hundred and seventy-eight graduates will be awarded diplomas during Defiance College’s 2016 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7. The ceremony will begin at 12 noon on the Colonnade Green in front of Pilgrim Library.

Nursing pinning ceremony honored Defiance College seniors

May 2, 2016

Five students were recently awarded pins at a ceremony recognizing their achievements as nursing students. The pins serve as a prestigious rite of passage as they graduate with bachelor’s degrees in the nursing profession.

Yellow Jacket Band car wash on Saturday

April 27, 2016

Stop by Autozone in Defiance for a free car wash on Saturday, April 30. The car wash, hosted by the Defiance College Yellow Jacket Band, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Defiance College coffeehouse meet’n’greet on April 28

April 25, 2016

Come mingle with Defiance College admissions staff at BIGGBY COFFEE on Thursday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Spring concert to be performed by DC Community Band

April 21, 2016

The Defiance College Community Band will present their annual spring concert and season finale on Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. The program will be held at the Defiance Community Auditorium.

Annual DC Honors Convocation recognizes student achievements

April 20, 2016

Defiance College held its annual Honors Day Convocation recently to recognize academic achievements of students. Special recognition was also given to faculty and staff.

DC Chamber Singers to present spring concert April 23

April 19, 2016

Defiance College Chamber Singers present “There is Hope” for its annual spring choral concert Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the sanctuary of St. John United Church of Christ, located at 950 Webster St. on the Defiance College campus.

A New Type of SuperPower | Professor Mia Cinelli on TED Talk

April 19, 2016

"What do the Empire State Building, the iPhone, and Times New Roman have in common? They were all designed. Artist and designer Mia Cinelli opens our eyes to the decisions designers make in the world of typography and reveals how these decisions impact our daily lives."

Third annual Hench Autism Studies community outreach event

April 18, 2016

The Hench Autism Studies Program is sponsoring a community outreach event on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Serrick Campus Center on the Defiance College campus.

DC Black Swamp Symphony Orchestra to present Spring Masterworks concert

April 18, 2016

The Defiance College Black Swamp Symphony Orchestra will host their Spring Masterworks concert and season finale on Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. The performance will be held at St. John United Church of Christ on the Defiance College Campus.

DC admissions counselor receives award for efforts with students

April 15, 2016

Defiance College transfer admissions counselor Brenda Averesch was recently awarded the new member award from the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC).


Graduate and undergraduate courses offered over the summer

April 14, 2016

Stay productive and go on a learning adventure this summer. Take a class at Defiance College and build on existing knowledge or learn something new.

Summer classes to feature The Hunger Games and Tolkien works

April 13, 2016

Dive into the fantasy world of your choice and expand your mind with thought-provoking classes on the Defiance College campus this summer.

Taking a stand for kids in need at 8th annual dance marathon

April 12, 2016

The spring Buzzathon, hosted by Defiance College’s Dance Marathon, will be held on Saturday, April 23, from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Karl H. Weaner Center. The Buzzathon is a fun-filled night where DC students and other participants stay on their feet to raise money for children with terminal illnesses.

Church Sing by DC Chamber Singers in mid-April

April 11, 2016

Defiance College Chamber Singers will attend seven area church services sharing their musical talents with each congregation on Sunday, April 17.

Invitation to shoot hoops and support autism awareness

April 8, 2016

Shoot hoops to promote autism awareness on Saturday, April 16, at 5 p.m. The event will take place in the McMaster gymnasium inside the Karl H. Weaner Center on the Defiance College campus.


McMaster School for Advancing Humanity to hold annual symposium April 13 - 14

April 5, 2016

Defiance College’s McMaster School for Advancing Humanity will hold its twelfth annual McMaster Symposium April 13 - 14 on the DC campus. The theme will be “The Question of Individual Liberties as Critical to Improving the Human Condition.” All presentations are free and open to the public.


Memorial service set for Dick Small

April 4, 2016

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Professor Emeritus Dick Small will be held Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. in St. John United Church of Christ. A full obituary appears in The Crescent-News.

Bridget Olenik to present percussion recital on DC campus

March 31, 2016

Defiance College Director of Bands Bridget Olenik will perform a percussion recital on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

DC wrestlers earn All American Honors at national competition

March 17, 2016

The Defiance College wrestling team concluded its 2016 season by bringing home two All American Honors and a tenth place finish as a team at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships held this past weekend in Kissimmee, Fla.

Third annual prom dress drive at Defiance College

March 14, 2016

The Inter-Greek Council at Defiance College is once again collecting gently-used prom dresses for Prom Dress Extravaganza.

Defiance College Community Band to present 8th annual cabaret concert

March 11, 2016

The Defiance College Community Band will host the 8th annual cabaret concert on Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Weaner Center Gymnasium on the Defiance College campus with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Duo Favorito recital at Defiance College March 16

March 11, 2016

Duo Favorito will perform in Schomburg Auditorium on the Defiance College campus at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16. This event is free and open to the public.


DC Choral Union to present sacred cantata during Holy Week

March 9, 2016

The Defiance College Choral Union will present two performances of the sacred cantata The Seven Last Words of Christ by Theodore Dubois at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday of Holy Week.

Rising artist Amy Casey featured in Defiance College gallery

March 7, 2016

The Defiance College Women’s Commission Art Gallery is thrilled to present "Formations," a new exhibition featuring the work of painter Amy Casey. Her art will be on display from Feb. 12 through March 25.

Defiance College receives $20,000 grant from Autism Speaks

February 23, 2016

Defiance College has received a $20,000 grant from Autism Speaks to support the ASD Affinity Program.

Defiance College Community Band to present annual Cabaret concert

February 23, 2016

The Defiance College Community Band will host its eighth annual Cabaret concert on Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Weaner Center on the Defiance College campus with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. All seats are reserved.


Dean’s, Honors lists announced for Fall Semester 2015

February 9, 2016

Each semester Defiance College recognizes students who have attained an outstanding level of academic excellence by naming them to either the Dean’s list or the school honors list.


Opportunity to view nursing tribute film in Defiance

February 4, 2016

Defiance College and the Northwest Ohio Nurses Association (NONA) will be partnering to show a nursing film and documentary. Two show times will be offered Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Schomburg Auditorium at Defiance College; the first at 4:30 p.m. and the second showing at 7:30 p.m.


Defiance College CAN help with area hunger

February 4, 2016

Students, faculty, and staff recently teamed up during a hunger-awareness event on the Defiance College campus. The event, entitled “CAN You Build It?”, collected 1,823 cans of food which were donated to the PATH Center.


Defiance College students' anti-trafficking efforts earn Liberator of the Year award

February 2, 2016

The Defiance College chapter of “Free the Slaves” was awarded the Ohio Liberator of the Year award on the evening of Jan. 17 at the Ohio Liberator Awards ceremony. The award highlights and acknowledges work against human trafficking.


Annual Defiance College Empty Bowls event on Feb. 18

February 2, 2016

The 16th annual Empty Bowls event to benefit the PATH Center is planned for Thursday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 Elliott Road. The project is sponsored by the Defiance College Social Work Organization. The goal is to raise funds to help feed the hungry, with all proceeds going to the PATH Center.


Katie St. Clair gallery reception at Defiance College on Feb. 5

February 2, 2016

A reception for artist Katie St. Clair will be held Friday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Defiance College Women's Commission Art Gallery. Her show, entitled "Erratics," is currently on display in the gallery.


Students represent Defiance College in intercollegiate honor band

January 26, 2016

Five members from the Defiance College bands were represented at the 28th Ohio Private Colleges Instrumental Conductors Association (OPCICA) Intercollegiate Honor Band this past weekend at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. The performance was on Sunday at 1:30 pm at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge.


Poetry collection by Defiance College professor to be published

January 7, 2016

The latest poetry collection by Dr. Mary Catherine Harper, professor of English at Defiance College, is about to be published. Entitled Some Gods Don’t Need Saints, the collection of lyric poetry is scheduled for release by Finishing Line Press on March 18. The chapbook is a semifinalist in the 2015 New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition.

Tax preparation advice at Defiance College Jan. 19

January 6, 2016

Nathan Ehmann of Freedom Tax and Accounting Services, Toledo, will discuss common mistakes people make in preparing their taxes when he speaks at Defiance College on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. in Schomburg Auditorium.


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