January 12, 2017
These funds will build upon existing progress in areas of sexual violence prevention,
suicide prevention, and improving campus mental health and wellness.
December 16, 2016
Defiance College serves the higher education needs of a variety of non-traditional
students – from transfer students to veterans to the general adult population.
December 14, 2016
An innovative project developed by Defiance College digital forensic science students
and faculty recently received international recognition at the Reimagine Education
Conference sponsored by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
December 13, 2016
Students from Defiance College’s Social Work Macro Practice with Communities and Organizations class conducted their annual Pay It Forward initiative during the fall semester. This year, the class awarded a $2,000 grant to Project Respect of Northwest Ohio.
December 8, 2016
The 45th annual Defiance College community performance of Handel’s "Messiah" will
be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Defiance St. John United Church of Christ.
December 6, 2016
This weekend, Defiance College Music Programs will present the DC Chamber Singers
and Black Swamp Symphony Orchestra in a Holiday Celebration performance.
December 2, 2016
The music of the season can be heard from the Defiance College Community Band (DCCB)
in their 10th annual Holiday Pops performance. The concert will be held Tuesday, Dec.
6, at 7 p.m. at the Defiance Community Auditorium, downtown Defiance.
November 29, 2016
On Friday, Dec. 2, a student-run Christmas Carnival will be on the Defiance College
campus to benefit the college's Dance Marathon project in support of the Toledo Children's
Miracle Network. The carnival is open to the public and will run from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. in the Hive in Hubbard Hall.
November 17, 2016
Defiance College announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School
designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse.
November 7, 2016
The Defiance College Community Band will be performing a salute to all veterans on
Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Defiance Community Auditorium. The concert will
highlight and honor our veterans with a variety of patriotic selections.
November 4, 2016
Defiance College DFS faculty and students were recently notified that their FAGIN
(Facial Analysis to Gain Information Now) project made the short-list of nominations
within the Ethical Leadership Award category at the Reimagine Education National Conference
sponsored by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
November 1, 2016
Defiance College Music Programs will present the W. Oscar Jones Choral Festival on
Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at St. John United Church of Christ, 950 Webster
October 27, 2016
As a member of a national student advisory committee to create change on college campuses
to fight sexual assault, Defiance College junior Denique Dennis had the opportunity
earlier this month to attend a reception hosted by Vice President Joe Biden in his
residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.
October 26, 2016
Whitney Pumpkin Patch will once again be held at the Defiance College campus on Monday,
October 21, 2016
In her inauguration address on Thursday, Oct. 13, Dr. Richanne C. Mankey recognized
Defiance College traditions of the past 166 years while noting that the institution
is finding “innovative ways to embark on our future leading to our 175th birthday
October 20, 2016
Seven Defiance College alumni were recognized during homecoming festivities on Saturday,
Oct. 15, for their accomplishments.
October 20, 2016
Five Defiance College alumni were inducted in the Alumni Varsity D Hall of Fame during
homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 15. They included: James Bailey, Roswell,
Ga.; Jason Lee, Zanesville, Ohio; Jodi Hybart, Defiance, Ohio; Mike Groll, Colorado
Springs, Colo.; Roxane Kruse Kippen, Grand Rapids, Mich. For the first time, two teams
were also inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame: the 1961 Baseball Team and the
1966 Football Team.
October 17, 2016
Defiance College has again received national recognition for its leadership in community
service and engagement with its inclusion in the 2015 President’s Higher Education
Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
This is the ninth consecutive year that Defiance College has been honored.
October 10, 2016
Defiance College will celebrate 2016 homecoming activities Oct. 13-15 with reunions, award presentations, and a gala dinner.
October 6, 2016
Dr. Richanne C. Mankey will be installed as the 19th president of Defiance College
during an inauguration ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 13. The inauguration will highlight
the College’s annual homecoming festivities.
October 5, 2016
The Defiance College student organization Project 701 is hosting a 3K walk/run on
Saturday, Oct. 15. The community is invited to participate.
October 3, 2016
Defiance College will receive $15,000 in a grant award from the Ohio Department of
Higher Education as part of the Transforming Campus Climate grants offered through
the Changing Campus Culture initiative to all campuses in Ohio. The DC grant was one
of nine awarded statewide and is the maximum amount granted by ODHE.
September 13, 2016
Defiance College is once again listed among the top tier of liberal arts colleges
in the Midwest in the 2017 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges. Defiance’s designation in the category of Midwest Regional Liberal Arts Colleges
is three spots higher than last year’s ranking, moving to 38th.
September 12, 2016
Defiance College recently hosted Articulation, an event organized through the Ohio
Association of College Admissions Counseling (OACAC), on campus for the northwest
Ohio region. The event takes place every September in alternating locations.
August 30, 2016
Defiance College’s Women’s Commission Art Gallery will soon present “Wishful Thinking,”
featuring the work of artist Wade Buck. The exhibition will run Sept. 2 through Dec.
August 26, 2016
Defiance College has been approved to continue its participation for another year
as part of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).
SARA is a nationwide initiative to make distance education courses more accessible
to students across state lines.
August 25, 2016
On Tuesday, Sept. 13, Defiance College will formally welcome the class of 2020 to
campus at the fall convocation ceremony. This year’s theme is "Setting Your Path to
August 22, 2016
Two Defiance College representatives, faculty member Dr. Jo Ann Burkhardt and McMaster
School for Advancing Humanity dean Mary Ann Studer, gave presentations this summer
at conferences on aspects of the McMaster School’s distinctive higher education model
of undergraduate research.
August 18, 2016
This summer, Defiance College welcomes four new full-time faculty to campus. Each
new addition brings skills and experiences that will add to student learning and campus
collaboration on interdisciplinary projects.
August 15, 2016
Once again demonstrating the direct positive impact that can be made in communities
around the globe, Defiance College’s McMaster School for Advancing Humanity is working
with partners locally and in Belize to increase the frequency and quality of eye care
to rural populations in the Central American country.
June 9, 2016
Marketing students at Defiance College gained experience running an advertising campaign centered on a local business this past semester. After DC’s commencement ceremony, the campaign ran online for two weeks and concluded at the end of May.
May 25, 2016
Nine Defiance College Service Leaders recently returned from Nicaragua where they
spent eight days participating in service learning projects in Chinandega and Managua.
May 19, 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
May 10, 2016
Defiance County Sheriff David J. Westrick was presented the silver Pilgrim Medal during
the Defiance College commencement on Saturday, May 7, for his "immeasurable service
to the community and unwavering friendship" to the college.
May 10, 2016
Graduating senior Katelyn Haydett of Saint Clair Shores, Mich., was awarded Defiance
College’s highest honor, the bronze Pilgrim Medal, for the leadership and integrity
she demonstrated as a student. She received this honor during the commencement ceremony
on May 7.
May 9, 2016
Defiance College held its 129th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7. 178 graduates
were awarded diplomas during the 12 noon event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
April 11, 2016
Defiance College Chamber Singers will attend seven area church services sharing their
musical talents with each congregation on Sunday, April 17.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 14, 2016
The Inter-Greek Council at Defiance College is once again collecting gently-used prom dresses for Prom Dress Extravaganza.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 23, 2016
Defiance College has received a $20,000 grant from Autism Speaks to support the ASD Affinity Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.