Cross Culture, Cross Benefit

Posted by Paula Paine on December 2, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Athletics, Faculty/Staff, "School of Business", "The College", "Your OU"

Zimbabwe is not an African country that many Americans are familiar with, which is all the more reason that new graduate assistant (GA) Keith Dangarembwa is proving to be an asset to Ottawa University. He brings unique perspectives and life experiences to bear on the students and athletes he...

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Cultivating Minds in the Field of Education

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, education, "Kansas State Department of Education", "Ottawa Middle School", "School of Education", "The College"

Brian Hutton and a fellow teacher at Ottawa Middle School wanted to come up with a creative way to get their 7th graders to read. What they decided on was a friendly competition in which each student was rewarded for every 100 pages they read. “They would receive a paper snowball to build a...

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DECA Haunted Hike

Posted by cservaes on March 13, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Community, "Current Students", Events, "School of Business", "The College"

This year marked the second annual DECA Haunted Hike 5k event, which is organized by the OU student DECA group. The event took place Saturday, October 6, with proceeds benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Matt Bollig family. Bollig, an OU transfer student and Braves quarterback...

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Degree of Difficulty

Posted by cservaes on September 17, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Athletics, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, "The College"

Stephone Cotton would be lying if he said it was easy. Cotton, a 2012 graduate of The College, said he had to overcome a number of obstacles in order to earn his business administration degree. “There were a billion things,” said Cotton, who is originally from St. Louis, Missouri...

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Distance Teaching

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", "distance teaching", "Dodge City", "Kansas City", "School of Education", "student teaching"

Cyndy Torres knew she wanted to return to Dodge City at some point in her life. It’s where she grew up. It’s where her family lives. So when the Ottawa University-Kansas City education student was presented with the opportunity to do her student teaching in Dodge City, she jumped at...

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Dr. Robert Veninga Speaks at Cultural Event

Posted by cservaes on July 23, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Community, "Current Students"

This year’s Hostetter-DeFries Family Endowed Cultural Event featured Dr. Robert L. Veninga, award-winning author and professor emeritus of the University of Minnesota. Veninga was on campus February 6 and 7 to give two presentations.

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Dr. Teresa Kriley Named Dean of Instruction

Posted by Paula Paine on October 8, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Faculty/Staff, "The College", "Your OU"

Dr. Teresa Kriley, who has been Ottawa University’s Adawe LifePlan Center Director for two years, was recently appointed as The College Dean of Instruction, filling the position left vacant by Dr. Karen Ohnesorge, who accepted the position of Assistant Dean of OU’s School of...

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E-Textbook Pilot Program

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Online

Three Ottawa University Online courses piloted an e-textbook program in October. Every student enrolled in three courses – Business Communications, Introduction to Human Services and Theories of Personality – were given e-textbooks through Vital Source and Cengage Publishing.

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Education Coursework in the News

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, "School of Education", "The College"

Ottawa University was featured in the May edition of the Harvard Family Research Project. The Project highlighted the need for teacher education programs to prepare teachers to better work and interact with families. Ottawa University, Wichita State University and Kansas State University all were...

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Education on Display

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "School of Business", Wisconsin

Louis Young is a 2008 graduate of Ottawa University-Wisconsin. Tasked with new business development with Frank Mayer & Associates, a major in-store merchandising solutions company, Young’s story exhibits what OU’s adult education is all about. He tells it best in his own words.

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