EMBArking on a New Venture

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, EMBA, MBA, "School of Business"

While Ottawa University has been offering an MBA degree for several years, it is taking the degree up a notch with the introduction of its Executive MBA (EMBA). Though similar to the traditional MBA program, the differences in the EMBA include audience, delivery, focus, and price. The EMBA...

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Faculty Symposium 2011

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", faculty, "faculty symposium", Uncategorized

Ottawa University professors had the tables turned on them in September when they became students as part of the annual faculty symposium. Dr. John Wells, executive vice president at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, North Carolina, kicked off the three-day symposium with his presentation, &ldquo...

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First Class

Posted by cservaes on September 17, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Indiana, "Your OU"

In 2002, Josh Richards had just finished a degree from Indiana University. With enough credits to graduate but not enough for a specialized major, he graduated with a degree in General Studies so he could “just get done.” He had no idea what he wanted to do with his life...

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Follow Me Home - Mentee Reconnects Alumnus To OU

Posted by cservaes on March 13, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Faculty/Staff, "The College"

In 1946, a discouraged young man withdrew from college because he couldn’t afford the tuition. He approached Ottawa University with no money, but with determination to earn an education. OU offered him a job on the maintenance staff for 75¢ an hour. He accepted. “That opportunity...

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For the Love of Music...and Students

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "Alumni, Music", "Kansas Music Educators Association", "Music Education", "Music Educators National Conference", "The College"

He did it because of his love of music. He did it because he enjoyed playing the saxophone. He did it because a career as a professional musician is difficult financially. But mostly, music teacher Marlin Cooper ’61 did it for the students.

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Forensics Duo Takes First in National Tournament

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

The forensics team traveled to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs in September for the 49th annual Forensics Classic. Junior Michael Matos, Fort Worth, Texas, and Senior Lee Nave, St. Louis, Missouri, received first place in Dramatic Duo interpretation. Freshman Audrey...

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From Cedar Street to Wall Street

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2013 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, "School of Business", "The College"

There’s nothing like a first-hand taste of Wall Street to get the business juices flowing. In early December, nine business students who are members of The College’s DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) chapter traveled to New York City with Business Division Chair Dr...

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From RN to HR

Posted by cservaes on December 2, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "Kansas City", Online, "School of Business", "Your OU"

After being a registered nurse (RN) for more than 25 years, Vivian Derby decided she needed to expand her career options. With a special interest in human resources (HR) and a need to earn her degree online, she chose Ottawa University for her Master of Arts in Human Resources.

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From the President

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Online, "Other News", "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", Wisconsin

146 years of graduates. Just four years to the Ottawa University sesquicentennial! Every one of the six annual commencement ceremonies in which I participate drives home what a tremendous legacy this institution has had over one and a half centuries – a legacy that continues every time we...

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From the President

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Culture, "Higher Education"

Dear Friends, As always, we are pleased to bring you this new edition of the Spirit magazine. Our editor, Paula Paine, our senior designer, Lee Stadler and our communications specialist, Courtney Servaes do a great job for us on these publications and we appreciate their hard work and creativity....

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