Richard Foster Speaks at Pastors Conference

Posted by cservaes on July 23, 2013 in Alumni, Community, Events, Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

"Celebration of Discipline" author Dr. Richard Foster was the featured presenter during Ottawa University's third Annual Conference for Pastors and Laity in March. This year's conference focused on "The Grace of God in the Whole of Life" and featured Foster and his son...

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Saved for His Purpose

Posted by Paula Paine on May 25, 2011 in Alumni, faith, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

Melanie Sarra Hanson ’77 grew up on a farm in Kansas and followed her mother and older sisters’ footsteps to Ottawa University. While at OU, former OU President Dr. Hal Germer was her advisor. He recalls faculty discussing characteristics of ideal students—capable, motivated...

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Socially Engaged

Posted by cservaes on July 23, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Online, "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College"

Whether you’re a student, faculty/staff member or graduate of Ottawa University, social media is a great way to interact with fellow Braves and stay informed about what is going on at the various campuses. The University’s official Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/OttawaUniversity, and...

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Sounds of Spring

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in choir, "Current Students", Events, Music, orchestra, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

The Ottawa University Music Department had a busy spring semester. In addition to the OU™ Concert Choir’s venture to Carnegie Hall (see page 11), a number of concerts were held. The OU Orchestra presented its first spring concert on March 6. The soloists for the concert were OU...

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Strong Dreams

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, Athletics, NFL, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

As the strength and conditioning coach for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, Mike Clark ’77  is living a dream. But it’s a dream that he didn’t allow himself to think about for the longest time. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Clark grew up in the Kansas City area and...

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Students/Faculty Take Alternative Fall Break

Posted by Paula Paine on October 8, 2013 in Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", "Your OU"

During Ottawa University's Fall Break, October 3-6, students who stayed on The College campus had the opportunity to participate in Alternative Break by volunteering at various organizations around Ottawa. Projects undertaken included  assisting at the records center for the Franklin...

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The Culture of Counseling

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, "Graduate School", "Human Resources", "Professional Counseling", "School of Arts and Sciences"

We each belong to a segment of society defined as our “culture,” i.e. the American culture. However, within the broader culture are countless “sub-cultures” that shape who we are and more narrowly classify us as individuals - sub-cultures like our professions, family units...

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The Language of Art

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, "art therapy", Community, counseling, Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences"

Two veteran counselors and a current student recently helped four veterans of foreign wars engage in hands-on healing during a 10-week art therapy group developed by the American Healing Arts Foundation. Ed Rooney ’04 and Dixie Ciccarelli ’05 are both graduates of Ottawa University...

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The Murray Method - Healed to Heal Others

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences"

From Moscow to the mesas of Arizona, there are few things Ottawa University graduate Marilyn Murray ’83 AZ hasn’t experienced. Businesswoman, art gallery owner, student, teacher, counselor, columnist, author, she’s done much in her 76 years, and the word retirement is not in her...

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The Power of Persuasion - Longtime Debate Friendship Proves Beneficial for OU

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

What began for Bob Froning and Roger Fredrikson as a partnership on the intercollegiate debate team in 1941 blossomed into a friendship and mutual devotion to their alma mater that has spanned a lifetime. “Roger will get to you,” says Froning. “In 1941, he had me carry a...

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