Coordinating Efforts

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2010 in "Academic Programs", Community, "Current Students"

Through a partnership with East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN), OU now has an on-site Volunteer Coordinator.

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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 Between

Posted by Paula Paine on March 13, 2013 in Alumni, Athletics, "Current Students", games, "Jeff Stamp", livestreaming, parents, "The College"

Jeff Stamp’s parents don’t watch every one of his football games from the bleachers of People’s Bank Field. But they do watch every game. Stamp’s parents attend two or three of his games a year in person, and the rest they watch from the comfort of their home in Diamond...

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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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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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Escape

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

Ottawa University alumni (from left to right) Alan Cunningham ’80, David Glavin ’06 and Beth McCluney ’10 rehearse a musical number for Escape, a weekend spiritual retreat for OU™ students. The annual event was held over the first weekend in March and featured small group...

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Farmer, Preacher, Manager

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "Current Students"

Russell Amburn always thought he’d retire as a dairy farmer. “The most wonderful sights and sounds were watching a cow and newborn calf,” Amburn says. “Watching this miracle of new life somehow made everything in the world seem OK for a moment.” Amburn spent most of...

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