37 Years of Service

Posted by Paula Paine on March 13, 2013 in faculty, Faculty/Staff, "Kansas City", "Karen Mitchell", "Other News", professor, retirement, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

Following a rich background in the Peace Corps, as a probation officer with the State of New Jersey, and an activist for women’s issues and human rights, Dr. Karen L. Mitchell began her career with Ottawa University as a "grader" (teaching assistant) when OU-Kansas City was...

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A Little Backup, Please? Co-Lo to Provide Institutional Peace of Mind

Posted by cservaes on July 19, 2013 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, "Kansas City", "The College"

Top-Ten IT Issues for Higher Education, 2013 1. Leveraging the wireless and device explosion on campus 2. Improving student outcomes through an approach that leverages technology 3. Developing an institution-wide cloud strategy to help the institution select the right sourcing and solution...

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Celebrate OU Charter Day Around the World - April 21

Posted by Paula Paine on March 13, 2013 in Alumni, "Charter Day", Community, Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", "Other News", "The College", "Upcoming Events", Wisconsin

Ottawa University’s roots and traditions can be traced back to the work of Baptist missionaries Jotham and Eleanor Meeker, who labored ceaselessly to improve the lives of the Ottawa Indian Tribe in Kansas. They served as ministers, nurse and doctor, business agents, marriage counselors...

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Covenant of Care

Posted by Paula Paine on October 6, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "Kansas City", "School of Business", "Your OU"

Imagine your mother or father, elderly, ill, dying – living homeless and hopeless on the street. There are no nursing homes or assisted living facilities, and even if there were, there is no money to access them. There is no Medicare, no social security, no universal health care. Your...

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Dear Ottawa Family

Posted by Paula Paine on February 12, 2011 in Arizona, "Kansas City", "Other News"

As with many changes, there is a mix of joy and sadness. This is true with the news that five of our most cherished faculty colleagues recently retired from their long-time careers with Ottawa University. Peter Sandstrom, Mike Sancho, Jerry Malizia, Gus Breytspraak, and Paulette Krenke all...

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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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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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Got Direction?

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

That was the question posed to OU-Kansas City graduates by Ottawa University Board Member and Ransom Memorial Hospital (Ottawa, Kansas) Administrator Larry Felix during his 2011 Ottawa University – Kansas City commencement address on May 21. In answering that question, he proposed that...

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Helping Others This Season?

Posted by Paula Paine on December 2, 2013 in Arizona, Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Online, "The College", Wisconsin, "Your OU"

The faculty, staff and students on Ottawa University's five campuses have a tradition of celebrating the season in a variety of ways, as well as helping others  through a variety of projects, such as the packaging of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, "adopting" families or...

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