A First Time For Everything

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

For senior Kiera Wilson, college has been a series of firsts. A first-generation college student, Wilson had never been a member of a team before coming to Ottawa University. She had never boarded an airplane. She had never traveled abroad. But all of that has changed for Wilson, who is from St...

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A Legacy of Learning

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "School of Education", "The College"

Author John Maxwell recounted, "It's been said that there are two kinds of people in life: those who make things happen and those who wonder what happened." Despite her humble beginnings, Beverly (Clinton) Fink '56 has chosen to make a difference in the world around her &ndash...

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Administration - The Right Fit

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, education, Faculty/Staff, "School of Education"

It took a few years, but Dr. Paula Wolfe, the new director of education at Ottawa University-Arizona, has finally found the right job that is a great fit. More interested in the administrative side of her field, she was looking for a university “where running the program is my job,&rdquo...

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Alternative Ed Careers

Posted by Paula Paine on February 8, 2011 in Alumni, education, "School of Education"

Recent college graduates are feeling the pain of the recession just like the rest of the population. They, too, are finding the need to be flexible, think outside the box and look for unexpected opportunities to secure their future. Ottawa University® education graduates are creatively coping...

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Birch Playing Pro Basketball

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in Alumni, Athletics, "School of Education", "The College"

Ottawa University’s all-time leading scorer, David Birch, has achieved his goal of playing professional basketball. However, it may not be what he originally envisioned. Birch is a member of the Washington Generals, the team that loses on a nightly basis to the world-famous Harlem...

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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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Dean of the School of Education

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Arizona, Faculty/Staff, "School of Education", "The College"

Dr. David M. Barnes was recently named the dean of Ottawa University’s newly created School of Education. He will be responsible for building a nationally recognized education program offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Barnes previously served as president and...

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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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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 Shake-up

Posted by Paula Paine on February 11, 2011 in Arizona, Communiversity, education, "School of Education"

Mover. Shaker. These are words that described Todd Aakhus ’00 AZ in a recent Phoenix area magazine article that featured him for his innovative work as director of community partnerships at Rio Salado College in Arizona. Aakhus definitely fulfills the meaning of those descriptors as he...

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