Teachin’ Tots

Posted by Paula Paine on February 14, 2011 in education, "School of Education"

Before kindergarten, parents teach their children everything from animal sounds to the alphabet. Kids attend music classes, preschool and ballet lessons. According to Assistant Professor Annette Blecha ’76, play and physical activity are important elements for not only physical...

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The Service Lane

Posted by Paula Paine on November 19, 2013 in Alumni, Athletics, Community, "School of Education", "The College", "Your OU"

From a young age, Steven Lane knew he wanted to help underprivileged children, but his grandmother told him that it wouldn't be until he experienced some type of difficulty in his own life that he would be able to put himself in others' shoes and help in a meaningful way. That difficulty...

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The Transfer Advantage

Posted by Paula Paine on December 2, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, Community, "Current Students", "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "Your OU"

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) has partnered with Ottawa University, one of the nation’s first adult-learning campuses in Kansas City, to allow JCCC students to stay on the JCCC campus to earn their bachelor’s degree in one of four majors: business administration, public...

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University Achieves 60% of Goal; Announces Public Phase of Capital Campaign

Posted by cservaes on September 17, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, Community, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Online, "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", Wisconsin

On June 15, 2012, after 18 months of behind-the-scenes fundraising, Ottawa University’s Advancing the Vision Capital Campaign went public during a special dinner to honor the exceptional generosity of OU’s trustees and major campaign donors to date.

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Vision 2020 Spurred by Groundbreaking Partnership

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

In February, Ottawa University announced a groundbreaking contractual arrangement with the largest provider of educational technology and software in the world – Blackboard. A $650 million company, Blackboard built its reputation by providing software and related services in support of the...

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www.ottawa.edu

Posted by cservaes on July 19, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Community, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Music, Online, "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", Wisconsin

It has been a year of changes for the Ottawa University website, which was launched last September using market research, website metrics and user feedback. The primary goal for the new website is to provide better pathways for directing prospective students in order to increase the number of...

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You’ve Got Mail

Posted by Paula Paine on February 14, 2011 in "School of Education", "study abroad", "The College"

College-wide e-mails changed the lives of three current OU™ students in 2009. Messages many people drop right into their recycling bins allowed these three to experience life as they never had before. Jake McMillian was chosen as one of only 10 students in the entire country to participate...

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Math, Music and Ministry

Posted by Paula Paine on February 2, 2014 in "Academic Programs", Community, "Current Students", "School of Education", "The College", "Your OU"

No one could accuse Senior Kirsten Hansen (left) of getting stuck in a rut. In fact, she thrives on being involved in multiple and very different activities. At Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg, Kansas, she participated in three sports, six music related groups and three clubs. Within the...

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