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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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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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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From the President

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in Alumni, athletics, education, "Kevin Eichner", "School of Education"

Education. It is what we’re all about. Our raison d'etre. And through our School of Education, which is the focus of this edition of the Ottawa Spirit, we are preparing many others for this noble profession. As we all know, this is a critical time in the field of education as school...

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On Education and the Economy

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

Whatever your opinion of the status of education in America, there can be no dispute that the hard hit on the economy has left virtually every state in the nation scrambling to balance its budget, with the majority putting education under the knife to trim both positions and programs. According...

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Ottawa University’s School of Education

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in education, PEP, "School of Education", "teacher education"

"The teacher education programs of Ottawa University have maintained a recognized standards-based and outcomes-motivated excellence throughout the University's history," says Amy Hogan, director of Kansas education programs. "The School of Education continues to be an innovator...

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P.E. - Prized Educators

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, education, "physical education", "School of Education", "The College"

Teacher of the Year Marcel Kadera-Redmond believes that physical education is about creating experiences for his students. “Every day in class, my students and I participate in activities that help us learn about our bodies and how to live healthy and active lives, while also experiencing...

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School in Real Life

Posted by Paula Paine on February 20, 2011 in education, "Kansas City", "School of Education", teaching

Not all schools are created equal. The size, location, demographics, and budget of a school make each one a unique experience. Unfortunately for some education majors, they don’t discover which environment is ideal for their skill set and passions until they’re in the thick of...

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Taking the Pulse of Education

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in education, "School of Education"

Excerpts taken from an address by President Barack Obama on Higher Education and the Economy at the University of Texas at Austin in August 2010.

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