150th Sesquicentennial Celebration

Fall 2015

Can you Feel It?

The energy?  The excitement?  If you've been on the Ottawa campus recently, there's no mistaking it.  If you haven't, it's worth coming back!

Students were totally stoked last fall when they arrived on the campus to the new Gibson Student Center.  Now, students, faculty, staff and the community are enjoying the beautiful and modern Gangwish Library.  While pictures are great, not until you actually see it can you understand what all the noise is about.  New conference spaces, huge atrium, beautiful fire and water feature, media lab, history mural, coffee shop and bookstore - not to mention the actual library with all its new technology and learning spaces.  The Gangwish Library is stunning, hands down.

Incredibly, though, it's just one piece of excitement.  when you add a huge freshman class, the new sport of lacrosse, new field turf, the start of the Fredrikson Chapel upgrades, the promise of more winning athletic seasons, and the upcoming 150th celebrations, it's easy to see why the College campus is abuzz.  Ant there's more to come!

We invite you to catch the excitement by visiting campus this fall - especially during the Homecoming and Sesquicentennial Celebrations on October 15-18.  You'll be glad you did!.
 



Ottawa University Ranked in 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges Report

Posted by Paula Paine on September 30, 2014 in "Your OU"

Ottawa University has been ranked in the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges. Out of approximately 1,800 schools, U.S. News ranked colleges and universities into several categories, with Ottawa University receiving a ranking of 59 in the Midwest region, tying with Notre Dame College of Ohio.

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In Need of Resurrection

Posted by Paula Paine on September 29, 2014 in "Your OU"

After more than a decade of drug abuse and thoughts of suicide, ex-Marine Brandon Coleman now has instant credibility with other veterans suffering from substance abuse as he counsels them to lives of long-term recovery and hope.

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Long-time Faculty/Staff Retire

Posted by Paula Paine on September 26, 2014 in

The fall has seen the announcement of a number of retirements from among OU's beloved faculty and staff.

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2014 OUAA Award Recipients

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in "2014 OUAA", "Eldon Rader", "OU Alumni Association", OUAA, "Pat Volland", "Sharon Farral", "Travler Chair", "Trish Dowd", "Will Allison"

The 2014 OUAA Award recipients were recognized on October 18 during Homecoming.

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From the President - Fall 2014

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in

At the beginning of this historic 150th academic year at Ottawa University, it has been an opportune time to reflect on many of the milestones that we have achieved in the past few years as we strive to extend the great legacy of this institution.

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