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!.
 



Jazzin' Up OU's Music Program

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in "Brave Jazz", jazz, "jazz ensemble", "jazz invitational", "jazz studies", "Todd Wilkinson"

A welcome stride within the music department is the addition of a Jazz Studies major, along with the introduction of a number of jazz ensembles.

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Students Drawn to New Engineering Program

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in "Bryce Stottlemire", "Dennis Tyner", engineering, STEM, stottlemire

The approval of OU’s new B.S. in Engineering degree was announced in February. This fall, there are 18 students enrolled in the introductory course.

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OU Makes Way for Future

Posted by Doug Carder on September 10, 2014 in 1963, "capital campaign", demolition, "Gangwish Library", "Gibson Student Center", "Jan Lee", library, "Mowbray Union", sesquicentennial

By Doug Carder, Ottawa Herald Senior Writer 5/30/2014 Reprinted with special permission from the Ottawa Herald

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Keeper of the Liberal Arts

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in "Arie Smith", "Barb Dinneen", "critical thinking", Dinneen, LAS, "Liberal Arts Studies"

Dr. Barbara Dinneen is Professor of English and Director of the Liberal Arts Studies Program at OU’s residential campus in Ottawa.

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Revitalized MBA - Tracking for Success

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in business, "leadership development track", "leadership track", MBA, "school of business", "strategic innovation"

In order to better equip leaders for success in today’s global business environment, the MBA has been restructured to incorporate the specific skills, competencies and dispositions required for innovative and growth-oriented management.

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