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!.

Up and Coming

Posted by Paula Paine on May 14, 2015 in

Not only is the new Gangwish Library well on its way up, but the Hetrick Bistro within the new Gibson Student Center has students coming, going and hanging out at all hours as the new gathering place on campus.

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OU Hosts Historic Powwow

Posted by Paula Paine on May 12, 2015 in 150th, "Charter Day", powwow, sesquicentennial, "Your OU"

As part of its sesquicentennial celebrations, and for the first time in its history, Ottawa University hosted an Ottawa Powwow conducted by the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma on Saturday, April 18.

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150 Years of OU History

Posted by on April 21, 2015 in

Watch a slideshow of OU's 150 year history.

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OU's Kalkbrenner Named First Female Fire Chief in Phoenix

Posted by Paula Paine on April 1, 2015 in "fire chief", Kalkbrenner, OU-AZ, Phoenix, "Your OU"

Having earned the respect of her fellow fire fighters and the Phoenix community, Kara Kalkbrenner broke a few stereotypes and glass ceilings when she was named the city's first female fire chief in Nov. 2014.

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Discovering Genius

Posted by Paula Paine on April 1, 2015 in

Dr. William Maxwell is a man on a mission. He believes that “all humans at conception are potential geniuses in some domain and that that genius is time-sensitive, environment-sensitive and mentor-sensitive.”

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