From the President
It’s hard to believe the 2015-2016 school year has ended. It seems like yesterday we were helping students move into Martin and Bennett Halls. Now that commencement ceremonies are complete at all our campuses, I sit back and reflect on another successful year and find myself reenergized as we forge ahead, continuing to advance the mission of Ottawa University.
As this year comes to a close, we wrapped up our Advancing the Vision campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Ottawa University. Because of you, we raised more than $26 million in gifts and pledges. We have made great strides in ensuring our students have all the tools necessary to go out into the world and make a significant impact.
Everyday, we are helping young minds develop and grow in powerful ways. We continue to keep an eye on the changing demands of society and are exploring new programs that will meet the needs of current and future OU students. We are also currently evaluating existing programs and taking inventory of our classes and coursework to ensure that we are preparing students to enter an even more challenging workforce.
As we look ahead to the 2016-2017 year, we have seen an increase in inquiries and signed letters for the fall. Word is spreading about the high quality education and the top-notch faculty in the classroom here at OU. We are optimistic about our fall enrollment numbers, especially at The College in Kansas.
I hope that as you read the spring issue of Spirit Magazine you are proud of all Ottawa University has accomplished and the role that you have played in our history. We count on you to be advocates of the University. I cannot thank you enough for your continued support and commitment to expanding the Ottawa spirit.
In the Ottawa spirit,
Kevin C. Eichner ’73, MBA, LLD ’08
Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", "distance teaching", "Dodge City", "Kansas City", "School of Education", "student teaching"
Cyndy Torres knew she wanted to return to Dodge City at some point in her life. It’s where she grew up. It’s where her family lives. So when the Ottawa University-Kansas City education student was presented with the opportunity to do her student teaching in Dodge City, she jumped at...
Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "adventures in faith", Alumni, "Current Students", Events, "Online Education", "The College", "University of Kentucky"
“God puts people in your path for an absolute reason,” University of Kentucky Athletic Director and OU alumnus Mitch Barnhart says. “He doesn’t make mistakes. Failures. Disappointments. Losses. It’s all for a reason.” That is part of the message that Barnhart...
Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "Adawe LifePlan Center", Buddhism, Christianity, "Enlightened Faith", Hinduism, Islam, "The College"
The Adawe LifePlan Center offered three workshop series during the spring semester, which served to help students deepen their faith, explore their identity and consider career and lifestyle options. The first was an Enlightened Faith series that taught students about the principles of Buddhism...
Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Acting, "Current Students", Desdemona, theatre
The Ottawa University Theatre Department presented Robert Bastron’s “A Contemporary American’s Guide to a Successful Marriage” and Toni Morrison’s “Desdemona” during the spring 2012 semester. Lynn Deboeck, a doctoral student at the University of Kansas...
Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in athletics, Baseball, Golf, KCAC, Softball, "Track and Field"
Softball, Baseball, KCAC Honors, Track and Field, Women's Golf, & Men's Golf