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!.

Perspectives from Space - Hostetter DeFries 2012

Posted by cservaes on June 13, 2012 in "Current Students", Events, Hostetter-DeFries, NASA, "Space Shuttle Discovery", "The College"

The truth is - being married to an astronaut, though thrilling, is very scary. It’s risky. It’s dangerous. And it’s nerve-racking. But Eileen Hawley made a life of NASA alongside her astronaut husband Steven, and now the couple share their experiences in presentations throughout...

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Senator Jerry Moran Visits Ottawa University

Posted by cservaes on June 13, 2012 in Community, "Jerry Moran", "Kansas Private College Week", "Other News", "The College"

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kan., made a visit to Ottawa University’s residential campus on Wednesday, April 4, as a precursor to Kansas Private College Week. After touring the campus, Senator Moran met with President Kevin Eichner to learn more about Ottawa University and discuss what...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by cservaes on June 13, 2012 in Athletics, "Breast Cancer Awareness", Community, "Current Students", Softball, "The College"

The Ottawa University baseball and softball teams hosted Breast Cancer Awareness games on March 31. The mothers of junior Katarina Burns and sophomore Darin Lewis both threw out first pitches for the Lady Braves, while junior Greg Wisner’s grandmother tossed the first pitch for the baseball...

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New Education Programs in Arizona

Posted by cservaes on June 13, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Arizona

As part of Ottawa University’s ongoing mission to provide students with ample opportunities to grow as professionals, OU-Arizona recently launched two new educational programs. The first is a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in School Guidance Counseling. The program, which...

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Pork And Pigskins

Posted by cservaes on June 13, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Athletics, Community, football, "Peoples Bank Field", "Pork and Pigskins"

The Ottawa University Braves Football team and fans participated in the Pork and Pigskins Preview fundraiser on April 14 at Peoples Bank Field. Participants gathered for a pre-game barbecue competition followed by a youth football obstacle course. After that the football team took part in the...

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