From the President
Spring 2016

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

 



The Hallmark of Good Business

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in Alumni, "School of Business", "The College"

“When you care enough to send the very best…” “Life is a special occasion…” Hallmark Cards, Inc., based in Kansas City, Missouri, is famous for knowing just what to say. The company was founded in 1910 by a Nebraskan teenager. It now employs 13,000 full-time...

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Teaching Excellence

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", faculty, Faculty/Staff, Professors, Tenure, "The College"

Several faculty members at The College were recognized in February for their teaching excellence and significant contributions to the institution. • Gloria Creed-Dikeogu - promoted to associate professor of library science. • Dr. Amy Hogan - promoted to associate professor of education...

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$1 Million Pledged for Gibson Student Center

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Norwood L. Jones Convocation", "Os Guinness", "Other News", "The College", "Upcoming Events"

As most of our constituents are aware, Ottawa University has slated a new library and student center as the major building project within the Advancing the Vision capital campaign that is currently underway. To be built in 2013-14, the vibrant, modern structure is designed to be the cultural hub...

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The Money Man

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "Invest Atlanta", "Money Man", "motivational speaker", "School of Business", "The College"

Some people know him as Lonnie Saboor, manager of small business and industrial finance for Invest Atlanta. Others refer to him as a motivational speaker who offers insights into unconventional financial resources and ways to improve personal and business leadership. Still others call the 1970...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in Athletics, "Breast Cancer Awareness", Community, "Current Students", Events, 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...

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