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", Alumni, "School of Education", "The College"
Author John Maxwell recounted, "It's been said that there are two kinds of people in life: those who make things happen and those who wonder what happened." Despite her humble beginnings, Beverly (Clinton) Fink '56 has chosen to make a difference in the world around her &ndash...
Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "School of Business", Wisconsin
Louis Young is a 2008 graduate of Ottawa University-Wisconsin. Tasked with new business development with Frank Mayer & Associates, a major in-store merchandising solutions company, Young’s story exhibits what OU’s adult education is all about. He tells it best in his own words.
Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in Alumni
A lifelong friend of Ottawa University passed away December 21, 2011. John Kruska ‘68 came to Ottawa University in the fall of 1963 from Bronx, New York. He attended OU for five years, participating in the campus Young Republicans club for three years. “When thinking of John, his...
Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in Alumni, Community, Events, "Fredrikson Center for Faith and Church Vitality", "Pastor's Conference", "The College"
The 2nd Annual Conference for Pastors and Laity was held January 31 through February 1 in the Fredrikson Center for Faith and Church Vitality. The conference served as an opportunity for pastors and lay people to better understand the meaning of spiritual formation through the series &ldquo...
Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, "Graduate School", "Human Resources", "Professional Counseling", "School of Arts and Sciences"
We each belong to a segment of society defined as our “culture,” i.e. the American culture. However, within the broader culture are countless “sub-cultures” that shape who we are and more narrowly classify us as individuals - sub-cultures like our professions, family units...