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


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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Tributes to Wayne Angell and Sherwin Snyder

Posted by cservaes on March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

To read tributes to Dr. Wayne Angell, click Wayne Angel Tributes To read tributes to Dr. Sherwin Snyder, click Sherwin Snyder Tributes

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On The Rise

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "Larry Peters", "Sarah Lemp", theatre

FADE IN INT. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - NIGHT (1986) MRS. CLAUS (Sarah Lemp) is on stage, anxiously waiting to say her two lines. At the cue, she blurts out something resembling her first line but immediately realizes she’s flubbed her debut performance. The second grader keeps her composure...

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Biggest Loser Becomes Biggest Winner

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni

When you’re in the fight of your life, for your life, you will do anything to win. Some would describe John Rhode ’06 AZ as a tenacious competitor on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, and Rhode himself would agree. “I was fierce,” he said. “I thought my competitive...

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Business School - Moving Ahead

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "business degree", "business school", "Current Students", Events, "School of Business", "The College", Uncategorized

The Angell Snyder School of Business continues to lead the University in enrollments and is being bolstered by a number of initiatives. “Guided by principles of continuous improvement and reinvention, The Angell Snyder School of Business is progressing on multiple fronts,” says Dean...

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