150th Sesquicentennial Celebration
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!.
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Community, "Current Students", Events, Theatre
Designed to give audience members a glimpse into the inner-workings of relationships, the Ottawa University Theatre department presented a musical in October entitled, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” The musical followed the trials and tribulations of relationships...
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, music, "Ron Chronister", theatre
Joyce Stuermer, long-time professor of music at Ottawa University, still remembers the day she asked Ron Chronister ’76 to serve as assistant director for an upcoming musical. “Even as a student, his organizational skills and abilities were top notch,” she said. Those same...
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", faculty, "faculty symposium", Uncategorized
Ottawa University professors had the tables turned on them in September when they became students as part of the annual faculty symposium. Dr. John Wells, executive vice president at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, North Carolina, kicked off the three-day symposium with his presentation, &ldquo...
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Athletics, volleyball
The Ottawa University volleyball team had just lost their final game of the season and Shannon (Holmes) Donley’s career as a Brave was over. It was a bittersweet realization – one that Donley says she’ll never forget. “After the match, we sat in the locker room for a long...
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, "class gift", Community, Events, "The College"
During Homecoming 2011, the Ottawa University Class of 1961 presented the University with a check for $100,000 to be used for the Roger and Ruth Fredrikson Center for Faith and Church Vitality. The gift went towards the $1 million being sought for the Chapel and Center as part of the Advancing...