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


Move A Muscle, Make A Difference

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "business club", Community, "Current Students", DECA, Events, "School of Business", "The College"

Ottawa University’s first-ever business club, DECA, used a muscle to make a difference in October during its first annual Haunted Hike 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The run marked the first event sponsored by the University’s newly founded DECA chapter...

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Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, Events, "Roy Reiman", "South Suburban Chamber", "The Business Journal"

In October, Ottawa University – Wisconsin faculty and staff participated in a “Lunch-N-Lecture” program at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Franklin, Wisconsin. The event was sponsored by Ottawa University, the South Suburban Chamber and The Business Journal of Milwaukee. Roy...

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OU- Wisconsin Initiates Alumni Awards

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, Events, Wisconsin

OU-Wisconsin alumni gathered in the fall for the first annual Wisconsin Alumni Association Awards Celebration, hosted at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Willie G. Davidson, grandson of co-founder William A. Davidson, provided a private tour for guests prior to the ceremony. 

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Braves Card

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Acceluraid card", "Braves Card", "Current Students"

Eating in the cafeteria, utilizing the copy center and buying books in the bookstore just got easier. This fall, the University launched a new Braves Card, which serves as an ID card, meal card and campus access card. Students also can use the card to do laundry, make purchases in campus vending...

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"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"

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...

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