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


Men's Soccer

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in athletics, soccer

The men’s soccer team ended its season 9-8-1 and qualified for the KCAC semifinals. KCAC Honors 1st Team Michael Mesle Philip Nguyen Drinnan Sante Honorable Mention Zach Doolan Matt Abbott Paul Oswald

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Lifelong Learners Indeed

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Community

In 1958, William Mercier arrived at Ottawa University, having chosen it by throwing a dart at a board of Baptist schools he was considering. He was 18 and had a very dominate East Coast accent. He spent his first semester in speech correction class (for no credit) because no one could understand...

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Homecoming Game 2011

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Athletics, "Current Students", Events, "The College"

The Ottawa University Braves defeated the Sterling College Warriors 27-6, October 22 during the annual Homecoming football game at Peoples Bank Field. The Braves had 360 yards of total offense, 207 rushing and 153 passing. Sterling had 73 yards rushing and 114 passing for a total of 187 yards of...

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Running Through Obstacles

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Athletics, "Current Students"

Lucas Straub knew he’d be able to overcome the sickness and injuries he sustained during his time on the Ottawa University cross-country team. But he also knew those injuries would impact his career. “My greatest accomplishment in crosscountry was overcoming a severe injury and...

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Cross Country

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Athletics

Chelsea Fullerton earned All-KCAC honors and qualified for the NAIA Cross Country National Championship Meet. She finished 251st with a time of 20:34 competing against 323 runners. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished fourth at the KCAC Cross Country Championships. KCAC Honors...

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