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 September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, Faculty/Staff
Their positions and degrees may vary, but these five Ottawa University-Arizona staff members, and 2011 graduates, share a commitment to education and to helping others achieve their life goals.
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Arizona, Faculty/Staff, "School of Education", "The College"
Dr. David M. Barnes was recently named the dean of Ottawa University’s newly created School of Education. He will be responsible for building a nationally recognized education program offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Barnes previously served as president and...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, "The College"
While no stranger to France, Dr. Murle Mordy, OU foreign language professor, has never been recognized internationally for his vast knowledge of the country. Until now that is. Mordy recently received a certificate from the French Consulate certifying that he was officially awarded the Ordre des...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, "The College"
It’s challenging to find a job right now. But two Ottawa University students managed to do just that – with the same company. Recent graduates Courtney McMahon and Emily Fuerst both put their resumes and interview skills to the test during an On Campus Interview Day at The College...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", "Kansas City", "Other News"
Darkness can fall on a soul much the way it eclipses the brightest of days, creeping in shadows, nipping at the heels of retreating rays, faster and faster, until the light, in seeming defeat, flees before the pursuant darkness. Darkness came to Jakoma Machok in 1987 when Muslim militants of...