150th Sesquicentennial Celebration

Fall 2015

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!.

Water Crox Named Campus Executive, Ottawa University - Indiana

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, Indiana

Walter Crox recently was named the new campus executive at Ottawa University’s Indiana campus. Crox began his career with OU in 2008 as a retention advisor, focusing on the student experience and degree planning. In 2010, he was appointed interim campus executive, and also served as dean of...

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Justus "Jud" O'Reilly - In Memoriam

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "The College"

Longtime Ottawa University trustee Justus “Jud” O’Reilly passed away Sunday, July 3. O’Reilly, 98, was a member of the Board of Trustees since 1954. He was elected a life trustee in 2003. He attended Pittsburg State University for two years, where he was an accomplished...

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New Dean of Instruction at Ottawa University - Arizona

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Arizona, Faculty/Staff

Dr. Karen L. Mills has been named the new dean of instruction at Ottawa University-Arizona. Mills has more than 29 years of higher education experience with Maricopa County Community Colleges in Arizona. Her most recent position was as the vice president for academic affairs at Maricopa’s...

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Director of the Adawe LifePlan Center, The College

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, "The College"

Dr. Teresa Kriley has accepted the position of director of the Adawe LifePlan Center. During her time at Ottawa University, Kriley has worked as an assistant professor of education and an Adawe advisor. She also has been heavily involved in the preparation of the Foundations of Excellence self...

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Education Coursework in the News

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, "School of Education", "The College"

Ottawa University was featured in the May edition of the Harvard Family Research Project. The Project highlighted the need for teacher education programs to prepare teachers to better work and interact with families. Ottawa University, Wichita State University and Kansas State University all were...

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