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!.

Armacost Speaks at Commencement

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

Relations between America and Pakistan are the worst they’ve been in more than two decades. But Dr. Peter Armacost, Ottawa University president from 1967-1977, is doing what he can to change that. Armacost, who is president of Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan, spoke to the...

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Giving Voice to the Violin

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, Music

Sang Young Lee is from Busan, South Korea. After many years of study on the piano, her teacher persuaded her to try the violin. She experienced an instant bonding with the instrument. “I loved the violin voice. It really touched my heart,” said Lee. Starting the violin at age 12 is...

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NAIA Championship Highlights

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

Ottawa University junior thrower Max Brown broke his own school record in the shot put and finished 11th at the 2011 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Brown finished with a throw of 51-11.75 at the national meet. It is his second straight season of qualifying for nationals, and...

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Nori Hale Named Director of Alumni Programs

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

Nori Hale ’71 has been named the director of alumni programs at The College. Hale will be responsible for creating and directing alumni programming by providing meaningful and varied interaction with all alumni. She will use events, face-to-face meetings, group functions, and electronic...

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Arabie Conner Named Athletic Director of the Year

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

Arabie Conner has been named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Athletic Director of the Year for 2010-11. Connor was recognized with the award at the KCAC Sport Management Conference at McPherson College on August 2.

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