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

 



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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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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