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!.

Filled Up; Poured Out

Posted by Paula Paine on May 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

A cup – a container, a vessel. It can be used for many different purposes. And it can be filled with many different things for accomplishing those purposes, whether it be to cleanse, to nourish, to refresh, to beautify, to serve, to hold, or even to dig. In the same way, we are vessels...

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Classroom Veterans - Privileged to Serve

Posted by Paula Paine on May 25, 2011 in Alumni, Arizona, Online, "School of Business"

Soldiers and Students “At Camp Cook in Iraq, we were bombed three times a day. They do have a couple of bomb shelters, but I didn’t always use them. There were times where I slept through the bombing.

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Saved for His Purpose

Posted by Paula Paine on May 25, 2011 in Alumni, faith, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

Melanie Sarra Hanson ’77 grew up on a farm in Kansas and followed her mother and older sisters’ footsteps to Ottawa University. While at OU, former OU President Dr. Hal Germer was her advisor. He recalls faculty discussing characteristics of ideal students—capable, motivated...

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hard luck; determined joy

Posted by Paula Paine on May 25, 2011 in Alumni, Arizona, "School of Education", "special education"

Orphaned, uneducated, and hungry; dodging minefields and bombs; living in refugee camps; dependent on the intermittent kindness of strangers - for a 10-year old Cambodian boy whose name means “lucky,” Samnang Yun’s young life seemed anything but.

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P.E. - Prized Educators

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, education, "physical education", "School of Education", "The College"

Teacher of the Year Marcel Kadera-Redmond believes that physical education is about creating experiences for his students. “Every day in class, my students and I participate in activities that help us learn about our bodies and how to live healthy and active lives, while also experiencing...

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