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!.

A Great Idea Gone Bad

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, management, "School of Business", "The College"

William Spencer, Jr. ’06 has gone to a great deal of trouble to become a bona fide authority in the field of modern unionism. Chagrined to find that thirty-five years as a dues-paying member of both the International Transit Workers Union and The Teamsters didn’t gain respect for his...

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Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Arizona, Events, Faculty/Staff, "Other News", "President Eichner", "School of Business"

President Eichner delivered the first of three workshops in the “Learning for Leaders” workshop series on March 23 at the Phoenix Country Club (pictured), with approximately 95 in attendance. Designed specifically for the Phoenix business community, the series is a joint venture...

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Kent Granger - In Memoriam

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, "board of trustees", "The College"

Ottawa University Life Trustee Kent Granger passed away at the age of 74 on January 13, 2011, at his home in Punta Gorda, Florida. A memorial service was held at the OU™ Chapel on January 25. Granger graduated from Ottawa High School and spent one year at Ottawa University before graduating...

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Moore at Ottawa University-Kansas City

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, "Kansas City", "Other News"

Ottawa University is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristen Moore as campus executive of its Kansas City campus. She succeeds Brian Messer, who has been promoted to Vice President of Adult, Professional and Online Studies, joining Dr. Brian Sandusky in that capacity. Moore brings to OU...

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Strong Dreams

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, Athletics, NFL, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

As the strength and conditioning coach for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, Mike Clark ’77  is living a dream. But it’s a dream that he didn’t allow himself to think about for the longest time. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Clark grew up in the Kansas City area and...

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