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!.
 



Weaving Through Life

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, art, "fine arts", "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

Most of her life artist Marilyn (Foster) Grisham ’62 felt like she was out of step with general society. “I find that many artists feel that way. We see the world differently,” says Grisham. That’s why it came as no surprise 10 years ago when she and husband David...

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A Transformational Event

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in "adventures in faith", Alumni, College, Events, "School of Arts and Sciences"

The 12th annual Adventures in Faith event was combined in March with the inaugural event of the Fredrikson Center for Faith and Church Vitality – a conference on The Church as “Transformational” Community. It turned out to be a heavenly union. Originally scheduled for February 1...

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Sounds of Spring

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in choir, "Current Students", Events, Music, orchestra, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

The Ottawa University Music Department had a busy spring semester. In addition to the OU™ Concert Choir’s venture to Carnegie Hall (see page 11), a number of concerts were held. The OU Orchestra presented its first spring concert on March 6. The soloists for the concert were OU...

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Hostetter-DeFries - Lambertson Returns to OU

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

The annual Hostetter-DeFries Family Endowed Cultural Event was held at The College on March 30 and 31. The keynote speaker for this year’s event was David Lambertson, the former U.S. Ambassador to Thailand and the nephew of Rev. Milan Lambertson ’49, a prominent OU™ alumnus.

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The Language of Art

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, "art therapy", Community, counseling, Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences"

Two veteran counselors and a current student recently helped four veterans of foreign wars engage in hands-on healing during a 10-week art therapy group developed by the American Healing Arts Foundation. Ed Rooney ’04 and Dixie Ciccarelli ’05 are both graduates of Ottawa University...

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