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Public and Media Relations

Public and Media Relations

Public & Media Relations

The Office of Public Relations serves the entire Ottawa University community and its campuses, and is the primary interface with press and media outlets on all communications issues. The office coordinates news updates, press releases, media alerts, personnel announcements, and honors pronouncements, as well as composes publications such as the Ottawa Spirit magazine and the University's Annual Report. The public relations manager produces articles, research, and projects to recognize the work of faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and to promote the overall vision, mission and values of Ottawa University.

Please utilize the tabs below to access news, press releases and publications distributed by Ottawa University. For specific inquiries, including securing one of OU’s varied subject matter experts, please contact the University's Public Relations Manager.

University News

Renowned Scholar Shelly C. Lowe, Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to Address Graduates at Ottawa University Arizona Commencement

Ottawa University (KS) Braves Athletics is proud to announce a partnership with Opendorse, a nationally recognized leader in the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) landscape and a 2023 Time Magazine Top 100 Most Influential Companies, to create an all-in-one NIL platform for the department.

On February 28, 2024, more than 100 prospective students, along with parents and school counselors, converged on the OUAZ campus for Spirit Stampede Visit Day, a day filled with rodeo-themed fun, food, activities, and information. Joining them were 300 current OUAZ students, who not only enjoyed the activities along with the visitors but showcased the Ottawa Spirit to their guests.

Ottawa University Arizona had a men’s and women’s basketball player get named to the NCCAA All-American teams this past week. McKay Bunday (MBB) made the First Team, while Brianna Humphries (WBB) made the Third Team

Ottawa University has named Dr. Chantell Wilson Link as the OU Online President. Dr. Link will begin her service on May 13, 2024.
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The Ottawa Spirit is a publication produced twice annually, in the spring and fall, by the University's Public Relations and Advancement departments. Articles demonstrate how Ottawa University has prepared our students and graduates to lead lives of significance by featuring alumni, students, faculty and friends of the University, who are making an impact on their communities, corporations, and colleagues. This publication showcases the significant accomplishments and achievements of those who live and embrace the Ottawa Spirit.

Read the Fall 2020 edition of the Ottawa Spirit.

Past Editions:

Annual Reports

Select the year below to access archived issues of the Annual Report. The online archive goes back to 2008. To access earlier issues please contact Lee Stadler.

Annual Reports Donor Rolls of Honor
2020 Annual Report  
2019 Annual Report  
2018 Annual Report  
2017 Annual Report  
2016 Annual Report  
2015 Annual Report  
2014 Annual Report  
2013 Annual Report 2012-2013 Donor Roll of Honor
2012 Annual Report 2011-2012 Donor Roll of Honor
2011 Annual Report  
2010 Annual Report  
2009 Annual Report  
2008 Annual Report  

Media Relations

Contact information is provided below for members of the media who have a request or need assistance in their coverage of Ottawa University.

Public & Media Relations

Public Relations Manager
Ottawa University
1001 S. Cedar Street
Ottawa, KS 66067

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