Ethel Cook named Chief of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Community, News, Other, "The College"

Ethel Cook has no formal college education. She has a high school diploma and more real-world experience than she ever thought possible. But that doesn’t mean Cook, newly elected Ottawa Tribe Chief, doesn’t understand the value of a higher education. “I am totally in support of...

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First Down Classic

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in Athletics, football, "The College"

Ottawa University defeated Baker University, 24-14, in the Victory Sports Network First Down Classic on August 28 at Peoples Bank Field. It marked the first time since 1993 that the Braves and Wildcats had met on the football field. Approximately 3,000 spectators were in attendance.

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Follow Me Home - Mentee Reconnects Alumnus To OU

Posted by cservaes on March 13, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Faculty/Staff, "The College"

In 1946, a discouraged young man withdrew from college because he couldn’t afford the tuition. He approached Ottawa University with no money, but with determination to earn an education. OU offered him a job on the maintenance staff for 75¢ an hour. He accepted. “That opportunity...

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Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Athletics, "Current Students", "The College"

Braves football team finished the season with a 9-3 record. The senior class recorded 37 wins during their reign at OU, making it the most wins in a four-year period by any senior class in the program’s history. The Braves finished the regular season ranked No. 10, clinching the second KCAC...

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For the Love of Music...and Students

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "Alumni, Music", "Kansas Music Educators Association", "Music Education", "Music Educators National Conference", "The College"

He did it because of his love of music. He did it because he enjoyed playing the saxophone. He did it because a career as a professional musician is difficult financially. But mostly, music teacher Marlin Cooper ’61 did it for the students.

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Ford Night

Posted by cservaes on January 12, 2012 in Alumni, Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Events, "The College"

The Ottawa University community mixed football, food and Ford in October during Ford Night at Peoples Bank Field.

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Forensics Awards

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in "Current Students", Events, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

In March, nine forensics students traveled to Portland, Oregon, for the Pi Kappa Delta Biennial Tournament and Convention. It was the largest tournament in recent history, with 1400 entries, and OU Forensics took away its best ranking in University history under the direction of Instructor of...

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Former Brave Earns "Wings"

Posted by Paula Paine on March 13, 2013 in Alumni, Athletics, "Men's Soccer", "Michael Mesle", soccer, "The College", "Wichita Wings"

Former Braves soccer player Michael Mesle ’12 has signed a contract with the Wichita Wings as part of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). While a Brave, Mesle started in all 75 games and was a five-time Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week selection. He was...

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Former Norwegian Ambassador to Speak

Posted by Paula Paine on November 5, 2013 in Alumni, Events, "Other News", "The College", "Upcoming Events", "Your OU"

Ottawa University's annual Hostetter DeFries Endowed Cultural Event will feature former Norwegian ambassador Arman Aardal '70 on November 20 and 21. During two presentations, Aardal will discuss the struggles, successes and lasting friendships he encountered throughout his journey on the...

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Franklin County Campaign

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, Community, Events, "Franklin County Campaign", fundraising, "The College"

Donations to the Franklin County Campaign have tripled during the last three years – this year raising more than $100,000. Which is fitting, considering there are more than 55 Franklin County students enrolled at Ottawa University this academic school year. “Support from the local...

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