Plain to Sea

Posted by Paula Paine on September 24, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College", "Your OU"

Wade Messier ’12 grew up in the landlocked plains state of Kansas, about as far from the ocean as you can get in either direction. How, then, did he wind up on a commercial fishing vessel as a fisheries observer following graduation?

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Running for the Prize

Posted by Paula Paine on September 4, 2013 in Athletics, "Current Students", "School of Business", "The College", "Your OU"

Junior Chelsea Fullerton runs a good race. As an Ottawa University cross country and track and field athlete, she has qualified for nationals four times. But the prize she’s after doesn’t hang around her neck. Instead, it’s a badge of excellence she seeks in everything she does.

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Salsa Student

Posted by Paula Paine on August 20, 2013 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Indiana, "School of Business", "Your OU"

Dominique "Nikki" Williams is putting her education to good use even before she completes it. As an MBA student at OU-Indiana's Jeffersonville campus, she has joined forces with her sister and brother-in-law to start a new business, which they operate "after-hours." It...

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Students/Faculty Take Alternative Fall Break

Posted by Paula Paine on October 8, 2013 in Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", "Your OU"

During Ottawa University's Fall Break, October 3-6, students who stayed on The College campus had the opportunity to participate in Alternative Break by volunteering at various organizations around Ottawa. Projects undertaken included  assisting at the records center for the Franklin...

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"Supergirl" Has Healing Powers

Posted by Paula Paine on December 2, 2013 in Alumni, Athletics, "School of Education", "The College", "Your OU"

When she dons her blue Lycra suit with the big “S” and trademark red cape, Jessica Meditz-Porter '03 transforms from mild-mannered Overland Park mom into Supergirl.  One needs little proof of her superpowers beyond the bright, enthusiastic smiles on the faces of young...

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The Real Hunger Games

Posted by Paula Paine on August 20, 2013 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", "School of Business", "The College", "Your OU"

Victoria Gordon has a vision for what she wants to do when she graduates from Ottawa University next year. "I hope to become involved with a non-profit organization working to end hunger and poverty, and potentially move into nonprofit management," says Gordon, who is a business...

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The Service Lane

Posted by Paula Paine on November 19, 2013 in Alumni, Athletics, Community, "School of Education", "The College", "Your OU"

From a young age, Steven Lane knew he wanted to help underprivileged children, but his grandmother told him that it wouldn't be until he experienced some type of difficulty in his own life that he would be able to put himself in others' shoes and help in a meaningful way. That difficulty...

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The Transfer Advantage

Posted by Paula Paine on December 2, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, Community, "Current Students", "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "Your OU"

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) has partnered with Ottawa University, one of the nation’s first adult-learning campuses in Kansas City, to allow JCCC students to stay on the JCCC campus to earn their bachelor’s degree in one of four majors: business administration, public...

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Three Gifts Boost Campaign

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

The Goppert Foundation of Kansas City, MO, has awarded a $100,000 grant to benefit Ottawa University’s Gangwish Library and Gibson Student Center project. Mike Skidmore, vice president and branch manager of Goppert State Savings Bank of Ottawa and Pomona, KS, presented the check during an...

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Save on Books & Personalize Your OU Gear

Posted by Paula Paine on November 5, 2013 in Alumni, Arizona, Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, Indiana, International, "Kansas City", "Other News", "The College", "Your OU"

Ottawa University is happy to announce we have partnered with a new online bookstore provider, Akademos, powered by The goal of the partnership is to deliver course materials to students at a reasonable price and in a timely manner. Akademos/ works...

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