Do You Have Your Passport To Italy

Posted by cservaes on July 23, 2013 in Alumni, Music

Students, alumni and friends are invited to join the 2014 Choir Tour of Italy. The Ottawa University Choir will be performing March 13-22, 2014, at a variety of venues across Italy, including in Rome, Florence, Venice-Mestre, and Como. The cost of the trip is $3,500 per person, which includes all...

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Dr. Robert Veninga Speaks at Cultural Event

Posted by cservaes on July 23, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Community, "Current Students"

This year’s Hostetter-DeFries Family Endowed Cultural Event featured Dr. Robert L. Veninga, award-winning author and professor emeritus of the University of Minnesota. Veninga was on campus February 6 and 7 to give two presentations.

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Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, Online

In the spring of 2010, Cindy Folz and Anne Hayes were just two strangers separated by more than 2,000 miles. Folz worked as a supervisor in respiratory therapy in Evansville, Indiana. Hayes had just completed a paralegal studies course and was living in California. But a course through Ottawa...

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Enabling the Disabled

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

Richard Bannon retired from 26 years of public service in the parks and recreation field in 2002. Before that, he spent 14 years using his Ottawa University education in physical education as a coach and teacher. Like everything else in his life, Bannon gave retirement his all. He truly attempted...

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Farmer, Preacher, Manager

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "Current Students"

Russell Amburn always thought he’d retire as a dairy farmer. “The most wonderful sights and sounds were watching a cow and newborn calf,” Amburn says. “Watching this miracle of new life somehow made everything in the world seem OK for a moment.” Amburn spent most of...

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First Class

Posted by cservaes on September 17, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Indiana, "Your OU"

In 2002, Josh Richards had just finished a degree from Indiana University. With enough credits to graduate but not enough for a specialized major, he graduated with a degree in General Studies so he could “just get done.” He had no idea what he wanted to do with his life...

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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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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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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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