"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Community, "Current Students", Events, Theatre

Designed to give audience members a glimpse into the inner-workings of relationships, the Ottawa University Theatre department presented a musical in October entitled, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” The musical followed the trials and tribulations of relationships...

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In Memoriam - Fred Ansell

Posted by Paula Paine on March 13, 2013 in Alumni, Community, Faculty/Staff, "Fred Ansell", "In Memoriam", "News and Notes", "OU Trustee", "The College"

A longtime friend of Ottawa University passed away November 4, 2012. The Reverend Dr. Fred Asher Ansell, 67, of Topeka, was on the Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2007. He served on a number of committees, including the Executive Committee, Mission and Identity Task Force, Committee on Academics...

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In Memoriam - Joyce Stuermer

Posted by Paula Paine on March 13, 2013 in Alumni, Community, Faculty/Staff, "In Memoriam", "Joyce Stuermer", Music, "Music Professor", "News and Notes", "The College"

Music was at the center of Joyce Stuermer’s life. Her ability to bring the heart out of a music piece, as well as her students was what endeared her to so many during her two-time tenure as assistant professor of music and choir director at Ottawa University (1970-76 and 1989-96). Joyce...

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JCCC Transfer Agreement

Posted by Paula Paine on March 13, 2013 in "Academic Programs", "associates degree", Community, "credit transfer", Faculty/Staff, JCCC, "Johnson County", "Kansas City", Online, "transfer agreement"

In November, Ottawa University partnered with Johnson County (KS) Community College to offer an affordable four-year college degree. OU extended its generous transfer policy to Johnson County Community College students for up to 80 credit hours – including the associate degree. The...

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Kansas Kids Fitness

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Athletics, Community, "Elementary School", "Kansas Kids Fitness"

On Monday, April 23, The College took part in Kansas Kids Fitness Day. More than 500 area elementary students participated in the statewide event, which serves as a way to show youth that physical activity can be fun. Throughout the day, OU students who are enrolled in physical education and...

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Kansas Kids Fitness Day

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Events, "The College"

On Tuesday, April 19, The College took part in Kansas Kids Fitness Day. More than 500 area elementary students participated in the state-wide event, which serves as a way to show youth that physical activity can be fun. Throughout the day, OU students who are enrolled in physical education and...

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Lifelong Learners Indeed

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Community

In 1958, William Mercier arrived at Ottawa University, having chosen it by throwing a dart at a board of Baptist schools he was considering. He was 18 and had a very dominate East Coast accent. He spent his first semester in speech correction class (for no credit) because no one could understand...

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Literature Festival

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in children, Community, "Current Students", Events, literature, "School of Education", "The College"

More than 1,000 third, fourth and fifth graders, the largest group in the event’s history, swarmed the Ottawa University campus on March 10 to participate in the 10th annual Franklin County Children’s Literature Festival. Students heard stories new and old, had books autographed...

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Live Feed of Student Center, and More!

Posted by Paula Paine on September 24, 2013 in Community, "Current Students", "The College", "Your OU"

Want to see real-time progress on the new student center? Craving athletics updates or wondering how to get involved with students? There is always something happening on campus, and we can’t cover it all in Your OU. So we’re giving you the links to check out the info at your...

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Mabee Challenge Grant Puts Library/Student Center Within Reach

Posted by cservaes on September 17, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Music, "News and Notes", Online, "Other News", "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", "Upcoming Events", Wisconsin

On July 10, 2012, the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation awarded Ottawa University a $750,000 challenge grant toward the University’s new Gangwish Library and Gibson Student Center slated as part of its $24.3 million Advancing the Vision Campaign. Having currently raised approximately $6...

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