The Language of Art

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, "art therapy", Community, counseling, Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences"

Two veteran counselors and a current student recently helped four veterans of foreign wars engage in hands-on healing during a 10-week art therapy group developed by the American Healing Arts Foundation. Ed Rooney ’04 and Dixie Ciccarelli ’05 are both graduates of Ottawa University...

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The Money Man

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "Invest Atlanta", "Money Man", "motivational speaker", "School of Business", "The College"

Some people know him as Lonnie Saboor, manager of small business and industrial finance for Invest Atlanta. Others refer to him as a motivational speaker who offers insights into unconventional financial resources and ways to improve personal and business leadership. Still others call the 1970...

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The Murray Method - Healed to Heal Others

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences"

From Moscow to the mesas of Arizona, there are few things Ottawa University graduate Marilyn Murray ’83 AZ hasn’t experienced. Businesswoman, art gallery owner, student, teacher, counselor, columnist, author, she’s done much in her 76 years, and the word retirement is not in her...

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The Power of Persuasion - Longtime Debate Friendship Proves Beneficial for OU

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2013 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

What began for Bob Froning and Roger Fredrikson as a partnership on the intercollegiate debate team in 1941 blossomed into a friendship and mutual devotion to their alma mater that has spanned a lifetime. “Roger will get to you,” says Froning. “In 1941, he had me carry a...

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The Processional

Posted by cservaes on September 17, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, Uncategorized

Like the opera star who has performed in public many times, the Faculty Marshal dons his academic apparel, checks to see if his cap is on correctly, checks last-minute notes before motioning to the flagbearers to assemble - all the while feeling the adrenalin surfacing like so many commencements...

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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 Technology of Art

Posted by cservaes on July 19, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

It's been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Among artists, the very term "art" may be in the eye of the creator. While art purists hold that true art is never technology aided or altered, art "techies" revel in manipulating objects, images, sound, text, and...

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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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The (Unheard) Sound of Music

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2013 in "Academic Programs", "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

Music is generally made to be heard, but as many parents of musicians can attest, when it is in the process of being perfected, a “volume” or “off” button would often be a welcome option. Ottawa University is now able to offer its music majors and performers the ultimate in volume control with...

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This Issue: The Culture of Learning

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Culture, "Higher Education"

Every now and then the English language offers us a fun aberration. Arguably, the word “culture” is one of those. Why? Because the diversity of the meanings associated with it serves to define the word itself, so that as one explores and cultivates the various aspects of culture, he...

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