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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From RN to HR

Posted by cservaes on December 2, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "Kansas City", Online, "School of Business", "Your OU"

After being a registered nurse (RN) for more than 25 years, Vivian Derby decided she needed to expand her career options. With a special interest in human resources (HR) and a need to earn her degree online, she chose Ottawa University for her Master of Arts in Human Resources.

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From the President

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in Alumni, athletics, education, "Kevin Eichner", "School of Education"

Education. It is what we’re all about. Our raison d'etre. And through our School of Education, which is the focus of this edition of the Ottawa Spirit, we are preparing many others for this noble profession. As we all know, this is a critical time in the field of education as school...

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From the President

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Online, "Other News", "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", Wisconsin

146 years of graduates. Just four years to the Ottawa University sesquicentennial! Every one of the six annual commencement ceremonies in which I participate drives home what a tremendous legacy this institution has had over one and a half centuries – a legacy that continues every time we...

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From the President

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

Dear Friends, As always, we are pleased to bring you this new edition of the Spirit magazine. Our editor, Paula Paine, our senior designer, Lee Stadler and our communications specialist, Courtney Servaes do a great job for us on these publications and we appreciate their hard work and creativity....

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Giving Voice to the Violin

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

Sang Young Lee is from Busan, South Korea. After many years of study on the piano, her teacher persuaded her to try the violin. She experienced an instant bonding with the instrument. “I loved the violin voice. It really touched my heart,” said Lee. Starting the violin at age 12 is...

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Golfing "Fore"

Posted by cservaes on September 17, 2012 in Alumni, Athletics, Community, Events

The second annual David C. Owen Leadership Institute Golf Classic took place June 11, 2012, at the Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kansas. The event raised more than $35,000 for the Ottawa Scholarship Fund and the David C. Owen Leadership Institute. The four-person scramble tournament featured...

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Got Direction?

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Online, "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", Wisconsin

That was the question posed to OU-Kansas City graduates by Ottawa University Board Member and Ransom Memorial Hospital (Ottawa, Kansas) Administrator Larry Felix during his 2011 Ottawa University – Kansas City commencement address on May 21. In answering that question, he proposed that...

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hard luck; determined joy

Posted by Paula Paine on May 25, 2011 in Alumni, Arizona, "School of Education", "special education"

Orphaned, uneducated, and hungry; dodging minefields and bombs; living in refugee camps; dependent on the intermittent kindness of strangers - for a 10-year old Cambodian boy whose name means “lucky,” Samnang Yun’s young life seemed anything but.

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Historically Speaking

Posted by cservaes on July 23, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "Current Students", "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

OU's forensics program celebrated its 100th birthday in March during a gala in St. Louis, Missouri. OU founded the nation's oldest and most prestigious national speech honorary, Pi Kappa Delta, in 1913. Today, Pi Kappa Delta has more than 200 chapters and more than 80,000 alumni across...

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