Single Mom Success

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

When Hope Blackmon sets her mind to something, she usually accomplishes it. “When one of my brothers graduated with his master’s degree, I looked at my family tree and realized I was the only one who had just a high school diploma,” says Blackmon. She soon began attending...

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Socially Engaged

Posted by cservaes on July 23, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Online, "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College"

Whether you’re a student, faculty/staff member or graduate of Ottawa University, social media is a great way to interact with fellow Braves and stay informed about what is going on at the various campuses. The University’s official Facebook page,, and...

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Sounds of Spring

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in choir, "Current Students", Events, Music, orchestra, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

The Ottawa University Music Department had a busy spring semester. In addition to the OU™ Concert Choir’s venture to Carnegie Hall (see page 11), a number of concerts were held. The OU Orchestra presented its first spring concert on March 6. The soloists for the concert were OU...

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Spring Performances

Posted by cservaes on July 23, 2013 in "Current Students", Music

The spring semester proved to be particularly eventful for Ottawa University students, with several plays, music performances and special events on campus: • OU Theatre presented Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich and The Odd Couple: Female Version, an adaptation of Neil Simon’s...

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Spring Theatre Productions

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Community, "Current Students", Events, "The College", theatre

Ottawa University Theatre presented “Woyzeck,” by Georg Büchner, on March 3, 4 and 5, in the Larry D. Peters Auditorium. “Woyzeck” is a German play from the 1830s that has been influential to theatre practitioners throughout the 20th century. The play is based loosely on...

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Staying in Tune With Mathematics

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Mathematics, "Music Education", Online, "Online Education"

Michael Bennington almost quit his Calculus I course the first week of class. It was challenging to absorb so much information in a short period of time, and Bennington had never had much experience with math before. But he didn’t quit.

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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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Technology = Efficiency, Savings

Posted by cservaes on July 19, 2013 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Faculty/Staff

Technology is being used more and more throughout the institution to improve functions and efficiencies, which translates to savings that affect the University’s bottom line, whether through reduction in labor costs, contract expenses, equipment and software expenditures, or operational...

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The Collective

Posted by cservaes on July 23, 2013 in "Current Students"

In December 2011, Ottawa University launched use of the cloud-based Widen Media Collective. Utilized by internal and external departments for marketing, advertising, alumni relations, and archiving, the media collective currently hosts more than 42,000 digital assets, providing a globally...

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The College Adds Professional Counselor

Posted by Paula Paine on March 13, 2013 in counselor, "Current Students", "Donna Washington", Faculty/Staff, "Other News", "The College"

The college campuses of today are housing students who face increasingly complex issues in an increasingly complex world. To ensure that OU’s residential students have a resource to help navigate the maze of college life, The College added professional counselor Donna Washington to its...

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