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<br /> Students Return to OU<br /> in a COVID-19 World<br /> an Ottawa University publication<br /> Fall 2020<br /> From the Chancellor<br /> Dear Friends:<br /> In April, as the pandemic threatened to bring our world to its knees, we had to make some very difficult and<br /> urgent decisions. From that vantage point, no one could be sure what we might be facing, and the fall term<br /> enrollments at OU and throughout higher education were very much in doubt.<br /> In true OU fashion, our faculty and staff stepped up and responded. We shifted academic delivery on a dime,<br /> and made many changes to our modes of operation throughout the university. We took several key actions to<br /> ensure the safety and ongoing support for our students and personnel. Even in a work-from-home environ-<br /> ment for most of our employees, it was clear that people were digging in and adjusting their work patterns and,<br /> indeed, their lives, in order to be prod<a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=1"> Students Return to OU in a COVID-19 World an O</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=2"> From the Chancellor Dear Friends: In April, as </a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=3"> In This Issue Perhaps at no other time in the Uni</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=4"> ouspirit@ottawa.edu | www.ottawaspirit.com Leadi</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=5"> Ottawa University® | Spring 2020 Our work (esp</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=6"> GEshDnaur Leads rOoUgPGrDas ouspirit@ottawa.edu </a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=7"> Ottawa University® | Spring 2020 “One week is</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=8"> o, I turned </a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=9"> Ottawa University® | Spring 2020 “I’m inspired </a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=10"> Adult & Online dult EMBA Charts Record Growth D</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=11"> New Director for Nursing Program Ottawa Universi</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=12"> Other News Highlight ews The 30-by- 72-</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=13"> Ottawa University® | Sp ring 2020 </a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=14"> Alumni Feature ouspirit@ottawa.edu | www.ottawas</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=15"> Bridgette Williams ’14 visitors first and last im</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=16"> ouspirit@ottawa.edu | www.ottawaspirit.com raves</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=17"> Ottawa University® | Spring 2020 Braves Women’s </a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=18"> Spirit Athletics ouspirit@ottawa.edu | www.ottaw</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=19"> Ottawa University® | Spring 2020 OUAZ Beach Voll</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=20"> ouspirit@ottawa.edu | www.ottawaspirit.com Advanc</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=21"> Ottawa University® | Spring 2020 in Eureka, </a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=22"> Advancement In Memorium (cont.) ing from the Univ</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=23"> Board of Trustees Chair Mr. S. Lucky DeFries ’75</a> <a title="Spirit_Mag_Fall20 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d80ce72e?page=24"> 1001 South Cedar Street, #1016 Ottawa, KS 66067-3</a>