The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 3, 1961 · Page 12
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 12

Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, November 3, 1961
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12 THE OTTAWA HERALD Friday, November 3, 1961 OTTAWA UNIVERSITY Ottawa, Kansas A Coeducational Church-related College of Liberal Arts and Sciences = *._.. —»».— 14--.ft 1 * 1 - - The new Student Union Building . . . Next step in Ottawa University's building program 96 Years o f SERVICE to OTTAWA EDUCATIONAL Service to Ottawa: 2,500 of all the students of Ottawa University since 1865 have come from the city of Ottawa, which means that approximately 6,250 years of college instruction have been given to local youths. Many of these full-time students have remained to work in and +o give leadership to Ottawa. There are at present 300 Ottawa University alumni living in Ottawa. ."'V-5 y'v'k.; Ottawa University is responsible for sending 66 college-trained men and women into business in Ottawa. Four are lawyers, 79 teachers, four in the medical professions and one in the ministry. Others are in government service and other occupations in Ottawa and Franklin county. Ottawa University, through its evening extension courses, has povided an educational service for hundreds of adults whose regular employment would not permit attendance at day-time classes. CULTURAL Contribution to Ottawa Culture cannot be measured or evaluated by statistics, but some idea of the cultural contribution of Ottawa University to the City can be gained by the fact that in the last year an estimated 3,000 persons attended the events of Ottawa University, or enjoyed its library facilities end evening courses. Ottawa University is adding to the cultural life of the City by providing talent and speakers for meetings at civic groups and for church affairs, by sponsoring local art, drama, or music activities, and by offering its physical facilities for various civic and social functions. Ottawa University, affiliated with American Baptist Churches, is proud of its record of cooperation with local religious groups. Most of the faculty and staff are teaching in a church or offering some other major service there. About one-third of the total student body serve in one of ten different churches in Ottawa as teachers, youth leaders, secretaries, or choir members. Over 700 local citizens, alumni and friends attended the Ottawa University Centennial Convocation Dinner, October 20, 1961 ECONOMIC Contribution to Ottawa: Ottawa University over the years, has made a significant contribution to business in Ottawa. In addition to providing trained personnel for local business and industry and to the professions, the University each year spends a substantial sum of money in the City. This year over $1,000,000 will be spent in Ottawa by the University, its students, employees, visiting friends and alumni. From a strictly financial viewpoint, each student at Ottawa University is worth about $1,640 to Ottawa. Almost all cities in Kansas as large as Ottawa, have an institution of higher education. If not a four-year college, then a Junior College. If Ottawa did not have Ottawa University, it is likely the City would have a Junior College, supported by local taxation of approximately $200,000 a year. Dwight Nesmith in fhe recent Ottawa Industrial Survey.. .on why New Industry would consider locating in Ottawa, said, "OTTAWA UNIVERSITY provides unusual educational, cultural and recreational advantages and is an important factor in considering the city's assets!"

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