A Fork in the Road

Winter 2014

We all encounter them – those moments in life when we have a choice to make. Take the high road or the low road? Pursue this career or that career? Go for glory or integrity? Money or meaning? Comfort or courage?
These forks in the road often alter the very direction of our lives, determining what we do and who we become. They are the moments for which Ottawa University seeks to prepare its students from the instant they step on campus. By helping them explore all the dimensions of who they are and where they fit in an increasingly complex world, students leave equipped to examine decisions from a broader life perspective and expanded worldview. 
The stories in this issue of the Ottawa Spirit bear this out. As you read them, we hope you will identify with the life choices that have been made by current students, alumni and faculty who are leading lives of significance and helping others do the same.

150 Years of OU History

Posted by Paula Paine on April 21, 2015 in

Watch a slideshow of OU's 150 year history.

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The Doctor is in the House

Posted by Paula Paine on April 1, 2015 in "Denise Cook", doctorate, OU-KC, "Your OU"

On March 5, KS Education Licensure Specialist Denise Cook joined Dr. Nilufer Guler as the second School of Education faculty member to earn her doctorate in the past 12 months.

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OU's Kalkbrenner Named First Female Fire Chief in Phoenix

Posted by Paula Paine on April 1, 2015 in "fire chief", Kalkbrenner, OU-AZ, Phoenix, "Your OU"

Having earned the respect of her fellow fire fighters and the Phoenix community, Kara Kalkbrenner broke a few stereotypes and glass ceilings when she was named the city's first female fire chief in Nov. 2014.

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Winningest Coach Andy Carrier Retires from OU Court

Posted by Paula Paine on April 1, 2015 in "Aaron Siebenthall", "Andy Carrier", "Coach Carrier", "men's basketball", "OU basketball", retire, "Your OU"

Andy Carrier, the winningest coach in OU history with 325 victories, announced March 3 that he is retiring as Head Men's Basketball Coach after a 25-year career.

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Walters to Lead Career Services

Posted by Paula Paine on April 1, 2015 in "Career Services", "Joanna Walters", "Your OU"

Dir. of Human Resources Joanna Walters has transitioned to Dir. of Career Development and Placement to assist all of OU's students in their transition to the work force following graduation.

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