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 November 2014.
The Gangwish Library is exhibiting daily transformation as construction is on schedule and on budget. The Hetrick Bistro within the new Gibson Student Center also has students coming, going and hanging out at all hours as the new gathering place on campus.
As part of its sesquicentennial celebrations, and for the first time in its history, Ottawa University hosted an Ottawa Powwow conducted by the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma on Saturday, April 18.
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.
Kristen (Oyer) Howell demonstrated just how much you can cram into a college experience - and still enjoy it!
OU alumna Harma McKenzie '45 is turning 90, and she's throwing a party to benefit the Petersen/McKenzie Endowed Scholarship that she and her late husband, Dr. Emory McKenzie '45, set up in 1987.
They say things come in threes. In this case, we’re sad that they did. The end of the academic year saw three of Ottawa University’s beloved leaders transition into retirement – Dr. Donna Levene (21 years), Elaine George (14 years), and Dr. Kirk Wessel (4 years).
Ottawa University’s Associate Professor of History, Dr. Steven Foulke, was awarded the 2014 Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching Gold Award by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) during an international awards ceremony on May 5 as part of the USDLA 2014 Annual National...
Ottawa University accumulated 121 points over the three sport seasons during 2013 - 2014 to claim the KCAC Commissioner’s Cup.