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.
On March 12, eight Johnson County Community College (JCCC) students celebrated the completion of their bachelor’s degrees through Ottawa University’s inaugural on-campus cohort.
Stinson Leonard Street LLP Attorney and Ottawa University alumnus Dan Crabtree ’78 was confirmed May 1, 2014, to become District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.
Senior Hunter Earnhart was interviewed, along with golf coach Wendell Smith, by sports reporter Dani Welniak of KWCH, Channel 12, of Wichita.
Ottawa University’s Kansas and Online unit received word on May 23, 2014, that it has received continued accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through 2020 for its initial and advanced preparation of teachers.
A recent OU graduate demonstrates the true meaning of global responsibility.