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.
During the OU Alumni Association Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 18, 2014, the Class of 1964 presented the largest class gift in Ottawa University history to OU President Kevin C. Eichner.
Ottawa University’s annual Hostetter DeFries Family Endowed Cultural Event is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19, and Thursday, Nov. 20, and will feature Dr. Walt Menninger, doctor, psychiatrist, author, and former CEO of the acclaimed Menninger Clinic.
Allie Straub is one of 16 students who received Presidential or Provost Scholarships last year and are now making a difference on The College campus.
Ottawa University Theatre presented the musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” on October 23, 24 and 25 in the Larry D. Peters Auditorium on the Ottawa campus.
The Goppert Foundation of Kansas City, MO, presented $50,000 to Ottawa University during OU-Kansas City’s 40th anniversary celebration at Arrowhead Stadium on October 16.