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.
 



The "Harma"ny of Giving

Posted by Paula Paine on June 4, 2014 in "Your OU"

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.

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Beloved OU Leaders Retire

Posted by Paula Paine on June 4, 2014 in "Your OU"

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).

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Dr. Steven Foulke Receives USDLA Gold Award for Distance Learning Teaching

Posted by Paula Paine on June 2, 2014 in "Your OU"

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...

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Ottawa University Wins the KCAC Commissioner's Cup

Posted by Paula Paine on June 2, 2014 in "Your OU"

Ottawa University accumulated 121 points over the three sport seasons during 2013 - 2014 to claim the KCAC Commissioner’s Cup.

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Cohort Success Fosters Expansion

Posted by Paula Paine on June 2, 2014 in "Your OU"

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.

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