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.
 



Jazzin' Up OU's Music Program

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in "Brave Jazz", jazz, "jazz ensemble", "jazz invitational", "jazz studies", "Todd Wilkinson"

A welcome stride within the music department is the addition of a Jazz Studies major, along with the introduction of a number of jazz ensembles.

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Students Drawn to New Engineering Program

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in "Bryce Stottlemire", "Dennis Tyner", engineering, STEM, stottlemire

The approval of OU’s new B.S. in Engineering degree was announced in February. This fall, there are 18 students enrolled in the introductory course.

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OU Makes Way for Future

Posted by Doug Carder on September 10, 2014 in 1963, "capital campaign", demolition, "Gangwish Library", "Gibson Student Center", "Jan Lee", library, "Mowbray Union", sesquicentennial

By Doug Carder, Ottawa Herald Senior Writer 5/30/2014 Reprinted with special permission from the Ottawa Herald

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Keeper of the Liberal Arts

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in "Arie Smith", "Barb Dinneen", "critical thinking", Dinneen, LAS, "Liberal Arts Studies"

Dr. Barbara Dinneen is Professor of English and Director of the Liberal Arts Studies Program at OU’s residential campus in Ottawa.

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Revitalized MBA - Tracking for Success

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in business, "leadership development track", "leadership track", MBA, "school of business", "strategic innovation"

In order to better equip leaders for success in today’s global business environment, the MBA has been restructured to incorporate the specific skills, competencies and dispositions required for innovative and growth-oriented management.

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