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.
 



Justus "Jud" O'Reilly - In Memoriam

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "The College"

Longtime Ottawa University trustee Justus “Jud” O’Reilly passed away Sunday, July 3. O’Reilly, 98, was a member of the Board of Trustees since 1954. He was elected a life trustee in 2003. He attended Pittsburg State University for two years, where he was an accomplished...

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New Dean of Instruction at Ottawa University - Arizona

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Arizona, Faculty/Staff

Dr. Karen L. Mills has been named the new dean of instruction at Ottawa University-Arizona. Mills has more than 29 years of higher education experience with Maricopa County Community Colleges in Arizona. Her most recent position was as the vice president for academic affairs at Maricopa’s...

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Director of the Adawe LifePlan Center, The College

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, "The College"

Dr. Teresa Kriley has accepted the position of director of the Adawe LifePlan Center. During her time at Ottawa University, Kriley has worked as an assistant professor of education and an Adawe advisor. She also has been heavily involved in the preparation of the Foundations of Excellence self...

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Education Coursework in the News

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, "School of Education", "The College"

Ottawa University was featured in the May edition of the Harvard Family Research Project. The Project highlighted the need for teacher education programs to prepare teachers to better work and interact with families. Ottawa University, Wichita State University and Kansas State University all were...

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Armacost Speaks at Commencement

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, Events, "The College"

Relations between America and Pakistan are the worst they’ve been in more than two decades. But Dr. Peter Armacost, Ottawa University president from 1967-1977, is doing what he can to change that. Armacost, who is president of Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan, spoke to the...

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