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.
 



Softball

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

For the second straight year and the third time in five years, the Lady Braves won the KCAC Championship by tying Bethany with a KCAC record of 14-4. The Braves hit the 30-win plateau for just the second time in school history. OU’s 32 victories is a new school record for single season wins...

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School of Business to be Named

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, Community, Events, "School of Business", "The College"

Homecoming 2011 will kick off on Wednesday evening, October 19, with the naming of Ottawa University’s School of Business in honor of former faculty member and alumnus Dr. Wayne Angell ’52 and former faculty member Dr. Sherwin Snyder. The ceremony will be followed by a business...

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Got Direction?

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Online, "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", Wisconsin

That was the question posed to OU-Kansas City graduates by Ottawa University Board Member and Ransom Memorial Hospital (Ottawa, Kansas) Administrator Larry Felix during his 2011 Ottawa University – Kansas City commencement address on May 21. In answering that question, he proposed that...

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Wayne Angell Chair of Economics

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

Ottawa University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Russell McCullough as its Wayne Angell Chair of Economics. McCullough brings to OU a unique blend of success in both the academic and business worlds. As an entrepreneur, McCullough has owned a construction company, a restaurant, a...

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Safety First

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

William H. Gossard has a passion for saving lives. And that’s what he, a senior program manager with the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), has spent his life doing. Gossard ’67 recently was added to the National Safe Boating Council’s Boating Safety Hall of Fame....

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