A Fork in the Road
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.
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "News and Notes"
Births and Adoptions, Marriages, In Memoriam, and Class Updates
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, Online
In the spring of 2010, Cindy Folz and Anne Hayes were just two strangers separated by more than 2,000 miles. Folz worked as a supervisor in respiratory therapy in Evansville, Indiana. Hayes had just completed a paralegal studies course and was living in California. But a course through Ottawa...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, "The College"
Tom Taldo has been appointed the Dean of Student Affairs at The College. For the last year and a half, Taldo has served as the interim dean of student affairs, but Dr. Dennis Tyner, vice president and provost of The College, announced Taldo’s transition in July. “Tom’s...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "School of Education"
Studies show that an overwhelming majority of teachers believe they are responding to a calling in choosing the field of education, so even with a discouraging outlook in the field due to the economy, these 2011 graduates stayed the course. And their superior Ottawa University training helped...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni
Convenience means more than having that little store on the corner. According to Wikipedia, it’s “anything that is intended to save resources (time and energy) or frustration.” For Ottawa University– Wisconsin’s two spring commencement speakers, convenience was...