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.
 



Hostetter-DeFries - Lambertson Returns to OU

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, Events, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

The annual Hostetter-DeFries Family Endowed Cultural Event was held at The College on March 30 and 31. The keynote speaker for this year’s event was David Lambertson, the former U.S. Ambassador to Thailand and the nephew of Rev. Milan Lambertson ’49, a prominent OU™ alumnus.

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The Language of Art

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, "art therapy", Community, counseling, Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences"

Two veteran counselors and a current student recently helped four veterans of foreign wars engage in hands-on healing during a 10-week art therapy group developed by the American Healing Arts Foundation. Ed Rooney ’04 and Dixie Ciccarelli ’05 are both graduates of Ottawa University...

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OU Graduate Shows Support for Athletics, Scholarships

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, Community, "School of Business", "The College"

Dan Hinman graduated from Ottawa University in 1989. The business accounting major did not know he would one day be the owner of four Subway franchises. Hinman initially wanted to be an accountant while working towards his degree. He grew up in Concordia, Kansas, and was involved in the Baptist...

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Dr. Kirk Wessel - Dean of the School of Business

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Arizona, Faculty/Staff, "Other News", "School of Business"

Ottawa University is pleased to announce that Dr. Kirk D. Wessel has accepted the position of Dean of its School of Business. Wessel brings to Ottawa more than 30 years of experience as an academic administrator, senior corporate executive, university professor, and senior naval officer, as well...

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A Great Idea Gone Bad

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, management, "School of Business", "The College"

William Spencer, Jr. ’06 has gone to a great deal of trouble to become a bona fide authority in the field of modern unionism. Chagrined to find that thirty-five years as a dues-paying member of both the International Transit Workers Union and The Teamsters didn’t gain respect for his...

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