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.
 



OU-WI Graduates Speak at Commencement

Posted by Paula Paine on July 7, 2014 in "Your OU"

Graduates Sarah Shoults and Pablo Fontan encouraged and challenged their fellow graduates at OU-WI's commencement ceremony. Excerpts from their speeches are included here.

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O'Dell Celebrates 50 Years in Banking

Posted by Paula Paine on July 7, 2014 in "Your OU"

Jim O'Dell '57 is a loyal OU alum and a career banker. He recently celebrated 50 years in banking.

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Degree Completion - On Steroids!

Posted by Paula Paine on July 7, 2014 in "Your OU"

Kristen (Oyer) Howell demonstrated just how much you can cram into a college experience - and still enjoy it!

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The "Harma"ny of Giving

Posted by Paula Paine on June 4, 2014 in "Your OU"

OU alumna Harma McKenzie '45 is turning 90, and she's throwing a party to benefit the Petersen/McKenzie Endowed Scholarship that she and her late husband, Dr. Emory McKenzie '45, set up in 1987.

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Beloved OU Leaders Retire

Posted by Paula Paine on June 4, 2014 in "Your OU"

They say things come in threes. In this case, we’re sad that they did. The end of the academic year saw three of Ottawa University’s beloved leaders transition into retirement – Dr. Donna Levene (21 years), Elaine George (14 years), and Dr. Kirk Wessel (4 years).

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