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.
 



Weaving Through Life

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

Most of her life artist Marilyn (Foster) Grisham ’62 felt like she was out of step with general society. “I find that many artists feel that way. We see the world differently,” says Grisham. That’s why it came as no surprise 10 years ago when she and husband David...

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A Transformational Event

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

The 12th annual Adventures in Faith event was combined in March with the inaugural event of the Fredrikson Center for Faith and Church Vitality – a conference on The Church as “Transformational” Community. It turned out to be a heavenly union. Originally scheduled for February 1...

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Sounds of Spring

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in choir, "Current Students", Events, Music, orchestra, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

The Ottawa University Music Department had a busy spring semester. In addition to the OU™ Concert Choir’s venture to Carnegie Hall (see page 11), a number of concerts were held. The OU Orchestra presented its first spring concert on March 6. The soloists for the concert were OU...

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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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