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 Paula Paine on February 14, 2011 in education, "School of Education"
Before kindergarten, parents teach their children everything from animal sounds to the alphabet. Kids attend music classes, preschool and ballet lessons. According to Assistant Professor Annette Blecha ’76, play and physical activity are important elements for not only physical...
Posted by Paula Paine on February 14, 2011 in "School of Education", "study abroad", "The College"
College-wide e-mails changed the lives of three current OU™ students in 2009. Messages many people drop right into their recycling bins allowed these three to experience life as they never had before. Jake McMillian was chosen as one of only 10 students in the entire country to participate...
Posted by Paula Paine on February 13, 2011 in Alumni, "City of Ottawa", "Franklin County"
The connection between two or more people or groups and their involvement with one another, especially as regards the way they behave toward and feel about one another
Posted by Paula Paine on February 12, 2011 in Arizona, "Kansas City", "Other News"
As with many changes, there is a mix of joy and sadness. This is true with the news that five of our most cherished faculty colleagues recently retired from their long-time careers with Ottawa University. Peter Sandstrom, Mike Sancho, Jerry Malizia, Gus Breytspraak, and Paulette Krenke all...
Posted by Paula Paine on February 11, 2011 in Arizona, Communiversity, education, "School of Education"
Mover. Shaker. These are words that described Todd Aakhus ’00 AZ in a recent Phoenix area magazine article that featured him for his innovative work as director of community partnerships at Rio Salado College in Arizona. Aakhus definitely fulfills the meaning of those descriptors as he...