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.
 



Forensics Awards

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in "Current Students", Events, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

In March, nine forensics students traveled to Portland, Oregon, for the Pi Kappa Delta Biennial Tournament and Convention. It was the largest tournament in recent history, with 1400 entries, and OU Forensics took away its best ranking in University history under the direction of Instructor of...

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Irish Poet

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in Events, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

Heralded as one of Ireland’s most important poets, Moya Cannon read from her works at Ottawa University on April 6 during an annual event coordinated by Professor of English Dr. Andy Hazucha. Cannon’s first volume of poetry, “Oar” (Salmon Publishing, 1990), was awarded the...

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Birch Playing Pro Basketball

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in Alumni, Athletics, "School of Education", "The College"

Ottawa University’s all-time leading scorer, David Birch, has achieved his goal of playing professional basketball. However, it may not be what he originally envisioned. Birch is a member of the Washington Generals, the team that loses on a nightly basis to the world-famous Harlem...

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Literature Festival

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in children, Community, "Current Students", Events, literature, "School of Education", "The College"

More than 1,000 third, fourth and fifth graders, the largest group in the event’s history, swarmed the Ottawa University campus on March 10 to participate in the 10th annual Franklin County Children’s Literature Festival. Students heard stories new and old, had books autographed...

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School of Business to be Named

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in Alumni, "School of Business", "The College", "Upcoming Events"

Homecoming 2011 will kick off on Wednesday evening, October 21, with the naming of Ottawa University’s School of Business in honor of former faculty member and alumnus Dr. Wayne Angell ’52 and former faculty member Dr. Sherwin Snyder. The ceremony will be followed by a series of...

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