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.
 



Pro-bono Tax Clinic

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in accounting, Community, "Current Students", Events, taxes, "The College"

Ottawa University’s accounting students, under the supervision of Assistant Professor of Business Administration Dr. Marylou DeWald, once again provided free preparation of income tax forms for members of the local Ottawa community as part of an annual service-learning project within its...

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Math and Science Day

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

Math and Science day was held at The College on February 22. More than 72 students from Ottawa High School and Bethel Christian Academy took part in “Aquasphere: Our Watery World.” Students had a number of sessions to choose from taught by faculty from OU’s science department...

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Human Trafficking

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

All OU™ seniors at The College are required to complete a senior core project as part of a larger group. The project must address a current social issue, provide education about the issue, and take some type of positive, measureable action. Two projects of the spring semester included human...

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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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