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.
 



“Women in Management” Visit WI Governor

Posted by Paula Paine on February 16, 2011 in MBA, Wisconsin

The former Governor of Wisconsin, Jim Doyle, now knows about Ottawa University thanks to a visit by Carly Rutley’s Women in Management class. Rutley ’00, ’05 MBA WI was able to provide the enriching learning opportunity to her students through contacts she has developed through...

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New Faces

Posted by Paula Paine on February 16, 2011 in Arizona, MBA, "Other News"

A Navy helicopter pilot who also has incredible business experience, Dr. Kirk Wessel was initially hired to lead the business program at OU-Arizona and our MBA program nationwide. He is currently serving as acting dean of the School of Business.

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Homecoming Weekend Highlights

Posted by Paula Paine on February 15, 2011 in Alumni, Athletics, BAHOF, football, soccer, "The College", volleyball

• Braves Football vs. University of St. Mary (34-16) • Braves Soccer vs. University of St. Mary (0-1) • Lady Braves Soccer vs. University of St. Mary (8-1) • Volleyball vs. Kansas Wesleyan University (3-0) • Family Fun Zone • BAHOF Induction and Banquet &bull...

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Teachin’ Tots

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...

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You’ve Got Mail

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...

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