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.
 



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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Morris and Smith Named to Champions of Character Team

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in Athletics, "Current Students", "The College"

Ottawa University basketball players Tarryn Morris and Corey Smith have been named to the KCAC’s Champions of Character Team. Morris is a four-year letter winner for the Lady Braves. This past season she appeared in 29 games, with 20 starts. Morris averaged 3.3 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 2.6...

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Just Like Mike

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

It’s not just Mike Clark who’s hit the big time in the strength and conditioning world. Ron McKeefery ’98 has been hired as the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Tennessee. From 2000 to 2010, McKeefery served as the assistant athletic director for strength...

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EMBArking on a New Venture

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, EMBA, MBA, "School of Business"

While Ottawa University has been offering an MBA degree for several years, it is taking the degree up a notch with the introduction of its Executive MBA (EMBA). Though similar to the traditional MBA program, the differences in the EMBA include audience, delivery, focus, and price. The EMBA...

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