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.

Alumni Association Board of Directors for the College

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, "The College"

Members of Alumni Association Board of Directors for The College Front row left to right Doug Tyrrell ’64, Kelley Bethell-Smith ’99, Sandra Marlatte ’69, Jan Lee ’64, Harold Popp ’59 Back row left to right Jim McCrossen ’54, Scott Maid ’00, Lewis...

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Spring Theatre Productions

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Community, "Current Students", Events, "The College", theatre

Ottawa University Theatre presented “Woyzeck,” by Georg Büchner, on March 3, 4 and 5, in the Larry D. Peters Auditorium. “Woyzeck” is a German play from the 1830s that has been influential to theatre practitioners throughout the 20th century. The play is based loosely on...

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OU-Wisconsin Dean of Instruction

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, Wisconsin

Dr. Joyce Caldwell has been with Ottawa University-Wisconsin for four years, and we are pleased to announce that she has been selected as the site’s new dean of instruction. Caldwell brings to the position more than 35 years of experience in education as a teacher, executive director...

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Janet Peters Promoted

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, "The College"

Ottawa University is pleased to announce that Janet Peters, JD, has been promoted to director of development and planned giving. Peters has served as OU’s director of planned giving since 2006. Prior to joining the Ottawa University advancement team, she held the position of vice president...

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Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in "Current Students", Events, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

Ottawa University alumni (from left to right) Alan Cunningham ’80, David Glavin ’06 and Beth McCluney ’10 rehearse a musical number for Escape, a weekend spiritual retreat for OU™ students. The annual event was held over the first weekend in March and featured small group...

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