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.
 



Wrestling Draws 39 New Students to Campus

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in

39 new wrestlers from seven states are enrolled at The College for the 2014-15 academic year, with the first home matches scheduled for November 1. Coach Kevin Andres wants a packed house for the historic opening event.

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A Pinning Combination

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in

Though Kasey Crump had opportunities to join Division I and II programs, they weren’t the right fit for him.

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Practicing What He Teaches

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in

Nick Rowland took a career path that, while a bit longer and more winding than some, eventually led him to where he’s meant to be. On stage and in the classroom.

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Jazzin' Up OU's Music Program

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in

A welcome stride within the music department is the addition of a Jazz Studies major, along with the introduction of a number of jazz ensembles.

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Students Drawn to New Engineering Program

Posted by Paula Paine on September 10, 2014 in

The approval of OU’s new B.S. in Engineering degree was announced in February. This fall, there are 18 students enrolled in the introductory course.

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