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.
 



Top Scholars Announced

Posted by Paula Paine on March 18, 2014 in

Seven high school students were awarded scholarships as part of The College’s fall Top Scholars competition. Each of the recipients is anticipated to be a full-time OU student beginning the fall of 2014.

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The Shot Doctor

Posted by Lisa Wellman on March 18, 2014 in

James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891. He’s famous for it – especially around Lawrence, Kansas. Since graduating from Ottawa University in 1980, another Midwest kid has quietly transformed the game of basketball with the most recognized shooting form in the world.

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Take Up Your (Red) Cross

Posted by Paula Paine on March 18, 2014 in

In the 1950s, women were often stereotyped as attending college simply to earn their MRS. degree, so the idea of a female with degrees in physical education and counseling spending 30 years traveling and serving around the world was pretty far-fetched - unless you were Jean Meth, that is, for...

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Serving, Leading and Studying Abroad

Posted by Paula Paine on March 18, 2014 in

Sure, Cadence Ishmael was always aware of India as a country in South East Asia, but beyond that she didn’t know much about it or give it much thought. Until recently, that is, when God seemed to put India in front of her again and again in unexpected ways – right at a time when she was exploring...

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Patty Hall

Posted by Paula Paine on March 18, 2014 in

A revived housing option is now available for Ottawa University students who are at least 21 years old and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or above. Located two blocks from campus at the corner of 8th and Oak Streets, the renovated apartment building boasts four-bedroom suites with higher-end amenities.

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