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.
 



Life of Illusion

Posted by Paula Paine on February 2, 2014 in Alumni, "News and Notes", "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College", "Your OU"

Teesha and David Laflin stand side by side on the stage. David holds up a metal hoop and explains that it represents negative circumstances that surround people in their everyday lives. He then places the hoop around Teesha and anchors it to a pillar next to her. He goes on to discuss specific...

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Campus Love

Posted by Paula Paine on February 2, 2014 in Faculty/Staff, "Kansas City", "The College", Uncategorized, "Your OU"

The Menningers By Kristen Howell, Campus Editor in Chief; Photo by Lindsay Dahl Click here to read the story on the Campus website. Theirs is a story that serves as a reminder that a lifelong love can be born at even the most ordinary and unexpected moments. Gaynia’s grandmother had a...

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OU-Wisconsin Introduces OU-CARES

Posted by Paula Paine on February 2, 2014 in Alumni, Community, Wisconsin, "Your OU"

It is with great pleasure we’d like to introduce you to Ottawa University Career Assistance Resource Exchange Service (OU CARES). OU CARES is devoted to helping you succeed and achieve your professional goals. Whether you are a current student looking for a new career or alumnus looking for...

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Kansas Hunger Dialogue

Posted by Paula Paine on January 1, 2014 in Community, "Current Students", Events, "The College", "Your OU"

Ottawa University will participate in the 4th Kansas Hunger Dialogue to be held February 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, KS. This unique event, organized by Kansas Campus Compact, brings together individuals to build awareness, advocacy, and action about hunger through the sharing of research...

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Living (and Studying) Life to the Fullest

Posted by Paula Paine on January 1, 2014 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College", "Your OU"

Just because Hope Waisner is a biology major at Ottawa University doesn’t mean she constantly has her nose stuck in a book or lab project. After all, there’s a lot of college life to pack into four years, and she’s out there living it. While she is secretary of the Biology Club,...

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