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.
 



Basketball and Beach Balls

Posted by Paula Paine on January 1, 2014 in Athletics, "Current Students", "Other News", "The College", "Your OU"

The Lady Braves traveled to Puerto Rico over the Christmas break, December 16-21, to play two games, one versus American University of Puerto Rico and another against University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon. Ottawa University won both match-ups. Off the basketball court, the girls spent a large amount...

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OU-WI "SCOREs" Community Agrement

Posted by Paula Paine on January 1, 2014 in Community, Events, Wisconsin, "Your OU"

Ottawa University-Wisconsin is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with SCORE of Southeast Wisconsin which allows the organization to utilize the University’s Brookfield meeting space while permitting OU faculty, staff and students to take advantage of SCORE’s...

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Campuses Serve Community During Holidays

Posted by Paula Paine on January 1, 2014 in Community, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansyas City", "Your OU"

Ottawa University's heart for helping others was evident over the holidays when five OU-Kansas City employees conducted a workshop at a local women’s shelter that helped the ladies with their resumes and interview skills. The team, led by Campus Manager Chad Taldo, included Brea Turner,...

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MLK, Jr. Day to Feature Speaker, Service

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

On Monday, January 20, Ottawa University students take a day off from classes to have a "day on" of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Students will first meet in the Fredrikson Chapel at 9:00 a.m. to be inspired for their service by Civil Rights Movement participant Katie...

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Student Affairs Earns $$ for Local Shelter

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

Ottawa University's Office of Student Affairs recently entered the 2013 Super Service Challenge sponsored by Companies with a Mission. The challenge gives away $1M annually to service or non-profit organizations across the country. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a spokesman for...

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