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.
 



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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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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