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.
 



Save on Books & Personalize Your OU Gear

Posted by Paula Paine on November 5, 2013 in Alumni, Arizona, Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, Indiana, International, "Kansas City", "Other News", "The College", "Your OU"

Ottawa University is happy to announce we have partnered with a new online bookstore provider, Akademos, powered by TextbookX.com. The goal of the partnership is to deliver course materials to students at a reasonable price and in a timely manner. Akademos/TextbookX.com works...

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Former Norwegian Ambassador to Speak

Posted by Paula Paine on November 5, 2013 in Alumni, Events, "Other News", "The College", "Upcoming Events", "Your OU"

Ottawa University's annual Hostetter DeFries Endowed Cultural Event will feature former Norwegian ambassador Arman Aardal '70 on November 20 and 21. During two presentations, Aardal will discuss the struggles, successes and lasting friendships he encountered throughout his journey on the...

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Three Gifts Boost Campaign

Posted by Paula Paine on November 5, 2013 in Alumni, Community, Events, "Other News", "The College", "Your OU"

The Goppert Foundation of Kansas City, MO, has awarded a $100,000 grant to benefit Ottawa University’s Gangwish Library and Gibson Student Center project. Mike Skidmore, vice president and branch manager of Goppert State Savings Bank of Ottawa and Pomona, KS, presented the check during an...

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Be of Good Cheer

Posted by Paula Paine on November 4, 2013 in Athletics, "Current Students", "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College", "Your OU"

When Bethany Cobbs was eight, she stumbled across a University of Kansas (KU) cheer clinic. It was a turning point. After a little begging, her parents allowed her to enroll in classes, which gave Cobbs a physical outlet for the life quality she already possessed. As an encourager and motivator...

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Upcoming Events at OU-AZ and OU-WI

Posted by Paula Paine on October 8, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Community, "Current Students, Events", Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", Wisconsin, "Your OU"

Ottawa University-Arizona is hosting quarterly Owen Leadership Institute events for alumni, current and prospective students, and faculty and staff. The next workshop will be on Friday, November 15, 2013, from 5:30-7 p.m. on the Phoenix campus at 10020 N. 25th Avenue, Phoenix. School of Business...

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