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.
 



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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10 Funniest Ottawa University Finals Week Posts

Posted by cservaes on December 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

Finals week 2013 featured Sundaes, nachos, hula hoops and....tests. Some students at Ottawa University tried to combat the pressure with humor and we....well....copied their information. Below you'll find the 10 funniest Ottawa University finals week tweets of Fall 2013. It was a tough...

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Helping Others This Season?

Posted by Paula Paine on December 2, 2013 in Arizona, Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Online, "The College", Wisconsin, "Your OU"

The faculty, staff and students on Ottawa University's five campuses have a tradition of celebrating the season in a variety of ways, as well as helping others  through a variety of projects, such as the packaging of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, "adopting" families or...

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The Transfer Advantage

Posted by Paula Paine on December 2, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, Community, "Current Students", "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "Your OU"

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) has partnered with Ottawa University, one of the nation’s first adult-learning campuses in Kansas City, to allow JCCC students to stay on the JCCC campus to earn their bachelor’s degree in one of four majors: business administration, public...

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