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.
 



APOS Serves during "A Day On"

Posted by Paula Paine on February 2, 2014 in Arizona, Community, Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansyas City", Online, Wisconsin, "Your OU"

Martin Luther King Day was used by Ottawa University campuses as an opportunity to contribute to their local communities. The Arizona, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Kansas City campuses all took time on MLK day to honor the spirit of making the world a better place as Martin Luther King Jr. worked to...

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Holston Named Mentor of the Year

Posted by Paula Paine on February 2, 2014 in Arizona, Community, Faculty/Staff, "School of Business", "Your OU"

Associate Professor of Business Dr. Kayong Holston was presented the Mentor of the Year award for 2013 by the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), whose mission is, in part, to cultivate and empower leaders for professional excellence, connect accomplished professionals...

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Math, Music and Ministry

Posted by Paula Paine on February 2, 2014 in "Academic Programs", Community, "Current Students", "School of Education", "The College", "Your OU"

No one could accuse Senior Kirsten Hansen (left) of getting stuck in a rut. In fact, she thrives on being involved in multiple and very different activities. At Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg, Kansas, she participated in three sports, six music related groups and three clubs. Within the...

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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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