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.
 



Students/Faculty Take Alternative Fall Break

Posted by Paula Paine on October 8, 2013 in Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", "Your OU"

During Ottawa University's Fall Break, October 3-6, students who stayed on The College campus had the opportunity to participate in Alternative Break by volunteering at various organizations around Ottawa. Projects undertaken included  assisting at the records center for the Franklin...

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Dr. Teresa Kriley Named Dean of Instruction

Posted by Paula Paine on October 8, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Faculty/Staff, "The College", "Your OU"

Dr. Teresa Kriley, who has been Ottawa University’s Adawe LifePlan Center Director for two years, was recently appointed as The College Dean of Instruction, filling the position left vacant by Dr. Karen Ohnesorge, who accepted the position of Assistant Dean of OU’s School of...

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Covenant of Care

Posted by Paula Paine on October 6, 2013 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "Kansas City", "School of Business", "Your OU"

Imagine your mother or father, elderly, ill, dying – living homeless and hopeless on the street. There are no nursing homes or assisted living facilities, and even if there were, there is no money to access them. There is no Medicare, no social security, no universal health care. Your...

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At Home on the Court

Posted by Paula Paine on September 24, 2013 in Athletics, "Current Students", "The College", "Your OU"

Freshman Avery Enzbrenner didn't want to venture too far from her home in Atchison, Kansas, to go to college, and, like most freshmen, she was a little uneasy about adjusting to life on campus. When she stepped on the volleyball court with her fellow teammates, however, she knew things were...

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Live Feed of Student Center, and More!

Posted by Paula Paine on September 24, 2013 in Community, "Current Students", "The College", "Your OU"

Want to see real-time progress on the new student center? Craving athletics updates or wondering how to get involved with students? There is always something happening on campus, and we can’t cover it all in Your OU. So we’re giving you the links to check out the info at your...

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