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.

Elves and Angels

Posted by Paula Paine on January 14, 2015 in "elves & angels", "elves and angels", giving, "Your OU"

Before students left for Christmas break, they demonstrated that they care about a lot more than finals. Senior Katee Hinkle organized Ottawa University’s first annual Elves and Angels project.

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Imel Among First BSN Graduates

Posted by Paula Paine on January 14, 2015 in bsn, imel, nursing, rn, "Your OU"

Jennifer Imel had her RN and a good job as a cardiac cath lab nurse. She had been in nursing for more than six years and never wanted for a job. But something kept telling her that if she wanted to advance or maybe even keep her job, she needed to get a BSN.

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OU Establishes DeFries Society for the Performing Arts

Posted by Paula Paine on January 14, 2015 in DeFries, music, "performing arts", "Your OU"

Ottawa University is pleased to announce the establishment of the DeFries Society for the Performing Arts at Ottawa University through a generous family gift from alumni Dr. Stanley ’50 and Alice Jo (Hostetter) ’51 DeFries of Lawrence, KS.

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Celebration Set to Launch OU's 150th

Posted by Paula Paine on January 14, 2015 in 150, 150th, kickoff, sesquicentennial, "Your OU"

2015 marks Ottawa University’s 150th year as an institution of higher learning. To usher in the historic year, President Eichner announced an opening ceremony Thursday, January 22, and other events planned throughout the year.

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Getting It Right

Posted by Paula Paine on November 12, 2014 in Facebook, OUKC, "Your OU"

Every now and then it's nice to know that you're getting it right. Recently, some students took the time to let us know just that via email and Facebook.

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