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.
 



Volleyball

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Athletics

The Lady Braves finished the season 15-16, qualifying for the KCAC semifinals for the second straight season. Kristen Hendrickson twice earned KCAC Hitter and Player of the Week. KCAC Honors 1st Team Kristen Hendrickson Allie Arnold - KCAC Freshman of the Year Honorable Mention Katie Jensen...

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E-Textbook Pilot Program

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Online

Three Ottawa University Online courses piloted an e-textbook program in October. Every student enrolled in three courses – Business Communications, Introduction to Human Services and Theories of Personality – were given e-textbooks through Vital Source and Cengage Publishing.

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The War Within

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, Events, "The College"

It’s noon on Monday in Ottawa, Kansas, and tornado sirens begin their shrill whistle throughout the city as part of a weekly test. In the car on their way home from Walmart, Gina Hill ’96 sees her husband, Staff Sergeant Allen Hill, tense up and “leave” as he’s...

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BAHOF Scholarship Recipients

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Athletics, "Current Students", "The College"

Corey Smith- Basketball Max Brown- Men’s track and field Courtney Harris- Women’s track and field Lauren Peil- Women’s soccer Elaine “Mom” Pyle Award Morgan Boore- Women’s basketball Chris White-Ready- Men’s basketball Dudley Geise Champions of Character...

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Silent Siren

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, "Current Students", Events, "The College"

While the average person would call 911 to diffuse the type of situation recounted here, Gina knows that most first response teams have not been adequately trained to answer the call to a PTSD scene. Often, the response further escalates the situation and puts the veteran and his family at...

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