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.
 



From the President

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Online, "Other News", "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", Wisconsin

146 years of graduates. Just four years to the Ottawa University sesquicentennial! Every one of the six annual commencement ceremonies in which I participate drives home what a tremendous legacy this institution has had over one and a half centuries – a legacy that continues every time we...

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Single Mom Success

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "Current Students", Uncategorized

When Hope Blackmon sets her mind to something, she usually accomplishes it. “When one of my brothers graduated with his master’s degree, I looked at my family tree and realized I was the only one who had just a high school diploma,” says Blackmon. She soon began attending...

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Track and Field

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Athletics, "The College"

All-KCAC Honors Kylie Covey 1st in the 100M 3rd in the 200M Clinton Weldin 3rd in the 100M JJ Baca 5th in the 100M Caj Kueffer 6th in the 800M Long and Triple Jump Morgan Boore 1st in the Long Jump 6th in the Triple jump Clarence Anderson 2nd in the Long Jump Javelin Gabe Belobrajdic 3rd Maggie...

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The Ripple Effect

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni

“If Carol Blythe holds a conviction that injustice is taking place, she will not rest until something is done to change it,” says her pastor, Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. “From lobbying on Capitol Hill to tutoring a kid with his homework, every...

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Ethel Cook named Chief of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Community, News, Other, "The College"

Ethel Cook has no formal college education. She has a high school diploma and more real-world experience than she ever thought possible. But that doesn’t mean Cook, newly elected Ottawa Tribe Chief, doesn’t understand the value of a higher education. “I am totally in support of...

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