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.
 



Nori Hale Named Director of Alumni Programs

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, Faculty/Staff, "The College"

Nori Hale ’71 has been named the director of alumni programs at The College. Hale will be responsible for creating and directing alumni programming by providing meaningful and varied interaction with all alumni. She will use events, face-to-face meetings, group functions, and electronic...

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Arabie Conner Named Athletic Director of the Year

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

Arabie Conner has been named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Athletic Director of the Year for 2010-11. Connor was recognized with the award at the KCAC Sport Management Conference at McPherson College on August 2.

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Baseball

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

The OU baseball team finished with an overall record of 17-35 and finished fifth in the KCAC with a record of 12-16. The Braves qualified for their second straight KCAC Baseball Tournament. OU had four players who earned All-KCAC honors, with Spenser Augustine being named First Team at 3rd base...

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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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