A Fork in the Road
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.
Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Arizona, Events, Faculty/Staff, "Other News", "President Eichner", "School of Business"
President Eichner delivered the first of three workshops in the “Learning for Leaders” workshop series on March 23 at the Phoenix Country Club (pictured), with approximately 95 in attendance. Designed specifically for the Phoenix business community, the series is a joint venture...
Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, "board of trustees", "The College"
Ottawa University Life Trustee Kent Granger passed away at the age of 74 on January 13, 2011, at his home in Punta Gorda, Florida. A memorial service was held at the OU™ Chapel on January 25. Granger graduated from Ottawa High School and spent one year at Ottawa University before graduating...
Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, "Kansas City", "Other News"
Ottawa University is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristen Moore as campus executive of its Kansas City campus. She succeeds Brian Messer, who has been promoted to Vice President of Adult, Professional and Online Studies, joining Dr. Brian Sandusky in that capacity. Moore brings to OU...
Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, Athletics, NFL, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"
As the strength and conditioning coach for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, Mike Clark ’77 is living a dream. But it’s a dream that he didn’t allow himself to think about for the longest time. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Clark grew up in the Kansas City area and...
Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Athletics, cheer, "Current Students", dance, spirit, "The College"
The inaugural KCAC Cheer and Dance Exhibition was held at Ottawa University’s Wilson Field House in March, and OU’s Dance Team was named as the Outstanding Dance Team. Five KCAC institutions – Bethany College, Ottawa University, Southwestern College, Tabor College, and the...