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.
 



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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Kansas Kids Fitness Day

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Events, "The College"

On Tuesday, April 19, The College took part in Kansas Kids Fitness Day. More than 500 area elementary students participated in the state-wide event, which serves as a way to show youth that physical activity can be fun. Throughout the day, OU students who are enrolled in physical education and...

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Journalism Awards

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"

In April, Ottawa University media students were recognized at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press (KACP) conference in Hutchinson. The nine staff members of The Campus newspaper received 21 individual awards at the conference. Four took home first-place awards. The conference featured 23...

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Leading and Surviving Change

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "School of Business", Wisconsin

Ottawa University’s Wisconsin campus recently played host to the latest installment in the Leadership Matters series. “The Resilient Organization – Leading and Surviving Change” was presented by School of Business Dean Dr. Kirk Wessel on June 28. The seminar taught OU...

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