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.
 



Strong Dreams

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...

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OU Dance Team Tops in the KCAC

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...

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Paige Gibson Interns with Career Athletes

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Athletics, "The College"

Lady Braves basketball forward Paige Gibson served as a Career Athletes on-campus intern at Ottawa University for the spring 2011 semester. Gibson was one of 35 Career Athletes interns from across the country at NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA institutions. The overall goal of the internship...

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Buckles Takes the Lead from the Red Cross

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Athletics, "Current Students", "The College"

Lady Braves sophomore guard Lauren Buckles has been selected to take part in the 2011-12 Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program. This once-in-a-lifetime experience allows NAIA student-athletes to be a part of a team made up of young adults from NAIA campuses throughout the country. The...

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Presidential Scholars

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in "Current Students", Events, "Other News", "The College"

In December and March, select high school students (left) were invited to compete for OU’s prestigious full-tuition Presidential Scholarship. Competitors were selected based on academic criteria (3.5 or higher cumulative GPA, 25 or higher ACT score) and portfolios submitted prior to...

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