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.
 



Raising Awareness

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in "ACE Events", "The College"

Two fall ACE events at The College raised student awareness about two important social issues - domestic violence and HIV-AIDS. The first took place on October 18 with an educational presentation on domestic violence, followed on October 28 with a peaceful “Taking Back the Night&rdquo...

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OU-Indiana Hosts Career Planning Seminar

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in "career services", Indiana

On Friday, November 12, OU-Indiana presented a half-day career planning seminar entitled “Fast Track Your Current Job and Future Opportunities.” The seminar featured OU faculty member Dr. Wayne Meaux, a corporate consultant with 30 years of experience. The workshop addressed the...

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Taking a Break to Serve

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in alumni, "Habitat for Humanity", "The College"

150 students participated in Alternative Break service projects over the two days of fall break, completing more than 700 hours of service in the Ottawa community. Partnering with Habitat for Humanity, two houses in dire need of work were scraped and painted and another house painted. Other...

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Taking the Pulse of Education

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in education, "School of Education"

Excerpts taken from an address by President Barack Obama on Higher Education and the Economy at the University of Texas at Austin in August 2010.

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From the President

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in Alumni, athletics, education, "Kevin Eichner", "School of Education"

Education. It is what we’re all about. Our raison d'etre. And through our School of Education, which is the focus of this edition of the Ottawa Spirit, we are preparing many others for this noble profession. As we all know, this is a critical time in the field of education as school...

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