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.
 



Ottawa University’s School of Education

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

"The teacher education programs of Ottawa University have maintained a recognized standards-based and outcomes-motivated excellence throughout the University's history," says Amy Hogan, director of Kansas education programs. "The School of Education continues to be an innovator...

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Alternative Ed Careers

Posted by Paula Paine on February 8, 2011 in Alumni, education, "School of Education"

Recent college graduates are feeling the pain of the recession just like the rest of the population. They, too, are finding the need to be flexible, think outside the box and look for unexpected opportunities to secure their future. Ottawa University® education graduates are creatively coping...

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On Education and the Economy

Posted by Paula Paine on February 8, 2011 in Alumni, economics, education, "School of Education"

Whatever your opinion of the status of education in America, there can be no dispute that the hard hit on the economy has left virtually every state in the nation scrambling to balance its budget, with the majority putting education under the knife to trim both positions and programs. According...

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Passion Play

Posted by Paula Paine on February 2, 2011 in Alumni, Arizona, athletics, football, "School of Education"

The rumbling clash of helmets is stopped short by the shriek of a whistle and the thud of Coach Arnold’s clip board as it hits the ground. The boys know what’s coming. In a low, staccatoed bellow, she (yes, you read right) - she lays in. “How–many– times–do...

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Coordinating Efforts

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2010 in "Academic Programs", Community, "Current Students"

Through a partnership with East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN), OU now has an on-site Volunteer Coordinator.

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