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.
 



First Down Classic

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in Athletics, football, "The College"

Ottawa University defeated Baker University, 24-14, in the Victory Sports Network First Down Classic on August 28 at Peoples Bank Field. It marked the first time since 1993 that the Braves and Wildcats had met on the football field. Approximately 3,000 spectators were in attendance.

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KC Students, Staff & Alumni Work Together

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in Alumni, CAPS, "Kansas City", SHRM

In September, OU CAPS advisors, the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the OU-Kansas City Alumni Association hosted three Career Focus Days for current students and alumni. Each featured a practical workshop designed to help participants in their job search...

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Productions of Place

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

OU Theatre presented two productions this fall. The first was the comedy Almost, Maine, by John Cariani, on September 30, October 1 and 2, featuring director Joel Williams ’00 and 19 student actors. Almost, Maine takes place on a starry night in the town of Almost, located...

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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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