A Fork in the Road
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.
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...
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.
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...
Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in Athletics, "The College"
Life Beyond the Sport In the fall, the Ottawa University Athletic Department hosted Career Athletes, LLC on campus to conduct student-athlete seminars focused on “Developing your Career Game Plan” and “How to Sell Yourself as an Athlete.” Based out of Olathe, Kansas...
Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in Athletics, soccer, "The College"
Marc Gordon joined the OU athletic department this fall as the new OU Women’s Soccer Coach. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the way Marc exemplifies and positively models his expectations for his team,” said OU Athletic Director Arabie Conner.