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.

Career Athletes

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...

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Gordon Continues Program Success

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.

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Give it Up

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in Athletics, cheer, dance, spirit, "The College"

For the new Spirit Coordinator Regina Smith is in her first season as spirit team coordinator at Ottawa University. Prior to coming to OU™, Smith spent three years as the spirit coordinator and head cheer, dance and mascot coach at Thiel College (TC) in Greenville, Pennsylvania. At Thiel...

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Jobs Central

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in alumni, "career services", "Other News"

Ottawa University offers a variety of career and job placement resources to its students and alumni through the OU Career Services department. An expanded resource that alumni may not be aware of is the new JOBS CENTRAL® national job board offered through College Central Network (CCN).

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You’ve Been “Friended”

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

Kylie Covey remembers sitting in her Introduction to Teaching class and hearing about an opportunity to be a Youth Friend. Four years and two students later, she is still volunteering. She says, "Obviously, I’ve been hooked, and I wouldn’t change the experience for anything...

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