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.

Discovering Genius

Posted by Paula Paine on April 1, 2015 in

Dr. William Maxwell is a man on a mission. He believes that “all humans at conception are potential geniuses in some domain and that that genius is time-sensitive, environment-sensitive and mentor-sensitive.”

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Communication in Real Life

Posted by Paula Paine on April 1, 2015 in communication, "Erin Shriver", golf, "The Campus", "Your OU"

Senior Erin Shriver first thought she wanted to go into business, but after taking an Intro to Communication course, she instinctively knew she needed to change directions.

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New Programs Expand Recruiting Reach

Posted by on April 1, 2015 in "AJ Stevens", athletics, "Austin Babb", lacrosse, "Your OU"

With the introduction of lacrosse, men’s volleyball, and powerlifting/weightlifting as new athletic offerings for the 2015-16 year, Ottawa University is finding prospective students from states and regions traditionally under-represented on the residential campus.

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OU Establishes DeFries Society for the Performing Arts

Posted by Paula Paine on January 14, 2015 in

Ottawa University is pleased to announce the establishment of the DeFries Society for the Performing Arts at Ottawa University through a generous family gift from alumni Dr. Stanley ’50 and Alice Jo (Hostetter) ’51 DeFries of Lawrence, KS.

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Raffle for Rose Brooks

Posted by Paula Paine on January 14, 2015 in

As part of the 40th Anniversary Celebration at Arrowhead Stadium on October 16, 2014, a raffle was held as a way to give back to the Kansas City community.

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