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  • Communication Majors Gain Confidence, Experience Through Internships

    In a recent survey taken by 103 of the 157 communication majors, 93 percent agreed that they are confident that their communication major will help land them a job upon graduation. More than 86 percent believe they will graduate within four years with a communication major. Most COMM majors know that internships and practicum experiences are crucial and 84 percent of majors feel their communication professors provide plenty of leads for internship opportunities.
  • Retired Military Man Turns Novelist

    Ken Jewett '76 keeps history alive through his series of novels, using his own family as characters living through the Revolutionary War.
  • Professor Has Passion for Global Social Justice

    At the core of her being, a passionate fire for global social justice burns brightly and is evident to all that she interacts with. Dr. Diane Ross, a middle childhood educator, teaches in Otterbein’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, preparing teachers to be culturally competent and to engage their students in meaningful learning experiences.
  • Professor Uses Literature, Science, Humanities to Teach Mathematical Concepts

    If Bill Harper’s classroom confuses you, it won’t be for the lack of clarity on the topic. It will be because you might be unsure if you are sitting in a statistics, psychology, religion or English class.
  • Department of Music Presents Humor in Music Festival

    Otterbein’s Department of Music, under the auspices of the University’s Enrichment Series will present a music festival focused on works which involve humor, satire or cultural commentary March 27-April 1, 2014.
  • Central Ohio Universities to Host Men's Health Summit

    Otterbein University, Ohio Wesleyan University and Denison University will present the Men’s Madness Health and Wellness Summit from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, in Otterbein’s Campus Center, 100 W. Home St.
  • Cauley ’06 Voted Chicago’s 2013 Clif Bar Athlete of the Year

    When Michael Cauley ’06 competed for the Otterbein football and cross-country teams he was a fairly good athlete. He pushed himself to do well and was satisfied with his performances. But it wasn’t until after his sophomore year, when he gave up football, he began to excel.
  • Alumna Reflects on Lessons Learned at Otterbein

    Otterbein often teaches students lessons they keep with them for the rest of their lives. Sometimes these lessons come in the form of academic pursuits. Sometimes they come from a sense of collective pride and service. And sometimes they come from friendships and losses. For Liz Hardy ’07, all of these came together equally to shape her future.
  • Otterbein Announces 2014 Commencement Speakers

    Otterbein University has selected Senator Sherrod Brown, (D-Ohio) and his wife, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Connie Schultz, to address the class of 2014 at the University’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18, in the Rike Center on the Otterbein campus in Westerville.
  • Nursing Faculty Addresses Panel on Nurses Day at Ohio Statehouse

    Dr. Kay Ball, Associate Professor of Nursing, spoke at Nurses Day at the Statehouse on Weds., Feb. 27. Nurses and nursing students from across the state attended this annual event to discuss policy matters with fellow nurses and legislators. The theme of the sold-out event was “Enter the Conversation, Change the World.”
  • Senior Reflects on Study Abroad Trip

    Senior, art major Elisha Boose took advantage of Otterbein University's many study abroad opportunities, traveling to Spain with her classmates and favorite art professor, Amy Johnson, during J-Term in December.
  • Otterbein Theatre & Dance Presents The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Otterbein University Department of Theatre & Dance presents "The Importance of Being Earnest," March 6-9; 13-15.
  • A Quiet Dominance: Stroyne Nearing End of Historical Career

    Senior Julie Stroyne will soon graduate as one of the most dominant and successful student-athletes to attend Otterbein University, just don't try and tell her that.
  • Concert Choir to Tour in March

    The Otterbein University Concert Choir will tour Indiana, Illinois and Ohio from March 14-19. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call (614) 823-1504.
  • 17th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

    The Department of Art will host the 17th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition on March 3-13. A reception and awards ceremony will be held on March 7.
  • Theatre & Dance Presents Interactive Lecture, Performance by Alumna

    The Department of Theatre and Dance presents an interactive lecture and performance by actor, writer and Otterbein alumna, Victoria Libertore, from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in the Campus Center Theatre.
  • Student Studies, Conducts Research in Costa Rica

    At Otterbein University, students are given the opportunity to explore and apply their knowledge through the Five Cardinal Experiences. Sophomore Matt Vieth, a zoo and conservation science major, has already added one Cardinal Experience to his experiential transcript – Global and Interculture Engagement.
  • Otterbein Announces Engineering Major Beginning Fall 2015

    Otterbein University announced it will offer a new major in systems engineering beginning in fall 2015. Students will have the option of enrolling in Otterbein’s four-year program or in a pathway program being developed in partnership with Columbus State Community College (CSCC).
  • Evil Spirits, Math Combine to Explore Knowledge

    For some, the word “math” is enough to scare them away. However, when the words “evil spirits” and “mathematics” are used in the same course title, one might imagine a scene in a scary movie.
  • One Billion Rising: Students Lead Campus Conversation on Violence Toward Women

    On Feb. 14, people everywhere will express their love for the women in their lives. Otterbein’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program took the opportunity to educate people on the struggles of women around the world who face violence every day, not just on Valentine’s Day.