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  • Attend an Upcoming Adult and Transfer Open House

    Otterbein is hosting a series of open houses for adult and transfer students on April 24, May 7, June 18 and July 17. Register now to attend one of these open houses to learn more about Otterbein's degree completion programs.
  • Otterbein Celebrates Student Research and Creative Work

    Otterbein University will be hosting a series of events featuring student research and creative works by undergraduate and graduate students, including the third annual Cardinal Colloquium as the keynote event.
  • Students Design Rain Garden to Address Drainage Issue on Campus

    A hydrology classroom project is giving Otterbein University students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, while simultaneously solving a drainage issue on campus. A rain garden is being constructed between Battelle Fine Arts Center and the parking lot behind Roush Hall.
  • Vernon L. Pack Distinguished Lecture Series Welcomes Novelist Sir Salman Rushdie

    Otterbein will welcome novelist Sir Salman Rushdie to campus on April 10-11, 2014, as the Vernon L. Pack Distinguished Lecturer. Rushdie will give a public lecture, Public Events, Private Lives: Literature and Politics in the Modern World, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Free tickets are available to the general public beginning March 17 at the Cowan Hall box office from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a limit of two tickets per person.
  • Alumni to Reconnect with Alma Mater, Students During Alumni Weekend

    Otterbein University alumni are invited to return to their alma mater for Alumni Weekend, April 25-27. Not only will alumni have the opportunity to reconnect with Otterbein and their classmates, but they will also have the opportunity to connect with current Otterbein students at various events.
  • Chemistry Alumnus Contributes Periodic Grand Accomplishments

    Even though both his father and older brother were Otterbein graduates, chemistry alumnus Steve Surface '65 had his eye on Yale University after high school. Surface said he wanted to get a good education, and he wanted to attend a college where he could enjoy himself. His brother said he would like Otterbein. Nearly 50 years later, like atoms, he remains positive about his decision.
  • Equine Experience Laid the Foundation for Alumnus

    For many Otterbein University students, the education they receive on campus lays the foundation for further studies in graduate or professional school. For Greg Schmid '09, an equine pre-vet major, his Otterbein education helped pave the way to veterinary school and to his current internship at B.W. Furlong & Associates, an equine veterinary practice in New Jersey.
  • Alumni to be Honored During Alumni Weekend Awards Ceremony

    This year, Otterbein will honor four outstanding alumni, as well as the latest Mary B. Thomas award winners, during the Alumni Awards ceremony held on Saturday, April 26 during Alumni Weekend.
  • Professor's Diverse Professional Background Aids Student Learning

    Before heading to campus to teach in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, Dr. Henry Smith can be found in his barn working with his performance reining quarter horses. On the weekend, he might be in the woods off-roading with his Hummer, or enjoying a spin in his ’06 blue Dodge Viper convertible. Smith’s wide-range of interests provide a strong foundation as he prepares business leaders through Otterbein’s MBA program.
  • The Graduate School to Host Graduate Symposium, April 2

    Otterbein University’s Graduate School Symposium Series presents Dr. Tracy Wilen discussing Society 3.0: How Technology is Reshaping Education, Work and Society, with a reception at 6 p.m. and presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St. The event is free and open to the public; advance registration is encouraged.
  • 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.”