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  • 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.
  • Indian Printmaker Explores Birth, Rebirth, Time in Exhibit at Otterbein

    Indian printmaker Kavita Nayar explores themes of birth, rebirth and cyclical time in exhibit "Seeds" at Otterbein University's Frank Museum of Art.
  • Two Communication Students Receive National Awards from BEA

    Two Otterbein University communication students recently received recognition at the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts for their work in sports reporting.
  • Nobel Laureate to Speak at 2014 Science Lecture Series

    Otterbein University will present a lecture by Professor Robert Grubbs, 2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 20 in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The lecture is sponsored by the 2014 Science Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Science Building Atrium.
  • Alumna Says Otterbein Laid the Foundation for Her Career in Experiential Marketing

    Meet Robyn Henry, class of 2000, former theatre major and current associate producer for Production Glue, a special events production company in the heart of New York City. Henry recently spent Super Bowl week helping Nike to create memorable experiences for fans.
  • The Graduate School Celebrates 25 Years of Programs

    The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of graduate programs offered continuously at Otterbein University.
  • Alumna's Passion for Fashion Leads Her to Nike

    Hollee Burba ‘05 has a passion for fashion. Her enthusiasm led this public relations major to land a position three years ago at Nike, one of the world’s most recognized sports companies. As a merchandise planner for running apparel at Nike’s main campus in Beaverton, Ore., Burba loves working for Nike.
  • Dr. Joan Rocks

    Dr. Joan Rocks is living what she teaches and demonstrating how the practice of Athletic Training is a profession and a lifestyle. Rocks is the Chair of the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, directs the master’s program in Allied Health, and is an athletic trainer with Otterbein’s athletic teams.