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  • 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.”
  • 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.