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  • Senior Receives Prestigious Student Leader Award

    Senior, public relations major, Haley Young, was recently awarded the Undergraduate Student Leader Award from the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA). This is a prestigious accomplishment for an undergraduate student.
  • Student, Songwriter Releases First Album

    Since the age of 14, Otterbein University music student Tom Schickel ’17 has been playing the piano and writing his own music. Recently, he returned to one of the first places he ever performed live, The Works in his hometown of Loveland, OH, for the release of his first album.
  • WGRC Provides Safe Space for Students

    In its second year of operation, the Otterbein's Women's and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) has become an important organizational hub for student organizations and campus initiatives that are centered on women's, gender and GLTBQ issues.
  • Nursing Professor Makes Department History

    Professor John Chovan made Department of Nursing history as the first nursing professor to ever receive the 2013 New Teacher of the Year award. Chovan, the only male professor in the department, described the honor as “an amazing, tear-jerking experience.”
  • Alumna Publishes First Novel, Talks to Students

    Mindy McGinnis started writing when she was at Otterbein and admits, “I was really bad.” The self-proclaimed “farmer’s daughter from Morrow County,” was not an overnight success. In fact, it took 10 years before she had an agent and a published deal.
  • Alumnus Honored for Care of Young Patient

    Dave Dziedzicki ’10 has a big effect on his patients, just as Otterbein had a big effect on him. Dziedzicki, an athletic trainer with OhioHealth Sports Medicine recently won OhioHealth’s most prestigious honor – a Prism Award. Out of more than 5,000 associate nominations, Dziedzicki won the award for his personal attention to a young patient.
  • Health Communication Majors Land Key Internships

    Otterbein health communication students can be found throughout Columbus this semester as they complete internships in their chosen health-communication field. One of the Five Cardinal Experiences includes internships and professional experience, and students are living this “card” in their own internships, a requirement of the health communication major.
  • I am an Advocate

    Some students come to Otterbein already knowing which major they want, ready to get started immediately. Other students, like Hannah, come to Otterbein still unsure about the path their life will take. When a professor told Hannah about a new major at Otterbein called Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), she was intrigued.
  • I am a Philosopher

    Beth came to Otterbein with a goal that’s common among students – get the education needed to find a job. What she found was an experience that changed the way she viewed the world.
  • Student Transfers to Otterbein, Discovers Passion

    Logan Meddings transferred to Otterbein University to pursue a career in nursing. But what she found was her true passion, which is leading her down a new career path.
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    I am a Writer

    Beth started her time at Otterbein willing to try different activities. She wasn’t sure where life was leading her. The many opportunities Otterbein offered helped her break out of her shell and into the person she is today.
  • New MBA Director Comes Home

    Novelist Thomas Wolfe may say that you can't go home again, but Eric Lloyd (MBA’02) begs to differ. Lloyd joined Otterbein in September as the director of the MBA program. He succeeds Don Eskew, who remains chair of the Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics.
  • I am a Teacher

    Whether it’s as captain of the men’s lacrosse team or serving as an orientation leader, Mike Spatafore is a teacher in the making.
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    President Krendl promotes Otterbein in Japan

    President Krendl promotes Otterbein in Japan
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    Educator Honored for Work with First-Year Students

    Kate Lehman was recently honored with the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award.
  • Radio Executive Alumna Returns to Where It All Began

    Emily Boldon '94, VP of Stratus Music Programming and the corporate program director for Cumulus Media, visited her alma mater to speak to communication majors.
  • 'Dreamgirls' Role is a Dream Come True for Musical Theatre Student

    Krystal Simpson '14 (third from left) recently finished a five-month stint with the national and international tour of 'Dreamgirls' the musical.
  • Support the Homecoming King and Queen Candidates

    The candidates will be rocking out during Homecoming week to raise money for the Otterbein Annual Fund. Donate to your favorite pair today!