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  • I am a Believer

    Meghan Davis wasn’t sure about her ability to succeed in college. “I wasn’t your typical straight-A student in high school. So, I always thought that the level of achievement I reached in high school would be my potential that I could achieve in college,” she said. But what she came to realize in only her first year at Otterbein University was quite different.
  • I Am a Scientist

    At Otterbein, Cara has balanced her desire to serve her community and her interest in research, and she was given the opportunity to do both during her first year.
  • I Am a Student-Athlete

    Brooke Albright was able to meet her academic, athletic, community service and career goals as a student-athlete at Otterbein.
  • I am a Biologist

    It can be difficult to blend two majors such as biology and Spanish, but that is what Chelsea Jenney did –and so much more.
  • I Am a Dentist

    As a pre-dentistry student, Curtis Baker was not only dedicated to his coursework, but serving others as well. He helped to establish Otterbein's MEDLIFE chapter and volunteered at free dental clinics.
  • I Am a Researcher

    Many students consider becoming a doctor. Jacob Bowman was pretty sure that was the right path for him when he came to Otterbein University - that is until he found himself asking a simple, yet extremely complicated, question in his first biology class: “What is life?” This question has led him down a new path and to a unique research opportunity.
  • Grad to Spend Summer at World Peace Academy

    While many of her classmates will be starting jobs or preparing for graduate school this summer, Lucy Pierce ’13, Otterbein’s first ever sustainability studies major and a cultural anthropology minor, will be spending 12 weeks at the World Peace Academy (WPA) in Basel, Switzerland to earn her advanced certificate in peace and conflict transformation.
  • Freshman Selected to Prestigious Fulbright Program

    Kayla Walsh, a musical theatre major who recently completed her first year at Otterbein University, has received a place on the Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the United Kingdom this summer, June 14-July 6.
  • Nursing Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Honor

    Marjorie Vogt, Ph.D., nursing faculty and director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice at Otterbein University, was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).
  • New Aviary, Budgies Move Into Science Center

    Forty new budgerigars or "budgies," small Australian parrots that are vocal learners, moved into the new aviary in Otterbein University's Science Center on July 10.
  • Internship Fair Exposes Students to Opportunities

    Otterbein's Center for Career & Professional Development gave student interns the opportunity to share their experiences with their peers, and also recognized outstanding interns and faculty members.
  • Physics Hosts Lecture on Higgs-Boson Discovery

    Otterbein’s physics department, foreshadowing Tuesday’s announcement that the Higgs boson discovery has earned Nobel Prize status, hosted Notre Dame University physics professor Mitch Wayne last week to discuss the Higgs, which Wayne called “arguably the most significant scientific discovery in several decades.”
  • The Road Less Traveled

    For math teachers, few options exist for an advanced degree that honors both their roots in education and in mathematics. Otterbein created a new path for high school teachers and community college faculty passionate about mathematics who have a strong desire to share the power of that passion with others.
  • Graduate Faculty Close Up

    When you meet Otterbein’s nursing professor, Jackie Haverkamp, her dedication to faith, career, and family are easy to spot.
  • 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.”