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    Otterbein Annual Fund Sets New Record

    More than 4,800 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends joined together to make a difference in the lives of our students.
  • Volleyball team in Costa Rica

    Volleyball Team Spends Memorable 10 Days in Costa Rica

    The Otterbein University volleyball program recently returned from a memorable 10-day trip to Costa Rica, where the team faced off against local competition, volunteered at clinics and enjoyed some vacation time.
  • Denise Shively

    Otterbein's Master Teacher of the Year Enjoys Learning Alongside Her Students

    Otterbein Master Teacher of the Year Denise Shively is firmly convinced her students aren’t the only ones learning in the public relations classes she leads at the university.
  • Tiffany Eifert

    Otterbein’s Second Health Communication Graduate Lands Position with Lifeline of Ohio

    Tiffany Eifert ’14, who for the new health communication major is Otterbein’s second graduate, has been hired by Lifeline of Ohio in Columbus. She will serve as a community educator, travelling to high schools and organizations to relay the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation.
  • Karen Castro

    Alumna Selected as Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellow

    A self-described “planner” by nature, Karen Castro ’12 is ready to take another big step along the ambitious career path she began mapping while a student at Otterbein. Castro says her recent selection for a prestigious Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship fits perfectly with her goal of a starting a career in the U.S. Foreign Service and running for public office someday.
  • Aaron Reinhard

    Physics Professor Brings Clarity to Complex Science

    Otterbein Assistant Professor Aaron Reinhard has a deep-rooted love of physics but even he has to admit his favorite science, with its myriad formulas and computations, can be a daunting challenge for some students.
  • Student Accepted to Month-Long Summer Program at Harvard

    Sarah Uhlenbrock ’15 is at a crossroads in choosing a career path so she’s looking for a summer program at Harvard University’s preeminent School of Public Health to help point her in the right direction.
  • Otterbein Students Selected as 2014 Summer Fellows at The Columbus Foundation

    Recent Otterbein University graduate Susie Long and Sean Brewster '14 have been selected as two of only 11 participants in The Columbus Foundation's Summer Fellows Program. For 10 weeks, they will work with central Ohio nonprofit organizations on a variety of projects.
  • Otterbein Reflects on Successful Year

    Much has happened this past year at Otterbein University. Students and faculty alike were recognized for their outstanding achievements, service to the community was abundant, athletics flourished and Otterbein showed once again the cohesiveness of its community.
  • Register Now for Otterbein Summer Camps

    This summer, Otterbein will offer summer camps in music, equine science and more. Register today!
  • Adult, Veteran Student Finding New Groove in Nursing

    Jordan Moore, an adult nursing student at Otterbein University, enlisted in the Army Reserves while still in high school and has been serving his country ever since. He was on active duty from 2006 to 2012, completing two combat tours to Iraq and one operational deployment to Turkey. He plans to continue serving his country and others through his chosen career – nursing.
  • Summer Theatre Presents The Fantasticks

    Otterbein Summer Theatre opens its season with the musical, The Fantasticks, at 7:30 p.m. on June 5; 2 p.m. on June 8 and June 13; and 8 p.m. on June 6-8, 12-14 and 19-21, ONSTAGE at the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets cost $25. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama.
  • Recent Grad Selected for Prestigious Teaching Assistant Program in France

    Continuing what is becoming an Otterbein tradition, Susanna Long ’14 will embark on a seven-month teaching and learning adventure in France beginning in September.
  • Professor Emeritus Uses 19th Century Technique in Photo Exhibit

    Please join Otterbein University's Art Department for a reception in the Roush Hall Fisher Gallery on Wednesday, June 4 from 2-4 p.m. for David Stichweh, professor emeritus an his latest exhibition, "Cyanotypes: Printing with Sunlight."
  • Otterbein Selected to Assess Online Teaching Methods in the Humanities

    Otterbein will be part of a select group of independent colleges and universities that will explore online teaching methods in upper-level undergraduate courses in the humanities.
  • Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

    Otterbein University hosted its graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, respectively. Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Click on the links below to see photos from both ceremonies and watch videos from the undergraduate ceremony.
  • Recent Grad Receives Fulbright Grant

    Rachel Mooney ’14 has high hopes for what’s ahead of her as a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan where she will hone her teaching skills in an elementary school beginning in August.
  • Parson is One of Top Four Debaters in the Nation

    Junior Maggie Parson continued Otterbein University’s long tradition of competitive academic debate success by finishing as one of the top four debaters in the nation, in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the National Forensic Association’s National Tournament.
  • Student to Serve as Production Intern for Premiere of Rachel's House

    Before she walks across the stage at commencement on Sunday, May 18, Lindsey Rowland will be focused on another stage, where a play called Rachel’s House will premiere on May 15. During her internship with Wild Goose Creative, she wrote grants, planned and fundraised to bring the play to the stage, and will be serving as the production intern for the run of the show, May 15-17.
  • Senior Achieves Childhood Dream

    After Paulsen graduates on Sunday, May 18, she’ll be heading Gaithersburg, Maryland, to take her post as assistant editor for Dressage Today magazine. With a double major in journalism and equine business and facility management, Paulsen is more than prepared for the challenge.