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  • Chuck Zimmerman

    'Passion and Enthusiasm' Ensure Fun, Learning in the Classroom

    Teaching has always been a serious business for Otterbein Professor of Religion and Philosophy Charles Zimmerman, but the long-time educator thinks there is also room for some levity in the classroom.
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    I Am an Intern

    Alana was certain she wanted to be a nurse when she came to Otterbein, but quickly realized it wasn’t the right path for her. With guidance from the Center for Career & Professional Development and faculty, she realized that she needed to make a change.
  • Dames at Sea

    Otterbein to Close Summer Theatre Season with Dames at Sea

    Get your tickets today for Otterbein Summer Theatre's final show of the season, Dames at Sea. Dames at Sea will run July 17-20; 23-26.
  • Physics Phun Day

    Science Teachers Have 'Phun' with Physics

    After the final bell signals the beginning of summer, grade 4-9 science teachers in central Ohio hit the books with Otterbein University’s OP2: Operation Physics (OP2) course, which combines basic physical science concepts with hands-on material and activities. Having recently completed OP2, fifth-and sixth-grade science teachers, in the South-Western City Schools (SWCS) district, used their new knowledge to host a Physics ‘Phun’ Day to introduce their students to physical science before summer break.
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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.