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    Schedule Your Visit to Otterbein Today!

    Visit Otterbein University to learn more about our majors, campus life and community. Schedule your visit today!
  • Peggy Griffith

    Math Teacher, Graduate Student is Changing How Her Students Learn

    Peggy Griffith teaches because she wants to maximize the potential of every student by becoming a better math educator. There’s a name for passionate graduate scholars like Peggy Griffith -- she’s a game changer.
  • Rachael Puthoff

    Puthoff Selected to Receive NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

    Recent Otterbein University graduate Rachael Puthoff has been awarded the prestigious NCAA postgraduate scholarship for softball, announced recently by the organization.
  • Fabiola Milla Kimble

    First Student Graduates from COELEC Program at Otterbein

    It didn’t take long for veteran educator Bev Good to recognize that Fabiola Milla Kimble has the heart of a teacher when the two were working in the Westerville City School District a few years ago. Fast forward to 2014, and Good is pleased to report that Milla Kimble has become the first student to complete COELEC’s English Learner Career Ladders program that helps immigrants complete Ohio’s requirements for a teaching credential.
  • Eric Lloyd

    MBA Director Says Otterbein Program is Deeper than its Courses

    As Eric Lloyd sees it, Otterbein’s MBA program offers something that runs deeper than courses in finance, marketing, management, information technology and other business staples. Lloyd knows that from first-hand experience as a 2002 graduate of the MBA program. It was a big factor in his decision to leave the corporate world to become the university’s MBA director in September 2013.
  • Tracy Hedrick

    Alumna Turns Passion for Music into Successful Career

    Tracy Hedrick ’99 has a passion for music. And even though she says she has no musical talent, she has been making a name for herself in the music industry, marketing amphitheater, arena and stadium events for more than 16 years.
  • Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? is Coming to Otterbein University!

    Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? – a nationally-syndicated, comedy/quiz/interview show distributed by PRI, Public Radio International – will be live at Otterbein University at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.
  • 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.