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  • Spirits In Stone art exhibit

    New Otterbein Partnership with Mid-Ohio Foodbank Promotes Art, Not Food

    It may seem that African stone sculptors and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank would have very little in common, but all that changed five years ago when Mid-Ohio Foodbank CEO Matt Habash became involved with the people of Kufunda Village. Habash’s involvement has created the opportunity for the village’s talented sculptors to share their work with central Ohio through an exhibition at Otterbein University’s Frank Museum of Art.
  • Health Communication Interns

    Alumni Help Students Thrive in Health-Communication Internships

    Communication students know the importance of internship experiences. In a recent survey of 103 communication students, 84 percent felt that their communication professors provide plenty of leads for internships.
  • Debra Mukasa Chagonda

    Alumna Keeps Otterbein Influence Alive in Zimbabwe

    Otterbein’s alumni reach can be far and wide. For Debra Mukasa Chagonda ‘78, the Otterbein network reached all the way to Zimbabwe. Chagonda didn’t find Otterbein as much as the college found her.
  • Cabot Rea

    Cabot Rea to Emcee Otterbein Jazz Valentine's Event

    Otterbein University jazz ensembles will present their annual Valentine’s gala event, Music and Romance, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, at The Medallion Club, 5000 Club Dr. NBC4 anchorman and Otterbein alumnus Cabot Rea will be the event’s emcee and featured guest performer.
  • Students doing community service

    Otterbein Selected by Carnegie for Community Engagement Classification

    Otterbein University is among 240 U.S. colleges and universities selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.
  • Towers Hall in the snow

    Alumnus Comes Back to Alma Mater to Serve as Asst. Provost

    There was no way to know it back then, but the stars began to align in the life of Jeff Ankrom when he walked into the office of Otterbein Professor of Chemistry Rex Ogle for the first time in 1974.
  • Gospel Choir

    Community Invited to Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation at Otterbein

    Otterbein University will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, featuring keynote speaker Dr. William H. Smith from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 614-823-1312.
  • Towers Hall in the snow

    Otterbein University Annual Fund Makes History

    During the month of December 2014, Otterbein University donors helped the Annual Fund raise more than $200,000-a first in Annual Fund history.
  • Miller Gallery

    Art Department to Host Receptions for New Exhibitions

    Otterbein's art department will host three receptions in January for three new art exhibitions.
  • Nurse Anesthetist Program

    Students Benefit from Wide Array of Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthetist Program at Otterbein

    Jason Edwards had a successful career as a critical care nurse and was living in a place that many people consider paradise – Hawaii. Yet he gave it all up and moved to Central Ohio’s unpredictable climate to attend the Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia graduate program at Otterbein, a collaborative effort between Otterbein and Grant Medical Center.
  • Presidents Honor Roll

    Otterbein University Recognized by President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for Eighth Year

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named Otterbein University a finalist for the President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service. This nationwide designation is part of the 2014 Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and recognizes the institution and its students for their commitment to volunteer service.
  • Trevor McDonald and friends

    Otterbein Students Share Holiday Traditions

    Winter break and the holiday season are very exciting times for Otterbein University students. For many, it is a chance to spend time with family and friends and to return home in order to participate in annual traditions that make the holiday season special.
  • GivingDecember

    A #GivingDecember to Remember

    After raising more than $53,000, we wish to follow in our students' footsteps-just as they completed 70,000 hours in a year-we are driving towards $70,000 by the end of the year to make this a #GivingDecember to remember!
  • Judy Guion-Utsler candy

    Otterbein Chaplain Shares Family Tradition of Candy Making

    During the Depression, when money was so tight, my grandmother, grandfather and my father (who was a little boy) spent Advent making and selling about 300 pounds of candy. It was exhausting and stopped being fun long before it was finished. After the Depression, they decided not to sell it anymore, and to only make candy once a year, to give as gifts, to say thank you to those who contributed in a positive way in their lives. That has continued to be our family tradition since then.
  • Patti Wilson

    Professor Reflects on How Student Taught Her the Meaning of Giving Back

    At this time of year, when we stop to reflect about home and the people who make our lives more meaningful, I think about all of the wonderful Otterbein people I have had the pleasure of getting to know and the impact they have had in my life. One of the best lessons about giving came from a former student. Like so many others, Sherry Williamson makes me proud to be a part of the Model Community that is Otterbein University.
  • Annette Harting Boose

    Christmas Eve on Ninth Street

    I can close my eyes and be transported to that little house almost instantly. The sights, the smells, the excitement of having a whole evening to play with our cousins, of all us girls sitting in Grandmas bedroom on her bed trying on lipstick and perfume and talking about boys and music and whatever else junior high school girls were into during the ’70s. We clung to the minutes like our lives depended on it, not wanting the night to end until it was time to go to midnight mass.
  • Towers Hall in the fall

    Happy Thanksgiving from Otterbein University

    During this season of thanksgiving, Otterbein counts its students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends among its greatest blessings.
  • Ohio EPA groundwater class

    Ohio EPA Conducts Certified Environmental Professionals Training at Otterbein

    The Ohio EPA Department of Emergency and Remedial Response conducted groundwater sampling on Otterbein University's campus for Ohio's Certified Environmental Professionals in September. The class was designed to provide continuing education for the environmental professionals. Otterbein environmental science students were also able to participate in the training event.
  • #GivingTuesday

    Support Otterbein and Join the Movement on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 2

    Just as Otterbein students have chosen to give their time to the community by volunteering 70,000 hours, Otterbein is setting a one day goal to raise $70,000 during this one day global movement with a dollar-for-hour challenge on #GivingTuesday – all benefiting the Otterbein Annual Fund.
  • Tree Lighting

    Otterbein Community Celebrates the Holidays

    It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Jack Frost has started to nip at noses, snow is falling, Christmas shopping has started, and Otterbein University is kicking off the season with its annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Feast on Friday, Dec. 5.