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  • 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.”
  • Alumna Publishes First Novel, Talks to Students

    Mindy McGinnis started writing when she was at Otterbein and admits, “I was really bad.” The self-proclaimed “farmer’s daughter from Morrow County,” was not an overnight success. In fact, it took 10 years before she had an agent and a published deal.
  • Alumnus Honored for Care of Young Patient

    Dave Dziedzicki ’10 has a big effect on his patients, just as Otterbein had a big effect on him. Dziedzicki, an athletic trainer with OhioHealth Sports Medicine recently won OhioHealth’s most prestigious honor – a Prism Award. Out of more than 5,000 associate nominations, Dziedzicki won the award for his personal attention to a young patient.
  • Health Communication Majors Land Key Internships

    Otterbein health communication students can be found throughout Columbus this semester as they complete internships in their chosen health-communication field. One of the Five Cardinal Experiences includes internships and professional experience, and students are living this “card” in their own internships, a requirement of the health communication major.
  • I am an Advocate

    Some students come to Otterbein already knowing which major they want, ready to get started immediately. Other students, like Hannah, come to Otterbein still unsure about the path their life will take. When a professor told Hannah about a new major at Otterbein called Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), she was intrigued.
  • I am a Philosopher

    Beth came to Otterbein with a goal that’s common among students – get the education needed to find a job. What she found was an experience that changed the way she viewed the world.
  • Student Transfers to Otterbein, Discovers Passion

    Logan Meddings transferred to Otterbein University to pursue a career in nursing. But what she found was her true passion, which is leading her down a new career path.
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    I am a Writer

    Beth started her time at Otterbein willing to try different activities. She wasn’t sure where life was leading her. The many opportunities Otterbein offered helped her break out of her shell and into the person she is today.