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  • 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.
  • Michael Levin

    Marketing Professor Shares Insights on Best Time to Shop Holiday Deals and This Year's Hot Items

    While sitting around your Thanksgiving dinner table, take time to give thanks for family, friends, and other people who make your life so special. Also, take time to give thanks and warm regards for Marshall Fields, Lazarus and other long departed department stores because they provided us with a seemingly unique American holiday known as Black Friday.
  • #GivingTuesday

    Otterbein Set to Participate in #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.
  • Concert Choir

    Concert Choir to Tour in Ireland, Dec. 28-Jan. 8

    The Otterbein University Concert Choir, under the direction of Gayle Walker, will tour in Ireland, Dec. 28-Jan. 8.
  • Dance 2014: Tell Tale Poe

    Otterbein Theatre & Dance Presents Dance 2014: Tell Tale Poe

    The Otterbein University Department of Theatre and Dance presents its annual dance concert, Dance 2014: Tell Tale Poe, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at The Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets are $18. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama for tickets or more information about the Otterbein University Theatre season.
  • Holly Ross Tong

    Alumna returns to professor's class from where she launched her career

    When Holly Ross Tong ’93 walked into the communication building for a recent guest speaking appearance, an overwhelming feeling came over her. She heard professor John Ludlum’s voice and goose bumps came upon her.
  • Michael Hoggarth

    Otterbein Professor Elected President of Ohio Academy of Science

    Dr. Michael Hoggarth was recently elected president of the Ohio Academy of Science. Currently a professor in the Department of Biology and Earth Science at Otterbein, he was chair of the department for 13 years.
  • Roger Howard with Cardy

    Long-Time Cardinal Fan Captures Memories for Otterbein Athletes

    Roger Howard loves sports and photography. He also has a lot of time on his hands. Put the three together and it’s no wonder he’s become known as Otterbein’s most beloved fan and unofficial sports photographer by athletes and their families alike.
  • Emmanuela and Doug Bean

    Otterbein Announces Inaugural Model Community Family Awardee

    Otterbein University has chosen Doug Bean as the inaugural Model Community Family Award recipient. This award is given in honor of the outstanding and significant contributions family members make in the lives of Otterbein students by preparing them for college and supporting them while they are attending Otterbein. Bean was nominated by his daughter, Emmanuela Bean ‘16, a junior at Otterbein, because of the work ethic he demonstrates to Emmanuela, while supporting a family of eight.
  • John and Susie King

    Alumnus and His Wife Recognized for Commitment to Otterbein

    John King ‘68 and his wife Susie understand the transformational effect that the good work made possible by their philanthropy can have on the lives of young people and others in need -- and they want to do all they can to support such critically important endeavors.
  • Where We Stand Matters logo

    Otterbein University Announces $50 Million Comprehensive Campaign

    Before the Otterbein Cardinals took the field on their brand new artificial turf for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 20, Otterbein officials made a public announcement about a $50 million comprehensive campaign. The announcement came during a pre-game spectacular on the new field—one of the first projects funded by the campaign. This is the first comprehensive campaign that the institution has commenced in 20 years.
  • Ben Hartnell

    How I Spent My Summers...at the TESOL Summer Academy

    “Hello, Ben. This is Bev Good calling from Otterbein University to see if you would be interested in taking part in a federally-funded program for TESOL endorsement.” And with that message left in August 2012, my journey toward teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) began.
  • John Chovan

    Mid-Career Change Allowed Professor John Chovan to Follow His Passion

    John Chovan was in the middle of a career in engineering and education technology about 10 years ago, when he felt something was missing in his life. Today, Chovan gets to do exactly that as an assistant professor in Otterbein’s Department of Nursing.
  • Shelley Payne

    Old Injury Creates New Competition for Professor Shelley Payne

    Tearing her ACL in high school opened up the world of physical therapy and athletic training for Shelley S. Payne. Tearing it again in her ‘20s, shifted her competitive spirit from basketball to physical therapy and academics.