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Otterbein in the News

Otterbein's students, alumni and faculty are doing great things, both on and off campus! Below you will find a variety of stories that news outlets have written about Otterbein's people, programs and events. Click on the headlines to read the full stories at their source websites. 

  • Gone Camping
    Mar 02, 2015, CityScene
    Otterbein offers summer fun through upcoming educational summer camps
  • Nursing student drives herself toward important finish lines
    Feb 26, 2015, The Columbus Dispatch
    Nursing student Abbey Gray works 12-hour shifts caring for heart and vascular patients and runs 60-meter hurdles, the 60-meter dash and some relays for Otterbein's Women Track and Field team.
  • Applications to colleges keep rising
    Feb 16, 2015, The Columbus Dispatch
    From The Columbus Dispatch: “More students are applying to more colleges. The reality is that students have greater access to college applications than they have historically,” said Ben Shoemaker, director of admissions for Otterbein, where applications are up about 5 percent this year.
  • Bowl-a-thon set for Feb. 21
    Feb 11, 2015, This Week News Staff
    The 15th annual Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5705 Forest Hills Blvd. A portion of funds raised from this event benefit the Westerville Symphony at Otterbein.
  • Retirement is the law, not choice for Common Pleas Judge David W. Fais
    Feb 06, 2015, The Columbus Dispatch
    Judge David W. Fais '65 begins retirement today after a 26-year career in which he handled some of Franklin county’s highest-profile cases.
  • Westerville South HS brings 'page to the stage' this week
    Feb 05, 2015, This Week News
    The Westerville South High School Theatre Department will perform the Bard's comedy at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6-8 under Director Matthew Wolfe, who also serves as administrative assistant in Otterbein's Theatre and Dance Department.
  • Otterbein Alumni Light Up Screen
    Feb 05, 2015, This Week News
    Sam Jaeger '99, Cory Michael Smith '09, and Jeremy Bobb '03 are all alumni of Otterbein University’s Department of Theatre and Dance who regularly work on Broadway as well as the big and small screens.
  • Literacy Conference for educators, parents is Feb. 21
    Feb 04, 2015, This Week News
    The 26th annual Dublin Literacy Conference is expected to draw nearly 600 educators, including some Otterbein faculty, to Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Road, Feb. 21 to learn and share ideas about literacy.
  • Artist finds clarity with restored vision
    Feb 03, 2015, This Week News
    Adam Kolp '02 has not always had his eyesight, but the New Albany Middle School art teacher always had a vision and a passion for his artwork.
  • Why Super Bowl Ads Could Be Sad, Somber and Serious for Years to Come
    Feb 03, 2015, Variety
    From Variety: Michael Levin, associate professor of marketing at Otterbein, weighs in on the new trends in Superbowl advertising.
  • Former student inspires teacher to pen novel
    Feb 03, 2015, This Week News
    Sean C. Billingslea '02, a math and science teacher at Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School, credits a former student with inspiring him to write a novel for teens that's set in ancient Greece.
  • Otterbein University Taking Proactive Steps To Prevent Sexual Assaults
    Jan 30, 2015, 10tv
    Bob Gatti, Otterbein's Vice President and Dean for Student Affairs, says next month the university will launch a student survey to hear from students on the issues of sexual assault, sexual violence and the campus culture.
  • The Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle makes its 21st annual awards to local individuals and groups
    Jan 26, 2015, The Columbus Dispatch
    Dana White, a nationally known lighting designer and an emeritus professor at Otterbein University following his retirement in 2014, received the Roy Bowen Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • A Spirit of Creativity: African and African American art to be featured at Otterbein
    Jan 26, 2015, CityScene
    Otterbein will host two exhibitions which find a common bond in themes related to the African diaspora and traditional African art. The work of Chipo Musandi, Nicolas Chidhawu and Richard Mupumha will be on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays until April 24 at 39 S. Vine St., free of charg
  • Revolutionary War general, Navy cryptologist recognized as Great Ohioans
    Jan 23, 2015, The Columbus Dispatch
    From The Columbus Dispatch: Agnes Meyer Driscoll, who studied at Otterbein from 1907-1909 and later became a leading cryptanalyst for the Navy, was recently named a Great Ohioan.
  • Top things to do this weekend, Jan. 22-24
    Jan 22, 2015, The Columbus Dispatch
    Carnatic music of southern India by Dhvani India Performing Arts Society of Central Ohio. Showtime: 6 p.m. Saturday, Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University.
  • 2015′s Best & Worst Cities to Find a Job
    Jan 16, 2015, WalletHub
    Ryan Brechbill, director of the Center for Career & Professional Development at Otterbein, explains how job seekers face difficulty connecting directly with hiring managers and effectively representing their skills and experiences to potential employers because of streamlined application processes.
  • Local MLK Jr. celebrations planned Monday
    Jan 14, 2015, This Week News
    The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, presented by Leadership Westerville, will kick off the holiday from 8 to 10 a.m. at Villa Milano. Otterbein has its own Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation from 3 to 4 p.m. on January 20.
  • Five Things to Do this Week
    Jan 09, 2015, CityScene
    The exhibition of longtime fine art photographer Kojo Kamau will be on display from Jan. 12 – April 24 at Otterbein's Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., Westerville.
  • 'Free college' proposal part of Obama agenda push in advance of State of the Union address
    Jan 09, 2015, All Voices
    Columbus State and other Ohio community colleges work closely with regional employers to design degree programs and certificates needed by today's workforce. Otterbein University is included among Columbus State's nine "partners" for transfer agreements from a community college to a four-year college.

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