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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. 

  • Chris Jansing '78 is now NBC’s chief White House correspondent
    Apr 29, 2015, Bellefontaine Examiner
    Chris Jansing attended the president’s recent meeting with the national champion Ohio State Buckeyes.
  • Class pairs horses, Special Olympians
    Apr 24, 2015, This Week News
    Otterbein equine science students in the “Equestrian 2910: Therapeutic Riding” class recently worked with area Special Olympics athletes, teaching them basic equestrian skills.
  • Double dose of sorrow spurred creation of run benefiting dogs
    Apr 23, 2015, The Columbus Dispatch
    Hilary Seif, Admission Technology Coordinator at Otterbein, has organized the second annual 5K for K-9 Cancer Walk this Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m.
  • Otterbein University's equestrian team to compete in intercollegiate equestrian title
    Apr 17, 2015, True Jersey
    Otterbein will join other collegiate teams in the 42nd Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships, April 30 to May 4 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass..
  • The Conservation Foundation leader named ‘Nonprofit Executive of the Year’
    Apr 06, 2015, The Conservation Foundation
    Brook McDonald '83 is being awarded Nonprofit Executive of the Year by West Suburban Philanthropic Network which recognizes individuals, foundations and corporations for their philanthropic leadership.
  • Cincinnati native stars in NBC drama 'American Odyssey'
    Apr 03, 2015, Cincinnati.com
    Jake Robinson '12, stars as the young political activist in NBC's new global conspiracy drama called "American Odyssey." The show premieres at 10 p.m. April 5.
  • BWW Interviews: Timing is Perfect for Otterbein's Into the Woods
    Apr 03, 2015, Broadway World Columbus
    BroadwayWorld.com gives a preview of Otterbein's stage production of Into the Woods, which opens 7:30 p.m. April 9th at Cowan Hall's Fritsche Theatre.
  • 82-year-old Lebanon man named national champion pole vaulter
    Apr 02, 2015, WLWT5
    Robert Arledge '55 just completed in the Senior Olympic games, USA Track & Field Masters and won a gold medal in his age group.
  • Random Thoughts - Students who pursue sports win off field, too
    Mar 30, 2015, The Columbus Dispatch
    From The Columbus Dispatch: A track-and-field standout at Otterbein — a senior nursing major — recalled running hurdles after 10-hour shifts at a nearby hospital.
  • A radical education
    Mar 25, 2015, LEO Weekly
    Jim Bates, assistant professor in the Department of Music, recently discovered some of his former students that he taught as a music teacher at the J. Graham Brown School are now prominent in the indie rock scene.
  • St. Patrick’s Day By The Numbers
    Mar 12, 2015, Wallet Hub
    Michael A. Levin, associate professor of Marketing at Otterbein, offers tips to avoid overspending on St. Patrick's day.
  • USA: The Worst Economic Condition in 75 Years & Implications of the so called “Recovery”
    Mar 05, 2015, Democratic Underground
    The Otterbein University Department of History and Political Science Speaker Series presents Richard D. Wolff on "Our Economic Futures: Can Democracy Cure Capitalism?"
  • Leaders recap 2014, look to 2015 plans
    Mar 03, 2015, This Week News
    Westerville community leaders include Otterbein University President Kathy Krendl's whose presentation was on the university's new fundraising campaign. "For the first time in almost two decades, Otterbein has announced a comprehensive campaign, the largest campaign in this university's history," she said. "Our goal is to secure $50 million to ensure that Otterbein stands strong among the great institutions of our country."
  • 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.

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