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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. 

  • 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.
  • A Celebration of Diversity
    Jan 09, 2015, CityScene
    Otterbein University will hold the Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation from 3-4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Otterbein University’s Fritsche Theatre in Crown Hall, 30 S. Grove St. William H. Smith, Ed.D, will be featured as the keynote speaker.
  • After the ‘no’ – StartUp Saturday aims to hone women entrepreneurs’ pitches to investors
    Jan 06, 2015, Columbus Business First
    The Women's Small Business Accelerator on Feb. 7 launches StartUp Saturday, where up to 15 businesses with majority woman ownership will pitch to a panel of bankers, entrepreneurs and Otterbein University business faculty.
  • Best of the Best Hometowns 2014-2015
    Jan 06, 2015, Ohio Magazine
    The more than 100 Otterbein students who frequent Schneider’s Bakery on a daily basis help to put the bakery on the Best of the Best list for 2014/-2015 in Ohio Magazine.
  • Ten Years of Celebration: The Westerville Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
    Jan 01, 2015, CityScene Columbus
    In its annual tradition of continuing the MLK celebration throughout the day, Otterbein University, in conjunction with Westerville Parks & Recreation, will host service projects through its “Day-On” community service program at the Westerville Community Center on Monday, January 19.
  • Leading to Succeed
    Jan 01, 2015, CityScene
    Otterbein's Sports Pals outreach program is a partnership between Otterbein and Avalon Elementary School that allows volunteers from several student organizations the opportunity to dedicate a few hours each week to serving more than 50 low-income children at Avalon.
  • Choreography makes 'Jesus Christ Superstar' powerful
    Dec 17, 2014, Neward Advocate
    NEWARK – When Adam Karsten chose "Jesus Christ Superstar" as Weathervane Playhouse's winter show, he knew he was taking on a challenge. The musical, which is loosely based on accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, kicks off Thursday and continues until Dec. 28.
  • What Will Cost More in 2015
    Dec 16, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
    Bad news for chocoholics: More worldwide demand and a West African drought impacting cacao crops could raise the price on your favorite sweet treat next year. "Manufacturers have been warning us of a cocoa shortage," says DealNews.com spokesman Mark LoCastro. "Chocolate prices have been rising, particularly small artisanal chocolates that use more cacao for dark chocolate."

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