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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. 

  • 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."
  • 7 Tips for Doing College Right the Second Time Around
    Dec 09, 2014, nerdwallet
    So you decided to take a gap year — or three or five or 10 — but now you’re ready to head back to college and finish your degree. While this doesn’t sound like the traditional path college students take, it is the reality for many in the U.S. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 38% of college students are over age 25, and this number is expected to continue to climb.
  • Four Colleges and Universities Earn Presidential Honor for Community Service
    Dec 08, 2014, PR Newswire
    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, including the four recipients of the President's Award, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The 2014 Presidential Award winners are: California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif.; Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa;University of Nebraska Omaha in Omaha, Neb.; and Wheelock College inBoston, Mass. The institutions were recognized for their achievements in general community service, interfaith community service, economic opportunity, or education.
  • National Ground Water Association Welcomes Delegation of Korean Groundwater Professionals
    Nov 21, 2014, Pollution Equipment news
    A delegation of groundwater professionals from Korea visited the National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA) headquarters on November 5, 2014, in order to learn how national groundwater monitoring networks are conceived and maintained and how data from these systems are gathered and analyzed. Six professionals from Korea attended presentations for half a day at NGWA before continuing their United States trip to USGS headquarters in Reston, Virginia, and to several destinations in southern California.
  • Exploring Diversity in Light of Public Relations
    Nov 21, 2014, PRSSA
    From education to the workforce and beyond, diversity plays a critical role in the world today. But what are the factors of diversity, and how has diversity changed in public relations over the years? With the workforce overcoming the lack of representation of females in public relations and still undergoing changes in increasing minorities, it is important for employers to seek more than just the same types of people.
  • Otterbein dance students put Edgar Allan Poe's poetry into motion
    Nov 20, 2014, The Columbus Dispatch
    In a twist that Poe would surely approve, Otterbein University students will perform dances inspired by his works. “Dance 2014: Tell Tale Poe,” featuring faculty and student choreography, will be presented today through Sunday by the Department of Theater and Dance.
  • POET TO WATCH: LADAN OSMAN
    Nov 17, 2014, glappitnova
    She was born in Somalia and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She earned a BA from Otterbein University and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center for Writers. In 2014 her poetry collection The Kitchen Dweller’s Testimony won the annual Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and will be released April 1, 2015. Osman lives in Chicago.
  • University choir to perform its Ireland tour program
    Nov 14, 2014, This Week Community News
    The Otterbein University Concert Choir will perform its Ireland Tour Preview Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Westerville Community United Church of Christ, 770 County Line Road, Westerville. The choir, directed by Gayle Walker, will sing masterworks for Christmas, carol arrangements, spirituals, Gaelic folk music and Flummerfelt's arrangement of O Danny Boy. The program is free and open to the public.

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