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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. 

  • 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.
    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.
  • Local woman a 'pioneer' in helping sex assault victimns
    Nov 10, 2014, Forensic Health Care
    In 1999, Ruth was introduced to the field of forensic nursing while attending a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training. Since then, she has devoted her career to educating healthcare and legal professionals to work with victims of violence. For the past seven years, Ruth has been involved in county, state, and national efforts to address violence in many communities.
  • Mission College Admission: Application Advice
    Nov 06, 2014, WBNS-10TV
    Junior Destin and other high school students touring Otterbein University are learning the ins and outs of campus life. They browse the science floors of buildings and explore Greek life options on campus. But before these students pick a school, they first have to go through the application process and get accepted.
  • The Benefits of Exercising in the Morning
    Nov 05, 2014, P&G everyday
    Many sources will say that exercising in the evening is more beneficial. However, I think there’s a big psychological benefit to a morning workout routine,” says Paul Longenecker, RN, MBA, PhD, who teaches in the master of science in allied health program at Otterbein University in Ohio. “If you’re a morning person, it’s easier for you to engage in exercise because you’re generally more pleasant at that time.
  • A Little Exercise, a Lot of Benefit
    Nov 05, 2014, Quality Health
    Exercise is good for the heart. We all know that, mostly because of the research on the relationship between exercise and heart disease risk.
  • 7 Tips on How to Choose a Career
    Oct 28, 2014, nerdwallet
    Graduation is just a few months away, and you still have no idea what you want to do after college. Well, you can take solace in the fact that you are not alone. To help you get started, we asked the experts what advice they had for rising juniors and seniors on how to choose a career.
  • Theater review | ‘Middletown’: Otterbein presents unsettling view of American society
    Oct 24, 2014, The Columbus Dispatch
    For decades, Thornton Wilder’sOur Town set the standard for plays about the American “everytown.” Will Eno’s Middletown,presented in an edgy, powerful production by Otterbein University’s theater department, elbows Wilder’s quiet, homey vision out of the spotlight for a more unsettling, if equally profound view of another sort of town. This Middletown, eerily generic at first view, is inhabited mostly by troubled, lonely individuals, who alternate between trying their best to connect with others and soaring off into attempting to articulate their own peculiar perspectives on the world.
  • NBC News’s Chris Jansing: A Coldplay fan with a knack for baking wedding cakes
    Oct 22, 2014, The Hill
    Chris Jansing has gone from a full house, growing up in Ohio, to the White House. The TV journalist, named NBC News’s senior White House correspondent in May, is the youngest of a dozen children. Jansing says she dreamed of being just like her 11 siblings: “I wanted to do everything they did, from driving a car to playing football.”
  • OhioHealth Welcomes New Womens Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc.
    Oct 20, 2014, IT Business Net
    Womens health specialist, Dr. Amber Murphy, MD, Ob/Gyn has joined Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc., A Division of MaternOhio Clinical Associates, Inc., who provides specialized womens healthcare services to more than 100,000 patients annually. Dr. Murphy will provide a full range of care though all ages and stages of a womens life.
  • Otterbein students play a part in annual 'Boo at the Zoo' event
    Oct 16, 2014, The Columbus Dispatch
    Huffman is one of about 15 Otterbein University theater students who will spend much of the next two weekends working as costumed characters at Boo at the Zoo, the annual Halloween celebration at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The event offers Huffman, a senior majoring in musical theater, an escape from the structure of acting classes and scene rehearsals. Instead, he will interact with children and often ad-lib.
  • Conference Snapshot: Ohio Athletic Conference
    Oct 15, 2014, Lacrosse Magazine
    The OAC is one of three Division III conferences that is earning its stripes in '15 by moving into the automatic qualifying realm. After operating with six teams last year and splashing around in Pool B, Muskingum will open for business this spring to trigger the AQ. Ohio Northern joins the party next year.
  • Expert Advice: How to Choose a Major for Sophomores
    Oct 14, 2014, nerdwallet
    Still, not knowing what to study when first starting college is normal. Your early years are the perfect time to explore your interests and figure out what you love doing. In fact, “between 20% and 50% of college students enter their first year undecided about their major,” says David M. Tirpak, assistant director of career and employment counseling at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, citing well-known statistics.
  • Columbus Non-Profit, Christopher's Promise, Gives Bicycles To Children Facing Physical Challenges
    Oct 06, 2014, WBNS-10TV
    Thanks to a locally-originated charitable organization called "Christopher's Promise," Reese is now the proud owner of a bike specially customized just for him. "Christopher's Promise" founder Lauren Lichtenauer of Westerville began the cause just three years ago, naming it for a boy she counseled at a summer camp in Maine, in 2008, who suffered cerebral palsy.

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