Speakers, Lecture Series, & Special Performances

Throughout the academic year, Otterbein hosts a variety of national scholars and performers through our Common Book program, Signature Series, Enrichment Series, Vernon L. Pack Lecture Series, Science Lecture Series and more.

From acclaimed journalist Fareed Zakaria and former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers to award-winning independent filmmaker Gus Van Sant and renowned artist Harrell Fletcher, the community has the unique opportunity to learn from some of the leading scholars, artists and professionals of our time.

A distinguished lecturer visits campus to address important current issues that will allow the Otterbein community to reflect on ethical, spiritual and social issues.

The Kathy A. Krendl Distinguished Lecture Series brings to Otterbein prominent speakers on innovation, leadership and collaboration.

Through these seminars, national leaders in science and technology share their insights about the future of scientific endeavor.

The Graduate Lecture Series at Otterbein University exposes graduate students to in-depth discussions of current industry topics and trends and is intended to be relevant across all graduate programs.

Otterbein honors the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Convocation featuring a keynote speaker on the topic of social justice and activism.

As an institution, we work to create engagement opportunities for our community as part of a constant dialogue about the events and ideas that surround us, locally and globally.