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At Otterbein, our president is focused on college affordability. Our professors are leading the way in curriculum development. Our Center for Community Engagement is winning awards for its dedication to serving others. These are only a few of the people and programs you’ll read about in our Newsroom.

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Otterbein Fast Facts:

Location: Westerville, Ohio
Founded: 1847
Control: Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities
Size & Setting: Four-year, small, highly residential
Enrollment: 3,000
President: John Comerford, Ph.D.
Colors: Tan and Cardinal
Mascot: Cardinal

News Stories:

Otterbein MBA Collaborates with CCAD on Design Thinking

News - January 17, 2020
“Design Thinking still resonates within businesses today…or, at least it should.” - Eric Lloyd If I’ve learned one thing in my more than five years in higher education it’s that companies continue to push for employees to become better problem solvers, more creative/critical thinkers, and ultimately stronger communicators. Why? Company growth is critical, and the aforementioned skills are how many companies will achieve that growth. At Otterbein, we continue to provide education that addresses the development of these skills. Additionally,…

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Otterbein Strengthens Commitment to Ohio’s Workforce-Development in New Partnership with ALLOY

News - January 15, 2020
Signaling its strong commitment to Ohio’s workforce-development efforts, Otterbein University today announced a new partnership with ALLOY, an Ohio-based coaching and consulting firm, to offer non-degree professional programs preparing workers with in-demand skills needed for success in today’s fast-changing economy.  Leaders of Otterbein University and ALLOY were joined for the announcement by Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who leads the state’s Office of Workforce Transformation. “The partnership announced today between Otterbein and ALLOY not only helps fulfill a critical need in our…

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ThisWeek News profiles Otterbein’s new Environmental Health and Safety degree

News - January 10, 2020
Otterbein University adds degree in environmental health Published Jan. 7, 2020

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Otterbein alum James Scully ’14 stars in season two of Netflix’s “You”

News - January 7, 2020
Netflix's 'You' has a San Antonio native on season two Published Jan. 4, 2020

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Otterbein Prof. Robert N. Kraft discusses the importance of ‘adaptive forgetting’

News - January 7, 2020
To improve memory and learning, the brain forgets things on purpose Published Jan. 6, 2020

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High school drama productions in central Ohio take on bullying, empowerment, school shootings

News - January 7, 2020
High school drama productions in central Ohio take on bullying, empowerment, school shootings Published Jan. 5, 2020

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Otterbein President Comerford named a Columbus CEO magazine Future 50 Leader

News - January 7, 2020
Future 50: John Comerford, Otterbein University Published Dec. 30, 2019

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Otterbein provided space and catering for Empty Bowls fundraiser

News - January 7, 2020
Columbus Academy, Westerville Habitat benefit from Empty Bowls Published Dec. 17, 2019

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Otterbein and SWACO work to reduce plastic bottle waste

News - January 7, 2020
From Waste to Resources: SWACO striving for higher rate of waste diversion Published Dec. 8, 2019

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Otterbein hosts first American Heart Association STEM Goes Red event

News - January 7, 2020
American Heart Association Aims to Get Girls Interested in STEM Careers Published Dec. 19, 2019

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