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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 University Becomes Central Ohio Community Resource for Racial Healing


News - February 19, 2020
As Ohio celebrates Black History Month, Otterbein University has been designated as a valuable community resource in starting conversations about race and social justice in central Ohio and changing the way community members think and talk about race-related issues. Otterbein has been selected by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as one of 23 universities to host Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Centers across the United States. Otterbein is the only institution in Ohio to receive this recognition.…

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Semi-Pro Columbus Condors to Play Home Games at Otterbein


News - February 10, 2020
Otterbein University will begin playing host to semi-pro basketball inside the Rike Center this coming weekend, welcoming the newly-formed Columbus Condors of The Basketball League (TBL) for what will end up being 12 home games. A minor league team based in Columbus, the Condors are owned by 1979 Otterbein graduate Darrell Miller Jr. and are now one of 12 organizations (mostly located around the east coast) competing in TBL. Their home opener is scheduled for this coming Sunday at 1…

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Otterbein University Theatre Presents “The School for Scandal”


News - February 6, 2020
Otterbein University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The School for Scandal” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16; and 8 p.m. on Feb. 14,15, 20, 21, and 22, in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove Street. Tickets cost $22. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama. The London gossip scene is buzzing. Masquerading behind the veneer of polite society, malicious prattlers trade gossip like gamblers and ruin reputations for sport. As much as…

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Otterbein Graduate School Guest Lecture Series with Kwame Christian, Feb. 25


News - February 4, 2020
The MBA Program at Otterbein University is hosting a free public lecture by negotiation expert Kwame Christian at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at The Point at Otterbein 60 Collegeview Road. Register online. Christian is the Founder of the American Negotiation Institute, where he conducts negotiation and conflict resolution training for professionals all over the country. As an attorney and mediator with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s degree in public policy, and a juris doctorate (law degree), Christian…

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New Columbus minor league basketball team calls Otterbein home


News - January 30, 2020
Meet the Condors, Columbus' new minor league basketball team Published Jan. 28, 2020

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Dean of The Graduate School at Otterbein discusses obstacles of providing rural healthcare


News - January 30, 2020
Morrow County sues hospital amid concerns about rural healthcare Published Jan. 28, 2020

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ColumbusCEO highlights JPMorgan Chase partnership at The Point


News - January 30, 2020
To solve the workforce issue, business and education must work together—and they are Published Jan. 26, 2020

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This is the oldest scorpion known to science discovered by Otterbein professor


News - January 24, 2020
This is the oldest scorpion known to science Published Jan. 17, 2020

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Here’s how several Central Ohio colleges are partnering with the private sector to solve workforce challenges


News - January 24, 2020
Here's how several Central Ohio colleges are partnering with the private sector to solve workforce challenges Published Jan. 17, 2020

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Otterbein, Central Ohio colleges are partnering with the private sector to solve workforce challenges


News - January 24, 2020
Central Ohio colleges are partnering with the private sector to solve workforce challenges Published Jan. 18, 2020

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