Otterbein University in the News

Students Launch otterbeinVOTES


Getting students ready to voteWCMH-TV NBC4Published Sept. 17, 2020

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Otterbein Students Talk About the Impact of Virtual and Outdoor Classes


College Students Talk About the Impact of Virtual and Outdoor ClassesSpectrum News1Published Sept. 18, 2020

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Otterbein Launches #otterbeinVOTES Initiative in Time for November Election


The Otterbein University Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is partnering with groups across campus to encourage student voter registration, awareness, and electoral participation with its new #otterbeinVOTES initiative this fall. The kick-off for #otterbeinVOTES on Constitution Day, Sept. 17, brought more than 100 people to table to learn more about voting in Ohio.  “The #otterbeinVOTES campaign is a cross-campus, non-partisan effort to mobilize our students to participate in the political process, educate themselves about the candidates and issues, and vote in 2020,” said CCE Director Melissa Gilbert. “During the pandemic, our students…

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Otterbein University Recognized for Programs and Values


Otterbein University has been collecting honors this fall, as it is recognized in national publications for its programs and values, including Washington Monthly, U.S. News & World Report, and Colleges of Distinction.   Washington Monthly  Otterbein University has been named by Washington Monthly as one of America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting 2020 for its high student voter registration and student voting rates, as well as its ongoing efforts.   True to this recognition, Otterbein is launching a new #otterbeinVOTES campaign on Constitution Day, Sept. 17. The campaign will lead several initiatives, including voter registration drives,…

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Professor La Trice Washington on the President pulling Ohio ads


President Trump pulls ad buy in Ohio; Is Buckeye State still in play?WSYX-TV ABC6Published Sept. 11, 2020

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Professor TJ Gerkens teaches his 9/11 New York City experience


Otterbein professor teaches his 9/11 experience, never forgettingWMCG-TV NBC4Published Sept. 11, 2020

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Discover Otterbein Virtually Sept. 29-Oct. 31


Otterbein is different – here's why that matters: finding the right fit is the key to college success. It can be difficult to understand college ‘fit’ in the best of times, but is even more difficult with the pandemic limiting opportunities to engage with faculty, staff and students in person.  Helping you find your fit at Otterbein is the focus of Discover Otterbein, a month of virtual student and faculty panels, conversations and fun, Sept. 29-Oct. 31 . We want you to discover the things that make Otterbein different, from our perfect location…

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Otterbein Ranked Top Program for Nurse Anesthesia


The Otterbein University-OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia (NA) program was named the top nurse anesthesia program in Ohio by NurseJournal.org.   “Being the newest NA program on the list for the state of Ohio, we could not be prouder of the NA program, it's faculty, staff and students,” said Barb Schaffner, associate provost for graduate studies. “We look forward to future years of success in providing high quality professional nurse anesthetists to the health care consumers of Ohio.”  The Otterbein University-OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia program provides a framework that prepares and develops knowledgeable, caring and…

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Columbus Dispatch highlights Otterbein COVID-19 financial aid


Nearly 32,000 students at central Ohio colleges get emergency COVID aidColumbus DispatchPublished Sept. 7, 2020

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WSYX-TV reports on Nigel Chatman Student Emergency Fund


Otterbein University announces launch of the Nigel Chatman Student Emergency FundWSYX-TV ABC 6Published Sept. 4, 2020

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Columbus hosts one of the first movies to restart shooting amid Covid-19


Columbus hosts one of the first movies to restart shooting amid Covid-19Columbus Business JournalPublished Sept. 4, 2020 

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Otterbein STEM Faculty Finding Innovative Ways to Engage Students


Otterbein faculty are finding innovative ways to engage students during an unconventional fall semester. COVID Conversations examine COVID-19 from a variety of perspectives, drawing on the interdisciplinary expertise of Otterbein’s faculty. Each presentation will be about 20 minutes long, followed by a period of discussion. They are open to the entire campus community.  “Consistent with the hallmark interdisciplinary nature of Otterbein, this series asks students to not only consider the science surrounding COVID-19 but its impact on diverse populations, effect…

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Otterbein Homecoming & Family Week has Gone Virtual, Sept. 19-26


The 2020 Homecoming & Family Weekend has gone virtual! And instead of just a single weekend, special events run Sept. 19-26. “Homecoming & Family Weekend is a long-standing tradition at Otterbein,” said Steve Crawford, executive director of Alumni Relations. “We know members of the Cardinal Nation still want opportunities to celebrate Otterbein, even if we cannot be physically together on campus.” The team in Alumni Relations took the opportunity to envision what a virtual experience would be. “We didn’t just…

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Nigel Chatman Continues to Impact Campus Through New Student Emergency Fund at Otterbein


Nigel Chatman was certainly unique. In addition to being a standout defensive lineman for the Otterbein University football program, the personable Reynoldsburg native had a rare ability to lift someone’s day. A promising sophomore, he was tragically killed in a car accident on Sept. 6, 2019 during his drive to morning practice. It occurred just one day before Otterbein’s season opener. Nigel Chatman Nigel was not a student of great means and was working hard to put himself through school,…

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COTA Launches New On-Demand Bus Service for Otterbein, Westerville


All the advantages of Otterbein’s perfect location are easier to access thanks to the addition of COTA’s on-demand and app-based bus service to campus and Westerville.  Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has expanded its COTA//Plus micro-transit service to the Otterbein and Westerville communities. This is an on-demand service — a lot like Uber and Lyft, but from our trusted friends at COTA. The new service will take students anywhere in Westerville, as well as Polaris Fashion Place, IKEA and Top Golf.  COTA//Plus can also serve as a great way to help students make it to a polling location…

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