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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:

Preventing  Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking on Campus


News - October 23, 2020
By Associate Professor Kristy McCray, Department of Health & Sport Sciences  Associate Professor Kristy McCray October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the timing couldn’t be better: Otterbein University was recently awarded a $298,658 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to improve prevention education, awareness, and victim-survivor services in response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVSAS) in the Otterbein community.   The statistics are startling: Research shows that sexual violence affects one in five female undergraduate students, as well as…

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Otterbein Virtual Showcase Forges New Skills for Music Students


News - October 22, 2020
For the last seven years, performers in Otterbein’s various musical ensembles have taken part in the Fall Collage concert, showcasing their talents at the end of fall semester. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, including performance rehearsals, the Department of Music had to get creative.   “We saw the need to still give our students a place to highlight their accomplishments at the end of the semester as we’ve always done,” said Dennis Davenport, chair of the Department of Music. “We began brainstorming and quickly saw how we had the…

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Otterbein Offering Winter Break Courses at Discounted Rate


News - October 22, 2020
Otterbein University is offering online courses for current students at a discounted rate over the extended winter break. The Cardinal+ Term is modeled after the summer session, which drew record enrollment this year.  “We have an almost two-month stretch between Thanksgiving and the start of spring semester. We had an overwhelming response to our online summer courses, so we’ve decided to offer courses at a discounted rate over the extended winter break,” said Otterbein President John Comerford.  The Cardinal+ Term will run Dec. 7-Jan. 15. The schedule is compressed, with two weeks of online classes (Dec.…

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Otterbein Professor Millsap gives opinion on Vice Presidential debate


News - October 21, 2020
Who won the Pence-Harris debate? Experts give their verdictNBC NewsPublished Oct. 8, 2020

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New Otterbein project off Cooper Road discussed


News - October 21, 2020
Otterbein proposes 'Uptown West' development off Cooper RoadThisWeek NewsPublished Oct. 7, 2020

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Otterbein President Comerford discusses new Uptown West development


News - October 21, 2020
Otterbein president: New urban center would bring 'a little of everything' to WestervilleColumbus Business JournalPublished Oct. 7, 2020

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New Otterbein West Campus project proposed


News - October 21, 2020
58-Acre Development Proposed for Prime Westerville SiteColumbus UndergroundPublished Oct. 8, 2020

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First streaming Otterbein Theatre production meets rave reviews


News - October 21, 2020
Theater review: Otterbein’s first streaming musical ‘The Theory of Relativity’ brims with beautiful vocals, honest emotionsColumbus DispatchPublished Oct. 9, 2020

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Rewarding Otterbein students for smart choices during pandemic


News - October 21, 2020
Rewarding College Students for Responsible COVID BehaviorSpectrum News 1 OhioPublished Oct. 14, 2020

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Otterbein students serve on CNN undecided voter panel


News - October 21, 2020
These voters are still undecided. Here's whyCNNPublished Oct. 16, 2020

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