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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:

Total transformation: Otterbein athletic center becomes ultra-modern debate venue in weeks


News - January 7, 2020
Total transformation: Otterbein athletic center becomes ultra-modern debate venue in weeks Published Oct. 14, 2019

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Otterbein President Says Debate Day Will Be ‘Democracy In Action’


News - January 7, 2020
Otterbein President Says Debate Day Will Be 'Democracy In Action' Published Oct. 15, 2019

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Time-lapse: Otterbein University prepares venue for Democratic debate


News - January 7, 2020
Time-lapse: Otterbein University prepares venue for Democratic debate Published Oct. 15, 2019

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Otterbein University preparing for national attention ahead of Oct. 15 Democratic debate


News - January 7, 2020
Otterbein University preparing for national attention ahead of Oct. 15 Democratic debate Published Oct. 8, 2019

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A cryptic call from CNN led to Otterbein hosting the Democratic debate


News - January 7, 2020
A cryptic call from CNN led to Otterbein hosting the Democratic debate – here's how the school hopes to benefit Published Oct. 15, 2019

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Democratic presidential debate: Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio to host next debate


News - January 7, 2020
Democratic presidential debate: Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio to host next debate Published Sept. 13, 2019

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Otterbein University Awarded State Grant for Workforce Development


News - January 2, 2020
Otterbein University recently received a Choose Ohio First grant from the State of Ohio and the Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to support computer science and related fields. The grant of $272,661.48 will support a five-year program with the goal of helping to improve Ohio’s workforce development capacity to innovate and grow the economy. The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) grant program Choose Ohio First: Computer Science will be utilized to recruit students into Otterbein’s computer science program —…

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Braeden Sparks ’17 Returns to Campus as Otterbein PD Officer


News - December 20, 2019
His friends called him “the Otterface” because he was involved in so much on campus. Now, Braeden Sparks ‘17 has returned to campus as an officer with the Otterbein Police Department. “I got involved in so many things while I was a student. They were not only great experiences but also great resume builders that really helped me find my passions and lead me to where I am today, and where I want to go in the future,” he said.…

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Space at The Point Dedicated to honor President Krendl


News - December 20, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, former Otterbein President Kathy Krendl was honored with the unveiling of The Krendl, the official name of the main walkway and meeting area of The Point at Otterbein University. “The Point is the perfect window into Otterbein’s story and The Krendl will be the place that links it all,” said Otterbein Board of Trustees Chairman Mark Thresher. “This honor will ensure that future generations of students, business partners and educators will know the name of the…

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The Point at Otterbein Receives Awards for Internal Design


News - December 10, 2019
By Catie Duzzny ’21 Today’s students need hands-on experience both inside and outside the classroom, top-of-the-line lab equipment, and personal attention from their professors and mentors, as well as connections within the industries that will someday employee these students. And most importantly, they need a liberal arts education to teach them the soft skills that employers desire. To provide all of these under one roof, the University renovated an existing warehouse to create The Point at Otterbein, a 62,000 square…

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