Our people and programs are making news every day.


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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Jenny Hill 
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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:

CityScene Columbus promotes Otterbein University music events

News - November 1, 2018
"A weekend chock full of Otterbein events Nov. 2-4" Published in CityScene Columbus website on Nov. 1, 2018

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Message from the President

News - October 30, 2018

President John Comerford responds to attack on synagogue and other recent hate crimes.

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Otterbein “Opportunity Scholarship” makes a 21st-century education possible

News - October 30, 2018
Otterbein University, since its founding in 1847, has been committed to being a “college of opportunity.” Otterbein University reaffirms its commitment to making the transformative power of higher education available to all students by launching a new full-need Opportunity Scholarship program which will cover the direct cost of tuition, after all federal and state aid, including the federal Stafford loan, has been applied, up to the student’s full-financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).…

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Bethesda Magazine talks about Otterbein alum, Jocelyn Pierce, and the Mongol Derby

News - October 29, 2018
"The Ride of Her Life" Published in Bethesda Magazine website on Oct. 29, 2018

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Department of Music presents concerts by Red Noise and Women in Music-Columbus

News - October 29, 2018

Department of Music presents concerts by Red Noise, featuring Null Point, and Women in Music-Columbus.

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Department of Music presents upcoming concerts

News - October 23, 2018

The Otterbein Department of Music presents upcoming concerts.

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NBC4 features Otterbein’s La Trice Washington’s views on the Brown and Renacci debate

News - October 20, 2018
"Political Science professors weigh-in on the Brown and Renacci debate" Published in NBC4 website on Oct. 20, 2018

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Otterbein Opera Theatre to Present Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”

News - October 19, 2018

Otterbein Opera Theatre will present Puccini’s one-act comedy “Gianni Schicchi” from Nov. 2-4

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ThisWeek Community News reports on Otterbein’s sexual assault prevention program

News - October 16, 2018
"Preventing campus assaults: Otterbein addresses difficult subjects" Published in ThisWeek Community News website on Oct. 16, 2018

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Department of Music presents upcoming performances

News - October 16, 2018

The Otterbein University Department of Music presents upcoming music performances.

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