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.

Media inquiries can be directed to:

Jenny Hill 
Director of Communications
(614) 823-1284
(614) 370-3221 (cell)

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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:

The Newark Advocate reports on Otterbein grads State Award

News - June 14, 2019
"Newark native wins service honor at Otterbein" Published to The Newark Advocate's website on June 14th 2019

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Wicked Local discuss at Otterbein grads blossoming acting career

News - June 13, 2019
"Marblehead’s Jacob Sundlie soars at Otterbein" Published to Wicked Local's website on June 13th

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Beaumont Enterprise interviews Otterbein grad and actor Connor Allston

News - June 12, 2019
"Actor puts best high-heeled feet forward" Published to the Beaumont Enterprise website on June 12th 2019

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Otterbein University and WELD to Host Ninth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, June 13

News - June 12, 2019
The 2019 National Leadership Conference, Beyond the Movement: Make Change Happen will bring more than 600 women together to discuss the issues facing women in leadership positions today. Presented by Central Ohio Women for Economic Leadership and Development (WELD) and Otterbein University, the conference will be held at Otterbein on Thursday, June 13, with registration and networking at 8:15 a.m., keynote at 9 a.m. and breakout sessions from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be an optional networking reception from 4:45-6:30 p.m. In its ninth year,…

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ThisWeek News reports on preparations for Westerville Music & Arts Festival

News - June 11, 2019
"Chamber Corner: Business community makes festival possible" Published to This Week News website on June 11th 2019

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The Cleveland Scene investigates College Hunger

News - June 6, 2019
"College Hunger No Laughing Matter in Ohio" Published to The Cleveland Scene's website on June 6th 2019

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The Columbus Dispatch previews Otterbein theatres performance of ‘Smoke on the Mountain’

News - June 4, 2019
"Theater | ‘Hedwig’ at Short North Stage, ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ at Otterbein are summer musical revivals" Published on The Columbus Dispatch's website June 4th 2019

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This Week News looks ahead to Otterbein’s first summer show

News - June 4, 2019
"Otterbein starts summer off with joyful show" Published on This Week News's website on June 4th

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This Week News praises Otterbein’s Nursing Care

News - June 4, 2019
"Dedication to nursing care unites teams at Otterbein" Published on This Week News website on June 4th 2019

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Public News Service looks at College Hunger | Part 2

News - June 4, 2019
"College Hunger is No Laughing Matter: Part 2 of 2"https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-04/hunger-food-nutrition/college-hunger-is-no-laughing-matter-part-2-of-2/a66652-1 Published on Public News Service June 4th 2019

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