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
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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:

Your Kindness Matters!

News - February 28, 2018

Your Kindness Matters! Tell Us What You’re Doing. Share Your Story on OtterbeinKindnessMatters.org!

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Professor Beaux Berkeley discusses her elephant research with CNN

News - February 23, 2018

Professor Beaux Berkeley was in South Africa conducting research when she talked with the CNN International show, “Inside Africa.”

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With Crimson Cup, Ohio College Students Explore Automated Coffee Drying

News - February 21, 2018

Engineering students at Ohio’s Otterbein University were tasked with exploring automated solutions for raised bed drying.

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Scholarships for Officer Eric Joering’s four daughters

News - February 21, 2018

Otterbein is committing to full tuition scholarships for four daughters of fallen Westerville police officer.

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Otterbein graduate volunteers at Olympics

News - February 21, 2018

From Otterbein University to the Olympics, one graduate from the Westerville university is making her Olympic dreams come true. She’s currently at the Winter Games as an official volunteer.

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Otterbein president and executive recognized by Westerville Chamber of Commerce

News - January 25, 2018

President Kathy Krendl and Erin Bender, executive director of The Point at Otterbein, are honored by the Westerville Chamber.

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Nothing lost in translation for Gibbs

News - January 19, 2018

D3hoops.com featured Otterbein alumnus Jeff Gibbs in a story about his basketball career overseas.

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Local teacher in the running for national award

News - January 9, 2018

Jonathan Juravich ’05, an art teacher at Liberty Tree Elementary in Powell, Ohio, is making history in more ways than one. He is the Ohio Teacher of the Year and now a top-four finalist for National Teacher of the Year.

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