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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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:

Otterbein exceeds $50 million comprehensive campaign goal

News - July 3, 2018

Otterbein has successfully exceeded its $50 million comprehensive campaign goal.

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Otterbein Summer Chorale to Perform Free Concert

News - June 27, 2018

The Otterbein Summer Chorale is sure to brighten your summer with a free concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at Church of the Messiah United Methodist, 51 N. State Street.

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Otterbein Summer Theatre Presents “Snoopy!”

News - June 12, 2018

The Otterbein Summer Theatre 2018 season will close with the family favorite musical, “Snoopy!” July 5-21.

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Otterbein Summer Theatre Presents: “Oklahoma!”

News - May 24, 2018

The Otterbein Summer Theatre is proudly presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” May 31-June 22.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Declared Dr. Kathy A. Krendl Day

News - May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 has been declared Dr. Kathy A. Krendl Day by Westerville City Council.

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Professor weighs in on store credit cards for WalletHub

News - May 14, 2018

Yiyuan Liu (Ava), assistant professor of marketing, was recently featured as an expert in a WalletHub story about store credit cards.

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Professors participate in STEM teaching research published in “Science”

News - April 30, 2018

Otterbein University faculty were a part of a recent study published in Science, a renowned professional journal, analyzing over 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Otterbein Welcomes John Comerford as 21st President

News - April 24, 2018

Otterbein University has named John Comerford as its 21st president.

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Tune in for the Announcement of Otterbein’s 21st President

News - April 23, 2018

Tune in at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, for the live announcement of Otterbein’s 21st president, or watch it later!

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Upcoming music performances include Early Music Ensemble, student composers and Wind Ensemble with Westerville Concert Band

News - April 10, 2018

Upcoming Department of Music performances include Early Music Ensemble, student composers and Wind Ensemble with Westerville Concert Band.

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