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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(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:

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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Four Otterbein faculty members part of recent study published in “Science”

News - April 4, 2018

Four Otterbein faculty members were part of a recent study published in “Science,” a leading professional journal.

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Ohio Governor Kasich speaks about values to audience at Otterbein

News - March 7, 2018

Ohio Governor Kasich speaks about values during his final State of the State address, held at Otterbein.

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The Point at Otterbein University Opens Maker Space to the Community

News - February 28, 2018

The Point at Otterbein University is a growing STEAM innovation center that is home to resident companies, academic departments and now the public. The Maker Space, within The Point, is comprised of five creative spaces for members of the community to utilize, providing access to industrial technologies not commonly available.

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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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