From the Dean
The concept of quantum change is simplistically described as when an atom receives sufficient energy it has electrons that jump to higher orbits. It is in all sense, an all-or-nothing jump!
The atom really has no choice as it cannot stay on the same orbit in the same path and cannot change its current orbit, even a little bit. The atom must jump completely to a higher level.
Humans leap toward change in a much slower motion. It takes each of us time to make even the tiniest of change, but even a tiny change can result in a Quantum leap! Let’s take your decision to go to Graduate School. It might have been a change that occurred in a slower motion than just one jump but, I hope it proved, or will prove, to be a Quantum leap.
Once educated, you cannot stay on the same path or even change just a little bit! You have (or are) jumped to a completely higher level! That is our goal – a quantum change for you!
Our last graduate alumni surveys demonstrate that you are very happy and satisfied with your Otterbein graduate education. Ninety-two (92) percent of you are fully employed! More than 86 percent of alumni respondents (those graduated > five years ago) have changed job, careers, or been promoted. Now, that is quantum change! A change that should instill pride in your abilities and is a change that does instill pride in The Otterbein University Graduate School!
The Graduate School wishes to applaud you for making the quantum leap to graduate education. We thank you for choosing to make that leap with us here at Otterbein! We take pride in your accomplishments and also in your dedication to Otterbein – more than 86 percent of graduate alumni surveyed indicated a willingness to help promote The Graduate School!
Thank you for your ongoing interest and support. We will be calling! To make an immediate difference and support the quantum leap for the next Otterbein graduate student, give online or contact Matthew R. D'Oyly '04, via e-mail or by calling 614.823.1963 and make a contribution towards the continued success of The Graduate School at Otterbein!
Dean Barbara Schaffner, Ph.D., FNP
News & Events
New MBA Director Comes Home
Thomas Wolfe may say that you can't go home again, but Eric Lloyd (MBA’02) begs to differ. Lloyd joined Otterbein in September as the director of the MBA program.Read more.
Nursing Faculty Members Recognized
- Marjorie Vogt, director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice at Otterbein University, was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Vogt was among 60 nurse practitioner (NP) leaders selected nationwide. Read more.
- Barbara A. Nash was recently designated a Local Nursing Legend by The Medical Heritage Center (MHC) at The Ohio State University. Local Nursing Legends are considered pioneers in their field, having made significant contributions to the nursing profession and the health care of people in central Ohio. These nurses were nominated by members of the central Ohio nursing community. Read more.
The Road Less Traveled
For math teachers, few options exist for an advanced degree that honors both their roots in education and in mathematics. A Master’s in Education offers learning about teaching and learning. A Master’s in Mathematics prepares working mathematicians.
Otterbein created a new path for high school teachers and community college faculty passionate about mathematics who have a strong desire to share the power of that passion with others. Read more.
Otterbein's Model Community
Every fall when faculty return to campus, we have a campus-wide convocation. This year we were treated to a video which you can see athttp://www.otterbein.edu/public/About/AboutOtterbein.aspx
President Krendl said after the video that “it is a reminder that what happens here is special. It is also a reminder that it is our people who make Otterbein special. Every institution of learning contributes to transforming the lives of students. That is essentially the reason every university exists. But the intention, the investment and the care that characterizes Otterbein in developing and guiding that transformative process—well that is something uniquely Otterbein.”
President Krendl also talked about the pillars upon which Otterbein stands. Otterbein offers...
- the smartest way to learn;
- a place to belong;
- the opportunity to realize one's personal best;
- and values that guide serving the common good.
Living and learning as a contributing member of Otterbein's model community will prepare you to lead a life of purpose.
Around the Campus
New Library Tool Helps Students and Faculty
The library is excited to announce the debut of a powerful new web searching tool - OneSearch. It is the single most comprehensive tool that searches nearly all of the library databases at the same time, including the library online catalog. A single OneSearch query returns full-text or citations to relevant books, journal and newspaper articles, e-books, images, dissertations, videos, CDs, music and much, much more. Integrated features enable you to easily expand or narrow your search results, and even better, it’s fast.
OneSearch is a great place to begin your research. And, of course, you will still have direct access to the many databases offered by the Library. Also new this semester, Library Research Consultations are designed for librarians to help visitors with in-depth research, assignments, and answers to other questions or concerns.
These consultations can be scheduled in advance and will generally run 15-30 minutes. Take advantage of this great service by checking out the Meet with a Librarian form today!
Center’s Resources Available to Students and Alumni
The Center for Career and Professional Development serves all students and alumni. Available resources will provide you with information to choose a career or switch careers, write a resume, or land a job. Check out the tools available on the Center’s web site at www.otterbein.edu/career.
“We are excited to serve all of our students and provide comprehensive career development resources,” said Ryan Brechbill, Center director. “We invite you to explore our
website and meet with us individually to discuss your career needs.”
Nursing Honorary Recognized
Otterbein Kappa Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honorary Society receives awards. They received the Presidential Call to Action- Using Technology and Responding to Vulnerable Populations.
Mark Your Calendars
- October 30 – Career Center – Employer Practice Interviews 2:30 -4:30 p.m.
- October 30 – Employer Panel 5-6 Pm Library 118
- January 27 – Spring Term begins
- January 27,28, 29 – Extended Hours in campus offices
- Welcome Back Coffee that same week. Watch for details!
- April 2 – Spring Graduate Symposium at 6p.m. in Roush Hall, Room 114
- May 17 - Graduate Commencement
Like us on Facebook!
One quick and easy way you can keep up with what is going on at Otterbein’s Graduate School is by liking us on Facebook! You’ll find info about lectures, author visits, professional development opportunities, and much more. We won’t take over your news feed, but we will send out things that might be of interest to you or your students, colleagues, or employees.
Faculty Close Up:
When you meet Otterbein’s nursing professor, Jackie Haverkamp, her dedication to faith, career, and family are easy to spot. Read more.