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  • Ben Hartnell

    How I Spent My Summers...at the TESOL Summer Academy

    “Hello, Ben. This is Bev Good calling from Otterbein University to see if you would be interested in taking part in a federally-funded program for TESOL endorsement.” And with that message left in August 2012, my journey toward teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) began.
  • John Chovan

    Mid-Career Change Allowed Professor John Chovan to Follow His Passion

    John Chovan was in the middle of a career in engineering and education technology about 10 years ago, when he felt something was missing in his life. Today, Chovan gets to do exactly that as an assistant professor in Otterbein’s Department of Nursing.
  • Shelley Payne

    Old Injury Creates New Competition for Professor Shelley Payne

    Tearing her ACL in high school opened up the world of physical therapy and athletic training for Shelley S. Payne. Tearing it again in her ‘20s, shifted her competitive spirit from basketball to physical therapy and academics.
  • No Tuition Increase in 2015-16

    Second Year in a Row, Otterbein University Announces No Increase in Tuition

    Otterbein University announced there will be no increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year. The tuition freeze, for a second academic year, was approved by the Board of Trustees at its fall meeting on Oct. 25.
  • Ottership students

    Ottership Connects Students, Alumni for Job-Shadowing Experience

    Few things prepare students more for their career than hands-on experience in their field. And gaining that experience alongside a former Cardinal is even better. On Oct. 14, 21 Otterbein University students participated in the second annual Ottership Job Shadow Program, through which they are matched with Otterbein alumni for a half day of in-depth exposure to their industry and or occupation of interest.
  • Science Building

    Otterbein Taking First Step in Combating Shortage of Primary-Care Physicians

    Otterbein is taking its first step in helping combat what could become a critical shortage of primary-care physicians on the front lines of medicine as the University responds to what is already a pressing need in much of Ohio.
  • OCMLA

    Otterbein Collegiate Middle Level Association Receives National Recognition

    Otterbein University’s chapter of the Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA) has won national recognition for its commitment to the preparation of future teachers in the middle grades.
  • Adult student in the classroom

    Register Today for an Adult and Transfer Student Open House

    Let us help you plan your future at Otterbein by joining us of one of our adult and transfer student open houses. Register online today for the Nov. 6 or Dec. 4 open house, and get more information about our degree completion programs and evening majors.
  • Mark and Debbie Thresher

    Mark '78 and Debbie '77 Thresher Support Otterbein Scholars

    The Threshers have never forgotten how their experiences at Otterbein helped prepare them for life. So it became obvious to the couple that supporting the university’s $50 million “Where We Stand Matters” campaign was a critically important thing to do. As a result, the Threshers are making gifts totaling $500,000 to establish a scholarship fund for music education majors and a fellowship that will support experiential learning at Otterbein.
  • Professor Chris Kirk

    Theatre Professor's Acting Career Sets Example for Her Students

    Christina Kirk remembers exactly when she realized that Otterbein was the perfect place for her to share her love for the theater with students as passionate about acting and directing as she is.
  • Brian Miller

    Alumnus Named New Fire Chief for City of Westerville

    Brian Miller '98 has been named Fire Chief for the City of Westerville, replacing Chief Bernie Ingles who retires this month after 37 years in the fire service, serving the last 10 as Chief. Chief Miller officially started his position on Sunday, Sept.14.
  • Brittany Cope

    Acting Alumna Pursues Career in Television Development

    Brittany Cope ’08, graduated from Otterbein University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and a minor in Dance. Rather than heading to Hollywood to pursue an acting career, Cope, after two years of working as a casting assistant, discovered her true passion for working in television development.
  • 2012 DNP graduates

    Otterbeins' DNP Program Responds to Need for Advance-Level Nursing Practice

    The DNP, the only doctorate offered at Otterbein, is a practice-focused program designed for advanced practice nurses. Unlike Ph.D. programs that typically are research-centered, Otterbein’s DNP concentrates on scholarly evidence-based nursing practice, innovation, testing of health-care delivery models and evaluation of health outcomes for patients.
  • Cherie O'Donnell Curley

    Otterbein enables alumna, pilot to soar

    When Cherie (O’Donnell) Curley ’86 was at Otterbein, some professors may have thought she had her head in the clouds. They were wrong: as a current captain and 26-year pilot for United Airlines, Curley spends a lot of time above 35,000 feet.
  • Paul and Joyce Wendel

    Education Professor Renovates Home to Suit Eco-Friendly Lifestyle, Shares Tips for Going Green

    After accepting a science education position at Otterbein University in 2012, Assistant Professor Paul Wendel and his wife of 17 years, Joyce, left their home in New Jersey and headed to Westerville to pursue the next step in his career. Having always had an interest in living an eco-friendly lifestyle, Wendel decided to renovate his new home in Westerville to be as green and energy efficient as possible.
  • Prospective student and family with tour guide

    Register Now for Discover Otterbein Visit Day, Nov. 8

    Come try Otterbein on for size at our Discover Otterbein Visit Days. Join us on campus in Westerville, Ohio on Saturday, November 8.
  • Eric Witt

    Senior, Alumnus Team Up for Research Project in Bermuda

    This summer, senior Eric Witt delved a little deeper into his research, literally. The biology major had the opportunity to study sea anemone and crustaceans in Bermuda with alumnus Ben Titus ’08, who is now a second-year Ph.D. student at The Ohio State University.
  • Braeden Sparks

    Student Completes Internship with Department of Energy

    At Otterbein University, we know one of the smartest ways for our students to learn is through practical, hands-on experience at internships and in other professional settings. Like Otterbein, sophomore, computer science major Braeden Sparks understands the value of these out-of-the-classroom experiences.
  • There's No Place Like Homecoming

    There's No Place Like Homecoming

    Otterbein celebrated Homecoming 2014, Sept. 19-20.
  • Pete Klipa

    Alumnus Celebrates 25th Reunion, Relationships Formed at Otterbein

    Celebrating his 25th reunion at Otterbein's Homecoming, Sept. 19-20, with his classmates on campus, Klipa credits Otterbein with forging life-long relationships.