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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

    Otterbein University hosted its graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, respectively. Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Click on the links below to see photos from both ceremonies and watch videos from the undergraduate ceremony.
  • Recent Grad Receives Fulbright Grant

    Rachel Mooney ’14 has high hopes for what’s ahead of her as a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan where she will hone her teaching skills in an elementary school beginning in August.
  • Parson is One of Top Four Debaters in the Nation

    Junior Maggie Parson continued Otterbein University’s long tradition of competitive academic debate success by finishing as one of the top four debaters in the nation, in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the National Forensic Association’s National Tournament.
  • Student to Serve as Production Intern for Premiere of Rachel's House

    Before she walks across the stage at commencement on Sunday, May 18, Lindsey Rowland will be focused on another stage, where a play called Rachel’s House will premiere on May 15. During her internship with Wild Goose Creative, she wrote grants, planned and fundraised to bring the play to the stage, and will be serving as the production intern for the run of the show, May 15-17.
  • Senior Achieves Childhood Dream

    After Paulsen graduates on Sunday, May 18, she’ll be heading Gaithersburg, Maryland, to take her post as assistant editor for Dressage Today magazine. With a double major in journalism and equine business and facility management, Paulsen is more than prepared for the challenge.
  • Graduate Gains Confidence, Skills to Advance Career

    Life sometimes gets in the way for adult learners and they start and finish their education at different stages. On and off over the last 20 years, Allison Humbertson has juggled her family, career and education successfully. She graduated on Sunday, May 18 with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies in Business Psychology.
  • Partnership is a Work of Art

    Otterbein art professor Jim Bowling partnered with the Early Childhood Family Center to give developmentally disabled children the chance to come to campus for a special art project.
  • Students Pay It Forward to 15 Local Nonprofit Organizations

    Holly Jedlicka ’97 smiled from ear to ear as she thanked a team of Otterbein University students for the $500 donation to her nonprofit organization, PBJ Connections, at an awards reception on Friday, May 9. PBJ Connections, which was co-founded by Jedlicka and provides mental and behavioral health therapy to youth and families using horses, was one of 15 Licking County (Ohio) nonprofit organizations to receive donations from Otterbein students enrolled in management and nonprofit management courses during spring semester.
  • Otterbein to Host Commencement Ceremonies

    The Otterbein Graduate Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 17. The Otterbein Undergraduate Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 18.
  • Graduating Senior to Address Class at Commencement

    Public relations and music double major, Clark Tieman '14 has been selected to address the Class of 2014 at Otterbein University's undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18
  • Otterbein Honors Students, Faculty, Alumni and Student Organizations

    Otterbein University recognized the outstanding academic achievements and honors of students, faculty, alumni and student organizations.
  • Otterbein Offers Degree for Math Teachers to Advance Career

    With the increase in job opportunities for aspiring mathematicians, highly qualified teachers will need to be ready to teach them. Otterbein University is poised to meet the demand through its Masters of Arts in Mathematical Education (MAEM) degree.
  • Professor Authors Book on Psychology of Perpetrators

    A new book by Otterbein University Professor Robert N. Kraft presents a compelling study of how ordinary people commit extraordinary acts of violence and how perpetrators and victims manage in the aftermath. Violent Accounts: Understanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission was released by New York University Press on March 21.
  • Are you RED-y to be a Cardinal? Submit your enrollment fee to Otterbein today!

    Send your enrollment fee to Otterbein today to take your place in the Class of 2018!
  • Students Visit Secretaries of Juliet in Italy

    Students travel to Italy to visit the Secretaries of Juliet, a group of women who respond with care to every "letter to Juliet."
  • From Otterbein to London: Students Explore Historic Literary Sites

    While many Otterbein University students spent their Spring Break on the beach, or at home visiting family, or working, 12 students, enrolled in the English course titled Literary Locations, as well as three alumnae, were exploring London and visiting historic literary sites.
  • Otterbein Theatre Presents The Full Monty, April 24-27; May 1-3

    Otterbein University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present The Full Monty, April 24-27 and May 1-3. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online or at the Otterbein box office.
  • Otterbein Students Raise Awareness About Mental Health Stigmas

    This week, students enrolled in a public relations case study course have teamed up with the Office of Student Conduct & Wellness to raise awareness about mental health stigmas on campus through a campaign titled, "Erase the Stigma."
  • Alumnus' Love of Airplanes Keeps Him Grounded

    The minute fifth-grader Chuck Deyo '64 sat in an airplane for the very first time during a class field trip, a sense of comfort and belonging came over him. He immediately felt a fascination and sense of “this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.”
  • Music Education Major Receives Grant for Senior Project

    Senior music education major Kayne Edwards is bringing students, as well as a community, together through his Senior Year Experience project, Amp It Up. Amp It Up is helping to establish an electric strings program at Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools (GJPS) in Gahanna, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.