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  • Karen Castro

    Alumna Selected as Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellow

    A self-described “planner” by nature, Karen Castro ’12 is ready to take another big step along the ambitious career path she began mapping while a student at Otterbein. Castro says her recent selection for a prestigious Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship fits perfectly with her goal of a starting a career in the U.S. Foreign Service and running for public office someday.
  • Aaron Reinhard

    Physics Professor Brings Clarity to Complex Science

    Otterbein Assistant Professor Aaron Reinhard has a deep-rooted love of physics but even he has to admit his favorite science, with its myriad formulas and computations, can be a daunting challenge for some students.
  • Student Accepted to Month-Long Summer Program at Harvard

    Sarah Uhlenbrock ’15 is at a crossroads in choosing a career path so she’s looking for a summer program at Harvard University’s preeminent School of Public Health to help point her in the right direction.
  • Otterbein Students Selected as 2014 Summer Fellows at The Columbus Foundation

    Recent Otterbein University graduate Susie Long and Sean Brewster '14 have been selected as two of only 11 participants in The Columbus Foundation's Summer Fellows Program. For 10 weeks, they will work with central Ohio nonprofit organizations on a variety of projects.
  • Otterbein Reflects on Successful Year

    Much has happened this past year at Otterbein University. Students and faculty alike were recognized for their outstanding achievements, service to the community was abundant, athletics flourished and Otterbein showed once again the cohesiveness of its community.
  • Register Now for Otterbein Summer Camps

    This summer, Otterbein will offer summer camps in music, equine science and more. Register today!
  • Adult, Veteran Student Finding New Groove in Nursing

    Jordan Moore, an adult nursing student at Otterbein University, enlisted in the Army Reserves while still in high school and has been serving his country ever since. He was on active duty from 2006 to 2012, completing two combat tours to Iraq and one operational deployment to Turkey. He plans to continue serving his country and others through his chosen career – nursing.
  • Summer Theatre Presents The Fantasticks

    Otterbein Summer Theatre opens its season with the musical, The Fantasticks, at 7:30 p.m. on June 5; 2 p.m. on June 8 and June 13; and 8 p.m. on June 6-8, 12-14 and 19-21, ONSTAGE at the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets cost $25. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama.
  • Recent Grad Selected for Prestigious Teaching Assistant Program in France

    Continuing what is becoming an Otterbein tradition, Susanna Long ’14 will embark on a seven-month teaching and learning adventure in France beginning in September.
  • Professor Emeritus Uses 19th Century Technique in Photo Exhibit

    Please join Otterbein University's Art Department for a reception in the Roush Hall Fisher Gallery on Wednesday, June 4 from 2-4 p.m. for David Stichweh, professor emeritus an his latest exhibition, "Cyanotypes: Printing with Sunlight."
  • Otterbein Selected to Assess Online Teaching Methods in the Humanities

    Otterbein will be part of a select group of independent colleges and universities that will explore online teaching methods in upper-level undergraduate courses in the humanities.
  • 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.