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Otterbein in the News

Broadway looks to Hollywood for hits, but adaptations can be tricky
August 9, 2015
Dee Hoty, a veteran Broadway actress and Otterbein University graduate discusses adaptations with The Columbus Dispatch.

August 16, 2015
It's back to school for Marysville, Ohio, students, including students enrolled in new classes offered to adults through a partnership between Marysville Early College High School and Otterbein University. Reported by This Week News.

August 18, 2015 
The future looks brighter for Northland High School's band under new director, Alex Gerhard, and assistant director, Sarah Shively, an Otterbein alumna. Reported by This Week News.

Aug. 17, 2015
Extended warranties: Worth the money?

Professor Michael Levin weighs in on the value of an extended warranty.

Aug. 14, 2015
Otterbein going global in its hunt for undergrads

​Otterbein University has hired its first recruiter of international students since the late 1990s, reflecting a changing nature of enrollment, administrators at the four-year liberal arts college in Westerville said. Reported by Columbus Business First.

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015

Columbus Reacts To Kasichs's Debate Performance, What He'll Do Next
La Trice Washington, associate professor of political science, weighs on on John Kasich's performance in the first GOP debate for WBNS-10TV.

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

A GOP candidate’s guide to debating Donald Trump: don’t debate him
Nichelle McNabb, associate professor of communication at Otterbein University, discusses how to debate Donald Trump ahead of the first GOP debate. Article published by Quartz.

August 5, 2015

Macioce honored as 'Teacher of the Year'
Cynthia Macioce ’78 has won Columbus Parent's Teacher of the Year award in the high school division. Reported by This Week Westerville.

Spring 2015

The New Era of "Hire" Education
Otterbein Provost Miguel Martinez-Saenz co-authored this look at college education as a marketplace commodity for the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

July 31, 2015

Is paying for extended warranties worth it? Experts generally say no
Michael Levin, associate professor of marketing at Otterbein, weighs on the value of an extended warranty. Article in Deseret News.

July 30, 2015

Administrators: Summer school yields real gains
Otterbein student-teachers are contributing to the effort to educate kids this summer. Article in This Week News.

July 18, 2015

Good News About Kissing
Professor Noam Shpancer is cited in this article for MSN.com.

Restaurateurs cite location to Otterbein in reason for restoring Corbin's Saloon on Main Street. Article in This Week Westerville.
Westerville Parks and Recreation Department and Otterbein University present fantastical, zany production of Seussical. Article in This Week Westerville.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

10 Hands-On Zoo and Exoctic Animal Science Programs
From Vet Tech Colleges: Otterbein University is one of only five universities in the world that offers both a B.S. and a B.A. in Zoological and Conservation Science. Students begin working with zoo animals during sophomore year and work a full 8-month internship at the Columbus Zoo during senior year.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ohio Veterans Find Help Turning Skills into Jobs
Former Air Force Sgt. Sean Poncinie '09 left the military in 2005, earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Otterbein, and now works as a quality assurance analyst at IGS Energy in Dublin.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Studio Proof: “Thrill Me” exposes the rationale behind murder
Luke Stewart, a theater student at Otterbein, is performing in Thrill Me, his third Short North Stage production.

Capriccio Columbus to perform rare Ellington work
Capriccio Columbus will present Duke Ellington's Sacred Songs in two concerts at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, at the Beechwold Christian Church. Otterbein adjunct music professor Keyona Willis will be the soloist.

'Kinky Boots' Actress Is 'Living the Life'
Lindsay Nicole Chambers '02 plays Lauren in Kinky Boots, the Tony® Award-winning musical at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) from June 9 through 14, 2015.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Award-winning play explores differences in racial attitudes
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein Summer Theatre will launch its season with the explosive comic drama Claybourne Park by Bruce Norris, which will open Thursday, June 4, at 8 p.m. in Fritsche Theatre in Cowan Hall.

Rotary clubs honor Kristine Robbins for public service
Kristine Robbins, chief of staff in the president's office at Otterbein, was recently awarded the Service to Community Award by the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Estimating Your Eligibility For College Merit Aid Money
Forbes Magazine looks at how merit aid money is distributed by high quality private colleges, including Otterbein University.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Inside American Apparel’s attempt to fix its clothes and its image
From The Washington Post: Michael Levin, Associate Professor of Marketing at Otterbein, shares his thoughts with readers on specialty clothing and fast-fashion retailers.

Time Management Tactics for Busy Businesses
From JCK Magazine: Associate Professor of Marketing Michael Levin explains how retailers can break a large project into small tasks can give a sense of accomplishment and success.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

'Public Art in Westerville Spaces' tour planned
Westerville's Public Art Tour on Sunday, June 20, 2015 will offer a guided look at existing public art including artwork at Otterbein University.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NAPW Inducts Kathy Eichlin '91, Head of Internal communications at Syngenta North America Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle
Kathy Eichlin '91 was named by The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle.

Six Ways to Start Off on the Right Foot at Your Summer Internship
Adam Piccin, a senior at Otterbein, offers Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) readers tips for interns looking for internships.

Rep. Dorothy Pelanda Introduces Legislation Expanding Authority of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Brian Garrett, Director of the Otterbein's Nurse Anesthesia Program, also attended the Ohio Statehouse meeting on modernizing APRN standards.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Running Engagement: Columbus Couple Reminisces About Otterbein Engagement Story
“I finally decided I would propose on Otterbein’s track,” says Nate Ritz, who met his wife Andrea while both were varsity runners at Otterbein.

Technology edging out humanities at Ohio colleges
Otterbein unveiled a $2,500 grant for humanities majors this year to help support them through internships or study abroad, trips aimed to boost their stock in the job market.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Division III Men's Lacrosse
The Otterbein University men's lacrosse team will make a piece of school history come Wednesday evening, hosting the schools' first-ever NCAA Tournament game in the sport at 7:30 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium.

Franklin County's community gardens promote healthy life, camaraderie
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners awarded a total of $25,000 in grants this year to 11 community gardens, including one at Otterbein University

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chris Jansing '78 is now NBC’s chief White House correspondent
Chris Jansing attended the president’s recent meeting with the national champion Ohio State Buckeyes.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Double dose of sorrow spurred creation of run benefiting dogs
Hilary Seif, Admission Technology Coordinator at Otterbein, has organized the second annual 5K for K-9 Cancer Walk this Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m.

Class pairs horses, Special Olympians
Otterbein equine science students in the “Equestrian 2910: Therapeutic Riding” class recently worked with area Special Olympics athletes, teaching them basic equestrian skills.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AHP Newsgroup: Nation’s Best Compete for Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat Championship Next Week
Otterbein University will be one of the sponsors of the Hunt Seat Classes in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 .

Monday, April 20, 2015

Otterbein University's equestrian team to compete in intercollegiate equestrian title
Otterbein will join other collegiate teams in the 42nd Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships, April 30 to May 4 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass..

Friday, April 17, 2015

Otterbein to host Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championships
Otterbein University will host the 2015 Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) National Championships on April 25-26 at the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science, 600 N. Spring Road.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

82-year-old Lebanon man named national champion pole vaulter
Robert Arledge '55 just completed in the Senior Olympic games, USA Track & Field Masters and won a gold medal in his age group.

The Conservation Foundation leader named ‘Nonprofit Executive of the Year’
Brook McDonald '83 is being awarded Nonprofit Executive of the Year by West Suburban Philanthropic Network which recognizes individuals, foundations and corporations for their philanthropic leadership.

Monday, April 6, 2015

BWW Interviews: Timing is Perfect for Otterbein's Into the Woods
BroadwayWorld.com gives a preview of Otterbein's stage production of Into the Woods, which opens 7:30 p.m. April 9th at Cowan Hall's Fritsche Theatre.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Random Thoughts - Students who pursue sports win off field, too
From The Columbus Dispatch: A track-and-field standout at Otterbein — a senior nursing major — recalled running hurdles after 10-hour shifts at a nearby hospital.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cincinnati native stars in NBC drama 'American Odyssey'
Jake Robinson '12, stars as the young political activist in NBC's new global conspiracy drama called "American Odyssey." The show premieres at 10 p.m. April 5.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A radical education
Jim Bates, assistant professor in the Department of Music, recently discovered some of his former students that he taught as a music teacher at the J. Graham Brown School are now prominent in the indie rock scene.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Selling the mall: 'We do anything we can'
From Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine: Michael Levin, associate professor of marketing at Otterbein, says decades of stagnant wages make it "difficult to manage a middle-class mall leased to middle-class retailers who all lack middle-class consumers."

Thursday, March 12, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day By The Numbers
Michael A. Levin, associate professor of Marketing at Otterbein, offers tips to avoid overspending on St. Patrick's day.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

USA: The Worst Economic Condition in 75 Years & Implications of the so called “Recovery”
The Otterbein University Department of History and Political Science Speaker Series presents Richard D. Wolff on "Our Economic Futures: Can Democracy Cure Capitalism?"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Leaders recap 2014, look to 2015 plans
Westerville community leaders include Otterbein University President Kathy Krendl's whose presentation was on the university's new fundraising campaign. "For the first time in almost two decades, Otterbein has announced a comprehensive campaign, the largest campaign in this university's history," she said. "Our goal is to secure $50 million to ensure that Otterbein stands strong among the great institutions of our country."

Monday, March 2, 2015

Gone Camping
Otterbein offers summer fun through upcoming educational summer camps

Friday, February 27, 2015

Nursing student drives herself toward important finish lines
Nursing student Abbey Gray works 12-hour shifts caring for heart and vascular patients and runs 60-meter hurdles, the 60-meter dash and some relays for Otterbein's Women Track and Field team.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Applications to colleges keep rising
From The Columbus Dispatch: “More students are applying to more colleges. The reality is that students have greater access to college applications than they have historically,” said Ben Shoemaker, director of admissions for Otterbein, where applications are up about 5 percent this year.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bowl-a-thon set for Feb. 21
The 15th annual Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5705 Forest Hills Blvd. A portion of funds raised from this event benefit the Westerville Symphony at Otterbein.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Otterbein Alumni Light Up Screen
Sam Jaeger '99, Cory Michael Smith '09, and Jeremy Bobb '03 are all alumni of Otterbein University’s Department of Theatre and Dance who regularly work on Broadway as well as the big and small screens.

Westerville South HS brings 'page to the stage' this week
The Westerville South High School Theatre Department will perform the Bard's comedy at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6-8 under Director Matthew Wolfe, who also serves as administrative assistant in Otterbein's Theatre and Dance Department.

Literacy Conference for educators, parents is Feb. 21
The 26th annual Dublin Literacy Conference is expected to draw nearly 600 educators, including some Otterbein faculty, to Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Road, Feb. 21 to learn and share ideas about literacy.

Retirement is the law, not choice for Common Pleas Judge David W. Fais
Judge David W. Fais '65 begins retirement today after a 26-year career in which he handled some of Franklin county’s highest-profile cases.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Why Super Bowl Ads Could Be Sad, Somber and Serious for Years to Come
From Variety: Michael Levin, associate professor of marketing at Otterbein, weighs in on the new trends in Superbowl advertising.

Former student inspires teacher to pen novel
Sean C. Billingslea '02, a math and science teacher at Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School, credits a former student with inspiring him to write a novel for teens that's set in ancient Greece.

Artist finds clarity with restored vision
Adam Kolp '02 has not always had his eyesight, but the New Albany Middle School art teacher always had a vision and a passion for his artwork.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Otterbein University Taking Proactive Steps To Prevent Sexual Assaults
Bob Gatti, Otterbein's Vice President and Dean for Student Affairs, says next month the university will launch a student survey to hear from students on the issues of sexual assault, sexual violence and the campus culture.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle makes its 21st annual awards to local individuals and groups
Dana White, a nationally known lighting designer and an emeritus professor at Otterbein University following his retirement in 2014, received the Roy Bowen Lifetime Achievement Award.

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Spirit of Creativity: African and African American art to be featured at Otterbein
Otterbein will host two exhibitions which find a common bond in themes related to the African diaspora and traditional African art. The work of Chipo Musandi, Nicolas Chidhawu and Richard Mupumha will be on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays until April 24 at 39 S. Vine St., free of charge.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Revolutionary War general, Navy cryptologist recognized as Great Ohioans
From The Columbus Dispatch: Agnes Meyer Driscoll, who studied at Otterbein from 1907-1909 and later became a leading cryptanalyst for the Navy, was recently named a Great Ohioan.

Top things to do this weekend, Jan. 22-24
Carnatic music of southern India by Dhvani India Performing Arts Society of Central Ohio. Showtime: 6 p.m. Saturday, Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University.

Friday, January 16, 2015

2015′s Best & Worst Cities to Find a Job
Ryan Brechbill, director of the Center for Career & Professional Development at Otterbein, explains how job seekers face difficulty connecting directly with hiring managers and effectively representing their skills and experiences to potential employers because of streamlined application processes.

Local MLK Jr. celebrations planned Monday
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, presented by Leadership Westerville, will kick off the holiday from 8 to 10 a.m. at Villa Milano. Otterbein has its own Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation from 3 to 4 p.m. on January 20.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Celebration of Diversity
Otterbein University will hold the Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation from 3-4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Otterbein University’s Fritsche Theatre in Crown Hall, 30 S. Grove St. William H. Smith, Ed.D, will be featured as the keynote speaker.

Five Things to Do this Week
The exhibition of longtime fine art photographer Kojo Kamau will be on display from Jan. 12 – April 24 at Otterbein's Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., Westerville.

Friday, January 9, 2015

'Free college' proposal part of Obama agenda push in advance of State of the Union address
Columbus State and other Ohio community colleges work closely with regional employers to design degree programs and certificates needed by today's workforce. Otterbein University is included among Columbus State's nine "partners" for transfer agreements from a community college to a four-year college.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

After the ‘no’ – StartUp Saturday aims to hone women entrepreneurs’ pitches to investors
The Women's Small Business Accelerator on Feb. 7 launches StartUp Saturday, where up to 15 businesses with majority woman ownership will pitch to a panel of bankers, entrepreneurs and Otterbein University business faculty.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ten Years of Celebration: The Westerville Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
In its annual tradition of continuing the MLK celebration throughout the day, Otterbein University, in conjunction with Westerville Parks & Recreation, will host service projects through its “Day-On” community service program at the Westerville Community Center on Monday, January 19.

Leading to Succeed
Otterbein's Sports Pals outreach program is a partnership between Otterbein and Avalon Elementary School that allows volunteers from several student organizations the opportunity to dedicate a few hours each week to serving more than 50 low-income children at Avalon.

Best of the Best Hometowns 2014-2015
The more than 100 Otterbein students who frequent Schneider’s Bakery on a daily basis help to put the bakery on the Best of the Best list for 2014/-2015 in Ohio Magazine.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

World-traveling Evansville Museum chief finds home
Bryan Knicely '91 is the new executive director of Evansville Museum Of Arts, History & Science in Indiana.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Local books find new home in Uganda
Otterbein nursing student, Morgan “Mo” Hunsaker, traveled to Uganda with a group of Otterbein students and professors to provide medical services and books in the war–torn and economically challenged country.

Theater collaborations still fruitful in 2014
Otterbein University’s theatre programs continued to offer solid student productions in 2014. The musical The Full Monty drew decent crowds.

Thursday, December 19, 2014

Nationwide, Otterbein team up to train software testers – ‘You’re immediately employable’
Otterbein University and Nationwide are running an eight-week Ruby Cucumber Boot Camp, which could fill a serious need for automated software testers in the Central Ohio work force.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Choreography makes Jesus Christ Superstar powerful
Otterbein junior Jordan Donica plays the lead role in the Weathervane Playhouse's production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Click here for show times.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What Will Cost More in 2015
Michael Levin, associate professor of marketing at Otterbein, predicts California droughts are likely to drive up the cost of agricultural products like avocados, beef and pork products.

US News & World Report MSN.com
Yahoo Finance  

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

7 Tips for Doing College Right the Second Time Around
Mark Moffitt, director of adult and transfer admission at Otterbein, encourages returning students to get to know their academic advisor and instructors.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Four Colleges and Universities Earn Presidential Honor for Community Service
Otterbein University named finalist in the economic opportunity category

Yahoo News PR Newswire
WAFF News  

Friday, November 21, 2014

Exploring Diversity in Light of Public Relations
Otterbein junior Adam Piccin, president of the Otterbein PRSSA Chapter, shares examples of diversity in the workplace with PRSSA readers.

National Ground Water Association Welcomes Delegation of Korean Groundwater Professionals
Concluding the recent visit of a delegation of groundwater professionals from Korea at Otterbein University, Kevin Svitanta, an associate professor of environmental studies, presented on the groundwater monitoring projects conducted by Otterbein students at a wellfield located near the campus.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Otterbein dance students put Edgar Allan Poe's poetry into motion
Dance 2014: Tell Tale Poe, featuring faculty and student choreography, will be presented Thursday through Sunday by the Department of Theater and Dance.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Poet to Watch: Ladan Osman
In 2014, the poetry collection of Ladan Osman '06, The Kitchen Dweller’s Testimony, won the annual Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and will be released April 1, 2015.

Friday, November 14, 2014

University Choir to Perform Its Ireland Tour Program
The Otterbein University Concert Choir will perform its Ireland Tour Preview Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Westerville Community United Church of Christ, 770 County Line Road, Westerville.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Local woman a ‘pioneer’ in helping sex assault victims
Forensic nurse Ruth Downing '04 is the recipient of the Special Achievement Award from Otterbein University’s Alumni Association.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mission College Admission: Application Advice
Otterbein University Admissions Director Ben Shoemaker share college admission tips with high school students.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Little Exercise, a Lot of Benefit
Paul Longenecker, a senior instructor in the Master of Science in Allied Health program at Otterbein, encourages QualityHealth.com readers to gradually increase their exercise.

The Benefits of Exercising in the Morning
Health and Sport Sciences senior instructor Paul Longenecker shares the many health benefits of morning exercises with P&G Everyday readers.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

7 Tips on How to Choose a Career
Ryan Brechbill, director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Otterbein, encourages students to seek career opportunities that align with their skills and experiences.

Monday, October 27, 2014

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.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Theater review: Middletown: Otterbein presents unsettling view of American society
The Columbus Dispatch reviews Will Eno’s Middletown, presented in an edgy, powerful production by Otterbein University’s theater department.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NBC News’s Chris Jansing: A Coldplay fan with a knack for baking wedding cakes
NBC News’s senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing '78 has gone from a full house, growing up in Ohio, to the White House.

Monday, October 20, 2014

OhioHealth Welcomes New Women's Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc.

Dr. Amber Murphy '06, MD, Ob/Gyn has joined Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc., A Division of MaternOhio Clinical Associates, Inc.

ITBusinessNet.com StreetInsider.com

A Little Exercise, a Lot of Benefit
Paul Longenecker, a senior instructor in the Master of Science in Allied Health program at Otterbein, encourages Quality Health reader to start and maintain an exercise program.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Otterbein students play a part in annual 'Boo at the Zoo' event
Alex Huffman is one of about 15 Otterbein theater students who will spend much of the next two weekends working as costumed characters at Boo at the Zoo, the annual Halloween celebration at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Associate professor Michael Levin on holiday spending trends in the 4th quarter
Business, Accounting & Economics associate professor Michael Levin discussed holiday spending and trends on spending in the 4th quarter with Joel Riley on 610 WTVN radio.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Conference Snapshot: Ohio Athletic Conference
Otterbein was the first OAC team to plant its varsity flag, and that decision has paid dividends. The Cardinals won the league's first official conference championship last year and Colin Hartnett has led his squad to back-to-back NCAA tourney appearances as an independent.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Expert Advice: How to Choose a Major for Sophomores
Kate Lehman, assistant dean of student success at Otterbein, stresses the importance to NerdScholar readers to choose a major in a field that holds your interest.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Columbus Non-Profit, Christopher's Promise, Gives Bicycles To Children Facing Physical Challenges
Lauren Lichtenauer '11 is the founder of Christopher's Promise, a non-profit initiative that provides children with proper adaptive bicycles and equipment.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BWW Reviews: Tinder Hits All the Right Notes in Otterbein's Sweet Charity
The joyful interpretation by the Otterbein cast makes the show one well worth seeing again and again.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Review: Superb Sweet Charity delivers genuine '60s experience
From The Columbus Dispatch: A musical from 1966 as performed by college students in 2014 shouldn’t look and sound as good as this one does.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

No Ally is Inadvertent: A Critique of Emma Watson's UN Address
Tammy Birk, assistant professor and director of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Otterbein writes an op-ed of Emma Watson's UN address for Politix.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

10 Ways Consumers Are Often Duped
Michael Levin, associate professor of marketing at Otterbein, advises readers how to become savvy shoppers.

Business Insider Yahoo Business
US News & World Report  

Monday, September 22, 2014

In the spotlight: Rossford native Jonathan Bennett competes on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Actor and Otterbein alumnus Jonathan Bennett '03 partners with Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Allison Holker on ABC.

Otterbein University's new $50 million STAND campaign
Otterbein kicks off the public phase of its first big fundraising campaign in 20 years.

Columbus Business First This Week Community News
Providence Journal Tmcnet.com

Friday, September 19, 2014

Why Scotland's Referendum Ballot Is Biased
The Atlantic Wire spoke with Otterbein professor of psychology Noam Shpancer on the framing effect in the phrasing of the question posed to Scottish voters asking if Scotland should be an independent country.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

'O' Club to honor alumni at homecoming dinner
Distinguished alumni will be recognized by the Otterbein University 'O' Club at its homing dinner party Saturday, Sept. 20 at Little Turtle Golf Club, 5400 Little Turtle Way.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Otterbein University will host Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know? radio show on Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch Columbus Alive!
The Columbus Dispatch Blog This Week News


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

19 Reasons Why You Need To Move To Columbus, Ohio
Buzzfeed.com user lists Otterbein University as one of many reasons to move to Columbus, Ohio.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Comic-Con Scholars Dispel Nerd Myths, Name Top Costumes
“It’s a lot like going to Disney World because it’s like seeing your favorite characters come to life,” said Alora Slak of Otterbein University.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Theater review: Dames at Sea: Otterbein production a delightful froth
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein Summer Theatre’s season-ender is a diverting, light-weight tribute to the musicals of the thirties.

BWW Reviews: Otterbein's DAMES AT SEA a Loving Tribute to a Bygone Era
Otterbein's Summer Theatre's season closing show opened to a sold-out audience on July 17 at Otterbein's Fritsche Theatre (30 S. Grove Street in Westerville).

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Guidance counselors pedal in for 'pit stop' tour, lunch
A group of high school guidance counselors -- largely from private schools -- from around the country have united in the summer to tour a region of the country on their bicycles. The counselors are scheduled to arrive at Otterbein on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bike riders soon to see completion of Alum Creek Trail
Upon completion, bicyclists at Otterbein University will get to enjoy the same type of bike commute that Ohio State University students have for several years.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Taylor, Jordan Donica, Erin Ullman and More in Otterbein's Dames at Sea
Otterbein Summer Theatre closes its season with Dames at Sea July 23-26, ONSTAGE at the Fritsche Theatre at Roush Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets cost $25. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama.

Friday, July 11, 2014

High school counselors plan bike tour of Ohio colleges
On Sunday, July 13, high school counselors from seven states, including California, Utah and Massachusetts, will begin a nine-day bike tour of colleges between Cleveland and Columbus, which includes a stop at Otterbein University.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BWW Interviews: THE 39 STEPS a Nice Sendoff for Otterbein Graduates
The 39 Steps opens 7:30 p.m. June 26 at Cowan Hall's Fritsche Theatre (30 S. Grove St., Westerville) and will hold performances at 8 p.m. June 27 and June 28 and July 3, 5 and 10-12. Additionally there will be two 2 p.m. matinees on June 27 and June 29.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Otterbein student to sing at Carnegie Hall
Lane Conley will be traveling with Otterbein's vocal group Ottertuned to New York during this school year to perform at Carnegie Hall in “Total Vocal.”

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Stages: Top 10 Summer Theatre Offerings in Columbus, Ohio
Broadwayworld.com announces three upcoming productions from Otterbein Summer Theatre: The Fantasticks, The 39 Steps, and Dames at Sea.

USEA Partners with Otterbein University for Future and Young Event Horse Seminar
The USEA announces the upcoming Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) Educational Seminar at Otterbein, taking place August 15-17, 2014.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dreams of Field: Otterbein Plans to Renovate Field and Track
The $2 million renovation will allow for up to 3,000 hours of usage in the facilities, and will provide more practice and playing space for all of the university's sports teams and other student activities.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Author Profile: Richard Gilbert grows hardy, hearty prose
Otterbein professor Richard Gilbert discusses his newly published book, Shepherd: A Memoir, with ColumbusAlive.com.

Play 'Rachel’s House' focuses on women who hit bottom, bounced back
Otterbein theatre professor Jessie Glover Boettcher is co-directing and producing Rachel’s House, which opens tonight through Saturday night at three Columbus venues.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Celebrating Mandela's legacy on 20th anniversary of South Africa's fight to end apartheid
Otterbein professor of psychology Robert Kraft writes for Global Post about Nelson Mandela. Kraft is also the author of “Violent Accounts: Understanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Otterbein tennis: Coaches’ competitive spirit a perfect marriage
Tennis coaches, husband and wife Mark and Pat Anderson, have coached both the Otterbein 2014 men’s and women’s tennis teams to make the NCAA Division III tournament in the same season.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Tips for UM students in a competitive job market
Otterbein’s director of the Center for Career & Professional Development, Ryan Brechbill, offers his top-five career-prep tips for UM students.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Otterbein professor Denise Shively Selected For Synchro Hall of Fame
Communication professor Denise Shively, who also serves as USA Synchro’s Vice President/Competitive Operations, was inducted into the United States Synchronized Swimming Hall of Fame last year.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Full Monty: Uplifting musical shuffles it all off in Buffalo
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein's production of The Full Monty is a feel-good musical with a gritty and sometimes-cynical subtext — a combination as jarring as it is intriguingly complex.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch Theater review - The Full Monty: Otterbein production brings enthusiasm to cheeky musical
The Full Monty is a feel-good musical with a gritty, sometimes cynical sub-text, a combination as jarring as it is intriguingly complex.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Full Monty: Story of underdog strippers shows what’s under their skin
The Otterbein University department of Music and department of Theater and Dance will end the season with the musical, opening the night of Thursday, April 24, in Cowan Hall.

Monday, April 21, 2014

BWW Interviews: Getting a Peek at Otterbein's The Full Monty
The Full Monty opens 7:30 p.m. April 24 at Cowan Hall's Fritsche Theatre. Other performances include 8 p.m. shows on April 25-26, and May 1-3 with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 28. For ticket information, call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama.

'Playing It Forward' puts British spin on football culture
On Tuesday, April 22, Westerville filmmaker Keith Pepperell will present his movie Playing It Forward, which follows the rugby Royals of the University of Worcester. The movie will be shown at 5 p.m. at the Battelle Fine Arts Center.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Colleges vie for big-name commencement speakers
Otterbein University President Kathy Krendl invited Sen. Sherrod Brown and journalist Connie Schultz, his wife, to speak at graduation this year.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Ultimate Fighter" brings Naples' Mike King full-circle
King says he learned the basics of MMA by reading BJ Penn’s book Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge while attending Otterbein University. Now, he might have a chance to be coached by Penn while competing in the 19th season of the UFC’s reality series, subtitled “Team Edgar vs. Team Penn,” premiering April 16 on Fox Sports 1.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Humor in Music Festival fashioned to tickle some funny bones
About 110 Otterbein student musicians, along with faculty members, will perform in Otterbein University’s Humor in Music Festival. Subtitled “Humorous Music for Serious Times,” the festival’s concerts will find humor in jazz, orchestral, choral and chamber music. through Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crowdfunding options provides new ways for needy students to sidestep traditional lenders.   Yahoo Finance     Fox Business News    Bankrate

Tri-Valley grad competes on 'The Ultimate Fighter'
Mike King, former Otterbein All-American football player and team captain, gains fame as a fighter on The Ultimate Fighter premiering April 16 on Fox Sports.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Humor in Music Festival
Humor in Music Festival, sponsored by the Department of Music, runs Thursday, March 27, through April 1, and offers jazz, choral music and instrumental works that highlight the methods by which humor is conveyed through the various styles of music.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kyle Miller

The Otterbein community is devastated and saddened by the sudden loss of junior Kyle Miller in a kayaking accident on Saturday, March 15. He was an exceptional student, a Zoo and Conservation Science major with a kind heart toward the welfare of animals. He will be remembered for the lives he touched and the animals he loved. He was a remarkable young man and athlete. We send our prayers to his parents, loved ones and friends.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Summer Camps - Activities will engage minds and muscles
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein's Equine Science Summer Camp for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill levels for ages 10 to 18 runs June 9 through Aug. 1, 2014. Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mission: Hunger-free weekends for needy students
Otterbein student volunteers help make the Westerville ShareBacAPac program a success feeding the community.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Long career of actress Linda Dorff steered her to 'Driving Miss Daisy'
Actress Linda Dorff of who portrays Miss Daisy has also appeared in productions at CATCO, Otterbein University, Players Theatre and other area troupes.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cultural growth primary focus of new Ohio Arts Council director
Otterbein University alumna Donna S. Collin is named director of the Ohio Arts Council.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Otterbein Summer Theatre's season set
Otterbein Summer Theatre will keep it lighthearted this summer with two musicals and a comedy: The Fantasticks (June 5-21), The 39 Steps (June 26 to July 12), and Dames at Sea (July 17-26).

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Otterbein will launch engineering program
Otterbein University has drafted a new systems engineering major intended to prepare students for what administrators and local business leaders said they believe will be an in-demand career in central Ohio.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Brent Robinson new common pleas judge
Otterbein alumnus Brent Robinson has been appointed new common pleas court judge for Richland County in Ohio.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Collegiate career a victory over Marshall Crum's past struggles
Every time Otterbein basketball player Marshall Crum steps onto the court, he feels as if he owes something to the sport.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

South students excited to take on Gatsby
Director Matt Wolfe has borrowed 1920s-era costumes from Otterbein University for students at Westerville South High School for students to use in their upcoming performance of The Great Gatsby.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

This Is Irrefutable Evidence Of The Value Of A Humanities Education
From The Huffington Post: Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney came out of the closet about being an English major during a 2012 guest appearance at Otterbein University.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fertile imaginations at work in shows by Indian printmaker, faculty
In the exhibit “Seeds”’ at Otterbein’s Frank Museum of Art, Indian printmaker Kavita Nayar explores themes of birth, rebirth and cyclical time.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Otterbein targets closer links with city, Uptown
Otterbein University leaders would like to create a more defined town-and-gown connection as they plan for the university’s future.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Crossing the Cultural Divide
The city of Westerville and Otterbein University will host “Crossing the Cultural Divide” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Local mixes with stars on red carpet
Bonnie Connor '11 worked the Red Carpet Show before People’s Choice.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Otterbein administrator appointed to state education board
From The Columbus Dispatch: Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings, Otterbein vice president for business affairs, to fill one of four empty seats on the 19-member Ohio Board of Education.

Hanby family film January 14 at Myers Inn
On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, members of the Big Walnut Area Historical Society will watch a DVD about the Hanby family at 7:30 p.m. in the Myers Inn Museum Meeting Room. William Hanby was co-founder of Otterbein and his son, Benjamin Russell Hanby, a member of Otterbein’s second graduating class, was a preacher, teacher, abolitionist and noted composer.

Friday, January 3, 2014

For Better or Nurse
Otterbein University professor Kay Ball makes it a priority to educate her fellow nurses on the importance of their own wellness – and to ensure their working conditions are optimal for good health.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Otterbein Professor Michael Levin was interviewed by US News and Yahoo News about rising prices in 2014:   US News    Yahoo

'Created Equal' film series coming to Westerville
The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Westerville Public Library and Otterbein University to host a series of film screenings and community discussions.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Otterbein University Theatre earns two spots on The Columbus Dispatch's list of best productions in 2013.
Otterbein's Department of Theatre and Dance productions of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Les Misérables win top honors.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Campus Cruise: Otterbein’s Tabatha Piper earns volleyball honors
Tabatha Piper, a junior setter from Big Walnut, made third team on the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America team for the second straight season after setting all of the program’s game, season and career records in assists.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

First Person: Gift of love? It’s positively priceless
Otterbein student Britney Bardelang and her family share their story of adopting a child from Honduras with The Columbus Dispatch.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Young Souls Portray the Wit of 'Hamlet,' With Brevity
Students in the Acting for TV/Film Class taught by David Combs submitted short Hamlet videos via Instagram to The New York Times contest and two were published. Scroll down through the article to Corinne Munsch and Haley Jones (their names are listed under the photos).

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Military Advanced Education Magazine Releases 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities
Otterbein is listed as a military-friendly university for 2014.

‘All My Budgies’ soap opera unfolds in Otterbein aviary
From The Columbus Dispatch:A clear-glass aviary in the Science Center at Otterbein is home for 36 budgies, better known as parakeets.

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Awards More Than $48,000 in Student Scholarships
Otterbein University students in good academic standing and who expressed an interest in pursuing a career in an insurance-related field are among the recipients.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Local author profile: Terry Hermsen: Exploring a country of poets
Associate professor Terry Hermsen stays busy translating a book of poems by a Chilean poet and working on a book of creative nonfiction about travel, identity, culture and poetry.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Otterbein students to have pipeline to med school
To increase the pipeline of primary-care doctors in Ohio, Otterbein University is partnering with Ohio University to attract high-school students who will start their studies at the liberal-arts school in Westerville before transferring to OU's medical school.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hispanic student turns class assignment into thriving website
After creating a successful website, Jennifer Wilson plans to to transfer to Otterbein University this summer to study Public Relations and Communication, and many of her Columbus State credits will transfer to Otterbein, which she says allowed her to save money.

Mark Twain students memorialize classmate
Otterbein senior Jessica Irwin put together a service project to honor a classmate lost in a fatal car accident as one of her student-teaching requirements.

Did You  Know? | Region’s colleges expand knowledge by the numbers
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein University is one of the first U.S. colleges that began as a coeducational institution, one of the first in the nation to open to students of color, and the first to have women on the faculty.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Where You Definitely Don't Want To Be On Black Friday -- At the Mall
From Forbes: Michael Levin, assistant professor of marketing, advises Forbes readers on how to shop smart for the holidays. Click here to listen to Dr. Levin discuss financial strategies on AM 610 WTVN.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Otterbein’s Tabatha Piper tapped AVCA Third Team All-American for second straight season
Standout volleyball player and junior Tabatha Piper has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American team, the organization announced on November 19.

Black Friday May Offer Better Traditions than Deals
Otterbein marketing professor Michael Levin said the holiday "deals" may not be worth battling the Thanksgiving rush.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Otterbein University gets national attention as one of five four-year schools in the nation that offers a zoo and conservation-science program.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Otterbein offers zookeeper degree
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein University is one of only five schools nationwide to offer a degree in Zoo and Conservation Science.

Thursday, November 14, 2012

Hanby students discover an 'egg-cellent' experiment
Students at Westerville's Hanby Magnet Elementary School were recently treated to Exploring Music, a workshop led by the Otterbein University Music Department.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cultivating Civic Ecotones for Community Partnerships
Associate Dean for Experiential Learning Melissa Gilbert writes for The Association of American Colleges and Universities and explains Otterbein's successes in cultivating civic learning.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Collegiate Eventing Spotlight: Otterbein University
From EventingNation.com: The Department of Equine Science at Otterbein offers students one of the best equine science programs in the US.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Food Banks Face Challenge as Federal Cuts, Holidays Approach
The recent Otterbein University food drive provided Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM) volunteers with 3,000 pounds of food.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Theater review | ‘Speed-the-Plow’: Otterbein actors handle challenge of Mamet comedy
The Columbus Dispatch reviews Otterbein Theatre and Dance's performance of Speed-the-Plow.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

After-School Dinner Special
Share-Bac-A-Pac is a program, spearheaded by Otterbein University students, aimed at eliminating hunger in the community.

Capital-Otterbein ready for annual multisport showdown
On Saturday, November 2, the schools will clash in football, volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer. (Both cross country teams will run in the OAC Championships at Otterbein.)

Famed Mamet play 'Speed-The-Plow' examines what drives Hollywood trio
Otterbein Theatre and Dance will present the three-character play, which will open tonight in an in-the-round production in the Campus Center Theatre.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Otterbein University awarded grant to fund STEM scholars
The National Science Foundation awarded a $629,000 grant to Otterbein to fund a scholarship program for students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) specifically to help needy Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Physics students.

BWW Interviews Speed-the-Plow
Broadwayworld.com reviews Otterbein Threatre's production of Speed-the-Plow.

I Know I Can celebrates 25 years of helping Columbus students go to college
I Know I Can, a nonprofit group that works exclusively with Columbus City Schools, has awarded more than $25 million in grants and scholarships to more than 27,000 Columbus students.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

District highlights college, career prep
Otterbein provides local students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Otterbein freshman Tom Schickel will perform at the The Works in Downtown Loveland, Ohio.
Loveland singer/songwriter Tom Schickel will perform at the The Works in Downtown Loveland on Tuesday, October 15 from 7-9 PM.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

5 Things You're Overspending On US News & World Report)
5 Things You're Probably Paying Too Much For (Business Insider)
Michael Levin, assistant professor of marketing at Otterbein, advises readers not to overspend when buying gifts in professional and social settings.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Terrified and loving it: What’s up with all the scary TV shows?
According to Dr. Robert Kraft, a psychology professor at Otterbein, this type of curiosity is innately human.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

BWW Reviews: Otterbein's Massive Undertaking of Les Misérables Pays Off
Otterbein's production of Les Misérables receives an outstanding review from BroadwayWorld.com.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Strong vocals make Les Misérables worthy of classic performances
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein's full-scale, three hour production of Les Misérables honors the long history of the beloved musical while offering a fresh perspective on some of its material.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Director assembles team to stage complex musical Les Miserables
The Otterbein University Theatre and Dance and Music departments will stage the biggest and most ambitious production in the history of the department tonight in Cowan Hall.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Otterbein psychology professor Robert Kraft reassures news organizations that "horrific events are no more likely today than they were yesterday or 10 years ago."

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Community invited to Otterbein homecoming events
Otterbein University welcomes the Westerville community to its homecoming celebrations this weekend. Events begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, with the Third Annual Young Alumni Awards, which celebrates accomplished recent graduates, at Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Colleges offer bike-rental and -sharing programs
Like other colleges and universities, the Otterbike program at Otterbein allows bicycles to be “checked out” to students, faculty and staff for $5 fee that allows six months of access.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

C.S. Lewis, From Atheist To Best-Selling Christian Book Author
Norman Chaney, professor of English at Otterbein, praises C.S. Lewis in Investor's Business Daily as a scholar of Renaissance English literature and "a Renaissance man with wide interests and numerous talents."

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

US News & World Report ranks Otterbein University 17th among midwest regional universities.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Exploradio: Saving America's most endangered animals
In 1991, Dr. Michael Hoggarth, professor of Biology and Earth Science at Otterbein, found the first purple cat’s paw mussel shell seen in Ohio since the Civil War.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Human History Lesson
WW II veteran Bob Arn shares his many memories of attending Otterbein and life in Westerville with City Scene Columbus readers.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Otterbein's Miller Gallery Appears in Top Five List in CityScene Magazine
Painter Elena Osterwalder's exhibit explores the world of color at Otterbein.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Colleges shifting mission: It pays to earn a degree
Otterbein's "5 Cardinal Experiences" connect students with internships, research and other opportunities, while a new job shadow program will match students with local alumni this fall.

Otterbein Cardinals picked fourth in preseason polls
Otterbein's football team was picked to finish fourth in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) preseason polls at the league's official media day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Friday, August 16, 2013

A variety of emotions stirred in play
Steven Meeker, a second-year student at Otterbein. is director and co-producer of the play “Almost, Maine” performed at The Place@The Woodward in Newark, Ohio.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Otterbein's Integrative Studies Receives Academic Acclaim
Wendy Sherman Heckler, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of University Programs at Otterbein, explains the concepts of Integrated Studies to CollegeXpress readers.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Seven High-Paying Careers That Are Hiring Now
From Yahoo! Education: Ryan Brechbill, director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Otterbein, explains how mobile and app technologies create new opportunities for application developers.

The Plot Thickens
Learning opportunities abound in Otterbein’s community garden.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Otterbein coordinates community production of The Wizard of Oz.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Otterbein Football Coach Tim Doup Offers Tips to Licking Heights’ Football Program.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Otterbein's Little Shop of Horrors rooted in 1960s cult favorite
From The Columbus Dispatch reviews Otterbein Summer Theatre's Little Shop of Horrors, which continues through July 27.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Theater review: Little Shop of Horrors: Musical feeds appetite for dark humor
From The Columbus Dispatch:  The Otterbein Summer Theatre season wraps up with the two-act musical Little Shop of Horrors with its peppy 1950s score and nonstop energy.

BWW Reviews: Little Shop of Horrors Leaves Audience Hungry For More
Broadway World praises the performance of the talented cast, moving set and five-piece orchestra. Make sure you get your tickets early.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fred Thayer (1929-2013): Professor made stages at Otterbein brighter
Fred Thayer taught at Otterbein from 1959 to 1993 and served as technical director and director of design technology. He also served as interim department chairman in 1989 and as acting chairman in 1992.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Launched three years ago, Otterbein's "5 Cardinal Experiences" that connects students with opportunities has received national attention.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Broadway World Interviews: Devil is in the Details of Otterbein's Little Shop of Horrors
Broadway World previews Otterbein University Summer Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Odd Artifacts Find Homes in Campus Archives
Otterbein University's archives contain an original copy of Benjamin Russell Hanby's Christmas song "Up on the House Top."

The Plot Thickens
Learning opportunities abound in Otterbein’s community garden.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Mark Pfeiffer, TV production coordinator at Otterbein, to appear on WCBE 90.5 radio.
Pfeiffer joined host John DeSando and ABC 6/Fox 28 news anchor Carolyn Bruck in reviewing White House Down.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Assistant Professor of Art Jonathan Johnson displays unique exhibition.
Johnson presses a modified, hand-held flatbed scanner directly onto his natural subjects, like blades of grass and fallen leaves, and then magnifies them into huge artworks.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

John Stefano, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, discusses the use of Acceptd in recruitment efforts.
Stefano explains the concept behind the success of the start-up Acceptd to WBNS-10TV in Columbus.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Otterbein University's Dominic Porretta Wins
2013 TD Ameritrade Fan's Choice Award

Tune in to the College Home Run Derby July 4
 on ESPN to watch the winner's presentation

Monday, June 24, 2013

6 Key Questions Jewelers Need to Answer Before Opening a Second Store
Michael A. Levin, assistant professor of marketing at Otterbein, advises jewelers to pinpoint what makes their first location successful.

What to do when everyone has Friday hours off except you
While the idea of getting off work early on Friday sounds great, getting a promotion or a pay raise as a result of hard work is even better, says Michael A. Levin, assistant professor of marketing at Otterbein

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Westerville native, business leader Fritsche dies at 96
Ernest G. Fritsche earned an honorary doctorate from Otterbein in 1965, and he received the Mary B. Thomas award for lifetime contributions to the university in 2011.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Johnstown father-son duo make beautiful music together
Johnstown High School actor and singer Austiin Piper follows in his father's footsteps this fall as he pursues a vocal performance degree at Otterbein.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Art preview: Boeing, Boeing makes Otterbein’s summer theater program even hotter
Otterbein Summer Theatre's production of 1962's Boeing, Boeing follows the charming Bernard whose luck runs out when his friend Robert arrives for a visit and the airlines change their flight schedules.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mike Sewell '79 is quarterfinalist for Grammy Foundation award
Pickerington High School Central Band Director Mike Sewell '79 was named a quarter finalist for the Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award, which will be given for the first time during the 2014 Grammy Awards ceremony.

BWW Interviews: Sam Ray and Sean Murphy of Otterbein's Boeing, Boeing
Sam Ray and Sean Murphy explain the physical challenges of acting in Otterbein Summer Theatre's production, Boeing, Boeing.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Special friendship offers Okotoks Dawgs pitcher relief
Dominic Porretta '13 recipient of the Otterbein Cardinal Leadership Award for Athletics, the Otterbein Professional Development Award, and one of 15 finalists for the TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award, is now a relief pitcher for the Okotoks Dawgs in Canada.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Almost, Maine: Tales of connections tug at heartstrings
The Columbus Dispatch: The 11 linked vignettes on the ups and downs of romantic love set on a cold midwinter’s night in northern Maine by the Otterbein Summer Theatre is appropriate summer fare.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Theater review - Almost, Maine: Wintery tales spring to life in Otterbein theater
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein Summer Theatre's first production of the season, Almost, Maine opens to an excellent review.

Otterbein Theatre's upcoming 2013-14 play sets
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein announces its upcoming plays for the 2013-14 season.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Otterbein Pitcher Makes A Difference In Life Off The Field
Dominic Porretta '13 helps sets a shining example for others to follow with his tireless work in the athletic community and helping his autistic friend, Ryan Trubee.

Serving you: Patrol sergeant says ‘protector’ role suits him
Former Otterbein Cardinal football center Garic Warner now serves as a sergeant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

7 Reasons to Avoid Senioritis (NY Times blog)
Jefferson R. Blackburn-Smith, vice president for enrollment management at Otterbein, advises high school seniors to not to let grades slip.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Clear Point Gardens New owners' attitude evident at apartment complex
Otterbein students teamed with residents and employees of Clear Point Gardens in north Columbus to install 100 container gardens at the complex.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lakewood native Dee Hoty and 'Rich Girl' appreciates her varied acting career
Otterbein grad Dee Hoty plays tough-talking Eve in Cleveland Play House’s production of Rich Girl.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Otterbein Summer Theatre to present plays, musical at new venue
After being presented for decades in the Otterbein Campus Center Theatre, Summer Theate productions will be staged in Otterbein's 241-seat Fritsche Theatre.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Otterbein Production of How to Succeed Succeeds
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying gets an excellent review by broadwayworld.com.

Monday, May 1, 2013

Michael Faraday's Experiments Led To Electric Motors
Otterbein physics professor David Robertson shares his thoughts on British inventor Michael Faraday in Investor's Business Daily.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Theater review | How To Succeed in Business: Comic effort climbs to the top
The Columbus Dispatch reviews opening night of Otterbein's production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

BWW Interviews: Otterbein University's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Is a Tall Order
Freshman Jordan Donica who plays the lead role in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, is interviewed by BroadwayWorld.com

Director, cast stress humanity in witty ’60s corporate satire
The Columbus Dispatch interviews director Christina Kirk and cast of Otterbein' Theatre's production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying which opens April 25th.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Value of a liberal-arts education spurs debate: The Columbus Dispatch,  University Business and Crain's Cleveland Business
Victoria McGillin, the provost of Otterbein, explains that a liberal arts education provides communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that employers seek.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

How to Get Rid of the Job Interview Jitters
Ashley Strausser, associate director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Otterbein, gives interview advice to Madam Noire readers.

Director's life: All choir, all the time
Brandon L. Moss, conductor of the Clintonville Community Choir, earned his bachelor's degree in music education at Otterbein.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Otterbein student’s mission is saving soles – of women’s shoes
Otterbein senior Cody Weaver launches Beautiful Bottoms, a line of eye-catching, self-adhering outsoles designed to customize the soles of women's pumps or high heels.

Pole-vaulter can only go up, he thinks, from 16-foot mark
Senior Aaric Milligan has the second-best Division III pole vault in the nation: 16 feet, 1 1/4 inches — up from 15 feet, 5 inches last season.

Friday, April 5, 2013

AP stylebook change mirrors public shift, some say
From The Christian Science Monitor: Hillary Warren, an associate professor of communication at Otterbein, weighs in on recent AP stylebook changes.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wizard of Oz production to land in Westerville
The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department and Otterbein University plan to produce a fully staged musical production of the Wizard of Oz, led by Otterbein alumni, faculty and staff.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Fighting hunger to be first activity of new church
On April 7th, Otterbein students will help City Campus Church pack 20,000 vegetable-soup meals for schoolchildren and the needy.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

14 Tips For Staying Calm During A Job Interview
Ashley Strausser, associate director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Otterbein, shares interview tips with Forbes.com.

Actor's a Gem in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Cory Michael Smith '09 makes his Broadway debut as a lead in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, a new adaptation of the Truman Capote novella.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

VP for Enrollment Talks Financial Aid
Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, vice president of enrollment at Otterbein, discusses financial aid with 610WTVN Radio's Joel Riley '86.

Monday, March 18, 2013

9 Student Loan Rights You Need to Know
Tom Yarnell, director of financial aid at Otterbein, shares helpful student loan insight with MSN Money and Yahoo! Finance readers. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

'Veronica Mars' online campaign passes $2 million: What's Hollywood thinking?
Assistant Professor of Marketing Michael Levin weighs in on story of fans funding new Veronica Mars movie in The Christian Science Monitor.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Autobiographical drama 'After the Fall' peeks into playwright’s soul
The Columbus Dispatch takes a look at Otterbein University Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's After the Fall.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Get inspired at the Women's Leadership Symposium
The Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce's Women in Business committee and Otterbein University will host a Women's Leadership Symposium, "Confidence: From the Family Room to the Board Room" on April 17th at The Medallion Club in Westerville

Westerville community leaders present their annual report
Otterbein remains strong and growing and continues efforts to engage the community by offering programs that enrich the lives of Westerville residents, said university President Kathy Krendl.

Thursday, January 28, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Going public
Columbus Alive interviews graphic novelist Alison Bechdel ahead of her visit to Otterbein on March 5.

Monday, February 25, 2013

JFK holds complex place in black history
Associate Professor of Political Science La Trice Washington weighs in on the complex legacy of President John F. Kennedy in the civil rights movement in an article by the Associated Press.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Community groups aim to create dialogue on diversity
Westerville's two Rotary clubs worked with Otterbein and other community organizations to create the first Westerville Community Culture Day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Highland High School equestrian, his horse heading to Otterbein
Matthew Willham and his horse, Elmgaarden Affair, are both coming to Otterbein this fall — with the help of a major sponsor backing his Olympian equestrian aspirations.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

What No Saturday Mail Means for Your Wallet
Michael Levin, assistant professor of marketing at Otterbein, tells US News and World Report how losing Saturday mail delivery could impact DVD rental businesses.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bad Girl Ventures seeking women entrepreneurs for spring classes
Bad Girl Ventures Columbus, a nonprofit microlender, will conduct a nine-week course Wednesday evenings starting March 6 at Otterbein with one student getting a $25,000 loan upon completion.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sam Ray of Otterbein's After the Fall Talks Challenges, Stamina of Cast and More with Broadwayworld.com  
When Otterbein presents After the Fall this March, Actor Sam Ray's character Quentin never leaves the stage during the play.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Reviewing a troupe that reveled in criticism
Otterbein University Theatre wins an art critic's admiration even on those occasions when they disagreed with his viewpoint.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to (appropriately) handle dissent in the workplace
From USA Today College: Ryan Brechbill, director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Otterbein, offers professional insight.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Three Otterbein shows cover history, time and place
T hree exhibits — Depression-era photographs, avant-garde works inspired by the Fluxus movement and landscapes by a Chilean artist — are on view in three venues at Otterbein.

Theater Review - Columbus Dance Theatre: ‘Cleopatra’ is worthy of a stage spectacular
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein Theatre and Dance professor Christina Kirk, along wth her husband Tim Veach, draw rave reviews of their production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Antony and Cleopatra.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Westerville farmland targeted for mixed-use development
Otterbein purchases 25 acres of an undeveloped 95-acre plot near central Westerville for future campus expansion.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Where you can go wrong with a do-it-yourself will
From Reuters: Otterbein business law professor Bill McLoughlin, who is also an estate planning attorney, offers tips on estate plans. Story also appears on CNBC News.

Preview: Columbus Dance Theatre’s “Cleopatra”
Otterbein theatre professor Christina Kirk performs in the upcoming dance production with her husband, Tim Veach.

Otterbein, OWU, Toledo, and Lourdes Start Off New Semester with Art
Otterbein's three art galleries will display works by Yoko Ono and Nam June Paik; photographs by Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott; and a juried student art exhibit.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Otterbein plans expansion with 25-acre purchase
Additional details on Otterbein's recent land purchase.

Otterbein adjunct professor will lead the 2013 Painting Workshop at Botkins Local School
Steven Walker leads workshop is to help raise scholarship money for students going into the arts.

Colleges Thinking Outside the Box for New Courses
During their J-Term (January Term), Otterbein offered Happiness and the Good Life to examine how to achieve and lead a happier life.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Otterbein Acquires Property in Northeastern Franklin County
Today's Campus publishes Otterbein's acquisition of 25 acres of property adjacent to the campus.

Otterbein buys 25 acres for future growth
From The E-Team, The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein buys 25 acres across from Alum Creek, opening the possibility for the school to expand westward.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Otterbein buys land for possible campus expansion in Westerville
From Columbus Business First: Otterbein buys 25 acres of farmland near campus.

Magic of the Fountain of Youth
From the AARP Bulletin: When speech and drama professor John F. Smith retired from Otterbein in 1950 at age 70, he became custodian at the gymnasium for another 15 years and gained national attention in the process.

Judges bring diverse experiences to bench
Elected to a six-year term in November 2012, Otterbein graduate Kim Brown is Franklin County's new Common Pleas judge.

Otterbein, Westerville library offer series of varied music
“America’s Music” — a series of documentaries, discussions and performances — will continue through Feb. 10 at the university, the library and other locations.

Wednesday, January 9, 2012

College Degrees With High Placement Rates
From The Huffington Post: Otterbein University's Master of Science in Allied Health listed among degrees with nearly 100% job placement rate.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

College presidents set goals for gun control
From The Columbus Dispatch: More than 300 college presidents urge Congress to enact new gun controls.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Team efforts paid off nicely
In 2012, Otterbein University brought a bit of Broadway pizazz to town with the return of New York choreographer-director Dan Knechtges to his alma mater to stage a revival of the farce Noises Off.

College Presidents Speak With One Voice
Otterbein President Kathy A. Krendl signs open letter from college presidents on gun control in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Forbes magazine names Westerville America's fifth-friendliest town
According to Forbes and Nextdoor.com, Otterbein University plays a role in social activities among residents.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Three prominent former leaders lost in 2012
Former Westerville community leaders who passed in 2012 were remembered for their contributions, including former Otterbein University Dean Joanne Van Sant, who died May 21 at the age of 87.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Some Colleges Discount Tuition for Siblings
From US News & World Report: Vice President for Enrollment Management Jefferson Blackburn-Smith explain how Otterbein discounts tuition $1,000 to simultaneously enrolled siblings.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Otterbein University: Dancers in step with technology
From The Columbus Dispatch: The Otterbein University Theatre and Dance Department examines technology and its relationship to human life during four dance concerts.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Charity effort provides work experience for Westerville students
Best of Both Worlds Transition Program, a partnership between Otterbein University and the Westerville City School District, creates opportunities for students with special needs.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sandy highlights increasingly popular trend of DIY volunteerism
Otterbein psychology professor Noam Shpancer discusses individual volunteerism after Hurricane Sandy with AM New York.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Westerville craftsman finds joy in giving
87-year-old Otterbein grad Paul Schuller crafts homemade whistles, kaleidoscopes and marshmallow shooters and hands them out to children he encounters around town.

Friday, November 23, 2012

How ‘little guys’ try to compete on Black Friday
From The Christian Science Monitor: Michael A. Levin, assistant business professor at Otterbein, explains how smaller retailers can compete against big-box stores on Black Friday.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Jake Robinson '12 is making a 'Smash' in TV, film
Recent Otterbein grad Jake Robinson is cast in a recurring role for the upcoming season on NBC-TV’s revamped hit Smash.

Friday, November 9, 2012

3 Ways Students Can Incorporate Technology in College Visits
From US News & World Report Education: Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, vice president for enrollment management, explains how Otterbein balances "high tech with high touch."

Monday, November 5, 2012

5 Tips on Applying to College
From The Huffington Post: Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, vice president for enrollment management at Otterbein, offers tips to college applicants.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Posting A Threat: Recognizing and responding to threats of violence made via social media
Bob Gatti, vice president and dean for student affairs, weighs in on the issue of threats made to schools through social media in a University Business article.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hayes Center director relates her story
Christie Weininger '95 looks back on her nine-year tenure as director of the Wood County Historical Center and Museum in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Otterbein University's ‘Spring Awakening’ is a powerful production
The Columbus Dispatch reviews the searing and intimate 'Spring Awakening.'

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Can Otterbein Keep Ohio in the Pool B Biz?
Otterbein men's lacrosse program could be in the running for one of the yet-to-be-determined number of independent bids.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Otterbein grad hired by Minnesota crime lab
Forensic scientist Anne Ciecko, fully trained and court qualified in forensic DNA, joins the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Via video, student seeks gig on 'Ellen'
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein University senior Kahla Johnson uploads videos every day hoping to land an internship with The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Group hopes Big Walnut can flex mussels
Otterbein professor Michael Hoggarth conducts a scientific survey of the mussel species in Big Walnut Creek.

Otterbein University Receives Gift for Equine Science
From collegeclasses.com: The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation recent donation of $1.5 million establishes the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science at Otterbein University.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sandusky actor part of ‘Billy Elliot’ cast
Actor Craig Bennett, who portrays Big Davey in the musical, attended Otterbein University.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Otterbein's sterling revival is fall-down-the-stairs funny
Otterbein's Department of Theatre and Dance performance of Noises Off is reviewed by The Columbus Dispatch.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Otterbein alumnus stages return for opportunity to direct
Dan Knechtges '94, a veteran of Broadway musicals, will help Otterbein University Theatre launch Noises Off, a classic modern farce.

Otterbein Receives $1.5 million for Equine Science Program
The gift from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation, Inc. has been placed into an endowment for the support and maintenance of the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science and its programs.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Multi-sport collegiate athlete Alana Gaither kicks for points on Otterbein's football team
Gaither scores in three of her four extra-point attempts in a 54-10 victory over Wilmington College.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Otterbein University dedicates Knowlton Center
Otterbein University dedicated the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science on Saturday, September 22, 2012, with demonstrations and tours, followed by a dedication ceremony at the entrance gates.

Otterbein University Equine Science Program Receives $1.5 Million Gift
Columbus 10TV.com takes viewers to the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science where students study pre-veterinary medicine, veterinary technology and equine business.

Exhibit | Ohio State University Faculty Club: Abstracts tell stories through suggestion
Louise Captein, associate professor at Otterbein, creates abstract paintings that examine ordinary, shared experiences.

Thursday. September 20, 2012

Get-out-the-vote bus rolling onto campuses
A voter-registration bus tour organized by WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio, visited Otterbein University earlier this week.

Delving into their futures after high school
Otterbein University was among the exhibitors at the 32nd annual Logan County College Day hosted by Indian Lake High School.

Preview: BalletMet’s The American Songbook
Stella Kane, director of dance at Otterbein University, is the choreographer of the world premiere of BalletMet’s “The American Songbook.”

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Otterbein class has its fraud investigation story published in Fraud Magazine
Associate Professor Henry C. Smith, III, at Otterbein leads a team of MBA students to investigate the alleged embezzlement of $53 million.

5 little-known ways to apply to colleges for free
From Living on the Cheap blog: There is no fee for those who submit an online application to Otterbein before November 1st.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Hillary (Miller) Marren lands recurring role on new Fox television series
Former musical theater major at Otterbein to be a recurring character on the new Fox drama, Mob Doctor.

2011 Otterbein grad Abby Berger is New York City's top babysitter
From The Wall Street Journal online: Abby Berger is the most popular, in-demand, and top-recommended babysitter in New York City according to UrbanSitter.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Finding a Roommate: Facebook Pros and Cons
From StudentAdvisor.com: Director of Residence Life Tracy Benner shares how some Otterbein students find roommates through Facebook.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Washington Monthly Ranks United Methodist-Related Colleges in Top 100
Otterbein ranked seventh among master’s universities for community service participation and hours served.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Minor Car Accidents Can Equal Major Injuries
Holly Herron of the Department of Nursing at Otterbein explains post-accident pain tips to Quality Health readers.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Otterbein lends a hand to professional theatre troupe's production of 'Chicago.'
Columbus-based Shadowbox Cabaret collaborated with an Otterbein University theatre class for the scenic design of its latest musical production.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Exhibit | OSU Urban Arts Space: Ohio-Germany exchange makes its mark
Nicholas Hill, chairman of the Otterbein University Art Department, curates a local art exhibit that amasses two-dimensional works by 19 Ohio artists and 17 German artists.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Ghost with the Least
Could Otterbein's infamous Theater Ghost be the root of unexplainable events? From Columbus City Scene Magazine.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Knowlton gift will mean renaming Equine Center
A $1.5-million gift from Cincinnati-based Austin E. Knowlton Foundation will bring a new name to Otterbein University's equine center.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Exhibit: Time and Place: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper
Nicholas Hill, a professor of art at Otterbein University, serves as curator and a participating artist at the show that runs through Oct. 20 at OSU Urban Arts Space.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Westerville Symphony director to close season with a few of his favorites
Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University will wrap up Westerville’s annual Sounds of Summer concert series with multiple selections from Music Director Peter Stafford Wilson.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

One singular sensation: Broadway/Hollywood composer Marvin Hamlisch remembered for his talent, generosity, Columbus connections
The Columbus Dispatch shares fond memories that Otterbein University theatergoers have of Hamlisch from his local appearances.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68
Hamlisch received an Honorary Doctor of Art from Otterbein and served as the commencement speaker for the class of 1996.

Monday, July 30, 2012

No wimpy career
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days marks the third appearance in the Wimpy Kid movies for Rachael Harris, a Worthington native and Otterbein graduate.

Friday, July 27, 2012

City council commends Mackenzie Williams' life-saving action
Mackenzie Williams, a junior at Otterbein University, used CPR training learned at Otterbein to save a golfer's life, and received a commendation from Marysville, Ohio Mayor John Gore and Union County commissioners.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

OSU's Stone Lab provides research, education, facilities
Michael Hoggarth, professor of biology at Otterbein, spends five weeks each summer with a dozen or more college students on Lake Erie, teaching a class in field zoology.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review: Something’s Afoot at Otterbein University
Columbus Alive reviews Otterbein University Summer Threatre production of Something's Afoot.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Jim Foley leaves law to help kids dream once more
From The Columbus Dispatch: Otterbein University helps the new Cristo Rey Columbus High School launch its work-study program.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Westerville Symphony to raise funds with 'Beethoven 5K'
Symphony vice president of development Will Kopp plans scholarship for Westerville students who study music at Otterbein University.

Friday, July 13, 2012

'Something's Afoot' spoofs process of elimination
The Columbus Dispatch reviews Otterbein Summer Threatre's production of Something's Afoot.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Tabatha Piper earns recognition in two sports
Otterbein freshman Tabatha Piper made Ohio Athletic Conference history by becoming the first athlete to earn Freshman of the Year honors in two sports.

Career Help from Schools Doesn’t End at Graduation
Ryan Brechbill, director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Otterbein, offers networking tips to The Office Professional readers.

Otterbein alumnus named High School Boys Baseball Coach in Fairfield, Ohio
Adam Reed, former baseball player at Otterbein, is named baseball coach at Fairfield High School.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Westerville Fire Chief Bokros hangs up his gear after 38 years
John Bokros, a former Otterbein employee, rescued an Otterbein student from a fire in 1976.

Westerville crews get lights on in 7 - 9 hours
Otterbein University thanks the Westerville Electric Division, which restored power to the campus quickly, for their hard work in recovering from the severe storm on June 30th.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Exhibit: Evocative photo prints, drawings invite meditation at Otterbein University
The Columbus Dispatch details the exhibit “Light Speaks Form,” an elegant pairing of David Stichweh photographs and Karen Volpe drawings in the Fisher Gallery at Otterbein.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Theater preview: Circle Mirror Transformation at Otterbein University
Columbus Alive! gives a preview of the upcoming Otterbein Summer Theatre production that begins June 21, 2012.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kent State Football Coaches Volunteer at Lauren's First and Goal Camp
The Kent State football coaching staff joined more than 110 other college coaches for Lauren´s First and Goal Football Camp at Otterbein University.

Lauren´s First and Goal Football Camp at Otterbein University is a success
Story from WMU: Nearly 500 high school student-athletes attended the camp June 17, which raised more than $16,000 for pediatric brain tumor research.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Trimesters or semesters: What works best for students?
Kate Lehman, assistant dean for student success at Otterbein, explains to Metro New York the advantages of academic year semesters.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Otterbein University listed among 8 great schools for community service
From The Huffington Post: Consistently recognized by the White House, 2012 marks the sixth year Otterbein has won the Award with Distinction on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the award was established in 2006.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Ohio EPA awards Otterbein University Department of Education a $1,522 environmental education mini grant
The EPA grant will be used by Otterbein to support a summer institute for teachers in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

Friday, June 8, 2012

Theater Review - Barefoot in the Park production brings out play’s social commentary
The Columbus Dispatch reviews Otterbein Summer Theatre’s production of Barefoot in the Park.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Andrew Betz relives a childhood enchantment in 'Beauty and the Beast'
Otterbein University musical theatre alumnus Andrew Betz plays multiple roles in national tour.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Otterbein Students Dig Toes into Hit Simon Play
From The Columbus Dispatch: A review of Otterbein's first Summer Theatre production "Barefoot in the Park."

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Football: Otterbein finds head coach in offensive coordinator
From The Columbus Dispatch: Tim Doup, a 1992 graduate of Otterbein University who served as offensive coordinator for nine years, is named new football coach.

Otterbein announces Doup is new football coach
Announcement appears in ABC 22 Dayton, Akron News Now, Ashland Times-Gazette, Dayton Daily News, Findlay Courier,  Fox 19 Cincinnati, Hamilton Journal-News, Lisbon Morning Journal, Middletown Journal, NBC4i.com Columbus, and Springfield News Sun.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Musical traces early days of rock through interracial love story
The Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, produced by Otterbein alumnus Randy Adams, stops in Columbus, Ohio, on its national tour.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Community mourning loss of 'Giant of Otterbein'
Dean Van Sant's life-long commitment to the students of Otterbein left a lasting legacy, reports This Week Community News.

Many Westerville seniors bound for prestigious universities
Otterbein classes help local high school seniors get a head start on college, preparing them to enter Otterbein or even the Ivy League after graduation.

Otterbein hires new basketball coach
Todd Adrian, former basketball coach at at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis. to succeed retired Coach Reynolds.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Otterbein University community fondly remembers Joanne Van Sant
This Week Community News takes a look back at the life of Dean Van.

Students encouraged to volunteer to discover networking opportunities
Ashley Strausser, the associate director of the Center for Career Planning at Otterbein, offers advice to Newsday readers.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Otterbein community garden donates produce to the Westerville Area Resource Ministry
This Week Community News reports on the third season of Otterbein University's community garden.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Law and Leadership Institute to graduate first class in June
Otterbein University is listed as one of the institutions of higher learning considered by LLI graduates receiving scholarships.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Otterbein and Westerville schools partner to receive grant to help students not proficient in English
District will receive $373,000 each year for the next five years to provide services to students who speak English as a second language.

Late artist's work subject of Worthington exhibit
Lois Augur, a former Otterbein student, had donated 1,500 oriental paintings to Otterbein University in 2011.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Otterbein University hires first female athletic director
Dawn Stewart will oversee 20 sports at Otterbein. Report by local television affiliate WBNS-10TV in Columbus, Ohio.

Dawn Stewart, Otterbein's new athletic director, receives a warm welcome to the University
ABC 6 in Columbus, Ohio, captures highlights from Stewart's first day on the job.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Son, dad celebrate belated ties
Otterbein alumnus Darren Lundy and his father, Richard Lundy, emphasize the importance of the paternal bond.

Photo: Do you still say ‘en garde’?
The Columbus Dispatch publishes a photo of Otterbein students in a stage combat class using quarterstaffs to practice a fight scene.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Treat yourself to Otterbein University's summer theater
Barefoot in the Park, Circle Mirror Transformation, and Something’s Afoot are three of the theatrical productions at Otterbein this summer.

Theater Review | Gypsy: Big, bold musical comes up roses
Gypsy, the Otterbein University-produced musical, gets an excellent review from The Columbus Dispatch.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

On the Road with the Heart of Ohio Tour
Otterbein University's Equine Science, Actuarial Science, and unique Zoo and Conservation Science programs are noted on an Examiner tour of seven Ohio colleges and universities.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Nike Soccer Camps announces the addition of the Nike Girls Soccer Camp at Otterbein University
The Nike Soccer Camp will offer young campers Session I and Session II camps at Otterbein University during the month of June 2012.

Otterbein graduate Liz Shivener stars as Princess Fiona in Shrek, the Musical

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports the Broadway hit opens this weekend at City Bank Auditorium in Lubbock, Texas.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Otterbein University women’s lacrosse team enjoy impressive first-year program
The Columbus Dispatch takes a look back at the Women Cardinals' lacrosse season.

Over 350 Otterbein students, faculty, staff, and alumni will serve local community agencies
US News and World Report recognizes Otterbein University's Earth Day 2012 environmental efforts.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Frank Museum of Art: Etchings Reflect Political Conflict
The Columbus Dispatch reviews printmaker Vijay Kumar's exhibit at Otterbein's Frank Museum of Art.

Otterbein Art Professor Nicholas Hill will display his works at the Zanesville Museum of Art
A public reception with Gallery Talks by Nicholas Hill and print artist Kathy McGhee artists is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 5.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Put Your Study Abroad Experience to Work
Ryan Brechbill, from Otterbein University's Center for Career Planning, offers career advice to USA Today readers.

Six Summer Networking Strategies
Ashley Strausser, associate director and internship coordinator at Otterbein's Center for Career Planning, encourages college students to network on Careerbuilder.com.

Otterbein looks to Capital for its New Athletic Director
The Columbus Dispatch profiles new athletic director Dawn Stewart.

Dawn Stewart is Named Athletic Director at Otterbein University
The Times Reporter of New Philadelphia, Ohio, reports on the announcement of Otterbein University's new AD.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Otterbein Student Opens Retail Clothing Store
Carson Wassmuth, a Otterbein University student and member of the United States Air Force, is also CEO of Tha City Clothing Company.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Otterbein Junior Conducts His Professional Début at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palm City, Florida
Michael A. Ferrara, a junior at Otterbein, led the Festival Choir in Gabriel Faure’s Requiem in D Minor, as seen in the TCPalm.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ready to Graduate College? Prepare Yourself for Life After Graduation
Ryan Brechbill, director of the Center for Career Planning at Otterbein, offers Student Advisor readers a follow-up tip after a job interview.

Oakland school shooting: Is there a lesson to be learned from the tragedy?
The Christian Science Monitor interviews Otterbein University police chief Larry Banaszak for his expert opinion on the Oikos University tragedy.

Authorities search for gun used in Oakland college shooting
Otterbein University police chief Larry Banaszak tells the Alaska Dispatch that campus training is key for people to react as soon as a threat is recognized.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Otterbein University Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Westerville Expand Food Program
This Week News reports how Leadership Westerville provides needy students with healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks during spring break week.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Voice behind Bart Simpson to give OU's commencement speech
Otterbein is among the Ohio schools who have announced prestigious speakers for upcoming commencement ceremonies. Reported by The Columbus Dispatch.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ohio House resolution honors Coach Dick Reynolds
The Columbus Messenger reports State Representatives Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Bob Hackett (R-London) present a resolution to honor Otterbein University retiring coach Dick Reynolds.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Renowned Microsoft executive announced as Otterbein University 2012 commencement speaker
Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft Research, is listed in Inside Higher Ed as Otterbein commencement speaker.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Otterbein Summer Theatre: Troupe to offer premiere, Simon, spoof
The Columbus Dispatch reports that Otterbein Summer Theatre's upcoming season will include Barefoot in the Park, Circle Mirror Transformation, and Something’s Afoot.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Education empowers women
Otterbein president Kathy Krendl explains the goals of Opportunity Nation for The Columbus Dispatch.

Opportunity Nation Summit urges action against poverty
The Columbus Dispatch previews Otterbein University's  Opportunity Nation regional summit that opens today.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Isaac Newton Made Great Discoveries By Fierce Focus
Otterbein Physics Professor David Robertson discusses the legendary physicist with Investor's Business Daily.

Kerrii B. Anderson discusses Opportunity Nation with Columbus radio station
Listen to a 610 WTVN podcast interview with Kerrii B. Anderson, the Honorary Chair of the upcoming Opportunity Nation at Otterbein.

More on Opportunity Nation Summit
This Week community newspapers in Columbus, Ohio, gives an overview of Opportunity Nation at Otterbein University.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Westerville’s leaders focus on progress
Otterbein President Kathy Krendl discusses Otterbein's progress at the State of the Community address. Reported by This Week News.

Opportunity Nation summit planned at Otterbein this week
The Westerville News and Public Opinion announces the upcoming Opportunity Nation summit at Otterbein University.

Analysis: Split verdict on Super Tuesday leaves Romney a struggling frontrunner
Allan Cooper, professor of history and political science at Otterbein, is quoted in the Houston Chronicle.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A video preview of the Opportunity Nation event at Otterbein University March 9 - 10, 2012
Tammy Birk of Otterbein and Barbara Smoot of WELD discuss the upcoming Women and the New American Dream summit on Daytime Columbus on NBC4.

US Sports Camps Announces New 2012 Nike Soccer Camp Locations
Otterbein University has been selected to host a Nike Soccer Camp this summer. Reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.

What candidates need to accomplish on Super Tuesday
Much at stake for GOP rivals
Allan Cooper, professor of political science at Otterbein and expert on presidential elections, weighs in on what we might expect to see on Super Tuesday in Ohio to the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express News.

Monday, March 5, 2012
Women and Education: Making Inequity Visible
Otterbein president Kathy Krendl discusses the economic and social issues facing women in America in an article for the Huffington Post.

Friday, March 2, 2012
Homegrown trainer inspires winners
The Columbus Dispatch profiles Mike Davies, a former Otterbein football player who trains award-winning bodybuilders who are competing at the Arnold Classic in Columbus.

Thursday, March 1, 2012
I’m a Believer: Shrek salutes Davy Jones and Broadway Stars
Otterbein Musical Theatre graduate Liz Shivener stars as Princess Fiona in the Broadway musical Shrek.

School Shootings: Otterbein Trains Students to Respond to Campus Shooters
StudentAdvisor, a Washington Post Company, details how Otterbein University actively trains students, staff and faculty members on how to respond in a shooting crisis.

Piper’s honor an Ohio Athletic Conference first
Freshman Tabatha Piper leads Otterbein to record seasons in women's volleyball and basketball.

Otterbein University hosts multiple camps this summer
Otterbein's 2012 offerings appear in The Columbus Dispatch.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Otterbein University Teaches Students Survival Skills
ABC 6 TV in Columbus, Ohio provides a firsthand look at survival training conducted at Otterbein.

Training is key when facing a school shooter
The Columbus Dispatch publishes an op-ed on survival by Otterbein University Police Chief Larry Banaszak.

Chardon High School emergency plan prepared community for shooting tragedy
More from Otterbein Police Chief Larry Banaszak on surviving a crisis.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Surviving a school shooting: Expert says it's something not to be ignored
Otterbein Police Chief Larry Banaszak discusses how to survive a school shooting with reporters following the Feb. 27 shooting at Chardon High School in northern Ohio. Banaszak researched and created a training course for students, faculty and staff following the Virginia Tech tragedy in 2007.

How to respond when a gunman roams the halls
Otterbein Police Chief Larry Banaszak shares survival advice with CBS News.

More tips on surviving a school shooting
Police Chief Banaszak shares his survival expertise with Fox News.

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Otterbein University graduate reports for FOX Sports Ohio
Calling all the Crew action on FOX Sports Ohio home telecasts will be sideline reporter Ashleigh Ignelzi.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Legendary coach Dick Reynolds leads the Otterbein University men’s basketball team to a 68-65 victory over Wilmington College in Reynolds’ last home game.
A report on the victory and a brief look back at the coaching career of Dick Reynolds.

Otterbein University's Coach Reynolds honored for his 40-year run
The Columbus Dispatch reports on the tribute held for Dick Reynolds' final home basketball game as coach.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Hurdler hustles to heal, get back on winning track
The Columbus Dispatch profiles Otterbein University senior Austin Curbow.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Worthington grad riding with purpose
Otterbein student Bryn Sowash joins cyclists to cross the country, building houses for charity.

Speakers try to clarify Ohio’s school-funding formula
At a session at Otterbein University, speakers discuss the challenges of funding facing Ohio's public schools.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Otterbein University Hosts Regional Summit
Opportunity Nation summit focuses on Women and the New American Dream at Otterbein March 9-10.

Strength in Numbers
Inside Higher Ed reports on the trend of colleges and universities converting from quarters to semesters, noting Otterbein's smooth transition in Fall 2011 as a model to others.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
3 Ways College Students Can Become Global Citizens
Sarah Fatherly, dean of university programs and interim associate vice president for academic affairs, gives advice to students on StudentAdvisor.com.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Otterbein Theater Professor Ed Vaughan receives a Roy Bowen Award for Lifetime Achievement from local theater critics
The Columbus Dispatch reports on Ed Vaughan's four decades of remarkable and consistent work for Otterbein.

More about Ed Vaughan receiving the Roy Bowen Award
The Other Paper of Columbus, Ohio reports on Ed Vaughan receiving prestigious achievement award.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Women and the New American Dream: Opportunity Nation at Otterbein University
TechColumbus showcases Otterbein University's unique and exciting role as host of Opportunity Nation summit.

Music: Dr. Jim Bates of Otterbein University leads Ohio Music Education Association District 2 Honors Festival Orchestra
Dr. Bates proudly conducts 57-piece orchestra which included students from seven school systems in north central Ohio.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Otterbein University basketball coach and athletic director calls it a day.
Columbus Local News reports longtime Otterbein University men's basketball coach and athletics director Dick Reynolds will leave his positions following the end of the 2011-2012 season.
More on Coach Reynolds' career at Otterbein
The Republic of Columbus, Indiana, also reports on the announcement from Coach Reynolds and takes a look back at his outstanding career.

Friday, January 20, 2012
Otterbein University's Greek Life provides for Westerville Area Resource Ministry
Columbus Business First spotlights the Otterbein University food drive sponsored by Greek Life’s Greek Week 2011.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events
Otterbein University will host the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville. David Stovall, an associate professor of educational policy studies and African-American studies, will give the keynote speech. The event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, January 15, 2012
Exhibit Review | Otterbein University: Pupil’s illness inspires her teacher
Exhibit Review | Fisher Gallery: Woodcuts opening windows

The Columbus Dispatch spotlights two current art exhibitions on Otterbein's campus.

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