Advancing Otterbein's learning environment by enhancing facilities and green spaces
From chalkboards to smart boards, it is time to construct and modernize spaces that inspire creativity, demand collaboration and thrive as distinctive, innovative places that integrate disciplines as readily as ideas and industries. Campus Renewal challenges us to protect the historic beauty of campus while moving full steam ahead in building the 21st century learning laboratory.
It is our responsibility to consider what kinds of spaces, places and surroundings will support how our faculty work and inspire students in their learning and discovery.
Michael Hoggarth, Professor, Biology and Earth Science
Otterbein’s campus is essential to our mission. It serves as the home to our students’ learning experiences. Otterbein’s facilities and green spaces are, in fact, among the university’s greatest assets.
Whether a laboratory in the Science Building where students and faculty explore the fundamental questions of nature or the Fritsche Theatre stage where acting careers are launched or the trees that shade historic Towers Hall and that lure our future students—our campus connects faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
Support of Campus Renewal priorities will provide resources to protect and enhance the learning and living experience that so many students find transformative to their growth and discovery. This campaign priority also supports the master plan while creating a standing fund to maintain and enhance facilities in the future.
By investing in Campus Renewal, we do more than honor our role as stewards for this quiet, peaceful village we love so true. Campus Renewal will guarantee that Otterbein will long stand as a well-cared for and well-equipped place of learning and discovery. Our campus will be further distinguished for an environment that fosters the greatness we hope our students aspire to achieve.