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Otterbein Fast Facts:

Location: Westerville, Ohio
Founded: 1847
Control: Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities
Size & Setting: Four-year, small, highly residential
Enrollment: 3,000
President: John Comerford, Ph.D.
Colors: Tan and Cardinal
Mascot: Cardinal

News Stories:

Otterbein Dressage Team is Reserve National Champion; Hunt Seat Finishes Seventh in Nation聽聽

News - June 5, 2024
澳门开奖现场鈥檚 equine teams continue to dominate on the national stage, wrapping up their respective seasons with strong finishes. Students of any major are welcome to ride and compete on Otterbein鈥檚 equine teams.  Otterbein Dressage Team is 2024 Reserve Champion  The Otterbein Dressage Team won its region to qualify for the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) national championships, where it was the defending three-time champion. Facing fierce competition, Otterbein鈥檚 riders gave impressive performances across the board, and the 澳门开奖现场 Dressage鈥

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Otterbein Summer Theatre Opens Season with 鈥淔orever Plaid鈥澛

News - June 5, 2024
Westerville, OH鈥擳he 2024 Otterbein Summer Theatre season opens with a loving tribute to the harmonically dazzling 鈥榞uy groups鈥 of the 1950s, the musical 鈥淔orever Plaid,鈥 with performances at 7:30 p.m. from June 6-8 and June 13-15, and 2 p.m. on June 9 and June 15 in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville. Tickets cost $33. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/summertheatre.聽 Based on the popular all-male singing groups of the 1950s, this the story of Sparky,鈥

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Tony Bishop III 鈥15, MSAH 鈥18 Creates Scholarship for Black Students to Study at University of Oxford, UK聽

News - June 5, 2024
Maggie Nicol 鈥25  Imagine a world where people have access to affordable education, an amplified voice, and their dreams become a reality. Alumnus Tony Bishop has worked to reshape the landscape so that Black students can have brighter futures.  After earning his bachelor鈥檚 degree in communication in 2015 and master鈥檚 degree in allied health in 2018 from Otterbein, Bishop applied and was accepted into the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) Diplomatic Studies program in 2019.   Due to high costs and鈥

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Director of Counseling Services Believes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging is Key to a Healthy Student Population聽

News - May 23, 2024
Sarah Perry is Otterbein鈥檚 Director of Counseling Services. She believes that part of mental health is recognizing and celebrating the diversity in the study population, and making sure each and every individual feels that they belong.   That鈥檚 why Perry was the recipient of this year鈥檚 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Peace and Justice from the Office of Social Justice and Activism.   We talked to Perry to learn more about how diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) informs her鈥

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Otterbein Summer Theatre Announces 2024 Season聽

News - May 23, 2024
Otterbein Summer Theatre invites you to join us for a trio of theatrical spellbinders that celebrate three of America鈥檚 most momentous decades.  The 2024 season will open with a loving tribute to the harmonically dazzling 鈥榞uy groups鈥 of the 1950s, the musical 鈥淔orever Plaid,鈥 which runs June 6-9 and June 13-15. Sparky, Smudge, Jinx, and Frankie will croon their way into your hearts with songs including 鈥淢agic Moments,鈥 鈥淗eart and Soul,鈥 and 鈥淐atch a Falling Star.鈥  Next, enjoy 鈥淚t鈥檚 A鈥

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Education Alumna Lands Dream Job through Annual Interview Day聽

News - May 10, 2024
By Maggie Nicol 鈥25  Each year, Otterbein鈥檚 Education Department hosts an event during spring semester for its seniors to have speed rounds of interviews with local school districts in central Ohio before they graduate.   Alumna Mackenzie Wendt 鈥23 participated in 2023 and received interviews and, ultimately, a job opportunity thanks to the event. Wendt still works in that position as an intervention specialist at Worthington City Schools.   鈥淭his event was a piece of what led me to getting the job鈥

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Towers Hall Lights Up in Pink and Blue to Honor Nurses聽

News - May 10, 2024
澳门开奖现场 celebrated its students, alumni, and faculty working in the nursing field by lighting Towers Hall pink and blue for National Nurses Week 2024.   National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6, Florence Nightingale's birthday. It was established by the American Nurses Association in 1994 and is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.   Otterbein has a proud tradition of nursing education, producing highly qualified nurses who are prepared and committed to healthcare. Our bachelor of science in nursing鈥

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Highlights from the Class of 2024 Commencement Celebrations and Ceremonies

News - May 3, 2024
Many students in the Class of 2024 graduated high school in 2020 and didn鈥檛 have an in-person commencement ceremony. On Sunday, April 28, 澳门开奖现场 gave the Class of 2024 a commencement to remember! Otterbein granted more than 450 bachelor's degrees, 65 master鈥檚 degrees, and 26 doctor of nursing practice degrees at two ceremonies on Sunday. The new alumni represented 22 states and 11 countries. Undergraduate Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony The first undergraduate ceremony of the day began at鈥

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The Youngest Member of the Class of 2024 will Receive a聽Bachelor鈥檚 Degree for her Birthday聽

News - April 24, 2024
While every graduate in the Class of 2024 has a reason to celebrate on Commencement Day, this year鈥檚 youngest graduate has an extra reason: 19-year-old Becca Morrison, a psychology major from Fairview Park, OH, will also be celebrating her 20th birthday.  Morrison's path has taken her from being a typical high school student to receiving a bachelor鈥檚 degree as a 鈥減retty cool birthday present,鈥 with a lot of hard work along the way.  鈥淢y educational journey has been such an鈥

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Meet the Commencement Speakers

News - April 19, 2024
澳门开奖现场 celebrates more than 500 graduates in the Class of 2024, who started during a pandemic and will cross the stage on Sunday, April 28. Otterbein will hold two commencement ceremonies, one for undergraduates and one for the graduate school. UNDERGRADUATE CEREMONY Dee Hoty 鈥74, H鈥97 Dee Hoty 鈥74 is an acclaimed Broadway actress and proud graduate of Otterbein鈥檚 Department of Theatre and Dance. A native of Lakewood, OH, Hoty discovered her talent for music and the theatre at鈥

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