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At Otterbein, our president is focused on college affordability. Our professors are leading the way in curriculum development. Our Center for Community Engagement is winning awards for its dedication to serving others. These are only a few of the people and programs you’ll read about in our Newsroom.

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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 Student Travels to Japan for Exchange Program

News - June 18, 2021
By Madelyn Nelson ’23 Pranith Madishetti knows the value of an Otterbein education on-campus in Westerville, but he is ready to take his potential across the ocean to gain even more experiences. Madishetti will be spending a full academic year at Otterbein’s exchange partner, Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. Pranith Madishetti Madishetti is a rising junior with double majors in psychology and global studies, and a minor in sociology from Dublin, Ohio. While studying abroad is an incredible experience, it comes with a price tag. With the help of Otterbein’s Student Success and Career Development, Madishetti applied for and earned a scholarship to help him with…

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Otterbein New Student Orientation Welcomes Class of 2025

News - June 17, 2021
The Otterbein Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) welcomes new students to campus each year for information sessions and activities to make their transition to Otterbein a smooth one. This year, the SOAR team is preparing to welcome more than 600 new Cardinals over six orientation days from June until August, starting with sessions on June 17 and 18. After moving to a virtual program in 2020, the orientation staff is eager to host sessions on campus this year. “We…

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Take Time to Appreciate the Work You Do

News - June 16, 2021
We are fast approaching the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in our country, and we could not be more pleased or thankful. Now is a time for reflection of our recent past, one that forced us all to face and acknowledge the horror of the disease and the effects on all our communities. History from the 1918 “Spanish flu” pandemic, which wiped out entire U.S. communities, allows us to review the response from some of the nurses that served during…

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An Unexpected Advantage

News - June 16, 2021
Two years ago, there were 229 million cases of malaria worldwide. One of the reasons the disease continues to be so hard to treat is that the one existing malaria vaccine is only about 30% effective (Martin, 2021). However, the current focus on developing a vaccine to fight COVID-19 has opened opportunities for teams working on more complex and deadly communicable diseases to benefit with new and improved vaccines. A new malaria vaccine has shown high efficacy in trials. It…

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The Future of Remote Work: What About Your Job?

News - June 16, 2021
Coming out of the pandemic, businesses find themselves in foreign territory. The pandemic created new views in workers that were required to work online. As things open up, businesses are now faced with new challenges. Come back to work, stay online, or allow a combination of both. This report by the McKinsey Institute offers some information for managers looking for insight. What’s next for remote work: An analysis of 2,000 tasks, 800 jobs, and nine countries. Don EskewMBA Graduate Director

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The Future of Allied Health: Health Coaching

News - June 16, 2021
The Master of Science in Allied Health (MSAH) program is thrilled to announce our partnership with Wellcoaches to provide students with the foundational skills needed to begin a career in health and wellness coaching as well as the acquisition of additional interpersonal skills. What is health and wellness coaching? Health and wellness coaching is a growing field that allows health professionals to assist clients in pursuing enhanced health and wellbeing. According to the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching,…

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Teachers Making a Difference: A Social Justice Curriculum

News - June 16, 2021
We welcomed a recent Master of Arts in Education (MAE) graduate as the keynote speaker at our spring Graduate Student Conference. Sara Barkley, a fifth-grade teacher in the Hilliard School District, was chosen because of her work in researching and developing a social justice curriculum for young students. Her curriculum will be applied immediately in her classroom, helping her students understand and talk about the racial protests across the United States. The curriculum is the result of her MAE capstone…

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Broadway’s Greatest Hits: A Love Affair with The Golden Ratio

News - June 16, 2021
The Golden Ratio is one of the traditional topics that teachers highlight when trying to convince students that “math is everywhere.” From ancient Greek architecture to the modern design of ukuleles, that eponymous irrational number of phi can be found in the human engineering of aesthetically-pleasing products.  We know that artists, builders, composers, and choreographers intentionally and purposively have used (approximately) 1.618 as a metric for designing that mimics the underlying natural patterns established through the Fibonacci sequence. What may be more…

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Otterbein Teacher of the Year’s Enthusiasm and Passion for Education Sets Students Up for Success

News - May 28, 2021
The Otterbein University 2021 Teacher of the Year award has been awarded to Dee Knoblauch, professor of education. This peer-nominated award is given to Otterbein faculty members after three years of teaching who exemplify excellence in five principles of teaching: knowledge, design, praxis, relationship, and assessment.  Professor Dee Knoblauch "Professor Knoblauch is so passionate about teaching,” said a student commenter in the award nomination. “She makes all her students so excited to be teachers one day. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to learn from her.  As…

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Otterbein New Teacher of the Year Inspires Students and Colleagues Alike

News - May 28, 2021
The Otterbein University 2021 New Teacher of the Year award has been awarded to Aida Odobasic, assistant professor of economics. This peer-nominated award is given to Otterbein faculty members in their first three years who exemplify excellence in five principles of teaching: knowledge, design, praxis, relationship, and assessment.  Professor Aida Odabasic "She has such an infectious passion for teaching economics that it re-ignited my own passion for teaching," wrote one nominating colleague.  Odobasic describes her teaching philosophy as being centered on creating an atmosphere…

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