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ǿմý 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:

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


News - June 5, 2024
ǿմý University’s 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 ǿմý’s equine teams.  ǿմý Dressage Team is 2024 Reserve Champion  The ǿմý 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, ǿմý’s riders gave impressive performances across the board, and the ǿմý University Dressage…

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ǿմý Summer Theatre Opens Season with “Forever Plaid” 


News - June 5, 2024
Westerville, OH—The 2024 ǿմý Summer Theatre season opens with a loving tribute to the harmonically dazzling ‘guy groups’ of the 1950s, the musical “Forever Plaid,” 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.  Based on the popular all-male singing groups of the 1950s, this the story of Sparky,…

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


News - June 5, 2024
Maggie Nicol ’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’s degree in communication in 2015 and master’s degree in allied health in 2018 from ǿմý, Bishop applied and was accepted into the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) Diplomatic Studies program in 2019.   Due to high costs and…

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


News - May 23, 2024
Sarah Perry is ǿմý’s 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’s why Perry was the recipient of this year’s 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…

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ǿմý Summer Theatre Announces 2024 Season 


News - May 23, 2024
ǿմý Summer Theatre invites you to join us for a trio of theatrical spellbinders that celebrate three of America’s most momentous decades.  The 2024 season will open with a loving tribute to the harmonically dazzling ‘guy groups’ of the 1950s, the musical “Forever Plaid,” which runs June 6-9 and June 13-15. Sparky, Smudge, Jinx, and Frankie will croon their way into your hearts with songs including “Magic Moments,” “Heart and Soul,” and “Catch a Falling Star.”  Next, enjoy “It’s A…

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Education Alumna Lands Dream Job through Annual Interview Day 


News - May 10, 2024
By Maggie Nicol ‘25  Each year, ǿմý’s 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 ’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.   “This event was a piece of what led me to getting the job…

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Towers Hall Lights Up in Pink and Blue to Honor Nurses 


News - May 10, 2024
ǿմý University 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.   ǿմý has a proud tradition of nursing education, producing highly qualified nurses who are prepared and committed to healthcare. Our bachelor of science in nursing…

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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’t have an in-person commencement ceremony. On Sunday, April 28, ǿմý University gave the Class of 2024 a commencement to remember! ǿմý granted more than 450 bachelor's degrees, 65 master’s 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…

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The Youngest Member of the Class of 2024 will Receive a Bachelor’s Degree for her Birthday 


News - April 24, 2024
While every graduate in the Class of 2024 has a reason to celebrate on Commencement Day, this year’s 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’s degree as a “pretty cool birthday present,” with a lot of hard work along the way.  “My educational journey has been such an…

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Meet the Commencement Speakers


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

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