ǿմý University in the News

Place, Race, and Health: Addressing the Root Causes of Health Inequities, April 4 


Twenty years after a groundbreaking report shocked policymakers and the medical establishment, people of color continue to experience significantly worse healthcare relative to the white population, and very few health disparities have narrowed. Patients of color are less likely to receive preventive or specialty care. When they do receive care, they are more likely to wait longer for treatment that is often inadequate.  That’s the conclusion of ǿմý’s 2024 Vernon L. Pack Distinguished Lecturer, Brian D. Smedley, after reviewing the 2023 National…

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Diversity Ambassadors Do the Work to Increase Student Diversity 


By Maggie Nicol ’25  Diversity is important to a university community because it allows students to encounter new viewpoints and perspectives, challenge beliefs, and consider other perspectives in a respectful manner. It also prepares students to work with a variety of people in their future careers. At ǿմý, students like D’Andre Person ’26 are doing important work to make the campus a more diverse place as a Diversity Ambassador. With this role, Person helps prospective students to ensure they feel…

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ǿմý Equestrian Team Competition Schedule 2023 – 24


September 22-23, 2023: TOC @ St. Mary’s Terre Haute, IN  October 7-8, 2023: IDA show @ Miami University  October 21-22, 2023: IHSA show @ Kenyon College @ Brave Horse  October 28-29, 2023: IDA show @ Lake Erie College Nov 4, 2023: IDA show @ ǿմý  Nov 18-19, 2023: IHSA show @ ǿմý  January 27-28, 2024: Hosting IEA Dressage Regionals @ ǿմý Feb 3-4, 2024: IHSA @ OSU  Feb 10-11, 2024: IDA @ ǿմý   Feb 17-18, 2024: IHSA @ Ohio University March…

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Happy Holidays! Offices are Closed, but You Can Still Enjoy Our Christmas Tree Lighting and Concert Choir


ǿմý University will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 1. All offices will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 2, and classes resume Monday, Jan. 8.   While we are away, please visit www.otterbein.edu for:   A beautiful holiday concert.   The tree lighting — in case you missed it.   We look forward to connecting with you in 2024!    Please note: ǿմý’s Police Department will remain open. For non-emergency calls, contact OUPD at 614-823-1222. In the event of an emergency, call 911. 

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Kenny Goble Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Hanging ǿմý’s Holiday Wreath 


Thirty years ago, a tradition began at ǿմý when Kenny Goble, a carpenter in Service Operation and Maintenance, hung a large evergreen wreath on Towers Hall. This year, Goble celebrated the 30th anniversary of the tradition by once again climbing the ladder to hang the wreath that ushers in the holiday season on campus.  ǿմý itself is a tradition for Goble’s family. His uncle and great-uncle also worked at the University. “For a short time, we were all working here…

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ǿմý Sorority Collecting Food for Local Families this Thanksgiving


By Maggie Nicol ’25 Spreading love can be shown in various ways. With the holidays fast approaching many express their love through making food or giving to those in need. ǿմý sorority Theta Nu has partnered with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank to donate canned foods for the upcoming holidays. The food bank is based out of Grove City and collects and distributes food to families who are in need. The food bank’s mission is: “To end hunger one nourishing meal…

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Ask the Expert: Five Tips for a Successful Interview 


How can I get the job? Students want to know the best tips for having a successful interview and what questions are important to ask.    Associate Director Paul Newell works at ǿմý’s Career for Student Success and Career Development and gave his top five tips for students to have a successful interview.   1.) Research: Do your research regarding the company and write down any information that is important on an index card. You can use this information during a phone…

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Fall Migration Season is the Perfect Time to Join BirderBein 


By Maggie Nicol ’25  Fall migration season is the perfect time for birdwatching, and while some may think that bird watching is for older adults, ǿմý has an active birdwatching club on campus. Junior Katelyn Shelton, a Zoo and Conservation Science major, started BirderBein to make friends, step away from the things that stress students most, and appreciate the beauty of the natural world.  Growing up, Shelton was involved in Ohio Young Birders Club and served on the advisory board.…

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ǿմý Professor Ava Liu Discusses Marketing and Digitalization of Insurance Companies like Progressive


https://wallethub.com/edu/ci/progressive-car-insurance-review/62427#expert=Yiyuan_Ava_Liu

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How to run an ASBMB Student Chapter


A conversation with John Tansey, a professor at ǿմý University and adviser to the winner of the 2023 ASBMB Outstanding Chapter Award. https://www.asbmb.org/asbmb-today/education/092723/how-to-run-an-asbmb-student-chapter

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Five Questions with Alumna Bryn Mangold, Assistant Commissioner of the Ohio Athletic Conference


Bryn Mangold is a five-year member of the women’s basketball team and a two-time ǿմý graduate. She managed to combine everything she learned at ǿմý — Sport Management and Public Relations as an undergraduate and Business Administration as a graduate student — into one job that encompasses all of her interests.   We caught up with her to learn more about this unicorn job.  Bryn Mangold Assistant Commissioner, Ohio Athletic ConferenceUndergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in in Sport Management, Public Relations (2021) Graduate Degree:…

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My Cardinal Experience: I was a Public Relations and Marketing Intern for the Ohio State Fair 


By Kailey Mishler ’24  This summer I had the amazing opportunity to work as a public relations and marketing intern for the Ohio State Fair. I learned about this internship from ǿմý Senior Instructor Denise Shively. I was immediate interested and applied after doing some research on it — however, the internship exceeded all of my expectations.   Throughout the summer, three other public relations interns and I worked as a team to prepare for the Ohio State Fair. Every day…

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Calling all Cardinals! It’s Time for Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 15-16!


Invite your family and friends to join you at Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 15-16! Homecoming and Family Weekend is our favorite time of the year, and we can't wait to celebrate all things ǿմý with you!  The hub of all festivities is our two-day OtterFest, taking place next to the Campus Center.   Back by popular demand is Friday night Cardy Hour — a chance for alumni, students, and families to hang out with their favorite faculty and staff outside…

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National Higher Ed Leader and Advocate Joins Board of Coalition for the Common Good 


The Coalition for the Common Good, the newly founded system of independent mission-aligned nonprofit colleges and universities, is pleased to announce that Lynn Pasquerella, Ph.D., has joined the Coalition’s Board of Directors. Pasquerella is one of the country’s most prominent public voices and forceful advocates for the value of liberal education, the importance of access to resources and pathways, and the need for career training for jobs and citizen education for justice.   “Lynn brings incredible expertise as a renowned leader…

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Fall Art Exhibitions Explore African, Native American Art; History and Processes of Photography 


This fall, ǿմý University’s four galleries will feature everything from art that celebrates African and Native American culture and heritage, to art exploring the history, equipment, and processes of photography. Learn more about the exhibitions below and be sure to visit all of the galleries this semester. Inviting the Ancestors: Exhibiting Traditional African Art in the 21st Century An ǿմý and the Arts: Opening Doors to the World exhibition. Bamazi Talle, Guest Curator Aug. 23-Dec. 1, 2023 Public Reception: Sept.…

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