Otterbein University's High School Counselor Newsletter

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During the month of November, our Instagram Live is going to feature various campus departments and student organizations. Hear directly from staff members and students from these areas, and how their involvement has shaped their experience on-campus. 


Nov. 17th - 10:00am: Office of Social Justice and Activism


Nov. 17th - 7:00pm: Center for Community Engagement


Nov. 18th - 3:00pm: Greek Life


Nov. 19th - 4:00pm: Study Abroad Programs

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Class Year: Senior (2021) 

Major: Public Relations

Minors: Psychology and Race & Ethnic Studies Hometown: Whitehall, Ohio

What does Greek Life mean to you?: 

“Greek Life here at Otterbein has completely transformed who I am as a person and as a student. Joining my chapter has made me more outgoing, more confident, and has greatly improved my leadership abilities. I am very grateful for the lessons I’ve learned and the lifelong friends that I’ve made within the Greek community."




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Class Year: Junior (2022)

Major: Equine Pre-Veterinary

Hometown: Covington, OH

How has your involvement with ROTC helped enhance your experience at Otterbein?:

"The ROTC program has helped to enhance my experience here at Otterbein by helping me to connect with other people outside of my major and sport. I have made really great friends through the ROTC program that have helped me step outside of my comfort zone and learn how to become a better leader." 




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Class Year: Sophomore (2023)

Major: Equine Pre-Veterinary 

Hometown: North Canton, OH

How has your involvement in community service helped to enhance your experience at Otterbein?:

"Community service has helped me to learn communication skills as well as organizational skills that can be applied within my future career as a veterinarian. I have had the chance to speak to multiple media sources which helps my public speaking skills as well as providing me with the ability to speak to news sources. Volunteer work allows me to interact with a more diverse crowd on campus that is outside of my major."


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As a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center, Otterbein will work with its own campus community as well as the Columbus City and Westerville City school districts to create positive narrative change about race; promote racial healing activities; and erase structural barriers to equal treatment and opportunity. Otterbein believes a deliberate, systematic and public effort of inclusion and healing is possible when everyone works together. 

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Susan Millsap, a Communications Professor at Otterbein, articulated to NBC news how both President Trump and former Vice President Biden bring wildly different skills to the debate stage that they can use to their advantage — or peril. 

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La Trice Washington, Associate Professor of Political Science at Otterbein, teaches classes during presidential election years that draw directly from current events to bring life to the topics in the curriculum. Multiple news outlets interviewed Washington for her vast knowledge on the election. 

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There is a pre-screen process we ask applicants to complete before applying for academic admission into the university. The pre-screen is to be completed through Acceptd, and must be completed by Dec. 1st, 2020. Once students pass the pre-screen and have been invited to audition, they are encouraged to fill out our university application through the common app.

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There is a pre-screen process we ask applicants to complete before applying for academic admission into the university. The pre-screen is to be completed through Acceptd, and must be completed by Dec. 1st, 2020. Otterbein is also a participant in the Musical Theatre Common Pre-Screen for the 2020-2021 year. Once students pass the pre-screen and have been invited to audition, they are encouraged to fill out our university application through the common app. 

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Please submit your application for academic admission to Otterbein University. Once completed, then submit a profile to Acceptd. When both things are completed, you will be granted access to schedule your on-campus or online interview. University admission decisions and BA Theatre decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students must be accepted to both the university and the BA Theatre program to enroll in coursework.

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Please submit your application for academic admission to Otterbein University. Once completed, then submit a profile to Acceptd. When both things are completed, you will be granted access to schedule your on-campus or online interview. University admission decisions and BFA Design & Technology decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students must be accepted to both the university and the BFA program to enroll in Design & Technology coursework.

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  • Our Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) program boasts a 100% pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN)
  • The Department of Nursing will prepare you to be a life-long learner, who is committed to the nursing profession, the community, and to meeting the changing healthcare needs of our society.

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  • Students can pursue either a B.A or B.S in Psychology
  • Our psychology majors are encouraged to participate in research projects which will allow them to develop critical thinking, problem solving and data analysis skills
  • Students also have the opportunity to work on research with their professors, which may lead to presenting work at conferences around the country

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