THE GRADUATE SCHOOL // NEWS   Spring 2014
In This Issue
25th Anniversary
Spring Symposium
Alumnae Award
Allied Health Graduates
Faculty Honors
Henry Smith
Graduate School: Worth It!
 

Mark Your Calendars

 
We hope to see you at some of these events.

 

April 25, 2014

Nursing and Education poster session as part of Cardinal Colloquium

 

April 26, 2014 

Cardinal Colloquium Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Work  

 

May 17, 2014

Graduate Commencement

3:30 p.m. 

Rike Center  

 

May 27, 2014

Summer Term Begins

 

August 25, 2014

Fall Term Begins

AROUND THE CAMPUS

 

Grants Training in Columbus, OH                       May 28-29, 2014

 

Otterbein University, Office of Sponsored Programs and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Columbus, May 28-29, 2014. In this class, you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.

 

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here.
  

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FROM THE DEAN

Otterbein University adopted revised Vision and Mission statements in 2013 highlighting the University as "A Model Community" that promotes the core values of diversity, equality, inclusiveness, lifelong learning, opportunity, service and sustainability.  

 

Read on...

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF PROGRAMS 

 

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of graduate programs offered continuously at Otterbein University. In the early years, the University offered church-related and theology graduate programs, including a doctorate in 1883. Those early graduate programs continued until 1912 when Otterbein refocused its offerings to only bachelor's degrees and continued for more than 50 years as an undergraduate-only institution.     

PRESIDENT KRENDL WELCOMES DR. TRACEY WILEN TO SPRING GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM  

 

A capacity crowd filled Roush 114 for the Spring Graduate Symposium on April 2. Dr. Tracey Wilen, thought leader, global speaker and media contributor gave attendees a glimpse into the rapidly changing world of technology and how it is impacting the world of work. She explained how the future work force will require advanced education in order to be transdisciplinary, or being capable of drawing together the knowledge of liberal studies with technology. The next Graduate Symposium will take place in October, 2014. Check the website for information to come. 

 

ALUMNAE RECEIVE AWARD 

 

Ruth Downing '06 MSN, RN, CNP, SANE-A

 

When she became a family nurse practitioner in 2006, Ruth Downing founded Forensic Healthcare Consulting to teach medical and legal professionals to help victims of violence.

 

   

ALLIED HEALTH SEES FIRST GRADUATES OF MASTER'S PROGRAM 

 

The Department of Health and Sport Sciences is proud to welcome Austin Curbow, John LaCorte, Romie Graham, Amanda Sampsel, Patrick Schick  and Brianna Burke and Megan Presson, (who graduated last summer), into its new family of holders of the Master of Science in Allied Health degree.

 

The students head into the full time work world after Commencement on May 17. Watch the Otterbein website for more information about these graduates!

FACULTY HONORS

Grace McDaniel, Department of Education, receives the 2014 MLK Peace and Justice Award. "The award reminds me of the valuable work that we, as teachers, do both in and outside of the classroom."

Read on...

 

Three nursing faculty -- Barbara Nash, John Chovan, and Barbara Schaffner, were honored as members of the top 100 Alumni from the OSU College of Nursing that are Health Care Transformers in conjunction with the 100th anniversary celebration of the College of Nursing, March 2014. 

This section will profile faculty and go behind the vita to show the whole person - their interests on and off campus, including hobbies, family, faith, community activities and more!
 

FACULTY CLOSE UP

 

Before heading to campus to teach in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program,
Dr. Henry Smith can be found in his barn working with his performance reining quarter horses. On the weekend, he might be in the woods off-roading with his Hummer, or enjoying a spin in his '06 blue Dodge Viper convertible. Smith's wide-range of interests provides a strong foundation as he prepares business leaders through Otterbein's MBA program.

GRADUATE SCHOOL:  

AN INVESTMENT WORTH YOUR EFFORT!

 

From the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011, College Payoff report.   

Anthony Carnevale and his colleagues looked at median lifetime earnings.  (Circles are representative of the size of the US population holding a specified educational level.)

 

Georgetown's report provides clear evidence that degree level matters when it comes to lifetime earnings. But another critical element is the actual job that a person chooses.