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Otterbein student works with 4th graders on kindness

Otterbein student Allison Cline works with 4th graders in Westerville on a Kindness Matters lesson as part of her PHED 2200 Early Childhood Health & Movement Activities class.

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Kindness in the New Year

At Otterbein, we believe the kindness you show, the compassion you offer, the service you give — makes a difference. Kindness Matters at Otterbein.

Enjoy this brief message of kindness and know that Otterbein is grateful for the ways you share kindness. If you feel inspired, we invite you to tell us your story of kindness.

May the kindness you give be returned to you during the holidays and the New Year!

President Kathy A. Krendl


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Otterbein continues to help student food insecurities

Food insecurity among college students is a hard concept for some to fathom, but the problem exists, and is more widespread than we might like to believe.

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Salute to Kindness: Share a Message of Thanks with our Nation’s Heroes

There are lots of people we say thank you to every day —many out of habit and general politeness. But some don’t get nearly the thanks they deserve.

Otterbein is asking its community to take a moment to offer thanks to those who protect some of the ideals and freedoms we hold most dear.

Recognizing the selfless commitment of those who serve and protect the United States, student leaders from the Center for Community Engagement, Otterbein alumni and employees staffed card-writing stations during Otterbein’s 100th Homecoming. Volunteers were able to collect several hundred hand-written messages of thanks, kindness and gratitude to United States veterans and service members.

The card-writing effort continues on campus and even at the National Girl Scouts Convention for more notes of thanks from girls around the globe. here.

A Kindness Matters Tip:  To write a personal note of thanks, send your message by Nov. 3 to: otterbeinkindness@otterbein.edu.

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Kindness Matters is made possible with the generous support of the Kind Columbus initiative at The Columbus Foundation.

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