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April 2014 Archives

Endeavor Center Earns University Outreach and Engagement Award

The Outreach and Engagement Recognition Awards program recognizes faculty, staff, and students for outstanding achievement in partnership with Ohio State’s local, national and international community partners. This year’s recipients include the OSU Endeavor Center (Distinguished Community Engagement), Ohio Books for the World (Distinguished International Engagement), and Public Health in Action (Distinguished Service-Learning). All awardees will be recognized at a ceremony on May 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ohio Union Archie Griffin Ballroom prior to the Patterson Lecture.

Generation Rx Initiative Combats Prescription Drug Abuse

Unintentional drug poisoning is now the leading cause of accidental death in the country. On average, five people in Ohio and 100 across the U.S. die from these drug overdoses each day. The Generation Rx Initiative was created by the College of Pharmacy in 2007 to address this serious public health problem of prescription drug misuse and abuse.

Operation: Military Kids Supports Families Who Serve

The kids Theresa Ferrari sees at her numerous camps all laugh, run, jump, sing and play like any other children. But because they are all from military families their stressors are quite unique. Often one parent is raising the kids while the other is deployed. Sometimes both parents are deployed and a relative is designated acting parent. And then there are the families in which one parent is all that is left after the other died while serving.

'27,000 Years of Service' — And Counting

Thousands of volunteers serve as a lifeline for programs sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. In OSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program alone, more than 20,400 adults and nearly 5,000 youths volunteered in 2013. OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers total more than 3,500 in 62 counties throughout the state.

Engagement is:

The collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

- Carnegie Foundation (2008)

Contact us:

Office of Outreach and Engagement
203 Bricker Hall
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 247-7795