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University Outreach and Engagement Awards announced!

Ohio State's University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. This year 11 awards were given in four categories: Community Engaged Scholar, Community Engaged Program, Community Partner and Community Engaged Champion.

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Recap of Think Beyond: Urban Universities + Thriving Communities

Educators, industry, nonprofit and community leaders at The Ohio State University gathered to exchange ideas and reinvigorate our collective efforts toward strengthening and sustaining vibrant, inclusive communities.

It was made evidently clear that communities flourish when everyone within them has the opportunity to flourish.

Through thought-provoking presentations by world-renowned speakers and thoughtful discussions, summit attendees learned that when urban-serving universities and communities join forces, we can confront the complexities of education, healthcare, economic and human development.

We can prepare an increasingly diverse workforce to successfully navigate careers through technological, economic and social change. And together, we can create sustainable solutions for continued and inclusive growth that improve the quality of life in our communities.

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Submit a nomination for the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Awards

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) is accepting nominations for its 2020 Excellence Awards Program, which recognizes exemplary engagement scholarship by faculty, students and community partners. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 3. Award recipients will be recognized during the 2020 Annual Conference in Philadelphia in September. Ohio State is a founding member of ESC.

For more information on nomination procedures and submission, visit

Call for Proposals: Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) seeks proposals for its 2020 conference, Envisioning Engaged Scholarship. Proposals are due March 27. The conference will be held Sept. 13-14 in Philadelphia. This year, special emphasis will be placed on proposals that look to the future of engaged scholarship and community engagement. Ohio State is a founding member of ESC.

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