Outreach and Engagement Staff Grants
The Office of Outreach and Engagement is offering two new grant opportunities for university staff. The Outreach and Engagement Community Programs and Events Grant provides staff working in outreach and engagement spaces the opportunity to create and implement community engaged programs, while the Outreach and Engagement Professional Development Grant provides staff working in outreach and engagement spaces the opportunity to further their career growth and development. Both grants are for a maximum of $500 and applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 30.Learn More
Nominations sought for Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and Patterson Lecture
Nominations are being sought for future editions of the Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and the Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture.
The Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program brings eminent authorities to Ohio State to address topics related to the Discovery Themes and to engage students, faculty, staff and members of the community in thoughtful examination of major issues of public concern.
The Patterson Lecture brings to campus annually a prominent figure to speak to the range of challenges facing land-grant institutions in the 21st century and beyond. The lecture challenges the university and community audience to continue to use their knowledge and resources and work together to solve world issues.Nominate a speaker
Engaged Practitioners Network Meeting Oct. 1
The next meeting of the Engaged Practitioners Network will be Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.
The Engaged Practitioners Network is for those Ohio State staff who are working in spaces of community outreach and engagement. We will provide an opportunity for sharing best practices as well as networking with colleagues across campus. We hope to amplify collaborations, share best practices and increase professional development opportunities.Register and learn more
2021 Outreach and Engagement grant recipients announced
The Office of Outreach and Engagement has awarded more than $215,000 to 23 recipients of 2021 Outreach and Engagement grants. Grants were awarded at a maximum amount of $10,000 to support development of impact reports for programs, performances or exhibits; development of a public policy document or report; or support for a team to develop a grant proposal or finalize a manuscript for publication submission.Read more
OSU Engages August/September Newsletter
Check out the OSU Engages August/September Newsletter, featuring information on the next meetings of the Engaged Scholarship Faculty Community of Practice and the Engaged Practitioners Network, plus the Engaged Scholar Q&A with Holly Dabelko-Schoeny and the Community Connector Q&A with Karima Samadi.Read more
Engaged Scholars: Dawn Anderson-Butcher
Engaged Scholars: Dawn Anderson-Butcher Dawn Anderson-Butchers scholarship explores positive youth development in different social settings, including schools, after school programs and youth sport. A professor in the College of Social Work and the executive director of teaching/research for the LiFEsports initiative, she specifically focuses on investigating what program mechanisms contribute to positive outcomes, particularly for youth coming from socially vulnerable circumstances.
Curtis Selected to Receive Sustainable Agriculture Grant from NCR-SARE
Kip Curtis, associate professor of Environmental History/Mansfield campus and faculty fellow in the Office of Outreach and Engagement, has been selected to receive a $89,976 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project, "Growing the Growers: Leadership Training and the Development of Key Personnel for Engaged Production in the Mansfield Microfarm Project."
LiFEsports initiative wins Kellogg Award
The Learning in Fitness and Education through Sports (LiFEsports) program has been announced as the regional winner of the 2020 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. The award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recognizes extraordinary community engagement initiatives. LiFEsports is a partnership between the College of Social Work, Department of Athletics, Department of Recreational Sports and numerous other community and university partners to prepare youth, especially those from vulnerable circumstances, for life and leadership through sports.
WestFest: West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival
Join us for six days of exciting, family-friendly events from September 28 to October 3, 2020. Join us online for a free public event showcasing sustainability and outreach at Ohio State! This event is open to people of all ages, from children to seniors. Participating departments and organizations include: Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center, Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, Center for Applied Plant Sciences, Museum of Biological Diversity, Arne Sletteback Planetarium, Center for Automotive Research, Sea Grant/Stone Lab, Sustainability Institute, Orton Geological Museum, and more.