University Outreach and Engagement Awards
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. The deadline to apply is January 7, 2022.Learn More
Sign up for the Outreach and Engagement Listserv
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Engaged Practitioners Network Meeting Dec. 3
The next meeting of the Engaged Practitioners Network will be Dec. 3 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
CUMU Learning & Sharing Virtual Series
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Learning & Sharing Virtual Series is a free, CUMU members-only program focused on critical dialogue with practical takeaways that create action. This virtual series brings together CUMU administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community partners to learn from one another and share challenges and successes on a set of discrete issue areas. This virtual series is offered at no-cost to CUMU members and their partners. Ohio State is a CUMU member.Read more
OSU Engages November Newsletter
Check out the OSU Engages November Newsletter featuring the University Outreach and Engagement Awards, the Engaged Scholar Q&A with Darryl Hood, the Community Connector Q&A with Whitney Gherman, and more!Read more
Call For Action On Racial Justice
Ohio State has established the Seed Fund for Racial Justice to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism and racial disparities found in all aspects of American society. Grants will be used to seed innovative, untested, and/or exploratory research approaches and creative ideas that will contribute to the elimination of racism and solve its underlying causes and consequences on our campuses, in our community, and across the nation.
Outreach and Engagement funding supports community-engaged scholarship and professional development
The Office of Outreach and Engagement has recently provided more than $130,000 to faculty in support of their community-engaged scholarship and professional development programs that will benefit the community and university. Providing strategic funding to faculty to enhance their efforts in advancing their engaged scholarship will help ensure we are having a direct impact in partnership with our communities, said Ryan Schmiesing, vice provost for Outreach and Engagement. Additionally, by providing professional development opportunities, our faculty and staff are building capacity for members of the community and university.
Helping older adults combat a quarantine
Its Friday morning and volunteers are unloading about 4,000 pounds of food and household items off a Mid-Ohio Foodbank truck parked at the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center (CRC). Its Monday and more volunteers, decked out in face coverings and gloves, are packing necessity bags, which will be delivered to older adults across Franklin County by more volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday.
Med student helping kids understand a crisis
Dont read the YouTube comments, they say. And usually, theyre right. But wading into the comments of Dr. Danny Ropers Coronavirus for Kids video offers gratitude? Maybe even joy? This is fantastic! I learned a lot myself and I will pass on to my students! Great illustrations and a great way for kids to understand! Thank you for this video! I am using this for a health activity with my American kiddos in Daegu, South Korea!
Sharing strategies for rural businesses
When the coronavirus outbreak forced shutdowns throughout Ohio, OSU Extensions community development teams went to work to help businesses throughout the state endure what was to come. In Noble County located in Ohios southeast, rural Appalachian region where 90% of the businesses are small, those on Extensions community development team began with a business survey to determine what the economic impact might look like. We sent it out early to see what people were thinking, what they were feeling, how long owners thought their businesses could stay open, said Gwynn Stewart, the local community development educator. It gave us information on a three-to-five month window to what resources and support we needed to be giving our business owners. It also let people know were here for them.