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
Ohio Teens Hit Money Management Jackpot with Real Money. Real World.
Groceries: $686. Car insurance: $77. Rent: $626. Knowing how to responsibly handle money: Priceless. As personal debt becomes a growing concern in Ohio and across the country, some Ohio teens may be able to avoid future financial burdens by completing the Ohio State Extension signature program, Real Money. Real World.
Dining With Diabetes Program Promotes Healthy Living
Dan Remley was a junior at Miami University (Ohio) when doctors broke a piece of news to him that changed his life forever: he had Type 1 diabetes. With the onset of Type 1, Remley's body became unable to produce insulin the required chemical for the absorption of sugar for energy and he had to figure out how to diligently manage the disease. Now an assistant professor and field specialist in Food, Nutrition and Wellness at Ohio State, Remley has partnered with OSU Extension's signature program, Dining with Diabetes, to help fellow diabetics.
Dental H.O.M.E. Coach Brings Care to the Community
For the 19 percent of Ohio children without dental insurance, Ohio State has one program that will make many of them smile. The Ohio State Universitys Dental H.O.M.E. (Health Outreach Mobile Experience) Coach, a dental office in an RV, travels to various Columbus City Schools throughout the year to provide dental exams, X-rays, diagnoses, cleanings and extractions to the underserved youngsters of Central Ohio free of charge.
Student-Philanthropists Pay It Forward in Marion
tudents are helping to change lives through the Pay It Forward Marion (PIFM) program, which promotes civic engagement in English courses and works with the local community through service and philanthropy. Faculty and students stand beside sign for Marion Shelter Program "Watching students become truly engaged with community organizations and wanting to give back, and observing how invested they become in the process of philanthropy, has been very exciting," said Stuart Lishan, associate professor of English and PIFM's lead investigator. "Students become passionate about writing in large part because, in a program like this, they see that it has consequences."
Sustainable Futures in Linden Village
The idea of the Sustainable Futures for Linden Village initiative is to provide recommendations and generate visions on how to make the area more livable and how to create healthy neighborhoods. But the project leaders knew that in order to make a real impact, they would need significant input from residents.