Land-grant universities make education accessible, bolster economies
Making college accessible to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds should continue to be the focus of public land-grant universities, Robert J. Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, said during The Ohio State Universitys 2023 James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture.Learn More
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Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab offer summer science education
Visitors to South Bass Island once again have the chance to explore Lake Erie science and history at the South Bass Island Lighthouse, the Aquatic Visitors Center and on Gibraltar Island this summer. Gibraltar Island and the South Bass Island Lighthouse are owned by Ohio State, and all three attractions are managed by Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory.Read more
University Outreach and Engagement Award recipients 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. Congratulations to this year's recipients!Read more
Check out the OSU Engages May Newsletter!
Check out the OSU Engages May Newsletter! This issue features a recap of the Engaged Scholarship Symposium, 2023 Engagement Grant recipients, the Engaged Scholar Q&A with Susan Melsop and more!Read more
Ohio State leading community effort to keep the American dream alive
The Ohio State University asked, and the community answered with nine bold solutions to bolster the middle class. Now, three of those ideas have been selected to move forward for continued development to meet the Schmidt Futures challenge to raise the income of 10,000 central Ohio households by 10 percent by 2022.
Partnerships help Central Ohio become more age-friendly for older adults
With a growing 65+ year-old population, the Central Ohio community has put its attention on creating an accessible environment that allows all ages to flourish. Thanks to Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County, older adults are experiencing more access to necessities like transportation and housing, as well as experiencing an improvement in inclusion. Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County is part of a worldwide network, but is recognized as one of the leading programs due to the benefits of being housed in Ohio States College of Social Work. In fact, the initiative received the Council on Social Work Educations Community Partnership Action Award in the fall of 2019.
Outreach and Engagement grant opportunities available
The Office of Outreach and Engagement will be providing grant funds through a competitive process to university faculty and staff to support program impact assessment, public policy review/development, professional development programs, and professional conference or workshop participation. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 5, 2020. Grants up to $10,000 are available.
Watch Nancy Zimpher's Discovery Themes Lecture
Defining the New Urban Land-Grant University: A Theory of Leadership, Action and Impact In the deep land-grant tradition, service to community is at the core of that amazing legacy. But the shift from largely rural populations to pervasive city demographics presents a transformative opportunity for those large public universities who live and serve there. We have learned much from early adopters of the anchor institution concept of urban-serving universities. But not enough that we cant adopt a larger commitment to urbanity, not as ancillary to our mission but rather, fundamental to our future. Such opportunities require shared leadership and place-based investments, often referred to as collective theories of leadership, shared goals, actions and individual responsibility in order to actually make significant and long-lasting change for the better.
Students raise funds for the community through Communication course
Breaking from the routine of attending large lectures, memorizing notes and taking exams by entering the real world and applying knowledge through service-learning can be refreshing for students. A class of Ohio State students experienced the difference during autumn semester through the Communication Dynamics in Groups (Comm 4635) course. This service-learning course allows students to work in groups, connect with an organization in the Columbus community, and give back, all while gaining skills that will aid them in the professional world.