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Ohio State is seeking nominations of programs, scholars and practitioners for the 2023 University Outreach and Engagement Awards, which honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in three categories: High Impact Program, Community Engaged Scholar and Community Engaged Practitioner (for staff). The deadline to apply is January 31, 2023.Learn More
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Williams named faculty fellow
Valarie Williams, professor of Dance, has been named a faculty fellow in the Office of Outreach and Engagement. In this role, she will be coordinating and leading the universitys efforts to complete and submit its Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement application. As a professor of Dance, Williams collaborates on artistic projects producing critical conversations connecting scholarship in the arts with solutions for global societal change.Read more
Applications are open for the annual OSEP awards
In collaboration with Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), the Office of Academic Affairs has opened a call for grant proposals that align with the universitys sustainability goals; advance diversity, equity and inclusion goals; or provide research opportunities to students who have had limited exposure to undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities. Submissions are due Feb. 10, 2023. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.Learn more and apply
OSU Engages January Newsletter
Check out the OSU Engages January Newsletter! This issue features opportunities for Engagement Grants and the Ohio State Artist Laureate, the Community Connector Q&A with Glennon Sweeney, and more!Read more
Breakfast of Science Champions Hosts 550 Middle School Students
Ohio State welcomed more than 550 Columbus City School middle school students to campus on Nov. 9 for the 2016 Breakfast of Science Champions. This year, 14 different host sites provided hands-on science activities to engage the students in a day of fun, interactive learning.
Engineering Program Helps Supply Modified Toys to Children with Different Abilities
Katelyn Bennett was born in 2012 with Spina Bifida, a birth defect where the spinal cord fails to develop properly, leading to health complications. When Katelyn turned six months old, her mother Heather discovered the concept of adapted toys for children who had conditions such as Spina Bifida. However, the toys were limited in availability and were very expensive to purchase.
Bringing Nature to Urban Cincinnati: 4-H Style
Where does food come from? How are we going to feed everybody on earth? These are the kind of questions asked by a lot of kids in Cincinnati - and Tony Staubach is here to answer them. Since March 2014, Staubach has been working for Ohio State University Extension. He was specifically hired to pilot the 4-H Agri-Science in the City Program in Cincinnati. This program provides education centered on agriculture and environmental sciences for all students at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy and Pleasant Hill Academy in Cincinnati.
Bilingual Storybook Project Builds Strong Connections
A common thread connects Ohio State's Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Salem Elementary School - a desire to promote inclusion and literacy in both Spanish and English. The two were perfect partners to start the Bilingual Storybook Project - an initiative that allows elementary students, their families and Ohio State students to benefit.
Dancing Has Never Been So Fun - and Healthy
The sounds of Judy Garland, Ray Charles and Elvis Presley blast through the speakers. Wheelchairs, walkers and tiny feet shuffle through the door. All of these moving parts head towards the music, which leads to recent Ohio State alumna Sarah Kidd's weekly Dance for Health class.