Engaged Scholars: Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan
The community-engaged scholarship of Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan explores novel strategies, interventions and partnerships to address health disparities among populations made vulnerable by systemic inequity. As health equity, when everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health possible, is their goal, it is absolutely critical to center the voices and lived experiences of the community, through meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships, in addressing barriers to their health and wellness. They are honored to do that through research, clinical care and advocacy, and to share the importance of community engagement with the next generation of leaders through teaching and mentoring.Learn More
OSU Engages February Newsletter
Check out the February edition of the OSU Engages Newsletter featuring the Engaged Scholar Q&A w/ Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan, the Community Connector Q&A w/ AJ Johnson, Ohio States new Engaged Scholarship Faculty Community of Practice and more!Read more
Engaging Diverse Communities: Creating Foundational Knowledge
Join the Offices of Outreach and Engagement and Service-Learning in a workshop examining impacts of social identity and systemic imbalances of power in engaging diverse communities. This workshop provides a foundational knowledge to participants of key terms and concepts including social identity, bias, privileged identities and targeted identities. The training will begin with an overview of social identities (e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, etc.). Participants will consider their own identities and how they experience these identities as well as the impact identity has on others. The workshop will take place on March 11 at 11 a.m.Register
Call for proposals: Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) seeks proposals for its 2021 conference on Sept.13-15 via virtual format. The conference will feature panels, presentations, posters, and workshops on best practices for transforming higher education through publicly engaged scholarship, teaching and policy. The 2021 annual meeting will explore the theme of Creating Connections and Expanding Possibilities through an inclusive and engaging virtual conference.
Proposals are due March 15.Learn more and apply
Engagement Scholarship Consortium Calls for Nominations for Excellence Awards Program
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) supports and encourages excellence in engaged scholarship through its annual ESC Awards Program. The annual Awards Program recognizes higher education institutions and their exemplary contributions to scholarship and the practice of engaged scholarship. The 2021 ESC Awards of Excellence in Engaged Scholarship will recognize exemplary institutional programs in the following four categories: Student, Faculty, Staff, and Community Partner.
The nomination deadline is March 26, 2021.Learn more and apply
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.