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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
Ghana Sustainable Change Program Aims to "Do Something Real"
Imagine wandering around in the jungles of West Africa searching for water. For Kimberly Burton, assistant professor of practice in the Knowlton School's City and Regional Planning Section and the program coordinator for Ghana Sustainable Change, that's just a part of her job.
Inside-Out Course Inspires Students Through Community-Based Learning
"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." - As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen. Image of Inside-Out studentsThis quote comes from an essay by a British philosophical writer who is known as one of the founders of the self-help movement. More than 100 years after the essay was published, the same quote was typed out in bright red lettering in the PowerPoint presentation of a former prisoner telling college students about how higher education had helped change his life. The higher education experience that he cited as helping him the most was called Corrections: an Inside-Out Course. It is an Ohio State class where students visit the Southeastern Correctional Institute once each week and take a class together with people who are incarcerated.
Moms2B Builds Community through Education, Support
There is a circle of about 20 women sitting on folding chairs in the well-lit basement of the Grace Missionary Baptist Church on a Wednesday morning. They are not praying, but they are lifting each other up in their own way. They are all there together as part of Moms2B, a program with the goal of reducing infant mortality rates in low-income areas by providing expecting mothers with education on health and nutrition as well as clinical and social support through each baby's first year of life.
Engineering Program Brings Creativity to K-12 Students
Reach out to 10,250 students in 79 different schools, and show every one of them that they can be something that they may never have imagined being. Do this for seven years, holding the attention of students from kindergarten to 12th grade and giving them hands-on projects that open their minds to what they can accomplish in their lives. Who does this? Betty Lise Anderson, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
First Bold Booth Now Operational in Downtown Columbus
The first of five dynamic parking lot attendant booths that transform the mundane into public art is now open. Titled Coney Island, the first booth is located in the parking lot of The Westin ColumbusGreat Southern Hotel in downtown Columbus just east of the corner of South High and East Main streets.