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
Helping older adults combat a quarantine
Its Friday morning and volunteers are unloading about 4,000 pounds of food and household items off a Mid-Ohio Foodbank truck parked at the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center (CRC). Its Monday and more volunteers, decked out in face coverings and gloves, are packing necessity bags, which will be delivered to older adults across Franklin County by more volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday.
Med student helping kids understand a crisis
Dont read the YouTube comments, they say. And usually, theyre right. But wading into the comments of Dr. Danny Ropers Coronavirus for Kids video offers gratitude? Maybe even joy? This is fantastic! I learned a lot myself and I will pass on to my students! Great illustrations and a great way for kids to understand! Thank you for this video! I am using this for a health activity with my American kiddos in Daegu, South Korea!
Sharing strategies for rural businesses
When the coronavirus outbreak forced shutdowns throughout Ohio, OSU Extensions community development teams went to work to help businesses throughout the state endure what was to come. In Noble County located in Ohios southeast, rural Appalachian region where 90% of the businesses are small, those on Extensions community development team began with a business survey to determine what the economic impact might look like. We sent it out early to see what people were thinking, what they were feeling, how long owners thought their businesses could stay open, said Gwynn Stewart, the local community development educator. It gave us information on a three-to-five month window to what resources and support we needed to be giving our business owners. It also let people know were here for them.
Our work together
Over the past several months, each of us have witnessed or read about the senseless and horrifying acts that have led to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. My colleagues and I are saddened and angered by these tragic events and we know they are not limited to the recent past. We have seen this time and again in our history and throughout the past 400 years. This must end.
Keeping her community healthy, educated and safe
Tubuos passion to care for people has been on full display during the COVID-19 outbreak. Shes offered free delivery to customers, often delivering items herself. Shes donated masks to senior living facilities and sanitizers to Powells first responders. Shes amplified her online presence to provide educational resources. And for consultations, Tubuo and her team are regularly in contact with patients through telehealth and phone calls.