Pharmacy Ambassadors Program Assists Resettled Refugees

Pharmacy Ambassadors and participants at the pharmacy.

Pharmacy Ambassadors takes participants through a two and a half hour interactive program, teaching them how to navigate and familiarize themselves with the U.S. healthcare system.



Student Organization Looks to Alleviate Poverty through Entrepreneurship

APTE speakers Logan Pugh (left) and Paula Haines (right) answer questions from the audience.

When talking to Ruidi Lu about the Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) student organization, it’s hard to ignore the passion that he illuminates. Lu, a former executive director of APTE who will be graduating with a degree in finance this spring, shared that APTE was created in 2009 at Ohio State with the purpose of gathering students and community members to learn about social enterprise, clean energy and affordable health care.



Pages Inspires Students through Art-Infused Writing

Two students write while working in the Pages program.

In high school, you can often hear students complaining about their calculus final, an English paper they had to write or a chemistry lab gone wrong; but rarely do you hear high school students complaining, or even discussing, art. Due to funding cuts across Ohio, classes like art, dance, music and creative writing do not exist in many schools. Very few students have the opportunity to engage with, have conversations about, or learn alongside art because there is less and less exposure to art in schools, especially in high school. Dionne Custer Edwards, Wexner Center for the Arts educator and manager, school partnerships, hopes her work in central Ohio schools will help shift the conversation.



Autumn Connect and Collaborate Grants Recipients Announced

Grant recipients

The Connect and Collaborate Grants program awarded more than $300,000 to 12 teams during the autumn 2016 funding cycle. The grants are designed to bring together multiple university and community resources and leverage existing community platforms to develop programs that achieve measurable, positive impacts in communities while advancing the scholarly goals of the university. Learn more about awarded programs at



Marion Buck$ Cash in for College

Educational Support Provider Elizabeth Claborn (L) and Principal Erika Bower present students with a GoBuck$ voucher at McKinley Elementary School, Marion City Schools.

When there’s an Ohio State campus in your hometown, the university becomes an even larger part of the community. In the instance of The Ohio State University at Marion – they want to do even more. Six years ago, Dave Claborn, director of development and community relations at Ohio State Marion, came together with his team to develop an idea that would reward good, local students: GoBuck$. GoBuck$ is a scholarship program that provides students attending Marion City Schools tuition vouchers for attendance and academic achievement.



Nursing Student Looks to "Make a Difference" in the Community

Morgan Ciehanski conducts a health screening

When talking to Morgan Ciehanski, a third-year honors nursing student, it is easy to pick up on the zeal she has for her area of study. She is involved both in and out of the classroom, making sure to keep her plate full with admirable activities and events.



Farm to School Brings Local Food to the Community

Students get local food in their school cafeteria

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.



Breakfast of Science Champions Hosts 550 Middle School Students

Students work on an experiment in a chemistry lab

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

OSU students work to adapt toys for children with different abilities

The goal of the Toy Adaptation Program, which received a 2016 Connect and Collaborate Grant, is to allow engineering students at Ohio State to serve their community through supplying electronic toys they modify to suit the needs of children with different abilities.



Bringing Nature to Urban Cincinnati: 4-H Style

A student with a baby chicken participates in Chick Quest.

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.