OSU Engages October 2022 Newsletter

OSU Engages October Newsletter

OSU Engages

Stories and Opportunities for Ohio State's Outreach and Engagement Community


Engaged Scholar Q&A: Hasan Kwame Jeffries

October's Engaged Scholar Q&A is with Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history: "History is more than dates and names. It is the study of the human experience. I engage the community to help people understand the past, so that they can make sense of the present, and have the knowledge they need to build a more equal, just, and democratic society in the future."

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Join the new STEM Community of Practice

The Office of Outreach and Engagement invites individuals to come together as a community of practice to share resources, ideas, impact and expertise related to STEM-based outreach and engagement programs, focused on youth, adult and community participants. The overall goal of the community of practice is to provide opportunities for individuals to come together to build collaborations and learn from each other. The first meeting will take place Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

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Make your 2022 Buckeyes for Charity pledge today!

Buckeyes for Charity is your opportunity to donate to community organizations and make a difference. This years campaign includes more than 850 state-wide nonprofits, giving us an even greater opportunity to make an impact. You can donate to a meaningful cause via credit card, check, cash or payroll deduction and choose to make a one-time or recurring donation. As Buckeyes, we are Caring for Our Communities.

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Seed Fund for Racial Justice Symposium Oct. 12

Please join colleagues for the Seed Fund for Racial Justice Symposium on Oct. 12. Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for breakfast and networking. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The symposium will feature panels and lightning talks from recipients of Seed Fund for Racial Justice Grants.

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Ohio State Energy Partners grants fuel sustainable initiatives

Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), the universitys comprehensive energy management partnership, has announced 2021-22 grants that will support students, faculty and staff in research projects that promote sustainable energy and environmental initiatives. OSEP contributes $810,000 each year to the university or affiliated philanthropic causes as part of its commitment to academic engagement.

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Make connections with the Outreach and Engagement listserv

Did you know you can connect with colleagues through the Outreach and Engagement listserv? You can share your work and events, look for partnerships and much more by emailing the list at outreach@lists.osu.edu.

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Lisa Florman named vice provost for the arts

As vice provost for the arts, Lisa Florman will support and advise the central administration on arts and culture initiatives, priorities and strategies. In doing so, she will facilitate the integration of the arts into the universitys mission of scholarship, education and service. She will support greater collaboration between arts entities on Ohio States campuses and the communities that the university serves. Her efforts will link Ohio State to arts organizations across Ohio and the nation as well as around the world.

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Beth NeCamp to retire January 2023

After 31 years of service at the Wexner Medical Center, Beth NeCamp will retire in early January from her role as executive director of community and civic engagement, a role she has had for the past two years. During this time, Beth has built a culture of community and civic engagement and elevated the Wexner Medical Center as a trusted community partner on advancing health equity and improving access to health services in the community.

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Dont miss WestFest Oct. 15

WestFest is an annual public engagement event that highlights STEM research, sustainability initiatives and outreach programs at The Ohio State University and beyond. WestFest brings together STEM units from across campus and select community partners to present family-friendly activities. This years event will take place Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

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Registration open for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Annual Conference will take place Oct. 23-26 in San Diego. The conference theme is "The Essential Role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities." The conference is focused on CUMU member institutions, their community partners, and their work addressing contemporary challenges through dialogue and presentations delivered in a variety of formats that allow for in-depth conversations and actionable next steps. Ohio State faculty and staff will receive the CUMU member rate when registering.

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Food Sovereignty Workshop: Community-Centered Approaches for Food Systems Transformation

If you are interested in the cultural contexts of local food systems and exploring cross-cultural, community-partnered fieldwork, register for this workshop taking place Oct. 13-14. The event will explore how the assets local communities bring to these projects can transform research and more.

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