This page celebrates effective outreach and engagement partnerships of Ohio State's colleges and departments. For more, visit the outreach pages of these units. Read past stories in the archive.
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Campus Partners Receives Planning Award
The American Planning Association has selected Campus Partners' University District Revitalization initiative to receive the prestigious 2010 National Award for Planning Excellence for Implementation. The Ohio State University, in cooperation with the city of Columbus, created Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment in 1995 to spearhead the revitalization of the neighborhoods of the University District that surround the university campus. The initiative also was the 2008 North Central Region winner of the Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award and a finalist for the C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award. Read more >
Labs in Life @ COSI
Labs in Life is a state-of-the-art laboratory where physical activity research is conducted in three laboratory spaces within COSI's Life exhibition area. Here researchers from The Ohio State University can be seen at work conducting studies on physical activity, nutrition, and body composition using cutting-edge equipment. Read more >
WOSU Wins Service Awards
WOSU Public Media was honored by the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging with the Outstanding Service to Seniors Award for 2009. The honor came as a result of a partnership with COAAA and LifeCare Alliance to help seniors make the transition to digital television. Read more >
WOSU also received a national My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for its digital television outreach efforts and for creating a model for helping those at -risk that was unique in the country. Read more >
Urban Arts Space Receives Artistic Excellence Award
The Urban Arts Space in conjunction with the Midnight Robbers: The Artists of Notting Hill Carnival exhibit won the 2009 Artistic Excellence Award from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. The award, given to a local arts initiative that demonstrates risk, innovation, and excellence, was given in recognition of the February 2008 opening of the exhibition, performance, and community outreach space in downtown Columbus. Read more->
The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory: Restoring a Great Lake Ecosystem and Revitalizing an Economy
Stone LabŐs programs, which include the Center for Lake Erie Area Research, Ohio Sea Grant College Program, and the Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystem Research Consortium, bring academia, government, and the private sector together to solve some of Lake ErieŐs most pressing environmental, economic, and education issues. Stone Lab was a 2009 University Finalist for the Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award. Read more >
Cty and regional planning associate professor Jennifer Evans-Cowley led her students in assisting Harrison County, Mississippi, with redevelopment following Hurricane Katrina. The homepage photo depicts one of the innovative town hall meetings that gave the community a strong voice in the rebuilding. 2009 University Finalist for the Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award: read more >
This health and wellness initiative established as program that includes music, movement, yoga, and meditationin the classrooms of Weinland Park Elementary School, designed to help students relax, improve behavior, and be ready to learn. read more >
Do Something Great
Outreach and engagement and community service stories about Ohio State students, faculty, and staff are featured on the Do Something Great page. Stories include work in a Honduran orphanage for children with HIV, a project that helps low-income taxpayers get refunds, mentoring programs to interest girls in engineering and technology, and more.