Performance and Workshop with Crystal Good

Hello all,
Please read below for information on an upcoming performance and workshop with Crystal Good. If interested in attending the workshop, please RSVP to me at
Thank you,
Crystal Good is a member of the Affrilachian Poets, a group of writers and artists whose creations and existence combat the erasure of African American identity in the Appalachian region, an Irene McKinney Scholar, and author of Valley Girl. She is the founder and CEO of Mixxed Media, a marketing and consulting firm that teaches media and engagement strategies to mission-driven organizations. She also works as an advocate for environment, education, and economic actions like industrial hemp, and she is creating a digital commons for voters to express their concerns through her self-made position of Social Media Senator for West Virginia. Crystal Good has spoken and read her poetry in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, at the West Virginia section of the Women’s March on Washington, for the 2013 TEDx conference in Lewisburg, West Virginia, for the LouderARTS Project, for the Appalachian Mountain Advocates, and for students and scholars at several universities and colleges.

Public Performance & Talk
Friday, February 16
6:00 – 7:30pm
11th floor, 305 Thompson Library

How do artists and writers affectively and critically engage diverse audiences through creative innovation? How might we approach art and performance’s relationship with activism in our ever-digital world? How do new and emerging media forms change or enhance our relationship with artistic representations and activism? Crystal Good’s performance will include a poetry reading that explores the intersections of environmental, economic, gender, language, and racial justice, especially as they exist in the Appalachian region. Because her work is invested in the interconnections of activism, creative writing, performance, and digital media, the performance will feature a unique assemblage that explores how writing and performance activism might arise in both the digital and physical world. Following the reading, Good will host a dialogue where audience members will have an opportunity to engage the poet on her creative approaches and experiences.

Workshop with Crystal Good
Saturday, February 17
Center for Folklore Studies
12:00pm – 3:00pm

How do we make our work meaningful to diverse audiences beyond the university? How can we use artistic representations and communications to engage communities in complex ways? During this workshop, students will bring in a piece of work (anything from a budding idea to a work-in-progress) for which they would like to consider creative ways to make it speak to multiple audiences within and beyond the university. The goal of the workshop is to walk students through the process of making their work more accessible, artistic, engaged, critical, meaningful, and impactful.

Workshop participants are asked to bring the following:

  • An idea or piece of your own work
  • An example of work you admire from the genre you’re working in (print copy, video link, etc.)
  • An anonymous letter in an unmarked envelope listing the audiences, demographics, and ‘kinds’ of people you want to connect with or encounter your work

RSVP to by Wednesday, February 14th if you would like to attend the workshop.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Folklore Studies; Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Environmental Humanities; the Department of African American and African Studies; The Diveristy & Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO); Department of Dance; the Appalachian Studies Network@OSU; and the English Graduate Organization (EGO).

Graduate Student Proposal Development Workgroup

Dear Graduate Students,

The EHE Office of Research held our first graduate student proposal development workgroup meeting on February 2nd. We decided that we would meet regularly as a group and review applications for grants/fellowships. We will learn by doing! We sent out a doodle poll with some available dates and times, and thanks to those of you who responded, we have scheduled our next meeting for Monday, February 19th at 10AM. The meeting will take place in PAES Room 143.

Please RSVP – space is limited to 35 students.

I have also attached the document listing some funding options and resources for your research that was sent out with the previous email.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rebecca Chacko at

Thank you,

The Ohio State University
Rebecca J. Chacko Administrative Coordinator, Buckeye Wellness Innovator
Education & Human Ecology Office Of Research
153 Arps Hall | 1945 North High Street Columbus, OH 43210
614-247-2412 Office

EHE DICE Women’s Heart Health Lunch & Learn


Please join us on February 14 from 10:30am – 12:30pm to discuss the importance of heart health for women. During this lunch and learn, you will gain knowledge on how to create healthy lunches and snacks for you and your family, exercise in the office, and how you can optimize your heart health and over all well-being. We hope to see you there for this life changing discussion.


For event details and to rsvp, please visit:





EHE Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE)

College of Education & Human Ecology163 Arps Hall | 1945 N High Street Columbus, OH 43210

Research Participants Needed


I am conducting my dissertation research and need 250 participants for the study (e.g. staff, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty). Participants will be required to come to PAES research lab and answer survey. As compensation, each participant will receive $15 Amazon Gift Cards.

Thank you,


Vanja Bogicevic, M.S., M.Arch
Graduate Teaching Associate
College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Human Sciences

NAGAP- $2,500 Grant Opportunity

Call for NAGAP Graduate Student Research Grant Submissions

The Research Committee of NAGAP is proud to announce a call for proposals for the annual NAGAP Graduate Student Research Grant. Up to two awards and two honorable mentions will be selected this year.

This grant is open to current professional, masters or doctoral level students studying any topic relevant to the field of graduate education.  This may include enrollment management topics such as alumni outreach, student retention, campus support services, faculty advising, technology, leadership, financial aid, internationalization, holistic admissions, student recruitment, etc.

The research grant award includes:

  • An award of $2,500, payable directly to the individual researcher (NAGAP will not pay institutional overhead or indirect costs)
  • One year of NAGAP membership with full privileges
  • Travel and registration to present at the NAGAP national conference in 2019
  • Recognition at the 2018 NAGAP national conference

The honorable mention award includes:

  • An award of $1,000, payable directly to the individual researcher (NAGAP will not pay institutional overhead or indirect costs)
  • One year of NAGAP membership with full privileges
  • Complimentary registration to attend the NAGAP national conference in 2019
  • Recognition at the 2018 NAGAP national conference

How to apply:
Proposal instructions may be found on the NAGAP Website. Please contact Paula Baker with any questions.

Lastly, please forward this opportunity to any student eligible under the guidelines. Thank you for working with NAGAP to continue to be leaders in understanding and supporting the Graduate Enrollment Management profession.

All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

Thank you, in advance, for your participation in this process!

Paula Baker
NAGAP Research Committee Chair

Doctoral Dissertation Funding

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, would like to request that you post the following grant announcement message to any of your relevant websites and/or listservs (e.g., departmental, area/program, graduate listservs) and/or send individually to potential applicants. Please do not modify the text of the following message, since it is official communication from ACF.  To assist us in tracking the progress of these postings, please notify us at once the message has been posted.

Thank you,



OPRE Grant Announcement

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has recently published two discretionary research funding announcements titled “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants” and “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars”, which are summarized below.  If you have questions regarding these grant announcements, please email or, respectively, or call 1-877-350-5913. Potential applicants should sign up for updates on to receive notifications and updates regarding these Funding Opportunity Announcements.

Head Start and Child Care Graduate Student Research Grants 

The purpose of the Early Care and Education Scholars grants are to support doctoral dissertation research addressing issues related to Head Start and child care. Both funding announcements aim to support work that will inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/ understudied populations, utilizing the most rigorous research methodology, and promoting mentor-student relationships that support students’ independent lines of research.

The full announcement for “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants” is available at:

The full announcement for “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars” is available at:

What is the funding award limit and project period?  Applicants may apply for project periods up to 24 months with two 12-month budget periods. Up to $25,000 may be awarded for each budget period.

What types of research are supported? Proposed projects must address applied research questions that will inform and improve Head Start and/or Early Head Start (for the Head Start Grants) or child care and Child Care and Development Fund (for the Child Care Grants). For suggestions of topics that may be of interest to ACF, please see each full announcement. For information about previous Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants and Child Care Research Scholar Grants , see or ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­, respectively.

When is the application deadline? Letters of intent are due March 1, 2018 and applications are due April 2, 2018. If you have questions regarding these grant announcements, please email,, or call 1-877-350-5913.