Thank you to everyone who came to informational session about the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program, a chapter of the national Schweitzer Fellowship. The program was recorded and can be viewed at this link.
The Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program seeks to build leaders in service who are dedicated to working with the underserved. From May 2018 until April 2019 Schweitzer Fellows will design and implement 200-hour community service projects that address local unmet health-related needs and participate in other Fellowship activities.
Press releases about past pharmacy projects:
Feel free to contact pharmacy faculty who have been mentors for past students projects:
Dr. Anna Haas-Gehres
Dr. Deb Barnette
Dr. Jen Rodis
For more information from the Schweitzer Program directors:
Maria F. Gallo, PhD – firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth M. Fitzgerald, EdD, RN, PMHCNS-BC – Fitzgerald.email@example.com
The Office of Service-Learning is now accepting applications for the 2018 Service-Learning Course Development Grants. These grants of up to $4,000 each support the development and enrichment of service-learning courses. Applications are due Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
For more information: http://u.osu.edu/servicelearning/faculty/grants/
“Open Educational Resources for Affordable Learning” Reading Group
When: November 7, 2017 at 9:30am – 11:00am
Where: Barbie Tootle Room | Ohio Union
This reading group will meet on November 7, 14, 21, and 28. Join us as we discuss selections from two open digital books that explore the cost of higher education (“Paying the Price” by Sarah Goldrick-Rab) and how use of open educational resources is one strategy that instructors can employ to overcome financial barriers (“Open” by Rajiv Jhangiani & Robert Biswas-Diener). We are excited to team up with staff from ODEE as we explore the importance of providing affordable course material as a way to eliminate barriers for many of our students. Both books are both available for free and once you’ve registered, you will receive details on how to access them. Registration for the group is limited to 12 people.
Valuing the Cost: When Financial Responsibility Impacts Student Learning
When: November 15, 2017 at 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: 150 Younkin Success Center
Many of our students report that after paying for tuition, room and board, they cannot buy books or sometimes even food. About 15 percent of Ohio State students reported that they lacked reliable access to affordable, nutritious food from week to week. In this interactive performance-based workshop, participants will engage in discussion about how financial instability and food insecurity impact students in our classrooms. How can instructors consider these realities in course management, structure, and even content-building? InterACT is a theatre-based ensemble that uses interactive techniques to assist participants in developing success strategies and problem-solving common classroom scenarios.
The IHS Pharmacy Residency Program is now accepting applications October 16th – December 15th, 2017 for over 20 PGY1 and two PGY2 programs. The application instructions are posted here: https://www.ihs.gov/pharmacy/resident/
The application involves multiple steps:
Section A: Info that goes to the Residency Program Directors at the sites
Section B: USAJobs application…this link will be posted to the website and closes on December 15.
Section C: Reference forms to be sent to CAPT Rebecca Reyes Rebecca.Reyes@IHS.GOV
In the face of an unrelenting drug epidemic that is devastating Ohio and the nation, Ohio State has established the Opioid Innovation Fund, a grant program designed to leverage the university’s expertise and resources to hasten solutions to the crisis. More than $1 million is available and will be distributed in grants of up to $100,000. Teams are encouraged to include partners in the public and private sectors, but each team must be led by an Ohio State faculty or staff member to be eligible for the grants. The deadline to submit pre-proposals is Friday (11/3) at 5 p.m.
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The Tech Hub Student Project Grants program awards funding annually to between 3 and 5 student projects that exhibit a connection to technology. This can mean hosting an event, producing innovative art or developing a for-profit product. Last year we awarded a total of $10,000 and this year we hope to fund even more student projects with our increased award pool of $15,000. Applications for 2017 funding are open now and will close Sunday, October 29 at midnight. Students from all majors and academic tracks are encouraged to apply.
Propel Ohio is a leadership program that promotes civic engagement and inspires undergraduate students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio. Undergraduate students are invited to apply to participate in Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit 2017, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 at the University of Akron. The program will actively engage with college students on issues that affect childhood poverty, including food security, inequities in education, and homelessness. The application deadline isTuesday, October 10.
Read more and apply: https://www.brown.senate.gov/propel-ohio
The College of Pharmacy Office of Outreach and Engagement is accepting nominations for the first ever Outreach and Engagement Awards. The awards and criteria are listed below. To nominate someone, email a letter of recommendation to Laura Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Pharmacy Engagement Awards
“Faculty/Staff Award for Community Engagement”
Recognizes any faculty/staff member at the College of Pharmacy for exceptional work in community engagement through reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, valuable learning experiences for students and/or other trainees, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.
“Alumni Award for Outstanding Community Engagement”
Recognizes an alumnus or alumna from any training or academic program of the College of Pharmacy for outstanding accomplishments in community engagement. Nominees should be involved in outreach and engagement that includes reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, valuable learning experiences for students and/or other trainees, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.
“Graduate/Professional Student Award for Outstanding Community Engagement”
Recognizes a graduating Graduate/Professional student for excellence through his or her involvement in community engagement efforts that demonstrate reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.
“BSPS Student Award for Outstanding Community Engagement”
Recognizes a graduating BSPS student for excellence through his or her involvement in community engagement efforts that demonstrate reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.
On behalf of the Connect and Collaborate Program Stewardship Partners, this note is to inform you that the 2017-18 grants program supporting engaged teaching, research and service activities will be announced university-wide next week. The maximum grant award is $70,000.
Information and application materials are available at http://oaa.osu.edu/ccgrants.
The Connect and Collaborate Stewardship Partners include: The Columbus Foundation; Greater Columbus Arts Council; United Way of Central Ohio; Corporate Engagement Office; Office of Energy and Environment; Office of International Affairs – Global Gateways, Global One Health; Office of Outreach and Engagement; Office of Research – Discovery Themes, Industry Liaison Office; Office of Undergraduate Education – Office of Service-Learning, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry; OSU Extension; and OSU Wexner Medical Center.
For more information about the program, please contact Mark McCann at email@example.com.