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onCampus--Ohio State's faculty/staff news

Vol. 38, No. 18


3-4-2005
By: onCampus staff

Memos 3/3/05

University outreach grants available

The following universitywide initiatives are currently accepting proposals for funding to support outreach and engagement projects:

• Service-Learning Initiative proposals are due April 4. For details or to apply, visit http://service-learning.osu.edu/rfp.html or e-mail slearning@osu.edu. Teams should include faculty from at least two departments, are expected to be active for at least a full academic year beginning summer quarter, and include at least two courses with significant service-learning components in the project design.

• Excellence in Engagement Grant proposals are being accepted through April 15. For details or to apply, visit http://outreach.osu.edu/Grants05.html.

• University Outreach/Engagement seed grant proposals are due April 15. For details or to apply, visit http://outreach.osu.edu.

• OSU CARES/OSU Extension proposals are due April 15. For details or to apply, visit http://osucares.osu.edu.

• Continuing Education Course Development Grants are due April 15 or Oct. 15. For details or to apply, visit www.continuinged.ohio-state.edu/.

For more information on any of these grants, visit http://outreach.osu.edu/Grants05.html or contact University Outreach at 688-3041.


OSURF hosts PI Portal training session

The OSU Research Foundation is conducting a training session on the newly enhanced PI Portal for staff and faculty involved in sponsored projects at Ohio State. The PI Portal is a Web-based system providing PIs, department chairs, deans and their designees with secure access to up-to-date financial information about active awards and pending proposals.

The session, from 9:30-11 a.m. March 24 at 113 Research Foundation, will provide a demonstration of the features and navigation and is intended for college, department and sponsored project administrators. Participants will receive hands-on practice using the portal in a computer lab setting.

For details or to register, visit the Web at http://rf.osu.edu/inf/e-cal.cfm?NID=208. Additional Research Foundation training and education activities are listed at http://rf.osu.edu/inf/other-training.cfm. For more information or to inquire about full sessions, contact rowley.15@osu.edu.


O&E open house set for March 7
University Outreach and Engagement will host an open house from 3-4:30 p.m. March 7 in its new office space at 400 Stillman Hall. The event is free and open to the university community, and offers a chance to visit with colleagues and learn about the work of outreach and engagement.

For details, call 688-3041.


Awards for excellence deadline is April 4

Nominations are being accepted through April 4 for Awards for Excellence in Community Service and Scholarship. Faculty, staff, community partners and student organizations working with Ohio State are eligible for nomination, while awards are given to students based on essays.

The awards will be presented at a May 12 ceremony sponsored by the Service-Learning Initiative, Service-Learning Scholars Roundtable and Project Community, in collaboration with the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy, the Office of Undergraduate Studies and University Outreach and Engagement.

For details or to apply online, visit http://service-learning.osu.edu/awards.htm. For more information, contact Golden Jackson at jackson-mergler.1@osu.edu.


Humanities institute offers free events

The Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities is offering a number of free events open to the university community. The following events, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.:

• “Things that Matter: Social Contexts and the Decorative Arts,” The Big Picture Lecture Series, 7 p.m. March 10 at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. For details, contact lantz.38@osu.edu;

• Renaissance Reading Group, 6 p.m. March 11. For details, contact wilson.501@osu.edu; and

• 2004 Ohio Chautauqua rehearsal, 10 a.m. March 20. For details, contact lantz.38@osu.edu.

For more information, visit http://icrph.osu.edu or contact Elizabeth Lantz at lantz.38@osu.edu.


Lecture to address Ten Commandments case

Paul Finkelman, the chief expert witness of the 2002 Alabama Ten Commandments case heard in the Supreme Court, will present the 17th Annual Pearl and Troy Feibel Lecture on Judaism and Law at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in Drinko Hall’s Saxbe Auditorium. A question and answer session and reception will follow the lecture.

“The Ten Commandments in the Court House: The Problem of Religious Monuments on Public Property” will cover some of the legal issues involved in the critical questions concerning the separation of church and state in the United States. Finkelman is Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law, and his lecture is sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and the Moritz College of Law.

The event is free and open to the public. For details, call Helena Schlam at 292-0700.


KSA lecture features designer Morrish

William Morrish, cutting-edge urban designer and professor at the University of Virgina, will present “Next Ground” at 5:30 p.m. March 4 in the Knowlton Hall Auditorium as part of the Knowlton School of Architecture Lecture Series. A reception will follow the event.

The free lecture is open to the public, and co-sponsored by the Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities and the Literacy Studies Working Group.

To R.S.V.P., contact Elizabeth Lantz at lantz.38@osu.edu or 688-0265. For details about the series, contact Amy Carey at carey.189@osu.edu, 247-7244 or visit the Web at http://knowlton.osu.edu.


Creative writing event set for March 8

Prize-winning writer Gary Fincke, professor of English and creative writing and director of The Writers’ Institute at Susquehanna University and author of a bi-weekly newspaper column distributed by Scripps-Howard, will present a free public reading at 7 p.m. March 8 at 311 Denney Hall. The reading is sponsored by the OSU Creative Writing Program.

For details, call 292-2242.


Session to discussoutreach funding

“Money, Money, Money — Creatively Funding Outreach and Engagement from Non-University Sources,” a brown bag lunch and learn session sponsored by University Outreach and Engagement, will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 9 in 400 Stillman Hall.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of university personnel who have provided leadership in developing non-university sources of funding for their work, including gaining support from donors, grants, fees for services and creative endowments.

The event is free and open to all university personnel. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, send your name, department and e-mail address to outreach@osu.edu or call 688-3041.
For details on this or other events, visit http://outreach.osu.edu.


‘SHE’s a Buckeye’ series continues in March

“This Place is Huge! Navigating, Politicking, and Networking” will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 30 at the Leadership Education Center, 130 Page Hall.

The session will feature an interactive program for women staff on the topics of leadership, office culture and networking with the goal of providing tangible tools to use in creating leadership opportunities in both career and personal life. The program will define office politics, discuss scenarios and explain how and why one should network.

The “SHE’s a Buckeye” series is presented by The Women’s Place and President’s Council on Women’s Issues.

To register, visit http://hr.osu.edu/ohrd/home.htm and click on “workshops.”


Sunday concert series continues March 6

Ohio State’s Jefferson Academy of Music continues its Chamber Music – Sunday Afternoons concert series with a 2 p.m. March 6 performance by the Lanier Trio, at the Columbus Museum of Art Auditorium, 480 E. Broad St.

The concert will be preceded by a special docent-led tour of current museum exhibits at 1:15 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Jefferson Academy of Music at 292-2693 or jeffacad@osu.edu. Tickets also will be available at the museum prior to the program.


P-12 proposal deadline is April 15

The P-12 Initiative is seeking proposals from full-time OSU faculty for funding to support research projects related to the mission and goals of the P-12 Initiative. Each P-12 Scholar proposal selected will receive up to $20,000 to support a research project addressing significant academic or nonacademic issues in P-12 education such as academic achievement, nonacademic barriers to academic success, alignment between high schools and the university, parental involvement and public school leadership and governance.

Proposals from any department or discipline and collaborations between and among researchers and practitioners will be considered. A maximum of four projects will be selected; one of the four awards will be granted to a proposal focusing on the University District Neighborhood Schools and/or the populations served by those schools.

Proposals are due by 4 p.m. April 15. For more information, visit http://p12.osu.edu/scholars.php or call Nancy Nestor-Baker at 247-6398.


Smoking cessation classes start March 30

Spring sessions for KICK IT!, a six-week program promoting tobacco cessation for people who smoke or use smokeless tobacco, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays starting March 30, at OSU Outpatient Services, 2050 Kenny Road.

University insurance provides reimbursement for $60 of the $75 fee upon completion of all six sessions. To register, call the JamesLine at 293-5066.


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