Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted through October 3 for Ohio State's 2nd Annual Community Engagement Conference, January 23-24, in the Ohio Union. The conference will bring together staff, faculty, students and community partners to focus on professional development and making connections, while exploring new potential engagement partnerships. The conference theme is Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future

Again, proposals are due by October 3. More information is available at

Direct questions to Ben Lewis, Office of Outreach and Engagement, at or Jared Morrison, Ohio State University Extension, at

Two New FCS Pull-up Display Banners

FCS has added two new 6 foot retractable pull-up display banners for attracting visitors to your booth or table at conferences or events. To reserve one of the display banners, contact Sarah Beaumont-White at

Welcome EHE Dean Donald Pope-Davis

The College of Education and Human Ecology's new dean, Donald Pope-Davis, began his Ohio State University tenure on July 15. He succeeds Dean Cheryl Achterberg, who retired June 30. Prior to his appointment at Ohio State, Pope-Davis was dean of the College of Education, New Mexico State University. Read more at

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are still needed to help in the Universal Design exhibit before or during the September 18-20 Farm Science Review. Volunteers will help tour visitors through the Universal Design exhibit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choose the day and hours (2, 4 or all day) that work best for you. To volunteer, contact FCS Educator Kathy Goins (Clark County) at or 937-521-3863. If you or a group from your county want to tour the exhibit in advance, contact Kathy to make arrangements for date/time/group size.

If you are not available to help during Farm Science Review, please consider one of these ways you can help:

  • Help with final preparations of the exhibit on either Friday, September 14 or Monday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Suggest volunteers from your county who might be interested in helping guide visitors through the exhibit during FSR. (Usually I provide them with a free pass in the gate.)

Again, contact Kathy at or 937-521-3863.

Lake County Extension Grant

Ohio State University Extension Lake County received funding from the Cardinal Health Foundation’s Generation Rx Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Education for Youth grant program. “This grant will support our efforts to train dedicated school and extra-curricular youth leaders in the Health and Opiate-Abuse Prevention Education (HOPE) curriculum and building youth protective factors as a prevention effort in medication and opiate misuse that often leads to heroin use,” said Sandra Allison, OSU Extension educator. Read more...

FCS Annual Conference

The 2018 Annual FCS Conference, Building Well-Connected Communities, is October 24-25 at the Columbus Airport Marriott. Biometric health screenings and free flu shots will be available for OSUHP employees from 8 a.m. to noon. Please reserve time on your calendar to attend the annual event. Details