Provost's Literary Prize

Awarded annually since 1989 to an OSU undergraduate student for a literary work (fiction, poetry, or non-fiction). Prize consists of $300 award and publication of work for campus distribution in PRISM magazine. The formal award presentation is made at the annual all-university student recognition and awards banquet held in late May.

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Provost's Purchase Award

Awarded annually since 1987 to an OSU student in a juried competition. Prize consists of $500 purchase award. Art work becomes part of the University's permanent collection. The formal presentation is made at the Art Department's year-end reception in early June.

list of recipient


OSU Distinguished Professor

Awarded annually since 1988 to outstanding active OSU faculty members who have achieved national and/or international stature as a result of their contributions to scholarship/creative activity, research, education, and service, and whose work has been notably influential in their fields of specialization. Selection will be announced by the Provost during Spring Term.