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MSU Community Builders Program
Recognition for entities and organizations that work with MSU to build Mid-Michigan's reputation as a desirable place to live and work.

New office location for MSU Center for Community and Economic Development
After 38 years in the same space, CCED selects a high-visibility, accessible, and energy-friendly new home amidst the revitalization of the Michigan Avenue Corridor in Lansing

New for Faculty: Tools of Engagement
Learn about new curriculum modules available to faculty that introduce undergraduate students to the concept of university-community engagement and help instruct the next generation of scholars.

2008-2009 Innovations in University-Community Research Collaborations Grant Program
Up to $332,000 available to MSU faculty
Information forum Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008
9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Willy Room, Kellogg

Attention MSU Faculty:
Award Nominations Open
Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Awards and the C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award

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In This Issue

[October 2008]

Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

MSU Priorities

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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Law enforcement training in progress

"One-of-a-Kind" Nationwide Intelligence Toolbox Program

A professor in MSU's School of Criminal Justice, David Carter is passionate about training the nation's law enforcement officers to build an intelligence capacity that can prevent and disrupt terrorism-focused activities.

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Department of Justice recommended that "Every law enforcement agency, regardless of size ... develop an intelligence capacity." Implementing this recommendation in a way that protects citizens' privacy and civil rights was what fueled Dr. Carter's concept for the Intelligence Toolbox training program ... read more

Members of the Michigan Quilt Network view quilts from the MSU Museum's quilt collection. Folk arts curator Marsha MacDowell (far right) and collections assistant Beth Donaldson (next to MacDowell) explain that the quilt was made by Lois Darcus, of Elsie, Michigan, between 1876 and 1900.

Catching History Before it Disappears

You might think of museums as repositories for the dusty detritus of times past. Marsha MacDowell would disagree. At the MSU Museum, where Dr. MacDowell is curator of folk arts, "we are moving to get more contemporary materials," she said. "We focus on the understudied, underdocumented cultures of today. We want to catch them before they disappear." ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

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Information Technology Empowerment Center

Initiative is a diverse public-private partnership in mid-Michigan

One of the newest initiatives at Michigan State University is a public-private partnership that is working to increase technology skills for children and adults in economically disadvantaged areas and better prepare them for a 21st century workforce.

The Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) has a diverse set of mid-Michigan partners in the business, education, government, and nonprofit sectors. ITEC also has an ambitious regional agenda to enhance and improve the skills necessary to succeed in a high-tech economy... read more

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Michigan World Usability Day

Friday, November 21, 2008
Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference

Looking for Project Partners?

Collaboration and partnership with communities are at the core of engaged scholarship. In all of its work, University Outreach and Engagement emphasizes university-community partnerships that are collaborative, participatory, empowering, systemic, transformative, and anchored in scholarship. If you are a faculty or academic staff member wanting to establish a community partnership to work on a specific research issue, University Outreach and Engagement can help you. Our staff, specialists, and researchers have established connections across the state in a number of areas such as education, mental health, human services, business, and government. For more information, contact Laurie Van Egeren, Assistant Provost for University-Community Partnerships at (517) 353-8977, or vanegere@msu.edu.

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