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Next Issue's Focus: Sustainability
Available September 2009, featuring collaborative partnerships and research in the ever-growing area of sustainability.


MSU Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement
Offered begining fall 2009, the program will prepare graduate students for academic careers that integrate scholarship with community engagement. The program offers students a transcript notation indicating that they have completed the program.

Interested in MSU Precollege Programs, Summer Camps, and Activities for Your Child?
Check out available offerings at the MSU Spartan Youth Programs Web site.

Award Nominations Open
Nominations are sought for the 2010 MSU Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership Award.

Thank You to MSU Faculty and Academic Staff who Completed the 2008 OEMI Survey
The data will help increase public understanding of MSU's outreach and engagement efforts.

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In This Issue

[April 2009]

Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

MSU Priorities

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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Exemplary Engagement Projects Selected to Represent MSU in National Award Program

Exemplary Engagement Projects Selected to Represent MSU in National Award Program

Two outstanding projects were selected to represent Michigan State University in a national award program that recognizes university-community partnerships. Projects by William S. Davidson II, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, and Peter R. LaPine, Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, were placed in consideration for the ... read more

Congratulations Dr. Davidson
Photo of William S. Davidson II, Ph.D.As this issue of the e-newsletter was being finalized, we learned that Dr. Davidson's Adolescent Diversion Project has been named the North Central Regional winner of the 2009 W. K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award. This project will now advance as a finalist for the national C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award.

Morality vs. E-Morality

Morality vs. E-Morality

Children's perceptions of ethics online

Linda Jackson has been studying children's interactions with the Internet for almost as long as there's been an Internet. Her focus on how young people function in the virtual world began with the HomeNetToo project (2000-2005), which looked at Internet use among low-income families, and continues through her current ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

Promoting the Entrepreneurial Ideas, Innovations, and Excellence of Michigan Businesses

Promoting the Entrepreneurial Ideas, Innovations, and Excellence of Michigan Businesses

The Eli Broad College of Business Institute for Entrepreneurship

Michigan's economic woes are well known. Yet, in 2006, over 23,000 new businesses were created in Michigan, according to the United States Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy. Creating new businesses, helping them flourish, and assisting established companies in reinventing their business models are vital to Michigan's economic recovery. The Eli Broad College of Business Institute for Entrepreneurship plays an important role in assisting that recovery ... read more

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Upcoming Events

MSU College of Engineering Design Day
Pre-college students get an opportunity to interact with college-level engineering students.
May 1, 2009

10th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference
This year's host is the University of Georgia.
September 28-30, 2009

World Usability Day 2009: Designing for a Sustainable World
Statewide event hosted by the MSU Usability & Accessibility Center.
November 12, 2009

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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