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The current issue, released September 2009, features collaborative partnerships and research in the ever-growing area of Sustainability.


Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award and C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award
Call for Nominations
Deadline: January 8, 2010

Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument (OEMI) Opens January 2010
MSU Faculty and Specialists: Make sure your outreach and engaged scholarship is counted. The OEMI is an online MSU survey that collects data about scholarly activities for the direct benefit of external audiences. The OEMI will open near the beginning of the semester in January, watch for announcements.

National Outreach Scholarship Conference
Call for Proposals
Deadline: February 1, 2010

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.

For Graduate Students: MSU Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement
The program prepares graduate students for academic careers that integrate scholarship with community engagement. It offers students a transcript notation indicating that they have completed the program.

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In This Issue

[December 2009]

Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

MSU Priorities

In Every Issue

Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Promoting Academic and Social Success in American Indian Head Start Programs

Promoting Academic and Social Success in American Indian Head Start Programs

American Indian children face many challenges, beginning at a very young age. In 2006 Michigan State University entered into a long-term partnership called Wiba Anung (Early Stars) to help tackle some of those challenges for all children enrolled in Michigan-based American Indian Head Start/Early Head Start programs ... read more

Collaborating in the Care of Michigan's Aging Community

Collaborating in the Care of Michigan's Aging Community

Training current and future generations of healthcare workers to care for Michigan's elderly is an urgent need. The Geriatric Education Center of Michigan (GECM) is a statewide consortium specifically funded to address this need. Jeffrey Dwyer, Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement in MSU's College of Human Medicine, directs the Center, which is administratively based at Michigan State University ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

Connecting Local Companies with Global Markets

Connecting Local Companies with Global Markets

Michigan businesses are on the front line of the state's struggle to reinvent its economy for the 21st century. Now the Michigan Export Growth Program is available to help local companies make the transition to the new global market ... read more

In Every Issue

Upcoming Events

Presentation of the Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership Award
Awards Convocation and the President's State of the University Address
Michigan State University
February 9, 2010

New Economy 2.0 Series for Legislators
"Right Sizing Michigan"
MSU Land Policy Institute
February 23, 2010

Fundraising for Engagement: Leveraging Internal and External Resources for Institutional Engagement
Executive Development Program
Roanoke, Virginia
June 11-13, 2010

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.

Focus: HOPE, Detroit, MI

Opportunities for partnership exist around the following areas: service-learning, student internships and placements, faculty research partnerships, and development of innovative solutions to pressing social problems. For more information, contact Deborah E. Fisher at (313) 494-4306 or fisherd@focushope.edu.

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We would like to hear from you. Contact us with comments, suggestions, announcements, or "engaged scholar" project information for future e-newsletters. Send to Carla Hills: esenews@msu.edu or call (517) 353-8977.