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


2010 Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership Award
Co-recipients of this year's award are MSU geneticist Dr. Rachel Fisher and the Dream-M Project: Deafness Research across Mid-Michigan.

Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument (OEMI)
MSU Faculty and Academic Staff: Make sure your outreach and engaged scholarship is counted. The OEMI is an MSU online survey that collects data about scholarly activities for the direct benefit of external audiences.
Deadline: March 19, 2010

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 11th Conference
Early Bird Registration
Deadline: February 23, 2010

10th International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Call for Proposals
Deadline: March 22, 2010

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life Eleventh Annual National Conference
Call for Proposals
Deadline: April 2, 2010

Fundraising for Engagement Executive Development Program
Deadline: May 28, 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

[February 2010]

Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

MSU Priorities

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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Building a Repertoire of Job Skills for Inner City Kids

Building a Repertoire of Job Skills for Inner City Kids

Digital Technology Lets Youth Quickly See and Hear the Results of their Efforts

Mark Sullivan is on a mission to help inner city kids begin to build a repertoire of marketable skills, using something they already know and love — music. Although inspiring these kids to learn isn't always an easy endeavor, he sees incredible potential in using creative technologies to tap into their natural interests and abilities. Combine hip-hop and beat-making with the possibility of gaining ... read more

Microbial Risk Assessment, Education, and Knowledge Management

Microbial Risk Assessment, Education, and Knowledge Management

What is the risk of disease spreading in our communities, in our schools, to our children? What biological agents represent the greatest risk associated with contaminated indoor environments, our water or our food? How clean is safe? These are some of the questions that the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA), housed at Michigan State University, addresses as it creates ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

MSU Business-CONNECT has the 'University Door Open' for Entrepreneurs, Research Partnerships, and Economic Development

MSU Business-CONNECT has the "University Door Open" for Entrepreneurs, Research Partnerships, and Economic Development

A new resource at Michigan State University is designed to "open the door" for entrepreneurs and members of the business community looking to partner with faculty researchers. MSU Business-CONNECT facilitates the connections between those seeking to leverage MSU's vast wealth of resources by serving as a visible, knowledgeable, accessible, and responsive contact for critical information ... read more

In Every Issue

Upcoming Events

The Engaged Scholar Speaker Series
Alan Leshner, Ph.D.
MSU Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
March 22, 2010

New Economy 2.0 Series for Legislators
"The Policies for Placemaking (Stimulus II)"
Anderson House Office Building
March 23, 2010

The Engaged Scholar Speaker Series
Bill Ivey
MSU Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
April 7, 2010

Design Day
MSU College of Engineering
April 30, 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.

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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.