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Next Issue's Focus: Urban
Available September 2010, featuring collaborative partnerships and research with the diverse issues facing urban areas in our region and across the globe.


MSU Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement
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.

Interested in MSU Pre-College Programs, Summer Camps, and Activities?
Check out available offerings at the MSU Spartan Youth Programs Web site.

2010 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
Nominations Due: May 21, 2010

2011 MSU Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership Award
Nominations Due: Oct. 7, 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.

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In This Issue

[May 2010]

Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

MSU Priorities

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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Restaurant Incubator Project has Right Ingredients for Entrepreneurial Success

Restaurant Incubator Project has Right Ingredients for Entrepreneurial Success

More than a few people dream of owning their own restaurant. They envision the unique recipes, the lively customers who will enjoy their food, and the charming ambience of their own establishment. Jeff Elsworth, associate professor in The School of Hospitality Business at MSU's Eli Broad College of Business, knows there is so much more to it ... read more

Transforming Landfills into Landscapes

Transforming Landfills into Landscapes

There's no question that landfill issues are important. For many, the thought of a landfill may conjure up a "can't live with it, can't live without it" attitude. But what if a completed landfill could be turned into a productive, sustainable thing of beauty? This may seem like a contradiction, but for Milind Khire ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

MSU Product Center Offers Tools for Innovation and Market Competitiveness

MSU Product Center Offers Tools for Innovation and Market Competitiveness

Improving economic opportunities and profits for entrepreneurs, businesses, and industries in the Michigan agriculture, food, natural resources, and bioeconomy sectors is what the MSU Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources is all about. The Center helps entrepreneurs and established companies develop and commercialize new product, market, and business ideas ... read more

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Upcoming Events

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 11th Conference
Portland, Oregon
May 12-15, 2010

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

National Outreach Scholarship Conference
Raleigh, North Carolina
October 4-6, 2010

10th International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Indianapolis, Indiana
October 28-31, 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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