The Engaged Scholar Magazine

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Urban Perspectives
Volume No. 5 features collaborative partnerships and research on the diverse issues facing urban areas.


Announcements

Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument (OEMI) Deadline Approaching
MSU Faculty and Specialists: 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: April 8, 2011

2011 Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership Award
Co-recipients of this year's award are MSU associate professor Gretchen L. Birbeck and the Zambia Epilepsy Care Team.

MSU Curricular Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Awards
Twenty-four faculty and staff recipients are honored for their innovative and/or sustained efforts.

2011 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
Deadline for Nominations: April 29, 2011

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship
Deadline for Manuscripts: August 31, 2011

Tools of Engagement Learning Modules
Online curriculum modules are available for use by MSU faculty to introduce undergraduate students to the concept of university-community engagement.

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.

Handbook of Engaged Scholarship:
Contemporary Landscapes, Future Directions, Volumes 1 and 2

Available from MSU Press


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In This Issue

[March 2011]

Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

MSU Priorities

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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Standards of Practice for Medical Examiners Developed by MSU-Sparrow Center of Excellence for Forensic Science and Medicine

Standards of Practice for Medical Examiners Developed by MSU-Sparrow Center of Excellence for Forensic Science and Medicine

As the director of MSU's Forensic Science Program, Dr. David Foran heads up the oldest continually functioning educational degree program in forensic science in the United States. Researchers and students in Michigan State University's program, which began in 1946, have participated in rapid and profound advances in the field of forensic science. Dr. Foran leads a discipline that employs the principles of chemistry, biology, math, social science theory, law, and justice. As the program description states, forensic science is "the application of the methods of science to legal matters." His research and teaching intersect with complex issues that often go beyond discovery and application of scientific knowledge. One of Foran's current endeavors is a collaboration that addresses the challenges and uneven practices of medical examiners in Michigan ... read more


Partnering with Nurses to Strengthen Health Care

Partnering with Nurses to Strengthen Health Care

For the past 25 years, Dr. Bill Corser, Associate Professor in MSU's College of Nursing, has been involved in just about every kind of nursing activity, from nursing student at Winona State University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison (where he obtained his Ph.D.), to staff nurse in medical and intensive care, nurse manager, staff developer, and nurse administrator. Because of the breadth of his experience and expertise, he is frequently called on to provide guidance to health care systems that are working toward magnet certification. He is currently working with the Allegiance Health System in Jackson, Michigan ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

MSU Leads $12 Million Statewide Project to Expand Broadband Services, Access and Education

MSU Leads $12 Million Statewide Project to Expand Broadband Services, Access and Education

Computer Fluency Skills Necessary for Michigan Workforce to Participate in New Information Economy

Dr. Kurt DeMaagd, assistant professor in MSU's Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, is in the midst of a three year plan that involves 300 partners and the technical and logistical skills to install 3,000 computers. The project is designed to increase the availability of public computer centers, expand broadband access in the centers, and provide technology education for Michigan citizens. According to DeMaagd, increasing citizens' confidence in technology will contribute to a more skilled workforce that is better equipped to meet the entrepreneurial demands of the information economy ... read more

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Upcoming Events


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 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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