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Urban Perspectives
Volume 5 is coming soon, featuring collaborative partnerships and research on the diverse issues facing urban areas.


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

Now available from MSU Press

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award Nominations
Award highlighting the power and potential of community-campus partnerships as a strategy for social justice.
Nominations Due: February 4, 2011

The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education, Volume I
Call for Papers
Deadline: February 1, 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.

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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Videogame-based Learning Leads to 'Habits of Mind and Practice' Alejandro (Alex) Games, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Videogame-based Learning Leads to 'Habits of Mind and Practice'

Here is refreshing news for today's parents: playing video games is beneficial for the educational development of growing adolescents. This is the perhaps unexpected message of Dr. Ivan Alejandro (Alex) Games, a researcher dedicated to boosting how people learn, think, and solve problems. He is an enthusiastic proponent of using video-based learning curriculum like Gamestar Mechanic to accomplish some of those goals ... read more

Working in Ghana to 'Round Up' Cattle Diseases Dalen Agnew, DVM, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation
Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health
College of Veterinary Medicine

Working in Ghana to 'Round Up' Cattle Diseases

Perhaps Dr. Dalen Agnew, Assistant Professor in MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, never imagined that mentoring a graduate student would take him halfway around the world, open up new career endeavors, and establish friendships that will last a lifetime. But this is the happy result of his collaboration with MSU graduate student, Dr. Benjamin AduAddai, on a research project in Ghana, Africa, where they have diagnosed important reproductive diseases in cattle ... read more

MSU Priorities
Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

Preparing Unemployed U.S. Veterans for Agriculture Industry Jobs

Preparing Unemployed U.S. Veterans for Agriculture Industry Jobs

MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology and VETS to AG – Veteran's Agricultural Worker Training Program

The current economic climate has created hardship for many in Michigan, including veterans who serve the nation and return home to face unemployment and fragile living conditions that may lead to homelessness. In a unique partnership involving workforce development, education, and potential employers, the Vets to AG - Veteran's Agricultural Worker Training Program addresses how to get veterans trained to re-enter the workforce in Michigan's agriculture industry ... read more

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Upcoming Events

World Usability Day 2010: Mobile Communication
Statewide event hosted by MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting
November 11, 2010

The Evaluation Circle Workshops, 2010-2011
A series of workshops on evaluation theory and practice
East Lansing, Michigan
December 1, 2010; January 21, 2011; March 18, 2011

National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement National Conference
London, United Kingdom
December 7-8, 2010

MSU Awards Convocation
Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center
East Lansing, Michigan
February 8, 2011

CU Expo 2011
Community-University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action
May 10-14, 2011

Engagement Academy for University Leaders
Virginia Tech, Roanoke, Virginia
June 6-10, 2011

National Outreach Scholarship Conference
12th Annual Meeting
October 2-4, 2011

Looking for Community 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, and transformative, and anchored in scholarship. If you are a faculty or academic staff member wanting to establish a partnership with community partners to work on a specific research issue, University Outreach and Engagement can help you. Our University-Community Partnerships (UCP) staff, specialists, and researchers have established connections across the state in a number of areas such as education, mental health, human service, business, and government. For more information, contact Bob Brown at (517) 432-1450 or brownr23@msu.edu.

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