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The Engaged Scholar Magazine Cover - Volume 5

Urban Perspectives
Volume No. 5 features 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

National Outreach Scholarship Conference
Call for Proposals Open in late December
Deadline: March 15, 2011

The Legacy and the Promise: 150 Years of Land-Grant Universities
State College, Pennsylvania
Deadline for Proposals: December 31

Engagement Academy for University Leaders
Virginia Tech, Roanoke, Virginia
Deadline for Nominations: January 31, 2011

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award Nominations
Deadline for Nominations: February 4, 2011

Summit on Transforming Transportation: Economies & Communities
Deadline for Poster Proposals: February 25, 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

Writing for Healing: In Rwanda and Beyond Laura Apol, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Teacher Education
College of Education

Writing for Healing: In Rwanda and Beyond

Laura Apol is a poet, writer, and associate professor in MSU's Department of Teacher Education. When the world presents a picture that is difficult or painful to look at, she believes that words and phrases can provide a way to understand and begin healing. This is the goal of her ongoing project, "Using Narrative Writing to Facilitate the Healing Process Among Survivors of the Genocide of Tutsi in Rwanda." ... read more

Research and Collaboration Combine to Provide Clean, Affordable Water Ted Loudon, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor Emeritus
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
College of Engineering

Research and Collaboration Combine to Provide Clean, Affordable Water

Ted Loudon is an irrigation engineer by training. Much of his career focused on water quality impacts from livestock operations, including technologies for improving the quality of water before it is discharged back to the soil or water environment. As a research-active professor emeritus, Dr. Loudon now applies his expertise toward water purification research and training people across the world who do not have access to clean, affordable water ... read more

MSU Priorities
Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

Competing Effectively in the Global Knowledge Economy

Competing Effectively in the Global Knowledge Economy

MSU Center for Community and Economic Development Partners with Regional Planners in Northern Michigan and Eastern Upper Peninsula to Identify Strategic Actions

With the shift from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge economy, individuals, organizations, and communities find themselves struggling to envision new livelihoods in an increasingly competitive global economy, and improve the quality of community life in an atmosphere of diminishing public resources. Continued high rates of unemployment, downsizing of automobile manufacturing plants, decreases in levels of home ownership ... read more

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Upcoming Events

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

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

Summit on Transforming Transportation: Economies & Communities
Detroit, Michigan
April 7-9, 2011

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

Fundraising for Engagement: Leveraging Internal and External Resources for Institutional Engagement
Roanoke, Virginia
June 10-12, 2011

National Outreach Scholarship Conference
Hosted by Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
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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