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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.


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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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Standards of Practice for Medical Examiners Developed by MSU-Sparrow Center of Excellence for Forensic Science and Medicine David Foran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Forensic Science Program
School of Criminal Justice
College of Social Science

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 William D. Corser, Ph.D., R.N., NEA-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing

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

Summit on Transforming Transportation: Economies & Communities
Detroit, Michigan
April 7-9, 2011
Deadline for Registration: April 4, 2011

2011 Michigan Land & Prosperity Summit
East Lansing, Michigan
April 8, 2011

15th Annual Michigan Campus Compact Outstanding Student Service Awards Celebration
East Lansing, Michigan
April 9, 2011

Strategic Doing: A New Approach to Designing and Implementing Strategy in Loosely Joined Networks
Training Session for MSU Faculty and Staff
East Lansing, Michigan
April 14, 2011

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

Strategic Doing: Building a Systemic Approach to Engaged Scholarship in Southeast Michigan and Detroit
Work Session for MSU Faculty and Staff
East Lansing, Michigan
May 12, 2011

Fundraising for Engagement: Leveraging Internal and External Resources for Institutional Engagement
Roanoke, Virginia
June 10-12, 2011
Deadline for Registration: May 27, 2011

The Legacy and the Promise: 150 Years of Land-Grant Universities
State College, Pennsylvania
June 22-24, 2011

Imagining America 12th Annual Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota
September 22-24, 2011
Deadline for Proposals: April 4, 2011

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop
East Lansing, Michigan
September 30-October 4, 2011
Deadline for Applications: April 8, 2011

National Outreach Scholarship Conference
Hosted by Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
October 2-4, 2011
Deadline for Proposals: March 31, 2011

International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement
Chicago, Illinois
November 2-4, 2011
Deadline for Proposals: April 15, 2011

Looking for Project Partners?

University-Community Partnerships

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 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.

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, or visit http://ucp.msu.edu/partnerships/.

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