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The Engaged Scholar Magazine Cover - Volume 7

Diversity and Inclusion
Volume No. 7 addresses equitable and sustainable approaches to coping with the social, technological, and economic complexities of life in the 21st century.


Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership Award 2013
Congratulations to Kinesiology professor Dan Gould, director of the Institute for Youth Sports, and community partner Think Detroit Police Athletic League

Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument (OEMI)
MSU faculty and academic staff: Please 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: March 30, 2013

2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
Deadline: April 26, 2013

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop
Application Deadline: April 30, 2013

Tool of Engagement Learning Modules
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.

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

Picture of Forrest S. Carter Forrest S. Carter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing
Interim Faculty Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship
The Eli Broad College of Business

H.E.R.O.E.S. Project Leads to First-Ever MSU Collegiate Chapter of the Black Chamber of Commerce

It is widely acknowledged that entrepreneurs are hard-working, persistent individuals who thrive on a challenge.

People who start their own businesses typically possess an idea—maybe even a dream—and will work tirelessly to achieve success. They often start out with the odds against them and face such obstacles as obtaining financial capital, developing purchasing capabilities, and gaining market access. These obstacles can be even greater when the entrepreneur is a member of a minority population and is operating in an urban or distressed region.

Dr. Forrest S. "Sam" Carter, associate professor of marketing in the Eli Broad College of Business and Interim Faculty Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship, knows these challenges well and cares deeply about them. That's one of the reasons why his collaborative teaching and research partnerships are designed to provide the knowledge, tools, and practical applications aimed at helping aspiring entrepreneurs become successful ... read more

Picture from Left to Right -- Mary Cotton, Frank Komara, Carol Monson, and Mary Hughes Carol Monson, D.O., M.S., FACOFP, FAAFP
Senior Associate to the Dean
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
College of Osteopathic Medicine

A Fellowship of Care: Helping Michigan's Aging Residents Grow Old Gracefully

Ensuring that Michigan's aging population will have the qualified care needed to "grow old gracefully" is the goal of a five-year project led by Dr. Carol Monson and her team of researchers from MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine.

With an $800,000 U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration grant, Monson and her team are establishing a statewide system of osteopathic geriatric fellowships that will be focused on the philosophy of optimal aging.

The timeliness of the project is of the essence, as Michigan's large aging population will grow exponentially as the baby boomer generation begins to enter their golden years. Currently, Michigan does not have enough geriatricians or doctors with specialized geriatric training to care for them. "Many hospitals don't have geriatric fellowships," said Monson. "Our goal is to increase the number of geriatricians in Michigan by growing our own." ... read more

MSU Priorities
Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

The Intellectual Property Start-up Project Adam Candeub, J.D.
Professor of Law
Director, Intellectual Property and Communications Law Program
College of Law

Adjunct Professor
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

The Intellectual Property Start-up Project

In all of the first steps taken by an inventor or innovator, one of the most complex involves protecting an invention, prototype, creative concept, literary product, scientific discovery, or even good idea as it proceeds to market availability.

Adam Candeub, professor with the MSU College of Law, is leading a new initiative called The Intellectual Property Start-Up Project that offers information about navigating the legal aspects of intellectual property (IP). The pilot project is a new practice area within MSU Law's Legal Clinic, and includes experts drawn from MSU's alumni and adjunct faculty, student clinicians, and community partners who will work with entrepreneurs and business owners to determine their questions and challenges for legally protecting their ventures.

"Emerging entrepreneurs need expert advice to guide them through the complexity of protecting intellectual property," said Candeub. "Often, they don't even know where to start or what questions to ask." ... read more

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Upcoming Events

MSU Science Festival
East Lansing, Michigan
April 12-21, 2013

Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament
East Lansing, Michigan
April 27, 2013

Community-University Partnerships: Invested in Michigan's Future
Lansing, Michigan
April 30, 2013

The Engaged Campus: Driving Innovation Through Partnerships
Dearborn, Michigan
May 19-21, 2013

CU Expo 2013: Engaging Shared Worlds
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
June 12-15, 2013

14th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
October 8-10, 2013

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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 services, 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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