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The Engaged Scholar Magazine Cover - Volume 9

Student Engagement

Volume 9 features student engagement initiatives at MSU.


Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument (OEMI)
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: March 27, 2015

16th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium
Proposals Deadline: March 20, 2015

2015 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference
Proposals Deadline: March 27, 2015

MSU Detroit Center and MSU in the 313 Pre-College Summer Experience
Deadline: March 28, 2015

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015

2015 Imagining America Conference
Proposal Deadline: April 3, 2015

2015 Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Transformations in Higher Education: The Scholarship of Engagement Series
Available from MSU Press

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

Collaboration that Supports STEM Educators in High Poverty Schools Receives Community Engagement Scholarship Award Gail Richmond, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education
College of Education

Collaboration that Supports STEM Educators in High Poverty Schools Receives Community Engagement Scholarship Award

Gail Richmond and the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) are co-recipients of the 2015 Community Engagement Scholarship Award bestowed during the annual MSU Awards Convocation on February 10.

Richmond serves as the project director of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson STEM Teaching Fellowship Program at MSU. The program focuses on recruiting, training, placing, and supporting new STEM teachers in under-resourced, high-poverty schools in urban and rural communities such as Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Jackson, Flint, and Escanaba. Richmond has built a partnership that works with the teachers as well as building and district administrators to create and sustain a supportive community, while also mentoring, encouraging, and inspiring early teachers to remain in the classroom ... read more

Book Collaboration Showcases the Diversity of Local Belief Howard Bossen, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Journalism
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Eric Freedman, J.D.
Associate Professor, School of Journalism
Knight Chair, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Book Collaboration Showcases the Diversity of Local Belief

This past fall, two professors from the MSU School of Journalism shepherded a project to completion with the publication of a book, One Community, One Week, Many Faiths: The Diversity of Worship and Faith. Howard Bossen and Eric Freedman designed the book project as a university-community collaboration whose intent was to present an authentic voice representing the rich cultural, religious, and intellectual diversity of the community.

The idea was initiated by Freedman, who wanted to teach a class on writing nonfiction books. To give the students real-world experience, a project was proposed that would pair student writers and photographers in a collaborative effort to record one week in the life of the area's various religious communities. Two special topics courses were created. The writing class was taught by Freedman. Photojournalism students were taught by Bossen ... read more

MSU Priorities
Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

MSU Spin-off Company Markets Solution to Scientific Publishing Community and Beyond George M. Garrity, Sc.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
College of Natural Science

MSU Spin-off Company Markets Solution to Scientific Publishing Community and Beyond

George Garrity strives to embody the true spirit of entrepreneurism in his work. Through his company, NamesforLife, he has developed a tool to meet a pressing need in the world of scientific research and publishing, and bundled that tool into a business venture to make it widely available. NamesforLife is a MSU spin-off company that was formed to commercialize a patented technology which has been licensed through MSU Technologies.

Garrity, once a natural product screening professional at Merck Research Laboratories, and now professor and entrepreneur, knows first-hand the problem that many scientific researchers and publishers face: that the names and classifications of organisms, chemicals and other things of interest change frequently over time, often without consistency of meaning or usage ... read more

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Upcoming Events

MSU Pre-College Program Faculty and Staff Workshop: Identifying, Addressing, and Promoting Student and Adolescent Mental Health Wellness
East Lansing, Michigan
March 25, 2015

Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education Conference
East Lansing, Michigan
March 27–28, 2015

MSU Science Festival
East Lansing, Michigan
April 15-19, 2015

MSU Global Day of Service
April 18, 2015

Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament
East Lansing, Michigan
May 2, 2015

CU Expo 2015
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
May 26-29, 2015

Innovations in Collaborative Modeling Conference
East Lansing, Michigan
June 4-5, 2015

16th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium
State College, Pennsylvania
September 29-30, 2015

2015 Imagining America Conference
Baltimore, Maryland
September 30 - October 3, 2015

2015 Annual Conference of the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement
Boston, Massachusetts
November 16-18, 2015

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 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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