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Thinking About Water

The 2016 issue of the Engaged Scholar Magazine looks at water using a variety of lenses—from geographic regions to environmental studies to challenges in water resource management.

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MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon inducted into Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship

Curriculum with a Cause: A Networking Lunch for Faculty and Community Partners
Registration Deadline: November 4, 2016

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

What America Ate Archive Invites Public Engagement around Eating Habits During the Great Depression Helen Veit, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
College of Social Science

Peter I. Berg, Ph.D.
Librarian and Head of Special Collections
Associate Director, Special Collections and Preservation
MSU Libraries

Dean Rehberger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
Interim Chair, Department of Sociology
Director, MATRIX Center for Digital Humanities
College of Social Science

What America Ate Archive Invites Public Engagement around Eating Habits During the Great Depression

Providing opportunities for the public to engage intellectually, both receiving from and contributing to a collective community of knowledge, is an important part of MSU's outreach focus. Helen Veit, associate professor in the Department of History, Peter Berg, head of the MSU Libraries Special Collections, and Dean Rehberger, director of MATRIX, are working on a project that offers this kind of opportunity.

The project, called What America Ate is a digital archive of thousands of culinary sources from the 1930s about eating habits during the Depression. Created to be a warm, user-friendly website, What America Ate invites the public to take part in the archival process while learning about an important time in America's history ... read more

Kathy Dontje Kathy Dontje, Ph.D., R.N., FNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor, Health Programs
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
College of Nursing

Teamwork: Educating Future Health Care Professionals in Collaborative Care

As health care awareness grows, and patients address increasingly more complex navigation channels necessary for treating chronic illness and long-term health conditions, Kathy Dontje is working to deliver the highest quality care at the most efficient and effective levels for both patients and healthcare professionals.

Dr. Dontje described the situation: Patients with both mental health and chronic health conditions are likely to receive better care from a team of health care professionals than from a physician or nurse practitioner that works alone. The number of these patients is on the rise—the U.S. population is aging, and there are higher rates of obesity and related disease, to cite two reasons for the increase—and schools need an established curriculum to prepare students to work within a model of interprofessional collaborative care. Dontje was awarded more than $700,000 for a three-year grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop an effective curriculum that provides students with that education and experience ... read more

MSU Priorities
Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

Nicholas A. Hays Nicholas A. Hays, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Management
Eli Broad College of Business

Business, Management, and Community Engagement Blend for a Rewarding Experience

When Nick Hays began an assistant professorship in the Broad College of Business during Fall 2014, he brought not only academic qualifications, but years of private sector job know-how.

From Hays' perspective, community-engaged learning is a vital component of the student experience. The year following his arrival at MSU, he incorporated a community engagement project into a capstone course for seniors majoring in management. His intent was to include hands-on involvement for his students that illustrated the sometimes stark differences between "knowing that" and "knowing how" ... read more

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Upcoming Events

Community-Engaged Scholarship Write In
East Lansing, Michigan
November 4, 2016

Flint Research Network Meeting
Flint, Michigan
November 4, 2016

MSU Global Engagement Speaker Series – Budd Hall
East Lansing, Michigan
November 9, 2016

World Usability Day 2016
East Lansing, Michigan
November 10, 2016

Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference
East Lansing, Michigan
November 14, 2016

Community-Engaged Scholarship Write In
East Lansing, Michigan
December 2, 2016

MSU Awards Convocation
East Lansing, Michigan
February 7, 2017

Global Engagement Speaker Series – Shawn Wilson
East Lansing, Michigan
February 15, 2017

Global Engagement Speaker Series – Catherine Odora Hoppers
East Lansing, Michigan
March 15, 2017

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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 community partnership 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.

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