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Children and Youth

The 2017 issue of the Engaged Scholar Magazine looks at children and youth. Topics range from preventing childhood obesity and helping teens manage diabetes, to a program for young children on the autism spectrum and a curriculum for helping youth strengthen their cultural identity.

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Rebecca Campbell Receives W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award Exemplary Project Recognition

MSU Administrator Inducted into Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship

MSU Spartan Volunteer Service Award: A Presidential Recognition for Students
Application deadline: December 1, 2017

Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship
Application deadline: April 6, 2018

MSU Graduate Certification 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.

Community Engagement Toolkits
Designed by the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement to guide and support MSU faculty, students, staff, and community partners.

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.

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

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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Michigan State University has long had a presence in Detroit, the state's largest city. Louise Jezierski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Social Relations and Policy
James Madison College

Detroit, Lansing, Flint, and Beyond: The Fundamental Role of Working with Cities

Cities such as Detroit, Lansing, and Flint in Michigan offer nearby opportunities for Jezierski's students to experience the realities that exist for people living and working in urban and suburban landscapes.

"The Metropolitan Society course (MC 384) that I teach explores the fundamental role of cities. How do they advance democracy, economic growth, and community development? We focus on the rise, decline, and redevelopment of Detroit, and comparative cases such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles," said Jezierski ... read more

Participants discuss the Muslim Journeys program Deborah Margolis, M.L.S., M.A.
Middle East Studies and Anthropology Librarian
MSU Libraries

Mohammad Khalil, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
College of Arts and Letters
Director, Muslim Studies Program
International Studies and Programs
Adjunct Professor, MSU College of Law

MSU Library Facilitates Conversations about Islam in Mid-Michigan

The National Endowment for the Humanities created the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys project to give libraries and other institutions a set of resources that can be used to explore the Muslim world.

Structured as a grant, the Bookshelf is a collection of 25 books and three films "curated to present to the American public new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world" (from the Bridging Cultures website). The Bookshelf includes familiar works, such as The Arabian Nights and the poetry of Rúmí, as well as personal memoirs, histories, a graphic novel, and books that explore the Qur'an, the hajj, and Islamic art.

The Middle East Studies and Anthropology librarian successfully applied for the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf and followed that up by obtaining a more competitive grant from the NEH to create programming based on the American Library Association's "Let's Talk About It" model for scholar-led discussion groups ... read more

Michigan Corrections Officer badge Jennifer Cobbina, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice
College of Social Science

The Human Side of a Correctional Facility

Jennifer Cobbina's research focuses on issues related to corrections, prisoner reentry, recidivism, and desistance from crime.

Much of her work is framed by the issues faced by those who are incarcerated. In 2016, she accepted a request by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's office to join the Correctional Officers' Training Council for a three-year term. Of eight members on the board, she is one of two representing the academic community.

Her appointment has added context and perspective to her research about those affected by corrections policies and procedures ... read more

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Upcoming Events

Community-Engaged Scholarship Write-Ins
East Lansing, Michigan
November 3, 2017
December 1, 2017
January 12, 2018
February 2, 2018
March 2, 2018
April 6, 2018

Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference
Ann Arbor, Michigan
November 6, 2017

Communication and Brand Strategy Workshop: Your Online Presence
East Lansing, Michigan
November 7, 2017

MSU Global Engagement Speaker Series – Thelma Awori
East Lansing, Michigan
November 8, 2017

World Usability Day 2017
East Lansing, Michigan
November 9, 2017

Community Indicators Consortium Impact Summit
St. Petersburg, Florida
November 16-17, 2017

Communication and Brand Strategy Workshop: An Introduction to Public Communication
East Lansing, Michigan
November 20, 2017
December 1, 2017

MSU Extension Workshop: Advanced Facilitative Leadership
Tustin, Michigan
December 6-8, 2017

MSU Global Engagement Speaker Series – George Openjuru
East Lansing, Michigan
February 15, 2018

MSU Global Engagement Speaker Series – Nieves Tapia
East Lansing, Michigan
March 14, 2018

Campus Compact National Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana
March 25-28, 2018

National Alliance for Broader Impacts Summit
Providence, Rhode Island
April 25-27, 2018

Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship
East Lansing, Michigan
June 4-8, 2018

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