If you are unable to see the message below, please go to https://engagedscholar.msu.edu/enewsletter.

The Engaged Scholar E-Newsletter Logo Michigan State University Logo
  November 2019

Printable Version  |  Home  About  Contact 


Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

  Dr. Jack Harkema, on top of one of the AirCARE mobile air research laboratories.  

Mobile Air Research Lab Assists Abandoned Mine Study in Navajo Nation Communities

Jack Harkema, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P., A.T.S.F.
University Distinguished Professor
Albert C. and Lois E. Dehn Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine
Director, Laboratory for Environmental and Toxicological Pathology
Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation
College of Veterinary Medicine

What you can't see can kill you—or at least can make you really sick—including extremely small-diameter particles in the air we breathe. Jack Harkema, University Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Toxicology in MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, has been studying these tiny airborne particles (particulate matter) for his entire career. His research focuses on how chronic respiratory, cardiovascular, autoimmune, and metabolic diseases affect an individual's susceptibility to the adverse health effects of particulate air pollutants that are emitted into the air from mobile vehicles, industrial sources, natural sources (wind-blown dusts), or chemically generated in the atmosphere... read more

  Girls participate in GLOBE camp activities.  

Encouraging Welcoming Receptions of Immigrants and Immigration

Carrie Symons, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Teacher Education
College of Education

According to the Refugee Development Center (RDC) in Lansing, Michigan, an average of 600 refugees have historically been resettled in Lansing each year, most of them from Iraq, Bhutan, Burma, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. But even once the refugees have found a "home" in Lansing, they still face many hurdles, with language barriers, cultural differences, financial struggles, and sometimes, sadly, negative social perceptions ...

Carrie Symons, in collaboration with the RDC, is seeking to address that latter hurdle with what has become a collection of projects centered on the question: How can negative perceptions of immigrants and immigration in the United States be changed? ... read more

  Reading their poetry aloud to others encourages the incarcerated individuals' creativity and confidence in their imaginative expression.  

The Prison Poetry Zine Project

Guillermo Delgado, M.F.A.
Academic Specialist in Community and Socially Engaged Arts
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Robert Frost said, "Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."

For those incarcerated, emotion and self-expression can be locked away as much as their physical selves. Guillermo Delgado and his students offer a way to find, articulate, and release those thoughts, through poetry, drawing, and other forms of creative expression.

Guillermo Delgado is an energetic and deeply dedicated artist-educator who believes engaging communities in "creative and empowering processes of art exploration" leads to better things. He applies that message to his work with students at the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH), as well as the men in his prison classes ... read more


Announcements and Events


Community-Engaged Scholarship Write-Ins
East Lansing, Michigan
December 6, 2019
January 10, 2020
February 7, 2020
March 13, 2020
April 3, 2020
May 1, 2020

Support for Community-Engaged Learning at MSU
East Lansing, Michigan
December 6, 2019

2020 MSU Outreach and Engagement Awards Ceremony
East Lansing, Michigan
February 19, 2020

Global Engagement Speaker Series: Sandra Rodriguez
East Lansing, Michigan
February 25, 2020


Campus Compact National Conference: The Promise of Full Democracy, Opportunity, Voice
Seattle, Washington
March 29-April 1, 2020

MSU Science Festival
East Lansing, Michigan
April 1-30, 2020

Science Olympiad State Tournament
East Lansing, Michigan
April 25, 2020

2020 Broader Impacts Summit
Durham, North Carolina
April 28-30, 2020

C2UExpo 2020: Culture, Place, and Resilience
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
May 12-14, 2020
Proposal deadline: December 15, 2019

Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship
East Lansing, Michigan
June 1-5, 2020


Outreach and Engagement Resources


MSU Graduate Certification in Community Engagement
This 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 Community Engaged Learning 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


The Engaged Scholar Magazine Cover - Volume 14


The Engaged Scholar Magazine

The 2019 issue of the Engaged Scholar Magazine looks at Detroit's resurgence, how it is being driven by public-private-nonprofit partnerships, and how MSU is playing a part.

View the latest volume


Looking for Community Partners?

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, University Outreach and Engagement may be able to help you. Our staff and researchers have connections across the state in areas such as education, mental health, human services, business, and government. For more information, contact Laurie Van Egeren, Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement at (517) 353-8977, or vanegere@msu.edu.


ES 360° Feedback ...

We would like to hear from you. Contact us with comments, suggestions, announcements, or “engaged scholar” project information for future e-newsletters. Send to Amy Byle: engaged.scholar@msu.edu or call (517) 353-8977.

Subscribe to The Engaged Scholar E-Newsletter

  Michigan State University Wordmark  

© 2019 Michigan State University Board of Trustees. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.