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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Law enforcement training in progress

"One-of-a-Kind" Nationwide Intelligence Toolbox Program

A professor in MSU's School of Criminal Justice, David Carter is passionate about training the nation's law enforcement officers to build an intelligence capacity that can prevent and disrupt terrorism-focused activities.

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Department of Justice recommended that "Every law enforcement agency, regardless of size ... develop an intelligence capacity." Implementing this recommendation in a way that protects citizens' privacy and civil rights was what fueled Dr. Carter's concept for the Intelligence Toolbox training program ... read more

Members of the Michigan Quilt Network view quilts from the MSU Museum's quilt collection. Folk arts curator Marsha MacDowell (far right) and collections assistant Beth Donaldson (next to MacDowell) explain that the quilt was made by Lois Darcus, of Elsie, Michigan, between 1876 and 1900.

Catching History Before it Disappears

You might think of museums as repositories for the dusty detritus of times past. Marsha MacDowell would disagree. At the MSU Museum, where Dr. MacDowell is curator of folk arts, "we are moving to get more contemporary materials," she said. "We focus on the understudied, underdocumented cultures of today. We want to catch them before they disappear." ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

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Information Technology Empowerment Center

Initiative is a diverse public-private partnership in mid-Michigan

One of the newest initiatives at Michigan State University is a public-private partnership that is working to increase technology skills for children and adults in economically disadvantaged areas and better prepare them for a 21st century workforce.

The Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) has a diverse set of mid-Michigan partners in the business, education, government, and nonprofit sectors. ITEC also has an ambitious regional agenda to enhance and improve the skills necessary to succeed in a high-tech economy... read more

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 Burton Bargerstock, Executive Director of the Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, at (517) 353-8977 or bb@msu.edu.


We would like to hear from you. Contact us with comments, suggestions, announcements, or "engaged scholar" project information for future e-newsletters. Send to: engaged.scholar@msu.edu.


MSU Graduate Certification in Community Engagement
This program prepares graduate students for 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.

Transformations in Higher Education: The Scholarship of Engagement Series
Available from Michigan State University Press

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