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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Writing for Healing: In Rwanda and Beyond

Writing for Healing: In Rwanda and Beyond

Laura Apol is a poet, writer, and associate professor in MSU's Department of Teacher Education. When the world presents a picture that is difficult or painful to look at, she believes that words and phrases can provide a way to understand and begin healing. This is the goal of her ongoing project, "Using Narrative Writing to Facilitate the Healing Process Among Survivors of the Genocide of Tutsi in Rwanda." ... read more

Research and Collaboration Combine to Provide Clean, Affordable Water

Research and Collaboration Combine to Provide Clean, Affordable Water

Ted Loudon is an irrigation engineer by training. Much of his career focused on water quality impacts from livestock operations, including technologies for improving the quality of water before it is discharged back to the soil or water environment. As a research-active professor emeritus, Dr. Loudon now applies his expertise toward water purification research and training people across the world who do not have access to clean, affordable water ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

Competing Effectively in the Global Knowledge Economy

Competing Effectively in the Global Knowledge Economy

MSU Center for Community and Economic Development Partners with Regional Planners in Northern Michigan and Eastern Upper Peninsula to Identify Strategic Actions

With the shift from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge economy, individuals, organizations, and communities find themselves struggling to envision new livelihoods in an increasingly competitive global economy, and improve the quality of community life in an atmosphere of diminishing public resources. Continued high rates of unemployment, downsizing of automobile manufacturing plants, decreases in levels of home ownership ... 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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