April 2019

The Role of Conservation in Creating a Vibrant Economy
Date: Friday, April 26, 3 p.m.
Location: Business College Complex Room N021
Speaker: William Demmer President and CEO, Demmer Holdings Conservationist
Host: The 2019 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture is presented by the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and supported by the National Science Foundation; the MSU offices of the President, Provost, and Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies; MSU AgBioResearch; and the Boone & Crockett Club.
Series: 2019 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture in partnership with the Boone & Crockett Club
Note: William Demmer has worked at the intersection of business and conservation, championing bringing strategic planning, scorecard balance, and risk management to empower new leaders in conservation and outdoor sportsmanship. His family’s philanthropic work has enriched both passions across the campus.

Reflecting on the Flint Water Crisis: A Community Engaged Research Photo-Voice Exhibit
Date: Friday, April 26, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: International Center Room 303
Host: Sponsored by MSU GenCen, MSU GJEC Graduate Program, MSU Dept. of Anthropology, MSU Sociology Dept., MSU Dept. of Forestry, MSU Dept. of Community Sustainability, and the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center - Community Core
Note: Join us for a photo exhibit and conversation! University and community researchers, as well as research participants, will share their insights on the experience of working together to document women's experiences of the Flint Water Crisis. Light refreshments will be served

May 2019

Domicology: Opportunities, Markets and Innovations
Date: Friday, May 17, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Center Lincoln Room
Speaker: Dr. Rex LaMore, MSU CCED; Jeff Spencer, Environmental Manager, MDEQ;
Host: MSU Center for Community and Economic Development
Note: Economic decline, disinvestment, natural disasters, and the effect of online purchasing on store closures have left communities with unprecedented amounts of structural debris, abandonment, and blight. How could a new paradigm called 'Domicology' turn this around?

June 2019

Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship
Date: Monday, June 3, All day
Location: Kellogg Center
Host: University Outreach and Engagement
Contact: Diane Doberneck at (517) 353-8977
Note: Michigan State University's Office of University Outreach and Engagement is hosting a Summer Intensive that will focus on community-engaged research and community-engaged teaching and learning, including service-learning and community-based research in classes. The Summer Intensive is composed of interactive workshops, lunches in disciplinary clusters and with senior community-engaged scholars, dialogue with community partners, and time to develop your own community engagement plan for your return to campus.