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February 2019

Tribal Forestry: Leading 21st Century Forest Management Through Innovation, Partnership and Culture
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources Building
Speaker: Michael Dockry
Host: Department of Forestry
Series: Hanover Forest Science Series
Note: Light reception to follow.

Unnatural selection and genetic drift: Fish population genomics in human dominated ecosystems
Date: Thursday, February 21, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 1420 Biomedical Physical Science
Speaker: Mariah Meek, MSU Department of Integrative Biology
Host: EEBB

Approaches to Involving Students in Community-Engaged Research
Date: Friday, February 22, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Center
Speaker: Tamara Butler, Department of English, African-American and African Studies Vaughn Watson, Teacher Education Stephanie White, Community Sustainability
Host: Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative, African-American and African Studies Program, Department of Teacher Education, Department of Community Sustainability
Series: Advances in Community-Engaged Research Series.
Note: Looking for new ways to involve students in community-engaged research? Interested in possible approaches? Three MSU faculty members will share their experiences in guiding students to respectfully work with communities as collaborators on research projects, both in and outside of the classroom.

Towards High Throughput Assessment of Canopy Dynamics in Amazon Forests
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resource Building
Speaker: Gang Shao
Host: Department of Forestry
Series: Hanover Forest Science Seminar

March 2019

2019 Great Lakes Conference
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Center Auditorium
Speaker: Andrea Stay, Environmental Stewardship Division, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; Christina Pastoria, Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Natural Resources; Seth Herbst, Fisheries Division, Michigan Department of Natural Resources; Dr. Howard Tanner, Retired; Dr. Jennifer Kanine, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Dept. of Natural Resources; TBA Representative from Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi; Elliot Nelson, Michigan Sea Grant Extension Moderators are Michelle Selzer, Lake Coordinator, Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Dr. Heather Triezenberg, Michigan Sea Grant Extension
Host: MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife MSU Institute of Water Research Michigan Sea Grant Extension Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Contact: Lois Wolfson at wolfson1@msu.edu or 517-353-9222.
Note: Registration is now open for the 2019 Great Lakes Conference – attend to learn about key Great Lakes issues including fisheries history, Asian carp prevention, the cultural and ecologic significance of wild rice, best management practices in the Lake Erie Basin, water restoration efforts and Great Lakes wildlife.

2019 Shoreline and Shallows Conference: Impacts of Waves and Lake Levels on Shorelines
Date: Thursday, March 7, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m
Location: Lincoln Room, Kellogg Center, MSU
Host: DEQ, IWR, GEI, OGL and MSU Extension
Contact: Lois Wolfson at wolfson1@msu.edu or 517-353-9222.
Note: This year’s conference focuses on the impacts of moderate and high-energy waves on lake shorelines. It will also include information on lake levels, native plant communities along shorelines and healthy shorelines and fish responses.

Intensive Forest Management Effects on Soil Sustainability in the Southeastern U.S.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources Building
Speaker: Zakiya Leggett
Host: Department of Forestry
Series: Hanover Forest Science Seminar
Note: Light reception to follow.

Fisheries & Wildlife seminar by John Waldham, Queens College
Date: Friday, March 15, 3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: John Waldham, Queens College

Short and Long term Effects of Prescribed Fire in Northern Dry Forest Ecosystems
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources Building
Speaker: Christel Kern
Host: Department of Forestry
Series: Hanover Forest Science Series
Note: Light reception to follow.

Strategies for Publishing Your Community-Engaged Scholarship
Date: Friday, March 29, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: 138 Brody Hall
Speaker: Diane M. Doberneck, Associate Director, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement
Host: University Outreach and Engagement, The Graduate School, The Writing Center
Note: Do you have a great service-learning, outreach teaching, or community engagement project, but are not sure how to write it up for a peer-reviewed publication? Would you like to get more than one publication out of your community-engagement projects? Are you familiar with disciplinary journals and interested in branching out into interdisciplinary ones but not sure where to start? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this interactive workshop is for you. Bring your laptops along. Together, we will explore successful strategies for publishing and identify journals that are the right fit for your community work. Participants will come away with resources and practical next steps for publishing their scholarship.

April 2019

Restoring Forests, Restoring Communities
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources Building
Speaker: Steven Lawry
Host: Department of Forestry
Series: Hanover Forest Science Series
Note: Light reception to follow.

Fisheries and Wildlife seminar by Brenda Pracheil, Oak Ridge National Lab
Date: Friday, April 12, 3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Brenda Pracheil, Oak Ridge National Lab

Fate of the Earth 2019
Date: Saturday, April 13, All day
Location: Kellogg Center
Speaker: TBA
Host: Environmental Science and Policy Program
Contact: Karessa Weir

Creating a Digital Presence and Portfolio for Your Community-Engaged Work
Date: Friday, April 19, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Center
Speaker: Danielle DeVoss, Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures Scott Schopieray, College of Arts and Letters Burt Bargerstock, National Collaborative for the Study of Engagement
Host: Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, MSU College of Arts and Letters, The Graduate School, The Academic Advancement Network, University Outreach and Engagement
Note: In this workshop, we'll first talk about the ways in which community-engaged scholars situate their professional work in spaces like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. We'll then move into reviewing and discussing the digital portfolios of community-engaged scholars. All participants will leave with a work plan and ideas for creating and publishing their own digital portfolios—with a set of approaches to put into practice, and resources for further brainstorming and refining their materials. We will also discuss further opportunities at MSU to get involved in other digital presence professional development.

Relationships, History, Hip Hop and Forestry: Integrating Diversity and Inclusion in Environmental Sciences
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources Building
Speaker: Thomas Easley
Host: Department of Forestry
Series: Hanover Forest Science Seminar

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.