Camden Endowed Teacher/Scholar Award

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Howard and Lili Camden Endowed Teacher/Scholar Award. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge quality teaching in CANR.   


Candidate must have five or more years of teaching service in CANR. Tenure system and fixed-term faculty, academic specialists and instructors are eligible. Departmental Advisory/Awards Committees and individual faculty members may submit nomination packets. Students should contact their department or school awards committee for assistance in preparing a nomination.

Nominations Materials

Nomination packets should address each of the six following areas, with packets limited to no more than four pages excluding supporting letters (if included). Please include no more than four letters of support. Unsigned letters should not be included in review packets.

  1. Candidate has a demonstrated teaching record that has helped students gain skills conducive to problem-solving and the use of common sense.
  2. Candidate has developed innovative teaching methods and/or materials and has successfully applied these at MSU.
  3. Candidate has taught a significant number of undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
  4. Candidate demonstrates mentoring inside and outside the classroom.
  5. Candidate is respected by CANR constituent groups through professional involvements and/or recognitions.
  6. Candidate has demonstrated instructional excellence, scholarly achievement, and professional linkages. 

Questions should be directed to Kelly Millenbah at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 517-355-0234.

Email one PDF copy of the nomination packet to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), subject Line: Camden

All material must be received by Feb. 19, 2016. Award winners will be recognized at the CANR Faculty & Staff Picnic.

Past Recipients

  • Daniel Hayes (FW)
  • Larry Zink (AFRE)
  • Gretchen Hill (ANS)
  • Lorraine Weatherspoon (FSHN)
  • Joe Domecq (ANS)
  • Janice Harte (FSHN)
  • John Shelle (ANS)
  • Scott Winterstein (FW)
  • MSU Entomology professor named 2015 Entomological Society of America Fellow

    MSU Entomology professor named 2015 Entomological Society of America Fellow

    Posted on November 30, 2015 12:22pm

    Michigan State University Entomology professor James R. Miller was recently elected a 2015 Fellow of the Entomological Society of America for his pioneering research in insect physiology, chemical ecology and behavior that has significantly enhanced insect detection and management.

  • Douglas Buhler recommended for CANR interim dean

    Douglas Buhler recommended for CANR interim dean

    Posted on November 24, 2015 3:05pm

    Douglas Buhler, senior associate dean for research in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be recommended to the MSU Board of Trustees as interim dean designate of CANR from Dec. 10-31, and then interim dean, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

    Buhler also serves as assistant vice president for Research and Graduate Studies and director of MSU AgBioResearch, positions he will retain during his service as interim dean.


  • Entomology student winners at 2015 Entomological Society of America meeting

    Entomology student winners at 2015 Entomological Society of America meeting

    Posted on November 23, 2015 4:26pm

    The Department of Entomology was well represented at the 2015 Entomological Society of America annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nov. 15-18. Congratulations to the following students who won awards.

  • Halal Food: An Introduction to Islamic Laws and Ethics

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  • Register today: LPI’s PZC hosts Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program Feb. 23-25, 2016

    Register today: LPI’s PZC hosts Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program Feb. 23-25, 2016

    Posted on November 19, 2015 4:06pm

    Since 2009, the MSU Planning & Zoning Center (PZC), a part of the MSU Land Policy Institute, has offered the Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program in 15 different locations around the state. Zoning Administrators make up the majority of participants attending the training. However, the program has attracted private consultants and county planners who consult with local Zoning Administrators, local elected officials and State agency staff as well. It has even attracted some unexpected participants who may have taken on the responsibility of the Zoning Administrator, due to lack of staff and funding at the municipal or county levels.

    The PZC will be offering the Training Program in Muskegon at the Shoreline Inn & Conference Center on Feb. 23-25, 2016. Space is available and early registration ends on Monday, Feb. 13, 2016, so be sure to reserve your space today!

    All Zoning Administrators should attend this program at some point in their career. The sooner they take the classes after becoming a Zoning Administrator, the better able they will be to do their job well. The Zoning Administrators who have attended the training program have had varying levels of experience and all have benefitted from the program.

  • Detroit Stories: Land Policy Institute Helps Lead Urban Development Study

    Posted on November 19, 2015 1:39pm

    Those who really know the city of Detroit are aware of its countless triumphs, big and small, and its enduring spirit. Stories of renewal and resurgence abound, as many, including Spartans, continue to invest in the city, its work, and its people.

    Detroit is one of the seven metro areas that are part of the Michigan Walkable Urban Places study led by MSU’s Land Policy Institute.

    Michigan State University’s Land Policy Institute is helping conduct the Michigan Walkable Urban Places study to assist in planning future development blueprints for the state of Michigan.

    The study will assess walkability trends and real estate demand in seven metro regions: Detroit-Ann Arbor; Flint; Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland; Kalamazoo-Battle Creek; Lansing; Jackson; and Saginaw-Midland-Bay City. 

  • LPI’s Graebert to share results from the recent Ingham County Property Tax Auction Study

    LPI’s Graebert to share results from the recent Ingham County Property Tax Auction Study

    Posted on November 18, 2015 1:28pm

    The Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC) is hosting their next monthly Land Use Lunch Series event at noon on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at the Michigan Municipal League office in Lansing. Mary Beth Graebert, associate director of the Land Policy Institute, will be the featured speaker. She will share results from the recently released study on Economic Impact Analysis of the Ingham County Property Tax Auction by the Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing and LPI. The Treasurer’s office has utilized Property Tax Foreclosure Auction and Land Bank Fast Track Authority programs since 2006 to address foreclosure, abandonment and blight in Ingham County neighborhoods. The study examines the economic impacts of tax auction sales, rates of return to foreclosure, and the relationship between tax auction property sales, renovations and property prices in Ingham County neighborhoods between 2008 and 2014. Study results show that tax auction activities can play a positive role in neighborhood revitalization, which has been especially important during the economic recession and housing market decline, but strategic use of property disposition tools is key to success.

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    Today on GreenIsGood: How can mega events like the Olympics and the World Cup improve their sustainability and reduce their carbon footprint?

    By: John Shegerian,

    John Shegerian: Welcome back to Green Is Good. This is the Green Sports Alliance edition of Green Is Good here in beautiful downtown Chicago, and we are so honored to have with us today Professor Eva Kassens-Noor. She is going to be talking about climate in sports. Welcome to Green Is Good.

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    Posted on November 18, 2015 9:14am

    The chart shows that enrollment in the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is on an upward trend. It also shows that our students are divided pretty evenly between men and women, and a third chart shows that CANR serves three populations of students: students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology, undergraduate and graduate students.

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    NSF grant advances research on how predators help crops in fruit-growing areas

    Posted on November 12, 2015 6:20pm

    MSU Associate Professor Catherine Lindell is one of 16 recipients of grants totaling more than $20 million made in 2015 by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program for research on how humans and the environment interact.

    Lindell and two MSU colleagues, in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources —Philip H. Howard, associate professor of community sustainability, and Brian Maurer, associate professor of fisheries and wildlife and of geography—received a three-year, $498,650 grant to investigate whether predatory bird populations, in this case American kestrels, increase when researchers provide nest boxes in fruit-growing regions and whether these predators reduce crop damage.


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