MSU Surplus Store

With the school year approaching fast, it’s the perfect time to check out the best-kept secret on campus, the MSU Surplus Store! You can visit online here or shop in person on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center helps keep MSU green by innovating the community’s used materials. Last year, the center was able to divert 13 million pounds of material collected from the landfill. 

The store also prides itself on their zero waste policy, meaning that if they collect something that cannot be resold, they recycle it for parts at their onsite recycling center. If you are interested in learning more about the center, visit their website here

The store sells a wide variety of products with anything from school supplies to furniture. In addition to the store and website, the surplus store has an Amazon Storefront, eBay account and Etsy account. The best part of these online resources are the textbooks, so if you are a student or have a student at home, check out these sites before buying your textbooks at full price somewhere else. 

You can visit the MSU Surplus Store at 468 Green Way, East Lansing. While in-person shopping is only open on Fridays, the store offers curbside pickup Monday through Friday. To shop or learn more about the store, visit msusurplusstore.com

Job of the Week: Administrative Business Analyst

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from the College of Music for an Administrative Business Analyst (799595). The College of Music is designed to foster innovation and creativity while helping every student achieve professional success. 

The Administrative Business Analyst is responsible for the accounting processes and financial reports for the Community Music School, including budget development and forecasting. They will monitor and analyze accounting records for the directors of the East Lansing and Detroit Community Music School programs. They will also communicate plans, objectives, policies and procedures to faculty and staff. For a list of all responsibilities, click here

The ideal candidate should have a four-year degree in a business-related field. They should have one to three years of experience in office work or operational activities. They should also have experience with word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, desktop publishing and web page software.

To learn more about the College of Music, visit music.msu.edu. To apply for this position, prepare a resume, letter of interest, contact information for three professional references and apply here by August 23.

August Events Round-up

Are you looking to find events for you and your family this month? There are activities (in-person and virtual) on campus and in the Greater Lansing community that are perfect for summer. Many events require registration, so be sure to click the links to learn more.

Campus Events

Starts August 325th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Concert Series (free): Enjoy the bells of Beaumont Tower, for free, every Wednesday.

August 6Family Day: Grow (free): Enjoy Family Day at the MSU Broad Art Museum. There will be hands-on, interactive activities throughout the museum.

August 14Architecture Tour (free): Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the MSU Broad Art Museum by learning more about the building’s unique architecture.

Starts August 18Tuesdays with Morrie: Come see the play based on the best-selling memoir of all time, Tuesdays with Morrie at the Wharton Center.

August 18Vince Gill featuring Wendy Moten: Enjoy music from recording artist Vince Gill and singer from The Voice, Wendy Moten at the Wharton Center. 

August 27Public Making Hours (free): Join fellow community members in working on creative projects.

Lansing Events

Starts August 2 –  Michigan Princess Lunchtime Cruise: Enjoy lunch and music from Dixieland Jazz Band on a cruise down the river on August 2 and 18. 

August 3Concert in the Park (free): Enjoy music from Global Village at parks all over LansingAugust 18 Zoo Night: Come see the Potter Park Zoo after hours with drinks and food. For guests 21 and over. 

August 20Art Feast (free to enter): Enjoy this arts and craft festival in the heart of Old Town Lansing. 

Health and Wellness

Starts August 3 Explorations in Eating (free): Learn what “normal eating” looks like with registered dietician, Abby Richey, on Teams August 3, 17 and 31. 

Starts August 3 Fresh Air Fitness: Pilates in the Garden (free): Enjoy the outdoors and pilates in the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden on August 3, 10 and 17. 

August 21Wellness Weekend Series: Movement Workshop (free): Move, converse and interact in a low pressure environment meant for all people.

Family-Friendly Activities

August 1 Sensory Friendly Hours: Visit the Impression5 Science Center for their sensory friendly hours.

August 2National Night Out: Touch-a-Truck (free): Bring the whole family to explore fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles and more.

Starts August 5Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe: Learn about Earth’s most remote locations at the Abrams Planetarium every weekend.

Starts August 5Summer Concert Series (free): Enjoy live performances on Friday nights in the Ann Street Plaza.  

Starts August 5SkyTellers: Seasons and Moon: Hear from Native American Master Storytellers at the Abrams Planetarium every Sunday.

August 649th Annual Art Fair (free): Enjoy a fine arts and craft show in historic downtown Grand Ledge.

August 8  – MSU Bug House Monday Night Open House (free): View insects from all over the world at the MSU Bug House.

Job of the Week: Athletic Trainer I

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from the Division of Student Life and Engagement for an Athletic Trainer (posting 799902). The Division of Student Life and Engagement engages students in active learning, ensures students are prepared for leadership roles and enhances educational environments.

The Athletic Trainer is responsible for providing first-responder services for Club Sports, Intramural Sports and other participants. This includes injury care, evaluations, referrals, record keeping and follow-up. They will participate in athletic training education programs and serve as a liaison with Intercollegiate Athletics Athletic Training and the Olin Health Center. They will also collaborate with MSU Recreational Sports staff and the university community. For a list of all responsibilities, click here

The ideal candidate should have a Masters degree in Physical Education and relevant coursework in athletic training. They should also have three to five years of experience in athletic training and certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). 
To learn more about the Division of Student Life and Engagement, visit studentlife.msu.edu. To apply for this position, prepare a cover letter, resume, three professional references and apply here by August 9.

Staycation Activities

Are you looking for some fun activities for the family this summer, but want to stay local? Check out these East Lansing gems for family fun or date nights.

The Graduate

The Graduate Hotel in East Lansing features the Graduate Rock Bar. This rooftop restaurant is perfect for the whole family or date night. Enjoy their incredible view of MSU campus. The Graduate Rock Bar is open seven days a week and 21+ only after 8 p.m. For more information, click here.

East Lansing Family Aquatic Center

Now open! The East Lansing Family Aquatic Center is the perfect place to soak in the sun with the whole family. The Aquatic Center has a variety of features including a sunbathing deck, drop slide, splash park and more. The Aquatic Center is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. For more information on rates and passes, click here.

East Lansing Farmers Market

This growers-only market is the perfect place for a Sunday getaway. The market features Michigan products and produce like fruit, cheese, flowers and more. The market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Valley Court Park. For more information, click here.

What’s your favorite local activity or destination? Share with us in the comments!

Job of the Week: Educational Program Coordinator I

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from the College of Education for an Educational Program Coordinator (posting 797486). The College of Education has established a reputation for excellence and visionary thinking in its efforts to improve teaching and learning across our nation and world, particularly within the contexts of urban and global education.

The Educational Program Coordinator is responsible for organizing educational materials to inform participants of innovations, resources and offerings. They will develop agendas and coordinate dates and logistics for events like speakers, conferences, courses, etc. They will also gather information from meetings, evaluation forms and input to help design programs and materials. For a list of all responsibilities, click here

The ideal candidate should have a four-year degree in Educational Theory and Methodology or a related field. They should have six months to 1 year of experience in planning and overseeing conferences. They should also have experience in database, word processing and knowledge of website development.

To learn more about the College of Education, visit education.msu.edu. To apply for this position, prepare a cover letter and resume and apply here by July 26.

Job of the Week: Child Care Assistant

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from the College of Social Science for a Child Care Assistant (posting 796559). The College of Social Science aims to make the world a better place by giving students the opportunity to participate in world-class research and take classes all over the world. 

The Child Care Assistant is responsible for overseeing a classroom setting at the MSU Child Development Laboratory in the department of Human Development and Family Studies. They will provide childcare and ensure quality care of children, including infants and toddlers.

The ideal candidate should have at least one year of specialized training and six months to one year of experience in providing child care. It’s preferred that applicants have a four-year degree in child development and are certified in CPR and First Aid. The position may require a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

To learn more about the College of Social Science, visit socialscience.msu.edu. To apply for this position, prepare a resume, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, three references and submit your application here by July 26.

Happy Cow Appreciation Day!

It’s Cow Appreciation Day! To celebrate these four-legged friends, take the family to the MSU Dairy Store for a tasty treat or visit the Dairy Cattle Teaching and Research Center south of campus to say hello and share your appreciation in person! 

The MSU Dairy Store sales support the teaching, research and outreach mission of the Dairy Foods Complex, where students interested in a career in the dairy foods industry have access to current equipment, technology and training. MSU’s research aids scientists in addressing food safety and processing issues.

The dairy store serves a wide variety of ice cream flavors that change daily. Through the month of July, they are serving a specialty cotton candy ice cream sundae topped with pop rocks, cotton candy and an MSU Bakery cupcake. For those who like their dairy on the savory side, the dairy store also sells cheese by the block or in gift boxes. 

The MSU Dairy Store summer hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more about the MSU Dairy Store, click here.

For a fun outdoor family activity this summer, visit the Dairy Cattle Teaching and Research Center, located on the university farms immediately south of MSU campus at 4075 N. College Road, between Forest and Jolly Roads. Visitors are welcome at the farm during daylight hours and can visit any animals accessible from outside or with open doors. The Michigan State University dairy herd is maintained for teaching, extension, and research purposes. Learning experiences are provided for classes in both Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine.

Job of the Week: Extension Specialist

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from MSU Extension’s Agriculture and Agribusiness for an Extension Specialist (posting 793218). MSU Extension of Agriculture and Agribusiness aims to increase farmers’ success while conserving the environment, assuring food safety, finding new markets and progressing agriculture through applied research. For more information about MSU Extension, click here.

The Extension Specialist is responsible for assisting with statewide trends and needs assessment for agriculture and agribusiness related programming and applied research. They will support the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI) work team functions, including leadership development, and multi-level and multi-disciplinary program planning, implementation and evaluation. They will also work with the AABI Director, work team members and evaluation specialists to assist in writing AABI action plans and year-end reports. For a list of all responsibilities, click here

The ideal candidate should have a master’s degree in an agricultural field or a closely related field. It is preferred that applicants have a doctorate degree in an agricultural field or a closely related field, but not required. They should also have five years of experience in Extension or similar organizations with an emphasis on agriculture or agribusiness related programming. For a list of all qualifications, click here.

To learn more about MSU Extension, visit canr.msu.edu. To apply for this position, prepare a resume, cover letter and four professional references and submit your application here by August 8.

July Events Round-up

Are you looking to find events for you and your family this summer? There are activities (in-person and virtual) on campus and in the Greater Lansing community that are perfect for the summer. Many events require registration, so be sure to click the links to learn more.

Events on Campus

Starts July 625th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Concert Series: Enjoy the bells of Beaumont Tower, for free, every Wednesday.

July 10Architecture Tour: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the MSU Broad Art Museum by learning more about the building’s unique architecture.

July 14Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Toxic Plants That ‘Fly Under the Radar’: Learn from garden curator, Peter Carrington about what plants may be more dangerous than you think.

July 17Soft and Sharp Jazz: 2022 Music and the Garden Series: Bring the whole family for art and science activities, followed by a concert featuring the MSU College of Music chamber music and jazz. 

July 30Public Making Hours: Join fellow community members in working on creative projects.

Lansing Events

July 8Comedy Murder Mystery Cruise aboard the Michigan Princess: Let the detective in you come to life with a buffet and a trip down the river. 

July 8Live Music with Darin Larner Band: Enjoy a wide range of music from Lansing’s own Darin Langer Band. 

July 9REO Town Marketplace Celebrates Mardi Gras: Enjoy all the festivities of Mardi Gras  right in Lansing. 

July 14 –  Michigan Princess Lunchtime Cruise: Enjoy lunch and music from Dixieland Jazz Band on a cruise down the river. 

July 21Zoo Night: Come see the Potter Park Zoo after hours with drinks and food. For 21+ guests only.

Health and Wellness

July 12Good Form Walking/Good Form Running Clinic: Learn injury avoidance practices and improve efficiency of movement while running or walking. 

July 23Wellness Weekends Series: Meditation Tour: Utilize meditation and mindfulness techniques to deepen your experience of art. 

Family-Friendly Activities

Starts July 1Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions: Come debunk astronomy myths at the Abrams Planetarium every weekend. 

Starts July 1 A Teenager’s Guide to the Galaxy: Learn about different science topics at the Abrams Planetarium every Sunday. 

Starts July 8Summer Concert Series: Enjoy free live performances on Friday nights in the Ann Street Plaza. 

July 10Brunch on the Lawn: Bring a blanket and enjoy brunch from Whipped and Tin Cup Cafe & Creamery Trailer. 

Starts July 11Eaton County Fair: Enjoy live entertainment, rides, contests and more until July 16. 

July 11MSU Bug House Monday Night Open House: View insects from all over the world at the MSU Bug House. 

Starts July 12Play in the Park: Bring the family for an interactive children’s entertainment series July 12 and July 26. 

July 17Abrams Planetarium Sensory Friendly Shows: Enjoy sensory friendly shows where everyone is welcome. 

July 30Michigan’s Bacon Festival: Celebrate bacon with food, games and live music for all ages.  

July 30Sensory Friendly Hours: Visit the Impression5 Science Center for their sensory friendly hours. 

Learning Opportunities

July 6Building, Accessing, and Using Contemporary Anishinabe Collections of Michigan State University Museum: Join this ZOOM presentation and learn about the traditional arts of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. 

July 12 & 13The Office of Employee Relations (OER) and the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) Presentation: Join this interactive presentation regarding employees with disabilities and the process for requesting workplace disability accommodations. This program will build awareness of disability as part of diversity, inclusive language, and disability accommodation resources.

July 13The Power of Habit: Learn how to replace bad habits with good ones in this course. 

Starts July 14Science Gallery – Youth Symposium “Hot and Bothered”: Learn about climate issues until July 19.

July 282022 MSU Autism Conference: Come listen to panel discussions at The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Human Development annual event.