Are you looking for activities for you and your family in the upcoming month? There are events (in-person and virtual) on campus and in the Greater Lansing community. Many events require registration, so be sure to click the links to learn more.
February 13 – The Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards Ceremony: Join the campus community in recognition of the exceptional and innovative contributions of students, staff and faculty in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching, research, programming, service, community outreach and organizational change.
Starts February 17 – Charlotte’s Web: Enjoy this classic story at the Fairchild Theatre from the MSU Department of Theatre.
February 17 – DIE/GEST Opening Reception (free): Visit the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum to see the opening of this interactive mixed media installation. This will include a special live music and spoken-word performance by jazz musician, Albert Marquès and Keith LaMar, a writer, artist and activist who has spent almost 30 years in solitary confinement on death row in Ohio.
February 26 – National Geographic Live: Head to the Wharton Center to learn all about whales.
Starts February 7 – Implicit Bias Certificate (free): This series allows participants to examine the multiple facets of implicit bias and the impact on our community through a series of modules.
Starts February 7 – Crucial Conversations for Accountability: This in-person series teaches nine powerful skills for resolving performance problems, strengthening trust and reliability and eliminating inconsistency through group discussion, real-time practice, and group support and coaching.
February 7 – Disbursement Voucher Processing (free): This virtual class will provide detailed information about processing a disbursement voucher (DV) in KFS.
February 8 – Building Cohesive Teams: Learn tactics for building collaboration within a team and skills for improving team performance in this virtual course.
February 10 – An Introduction to MSU Commons (free): This workshop will provide an introduction to the new open access platform, MSU Commons. This platform allows you to deposit your educational and scholarly work and connect with others.
February 14 – Adoption Through Foster Care (free): The Family Resource Group is hosting this Zoom presentation to discuss the process of adoption through the foster care system.
February 15 – Building a Framework for Resilient Leadership: Explore with other campus leaders some essential resilience skills required for effective leadership for the common good.
February 15 – Emotional Intelligence as a Foundation to DEI Work (free): As part of the “Confident Women Series,” this Zoom session will help you develop a deeper understanding of emotional intelligence as it relates to DEI.
February 15 – Identify and Maximize Your Strengths: This assessment identifies your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, so that you can discover what makes you exceptional and maximize your potential.
February 16 – Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace: This humorous virtual session will cover the seven habits of negativity.
February 20 – Cultural Competency (free): This in-person session will cover cultural awareness and inclusivity skills that strengthen cultural competence.
February 21 – Finding Time: Time Management Strategies for Busy Professionals (free): This class will explore strategies to more efficiently allocate your minutes, streamline workflow and relieve some pressure in the process.
February 22 – Strategic Planning: Learn how to move from ideas to action in this virtual workshop.
Health and Wellness
Starts February 8 – Boundaries (free): This weekly Zoom workshop will help you learn how to establish boundaries in the workplace and at home.
Starts February 1 – Food and Nutrition Counseling (free): Take advantage of a one-on-one session with a registered dietitian to discuss how your lifestyle and eating habits may impact your health.
Starts February 3 – Skywatchers of Africa: Visit the Abrams Planetarium to learn about the diversity of African astronomy in this new show.
Starts February 5 – A Story of Survival Dinosaurs: Visit the Abrams Planetarium to see this fictional story about real-life dinosaur evolution.
February 4 – Family Day: EDIT (free): Join the MSU Broad Art Museum for their monthly family day. For this month’s theme, copy, cut and paste to see something new.
Starts February 11 – Ice Safari: Visit the Potter Park Zoo to see ice sculptures and some of your favorite winter animals.
February 13 – Monday Night Open House (free): View insects from all over the world at the MSU Bug House.
Starts February 25 – Greater Lansing Orchid Society Show and Sale (free): Enjoy the beautiful flowers and exhibits while learning how to grow orchids.