Parade Fun Today!

Looking to have a Fun Friday Night?  Don’t miss the MSU Homecoming Parade tonight!

MSU Homecoming Image
Graphic courtesy of MSU Alumni Association

The parade begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2011 and will feature Sparty, MSU Sports Teams, the Spartan Marching Band, the MSU Alumni Band, the MSU Cheerleaders and Dance Team, MSU student organizations, greek sororities and fraternities, East Lansing community groups, Michigan high school bands, and much more!Continue Reading… Parade Fun Today!

Thank You 2011 Outstanding Supervisors!

Did you know that National Bosses Day was Sunday, October 16? In honor of Bosses Day, the Family Resource Center (FRC) acknowledged four outstanding supervisors at MSU by presenting them with the 2011 Outstanding Supervisor Award! The Outstanding Supervisor Award was established by FRC in 2001 to draw attention to MSU supervisors who are highly regarded by their employees for their consistent support of the work/life  needs of their employees. The nominees and nominators represent a wide variety of departments and position levels.

This year’s winners are:Continue Reading… Thank You 2011 Outstanding Supervisors!

Job Posting of the Week! 10/20/11

This week we’re highlighting a Research Administrator I position in Teacher Education (Posting #5343). Some of the job duties for this position include reviewing, analyzing, collecting and compiling academic personnel and financial information, reports, and recommendations used for organizational budgeting, financial planning, and administrative decision making for a large academic and research department with an annual general fund budget of approximately $8 million. Post award duties including collecting, compiling and interpreting information, as well as monitoring fiscal activities and providing monthly reconciliation for federal, state and foundation funded grants in accordance with organizational policies and administrative decisions, as well as legislative regulations prescribed by law.

For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.

Useful link:

MSU Jobs twitter feed

Go on a Walkabout…Without Leaving Campus!

Are you ready to get out of your office and move your legs a little? Well, you don’t have to go very far!

MSU Campus Trail
There are places to walk all over MSU’s campus! Photo provided by University Relations.

There is beautiful scenery all throughout campus just waiting to be discovered. If you need ideas for where to walk, look no further than the Campus Walking Loops. This interactive map displays walking loops/routes on virtually every corner of campus. The map lists the distance of each loop so you know which will fit into your schedule, along with campus art features and emergency phones. If you want a copy for your desk, they offer a printable PDF version. The map was developed in partnership with MSU’s Health4U program and Campus Planning and Administration.Continue Reading… Go on a Walkabout…Without Leaving Campus!

Beware of Mud Mind!

We have millions of thoughts running through our mind each day. Today, Lisa Davidson, counselor for the Employee Assistance Program and HRD facilitator, explains how our thinking shifts from clear mind to mud mind, and how we can learn to shift back to a clear, centered state of mind. Check out the video here.

If you’re interested in learning more about achieving a clearer state of mind, check out one of Lisa’s upcoming classes. You can enroll through the EBS system.

  • Getting Out of the Struggle Trap – November 16
  • Breaking Free From Stress – December 2 & 5

Where do I find my earnings statements online?

Today’s Mailroom Monday question is:
Where do I find my earnings statements in the new EBS HR/Payroll System?

To see 2011 earnings statements:

“Fun Friday” Contest Winners 10/14/11

The drawing’s been held for this week’s “Fun Friday” contest, and the winners are:

MSU Coffee Mug
MSU Coffee Mug from University Stores!
  • Subscriber winner: Ann Taft from Medical Education Research and Development
  • Comment winner: Robin Pline from Office of the Provost, who commented on Thank You MSU Gardeners!

This week’s prizes come to us from University Stores. They both won MSU coffee mugs!Continue Reading… “Fun Friday” Contest Winners 10/14/11

Get Ready to Glow Green!

This year, Spartans from near and far are being asked to “glow” green for Homecoming week! MSU’s Homecoming will take place October 17-22. This year’s theme is “Glow Green, Go White”and the university is hoping to start a new tradition, which calls for Spartans to switch out their porch or house lights to green ones during homecoming week.

MSU Homecoming Logo
MSU’s Homecoming is October 17-22, 2011

While supplies last, the MSU Alumni Association is giving out free green light bulbs. The bulbs will be available for faculty, staff, alumni and fans during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at the MSU Alumni Association, located in the stadium tower. After the football game against Michigan on October 15, free bulbs will be available to alumni and fans at the MSU Alumni Association tent, north of the stadium. You also may purchase green light bulbs at all Meijer stores.Continue Reading… Get Ready to Glow Green!

Job Posting of the Week! 10/13/11

This week we’re highlighting an Information Technology Professional position in the Eli Broad College of Business (Posting #5309). Some of the job duties for this position include assisting in the planning, installation, implementation and maintenance of computer systems, peripheral hardware and data communication networks; contributing as a team member within the Broad College Information Technology Services group working with staff and students to support faculty and administration; and installing and maintaining PC hardware and software, printers and various peripheral equipment. For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.

Thank You MSU Communicators!

It’s thankful Thursday and this week we are thankful for MSU Communicators!

Robert McAfee Brown once said: “Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.”

A book titled Super Spartan Stories by A. CommunicatorThere’s a powerfully talented group of people at MSU who spend their days (and sometimes nights!) telling stories.  Specifically, they work day in and day out to tell the world stories about MSU and the terrific impact the people of MSU have on the world around us.Continue Reading… Thank You MSU Communicators!