Job of the Week 3/30/12

This week we’re highlighting an Editor II position for MSU Press (Posting #6023). Some of the job duties for this position include executing manuscript editing and production in books division; following established workflow for 20-25 books per year; maintaining scheduled deadlines from manuscript delivery through closure, including inventorying texts and art, preparing files for print and e-book editing and production, preparing castoffs and budgets, scheduling, checking and marking changes, proofreading, editing, registering, and archiving; and coordinating and overseeing the work of freelance proofreaders, copy editors, designers and typesetters, as well as authors, series and volume editors, and students, while supporting fellow editorial and production staff.  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.

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MSU Moves Me 2012 Challenge Wrap-Up

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the first MSU Moves Me 2012 Challenge!

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2012 Challenge

While only the winner and 10 runner-up teams are recognized, everyone who participated is a winner for their activity and engagement. The majority of challenge participants maintained or increased their amount of physical activity, and we hope that continues past the challenge!Continue Reading… MSU Moves Me 2012 Challenge Wrap-Up

A Guide to Your AFS Space- Part One

Do you know what an AFS space is? Do you know that you have one? All faculty, staff and students with an MSU NetID are allotted 1 gigabyte of space on Michigan State University’s web server.

Your AFS space can be useful in many different ways.  For example, if you need to save a document from your work computer, but you don’t have a thumb drive with you to save it on, you can upload that document into your AFS space and then access it again at home!Continue Reading… A Guide to Your AFS Space- Part One

Energy Transition Plan Winners and Answers!

Thanks to everyone who played in Friday’s Energy Transition Plan trivia!  The two people who sent in the correct answers to all of the questions first were Ken Beer and Nancy Bieber. Congratulations, Ken and Nancy!Energy Transition Graphic

Here are the correct answers: (The correct answers are in bold!)

Approximately how many buildings are there on MSU’s campus that require a constant flow of energy?Continue Reading… Energy Transition Plan Winners and Answers!

Event Round-Up – 3/26 to 3/31

Here are some events happening this week that may be of interest to MSU faculty and staff. Please visit the links for more information. Many events require registration.

Monday March 26

Tuesday March 27

Wednesday March 28

Thursday March 29

Friday March 30

Saturday March 31

Job of the Week 3/23/12

This week we’re highlighting a Communications Manager II/S position for the Natural Science Dean’s Office (Posting #5989). Some of the job duties for this position include developing and implementing the strategic integrated marketing and communications program for the College of Natural Science aligned with the College’s vision, mission, and strategic objectives, as well as with overarching University messaging and branding foci; articulating marketing and communications strategies and tactics in a comprehensive written communications plan that includes use of appropriate metrics to gauge performance and guide improvement interventions; planning and coordinating production of electronic and written promotional materials to communicate and advance the reputation and visibility of the College, as well as the College’s and the dean’s mission, vision and strategic initiatives. 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.

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Energy Transition Plan Trivia

Michigan State University’s Energy Transition Plan was created by the Energy Transition Steering Committee, to develop a long-term plan that will help MSU reliably meet its future energy needs while considering future energy costs and environmental impacts. The committee recommends that the long-term vision for the university should be to transition to a campus completely powered by 100% renewable energy sources. President Simon has received the plan from the committee, and the MSU Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the plan in April.

Everyone should become familiar with the plan before it is voted on… so we decided to make it fun! Read through the plan and try to find the answers to the questions below. If you are one of the first two people to email the most correct answers to, you will receive a special Be Spartan Green goody bag! We will announce the winners on Monday. Good luck!Energy Transition GraphicContinue Reading… Energy Transition Plan Trivia

Stretching at Your Desk

Sitting at a computer for hours every day is known to cause stiffness in your neck, shoulders and lower back. Since we all can’t make it to one of Health4U’s chair massages, try stretching at your desk! This Computer and Desk Stretches sheet can be used as a simple, easy and effective way to stretch out your soreness right at work. You can do one of them, a few of them or all of them in the order they appear on the PDF document for the best possible stretch! They only take about four minutes to complete and should make you feel better and therefore more productive! Try them out and see how you feel! If you’re still feeling stiff, it is also a good idea to try walking around the office to get your blood flowing again.

Once you’re at home if you are still sore from your day, look up the article, “Stress Management: Practicing Yoga to Relax” on the Healthwise Knowledgebase to relieve stress even further through deeper stretching. You might also like to try Health4U’s Kripalu Yoga classes, held every Friday during the lunch hour!Continue Reading… Stretching at Your Desk

Stay Aware with MSU ALERT

We don’t always like to think about the possibility of health or safety threats on campus, but they do happen. MSU ALERT is one way that Michigan State University delivers significant emergency information to the campus community. In the event of an emergency, MSU ALERT is able to send you an email message, an SMS text message to your cell phone and call you with a recorded message using the Blackboard Connect-Ed system.MSU Alert Icon

All employees are automatically subscribed to receive emergency notifications through MSU ALERT unless they opt-out. (It is strongly recommended that no employee opt-out of MSU ALERT.) MSU ALERT uses the MSU registered email address and phone number on file for you from the MSU directory. You can add additional contact information if desired. You also can add additional phone numbers that aren’t your own, such as a spouse, friend or neighbor if you would like them to be informed of emergency situations on campus.Continue Reading… Stay Aware with MSU ALERT

Event Round-Up 3/19-3/25

Here are some events happening this week that may be of interest to MSU faculty and staff. Please visit the links for more information. Many events require registration.

Monday, March 19

World View Lecture Series with Doug Stanton, 7:30 p.m., Wharton Center Pasant Theatre

Tuesday, March 20

(In)Civility in the Classroom, 8:45 a.m. to Noon, MSU Union Parlor C

MSU Moves towards Zero Waste, 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., Main Library North Conference Room, W449

Communicate with Impact, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 10 Nisbet

Google Apps: Docs, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 216 Bessey Hall

Wednesday, March 21

The Healing Power of Guided Imagery, 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., Abrams Planetarium

Recipe for Health Cooking Series, 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., Brody Square Demonstration Kitchen

Thursday, March 22

Taming the Email and Clutter Beast, 8:30 a.m. to Noon, 10 Nisbet

Leading Staff to Provide Great Service, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 10 Nisbet

Friday, March 23

“Harnessing the Hype: Building Pan-University Sustainability Initiatives,” 11 a.m., Erickson Hall Kiva

Saturday, March 24

Riverdance, 2 p.m. or 8 p.m., Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall