How to Be a Better Listener

Disagreements can stem from anything, but many of them could be avoided with better listening. HRD Facilitator Rosemary Ward explains how being a better listener with your co-workers, or any other peers, may keep you from misunderstanding each other and help you find better solutions to problems. Check out the video here.

To learn more, consider attending Rosemary’s new class, Listening Communication Link on Tuesday, July 24. Visit the EBS Portal to register or view other course offerings.

Healthy Summer Eating

Swimsuit season may have you running from sweets and avoiding the ice cream temptations, but eating healthy doesn’t always mean eating less of what you love. Nutritionist Peggy Crum, RD, says that eating balanced meals throughout your day is healthier for your body than keeping specific foods out of your diet.

“There’s something good about all foods,” Crum said. “Go ahead and plan [desserts] in.”Continue Reading… Healthy Summer Eating

Job of the Week 7/6/12

This week we’re highlighting a Communications Manager I in the Honors College Dean’s Office (Posting #6405).  Some of the job duties for this position include managing and assisting in planning, monitoring, implementing and evaluating communications strategies for the College; coordinating, assembling and distributing information via print, on-line and social media, including but not limited to websites, news and press releases, brochures, pamphlets and other publications; compiling and analyzing information to produce reports and assist in communications with multiple audiences; this position reports to the Dean of the Honors College in support of overall college goals, including priorities associated with affiliated units. 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.

Building a Better You!

Do you feel good about yourself and your work? We all get into mental ruts, but with the right attitude, we can improve the way we feel and work. Today, Karen Corley from Residential and Hospitality Services offer tips from her personal development class, Building a Better You. Check out the video here.

Building a Better You covers personal growth, leadership skills, attitude and goal setting. The class will be offered again on Wednesday, July 18. Visit the EBS Portal to register or look at other upcoming courses.

The Campus Addressing Project is Almost Complete!

Have you noticed something different while driving through MSU’s campus? It could be those shiny new road signs! Building addresses have been converted to new street addresses, and addresses are being assigned across campus to green-light phones, parking lots, etc.

To look up the new address for a building, visit This website also offers United States Postal Service (USPS) format instructions, answers to other frequently asked questions and contact information.Continue Reading… The Campus Addressing Project is Almost Complete!

Events Round-Up – 7/3 to 7/13

Tuesday, July 3

Access 2010 – Level 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 210 Computer Center

Friday, July 6

Excel 2007 – Level 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 210 Computer Center

Sunday, July 8

East Lansing Farmer’s Market opens, 10 a.m., Valley Court Park

Monday, July 9

Learn to Swim Session begins, 10 a.m., Jenison Pool

Rock Camp, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m., Community Music School

Common Ground Music Festival begins, Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing

Tuesday, July 10

Word 2007 Intermediate, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 210 Computer Center

ANGEL Introduction, 9 a.m. to noon, Main Library Basement Instruction Room

Play in the Park: Man with 1,000 Voices, 7 p.m., Valley Court Park

Thursday, July 12

Navigating Employee Self Service, 2:30 p.m. to  4:30 p.m.

Moonlight Film Festival: Puss in Boots, 9:30 p.m., Valley Court Park

Friday, July 13

Navigating Manager Self Service, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Kripalu Yoga, 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., IM Circle Dance Studio

EndNote X4, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Main Library Basement Instruction Room