Job of the Week 9/27/12

This week we’re highlighting a Human Resources Analyst position in Central Human Resources Staffing Services (Posting #6798). Some of the job duties for this position include developing and implementing HR programs and initiatives; coordinating special HR projects; providing generalist and specialist support in the administration of compensation and employment; maintaining the University classification system by conducting position audits, researching documentation and making formal classification recommendations; developing new and revising existing classifications; conducting classification reviews of major job groups, employee groups and/or University units; and supporting the compensation function of the University by designing and conducting salary surveys, analyzing survey results, preparing statistical and narrative reports, and recommending individual pay levels and overall pay structures. For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to www.jobs.msu.edu and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.

A New Way to Eat on Campus: the MSU Food Truck is Here!

Rolling out onto MSU’s campus, brought to you by MSU Culinary Services, is the Eat at State On-The-Go Food Truck. This innovative food vendor is changing the meaning of eating on campus and offering convenient meals around campus.

Packed inside the electrically-powered food truck is a flat-top grill, a hot box, a refrigerator, a bakery cabinet, a generator and a three-compartment sink. The paint job of the food truck features tweets and quotes from Eat at State’s social media followers who submitted the best ideas. “Green Machine,” “ST82PL8” and “Go Green Cuisine” were the top submissions and they can be seen wrapped around throughout the truck’s design.Continue Reading… A New Way to Eat on Campus: the MSU Food Truck is Here!

“How do I respond to THAT?” Writing effective and efficient emails

Niki Rudolph is the new Director of Student Affairs at the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. In this guest post, she offers some tips on how to avoid unnecessary office quarrels over common email mistakes.

Most likely, an email brought you to this post. You were plugging along, answering emails, filing others, and clicked on this link. As you read this, other emails are pouring in. I feel your pain. I would like to offer a few tips to make the entire process more efficient. In the interest of getting to the point, here are some quick tips to make email a more pleasant experience. That’s right; I said pleasant.Continue Reading… “How do I respond to THAT?” Writing effective and efficient emails

Events Round-Up 9/25 to 9/30

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.

Tuesday, September 25

Communicate Your Professionalism, 8:30 a.m. to noon, 10 Nisbet

MSU Accounting in EBS, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., B119 Henry Center

PC Maintenance and Security, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 210 Computer Center

Bhangra Dance Demonstration, 7 p.m., Snyder Phillips Auditorium

Wednesday, September 26

Positive Parenting for Prevention, noon to 1 p.m., 250 Nisbet Building

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

Introduction to ACT, 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., 310 Bessey Hall

Thursday, September 27

MSU Investment and Retirement Fair, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., MSU Union second floor

Learning to Look: New Literacies for the Digital Age,” 3 p.m., Wells Hall Addition

Community Cinema: Half the Sky, 7 p.m., Communication Arts and Sciences Auditorium

Friday, September 28

Navigating Manager Self Service, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., 10 Nisbet

Sunday, September 30

Sky Tellers: Seasons and Moon, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Abrams Planetarium

Job of the Week 9/20/12

This week we’re highlighting an Informational and Statistical Analyst position in the College of Human Medicine (Posting #6768).  Some of the job duties for this position include assisting with the management and maintenance of informational databases and computer-based testing; and collecting, preparing, editing and evaluating data in order to develop reports based on that data for various departments and/or units.

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

Get your move on at MSU Moves Me: Rock, Walk-n-Roll

Need to get out of the office? Take a break between classes? Haven’t left your computer screen since the semester started? Come join the MSU community for MSU Moves Me’s FIRST fall activity: MSU Moves Me: Rock, Walk-n-Roll!

On Friday, September 21 at 12:15 p.m., MSU Moves Me will gather at ‘the Rock, on Farm Lane, to walk a mile for fitness. Everyone is welcome to join for refreshments, prizes and fun along the river!

MSU Moves Me centers their goals on encouraging participants to maintain or measurably increase their physical activity throughout their everyday lives.Continue Reading… Get your move on at MSU Moves Me: Rock, Walk-n-Roll

Important to Maintain Reporting Relationships

It is important to maintain reporting relationships in the HR/Payroll system for regular support staff, as well as temporary and on-call employees and students. Links below are to Quick Guides to help you make these updates.

Events Round-Up 9/18 to 9/22

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.

Tuesday, September 18

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

Kitchen Skill Drill: Knife Skills, 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., Test Kitchen in McDonel Hall

Tour of the Sanford Natural Area, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sanford Natural Area

Wednesday, September 19

Windows 7 Basics, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 210 Computer Center

Culinary Cooking and Concepts: Asian Fusion, Noon to 1 p.m., MSU University Club

Empowerment vs. Motivation: Leading into Your Best Effort, Noon to 1 p.m., MSU Union, Lake Superior Room

“Indian Culture 101” presented by Shashi Karve, 7 p.m., East Lansing Public Library

Thursday, September 20

Excel 2010 – Level 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., B110-F Wells Hall

Access Database Fundamentals, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 210 Computer Center

Relaxing Under the Stars, 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., Abrams Planetarium

Friday, September 21

Navigating Employee Self Service, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 10 Nisbet

Concur Travel Online Reservations, 10 a.m. to noon, 10 Nisbet

MSU Moves Me Mile, 12:15 p.m., “The Rock” on Farm Lane

Brown Bag Series – Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., MSU Museum Auditorium

Collage VI, 8 p.m., Wharton Center

Saturday, September 22

Old Town BluesFest 2012, 2 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Old Town Lansing

Job of the Week 9/14/12

This week we’re highlighting an Administrative Associate I/S position in the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (Posting #6743). Some of the job duties for this position include managing the fiscal and administrative activities of a large and complex veterinary diagnostic laboratory, including participation in the development of business and administrative goals, objectives, policies and procedures; planning, directing and managing the financial reporting process as it relates to the business of the laboratory; establishing standards, procedures and priorities for laboratory systems that impact cash flow and client services; and interacting with laboratory leadership team and advising on strategic initiatives. For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to www.jobs.msu.edu and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.

Upcoming Smoking Cessation Program Orientation

Quitting smoking is one of the hardest health behaviors to change. But it is also one of the best health decisions you can make.

There’s an orientation session for the next cycle of the MSU Smoking Cessation Program on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in room 247 of Olin Health Center. The orientation session allows attendees to learn about the program and get all their questions answered. No commitment is required on the enrollee’s part until after the orientation is complete, and then it’s up to them! To register for the orientation, employees or their adult, benefits-eligible family members should call 517-353-2596 or send an email to Health4U@msu.edu.U Can Quit logoContinue Reading… Upcoming Smoking Cessation Program Orientation