A Spartan Valentine’s Gift

Valentine’s Day is this Friday. If you’re scrambling for gift ideas for someone special in your life, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  We’ve come up with a list of great gift ideas that are available on MSU’s campus.

The 2006 MSU Women’s Gymnastics team forms a heart. Photo courtesy of Communications and Brand Strategy.
The 2006 MSU Women’s Gymnastics team forms a heart. Photo courtesy of Communications and Brand Strategy.


Purchase tickets to a play at the Wharton Center

The Wharton Center features Broadway plays year-round. Some of their shows this year include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the Bob and Tom Comedy Show and the Rock of Ages.

Grab Spartan gear available from bookstores on or around campus

There are several bookstores that sell MSU-related clothing and paraphernalia, including the Spartan Bookstore, the Student Bookstore and Ned’s Bookstore.Continue Reading… A Spartan Valentine’s Gift

Job of the Week 2/7/14

This week we are highlighting a Project/Event Coordinator with Student Life (Posting #9034). This position will have significant responsibility for the continued development and implementation of the Intersection Project, which seeks to enhance the educational experience of LGBTQ Students of Color through initiatives that support individual academic success and wellness, community development and intercultural competence; the LBGT Resource Center at Michigan State University leads and collaborates on university-wide initiatives that enhance campus climate and academic and support services for MSU students who identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and their communities; the center serves the entire campus community by helping all students, faculty and staff to thrive in a diverse world by developing allies across difference.

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.

Getting ahead with the Family Resource Center and MSU Resources

We know your work life is full. Take some off the stress of yourself by working with our partners here at MSU. The MSU Family Resource Center (FRC) has a ton of resources for the MSU community to benefit from, including but not limited to, housing benefits, tutoring for students K-12, transportation resources, health services, employment information and child care centers.

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Your family can benefit from MSU’s Family Resource Center! Photo courtesy of Communications and Brand Strategy.

This is a great time to explore what the FRC has to offer. Resources are offered at a low cost for MSU faculty and staff, and a significant amount of them are free! I’m confident that there is at least one program your family can benefit from. Check out the FRC’s website for useful links to MSU resources. Lastly, here are a few tips for a great spring semester!Continue Reading… Getting ahead with the Family Resource Center and MSU Resources

February is American Heart Month

February is a month to celebrate your heart. Not only do we celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th, but we must also be aware of heart disease. Heart diseases are the number one killer of American’s today, while strokes are the number four killer. The research done by the American Heart Association can be very helpful for those who want to learn more about the risks and causes. The Go Red for Women campaign strongly encourages everyone to participate in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 7 to raise awareness about heart disease in women.Holding a Heart

The American Heart Association claims that a healthy lifestyle will decrease the risk of heart disease. Here are some tips from them to maintain a healthy lifestyle:
1. Don’t smoke
2. Maintain a healthy weight
3. Engage in regular physical activity
4. Eat a healthy diet
5. Manage blood pressure
6. Take charge of cholesterol
7. Keep blood sugar, or glucose, at healthy levels

Fill your heart with love this month, but don’t forget to always keep it healthy.

Events Round-Up February 2014

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

Community Events

Tuesday, February 4

Friday, February 7

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

Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo begins, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Lansing

Monday, February 10

Valentine’s Murder Ballad, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., RCAH Theater

Friday, February 14

The 45th Annual Spartan Stampede Rodeo begins, 8 p.m., MSU Pavilion

Saturday, February 15

Sunday, February 23

MSU Museum Chocolate Benefit Party, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Development, Training & Wellness

Wednesday, February 5

Travel Arrangers Education Day, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Henry Center

Monday, February 10

MSU Web Mail, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 210 Computer Center

Wednesday, February 19

Optimizing your Outlook, 8:30 a.m. – noon, 10 Nisbet

New Supervisor Essentials, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 10 Nisbet

Wednesday, February 26

Parent Talk: “Bullying”, 12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., Berkey Hall, Room 214