Job of the Week 3/28/14

This week we are highlighting a Research Administrator I with Natural Science Dean (Posting #9243). This position serves as a resource to the Director of the College of Natural Science Office of Research Support, as well as to the College Budget Officer and the Associate Dean for Budget, Planning, Research and Facilities on budget and other issues; assists in all aspects of the preparation of internally and externally funded research projects and other scholarly activities, including identification of potential sponsors; prepares and edits proposals; works with Office of Sponsored Programs and Contract and Grant Administration to carry out aspects of contract negotiation with sponsored programs, other universities, federal and state governments, foundations and industries; audits grant proposals for college approval and signature to ensure compliance with sponsoring agency regulations and college and university policies and procedures; develops and coordinates multiple projects with extensive interactions with multiple internal colleges/units and external entities; facilitates communication with external agencies and partners. MSU Jobs Icon

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.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, colorectal cancer is the second highest cancer killer in the U.S.

Staying healthy requires regular checkups and screening tests.

Colorectal cancer develops when cells that aren’t normal grow in your colon or rectum. These cells grow together and form polyps. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.

The American Cancer Society provides tips to reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer in the following flyer.

Colorectal cancer, like so many other health-related topics, can be complex and confusing. Sometimes you have questions for which you need answers, but you don’t know who to talk to. That’s where Health Advocate comes in.Continue Reading… March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

The MSU Science Festival Returns April 1!

Due to the great success of the first ever MSU Science Festival, Michigan State University will hold its second annual event on campus in East Lansing April 1-6, 2014! The MSU Science Festival is a celebration of how science is used every day in the lives of those young and old.

This six-day celebration will highlight several events, all of which are free and open the public. The MSU Science Festival is a great activity for families with children of all ages to enjoy together. Popular events from 2013 such as Butterflies in the Garden, and tours of the Recycling Center and Cyclotron, will return this year. New events will include Vet-A-Visit and a Nature Discovery drop-in area. The wide range of events and topics will certainly entertain the interests of science enthusiasts of all ages! Weekday evenings will feature events such as discussion panels, demonstrations, and night sky observations. The weekend will feature the expo area, which will consist of hands-on, interactive activities for all.

Celebrate your curiosity and see science come to life in the East Lansing Community at the MSU Science Festival this April! For more information about science festivals and the full schedule of events, visit the MSU Science Festival website.

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Photo courtesy of MSU Science Festival Facebook page

Job of the Week 3/21/14

This week we are highlighting a Sports Operations Assistant with Athletics (Posting #9213). This position provides support to the football program, concentrating on recruitment; manages and maintains social network sites used for recruiting; coordinates all recruiting-related special events in conjunction with the recruiting coordinator; coordinates official and unofficial visits including travel arrangements, lodging, meals and tours; assists with football and basketball game tickets for recruiting, high school coaches, and program guests, completing all appropriate forms and documentation; processes recruiting-related orders, payments and reimbursements; maintains all compliance records for recruiting, including coaches’ travel and itineraries; collects and forwards coaches’ phone, contact, and evaluation logs to the Office of Compliance Services and enters all information into the recruiting database verifying compliance with NCAA rules; maintains database for recruit mailings, recruiting events, and high school coaches including data entry from prospect questionnaires; gathers and maintains files with up-to-date MSU brochures and academic information for distribution; assists in all recruiting aspects of summer camps. MSU Jobs Icon

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 Museum

The MSU Museum is one of the oldest museums in the Midwest. It houses nearly 1 million artifacts and specimens of cultural and natural history from around the globe.

Created in 1857, the MSU Museum has stood the test of time. The Museum became a Smithsonian affiliate in 2001. It also serves as a major state repository for the Department of Natural Resources (biological collections) and the Bureau of History (archaeological collections).

In addition, museum curators, researchers and public programmers work closely with the College of Education, the College of Veterinary Medicine and other colleges on campus for teaching and research purposes. Continue Reading… Thank You MSU Museum

Best Doctors’ “Ask the Expert” Service Helps You Gain Access to Medical Experts

Finding the right medical information for a condition or illness you have can be a daunting task. With so much information available, it can be hard to decipher what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s trustworthy and what’s not. But with the Best Doctors’ “Ask the Expert” service, you can gain direct access to experts in the medical field that can answer any questions you may have. The following video explains how this important and beneficial service works and why it might be just right for you.

Job of the Week 3/14/14

This week we are highlighting a Project/Event Coordinator with College of Music (Posting #9185). This position represents the College of Music Jazz Program through extensive contact with the public; manages and coordinates all College of Music jazz concert/event activities including room/concert venues, programs, lighting, sound, transportation of guest artists, etc. – this will include the following events and concerts: Detroit International Jazz Festival, MSUFCU tours, Jazzy Little Christmas concert, Martin Luther King Day concert, Jazz Spectacular Event, Jazz band and Octet concerts, summer jazz camp, as well as one national or international tour per year; oversees jazz event sound reinforcement; functions as road manager for the MSUFCU tours, including travel with the tour group; coordinates and manages details for roughly 12-16 jazz program studies trips per year, including tasks such as making transportation and lodging arrangements, obtaining travel authorizations, and other related tasks as assigned; coordinates and oversees publicity for jazz activities; manages the jazz area calendar; and requires international travel.  MSU Jobs Icon

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.

MSU gets into the swing of Recyclemania!

More than 400 colleges and universities across the U.S. compete in this exciting challenge that encourages faculty, staff and students to recycle! We would love to see you all continue to be a part of this important initiative. Take some time to think about the importance of our environment and how we can Be Spartan Green today! Last year, MSU was the second biggest contributor to Recyclemania amongst the Big Ten! The challenge is focused on recycling white paper, mixed paper, books, cardboard, plastics, household metal, and glass. According to their main website, Recyclemania began in 2001 at Ohio University and Miami University.

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Photo courtesy of Communications and Brand Strategy

Learn more at MSU Recycling’s website and check out the Be Spartan Green Facebook page for daily tips on recycling, reducing and reusing.

Winter Farmers Market Continues Through April

Who says you can’t find fresh home-grown goods in the winter? The Meridian Township Farmers Market comes out to Meridian Mall in Okemos every first and third Saturday of the month from December to April. Approximately 25-30 unique vendors are present at each market day. The event is located in the JC Penney corridor of the mall from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., and will continue through April 19.Meridian Mall Farmers Market

Everything that is sold at the farmers market is grown locally or within the state of Michigan. It is the vendors’ commitment to the quality of their products and services that results in continued support from the community. The event will not only give the public an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally-grown produce, but it will also give them a chance to meet and talk to the farmers who provide the goods. Come in from the cold and see what these local providers have to offer! For more information about the farmers market, visit their Facebook page or the Meridian Charter Township website.

You may also wish to check out other great farmers markets open year-round in the Lansing area such as the Allen Street Farmers Market, Lansing City Market, Bath Farmers Market and the Holt Farmers Market.

MSU Brand Standards

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Your college or unit may have specific branding specifications, but the MSU Brand Standards are a great resource to reference!

Brand consistency is important for any organization. Consistencies in colors, typography, graphics, photography, etc., are important elements that help define MSU’s brand around the world. Whether you are an on-or off-campus college or unit knowing the guidelines for upholding MSU’s brand is essential.

The MSU brand is maintained by Communications and Brand Strategy (CABS), the central communications office for MSU. CABS mission includes:Continue Reading… MSU Brand Standards