Stress can cause headaches, anxiety and tension. Learn how to manage stress and reduce its negative impacts on your life with this video from Employee Assistance Program Counselor Lisa Laughman.
Every year student employees in various departments, units and offices at MSU are nominated by their supervisors for the Student Employee of the Year Award. The Student Employee of the Year Award (SEOTY) winner and nominees are honored annually at an award ceremony in April. The Student Employee of the Year Award ceremony falls within National Student Employment Week.
The winner of the 2014 Student Employee of the Year Award is Nicholas Chase, a Student Research Assistant in Horticulture at MSU. In addition to Nicholas, there were 66 additional student employees nominated for the award. Check out the photo slideshow below for highlights from the 2014 Student Employee of the Year Award ceremony. Also, view a full list of the nominees here.
There’s so much to see and do on a campus as big as Michigan State University and sometimes it can seem overwhelming. You may ask yourself questions such as: where do you start, when are things open, how much does it cost? To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of tours available right here on campus that can help you explore and discover all that MSU has to offer.
National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
The Cyclotron Laboratory offers free 90-minute tours to groups of 10 – 50 people. Tours are offered by appointment and can be made online. To schedule a tour or find out more information visit the Cyclotron Laboratory’s website.
MSU Bug House
If you’re interested in bugs, then the MSU Bug House tour is for you. The MSU Bug House offers one-hour tours for $50. Tour groups are limited to 30 people. The MSU Bug House offers free tours of the Bug House during designated open houses throughout the year. To find out more information on the MSU Bug House tours or open houses visit their website.
Have you heard the tower’s strike during your day and thought, I wonder how that happens? If so, then the Beaumont Tower tour can help you learn more about the inner workings of the Beaumont Tower. Tours are available every Tuesday at noon during the academic year and by appointment during the summer. Find out more information on the Beaumont Tower tour here.Continue Reading… Discover Numerous Tours at MSU
Have you ever wanted a chance to view stars in the night sky? The MSU Observatory provides a great opportunity for stargazing.
After going through a closure in previous years and being reconstructed, the current MSU Observatory opened in 1986. In 2004, a grant from the National Science Foundation PREST program and financial support from the Department of Physics and Astronomy funded the renovation of the observatory. The telescope in the observatory was updated in 2005.
The MSU Observatory is known for its open house nights, where members of the public can stargaze for a couple of hours. Between 1986 and 2008, 32,000 members of the general public attended an observatory open house night.Continue Reading… Thank You MSU Observatory
This week we are highlighting an Executive Staff Assistant with Associate Provost & Associate VP for Academic Human Resources (Posting #9326). This position provides administrative and secretarial support to the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources, and support for the Assistant Director of Academic Human Resources and management analyst, while implementing sound judgment and maintaining strict confidentiality; interprets university policy and procedures in response to inquiries and initiates necessary action; maintains the associate provost’s calendar; schedules meetings; answers telephone and directs calls; arranges travel; sorts, reviews and directs mail, including drafting responses; composes, drafts and edits documents and correspondence using word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software; maintains organized filing system; gathers, screens and relays sensitive information received from university executives, staff and visitors; provides staff support to search committees for executive-level positions and for dean reviews; manages/completes assigned projects; assists with preparation of information for labor contract negotiations, administration and grievances; plans, coordinates and/or assists with events and programs; interacts with faculty, staff, administrators, executives, trustees, students and the public.
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.
Are you looking to get involved in the Greater Lansing community? Here are some upcoming walks for great causes!
On Saturday, April 26, the March of Dimes is hosting its annual March for Babies Walk in Lansing. This is a safe, fun event for friends and family. The March of Dimes is setting lofty goals! The goal is to reach $104,000 in donations that goes directly toward improving the health of babies. Even if you can’t contribute financially, you can still make a difference by participating in the event. This is a great opportunity to help the families of those in need. To learn more, go to Marchforbabies.org.
The 2014 Komen Mid-Michigan Race for the Cure is Sunday, April 27! This is a wonderful opportunity to increase breast cancer awareness and research in Greater Lansing and beyond. For more information on how you can make a difference, go to komenmidmichigan.org. This is a golden opportunity to walk with your fellow community members in efforts to help others. This race is open to runners, walkers and anyone willing to give it a go!Continue Reading… Upcoming Walks in the Greater Lansing Community!
Are you tired of your regular lunch break routine? There are delicious and affordable meal options all over MSU’s campus, you just have to know where to look. Here are a few options that we recommend trying out on your next lunch break!
The MSU Dairy Store:
The Dairy Store has two locations on campus, one on Farm Lane in Anthony Hall, and the other inside the MSU Union. The Dairy Store is known for its variety of ice cream flavors and sweet treats as well as homemade cheese from local farms. Affordable lunch combinations are available every day at the Dairy Store; on Mondays, the Dairy Store offers a free cup of tomato soup with the purchase of a grilled cheese sandwich. To learn more about the MSU Dairy Store, check out their website!Continue Reading… Unique Places to Eat at MSU
This week we are highlighting an Engineering/Physicist Accelerator I vacancy with the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (Posting #9314). This position will support the Electrical Engineering group in the design, prototype development, maintenance, repair, fabrication/installation and documentation of precision-regulated, low-voltage/high-current DC power supplies used to power accelerator electromagnets, both resistive and superconducting, and high-voltage/low-current DC power supplies used for electrostatic devices and high voltage platforms.
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 Job Search.
Vegetable lovers have a resource right here on campus that provides access to organic produce. The Student Organic Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program has a summer-only membership option available that runs from June through October. The program offers produce such as potatoes, beets, rutabaga, onions, garlic, parsnips, carrots, cabbage and squash.
Individuals that sign up receive a fresh box of local organic produce each week from the Student Organic Farm, which they can pick up on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Student Organic Farm located at 3291 College Road, Holt, MI 48842.
The Student Organic Farm also has a year-round CSA. The year-round program is the first year-round CSA in Michigan. Michigan residents who are members of the CSA can receive locally grown organic produce for 48 weeks of the year. In the winter, produce includes: kale, collards, scallions, herbs and chard to salad mix. The year-round program also includes summertime produce.Continue Reading… Get Fresh Produce at MSU from the Student Organic Farm
Construction projects are widespread across campus and as student numbers decrease each summer, the number of projects increases. You can learn information about all the construction projects happening at MSU in a Construction Junction meeting.
Construction Junction meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. Construction Junction meetings are arranged by Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF), provide updates to the public on current and upcoming construction projects, and allow the public the opportunity to ask questions. Continue Reading… Learn More about Construction Projects at MSU