Job of the Week 6/27/14

This week we are highlighting a University Computer Network Technician (Posting #9686). This position performs a full range of university-wide (on- and off-campus) responsibilities, using state-of-the-art tools, equipment, and diagnostic/management software to install, test, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain the network cable system and network/wireless devices; resolves network and wireless problems reported through the MSUnet trouble report line, problem database, and network monitoring station; problems can be hardware or software related; provides technical assistance and advice to campus wired and wireless network users and customers; maintains and increases technical knowledge through coursework, workshops, independent study, and seminars.

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 Jobs Icon

Thank You LBGT Resource Center!

Right here on campus there is a center that provides support to individuals and a place to socialize for anyone in the MSU community. The LBGT (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender) Resource Center operates according to their mission which states:

“The LBGT Resource Center leads and collaborates on university-wide initiatives that enhance campus climate and support services for MSU students who identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and their communities, at Michigan State University.

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The LBGT Resource Center is a safe place here at MSU for social gatherings and support.

We serve the entire campus community by helping all students, faculty and staff thrive in a diverse world by developing allies across differences.”

All members of the MSU community are welcome to visit and “chill, meet-up with friends, ask questions, study, check-out the Community Gallery Exhibit, get a cup of coffee, have a good laugh, heat up lunch in the microwave, have a good cry, show us your favorite YouTube video, take a nap in our ‘fat boy’ (bean bag chair), see what is happening on campus, complain about your (INSERT GRIPE HERE), make friends, and get the help you need for just about anything by just asking.”

Thank you LBGT Resource Center for offering support, guidance and a helping hand to anyone that needs it!

Maximize Your Reading Experience With Books 24X7

Along with elevateU, Books 24×7 is an online resource designed to support the high-performance work culture at MSU. Books 24×7 allows users to effortlessly search for specific content or browse a topic of interest to enhance productivity and to save time. Users can create personal folders to save their resources in an organized fashion according to the specific topic or project. Books 24×7 users can also bookmark or annotate key sections within the content for easy tracking and quick retrieval. Between 75 and 150 new books are added to the online and mobile-friendly sites every month, as users can recommend titles, publishers, authors, and topics using the support toolbar on the website. Books 24 X 7 Logo

Books 24×7 users have full control over their book search with the advanced search toolbar, where they can filter content to quickly find exactly what they are looking for. Citing sources is simple with the Books 24×7 citations feature, where users can easily reference books, reports, videos, etc. and include a direct link to the content. This online resource is completely personalized to your reading preferences, and by signing up for New Book Notifications, users will be alerted of new content that pertains to their interests via email. Books 24×7 also allows users to recommend or share links with their colleagues with the click of a button.

Begin browsing Books 24×7 today and learn something new! Log in to elevateU and Books 24×7 through your ESS Tab of the EBS portal.


Job of the Week 6/19/2014

This week we are highlighting an Admissions Counselor with the Honors College (Posting #9651). The Honors College Admissions Counselor visits schools and makes presentations at information sessions and college fairs on and off campus; meets and counsels prospective students and their families about Honors College advantages and coordinates campus visits; coordinates college recruitment communications including social networking, email, and US mail correspondence with prospective students; coordinates review of student records for Honors College eligibility in collaboration with other HC staff; coordinates honors housing placements and liaises with Campus Living Services; collaborates with other units on campus to plan joint recruitment activities, and organizes alumni contacts with prospective students. This position involves travelling in and outside of Michigan and performing other professional duties as assigned by the Dean and the Director of Admissions and Student Affairs.

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

Applying for a Job

You asked, we’ll answer! The “Mailroom Questions” segment of our blog serves to provide you with detailed responses to your inquiries. This month’s focus is the job application process.

How do I apply for a job?

  • Visit
  • Select  “Create Application/Profile” from the upper left.
  • Select the appropriate application.
  • Follow all on-screen instructions for completing your application.
  • Upon successful application completion, you will receive a confirmation number.

I’m trying to log in and complete my application but I don’t remember my password. How do I get it?

  • Call MSU Human Resources at 517.353.4434 to reset your password.

Greater Lansing Water Activities

After a brutal winter, fun in the sun is high on the agenda for many Michiganders this summer. A great way to enjoy the highly anticipated weather is to hit the water! Listed below are several venues that will allow you to make the most of your down-time this summer.

IM West
Satisfy your craving for a swim right on campus! IM West is MSU’s largest intramural recreational facility and features an indoor swimming pool as well as an Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, both of which are open to the public during the summer.

East Lansing Family Aquatic Center
The Family Aquatic Center showcases 12 interactive water features, multiple water slides, a diving board, concessions, and a sunbathing deck. Located just off of Abbot Road in East Lansing, the center has inexpensive rates and plenty to do.

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Job of the Week 6/12/14

This week we are highlighting an Information Technology Professional in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Posting #9621). This position provides independent professional support of moderate complexity in one or more of the following information technology areas: software development, customer support, systems administration, systems software support, hardware support, communications network support, or a related technical area.

For a completeMSU Jobs Icon description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.

“What’s Your Financial IQ?” Winners

On April 1, retirement vendor TIAA-CREF and MSU Human Resources released the “What’s Your Financial IQ?” challenge as part of Financial Literacy Month. The challenge came in the form of 15 online quizzes that spanned the entire month. Quiz questions covered a wide range of topics, from everyday financial matters and loans to investing, taxes, and retirement. With 1,480 participant registrations, the challenge was widely received. Participants self-identified their financial subject matter knowledge, ranging from “clueless” to “ready to retire,” and they ranged in age from 18 to 65+. Overall, most participants were relatively financially-savvy, with an average accuracy rate of 75% on the quiz questions.

As part of  the Financial IQ challenge, three MSU employees were selected at random and awarded tablet computers for their participation. The lucky recipients were Erin Buitendorp, in Nursing, Jeremy Davis, in the Weekend MBA Program and Abbe Tykwinski, in Advancement Marketing and Communications.

MSU HR would like to thank TIAA-CREF for sponsoring the challenge and helping MSU faculty and staff test their financial and retirement savvy! Watch out for a similar challenge expected to occur in 2015!

Abbe Tywinski
Abbe Tywinski
Erin Buitendorp
Erin Buitendorp
Jeremy Deland Davis
Jeremy Davis

Healthy Eating is Accessible for You!

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be time-consuming or tasteless. In and around East Lansing, there are numerous grocery stores that sell delicious whole foods and organic produce. Visit some of the retailers listed below in celebration of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month!

MSU Student Organic Farm

Right on campus every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the MSU Student Organic Farm sells produce to the community. Stop on by for the season’s freshest locally grown goods.

East Lansing Food Co-Op (ELFCO)

A community-owned operation, ELFCO sells everything from local cheeses to organic meat. The co-op also has a great selection of bulk foods. By becoming a member for a small fee, patrons gain access to special discounts.

Foods For Living

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Healthy eating can be simple, tasty, and wholesome.

Foods For Living offers a myriad of delicious food options that are as pleasing for your taste buds as they are for your health. The store features a produce department that includes 100% certified organic fruits and vegetables, a frozen department that provides easy vegan and vegetarian meal options, and a deli that makes healthy meals daily- try the orzo, spinach and feta salad.Continue Reading… Healthy Eating is Accessible for You!