Thank you student employees!

Student employees at the MSU’s WDBM-FM 88.9 radio station in a programming meeting. Photo courtesy of Communications and Brand Strategy.

Students do so much more than attend classes and study at MSU. They are an integral part of MSU’s work force, from assisting with research, interning, making and serving food, providing guided campus tours and much more, all while balancing academics, clubs and other responsibilities.

Thank you student employees, for contributing your time and talents to the university! Your efforts aid in maintaining daily, ongoing operations and help advance the university in its future endeavors.

We would also like to congratulate all graduating MSU students. You might be leaving the university, but you’ll always be a Spartan. Good luck!

Get ready for Mother’s Day!

Spring flowers are in bloom just in time for Mother’s Day! You can stop and smell the roses on your way to one of these Mother’s Day events occurring in the Lansing area this Sunday, May 8. We’ve also picked out a few places you can purchase a last-minute gift!


Kellogg Center Brunch, 9: 30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Once again the Kellogg Center is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch in The State Room. Dishes include a shrimp and white cheddar omelet, MSU organic pork loin, and teriyaki glazed salmon.

Potter Park Zoo

Mothers with younger children can spend a fun day at Potter Park Zoo! Mothers receive free admittance.

Lansing City Market Tea Party, 3 – 5 p.m.

The whole family can dress up for a classy tea party on the banks of the Grand River. The event will include live music and crafts.

This MSU Mom shirt is available at the Student Bookstore
This MSU Mom shirt is available at the Student Bookstore


Spartan Bookstore

The Spartan Bookstore isn’t just for students. The store had an abundance of clothing, accessories and even electronics just right for mom.

Dairy Store

Treat yourself and your mom to delicious Dairy Store ice cream on Mother’s Day. You could also pick up some of the store’s MSU-made cheese!

Surplus Store

The Surplus Store has a wide array of items that you often can’t find at the mall. Current items for sale include a Lower Peninsula Cutting Board, a clutch , and plenty of MSU collectibles.

University Stores

Many of the supplies found at University Stores are for more practical purposes. However, the store also sells a great deal of MSU merchandise, including earrings, mugs and clothing.

Wharton Center tickets

There aren’t any shows at the Wharton Center on Mother’s Day, but you can present your mom with tickets to some upcoming ones! “The Bridges of Madison County”  is playing May 19–22, and “The Moth Mainstage,”  a series of storytelling performances, is June 9.

MSU Veterans and Active United States Military Service Members

Photo courtesy of University Relations
Photo courtesy of University Relations

May is Military Appreciation Month and this Saturday, May 7, 2016, the MSU Athletics Department would like to thank you for your service with free admission to the MSU/Nebraska baseball game. The game begins at 1:05 p.m. at McLane Stadium located behind Jenison Field House (223 Kalamazoo St.).  Show your military I.D. at the ticket booth for your free ticket. To thank you for your service, each branch of the military will be recognized throughout the game! If you are in need of additional tickets or have any questions or concerns, please contact Megan Hall (

If you are a faculty or staff member who has not self-identified your veteran status, please do so by logging into EBS, selecting your “ESS” tab, then “Personal Information,” then “Veterans Status, Race, and Ethnicity.” Your information will be used for reporting or internal communication purposes only. Thank you for your service!

Events Round-Up May 2016

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

Friday, May 6

Casual Commute Day

Art’s Night Out, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Old Town

Saturday, May 7

Mother’s Day Tea Party, 3–5 p.m., Lansing City Market

Red Paddle Race, 9 a.m., Red Cedar River

Thursday, May 12

Edible Wild Spring Greens, 12:10 p.m.–12:15 p.m. Beal Botanical Garden

Sunday, May 15

Young Playwrights Festival, 2 p.m., Wharton Center

Tuesday, May 17

Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings, 10 a.m.–11 a.m., Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens

Wednesday, May 18

BroadPOP Studio: Art Museum Day, 2–4 p.m., Broad Art Museum

Thursday, May 19

2016 Lansing MI Go Red Luncheon, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Old Town Marquee

Thursday, May 19–22, 2016

“The Bridges of Madison County,” Wharton Center

Saturday, May 28

2016 City of Lansing Memorial Day Ceremony, noon, Evergreen Cemetery

Development, Training and Wellness

Mondays, May 9, 16, 23

Sustainable High Performance, 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m., 10 Nisbet

Tuesday, May 10

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

Wednesday, May 11

Payments to Non-Resident Aliens & Foreign Vendors, 8:30 a.m.–noon, 10 Nisbet 

Wednesday, May 18

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

Friday, May 20

EBS Financial Systems – Roles/Onboarding, 8:30 a.m.–11 a.m., 10 Nisbet

Tuesday, May 24

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

Saturday, May 28

Yoga at the Broad MSU, 11 a.m., Sculpture Garden