Job of the Week 2/10/17

This week we are highlighting an Intellectual Property Officer (posting #4902) with the MSU Innovation Center. This position will provide high quality licensing strategy development and execution, outreach to industry, entrepreneurs and others interested in commercializing University technology, and negotiation of business terms of license agreements. This position also manages copyright technologies, including software and other educational materials, as well as selected technologies with patent applications in fields such as physical sciences and life sciences.

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 Accepting Applications for Green Certification Program

Building a more sustainable campus is a priority for students, faculty and staff. In support of this movement, MSU’s Sustainability department is looking for the Spartan community to examine the role they play in reducing resources used on campus through participation in the Spartan Green Certification program. The Spartan Green Certification is an online self-assessment program that educates, assists and recognizes units and offices taking steps towards energy efficiency and conservation, waste reduction and recycling, water conservation and sustainable purchasing practices.spartan-green

Spartan Green Certified Events will receive a certificate and seal so they can be marketed as green events, which will let event attendees know about the group’s commitment to sustainability.

The application period is now open, and departments have until Friday, March 3, 2017 to apply for certification. For full program details and instructions for applying, visit the Spartan Green Certification page.

Heart-Healthy Tips for American Heart Month

Every day, more than 2,200 Americans die of heart disease (Center for Disease Control). This statistic is staggering, and it emphasizes the need for education about the importance of heart health. The good news is that small lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 80 percent.

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Since February is American Heart Month, we have compiled a list of tips to help you improve your heart health and reduce your risk for heart disease. These simple changes can have a huge impact on your overall health.

  1. Stay active. Be sure to get in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day.
  2. Watch your cholesterol levels. You can manage your cholesterol by exercising and eating a variety of nutritious foods including fruits, vegetables and whole grain breads.
  3. Eat healthy. The American Heart Association recommends eating fruits and vegetables, eating fish twice a week and cutting back on sugars and saturated fats.
  4. Manage your blood pressure. This can be done by avoiding alcohol, exercising regularly, managing stress and reducing sodium in your diet.
  5. Reduce your blood sugar. You can accomplish this by moderating your consumption of soda, candy, sugary deserts and other foods that contain simple sugars

Hopefully these tips help you to start thinking about ways to improve your heart health! If you want more information, be sure to check out the American Heart Association’s website or Go Red for Women.

The Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series: Slavery to Freedom

In honor of Black History Month, we are featuring The Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series: Slavery to Freedom, an award-winning series that highlights living icons of the American Civil Rights Movement. This series is presented by the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and sponsored by several other MSU units.

The first presenter, Dr. Mae Jemison, is a doctor, dancer, chemical engineer and the first African American woman to travel to space. She already spoke on February 2, 2017. Whether you were able to make it to this first presentation or not, be sure to mark your calendars for the other two.Project WITH msu wordmark CMYK

The remaining two presentations both take place at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, and they are free to attend.

The second presenter, Jonathan Capehart, is a journalist, MSNBC contributor and an opinion writer, as well as an editorial board member, for the Washington Post. He will speak on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 5 p.m.

The final presenter, Johnny Ford, is the first African American mayor of Tuskegee Alabama. He will speak on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5 p.m.

If you have any questions or want more information, see the event flyer or the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s website.

Job of the Week 2/3/17

This week we are highlighting an Operations Supervisor (posting #4858) with Residential & Hospitality Services. This position will coordinate and oversee the operations of the Spartan Spirit Shop at 1855 Place in order to maintain quality control and quality products, assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures, and forecast retail needs and order supplies to maintain proper inventory levels. This position will also work with customers to provide expertise of retail operations and merchandise, and interview, hire, train, schedule and evaluate assigned support staff and part-time team members.

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.

Events Round-Up February 2017

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

Wednesday, February 1 – Thursday, February 2

Winter Clearance Sale, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., MSU Union

Wednesday, February 1- Tuesday, February 28

Student Art Exhibit, hours of operation, MSUFCU headquarters

Wednesday, February 1

Pop-up Ice Skating Rink, all day, Valley Court Park

Open through February, weather dependent

Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5

Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo, Lansing Center

Saturday, February 4

Cross Country Skiing Class, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Harris Nature Center

Snowshoeing Class, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Harris Nature Center

Tuesday, February 7

Sweetheart Ball, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., East Lansing Hannah Community Center

Thursday, February 9

Chocolate Walk, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Old Town

Sunday, February 26

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

Development, Training and Wellness

Wednesday, February 8

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

Wednesday, February 15

Boost Your Career, 8:30 a.m. – noon, 10 Nisbet

Introduction to Qualtrics, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., RHS Information Services Building

Everything DISC: Behavior Styles at Work, 8:30 a.m. – noon, 10 Nisbet

Monday, February 20

Rest with Music, 12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., Abrams Planetarium