Job of the Week 6/30/17

This week we are highlighting an EEG Technologist (posting #447584) with Neurology Ophthalmology. This position consists of performing patient assessments and electroencephalograms. The technician may be asked to train in electromyograms and evoked potentials. The position is in an ambulatory setting, performing studies on both adult and pediatric populations. A successful candidate will work collaboratively with physicians, nurses and health care assistants in the Department of Neurology.  The technician will also be responsible for archiving studies, ordering supplies and assisting clinic with clerical work as necessary.

MSU Jobs IconFor a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please visit Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal.

Protect Your Personal Information With Safe Computing Practices

In our technology-dependent world, it’s important to follow safe computing practices so that you are protected against viruses, spyware and scams. If your computer is infected with spyware and viruses, your personal and financial information is at risk.

Practice safe computing so that your personal information is protected.

In order to keep yourself and your information safe, there are several computer best practices that you should be following with your personal devices:

  1. Be sure to turn on your personal firewall.
  2. Perform regular operating system, software and app updates because they usually include security patches.
  3. Install antivirus and antispyware software on your computer.
  4. Upgrade to the latest version of your browser and take advantage of the security features that they offer.

You can learn more about computer best practices on the SecureIT website. SecureIT also provides information on phishing, passwords and file sharing/copyright.

Job of the Week 6/23/17

This week we are highlighting a Catering and Sales Coordinator (posting #445239) with Residential and Hospitality Services. This position plans, coordinates and details all weddings for Spartan Hospitality Group venues, including Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Stadium Tower, MSU Union and Alumni Chapel; assists in developing and implementing the sales, marketing and promotional materials for the wedding markets; maintains all accounts and generates new business for the wedding market; details SMERF market/events for the Kellogg Center; negotiates guest room rates, meeting room rentals and banquet events to achieve budgeted revenues; meets assigned monthly sales quotas; assists in developing month end sales reports; and represents Spartan Hospitality Group at community and industry events. Duties associated with this position involve moderate physical effort, including moving around the building(s) to provide site tours and review event arrangements.

MSU Jobs IconFor a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please visit Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal.

3 Excellent Local Farmer’s Markets to Check Out This Summer

Photo courtesy of Communications and Brand Strategy.

There’s something about fresh fruits and vegetables that just screams summer, and there’s no better place to buy those foods than at a local farmer’s market.

The month of June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, and even though July is almost here, there’s still plenty of time to celebrate by heading to a nearby farmer’s market to pick up some delicious fruits and veggies. We’ve compiled a list of three markets in the Lansing area to get you started.

MSU Student Organic Farm Stand

You’ll find this market located under a big white tent on Farm Lane in front of the MSU Auditorium every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

East Lansing Farmer’s Market (ELFM)

The ELFM will take place June 4 – October 29, 2017 on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.

Farmers Market at the Capitol

Farmers Market at the Capital will be open three times this year:

Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

View a more complete Greater Lansing Farmers Market Guide or West Michigan Farmers Market Guide.

Spend Your Lunch Hour at These Summer Health4U Programs

There are many Health4U programs available to MSU employees. All of the programs run from 12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., so you can check them out during your lunch hour!

The programs include: Fresh Air Fitness, Relaxing Under the Stars, Rest With Music and Recipe for Health Cooking Series. Learn more on the Health4U website.

MSU Employees Spend Less for the Spartan Coding Bootcamp

Is your high-school aged child interested in learning computer coding? Would they love to spend a week with other students learning how to code and gaining hands-on experience? The Spartan Coding Bootcamp is exactly what you’ve been looking for!

The Spartan Coding Bootcamp gives students hands-on computer coding experience!

This week-long bootcamp will teach students how to code and develop an application to solve a technical problem that they choose themselves. Students aren’t required to have prior coding knowledge to participate; the camp is for high school students entering grades 10 through 12 this fall.

As an added bonus, the first 30 enrolled children of MSU employees will receive a discounted rate of $500 dollars for the commuter (non-residential) program. This program fee includes the one-week bootcamp, a daily lunch and 60 hours of self-paced online work after the camp is finished.

There is also a discounted residential option available for $750, which covers housing, food, all coding instruction and extracurricular activities during the summer camp. If you are interested in receiving the discount, contact Martin Toomajian at for information on how to enroll.

The Spartan Coding Bootcamp will take place Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21. You can find more information about the camp and enroll your child by visiting their website.

Job of the Week 6/16/17

This week we are highlighting an Office Supervisor I (posting #444697) with the English Language Center (ELC). The successful candidate will serve as the fiscal officer and support staff supervisor for the ELC. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, budget/financial oversight of general fund, gift, grant and revolving accounts; facilities planning and space management; human resources, personnel management, and supervision of support staff; and other administrative duties as assigned. The candidate will also be expected to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide range of clients.

MSU Jobs IconFor a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please visit Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal.

Thank You MSU Dairy Store!

All Spartans know that the best ice cream around can be found right on MSU’s campus at the MSU Dairy Store.

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The MSU Dairy Store offers 30+ flavors of ice cream to choose from.

With a total of 36 ice cream flavors on their menu, the MSU Dairy Store has something for everyone. Their most popular flavors include Sesquicentennial Swirl, Buckeye Blitz, Purdue Tracks and Dantonio’s Double Fudge Fake.

And don’t forget about their cheese! The dairy store sells 10 types of cheese in both of their campus locations. If you’re stopping in for a quick bite to eat, you can get a grilled cheese made to order with your choice of Dairy Store cheese for just $2.50!

The MSU Dairy Store has two campus locations: 107 MSU Union Building and 1140 S. Anthony Hall. Visit their website for their current hours.

Thank you MSU Dairy Store for your friendly service, amazing ice cream flavors and delicious cheeses!

Campus is Buzzing: Learn about Bee Palooza and find out where to buy MSU Honey

Did you know that honey bees are responsible for pollinating around 80% of all the fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the U.S? For such a small insect, they have a huge impact on our lives.

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Bee Palooza is Sunday, June 18 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the MSU Horticulture Gardens.

To celebrate the hard working honey bee, the MSU Department of Entomology is hosting Bee Palooza. This family friendly event will take place on Sunday, June 18 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the MSU Horticulture Gardens.

At the event, people of all ages can take part in interactive activities that teach them about pollinators. As guests visit the different stations set up around the gardens, they can learn about honey bee and bumble bee colonies, plant and gardening practices to support pollinators, how bee bodies work and more!

Not only do bees pollinate our crops, but they also produce delicious honey. At MSU, the Department of Entomology keeps several hives that produce pure, natural honey. This honey is made on MSU’s campus from native wildflowers, alfalfa, clover and basswood. The best part is, you can buy MSU honey at the Surplus Store! All of the proceeds from honey sales go back to the Department of Entomology to support teaching and research.

To learn more about MSU honey and the bees that create it, visit

Job of the Week 6/9/17

This week we are highlighting a Staff Physician (posting #442670) with the MSU Health Team. This position will perform a full range of mental health care at Olin Student Health Center while collaborating with other departments. The successful candidate would be committed to understanding the special needs of university students.MSU Jobs Icon

For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please visit Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal.