Inspirational Woman of the Year Award Nominations 2018

The Inspirational Woman of the Year Award recognizes the achievements of women staff and faculty affiliated with Michigan State University (including main campus and all of-site and satellite campuses). The award highlights woman-identified individuals who demonstrate integrity, leadership, quality performance, integrative and inclusive action, and influence on campus and in the global community.

There are three categories that will be awarded this year:

  • Professional Achievement¬†will be awarded to a woman who demonstrates a unique drive and passion for her career and contributes positively to MSU‚Äôs culture of excellence.
  • Community Engagement will be awarded to a woman that demonstrates a commitment to engaging and advancing communities and organizations at Michigan State University and/or in communities beyond campus, through service/volunteerism, leadership and/or involvement.
  • Culture of Empowerment¬†will recognize a woman who has demonstrated dedication to the advancement and empowerment of women on campus and/or across the globe through mentoring, programs or other leadership opportunities.

Students, faculty and staff are able to nominate exceptional women; the deadline is Friday, November 3, 2017. To learn more about the award, past winners and more, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the GenCen at gencen@msu.edu or 517-353-5040.

Job of the Week 10/27/17

This weeks job of the week is a Simulation Assistant I with the College Of Osteopathic Medicine Learning And Assessment Center.

In this position, Assistants will be responsible for supply inventory and stocking; ensure clean, safe and optimal teaching and learning environment; set-up, cleaning, maintenance and inventory of equipment; assist with implementation of programs/events and education support as directed which may include operation of simulator(s); direct flow of participants/learners; function as Standardized Patient or Standardized Healthcare Provider; prepare materials and assist in instruction of American Heart Association Basic Life Support courses; support marketing and customer service activities such as tours, open houses, conferences, workshops, etc.

Eligible candidates should have an Associate’s degree in healthcare related field preferred; working knowledge related to operation of high fidelity human patient simulators and familiarity with a variety of partial task trainers; American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and/or BLS Instructor certification. A valid drivers license is also required.

For more details on the responsibilities and requirements of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please visit careers.msu.edu. Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal. Careers @ MSU Graphic

Benefits Include Discounts!

Did you know that as an MSU employee part of your benefits includes discounts at local businesses on and off campus? You can save anywhere from 5-20% on products and services you purchase regularly in the area.

To see a full list of all the discounts MSU employees are eligible for, visit the MSU HR website. Discounts range from arts and entertainment to food to legal services and pet supplies. In addition to this list, there are also specific discounts available such as:

    • Parkwood YMCA (East Lansing) 332-8657
    • Oak Park YMCA (South Lansing) 827-9700
    • Downtown YMCA Wellness Center (Downtown Lansing) 484-4000
    • Dewitt YMCA 668-9622
    • Westside YMCA (West Lansing) 316-9622
  • MSU also offers MSU Specific Discounts ranging from MSU Bakers to specific colleges, the Dairy Store and more!

Along with these discounts, MSU benefits-eligible faculty and staff have the opportunity to enroll in several voluntary employee-paid benefits programs, including an employee discounts program. Learn more about these programs on the MSU HR website.

Source Newsletters – October 2017

In case you missed it, here are the October 2017 Source newsletters.

There is a Source Newsletter for Support Staff and a Source Newsletter for Faculty, Academic Staff and Executive Management.

You can find older editions of the newsletter on the HR website.

Here are the headlines at a glance for this month’s Source.

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  • MSU Benefits Open Enrollment Ends October 31
  • Cover Your Spouse on Your Benefits? You Must Complete the Affidavit
  • 2017 Campus Flu Clinics
  • Community Charitable Campaign Kicks-Off for 2017
  • MSU Security and Fire Safety Report and Drug and Alcohol Policy
  • Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Nominations Due
  • The Mystery behind Work-Life Balance
  • MSU Empowers Students with Information to Help Prevent Sexual Violence
  • Courses for Employees at MSU System Refresh Coming
  • I-9 Forms
  • What You May Have Missed on the SourceLive Blog
  • Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Faculty and Academic 

  • MSU Benefits Open Enrollment Ends October 31
  • Cover Your Spouse on Your Benefits? You Must Complete the Affidavit
  • 2017 Campus Flu Clinics
  • Are You Chairing or Part of a Faculty Search Committee?
  • Community Charitable Campaign Kicks-Off for 2017
  • MSU Security and Fire Safety Report and Drug and Alcohol Policy
  • Resources through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • The Mystery behind Work-Life Balance
  • Policy Highlight: New Mediation Policy
  • MSU Empowers Students with Information to Help Prevent Sexual Violence
  • Courses for Employees at MSU System Refresh Coming
  • System Position Description Tips
  • Events at a Glance
  • What You May Have Missed on the SourceLive Blog

Managing Difficult Customers

Every day, we are faced with new situations, people and conflicts. Organization and Professional Development has created a class to help you prevent and de-escalate situations.

In this featured course, attendee’s will be provided with practical information and methods designed to enhance internal and external customer service, learn strategies to maximize individual and team performance, positive communication and cohesiveness to manage circumstances before, during and after the situation.

The objectives of this course include:

  • Learn self-management techniques to enhance one‚Äôs ability to effectively navigate a potentially difficult situation.
  • Learn to proactively identify precipitating factors, situations, and dispositions that could be warning signs.
  • Explore the Integrated Experience and Verbal Escalation Continuums.
  • Learn, discuss, and practice non-violent (hands off) crisis intervention techniques.

This course will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 am in Room 10, Nisbet. Come out and learn something new and share your experiences!

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Soups, Salads, Sandwiches and Starbucks!

Everyone knows that meal prepping is a great way to save calories and money, but getting started is always the hardest part! We put together a few healthy meal options that are perfect for busy work days to keep you on track with your health goals and keep your wallet happy too.

If you’re looking for healthier meal options without the prep, there are 10 dining halls on campus available to you. Menus are updated online and note gluten-free, vegetarian and dairy-free options. Other on-campus dining includes the Food Truck, Crossroads Food Court in the International Center and The Union Food Court.

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MSU Food Truck

Almost every building on campus also has a Sparty’s location. Each Sparty’s has different options, some ranging from full grills, to quick snacks to keep you fueled throughout the day. See where the closest Sparty’s is to you. In addition to these, there are also 4 Starbucks locations: Wells Hall, Broad College of Business, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and the New 1855 Place.

1855 Place is now home to the Sparty’s Market! This location features prepared foods and grill items, pre-packaged and self-serve bulk foods, a bakery station with coffee and fountain drinks, a dairy case, deli sandwiches, hot breakfast dishes, a wide variety of dry grocery items, health and beauty needs, household items and more.spartysmarketbanner

1855 Place Sparty’s Market

We hope you and your wallet enjoyed these recipes and added a little spice to your everyday meals.

Job of the Week 10/20

This weeks job of the week is a Industrial Hygienist I with the Environmental Health And Safety department.

In this role, individuals will Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace hazards and risks within the University community; monitor working environments in order to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations; develop and perform training to all levels of workers, especially in research areas and facilities.

Eligible candidates should have an education and experience in Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Toxicology, or closely related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in analytical methods and instrumentation, chemical calculations, gas chromatography, spectroscopy, scintillation counting, industrial hygiene monitoring techniques, the distillation and handling of hazardous materials and knowledge of Federal and State health/safety regulations.

This position is funded for one year from the date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal. Some health risks include exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and body fluids; wearing a respirator and working in noisy areas.

For more details on the responsibilities and requirements of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please visit careers.msu.edu. Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal.

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Thank You University Physician!

When you’re trying to balance work, personal life and everything in between, staying healthy can be difficult. That’s where the Office of the University Physician comes in!

The Office of the University Physician oversees areas at MSU where there is a requirement or need for specific programs that will impact the health and safety of the people who work, learn and live at MSU.

  • The Travel Clinic¬†provides safer travel by utilizing their national and international travel expertise to recommend vaccines and preventative medications. They provide resources, articles and other informative pieces to keep you and your family stay healthy while traveling.
  • The Occupational Health¬†program provides detailed information on what to do when you come into contact with animals, blood borne pathogens, as well as information on noise, CDL drivers and¬†physical intensity of some jobs and workplace hazards.
  • Health4U¬†provides coaching and counseling services, food and nutrition guidance, emotional wellness support and physical activities to keep your body in top shape.
  • The Food and Water Sanitarian¬†program coordinates and participates in the education of university employees to maintain high sanitation standards.
  • The Employee Assistance Program¬†is available as a confidential counseling service provided at no cost to MSU faculty, staff, retires, graduate student employees and their families. Some concerns they can assist with include work related stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges and grief or loss.

Thank you, University Physician’s Office for all the hard work and programming you have organized to make MSU a wonderful place to live, learn and work!

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2nd Annual Healthy Homecoming Walk

Spartans Will…win- this year’s Homecoming game against the Indiana Hoosiers and the 2nd Annual Healthy Homecoming Walk against Penn State! The walk is being held on Friday, October 20 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

In order to win, Spartans need to out-walk the Lions in laps around Dem Hall Field (~1/4 mile). This event is free and open to MSU faculty, staff, students and alumni. There will also be a raffle with no participation necessary, just fill out a slip at the Dem Hall Field tent. There is a limit of one entry per person; names will be drawn throughout the event.

The MSU Eat@State Food Truck will also be available to purchase lunch from starting at 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. This event is proudly presented by Exercise is Medicine On Campus. For more information on their work, check them out on Twitter (@MSU_EIMOC) and Facebook.

Playmakers Good Form Walking Coaches will be on-site to help walkers of all ages and abilities move forward more efficiently and healthier too! There will be group sessions led by coaches at noon and 1 p.m. The Playmakers Event Truck will also be on site from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m..

Come out and support your team on and off the field this weekend!

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Job of the Week 10/13/17

This week’s job of the week is a Medical Technologist I with the MSU Health Team in the¬†histocompatibility laboratory. In this lab, general responsibilities include¬†molecular HLA typing, antibody testing on the Luminex, flow cytometry crossmatch testing, and general quality assurance.

Eligible candidates for this role will have completed a four-year college degree program in Medical Technology and one year internship at an approved institution laboratory; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in hematology, chemistry, microbiology, immunohematology, urinalysis and coagulation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and certification as a Medical Technologist or eligible as MT(ASCP) or CLS (NCA). Another desired qualification includes one year of pertinent laboratory experience and CHT (ASHI) certification.

For more details on the responsibilities and requirements of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please visit careers.msu.edu. Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal.

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