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MSU focuses on preventing sexual assault with It’s On Us action week

Published: March 16, 2017

Source: MSUToday

As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent, respond to and educate about sexual assault, partners across Michigan State University are teaming up for the It’s On Us Week of Action from March 20-24.

Sexual Violence Advisory Committee Holds Open Forum March 22 as Part of It's On Us: Week Of Action

Published: March 14, 2017

MSU’s Sexual Violence Advisory Committee is encouraging all students, faculty and staff to attend an in-depth conversation March 22 regarding MSU’s efforts to raise awareness and improve responses to relationship violence and sexual misconduct on campus. Learn more.

Sexual Violence Advisory Committee Holds Open Forum March 22 as Part of It's On Us: Week Of Action

Scholarship Hunting? Student Affairs Offers a Diverse Array of Awards for 2017-2018

Published: February 22, 2017

MSU’s Division of Student Affairs and Services is offering more than two dozen scholarships across various interest areas for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline to apply is March 15 at 11:59 p.m. Find out more!

Scholarship Hunting? Student Affairs Offers a Diverse Array of Awards for 2017-2018

RSOs: More Than 800 Ways to Get Busier On Campus

Published: February 27, 2017

With more than 800 different student-run clubs and organizations officially registered with Student Affairs and Services, there are plenty of ways at MSU to fill your schedule besides getting a job or internship. Learn more!

RSOs: More Than 800 Ways to Get Busier On Campus

Meet the MSU freshman slaying the spinning game

Published: February 24, 2017

Source: The Tab

With spring break just around the corner, if you’re not taking MSU freshman Taylor Mueller’s spinning class at 6:45 p.m. in IM West every Tuesday, you should be. It will be one of the best decisions you make at MSU, according to The Tab. Find out why.

Meet the MSU freshman slaying the spinning game

When Walking Won’t Cut It: Safe-Transportation Systems Around Campus

Published: February 14, 2017

MSU is such an expansive campus that navigating it can be overwhelming, and sometimes walking simply won’t fit your needs. Thankfully, there are plenty of safe transportation systems around campus.

When Walking Won’t Cut It: Safe-Transportation Systems Around Campus

Most MSU grads stay in state, head to bigger cities

Published: February 06, 2017

Source: The State News

While many MSU graduates tend to stay in state, others prefer to leave after graduation. Research shows that for Michigan to attract and keep more residents, cities might need to be the focus.

Graduate student and service dog embrace attention on campus

Published: January 27, 2017

Source: The State News

Caitlin Thompson, a graduate student and facilities supervisor at MSU, said she sometimes faces more than 20 questions about her service dog, Charlie, every day. Thompson offers insight into how these questions and misunderstandings can impact service dogs and owners alike.

Graduate student and service dog embrace attention on campus

Sgt. McGlothian-Taylor provides anti-bias training for students, MSUPD

Published: January 26, 2017

Source: The State News

Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor had been a part of the MSU Police Department for "a couple of decades" before she was appointed head of the new Inclusion and Anti-Bias Unit in November 2015, which provides biases training, among other things, for police officers and MSU students.

Sgt. McGlothian-Taylor provides anti-bias training for students, MSUPD

MSU Events Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Published: January 11, 2017

Source: MSUToday

o commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Michigan State University has a variety of programs in which the MSU and greater Lansing communities are encouraged to participate.

MSU Events Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Difficult Conversations: Tips for discussing serious topics over the holidays

Published: December 14, 2016

Dr. Scott Becker, director of the MSU Counseling Center, offers some valuable tips for having difficult conversations with friends and family members during the holiday season.

Difficult Conversations: Tips for discussing serious topics over the holidays

Dogs, Massages, and Water: Self-Care During Finals

Published: December 06, 2016

Finals are just around the corner, so don't forget to take care of yourself! There are many de-stressing events on campus such as massages, dog therapy and free babysitting!

Dogs, Massages, and Water: Self-Care During Finals

MSU to focus on area high schools to combat sexual assault

Published: December 08, 2016

Source: MSU Today

Michigan State University aims to raise awareness of sexual assault at an earlier age by partnering with high schools and focusing on bystander intervention, thanks to a new grant secured by Kelly Schweda, coordinator of MSU’s Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program, and other partners.

MSU to focus on area high schools to combat sexual assault

Thanksgiving Unity Dinner Welcomes All on November 24

Published: November 16, 2016

Staying in East Lansing for Thanksgiving weekend? Don’t have a place to eat a traditional turkey dinner? Read more about the annual Thanksgiving Day Unity Dinner on Thursday, November 24, in the Brody Classrooms.

Thanksgiving Unity Dinner Welcomes All on November 24

MSU's annual Global Festival returns to the Union

Published: November 17, 2016

Source: MSU Today

MSU students and the greater Lansing community members were welcomed to the MSU Union on Nov. 13 for MSU’s annual Global Festival. Read more....

MSU's annual Global Festival returns to the Union

'The ABCs of Generation XYZ and What it Means for the Future of Work' presented Friday, November 18

Published: November 15, 2016

Students will be given a glimpse of the future when Ford Motor Company Futurist Sheryl Connelly speaks about “The ABCs of Generation XYZ and what it means for the Future of Work.” The student session begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 18, in B122 Wells Hall.

'The ABCs of Generation XYZ and What it Means for the Future of Work' presented Friday, November 18

Fewer students drinking and smoking regularly, MSU survey finds

Published: November 10, 2016

Source: MSU Today

Fewer Michigan State University students are drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes on a regular basis, according to the State of Spartan Health survey, which is conducted every two years to assess the health of students on campus.

Fewer students drinking and smoking regularly, MSU survey finds

From the President's Desk: Reflect and Engage

Published: November 10, 2016

Source: From the President's Desk

President Simon issued a message following the 2016 presidential election. "After a contentious election season filled with strong emotions," she writes, "it is truly gratifying to see the MSU community coming together for sincere reflection, respectful dialogue, and mutual support."

Voter Guide: Everything an E.L. voter needs for the 2016 election

Published: November 04, 2016

Source: The State News

The State News compiled everything from where polling locations are for East Lansing voters to what will will be on the ballot for the Nov. 8 election.

Student Affairs Scholarships Enrich Opportunity for Spartans

Published: October 27, 2016

The MSU Student Affairs and Services Department has awarded $36,000 in scholarships. These scholarships will enable recipients to stay engaged and involved on campus and to give back to MSU.

Student Affairs Scholarships Enrich Opportunity for Spartans

MSU student wins college 'Wheel of Fortune'

Published: November 07, 2016

Source: The State News

MSU comparative cultures and politics junior Amber Applewhite is feeling fortunate after winning a trip to Barbados and a cash prize in a College Week episode of "Wheel of Fortune."

44th Annual Black Power Rally: Liberty and Justice for [Insert Name Here]

Published: November 07, 2016

Source: Voice

Emotions ran high and laughter filled the room as the Black Student Alliance hosted the 44th annual Black Power Rally at the Wharton Center on November 5, 2016.

IM Sports Circle Celebrates 100 Years During Homecoming

Published: October 11, 2016

Join us in celebrating IM Sports Circle's 100-year on Friday, October 14 from 1pm-3pm as part of MSU Homecoming! There will be tours of the building and photographs of the building's construction and cake to enjoy for visitors!

IM Sports Circle Celebrates 100 Years During Homecoming

Treat Yourself this Halloween: Don’t Get Tricked!

Published: October 28, 2016

Halloween is upon us and here are a few things to keep in mind during the weekend like staying away from clowns, organizing a designated driver, and eating lots of candy!

 Treat Yourself this Halloween: Don’t Get Tricked!

IM Sports Circle celebrates 100 years

Published: October 25, 2016

Source: The State News

The Department of Kinesiology and Recreational Sports and Fitness Services—both of which are housed in IM Sports Circle—put on an event to celebrate a century of the the first gym on MSU's campus.

Fall-A-Palooza Offers Prizes, Food and Fun at Student Services Building Sept. 23

Published: October 25, 2016

The Department of Kinesiology and Recreational Sports and Fitness Services—both of which are housed in IM Sports Circle—put on an event to celebrate a century of the the first gym on MSU's campus.

MSU Anti-Harrassment Statement

Published: October 25, 2016

The Department of Kinesiology and Recreational Sports and Fitness Services—both of which are housed in IM Sports Circle—put on an event to celebrate a century of the the first gym on MSU's campus.

MSU Named Veteran-Friendly School

Published: August 26, 2016

Source: MSUToday

Michigan State University has earned gold status in the Veteran-Friendly School program, recognizing MSU's dedication to student veterans and dependents using their GI Bill and other educational benefits.

MSU Named Veteran-Friendly School

Spartans Own Academic Integrity with New Academic Pledge Initiative

Published: August 09, 2016

ASMSU has launched a new “Spartan Code of Honor” academic pledge that promotes student responsibility for rules of academic integrity. The effort has the strong support of the Trustees, President Simon and many others across campus.

Spartans Own Academic Integrity with New Academic Pledge Initiative

Fall Welcome Events Greet New and Returning Students

Published: August 26, 2016

Spartans return to campus for the 2016-2017 academic year with a weekend packed with Fall Welcome activities featuring food, culture, and student organizations.

Fall Welcome Events Greet New and Returning Students

Handshake Will Modernize Student-Employer Engagement

Published: June 02, 2016

MSU’s Career Services Network is launching a new operating system called Handshake to better connect MSU students with job and internship opportunities. The system went live June 1 and replaces MySpartanCareer.

Handshake Will Modernize Student-Employer Engagement

MSU College Transition Eased with M.A.G.I.C.

Published: July 08, 2016

The Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions will celebrate its 20th year of providing an extended orientation and transition program for first-generation college students.

MSU College Transition Eased with M.A.G.I.C.

MSU with a Cherry on Top

Published: July 15, 2016

The Travers City, Mich. Cherry Festival brings crowds from all over the country, including MSU students researching Michigan's favorite summer fruit and taking home the Cherry Queen crown.

MSU with a Cherry on Top

3 Easy Steps to Receive a Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Published: June 17, 2016

Source: Spartans Will. Serve! Blog of the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement

Last year, 23 MSU students were awarded the national Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for completing 100+ hours of volunteer service between 2014-15. Learn more....

Remembering the Counseling Center's Scott Brown

Published: July 13, 2016

Scott Brown, who made substantial contributions to MSU's Counseling Center, passed away on July 10, following a year-long struggle with cancer.

Remembering the Counseling Center's Scott Brown

Oh The Places Spartans Will Go

Published: May 27, 2016

What are Michigan State students up to after graduation? The answer isn't the same for everyone.

Oh The Places Spartans Will Go

International Student Finds Strength in Helping Others

Published: May 11, 2016

Amidst the many challenges that come with being an international student, MSU 2016 graduate Mariam Alamiri has been recognized for being resilient and selfless in her efforts to aid other international students in transitioning into their new home.

International Student Finds Strength in Helping Others

OutCasting Gives Voice to LGBTQ Issues

Published: April 11, 2016

Michigan State students become part of the conversation on LGBTQ issues by openning a bureau of the nationally syndicated OutCasting project.

OutCasting Gives Voice to LGBTQ Issues

Spartans Fight for Flint

Published: March 01, 2016

Since news reached campus that the water in Flint had been contaminated with high levels of lead, Spartans have united to send aid.

Spartans Fight for Flint

MSU SARV Peer Educators Attend Statewide Conference

Published: May 13, 2016

The Michigan State Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program (SARV) traveled into enemy territory in Ann Arbor to brainstorm new ways to enhance Michigan State's violence prevention initiatives.

Students Become Active Citizens Through Alternative Spartan Breaks

Published: March 07, 2016

If you're looking for something to do during winter and spring break that will broaden your world view and build your resume, Alternative Spartan Breaks might be the thing for you.

Students Become Active Citizens Through Alternative Spartan Breaks

Spartans Serve on MSU Day of Global Service

Published: April 11, 2016

What connects Michigan State Spartans in North Africa to those here in East Lansing? On April 16, 2016, students and alumni from all corners of the world have offered to volunteer in their communities as part of the MSU Day of Global Service.

Spartans Serve on MSU Day of Global Service

Rec Fest Returns

Published: January 15, 2016

MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness Fitness Services and the University Actives Board invite students to IM Sports West for a fun night of games, prizes, and information about fitness and wellness resources on campus.

Rec Fest Returns

Reverse Career Fair Facilitates Involvement of Diverse Student Groups

Published: January 19, 2016

What if instead of approaching potential employers at career fairs, the employers came to you? Take a look at this unique way that The Career Services Network and the Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions are boosting career preparation for diverse student groups at MSU.

Sexual Assault Program Hosts Self-care Drive

Published: January 14, 2016

Source: MSUToday

The MSU Sexual Assault Program is sponsoring the New Year Renew Self-Care Drive during the month of January to collect personal care products and other items for student survivors of sexual assault.

Behind the Headlines: Spartans Will Chill

Published: January 14, 2016

A closer look at what Michigan State students were up to as they migrated off campus for winter break.

Behind the Headlines: Spartans Will Chill

MSU College Advising Corps Inspires College-Going Culture

Published: December 23, 2015

MSU College Advising Corps provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate Spartans to serve their community and build professional experience post-graduation.

MSU College Advising Corps Inspires College-Going Culture

MLK Service Project and Community Partner Fair Planned by Center for Service-Learning & Civic Engagement

Published: January 15, 2016

Source: Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

To commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., MSU’s Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is hosting the MLK Service Project & Community Partner Fair in the basement of the MSU Union from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, January 18.

Events Planned for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2016

Published: January 14, 2016

Source: MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

The broader MSU community is invited to join in the 2016 commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme this year is, "If not now, then when? If not us, then who?" See the full listing of events.

Inclusion & Diversity Information Is Available

Published: January 14, 2016

The broader MSU community is invited to join in the 2016 commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme this year is, "If not now, then when? If not us, then who?" See the full listing of events.

Therapy Dogs Bring Students Stress Relief

Published: December 14, 2015

This week, furry, four-legged friends will be visiting the MSU library and other campus locations to provide stress relief for students who are polishing off the fall semester.

Therapy Dogs Bring Students Stress Relief

Greeks Take the Lead on Ending Sexual Assault on Campus

Published: December 03, 2015

An interactive training program that was developed by MSU’s Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program (SARV) and MSU's Greek councils aims to bring the MSU Greek community to the forefront of sexual assault prevention.

MSU Women's Club Soccer Team Reflects on National Championship

Published: December 04, 2015

Source: The State News

The 2015 MSU Women’s Club Soccer Team won the national title for the first time three years but, like their entire season, it wasn't as easy as it looked.

Service-Learning Toolkit: A Guide for MSU Faculty & Instructors

Published: December 03, 2015

Source: MSU Service-Learning Blog

The MSU Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement has launched a new Service-Learning Toolkit: A Guide for MSU Faculty and Instructors, to support faculty who are seeking to develop a service-learning course or expand upon their existing service-learning course with new practices.

Student Affairs Inspire Initiative Update

Published: November 20, 2015

MSU's Division of Student Affairs and Services has been engaged in an envisioning process called the Inspire Initiative. The Inspire Initiative is helping Student Affairs set the course for the future.

Student Affairs Inspire Initiative Update

On campus for Thanksgiving? The annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner welcomes you

Published: November 19, 2015

Michigan State University continues a tradition of community and celebration this Thanksgiving in the Brody Neighborhood Classrooms.

On campus for Thanksgiving? The annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner welcomes you

College ready? Critical thinking, curiosity matter

Published: November 15, 2015

Source: Detroit Free Press

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Terrence Frazier and Dr. Kristen Renn, professor of higher education and director of Student Success Initiatives who leads MSU's Neighborhoods program, offer insight about the role of curiosity, critical thinking and involvement in college success in this Detroit Free Press article.

One Spartan’s Will: The road to an inclusive Spartan Stadium

Published: November 11, 2015

In the process of taking on the challenge to fight her own adversity on campus, Senior Katie Feirer helped make MSU a more inclusive community for all.

One Spartan’s Will: The road to an inclusive Spartan Stadium

Students, Faculty, Staff Invited To Join Discussion About the Future of Student Health and Wellness Services

Published: November 03, 2015

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to join in conversations about the future of student health and wellness services at MSU. How should we think about care for the physical, mental and emotional health of our students, going forward? If we were building a system for the next 25 years, what would it look like?

Student Organizations Take Spartans to New Heights

Published: October 21, 2015

A group of students at Michigan State take the initiative to grow their community and emerge as leaders through the Registered Student Organization program.

Student Organizations Take Spartans to New Heights

First black woman on COGS executive board looks to inspire

Published: November 01, 2015

Source: The State News


As the first black woman to be elected to the executive board of MSU's Council of Graduate Students (COGS), Dee Jordan quickly realized how important it is to be the first.

OCAT’s Success Series welcomes motivational guru Eric Thomas each week this fall

Published: October 19, 2015

The Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT) is welcoming critically acclaimed author and motivational speaker Eric Thomas, also known as “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher,” back to his alma mater to host a series of seminars aimed at providing academic support and resources for Michigan State University students.

OCAT’s Success Series welcomes motivational guru Eric Thomas each week this fall

Inspiring Spartans To Grow

Published: September 02, 2015

MSU Student Affairs: It’s where students come to learn, lead and grow beyond the classroom.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Socially Responsible? Yes, Even on Halloween

Published: October 29, 2015

Spartans know how to celebrate Halloween, but are they aware of how much weight their costume choices can hold?

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Socially Responsible? Yes, Even on Halloween

‘Go Green Wear Pink’ This Week

Published: October 26, 2015

Find Spartans for the Cure selling t-shirts on campus to fund breast cancer research.

‘Go Green Wear Pink’ This Week

Getting Started at MSU

Published: September 10, 2015

Your first weeks at Michigan State have the potential to be the most memorable and important times of your entire college career. There’s a good chance you’ll make lifelong friends, meet influential mentors, and create lasting memories. Student Affairs and Services is here to ensure that your journey as a new student is successful.

Halloween Safety: What You Need to Remember

Published: October 30, 2015

The scariest situations on Halloween weekend are not going to be found in a haunted house. Here are a few recommendations for students to stay safe this weekend.

Halloween Safety: What You Need to Remember

MSU Named 'Veteran Friendly' School

Published: August 18, 2015

Source: MSUToday

Michigan State University, which recently launched its Student Veterans Resource Center, has earned gold status in the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency’s Veteran-Friendly School program.

MSU Named 'Veteran Friendly' School

Back-to-School Tips

Published: August 06, 2015

Source: MSUToday

Helpful advice on topics ranging from health to finance is offered by MSU experts, including Scott Becker, acting director of the Counseling Center at MSU.

Back-to-School Tips

New facility boosting outreach at MSU Sailing Center

Published: July 28, 2015

Source: Lansing State Journal

A new Sailing Center facility adds class and office space to the multipurpose center that has a variety of educational uses while allowing summer visitors to rent various watercraft and take lessons on sailing and paddle boarding.

Day of Service unites Spartans

Published: April 15, 2015

Source: The State News

Spartans across the country — and the world — banded together to help make a difference in their communities for the Global Day of Service, co-sponsored by the MSU Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

Sexual Assault Program celebrates 35th anniversary

Published: April 03, 2015

Source: MSUToday

The Michigan State University Sexual Assault Program celebrated its 35th anniversary of providing direct services and advocacy for victims of sexual violence in the greater Lansing community.

Sexual Assault Program celebrates 35th anniversary

November 19, 2015, Memorandum from President Simon

Published: April 03, 2015

The Michigan State University Sexual Assault Program celebrated its 35th anniversary of providing direct services and advocacy for victims of sexual violence in the greater Lansing community.

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