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"Gender Matters:  WRC Weekly Digest" @ a Glance


 

June 2016

PAC-MAC Community-Wide Spelling Bee

Saturday, June, 4, 2016 @ 10:45AM
MSU Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (Auditorium), 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI


** EVERYONE WELCOME **


Students from around the Greater Lansing area in grades 1st-8th will participate in this annual spelling bee contest.  There’s something for everyone.  All spelling bee contestants will receive a “goody bag”, Certificate of Participation and their names will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a bicycle!


Students: Students placing 1st-4th in each grade level will receive cash prizes, a trophy, and will be recognized by the Lansing City Council in June.
Teachers:  When two or more students from your class participate in the spelling bee, your name will be entered into a drawing for a special gift.
Principals:  The school with the most registered students for the spelling bee will receive the 2016 Plaque of Recognition.


In preparation for the spelling bee, one rehearsal has been scheduled for May 23, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Specific information about the rehearsal, along with general spelling bee information, will be shared upon receipt of the registration fee.
Parents/Guardians/Grandparents/Teachers interested in registering students for the spelling bee, must complete a registration form and return with required registration fee [one form and payment per student please].  Questions may be directed to Ms. Audrey Smith via e-mail at (smithau910@yahoo.com), or telephone (517) 353-1635.  The registration fee is $10/student and the deadline to register is Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4:00PM.  All 1st - 8th graders are encouraged to participate.  This event is sponsored in collaboration with Elite Contractors, Inc., The Michigan Bulletin and the MSU Women’s Resource Center.  

 

May 2016

Women Matter Luncheon & Celebration!


Monday, May 2, 2016 @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Wharton Center for Performing Arts - Jackson Lounge (2nd Floor)


Join the MSU Women's Resource Center for the annual "Women Matter" Celebration & Luncheon!  Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Lynette Findley, State Coordinator of the MI-ACE Women's Network.  Cost:  $15.00 and includes lunch.  Register using a MSU Department Account Number.  Cash or checks accepted in the MSU Women's Resource Center accompanied with a Cash/Check Payment Registration Form.  Register and pay on-line with all major credits cards.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday, April 29, 2016.  Cancellation Policy:  Should your plans change, you may transfer your registration to another individual at any time.  Otherwise, registration fees are nonrefundable.  To transfer your registration to another individual, please contact Audrey Smith at smithau@msu.edu or phone (517) 353-1635. 

April 2016 

Take Your Child To Work Day

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 8:30AM - 3:00PM

Michigan State University (Various Locations)


Welcome future Spartans!  We know you will have a great day at Michigan State University!  Our theme this year is “Sparking Aha! Moments:  Discovering Possibilities at MSU.” The theme suggests that our children can be empowered and find their strength through knowledge and choice. “It reminds our youth to be brave as they dream seemingly impossible dreams, explore new challenges, and attain the success they have always hoped for in education, work, home, and in their communities”.  This event focuses on children ages 8 through 14, with a supervising adult.  A complete list of tour sites, activities and details are available in the 2016 Take Your Child To Work Day Tour Guide.  PLEASE CHECK THE SCHEDULE AGAIN JUST PRIOR TO THE "TAKE YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY" EVENT AS SCHEDULE DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE LAST MINUTE CHANGES.  THANK YOU! 

March 2016

February 2016 

Academic Women's Forum:  Dialogue & Connection

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 @ 3:30PM - 5:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

All faculty, academic staff, post-docs, librarians and graduate students who identify as women are cordially invited to participate in the MSU Academic Women’s Forum. The forum has been created to provide a safespace to connect, build community and explore issues that are relevant to the success, support and empowerment of academic women at MSU. To RSVP, email health4u@msu.edu

How To Be Assertive Without Seeming Aggressive

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 3:00PM - 5:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

It is becoming more common to see women in leadership roles around the world—as presidents, CEOs, heads of households, etc.  It is an exciting time to harness our leadership potential, but it doesn't come without its challenges. Women in positions of power are still called the "b" word (bossy) instead of words like "strong leader", or "aggressive" rather than "assertive." This seminar will focus on overcoming negative attitudes about women in leadership positions, at a university and in the workplace. Presenter: Angela Levack Michael, Assistant Director, MSU Recreational Sports & Fitness Services.  Hosted by the Women’s Initiative for Leadership Development. RSVP to the MSU Women’s Resource Center at wrc@msu.edu or 517-353-1635. 

Income Tax Prep

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 12:00N - 1:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union - (Farm Lane Branch) - Community Room, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing MI

This seminar serves as a "how to" guide to getting your 2015 taxes prepared before the tax deadline of Friday, April 15, 2016. Presented by CPAs Charles Amboy and Aaron Pahl, Warmels & Comstock, PLLC. To RSVP, sign up at pday@MSUFCU.org or call 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by the MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center. 

Income Tax Prep

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union - (Farm Lane Branch) - Community Room, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing MI

This seminar serves as a "how to" guide to getting your 2015 taxes prepared before the tax deadline of Friday, April 15, 2016. Presented by CPAs Charles Amboy and Aaron Pahl, Warmels & Comstock, PLLC. To RSVP, sign up at pday@MSUFCU.org or call 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by the MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center. 

Academic Women's Forum:  Responding to Microaggressions as Targets, Bystanders & Perpetrators

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 3:30PM - 5:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

This session will equip participants with tools for responding to bias and microaggressions (i.e., brief exchanges, insults, comments or actions of discrimination based on a person’s identity characteristics). Develop skills for disrupting, confronting and/or coping with bias and microaggressions in the workplace. Presenter: Dr. Nicole Buchanan, Associate Professor, Psychology. To RSVP, email health4u@msu.edu

Budgeting:  Fine Over 50

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union - (Farm Lane Branch) - Community Room, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing MI

Learn how to budget for things such as putting your kids through college, saving for retirement, new-found medical expense, and more. Presented by GreenPath Debt Solutions. This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center. To RSVP, sign up at pday@MSUFCU.org or call 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by the MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center. 

Healthy Heart

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 12:10PM - 12:50PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Erie Room (3rd Floor)

Heart disease is one of the leading health concerns for women. As such, it is imperative that people are knowledgeable about this disease and how it differs between gender and race. This program will address these issues. Presenter: Judy Nash, WomenHeart. To RSVP, email wrc@msu.edu or call 517-353-1635. 

Strategically Bold:  Overcoming Limits and Barriers

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 @ 8:30AM - 10:00AM OR 3:30PM - 5:00PM

110 Chittenden Hall

This seminar will teach participants to reprogram their thinking from complacency and coping to dynamic and daring! The strategies, which will be described and practiced, are a culmination of presenter, Regina Carey’s, work as a learning specialist, educational consultant, and empowerment coach. From posture to purpose, participants will learn techniques for overcoming the "Imposter Syndrome" and gaining confidence and respect in the workplace. Hosted by the Women’s Networking Association. To RSVP, email
wrc@msu.edu or call 517-353-1635. 

January 2016

Michigan Cottage Law:  How to Start a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union - Farm Lane Branch Community Room, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI

Presenter:  Kellie Hanford, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

So you've got a great idea for a food product, but the thought of investing in a building and restaurant equipment is daunting. You might be surprised to find out how Michigan's Cottage Food Law has opened up entrepreneur opportunities for small food producers to
legally prepare certain foods right in a home kitchen and sell to the public.  It's a great way to test your recipes and business ideas without a major cash outlay. This information session will provide details on the Michigan Cottage Food law, what foods can be made at home, how to sell, foodlabeling requirements, and some best practices of homebased food producers.  To RSVP, sign up at MSUFCU.org, e-mail pday@msufcu.org or phone 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center. 

Academic Women's Forum:  The Daring Way

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 @ 3:30PM - 5:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

Join us as we kickoff the semester with an overview and discussion around the concept of living and working “The Daring Way™”. We will be using the research of Dr. Brene Brown to help us explore how we would like to show up, be seen and live brave in 2016. Facilitator: Lisa Laughman, Office of the University Physician/Health4U. To RSVP, email health4u@msu.edu.

How to Repair Your Credit

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union - Farm Lane Branch Community Room, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI

So you've pulled your credit report and you see there are issues, but what are the next steps? In this seminar we will discuss some strategies and ideas of how to address items that are on your report and other steps you can take to make improvements. We will also dispel some of the myths about credit repair and the companies that promise they can fix your credit for a fee. Presented by Greenpath Debt Solutions. To RSVP, sign up at pday@msufcu.org or by phone at 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center. 

WorkLife Balance:  Fantasy or Reality?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 @ 8:30AM - 10:00AM or 3:30PM - 5:00PM

110 Chittenden Hall

Join us as we discuss the facts and myths of WorkLife Balance.  Presenter:  Dr. Barbara Roberts, Director, MSU WorkLife Office.  Co-Sponsored with the MSU Women's Resource Center's Women's Networking Association.  RSVP to wrc@msu.edu or call 517-353-1635. 

Balancing Work, Life, School & Leadership

Friday, January 22, 2016 @ 3:00PM - 4:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

Being a student leader means juggling multiple roles throughout each day. This workshop will feature tips and tricks for managing a busy schedule from a presenter who is a self-identified “compulsive overcommitter.”  Learn how to balance work, life, school and
leadership in an already busy world. Presenter: Connie Victor, President of Women’s Initiative for Leadership Development. Hosted by the Women’s Initiative for Leadership Development. RSVP to the MSU Women’s Resource Center at wrc@msu.edu or 517-353-1635. 

Night on the Town with the Women's Networking Association

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 @ 5:15PM - 9:00PM

Brody Dining Hall & Breslin Events Center

Socialize and network with professional women at Michigan State University, enjoy dinner at Brody Hall and cheer on the MSU Women’s Basketball team vs. Purdue University during this evening on us. Space is limited.  Registration is required by January 22, 2016 to the MSU Women’s Resource Center via email: wrc@msu.edu or via phone: 517-353-1635. 

December 2015

Tax Changes & Planning

Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 12:00PM—1:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union – Farm Lane Branch Community Room, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI

This seminar will provide information on planning for the upcoming tax season and the changes to anticipate when filling out your tax forms. Presented by CPAs Charles Amboy and Aaron Pahl, Warmels & Comstock, PLLC. To RSVP, sign up at MSUFCU.org, e-mail pday@msufcu.org or phone 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center. 

Academic Women’s Forum: Systemic Changes

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 @ 3:30PM—5:00PM

MSU Union, Lake Ontario Room (3rd floor)

All woman-identified academics are invited to participate in the bi-weekly Academic Women’s Forum. The forum has been created to provide safe-space for women-identified academics to come together, build community, and discuss issues that are relevant to their success at MSU. RSVP by emailing Health4U@msu.edu

Tax Changes & Planning

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 @ 6:00PM—7:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union – Farm Lane Branch Community Room, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI

This seminar will provide information on planning for the upcoming tax season and the changes to anticipate when filling out your tax forms. Presented by CPAs Charles Amboy and Aaron Pahl, Warmels & Comstock, PLLC. To RSVP, sign up at MSUFCU.org, e-mail pday@msufcu.org or phone 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center.  

Panel & Evening of Networking with the Women’s Networking Association

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 @ (Networking and refreshments begin at 4:30PM, panel begins at 5:15PM)

James B. Henry Center for Executive Development (Four Seasons Room), 3535 Forest Rd., Lansing, MI

Join the Women’s Networking Association for an evening of networking, refreshments and a panel with some of Michigan State University’s most successful and inspiring women. Panelists include: Christine Carter, Business Manager, Office of the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services, Dr. Susan Haka, EY Endowed Professor of Accounting and former Senior Associate Dean, Eli Broad College of Business and Shelley Appelbaum, MSU Senior Associate Athletic Director. Limited space available; RSVP by Friday, December 4, 2015 to wrc@msu.edu or 517-353-1635.  

Understanding Social Security Benefits

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 @ 6:00PM—7:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union – Farm Lane Branch Community Room, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI

Have you ever had questions about Social Security? Don’t ask your friends or family. Ask the expert. It’s never too early or too late to find out about Social Security. Presented by the Social Security Administration. To RSVP, sign up at MSUFCU.org, e-mail pday@msufcu.org or phone 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center. 

November 2015 

 

Budgeting for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union, Farm Lane Branch (Community Room), 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI

Make the holiday season less stressful and enter 2016 without new debt. This seminar will help you come up with a plan to make your holiday shopping work for you. Presented by GreenPath Debt Solutions. To RSVP, sign up at MSUFCU.org, e-mail pday@msufcu.org or phone 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center. 

 

A Conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich

Thursday, November 5, 2015 @ 5:00PM - 7:00PM

RCAH Theater, Snyder-Phillips Hall, MSU

Award-winning author of Nickel and Dimes, Bait and Switch, Bright-Sided and Living with a Wild God.  The event will also feature a panel discussion with MSU faculty members:  Elizabeth Bogdan-Lovis, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences; Michelle Kaminski, School of Human Resources and Industrial Relations; Amy DeRogatis, Department of Religious Studies.  Co-sponsored with various MSU departments.  See flyer for additional information. 

 

Academic Women's Forum - Mindfulness Strategies

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 3:30PM - 5:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

All woman-identified academics are invited to participate in the bi-weekly Academic Women’s Forum. The forum has been created to provide safe-space for women-identified academics to come together, build community, and discuss issues that are relevant to their success at MSU. RSVP by emailing Health4U@msu.edu

 

Buying a Home from A - Z

Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 6:00PM - 8:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union, Farm Lane Branch (Community Room), 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI

Whether you’re purchasing your first home, or haven’t purchased a home in a couple years, this workshop will cover everything from home inspections, home values, the importance of a real estate agent, how title insurance protects you and, of course, information regarding mortgage products, how to qualify, and what to expect throughout the process. Presented by MSUFCU Mortgage Department. To RSVP, sign up at MSUFCU.org, e-mail pday@msufcu.org or phone 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center. 

 

 Microaggressions in the Workplace

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 8:30AM - 10:00AM OR 3:30PM - 5:00PM (Choose ONE session)

110 Chittenden Hall

This seminar will explore the concept of microaggressions in the workplace. Of particular focus are the raced and gendered assaults that women covertly and overtly experience by peers, which cause undue emotional, physical and psychological stress to their daily work lives. Participants will explore strategies for negotiating and resisting these aggressions against their identity and working with colleagues to achieve more culturally inclusive work environments. Presented by Dr. Dorinda Carter Andrews, Teacher Education, MSU College of Education. Hosted by the MSU Women’s Resource Center Women’s Networking Association. RSVP to wrc@msu.edu or 517-353-1635. 

Negotiating Family Dynamics during the Holidays

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 12:00N - 1:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Erie Room (3rd Floor)

Family gatherings, especially during the holidays, can bring out tensions that have been developing for years or new tensions can be created by new life transitions. The birth of children, new marriages, a family member coming out as LBGT, family history of violence, or being asked by your relatives over and over when you are going to get married, can all create tense interactions. Join us for a panel discussion to gain skills for navigating challenging family dynamics. Panelists include: Lori Strom, MSU Family Resource Center, Deanna Hurlbert, LBGT Resource Center, and Zain Shamoon, Human Development and Family Studies Doctoral Candidate.  Hosted by the MSU Women’s Resource Center. RSVP to wrc@msu.edu or 517-353-1635. 

 

MSU Federal Credit Union Financial Solutions Seminar - Planning for Health Care in Retirement

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union, Farm Lane Branch (Community Room), 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI

This seminar will cover Medicare and costs of healthcare for retirees.  Presented by MSUFCU Financial Solutions.  Co-sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and the MSU Women's Resource Center.  RSVP to MSUFCU.org, e-mail pday@msufcu.org, or phone 517-664-7725. 

 

A Handmade Response to Sweatshops:  Craftivism, Protest, and Critique of Consumer Culture

Monday, November 23, 2015 @ 12:15PM - 1:30PM

MSU Museum - Auditorium

Presented by Heather Pristash, English Department, Western Wyoming Community College.  Co-sponsored by Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives, the Center for Gender in Global Context and the MSU Women's Resource Center. 

 

Academic Women's Forum:  Understanding and Confronting Microaggressions

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 3:30PM - 5:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

All woman-identified academics are invited to participate in the bi-weekly Academic Women’s Forum. The forum has been created to provide safe-space for women-identified academics to come together, build community, and discuss issues that are relevant to their success at MSU. RSVP by emailing Health4U@msu.edu. 

 

October 2015 

 

Budgeting:  Thriving By 35

Thursday, October 1, 2015 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union - Farm Lane Branch, Community Room, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI

Learn how to save and also have money for a social life.  More importantly, learn tips about having a budget that works while you're focused on paying off student loan debt, car loans, raising a family, etc.  Presented by GreenPath Debt Solutions.  To RSVP, sign up at MSUFCU.org, e-mail pday@msufcu.org or phone (517) 664-7725.  Co-sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and the MSU Women's Resource Center. 

 

WILD Leadership Development Training Program - Leadership 101

Friday, October 2, 2015 @ 3:00PM - 4:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

Join the Women's Initiative for Leadership Development (WILD) for an introductory session about leadership!  To register, e-mail wrc@msu.edu (with "Leadership" in the subject line) or call 517-353-1635. 

 

She's Got It:  A Woman's Guide to Saving and Investing

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 @ 12:00N - 1:30PM (Check-In begins at 11:30AM)

MSU Union Building, Lake Superior Room (3rd Floor)

NOTE:  Lunch provided - arrive early to sign in and collect your lunch

For early and mid-career women.  Join us as we share experiences and learn new money and investing skills!  RSVP online or by calling 1-800-732-8353. 

 

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Estate Planning

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union (Farm Lane Branch), 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI

Confusion about common estate planning documents and concepts, often lead to people paying for legal documents that may not fit their needs.  In this presentation, you will have the opportunity to learn why some people may need living trusts, but others may not.  You will learn about the “death tax” and whether it applies to you, and how other taxes, including income taxes and capital gains taxes impact the type of estate planning documents that may make sense for you.  You will also understand the kinds of documents that can be put in place so that decisions can be made for you if you become incompetent. Presented by Attorney Michelle Lane, Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices. To RSVP, sign up at MSUFCU.org, e-mail pday@msufcu.org or phone 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center. 

 

She's Got It:  A Woman's Guide to Saving and Investing - CANCELLED

Thursday, October 8, 2015 @ 8:30AM - 10:00AM (Check-In begins at 8:00AM)

MSU Union Building, Lake Superior Room (3rd Floor)

NOTE:  Breakfast provided - arrive early to sign in and collect your breakfast

For early and mid-career women.  Join us as we share experiences and learn new money and investing skills!  RSVP online or by calling 1-800-732-8353. 

 

NEW!  Money at Work 2:  Sharpening Investment Skills

Thursday, October 8, 2015 @ 12:00N - 1:30PM (Check-In begins at 11:30AM)

MSU Union Building, Lake Superior Room (3rd Floor)

NOTE:  Lunch provided - arrive early to sign in and collect your lunch

For women of all ages.  Join us as we hone our investing and portfolio management knowledge to help you build a healthy retirement.  RSVP online or by calling 1-800-732-8353. 

 

Academic Women's Forum

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 3:30PM - 5:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

All woman-identified academics are invited to participate in the bi-weekly Academic Women’s Forum. The forum has been created to provide safe-space for women-identified academics to come together, build community, and discuss issues that are relevant to their success at MSU. RSVP by emailing Health4U@msu.edu.

 

The Mask You Live In - Screening (and Panel Discussion)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 6:30PM

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center - Auditorium

Check out The Mask You live In - Trailer

Please join the MSU Women's Resource Center for a FREE screening of the newly released film, The Mask You Life In, from the creators of Miss Representation.  The film offers a critical view of masculinity, the harm of telling boys to "man-up", and the benefits of creating alternative opportunities for men to express themselves.  Hosted by the MSU Women's Resource Center.  Co-sponsors include:  MSU Women's Resource Center, WRC Men's Advisory Council, Employee Assistance Program & Health4U, Center for Gender in Global Context, MSU Family Resource Center, LBGT Resource Center, Good Girl Radio, Office for Inclusion and Incultural Initiatives & Project 60/50.  Questions?  Contact the MSU Women's Resource Center at wrc@msu.edu or (517) 353-1635. 

A panel discussion will follow immediately after the film screening.  Panelists:  Jeremy Orr - MSU Alum and former Spartan athlete, Executive Director, Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council; Ignacio Andrade - Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives; Jeffrey Kovan - Director of MSU Sports Medicine; Rashad Timmons - MSU Senior, School of Journalism; and Erich Pitcher - MSU PhD Candidate, Higher Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE).  Moderator:  Rick Shafer, MSU Student Life. 

 

You Define You

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 8:30AM - 10:00AM OR 3:30PM - 5:00PM (Choose one of two sessions)

110 Chittenden Hall

Often, women find themselves being defined by other people who weigh them down and stifle their creativity and professional aspirations. Presenter, Brenda Nelson, M.A., MSU Division of Residential and Hospitality Services, will encourage participants to find their greatness, whatever that might be and whatever field they are in, to free themselves from labels that do not accurately apply to them in their workplaces, homes, and communities. At the conclusion of this skill-building workshop, participants will understand their worth and value in order to more effectively and authentically achieve their goals. Hosted by the MSU Women’s Resource Center Women’s Networking Association. RSVP to wrc@msu.edu or 517-353-1635.

 

Harvesting Bold Possibilities:  Wise Women Rise (2nd Annual) Conference

Thursday, October 22, 2015 @ 8:15AM - 12:30PM

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Heather Hathaway Miranda, Department of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

Join the MSU Women's Resource Center for a morning of empowerment and restorative discussion aimed at improving the work environment for women faculty, staff and graduate students at Michigan State University while learning skills that recognize and push back against bias in its various forms and settings.  Workshop Topics:  Living Your Truth at Work - presented by Ms. Belinda Thurston, Owner, Just B Yoga; Wise Risk-Taking for You and Your Team - presented by Ms. Jan Urban-Lurain; Leading with Confidence - presented by Dr. Cheri Declercq, Assistant Dean for MBA Programs, MSU Eli Broad College of Business; and Bias and Microaggressions in the Workplace - presented by Dr. Isis Settles, MSU Department of Psychology.  *Registration Fee (includes brunch and parking in the Kellogg Center ramp).  Early Bird Registration Extended - $39.00/pp by October 16, 2015.  Registration - $59.00/pp after October 16, 2015.  **First 30 registrants entered into a gift drawing (valued over $100.00)**.  ALL major credit cards accepted.  Questions?  Contact the MSU Women's Resource Center at wrc@msu.edu  or (517) 353-1635.  DEADELINE TO REGISTER:  Monday, October 19, 2015.

*REGISTER USING A MSU DEPARTMENT ACCOUNT

Cancellation Policy:  Should your plans change, you may transfer your registration to another person prior to the event by contacting Evette Chavez at 517-353-1635 or chaveze@msu.edu.  Otherwise, registration fees are nonrefundable.  Thank you. 

 

Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

Thursday, October 22, 2015 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM

MSU Federal Credit Union (Farm Lane Branch), 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI

Do you have a hobby that you love and invest significant amounts of time or money into? It could be jewelry making, playing guitar, or photography.  Attend this seminar and find out how you can start a business and generate some extra income from your hobby, or even turn it in to a full time career. Presented by Laurie Lonsdorf, Small Business Development Center (SBDC). To RSVP, sign up at MSUFCU.org, e-mail pday@msufcu.org or phone 517-664-7725. Co-sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU Women’s Resource Center. 

 

Inspirational Woman of the Year Award - Nomination Deadline

Friday, October 23, 2015 @ 4:30PM 

 

Academic Women's Forum

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 @ 3:30PM - 5:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

All woman-identified academics are invited to participate in the bi-weekly Academic Women’s Forum. The forum has been created to provide safe-space for women-identified academics to come together, build community, and discuss issues that are relevant to their success at MSU. RSVP by emailing Health4U@msu.edu

 

Spartan Student Success II:  Preparing for Your Future After Graduation

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 @ 6:30PM - 8:30PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room

Unsure about what youo want to do after graduation?  Want to keep your options open?  Join the student staff of the MSU Women's Resource Center for a candid discussion about graduate school applications, job opportunities, Peace Corps or Study Abroad, and much more!  Hosted by the MSU Women's Resource Center student staff as part of the annual Student-Led Series

 

What is Trans*? Workshop

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @ 12:00N - 1:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

Leave your “PC” at the door for this interactive workshop. Transgender and gender diversity is a hot topic in today’s media, but are you feeling more confused than ever? Join the MSU Women’s Resource Center for an open and honest conversation where you can candidly ask your questions in a safe environment. This session is intended for folks who are interested in learning about terms and concepts such as “transgender,” “transsexual,” “genderqueer,” “gender nonconforming,” etc., with the intent of supporting colleagues, staff and students. Presenters: Dee Hurlbert & Alex Lange, MSU LBGT Resource Center. RSVP to wrc@msu.edu or 517-353-1635.

 

Fine Over 50:  Find Your Worthiness

Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 12:00N - 1:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

Do you respond to “How are you today?” with a big, flat “Fine”? This EMPOWERMENT session, specifically for women, teaches participants to reprogram their thinking from complacency and coping to dynamic and daring! The strategies, which will be described and practiced, are a culmination of Reg Carey’s work as a learning specialist, educational consultant, and ADD Coach. From posture to purpose, we will cover our thinking head to toe! Participants will be challenged to put ONE THING learned into practice for the duration of the workshop and into their everyday lives. The best way to learn something is to teach it, and all participants will leave ready to teach! “Come on down! You’re the next contestant on YOUR LIFE!” Make it meaningful! RSVP to wrc@msu.edu or 517-353-1635.

 

 

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September 2015

 

Women:  Respect, Support, Elevate (& have some fun)

Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 12:00N - 1:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

Do you try to be Superwoman at work, in your life and for your friends/family?  Join Venice Smith, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, and the MSU Women's Resource Center for a lunchtime conversation on how to survive and thrive for yourself, while also empowering and advocating for other women in your life and workplace.  What would life be like if we ere more respectful to, supportive of and elevated one another?  This workshop will give participants the tools to embrace difference, recognize discrimination and become change agents, even without the cape.  RSVP to wrc@msu.edu or (517) 353-1635 by Wednesday, September 9, 2015. 

 

MSU WRC Student Led Series:  Informational Session for the MSU LEAD Campaign - Human Trafficking in the Greater Lansing Area

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 @ 7:00PM - 8:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

A CALL TO ACTION!  The MSU Women's Resource Center and Break the Shackles are hosting an information meeting on how we, the people, can get involved in the fight to eradicate human sex trafficking in our communities.  Presented by the MSU Women's Resource Center student staff and Break the Shackles student organization.  Questions?  E-mail wrc@msu.edu or phone (517) 353-1635.  This program is a Project 60/50 supported event. 

 

Networking Ropes Course - Women's Networking Association (WNA)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 @ 8:30AM - 10:00AM OR 3:30PM - 5:00PM (Choose One)

10:00AM Session - 110 Chittenden Hall     ♦     3:30PM Session - MSU Union Building, MOSAIC: Multicultural Unity Center (2nd Floor)

For many women, networking can feel intimidating and awkward.  At this session, participants will gain and practice hands-on skills for networking in a safe environment.  We will help put you at ease to master any networking scenario.  Presented by Lydia Weiss, MSU Women's Resource Center and Shana Killips, Henry Center for Executive Development.  RSVP to wrc@msu.edu (with "Networking" in the subject line) or phone (517) 353-1635 by Tuesday, September 15, 2015. 

 

Deadline to Apply for WILD's Leadership Development Program

Friday, September 18, 2015 by 4:30PM

The Women’s Initiative for Leadership Development (WILD) invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the inaugural Leadership Development Program. The year-long program will equip participants with tools for advancing their leadership abilities in a hands-on and peer supported environment. Accepted applicants will engage with experienced leaders through workshops and peer-led skill implementation trainings.  Apply NOW

 

Academic Women's Forum

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 @ 3:30PM - 5:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Onatario Room (3rd Floor)

All woman-identified academics are cordially invited to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Academic Women’s Forum.  The forum has been created to provide safe-space for women-identified academics to come together, build community, and discuss issues that are relevant to their success at MSU.  RSVP by e-mailing Health4U@msu.edu by Monday, September 21, 2015. 

 

Mentor Match Day - Women's Networking Association

Wedneday, September 23, 2015 @ 8:30AM - 10:00 AM Only

MSU Union Building - Lake Erie Room (3rd Floor)

As professional women, having a mentor is important for troubleshooting and navigating workplace dynamics. Serving as a mentor can also help develop new leadership skills. Contact Lydia Weiss (weisslyd@msu.edu) by September 9, 2015 if you are interested in being matched as a mentee or mentor for the 2015-16 academic year. Facilitated by Kristin St. Marie, Eli Broad College of Business and Lydia Weiss, MSU Women’s Resource Center.  RSVP to wrc@msu.edu by Monday, September 21, 2015. 

 

Student Led Series:  Spartan Success I:  Preparing for Your Future at MSU

Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 7:00PM - 8:00PM

MSU Union Building, Lake Ontario Room (3rd Floor)

Topics include tips for academic success, finding resources, getting involved with various campus groups, homesickness, and much more!  Presented by the MSU Women’s Resource Center student staff.

 

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August 2015

WELCOME NEW AND RETURNING FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS!!!!