It’s On Us Fall Week of Action is happening next month! Stay tuned for updates on Instagram @itsonus_msu2021
A Night at the Museum for MSU Students
Friday, October 15 | 7 – 10PM
MSU Students – join us for an evening of fossil fun at the MSU Museum!
- Meet the real-life dinosaurs featured in ‘Jurassic Park’, and chat with MSU paleontologists
- Enjoy a showing of Jurassic Park, complete with popcorn from Cravings in Old Town.
- Meet and take photos with Sparty!
- Wear your fanciest dino-duds, and enter our costume contest!
- Complete your own dinosaur dig
- PLUS crafts, activities, giveaways and prizes!
- Tickets are free, but limited, so reserve your spot now!
National Fossil Day (NFD) is a celebration organized by The National Park Service and the American Geosciences Institute to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.
This event is supported by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU).
More information is available on our website: https://www.museum.msu.edu/?event=national-fossil-night&event_date=2021-10-15, and on the Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/RH971IFA. Any questions can be directed to Nick VanAcker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CORES (Council of Racial and Ethnic Students) & COPS (Council of Progressive Students) Coalition, would like to invite you to their Press Conference on June 23rd at 5PM. The Coalition will be starting at the Rock and walking to the Hannah Administration building and will include student stories and perspectives. All are welcome.
All members of the MSU community are invited to attend a DEI Town Hall focusing on concerns of Graduate Students and Postdocs from the APIDA/A community, “From Outrage to Action,” held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 5 pm ET via Zoom Webinar. The Zoom link is here (ID: 994 2443 8402; Password: 378644), with no registration required.
There is an anonymous form for people to submit comments/questions/concerns in advance of the meeting (access here).
Flyer available here.
MSU Inidan Student Organization and Indian graduate students from various departments and colleges along with alumni at Michigan State University (MSU) have come together to raise awareness and support for the Covid-19 crisis happening right now in India. They have created a fundraiser to support the great work of five reputable non-profits, whose staff and volunteers are risking their lives to help Covid 19 patients and communities affected by the crisis.
Any donation amount is welcomed and will help support families and communities ravaged by the ongoing pandemic.
For more details of the organizations that we are supporting and payment link to the fundraiser, please visit – https://gofund.me/7b8b7bbc
In partnership with the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) and Voters Not Politicians, our MSUvote Student Team is hosting an educational and interactive virtual event to help inform our community about redistricting, what it is, what it means, and how we might be involved. More info about the event may be found on the MSUvote website: https://www.msuvote.msu.edu/events/2021/4/7/michigan-redistricting-event
Click here: https://votersnotpoliticians.com/ for more information about redistricting and Voters Not Politicians. For more information about the Campus election Engagement Project, visit: https://campuselect.org/
Please join us, encourage students and colleagues to join, and share with community partners. This event is open to the community.
Starting now and through April 4th, MSU Referendums are open for voting. Go to: http://studentelections.msu.edu. All students can weigh in on renewing the $3.00 tax supporting Impact Radio. Impact 89 supports popular student-centered initiatives, such as The Sci-Files on Impact 89 FM a graduate student-run podcast that highlights grad student research. If you reside in a University Apartment, you can also vote on a referendum for University Apartment Council of Residents https://uacor.msu.edu/
For more information, visit: helpandfaq
February 9, 2021 – Members of the Multicultural Center (MCC) Feasibility Study Steering and Planning Committee and contracted consultants hosted a community engagement session to on February 9th to present the progress since the project’s inception. Read more about the project and this meeting here.
COGS is excited to announce that Renée Wilmot has been named to the new position of Director of Equity and Anti-Discrimination (DoEA). Resolution 20-FS-13 (approved by Full Council on 11.18.20) established this new executive board position which will serve as liaison to graduate/professional student affinity groups, and Chair of the Equity and Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Renée Wilmot is a third-year doctoral student in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education program. She studies the historical legacy of Black women as educators and activists in the Black community as well as Black girls‘ practices of thriving, resistance, and healing within white supremacist schooling structures. Renée earned a Master’s in Education from Boston College in Secondary English Education with a focus in Urban Education. In her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, she majored in English Literature and African and African-American Studies.
COGS is excited to have Renee join COGS in its mission to actively support equity, inclusion and anti-discrimination at MSU.
January 29, 2021
“This ordinance will provide our police officers with the continued ability to write tickets for violations of public health orders, including the current gathering limits that have been put into place for the health and safety of community members,” said East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas. “With a new, more contagious variant of COVID-19 detected in our state, it is more important than ever to be vigilant. That means continuing to wear a mask, practice safe physical distancing, avoid gatherings and practice regular hand washing.”
Community members are reminded of the following public health and emergency orders:
- Indoor gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people and two households.
- Outdoor gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people and three households in parts of East Lansing. The restricted area stretches from the northern edge of the MSU campus to Burcham Drive and is bounded by Harrison Road to the west and Hagadorn Road to the east, including properties adjacent to those streets.
- Outdoor gatherings at residential venues throughout the remainder of the community are limited to no more than 25 people and three households.
- All persons participating in gatherings must wear a face mask over their mouth and nose, including gathering for the purpose of transportation and at businesses, offices, schools, organized events and more.
- Face masks are required within the boundaries of the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority, both inside businesses and in outdoor public spaces.
Read the full Press Release.
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