Oct. 12, 2022 | Volume 4, Issue 5

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Solidarity with Iranian Women is a Feminist Issue

by: Women*s Student Services Staff

We invite members of the MSU community to first become aware and raise collective awareness and then speak out to condemn violence against those who face gender-based discrimination. This week’s thought of the day is dedicated to the members of the Iranian community here at MSU and all those who are working in solidarity for peace and freedom from oppressive regimes worldwide. Click here to read more
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Sunday, November 6th, 2022 11AM-4:30PM, MSUUnion Ballroom

The Women*s Initiative for Leadership Development (WILD) Conference 2022 is coming soon! Registration is now open, linked below. MSU Students are able to register free, with a free served lunch, t-shirt, tote bag, and more swag. Sign up today.
WILD 2022 Registration
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EVERY THURSDAY, 6-7:30pm, Room 6 Student Services Building

NEXT WILD WORKSHOP, OCTOBER 13! Join us for our WILD Workshop series, a leadership development workshop for the planning committee of the WILD Conference! If you have any questions, email us at See you at 6PM this Thursday in Room 6 of the Student Services Building!
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Every Tuesday, 12pm-1pm, Student Services Building Room 014 

Join the staff of Women*s Student Services in watching a popular TV show every Tuesday, then debriefing! Bring your lunch and some ideas of shows to watch!
EVERY Tuesday starting August 16th and ending on December 8th, 12PM-1PM, Women*s Student Services Office, Student Services Building Room 014
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Wednesday, October 5th, 1-1:30pm, Student Services Building Room 110

Join us for Wellness Wednesday. The first Wednesday of every month from 1 - 1:30 in room 110 of the SSB with a capstone finals week event in December.
Come and join us for a time to relax, destress, and take care of yourself with the stressors of the academic year
Crafts, meditation, coloring, yoga, all supplies included but pls feel free to bring your own crafts/things to help you destress/relax if you would like.

Wellness Wednesdays will be on:
  • 11/2/22
  • 12/7/22
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Thursday, October 13th, 3pm-5pm, Student Services Building Room 013

Join our staff for a feminist fall Crafternoon on Thursday, October 13th from 3-5PM in the Student Services Building Room 013. We will be decorating pumpkins and cider will be provided!
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Monday, October 17th, 7pm-9pm, Brody 134

Join W*SS and Campus Center Cinemas in a movie screening of Twilight for our new Bestseller to Movie Event! We will discuss what the Bechdel Test is and how this movie passes 3 layers of the test, and color bookmarks while we watch. 
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Wednesday, October 19th, 7:30pm, Erickson Hall Room 228

Join PPGA and the Michigan Democratic Party in their American Horror Soiree: The Loss of Reproductive Freedom Event on 10/19 at 7:30PM in Erickson 228! RSVP by scanning the QR code.
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Thursday, October 13th, 11am-4pm, Breslin Center

The SLE HR team is hosting a hiring fair next Thursday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Breslin Student Events Center. Interviews and on-the-spot hiring will take place for candidates; hiring is dependent on successful completion of all pre-employment requirements (e.g., a criminal background check, completion of necessary paperwork).


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Tuesday, October 25th, 5:30pm-10pm, South Kedzie S133

MSU Amnesty International will be collecting any and all feminine products (with a higher demand for super and super plus tampons) for shelters in the Mid-Michigan area. The event is being hosted my MSUs Amnesty International and will take place on campus in South Kedzie Room S133. Feel free to stop by on October 25th and donate whatever you can between the hours of 5:30-10PM. Every donation counts!
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Tuesday, October 18th, 6pm-8pm, IM West, Room 150

The Prevention, Outreach and Education Department is excited to share that the first workshop of the semester in the Empowerment Series dedicated to teaching Physical Skills is happening on October 18th, 2022, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in IM West Room 150!  

The Empowerment Series is a new campus program hosted through the Prevention, Outreach and Education Department, and will include a variety of workshops dedicated to particular aspects of personal empowerment. The first in this series is dedicated to Physical Skills. This workshop provides a space where participants can learn physical techniques and practice them to gain confidence in navigating potentially harmful situations. The aim of this workshop is to empower students to live confidently - in whichever spaces, places, or situations they may exist. This Physical Skills workshop is a partnership with the Prevention, Outreach and Education Department and the MSU Police and Public Safety Community Engagement Bureau.   

Register now and join us on October 18th, 2022, from 6:00 -  8:00 PM in IM West Room 150! Due to the nature of the instruction, workshop capacity will be limited, so be sure to register in advance. If you are unable to attend, we will offer this workshop and other workshops under this larger series throughout the Fall semester. Please see the attached flier with information and feel free to share this with other MSU undergraduate students. This program is free! 

To join us on October 18, 2022, please register here by Friday, October 14, 2022:

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Wednesday, October 12th, 6pm-8pm, Holden Hall C131

Mujer a Mujer (Womxn to Womxn) will be on September 14th, October 12th and November 9th this year (6pm-8pm for all). These are workshops for female identifying students where they can meet others, build community, and discuss both school and personal topics.
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Friday's, 1pm-3pm

Program Mission
Spartan Men and Masculinity Network programming was created to bring men, male, and masculine identified students together to explore and unpack the intricacies of their identities as a community. To challenge gender-based violence in the community by creating increased understanding and knowledge about the role of masculinity in gender-based violence. Reframing the views, beliefs, social constructs, and expectations regarding masculinity.What is it?
Spartan Men and Masculinity Network is a programming consisting of a cohort series and campuswide events meant to explore masculinity, men’s and/or masculine privilege, connecting the intersections of masculinities, comprehending masculinities as they pertain to gender-based violence, and how to utilize masculine privilege to serve as a change agent.Why should I join? 
Spartan Men and Masculinity Network is a great way to dive deep into different aspects of masculinity, working through the ways it personally impacts us on a personal level, and how it fits into the larger gender-based violence narrative. This space will also help reframe the narrative and unrealistic expectations restrictive masculinity creates.How do I join?
Participants can fill out an interest form, be nominated by someone on campus, or reach out to Garrett McAlister at  for more information.What is the time commitment?
The Spartan Men and Masculinity Network cohort series is a 6-week long program. Each session will be 2 hours and cover a range of different topics pertaining to masculinity. This time will be Friday's from 1-3PM.CLICK HERE FOR INTEREST /NOMINATION FORM - form to indicate interest closes on September 29th!
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Monday, October 10th, 9am-4pm, Student Services Building Room 110

Beginning on October 10 and through Election Day (November 8), please visit one of these satellite offices for one-stop help on all things voter engagement:

  • register to vote
  • ask questions
  • sign up for an absentee ballot
  • pick up an absentee ballot
  • vote in advance of Election Day
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Tuesday, October 11th, 6:30-7:30pm, STEM 2202

During the month of October, MSU Safe Place will be hosting workshops to deepen community engagement surrounding relationship violence. These workshops will cover a variety of topics highlighting skills that are essential to supporting survivors, changing narratives about relationship violence, and reflecting more deeply about yourself and the relationships in your life. These October events are open to MSU community members. Please join us for any or all of the events! #Every1KnowsSome1

- Supporting Survivors of Relationship Violence: Mon. October 3rd, 2022
- Healthy Relationships: Wed. October 5th, 2022
- Virtual & Cyber Safety: Tues. October 11th, 2022 (in partnership with POE)
- Relationship Violence in Minoritized Communities: Mon. October 17th, 2022
- Self-Care Strategies: Mon. October 24th, 2022
- Identifying Relationship Violence and Resources: Wed. October 26th, 2022

All sessions will be head at the same location and time on each date.
Location: STEM 2202
Time: 6:30-7:30pm

To register for sessions click the following link:
*Registration is not required for attendance”

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Thursday, October 13th, 7pm, CommArts & Science Building, Room 145

Hosted by ChiLA! Join WKAR and JSRI for Latnix Movie Night. There will be a screening of A Song for Caesar.

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The Center for Gender in Global Context and Women*s Student Services are hosting a call for nominations for the 2022 Inspiration Awards.

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The MSU Police Department is spreading awareness on sextortion, a drastic concern in our community. 


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November 24, 2022, 12-2pm, Brody Classrooms

MSU Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions(OCAT) is hosting a Thanksgiving Unity Dinner on Thursday, November 24th in Brody Classrooms!


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Zoom Symposium Informational Meeting: Tuesday, October 18th, 5pm.

We are looking for Student Organizations to participate in the Reverse Career Fair at this years DEI Symposium, held in the Breslin Student Event Center on February 1, 2023.

This is a great opportunity to interact with employers who are eager to hear directly from you about your career goals and development, expectations for employers, and individual experiences. The conversations are meant to be a mutual exchange between student leaders and recruiters about what you can offer each other and how they can contribute to more sustainable and equitable career outcomes as well as be more impactful with their recruitment and retention efforts.

Perks for Participating:

  • Early access to the employer engagement portion of the Symposium.
  • Access to the invite-only dessert reception with our employer partners and Symposium sponsors.
  • Your individual resumes will be shared with all employers and partners in a resume book.
  • Have a student organization spotlight in Symposium handouts to students and a booklet to the employers.

If you are interested in participating, please contact

I will be hosting a 30-minute Zoom informational about the Symposium on Tuesday, October 18th at 5pm to go over what the reverse career fair is and answer any questions you may have about getting involved! 

Register in advance for this meeting:   

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Graduate Women in Science(GWIS)- Graduate School Application Workshop

Wednesday, October 19th from 5-8pm in EGR 1502.

Undergraduates: Graduate students from various fields will be there to review your graduate school application materials, including resumes/cvs, personal statements, academic statements, etc. Bring physical or electronic copies of the documents!Graduate Students:  We need graduate students from all disciplines and areas of research to review graduate school application materials. You are not required to stay for the entire duration of the event! Any time that you can stop by helps!There will also be pizza and drinks at the event! 
For both groups, register for the event by Tuesday, October 18th here:
If you have any questions please reach out to any GWIS member or email Emily Bolger at!GWIS Mid-Michigan welcomes all graduate students, post docs, and faculty members of any gender who are interested in working to advance the cause of gender equality in STEM.


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