November 30, 2022 | Volume 4, Issue 12

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Red Cedar Reflections

By: Maddie Leaver, Women*s Student Services Program & Events Intern

As I reflect upon my time spent at Michigan State University, I am left with a plethora of emotions: eagerness to move on, immense appreciation for the experiences that have shaped me, and perhaps a tad bit of resentment towards the pandemic’s interruption of it all. However, the feeling that seems to dominate my heart as I prepare to leave it all behind is an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the things I learned, the spaces that made me feel whole, and the people I’ve gotten to know and love along the way.Click here to read more
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Monday, December 5th, 7pm, RCAH Theater, Snyder Hall Terrance Level

Location change for our Little Women screening on Monday 12/5! Join us and RHA in the RCAH theater in the basement of Snyder Hall at 7pm! Free movie popped popcorn, Little Women bookmarks, and fun times! We hope to see you there!
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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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Friday, December 2nd, 3-5PM, Room 110 Student Services Building

Take a break from studying for finals and come practice coping skills with Women*s Student Services over some coffee & donuts! 
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Tuesday, December 6th, 6-9PM, MSU Union Ballroom

Join us at Sex-Positive Bingo and Trivia with UAB and W*SS! Win themed prizes and learn about on-campus resources available to you through GenCen, GSCC, Women*s Council, and PPGA. Play bingo and trivia to win prizes like stickers, buttons, and pillows (while supplies last)!
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APIDA Winter Celebratory 

The first ever APIDA Winter Celebratory is Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 3pm – 6pm at the MSUFCU Headquarters. It is an opportunity for MSU APIDA community, faculty, staff, and students, to share the APIDA experiences and diasporas with our APIDAS in our local surrounding communities. This is a collaborative event with many internal and external partners: APA Studies, Asian Studies Center, APIDA/AFSA, ASMSU, RHA, and MSUFCU.There will be food, prizes, activities, and performances.  Attached is the APIDA/A Winter Celebratory graphic and below is the link to the RSVP form that is a requirement of those attending the event.


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During the Spring 2023 semester, there will be a course called NSC 844: Tools for Women in STEM, that will be working on practical tools helpful to students that identify as women in advancing their goals and mitigating the challenges they may encounter. Only a limited number of applications will be accepted, so email for more information.


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


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Campus Rally for IRAN

November 30, 2022, 5pm, Room 1130 STEM Building

Iranian student association (ISA) is holding an event on November 30th, from 5 to 6:30 PM in room 1130, STEM building in support and solidarity with the people of Iran.Peaceful protests for the Woman, Life, Freedom movement have been going on in Iran and around the world over the past two months. More than 400 people including children have been killed and more than 15,000 of those protesters have been arrested, facing death penalty by the Islamic Republic dictatorship in Iran. Women’s right activists and feminists have been the initiators for this movement, many of which were arrested in the very beginning of the protests.As Mona Eltahawy, the Egyptian-American feminist-activists puts: “The feminist revolution in Iran will free everyone, because it is intersectional; it will free not only the cis-gender heterosexual abled body conservative men, but also, marginalized ethnic groups in Kurdistan and Baluchistan, trans people and queer community, and disabled bodies/people with disabilities.”


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February 1, 2023, Breslin Center 3:30-8:00pm

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

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Interested in being a POE Peer Educator? Apply today! Scan the QR Code to fill out an interest form or reach out to Peer Educator Coordinator Alex to learn more at . 


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If you’re in a residential college please fill out this quick survey to improve the DEI in your college!

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LGBTQIA2s+ Student Experience Study


The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, along with campus stakeholders, are administering a comprehensive study to gain vital information about how LGBTQIA2S+ students experience Michigan State University. We are seeking input from LGBTQIA2S+ students at all academic levels: undergraduate, graduate, and professional. Students who complete an online survey will receive two dollars ($2) in Sparty cash. After completing the online survey, participants will be asked their interest in joining an optional focus group at a later date. Participants who join a focus group will receive twenty-dollars ($20) in Sparty cash upon completing the focus group. There is no obligation to participate in the focus group. This climate study will yield data integral to informing intentional change on our campus. Take the survey TODAY:
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Woco Cocoa & Cram

Tuesday, December 6th, 5-6pm Room 110 Student Services Building

WoCo is hosting a Cocoa & Cram social on Tuesday (12/6) from 5-6 pm  in Room 110 of the Student Services Building where we will be providing free hot chocolate & snacks, and wellness gifts for Finals week while everyone decorates tote bags together!! It will be a fun hour of de-stressing before Finals week looms over everyone, and we hope many students can show up!

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Friday, December 2nd, 11am - 3pm  Room 113 Student Services Building

On Friday, December 2, 11 AM – 3 PM, Career Services will host “Gear Up for the Holidays” in which 15 student business owners will offer unique, one-of-a-kind merchandise for you to purchase for yourself or others on your holiday gift list. Find everything from new clothing brands to a service for getting a custom jingle produced for someone special. This event is also intended to promote the campus resources available for students and others seeking to launch their own business.Shop Start Ups! Explore Entrepreneurship!
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Call for Abstracts

February 18th, 2023, MSU Union

The Council of Graduate Students is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual Graduate Academic Conference will take place on February 18, 2023, at the MSU Union. We are now accepting abstracts for poster and oral presentations and applicants to participate in the famous Three Minute Thesis(3MT) Competition! Abstracts & registration are due by January 31, 2023.The top three oral, poster, and 3MT presentations will each be awarded prizes of $300, $200, and $100, respectively. Also, the 3MT competition winner will compete at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3MT in March 2023. An endorsement letter is also needed to complete the registration. A copy of this form is attached to this email. This form can also be found on our webpage here: Advisor Consent Form.Please note that all presenters will have a $5 registration fee. Soon after you submit your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email confirming acceptance and providing a link to pay this fee. (Please allow five business days before we can respond with confirmation).In addition to the competition, presenters will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, network with peers and alums, get free professional photographs, get free CV/resume reviews, enjoy our keynote luncheon, and more! Information will be provided on additional features of the GAC soon!RECAP for those who wish to present (including 3MT Participants):
  • Submit your Abstract here
  • Pay the $5.00 fee once you receive COGS GAC Acceptance Confirmation email. 
  • You must register for the conference (including Workshops, Keynote, lunch, and more!) using a different REGISTER here
  • Stay tuned for announcements on our keynote speaker, workshops, and special features at this year’s GAC! Make sure to read all COGS GAC Emails and check out our GAC Webpage here:, which will be updated as new information becomes available.  
  • Questions ? Please email us at 
FAQ-Answers: If you have co-presenters:
Co-presenters – please fill out the Conference Registration Form to be counted for the workshops, keynote, meal, and more! You will not need to fill out a separate Abstract Submission Form or pay the Presenter Fee. Only the primary presenter must fill out the Abstract Submission Form and pay the Presenter’s Fee for the group.Multiple Submissions?
Yes! You can enter more than one presentation/category. Please submit a separate Abstract Form for each event or presentation you are submitting.Only want to attend the conference and not present?
Great – yes! Please fill out the Conference Registration Form so that we have your workshop preference and will count you for the meal, if applicable.

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GWIS Virtual Mentoring Seminar

Wednesday, November 30th, 1pm 

GWIS National is hosting a virtual mentoring seminar on Wednesday, November 30th at 1:00pm ET. We would like to organize a group watch party for the Mid-Michigan chapter where we can gather and participate in the seminar as a group with some snacks provided by GWIS. If you are interested in attending the seminar with us as a group, please sign up here: you are not able to attend in person but would like to participate in the seminar virtually, we can send you the registration form from GWIS National. Please let us know on the sign up form, above.Seminar Details:GWIS November Virtual Mentoring Seminar: Creating Equity for Improved Teamwork
Date: Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
Time: 6:00pm BST/2:00pm AST/1:00pm ET/12:00pm CT/10:00am PST
You bring the coffee, we'll bring the conversation! Join us on Wednesday, November 30th as we host a conversation about how to create equity for improved teamwork. We’ll chat with Mr. Ciaran F. Phillip, a Forensic Scientist and Science Communicator, who has extensive expertise in this topic.

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