November 16, 2022 | Volume 4, Issue 10

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How to Train the Voice in Your Head

by: Ashleigh Lowe, Women*s Student Services Undergraduate Programs & Events Intern

November is typically a stressful time in the Fall Semester. Finals are just around the corner, so we are often inundated with an increased amount of assignments, projects, and exams. This November has been particularly stressful as we are just coming out of election season. The additional stress of worrying about whether or not abortion rights in Michigan will be secured with the reelection of Gretchen Whitmer and the passing of Proposition 3, has been extremely tiring. Click here to read more

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Monday, December 5th, 7pm, Snyder Hall Classroom C201

Join W*SS and Campus Center Cinemas in a movie screening of Little Women for our Bestseller to Movie event! We will discuss what the Bechdel Test is and how this movie passes the 3 layers of the test, and color bookmarks while we watch. See you in C201 of Snyder Hall at 7pm!
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Wednesday, November 16th, 7-9PM, Room 110 Student Services Building

Join W*SS and ASMSU in decorating succulents and check out our self-love photo booth! Love Your Body Day will be in Room 110 of the SSB from 7-9PM, so stop by to learn more.
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Thursday, November 17th, 3-5PM, Room 110 Student Services Building

Come practice gratitude and mindfulness by writing thank you notes to professors, janitors, RAs, advisors, or anyone you would like to give thanks to! Snacks and supplied provided, just bring yourself.
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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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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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Sunday, November, 20th 6 pm, Erickson Hall Erickson Kiva (Room 103)

Join the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center and various campus and community partners to honor transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender expansive family taken from us due to anti-trans violence this year. Transgender Day of Remembrance is on Sunday November 20th each year and serves as a time to reflect on loss, mourn, and gather new strengths for our collective futures. Join community in-person at MSU in Erickson Hall Room 103 (Erickson Kiva) or online by registering for the webinar at the link below. This event starts at 6:00pm and will conclude with a light dinner and warm refreshments provided Strange Matter Coffee Co.

Note: Webinars do not allow attendees to interact fully with people in zoom.

Register in advance for this webinar:

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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 
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For over 20 years, Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights campaign has transformed the lives of people whose rights have been wronged. Using the power of their words, Write for Rights supporters have united behind a common purpose: together, we can change lives for the better. MSU Amnesty International will be holding a meeting to discuss this year’s cases and provide people with the opportunity to sign life changing petitions and write letters to show support towards those whose rights have been stripped of them. The meeting will be on 11/22/22 at 6:30 PM in South Kedzie 133.


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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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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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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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