Oct. 19, 2022 | Volume 4, Issue 6

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"Women Don't Owe You Pretty" Book Review

by: Millie Nevelos, Women*s Student Services Programs & Events Intern

“But remember that anyone who tells you you’re ‘too’ anything is using the word because they are threatened by your capacity to grow, evolve and express your emotions.” (31). Florence Given is a British feminist best-selling author, illustrator, and podcast creator; her debut book, Women Don’t Owe You Pretty, is an accessible read describing that starts a conversation about intersectional feminism and explores themes like self-empowerment, gender roles...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 110 Student Services Building

NEXT WILD WORKSHOP, OCTOBER 20! 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 110 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, November 2nd, 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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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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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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"How to Support a Survivor" It's On Us Workshop Event

Wednesday, October 19th, 5pm-6pm, Law College 471

It's On Us Assistant Director of Training, Adriana Branin will be coming to campus next Wednesday, 10/19 from 5-6PM in the Law College Room 471. In this "How to Support a Survivor" session, we will discuss how you can be a supportive person to an individual who is a survivor of sexual assault or relationship violence. We will delve into ways that you can be supportive as a friend or family member, as a colleague, and even as a mandatory reporter. We hope you will join us for this crucial conversation.Adrianna was the recipient of the It’s On Us’s 2019 Courage Award for stopping a sexual assault on her campus and confronting the perpetrators. Her courageous actions were recognized by the PASSHE educational system and she was named an “Outstanding Citizen of the Commonwealth” by Pennsylvania’s Governor, Tom Wolf. She had the pleasure of being a panelist at the first national It’s On Us Summit and has advocated for survivor-centered legislation in Harrisburg.

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Wednesday, November 9th, 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 
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Monday Oct. 17-Friday Oct. 21, 11am-7pm, MSU Library 2nd Floor 

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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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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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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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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