December 12, 2022 | Volume 4, Issue 14

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We Can't Separate the Art from the Artist 

By: Heather Shea, W*SS Director

This is the question we are grappling with in W*SS: Can we separate the art from the artist? 

  • Can we appreciate the Detroit Industry Mural in the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) by Diego Rivera while at the same time condemn his dominance over and infidelity to his wife Frida Kahlo? 

  • Can we covet a pair of Yeezy’s even though Kanye is antisemitic?

  • Can we applaud the groundbreaking public coming out of lesbian icon Ellen Degeneres while also holding her accountable in 2022 for just being plain mean? 

  • Can we love the ways in which members of marginalized communities found connection, comfort and belonging in the world of Harry Potter, while also denouncing JK Rowling as a trans-exclusionary radical feminist?

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W*SS Take a Break From Finals

Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Student Services Building Suite 14

Come take a break from studying or taking your finals in our office! We are open 9AM-5PM Monday through Friday during finals week, and we will be watching TV or playing movies all day, all week! Stop by and watch, grab some snacks, and get some hot/iced coffee, hot tea, or hot cocoa.
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W*SS Office Schedule for December 19-January 2

December 19 through January 2

The Women*s Student Services Office is working remote from December 19th through December 22nd, and is available to you via email and Zoom! To schedule a meeting with us, click the link here.
December 23rd through January 2nd, we will be closed. We will be checking our  email in the case of an emergency, as we are always here for you.

Meet with the W*SS Staff - You can book online!
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WILD Workshops Spring 2023

The Women*s Initiative for Leadership Development (WILD) Workshops series is back in Spring 2023! Join us on every other Thursday from 5-6PM in room 110 of the Student Services Building. The dates are 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27.

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COGS & Cookies with Graduate Student Life & Wellness

Monday, December 12, 1-3pm, Chittenden Hall Room 110

Stop by Chittenden Hall (room 110) between 1PM -3PM and decorate a sugar cookie, grab a bite of pizza and chat with COGS and GSLW! Learn some stress relief techniques while getting into the zen of creative cookie decorating. Just a little treat for yourself as the semester winds down!



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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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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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Malcom X Muslim Studies Community Forum

Wednesday, January 25th, 7-8:30pm Erickson Kiva

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
7:00pm-8:30pm EST
Erickson Kiva
620 Farm Ln., East Lansing, MI 48824
Hybrid format. In person (open to the
public) and livestreamed.
Free livestream registration at:
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Malcom and Ann Kerr Muslim Studies Community Lecture

Wednesday, February, 8, 2023, 7-8:30pm  Room, 303 International Center

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
7:00-8:30pm EST
303 International Center
Hybrid format: In person (open to the
public) and livestreamed.
Free livestream registration at
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GWIS Bi-Weekly Writing Group

Every other Thursday, 6-8pm

If you are interested in participating in a writing group with GWIS, we host a small group on campus every other Thursday from 6-8 pm! 

Our last meeting of the semester will be on December 15th, and then we will reconvene after the winter break. If you would like to participate in the group in the future please sign up at the following link:

Our room reservation location varies, so we will email everyone a few days before with the location for that week's meeting.

GWIS Buzz about Beeswax- Candle Making Event

Monday, December 12th, 6pm

GWIS is bringing back the buzz about beeswax. Join us at BARRN at Rayla House (1867 Lake Lansing Rd, Haslett, MI 48840) on December 12, 2022 at 6 PM for candle rolling. There is a $10 registration fee and only limited spaces are available. Please find the registration form attached.

Sign up fast for some good candle fun and cookies!! 

For any questions or concerns please reach us at

We will be looking forward to seeing you at the BARRN.

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


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