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In this time of tumult, fear, grief and anger over incidents in the Middle East and the downing of Ukranian International Airlines Flight 752, the WorkLife Office wishes to express our support and caring for all members of our community who are affected by these turbulent and tragic events.
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With 2020 finally here, it's a great time to reflect on professional accomplishments and update your documents. People often ask, "I am not looking for a new job or a career move, so why should I think about my resume or LinkedIn profile?" There are a lot of reason and ideas for what to include that you may not have considered.
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The MSU and Greater Lansing community is invited to a variety of exciting and educational opportunities the week of January 18-24, 2020 to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and historical events that have taken place in our nation and on our campus.
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MSU Women’s Networking Association partnered with the MSU Alumni Office to provide a special presentation and discussion featuring Susan Packard, co-founder of HGTV, one of the fastest growing TV brands in history. Susan also helped to build CNBC and Food Network. Ironically, she states that she is not a chef and does not have an eye for decorating. Susan is an MSU alumna twice over with a BA and MA in advertising. She is an entrepreneur who now speaks and mentors women who want to grow their potential. 
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Michael Zaborowski, Director of Student Affairs in the College of Nursing, shares his insight on being a father to his seven month old daughter.
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Backup dependent care is fill-in childcare or elder care when the family’s primary source of childcare or eldercare is not available during the faculty or staff member’s work hours.
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Kitty Douglass-Harris is a mother of two sons, age 8 and 2, a Fiscal Officer at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU), and a Ballet Instructor at the Group Exercise & Recreational Fitness Program; below she shares her insights on breastfeeding.
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In November, we often reflect and give thanks or take the time to think about what we are grateful for. For some of us, it is a year-round process. At our house, we talk about the best part of our day and the worst part of our day each night at dinner. We reflect on what we are grateful for. Other people start grateful jars and write something down each day, starting on the first of the year, then review them at the end of the year. No matter what your motivation, or what time of the year you do it, practicing gratitude has a wealth of positive effects on your health, relationships, personality, emotions, and career. 
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Leanne Hancock Hardisty, Research Associate in Earth and Environmental Sciences at MSU provides her insights on being a new parent, breastfeeding and tips for success.
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Each October, MSU’s WorkLife Office honors Michigan State University supervisors who have consistently demonstrated sensitivity to the intersection of their employees’ work and personal lives. Employees from any MSU unit may nominate their supervisors. After the WorkLife Office determines the year’s winners, the festivities begin. The WorkLife Office coordinates with employees in the winners’ work spaces to make each winner’s celebration day special.