Events & Opportunities: Week of Sept. 18

September 18, 2023


Data Curious? Putting the Human(ities) in Data Science
Sept. 19, 1 to 2 p.m. This webinar will cover a variety of topics around how Humanities graduate students are particularly well-equipped to pursue careers in modern data-related fields, and how advanced-degree holders can learn the skills necessary to move into this lucrative and growing field. VIRTUAL EVENT: Learn more via the Graduate School

Healthy Homecoming Walk
Sept. 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Join the 8th Annual MSU Exercise is Medicine on Campus Healthy Homecoming Walk at Dem Hall Field! It’s free and open to all. Compete with other universities by doing laps around the field throughout the day. Learn more via MSU Health Promotion

Working with Zotero to Manage Citations
Sept. 21, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
This workshop for CED grad students will demonstrate how to use reference management software Zotero effectively. Andrea McMillan, Chicano Studies Librarian at MSU Libraries and an expert in using Zotero, will lead the event. Please download Zotero on your laptops prior to the workshop (instructions via MSU Libraries). 252 Erickson Hall. Contact Aanchal Gidra ( with questions.

Third Thursdays Crafting and Making Meetup
Sept. 21, 4 to 6 p.m. Visit the MSU Libraries Makerspace to take a break and make with others. Bring your own crafts or use our supplies! Knitting, collaging, perler beads and more. Free and all are welcome. Learn more via MSU Libraries

HALE MA Speaker Series: Expertise in Academic Advising
Sept 21, 4 p.m.
 Academic advisors empower students to make well-informed decisions about their education and careers. This inaugural event in the 2023-24 HALE MA Speaker Series will feature advisors discussing their roles and contributions in postsecondary education, current issues in academic advising, and their mentorship and support for students’ academic and personal growth. VIRTUAL EVENT:Register to attend via Zoom

Kristen Marie Gould Endowed Lecture: Dr. Avery Faigenbaum
Sept. 21, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
 The Department of Kinesiology and the Institute for the Student of Youth Sports present the Kristen Marie Gould Endowed Lecture on Sport for Children and Youth. Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, professor of Health & Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey, will present “May the Force Be With Youth.” HYBRID EVENT: Erickson Hall KIVA or register to attend via Zoom

Graduate School Write-In 
Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Write-ins provide an opportunity to work in a shared space where other writers are present. A writing center consultant/staff member is present to provide consultations. Learn more via the Graduate School

AI and Academic Use Roundtable
Sept. 22, 4 to 5:30 p.m. 
Generative AI tools are exploding in accessibility and sophistication since the end of last semester, and they have implications in all areas of higher education, from content creation and plagiarism detection to personalization in learning. The MSU Museum CoLab Studio and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) invite you to join the conversation about the pros and cons of these tools, and the ethics of their use. Learn more via MSU Museum

ISYS Homecoming Tailgate 
Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Join the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports for Homecoming, with great food and faculty vs. graduate student games. Location: Demonstration Hall (see green star on map)


What is RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) or Research Integrity? 
Research integrity is fundamental to our research and is required by rules, essential for research legitimacy, and mandated for all graduate students. The Graduate School provides Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) training, with basic and annual refresher parts. Note that Graduate Certificate students are exempt. The Graduate School has compiled many resources for discussion-based completion of the RECR requirements, including a Job Aid for Students

MSU Safe Place Crisis Chat 
MSU Safe Place offers free individual and group therapy, advocacy and shelter for MSU faculty, staff and students. The MSU Safe Place Crisis Chat is intended for survivors and co-survivors of relationship violence and stalking who are in need of support. This support service is staffed by trained volunteers on a limited basis and is available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday. Learn more via MSU Safe Place

Impact Radio – 89FM Opportunities for Grad Students
Did you know that Impact Radio offers unique supports for MSU grad students? Their team can help you launch a podcast, DJ your event or provide exposure for your student organization. Learn more via COGS