The WorkLife Office is excited to launch our new electronic newsletter. We hope this will make finding information easier for our readers! And maybe it will even save you a little bit of time, because you know that as the WorkLife Office, we love to help with that.

In this new format, you can still expect to find information about upcoming programs, seminars, and events, articles about strategies for work-life fit, the FlexWorx column, features on news that is relevant to Michigan State University faculty and staff, and much more!
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Finding Hope and Health in the Dirt
Image of a person_s hands planting a cacti garden
April is both National Mental Health Month and National Hope Month. What a great combination! And what better way to combine those two than getting your hands dirty outdoors? As tulips and daffodils begin to push through winter-crusted leaves, we push ourselves through winter's crustiness toward better health and hope along with improving both our inner and outer weather.

Keeping Kids Engaged Over the Summer
The summer months have a tendency to sneak up, leaving some of us scrambling to find care for kids - or better yet, fun activities to keep their minds and creativity engaged over the summer. Luckily, there are many options in the Greater Lansing community to help you prevent the summer-month-scramble. From summer camps to in-home care, discover the best fit for you and your family.

FlexWorx Column on Work Styles
This month's FlexWorx column explores the importance of understanding your, and your coworkers', work style. When considering flexible work arrangements and working as a team, flex/work style is a critical component of the puzzle. The column will also help you consider how to create work-life boundaries that can contribute to a healthy work-life fit. 

Call for Nominations:
Outstanding Supervisor Award
Image of Terry Curry and his team at Academic Human Resources_ when he won the 2017 Outstanding Supervisor Award
Members of the MSU community are invited to nominate a supervisor or administrator who  consistently supports the work-life (professional/personal) needs of their employees/staff through positive leadership and managerial practices. Nominations are due Friday, June 29, 2018.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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Several educational and community engagement events are planned throughout the month of April to raise awareness and advocate for survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. 

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