WorkLife Connections:
March News
"Spring" into a Staycation
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By Jaimie Hutchison

Welcome to March! The month we begin to hope that spring is right around the corner. For those of you with children, you may be wondering what to do for spring break, even if you are not going anywhere for a vacation. Here are some tips for everyone who plans to take some time off this spring, or even enjoy their weekends to the fullest near home. When we think about work-life fit, we have to remember the LIFE part and enjoy it to the fullest.
Debra Dubow: Creating a Culture of Trust
Barbara Roberts introducing Debra Dubow during the Creating a Culture of Trust in the Workplace Event
By Barbara Roberts

"Creating a Culture of Trust in the Workplace" was facilitated by Debra Dubow as follow-up to the WorkLife Office October conference. Debra is an experienced organizational development consultant and has worked with Roche-Genentech, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Eastern Michigan University, among others. Her experience facilitating creative thinking in large organizations was evident in how she ran the session, and the event was rich with strategies to take away and apply.
Lydia's Legacy and
Transition to a New Position
Lydia Weiss
Congratulations to Lydia Weiss on her new position as the Climate and Response Specialist at the Prevention, Outreach and Education Department! The MSU WorkLife Office thanks Lydia for all of her great work and years of service. Lydia leaves a legacy of accomplishments with the WorkLife Office including the Reflect and Connect series, the Women's Networking Association, the Academic Women's Forum and a number of high-quality educational programs that have enriched the MSU community .

Navigating spaces, places and resources 
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Can you imagine trying to find a place to live in a new city? What about a new country? Where would you connect to people with similar interests? Where would you shop or do your banking? What about enrolling your kids in schools or daycare centers?

MSU supports mothers, infants, and the workplace through its breastfeeding programs
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Did you know that MSU was the first university in Michigan to be awarded a Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award by the Michigan Breastfeeding Network? This 2017 award recognized how the university provided breastfeeding accommodations at more than 60 locations across campus and around the state.

April 25 is Take Your Child to Work Day
Save the date for take your child to work day on April 25 sponsored by the WorkLife Office
Save the date for Take your Child to Work Day on April 25. The WorkLife Office is coordinating a number of activities geared toward kids ages 8-16. We invite staff, faculty, and administrators to bring children (or nieces, nephews, grandchildren, neighbors), to campus that day, to explore careers.

Upcoming Events


Do you have a request for a workshop not already on the calendar? Is there something specific you'd like to have presented or discussed with your team? We've now made it even easier to connect with us for those requests.

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