WorkLife Connections: May/Summer News
Try Flex this Summer
The summer months on campus often mean fewer parking headaches, shorter lines at our favorite restaurants, and better weather for enjoying nature. It can also mean shifts in the demands of our schedules and the projects and work we are expected to complete. With the ebb and flow of the summer semester, it might be the perfect time to pilot a flexible work arrangement.

Changing World of Work: A Year in Review
This academic year, the WorkLife Office has been exploring the changing world of work. Work has changed significantly over time, including the type of work most of us engage in everyday, the ways in which we complete our tasks, and even the location where we do our work. We've also spent time examining the variations in how people leave the work world through retirement - recognizing that there are many ways to transition into this next phase of life. At the WorkLife Office, we know that it is important to understand these shifts in the world of work in order to facilitate a healthy workplace and for people to engage in their work in meaningful ways.

Things to Do at MSU
Trying to find ways to stay busy this summer? Looking for new and exciting activities to explore? Check out the updated Things to Do at MSU booklet for great family-friendly activities, attractions, and festivals to make the most of your summer! 

 Outstanding Supervisor Award
Don't forget to submit your nomination for the Outstanding Supervisor Award this summer! 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.

Save the Date: 2018 Fatherhood Forum
Mark your calendar for the 4th annual Fatherhood Forum.
Scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2018 from 8:00am-4:00pm at the University Club (3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910). 
This is a forum for fathers who want to enhance their greatness as parents. Who should attend the Fatherhood Forum? Fathers of all ages and experiences, mothers, expectant parents, guardians, MSU students, faculty and staff, professionals, community partners, educators, and anyone interested in parenting! Questions? Contact the MSU WorkLife Office at (517) 353-1635. Registration information coming soon!
Upcoming Events
2018 Elder Abuse Symposium 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:30PM - 4:30PM 
Hannah Community Center (819 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI) 
On the day of the event, check-in begins at 1:00PM. 
Registration requested, but not required, by June 1, 2018.  
Please contact Sherry Davis via phone (517-887-1467) or by email (daviss@tcoa.org) to register or if you have any questions. 

Symposium Participants Should Expect
  • Keynote Address 
  • Panel Discussion 
  • Audience Participation 
  • Resource Tables 
  • Refreshments
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