Events

Promoting connectivity and engagement, WACSS holds many annual events in person and via zoom. The Annual Spring Forum provides panel discussions with campus leaders addressing connections between our work and administration, DEI, unions, WorkLife, and WACSS. The event attracts attendees from all across the campus. Building on this theme, WACSS hosts the Annual Summer Social in the Gardens. We also launched a book club named Beyond the Book, which grew 120% from Fall 2022 to Spring 2023, to increase networking opportunities, encourage discussion amongst staff and promote professional relationships.

 

BEYOND THE BOOK - BOOK CLUB

 

Stay tuned for the next Book Club Launch Party.


Launch Party & Informational Session October 24, 2023

WACSS hosted the event on October 24, 2023 to learn more about our fall 2023 session of "Beyond the Book", a book club geared towards providing opportunities for staff to get to know each other, have meaningful conversations, and just have FUN! This informational session was held via Zoom from 12-12:30pm. At this session we discussed: 

• The book title
• The frequency of club meetings
• The modality of club meetings
• Schedule/dates of anticipated meetings

 

Upcoming Events

Annual Spring Forum

Wednesday, March 20, 1-3 PM, Location TBD

Join us for the signature annual Spring Forum and meet with WACSS members and Michigan State Leadership. Katherine (Kay) Connelly, Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation at MSU, will be the keynote speaker. In the past, the keynote speaker included MSU's Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Christina Brogdon, who discussed the Power of Connectivity, and various break-out panel discussions addressed how to draw connections between your work and other areas across the university.

Summer Social

Wednesday, June 5, 12:00 – 2:30 at the MSU Perennial Gardens 

The summer social at the MSU Horticulture Gardens will provide a photo opportunity with Sparty, a strolling light lunch buffet, live music, and bring Spartans in person to network.

 

Coming Soon

Anti-Racism Series

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All available WACSS-hosted event recordings can be found on MediaSpace.