1 June 2020
Along with President Stanley, the College of Natural Science stands by our Black faculty, staff, and students. We collectively feel pain and horror about the murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. We acknowledge the centuries-long impact of racism on the Black community and the harsh environments that faculty members of color, staff of color and students of color endure. The NatSci community understands that it must work purposefully and intentionally to undo the negative impacts on communities of color, while initiating inclusive and equitable strategies to improve representation, advancement and research in science. We can and must do more.
5 May 2020
ChiLA Executive Board Letter to Coach Tucker regarding a Cinco de Mayo post.
5 May 2020
Happy Cinco de Mayo Spartans!
8 March 2020
International Women's Day (United Nations):International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities
1 March 2020
Zero Discrimination Day (United Nations) celebrates the right of everyone to live a full and productive life—and live it with dignity
1-31 March 2020
March is Women's History Month (United States)
27 February 2020
NatSci Dean issues statement in response to recent racist incidents on campus. The full statement can be found here.
26 February 2020
Michigan State University expanded the list of countries where business travel is not recommended due to COVID-19, and has suspended all nonessential MSU-sponsored travel to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea until July 31, 2020. Additional information can be obtained here.
26 February 2020MSU WorkLife Office, International Networking Conversation: International Networking Breakfast, Thursday March 26 2020; Register here.
25 February 2020Michigan State University is engaging in a feasibility study for a campus multicultural center; Website Launched
20 February 2020World Day of Social Justice (United Nations)
16 February 2020NatSci's Prof. Beronda Montgomery recognized as one of the most inspiring black scientists in America.
11 February 2020NatCi's Kendra Pyle (Advisor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and NatSci DEI Coordinator and Marjorie Weber recognized with "Excellennce in Diversity Awards" on Tuesday, February 11 2020.
6 February 2020Office of the President: Addressing the bias incident at Wharton Center
6 February 2020International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (United Nations)
4 February 2020
NatSci-DEIAC Workshop Announcement: Cultural Competency for Personal, Organizational and Community Change Workshop, led by members of the NatSci DEI Facilitation team; February 18, February 21, March 25 and May 7; Open to NatSci Faculty, Staff, Specialists, PostDocs and Graduate Students.
4 February 2020World Cancer Day (World Health Organization)
1-29 February 2020African American (Black) History Month. February is recognized as "Black History Month" and marks the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and the time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Related links: U.S. Census Bureau information; Library of Congress; History
30 January 2020MSU is recommending that all faculty, staff and students return from China, as services out of the country are likely to become increasingly difficult. In addition, MSU insurance regarding evacuation DOES NOT cover epidemics, making extraction from China more difficult. Please read the letter to travelers from Dean Phil Duxbury that addresses the issue.
27 January 2020International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (United Nations)
24 January 2020Alliance for African Partnership: Call for MSU Faculty Mentors. Mentor Applications are due by February 14, 2020. Learn More ; Apply to Become a Mentor
24 January 2020MSU launches Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program website with information and resources. Michigan State University affirms our commitment to admit and support students from all backgrounds, consistent with our values and policies that include nondiscrimination.
24 January 2020International Day of Education (United Nations)
18-24 January 2020Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. MSU MLK-Calendar of Events; MLK@MSU
7 January 2020From MSU Today: MSU St. Andrews students help build accessible periodic table
4 January 2020International World Braille Day (United Nations)
3 January 2020Interim Provost Sullivan makes an announcement regarding the Escalation of Conflict in Middle East and how that can affect MSU students, faculty and staff.
3 January 2020President Stanley announces an updated MSU - Notice of Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment and Non-Retaliation Statement, posted on the university websites.
18 December 2019International Migrants Day (United Nations)
10 December 2019International Human Rights Day (United Nations)
9 December 2019International Day of Commemoration of Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime (United Nations).
7 December 2019Honors College: Diversity Research Showcase; 3rd Annual University-Wide Diversity Research Showcase, January 17, 2020; Call for Presenters; Registration Closes December 16, 2019
3 December 2019International Day of Persons with Disabilities (United Nations)
2 December 2019International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (United Nations)
1 December 2019World AIDS day
25 November 2019International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (United Nations)
21 November 2019MSU releases Campus Survey Results . To access the full KNOW MORE report go to: civilrights.msu.edu/knowmore
November 2019MSU's Charles Drew Science Scholars program receives Inspiring Program in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine
October 2019The MSU Global Festival, a signature event of the Office for International Students and Scholars, is taking place Sunday, November 10, 12-5 pm in the MSU Union. International students representing dozens of countries around the world come together to share their culture and talents with exhibits and demonstrations, exciting and colorful performances, and interactive dance workshops.
October 2019A MSU website named Track Our Progress will allow community to track MSU's progress on completing items outlined in recent reviews by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services related to the Affordable Care Act, Clery Act and Title IX (from MSU-Today).
October 2019NatSci-DEIAC Workshop Announcement: Cultural Competency for Personal, Organizational and Community Change Workshop, led by members of the NatSci DEI Facilitation team; October 21 or November 6; Open to NatSci Faculty, Staff, Specialists, PostDocs and Graduate Students.
August 2019NatSci-CDC (Council on Diversity and Community) becomes DEIAC (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee)
October 2018Diversity in STEM Series: NatSci-CDC sponsored seminars on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Spring 2018Interim Dean Cheryl Sisk and the NatSci-FAC create a Task Force on Inclusive Initiatives with specific charges related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Kendra Pyle, Academic Specialist-Advisor and CDC chair, will be leading the Task Force.
October 2017NatSci CDC Sponsored Workshop - Creating an Inclusive STEM Classroom: Strategies and Skills Development
March 2017NatSci-Movie Screening: "Migration of Islam" (Co-sponsored by NatSci and the Muslim Studies Program)
February 2017Brave Space community discussion
February 2017NatSci CDC Sponsored Workshop as part of the STEM Essentials series - Learning Narratives from Students of Color in STEM Classrooms
November / December 2016NatSci co-sponsored Nonviolent Response to Fear and Hatred lecture and nonviolence training
November 2016NatSci Statement following 2016 Election
October 2016STEAM4Diversity Listserve
2014-2017CDC Pathways to Science Series : Community Speaker Series is designed to bring distinguished speakers from various STEM disciplines to MSU to share their experiences