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MSURA Meetings & Speakers 2017

All MSU retirees, spouses and friends are welcome. No prior registration is required. TIME: The second Monday of each month, September through May. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for refreshments; program starts at 2:00 p.m. LOCATION: MSU Federal Credit Union Farm Lane Branch Office, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road | Map, East Lansing.

Monday September 10, Kirk Domer will preview the new MSU Theatre season and discuss the many factors that go into planning a theatre schedule that meets the interests of the public while also supporting the education of MSU theatre students. Domer is the chairperson of the Department of Theatre and professor of scene design.

Monday October 8, Dan Mackey will discuss the upcoming MSU open enrollment period, review any changes to retiree policies and benefits and answer questions from MSURA members. Mackey is the HR Manager Compensation and Benefits, and Galardi is the assistant director at HR

Wednesday, Oct. 24, Frank Telewski, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Biology, Curator, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum Every Spartan Tree Has a Story tour. Dr. Telewski’s tour will introduce a variety of MSU trees, providing interesting information on each tree’s characteristics and its history at the university. Time 1PM, meeting place at Beaumont Tower.

Monday November 12, Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll, Head Coach, MSU’s Women’s Golf Team, Building a Big 10 Championship Women’s Golf Team. 20 seasons at the helm of the Michigan State women’s golf team

Monday December 10, A Musical program, Speakers/Artists are Charlotte Darr a classical soprano from Dexter, Michigan. She is pursuing her B.A. degree in music education and vocal performance. She loves to sing a variety of styles ranging from classical, contemporary and musical theasic studios in Holt and Grand Ledge. She is currently a D.M.A. candidate for the degree in piano performance and an M.M. degree in piano pedagogy.


Monday January 14, Eric Freedman, Knight Chair in Environmental Journalism and Professor in the MSU School of Journalism Environmental Challenges in the Great Lakes Basin

Tuesday January 15, AARP Fraud Watch Network 10AM Location: MSUFCU Branch Mt Hope & Farm Lane in Community room

Wednesday January 30, 2PM  Tour of MSU Theater’s Scene Shop ,We will meet at the MSUFCU Community Room, on Mt Hope and Farm Lane at 2PM for a brief talk before walking over to the Scene Shop.  The tour is being conducted by Kirk Domer, MSU Theater Department Chairperson, Mark Willoughby and Levi Galloway. Scenes from “Oklahoma!” will be under development at the time of the tour. This will be a great time to see the scenes at full scale and hear about the process to create them. Check out this year’s plays at

Monday February 11, Laura Bix, Ph.D., Professor of Packaging, MSU Those Pesky Packages: Efforts Underway to Make Packaging Safer and More User-Friendly

Tuesday February 12, AARP Emergency Preparedness 10AM Location: MSUFCU Branch Mt Hope & Farm Lane in Community room

Monday March 11, Scott Counts, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine, MSU College of Human Medicine Recent Developments in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday March 12, AARP Getting to Know Apps 10AM Location: MSUFCU Branch Mt Hope & Farm Lane in Community room

Monday April 8, Melanie Helton, Professor of Voice (soprano) and Director of the MSU Opera Theatre From Performer to Professor: A Life in Opera

Tuesday April 9, AARP Good Form Walking 10AM  Location: MSUFCU Branch Mt Hope & Farm Lane in Community room

Tuesday May 7, Annual meeting and luncheon, University Club

BOARD MEETINGS:   Board of Directors meetings are normally held on the Wednesday prior to each member speaker meeting at 10:00 AM, unless otherwise listed below, in room 125 Nisbet Bldg

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Members of MSURA are persons officially designated as retired by the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, and their spouses or surviving spouses, (b) upon their written request, persons retired from other employment who had formerly been employed or appointed to adjunct positions by Michigan State University, and their spouses or surviving spouses, and (c) active Michigan State University employees who pay an annual subscription fee as set by the Board of Directors of MSURA.

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