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 MSURA conducted the monthly seminars via Zoom for the 2020-2022 year so all retirees could view.  View Previous meeting videos

How to attend a MSURA Zoom meeting. (pdf)  Or watch a video on how to attend  

Monday, December 13, 2021 Event Has been cancelled and will be  rescheduled at a later date. There will be NO event for December 13!

Monday, December 13, 2021, Rich and Linda Triemer formed their entertainment company, More Than Magical, LLC, after they retired, and they spend their time making people smile. They provide magic, balloon twisting and face painting, and we’ll be able to watch them in action at our Dec. 13 meeting, which will be in person at the MSUFCU Community Room and on Zoom as well. 

Rich began his career as a plant biologist at Rutgers University after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2002, he was recruited to Michigan State where he served as professor and chair of the Department of Plant Biology until his retirement in 2017.
Linda graduated from the University of Illinois School of Public Health with a PhD in environmental science and epidemiology, and a postdoctoral fellowship in epidemiology at the former Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology in Research Triangle Park, NC.  She had a successful career as a scientist and research administrator, retiring from the Van Andel Research Institute in 2012.  
Rich (a.k.a. Professor Magic) started doing magic at the age of seven and has enjoyed teaching magic and entertaining kids, teens and adults ever since. 
Linda Triemer (a.k.a. Klinker the Clown) got her start making balloon creations as the Magic Princess assisting Professor Magic more than 20 years ago. Clown school came after retirement as well as more continuing education at clown conventions, workshops, and local clown ‘alley’ meetings. She currently holds the title of “All Around Clown” awarded by the World Clown Association after competing at their last in-person convention in 2019.

Meeting will be held at the MSU Federal Credit Union Farm Lane & Mt Hope branch Community room at 1:30PM - 2PM social and presentation starting at 2PM.   Zoom Meeting Information:  Meeting Link:   Meeting Id: 922 6382 8519   Meeting Passcode: MSURA    (case sensitive all caps)  Meeting Telephone Number: 312-626-6799  Meeting Telephone Passcode: 582011

The original advertised presenter for December was Dr. Jane Vieth, Professor, Dept. of History. she will be rescheduled for a future meeting.

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Communicate with fellow Retirees on Facebook!

You do not need a Facebook account to view what others are doing. If you have an account, you can post pictures and descriptions of what you have been doing since retiring from MSU.  Especially let us know what volunteer activities you perform. If you are shy or doubtful about posting on Facebook, send your pictures or information to or call (517) 353-7896 and we will post it for you. Mobile users be sure to click on visitor posts below photos to see other retiree posts.


MSU retirees and their spouses are automatically members of the MSURA for life.    There are no dues, but donations will help make MSURA better.

Continue your connection to Michigan State University by participating in the MSU Retirees Association.    We especially hope you attend the monthly programs from September to May.

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MSURA 2019-2020 Board

Front Row, Left to Right: Dan Mackey, MSU Human Resources Liaison, Nancy Craig, Lugnuts Event Chair Person, Angela Brown, Past President, Pam Marcis, At-Large Board Member, Liz Thomas, Office Manager, Jacqueline Babcock, Board Secretary, Bruce Smith, At-Large Board Member

Back Row, Left to Right: Ron Smith, Past President, Dave Brower, Treasurer, John Forsyth, IT Support, Anders Johanson, Web Master, Roger Baldwin, President, William Anderson, At-Large Board Member, Rick Vogt, Vice President

Not Pictured: Mike Gardner, At-Large Board Member

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