WELCOMING NEW FACES
|Michael E. Adams*
|John A. Shirley*
*Moved from temporary to a regular position.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
|USF Week Events
|Sun Dome: Substantial Completion
|Herd of Bulls Challenge
||April 16 at 10:00 a.m., outside the Marshall Student Center
|Tree Campus USA Event
|Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon
||April 25,11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marshall Center Ballroom
|Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day
||April 26, Marshall Center Ballroom
|Faculty & Staff Kickball Event
|Sun Dome Ribbon Cutting
||May 4 & 5
OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARD WINNERS
Please join us in congratulating our co-workers from Administrative Services who received an Outstanding Staff Award for 2011 at the annual awards ceremony that took place on Thursday, March 29th, at the USF School of Music Concert Hall. We are proud to say that Sarah Baynard also received the Gabor Employee of the Year Award and the new Team Award added this year went to our very own Hollie Chancey, Glen Aleo, Angela Jordan, and Jose Rodriguez, Maintenance & Special Allocation Team.
Special thanks to all of you who came out in support of our terrific nominees!
Sarah Baynard, Facilities Project Manager, Facilities Enhancement, Physical Plant
Jeffrey Collins, Law Enforcement Investigator, University Police Department
Suchi Daniels, Facilities Project Manager, Facilities Planning & Construction
Reginald Troupe, Senior Custodial Worker, Building Services & Vending, Physical Plant Hollie Chancey, Manager, Building and Maintenance Operations, Maintenance and Special Allocation, Physical Plant
Glen Aleo, Assistant Manager, Building and Maintenance Operations, Maintenance and Special Allocation, Physical Plant
Angela Jordan, Assistant Manager, Building and Maintenance Operations, Maintenance and Special Allocation, Physical Plant
Jose Rodriguez, Assistant Manager, Building and Maintenance Operations,
Maintenance and Special Allocation, Physical Plant
UNIVERSITY POLICE OFFICERS RECOGNIZED
At the recent University Police annual award ceremony, Sergeant Todd Gregory was named "Officer of the Year" for his outstanding service during 2011. Police Communications Specialist Lisa Connell was named "Employee of the Year" and Officer Mark Aristizabal received the "Community Interaction Award."
Other officers recognized for their performance during 2011 were Officers David Pluskuta, Tracy Goodman, Brinton George, Scott Parker, Richard Curry, Richard DeLiguori, Daniel Sacher-Brown, Randy Zitch, and Michael Tinney.
Congratulations to all for being recognized for their efforts in providing students, faculty, staff and visitors a safe campus environment!
15TH ANNUAL LAW DAY
On March 23rd, Sgt. Nick Marckese, Ofc. Mark Aristizabal, and Cpl. Chad Hill (pictured left to right above) from the University of South Florida Police Department participated in an event at Pinellas Park High School which showcased Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies. This event provided high school students, studying criminology, an opportunity to learn more about University Police and their role within the community. The event also provided an opportunity for the officers to reach out to potential candidates for employment and also to students who one day might be students at USF.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
The Faculty & Staff Kickball Event is coming up on Saturday, April 28, and we need many volunteers on that day to make it successful and memorable. Volunteers will get the exclusive Kickball Event t-shirt, given only to volunteers. If you and/or someone from your family (including teenagers) can help, please contact Beverly Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 974-5707.
Thanks for your help!
USF A FINALIST IN CLIMATE LEADERSHIP COMPETITION
USF is a finalist in the prestigious Second Nature 2012 Climate Leadership Awards, a national competition among colleges and universities to earn the title of "Most Innovative Climate Leader." Each finalist institution has produced a video that promotes their specific sustainability efforts in hope of earning the title.
You can help bring new recognition to USF's green efforts by casting your vote on the competition's online voting component. Voting is open until April 14. PlanetForward will profile the institutions with the most votes during its "Move the Planet" conference the week of April 16. Let's make USF #1 - cast your vote for USF today!
DON'T MISS THE FUN
Join the festivities on April 16th at 10 a.m. outside the Marshall Student Center as we celebrate the results of the Herd of Bulls Challenge in support of the 2011-2012 Faculty & Staff Campaign. It's sure to be an exciting event as the leaders (Deans and VP's) from those areas that accepted the challenge this year and met or exceeded their goal will get the ride of their life on a mechanical bull!
And who knows, maybe we can even convince our own President Genshaft to get up on the bull. We will also be joined by Rocky, our favorite Bull, and other campus personalities. You'll want to be sure to bring your cameras to this one (there will be photo opportunities with Rocky for those who might be interested). All are invited to come out and join us for what will definitely be a fun event.
Administrative Services' participation goal for the Herd of Bulls Challenge was 40%. We started the challenge with 15% participation. As of last Friday, the last day of the challenge, we had risen to a 26% participation rate. Thank you to all who contributed to the Faculty & Staff Campaign during the challenge period and helped us achieve this increase in our area's participation rate. There's still time to give to this year's campaign by logging into this website.
See you on the 16th!
TREE CAMPUS USA EVENT
The USF Sustainability Committee, in partnership with the National Arbor Day Foundation, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Alpha Phi Alpha, is hosting a volunteer tree planting event April 20th on the USF Tampa Campus. Planting begins at 10 a.m., followed by a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on the Patel Center grounds under the huge Oak tree located near the building and the retention pond.
The National Arbor Day Foundation donated 50 Cypress trees, 100 t-shirts and hats, and Chipotle is providing lunch for the more than 135 volunteers. The Cypress trees will be planted in the stormwater areas on campus, including the one next to the Patel Center. Additionally, 250 of the 1,000 Oak trees donated by Huntsman Tree Farm will be planted on the campus.
Barbara Donerly, Assistant Director, Facilities Planning & Construction, will be leading and coordinating the efforts of the various groups within Administrative Services that are required to make this happen. The student organization Net Impact is providing funds through the Green Expo fund to take care of the trees. They are working hard to save up additional funds to plant the remaining 750 Oak trees donated by Huntsman and are also organizing the teams of volunteers.