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9/21/2012

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PROMOTION

Aisha Lawrence, has been promoted to Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), effective September 14th. Aisha joined USF in December 2005 as a Safety Compliance Manager in EH&S.

Please join us in congratulating Aisha on her promotion and wishing her much success in her new position!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

2012 National Fire Prevention Week October 8 - 12
Benefits Fair* October 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., MSC Ballroom
2012 Faculty & Staff Appreciation Tailgate Event November 3, Raymond James Stadium Time TBD, Tickets Now on Sale
Heart Walk November 10, Raymond James Stadium, Activities begin at 8 a.m.; Walk begins at 9 a.m.

*ALL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES EMPLOYEES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

 

ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD AND BENEFITS FAIR

benefitsThis year's Open Enrollment period will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 and end at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for all benefits-eligible employees to make changes to their benefits options for the following year, including health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as voluntary products.

 

The 2013 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair is an opportunity for employees to speak face-to-face with representatives about their benefits options and plan changes. This year's benefits fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the MSC Ballroom.

 

For more information, please visit the Human Resources website.

 

CAMPUS & RESIDENCE HALL FIRE SAFETY TRAINING OCTOBER 10TH

 

The 2012 National Fire Prevention Week campaign begins Monday, October 8th and runs through Friday, October 12th. The campaign theme is "Have 2 Ways Out". The President of the United States has signed a proclamation designating a national observance during the second week in October every year since 1925.

 

Environmental Health and Safety, in conjunction with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, will conduct fire extinguisher training and provide campus and dorm fire safety awareness tips on Wednesday, October 10th during the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the south side of the Marshall Student Center. Stop by anytime for a demonstration. Participation in this campaign is an important awareness step that may save your life and that of someone you love.

 

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR ANNUAL TAILGATE EVENT

tailgateTickets are now on sale for the 2012 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Tailgate Event on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium. This event is held in order to thank employees for their exceptional work at USF and to provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to get together for an exciting day cheering on their USF Bulls against the UCONN Huskies.

 

The tailgate will be a family-friendly event with food, refreshments and entertainment provided. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased at the USF Sun Dome ticket office at Gate A, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The price includes a wristband for the event and a ticket for entry into the football game.

 

Employees may purchase up to four tickets. Season ticket holders may pick up wristbands at the ticket office for no charge. One wristband will be given per season ticket.

 

For more information, please visit the Human Resources website.

 

USF ATHLETICS COMPLEX RECEIVES RECOGNITION

At the 7th annual conference of the Design/Build Institute of America (Florida Region), R.R. Simmons and the Design/Build Team for the University of South Florida multi-venue athletics complex were recognized for the team's performance and excellence in design and construction. The judging panel was made up of six leading architects and engineers from around the state of Florida.

 

The project was specifically recognized for its effective use of local materials and value creation on behalf of the USF Athletics Department. The effective use of the existing land contours to create berm seating for enriched fan experience was also pointed out during the presentation. Out of the ten awards presented, R.R. Simmons received two awards for project excellence.

 

JOIN THE "INCREDIBULLS" HEART WALK TEAM

There's still time to join in with your coworkers and become a member of the Administrative Services' Incredibulls Heart Walk Team in support of the American Heart Association's annual Heart Walk. Heart disease is the #1 killer in Florida and to help raise awareness to this serious health issues, USF participates in the American Heart Association's annual Heart Walk.

 

This year's Walk will take place on Saturday, November 10th at Raymond James Stadium, so mark your calendar and bring out your family and friends (even your dog!), for a great walk through Al Lopez Park and the stadium to celebrate our efforts. Activities begin at 8:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m.

 

The Incredibulls Heart Walk Team's goal is $4,000 and to date the team has raised $550. Funds raised will help to promote healthy living and to support valuable, lifesaving research and education.

 

Aisha Lawrence, Environmental Health & Safety, is serving as our team captain for this year's campaign. Click here to join our team, or contact Aisha at amlawrence@usf.edu or by phone at (813) 974-0872 to get set up as a walker. We look forward to seeing you at the Walk!

 

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Join us in celebrating the Pink Warriors in our lives and help remind everyone of the importance of breast cancer screening. Nearly 1 in every 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. When detected early, the disease has a high recovery rate. That's why promoting awareness to women through early detection is essential in the fight against breast cancer.

 

Last year, we celebrated with Pink Fridays, which were a huge success. Look for details soon on how Administrative Services will be celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness this year!

 

IT'S A GIRL!

Ava

Hector Pagan, User Applications Specialist, Facilities Planning & Construction, and his wife, Brenda, are proud parents of a girl, Ava Marie Pagan. Ava was born Thursday, September 13th, at 11:49 a.m., weighing 5 lb. 13 oz.

 

Please join us in congratulating Hector and Brenda on the birth of their daughter.

 

 

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