WELCOMING NEW FACES
*Moved from temporary to a regular position.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
|Tailgate Election Watch Party*
||November 6, 5 p.m. - 1 a.m., outside Marshall Student Center (south side of building)
||November 10, Raymond James Stadium, Activities begin at 8 a.m.; Walk begins at 9 a.m.
|Administrative Services/Business and Finance Holiday Event*
||December 11, 2 - 4 p.m., MSC Ballroom
*ALL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES EMPLOYEES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION LUNCHEON
Administrative Services and Business & Finance recognized 135 employees' length of service at a luncheon on Wednesday, October 24th. This annual luncheon celebrates service milestones beginning with 5 years. Please join us in congratulating all for achieving a service milestone and for their dedicated service and commitment to USF. For images from the luncheon, visit this website.
USF POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES $199,613 GRANT
We are proud to announce that the USF Police Department has received a $199,613 grant from the State Homeland Security Grant Program. This grant will be used to establish a P-25 compliant communications system through the acquisition of
and associated recording systems.
This improved equipment will provide the technological means for the department to become a functional partner on the State Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS). Through connectivity to the SLERS system, the department expects to increase its communications capacity through expanded interagency, interoperable communications and more coordinated communications with other local and state public safety entities.
Congratulations to the USF Police Department upon receipt of this latest grant. Since 2006,the department has applied for and received more than $1 million in grants.
A SEASON OF GIVING
The annual Administrative Services/Business & Finance Holiday Event will take place December 11, 2-4 p.m., in the MSC Ballroom. Please mark your calendar and join the festivities.
Every year, as we celebrate and thank our employees, we also adopt a charity to support. It is our way of giving back to the community. This year our charity is the Rough Riders Teddy Bear Roundup. The Rough Riders are very excited about partnering with us and they will have representatives at our party in full Rough Riders uniform. If you are not familiar with the Teddy Bear Roundup, the Rough Riders collect donations of new teddy bears which they distribute throughout the year to children in hospitals, shelters, etc. For the history of the Rough Riders organization, visit this website.
We encourage you to bring a new teddy bear with you to the holiday party. Look for information on convenient drop off locations prior to the part in our next newsletter.
BRING JOY TO YOUR COWORKERS' FAMILIES IN NEED
To help spread the magic of giving, Human Resources is proud to coordinate the fourth annual USF Community Giving Tree. We hope you will consider donating a gift to brighten a child's holiday or offering to be a drop-off location for gifts. Employees in need can discreetly submit their children's gift wishes. Fellow USF employees have the ability to anonymously sponsor one or more of the children from the Giving Tree with a gift. More details will be published soon.
CELEBRATING AND HONORING PINK WARRIORS
We want to thank everyone who took time to participate in our four "Pink Friday" events: "Wearing Pink, Serving up Pink, Planting Pink, and Challenging Pink." Our last event held Friday, October 26th, was the "Challenging Pink" Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Both the afternoon and evening events were well attended as employees voted for their favorite pumpkin. The afternoon session also featured surprise judges - Bob Sullins, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Sandy Cooper, Interim Dean, University College, and Renee Svec, Director of Communications, Student Affairs.
The entries were amazing; each team really let their creativity flow! The afternoon event featured 11 entries. The University Police Dispatch Team was the Judges' Choice winner; the Facilities Planning & Construction Team was the People's Choice winner. The evening event featured 3 entries, with the Custodial Team led by Rosalyn Franklin voted People's Choice. Each of the winning teams will be treated to a pizza party.
For more images from "Challenging Pink," visit this photo gallery. To view images from other Pink Friday events, visit these photo galleries: "Serving up Pink" and "Planting Pink."
FALL IS IN THE AIR AND MARIGOLDS ARE IN FULL BLOOM
To add some additional color around campus, the Physical Plants Grounds Team has planted marigolds in a number of high profile areas. The flowers are now in full bloom and definitely brighten up the landscape. We appreciate all the hard work that goes into maintaining a campus of this size. Thank you, Grounds Team!