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4/01/2013

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WELCOMING NEW FACES

Name

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Department

Claribel Gomez* Custodial Worker Physical Plant
Bernice Pugh* Custodial Worker Physical Plant

*Moved from temporary to a regular position.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Complete Streets Summit** Tuesday, April 2, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., MSC Lobby
Outstanding Staff Awards* Tuesday, April 2, 2 p.m., School of Music Concert Hall
National Student Employment Week April 8-12
Faculty & Staff Annual Fund Campaign Challenge Event* Monday, April 15, 10 - 11 a.m. Outside MSC (courtyard near SVC)
Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon Tuesday, April 23, 11:30 a.m., Marshall Student Center Ballroom
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Thursday, April 25

*ALL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES EMPLOYEES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

**PLEASE SEE YOUR SUPERVISOR IF YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND

 

PROMOTIONS

Jacques Suffrena was promoted from Custodial Worker to Sr. Custodial Worker, Physical Plant, effective March 15th. Jacques joined USF in October 2011.

 

Ronald Davis was promoted from Custodial Worker to Sr. Custodial Worker, Physical Plant, effective March 15th. Ronald has been with USF Physical Plant since September 2007.

 

Please join us in congratulating Jacques and Ronald on their promotions.

 

RETIREMENT

William Grayson, Postal Services Representative, USF Postal Service, retired April 1st, after 23 years of service. He joined Physical Plant in January 1990 as a Custodial Worker and was promoted to Sr. Custodial Worker in 1992. William joined the USF Postal Service in 1996 as a Clerk and in 1998 was promoted to Sr. Clerk (reclassified to Postal Service Representative in 2007).

 

OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Please join us in congratulating the following Outstanding Staff Award (OSA) recipients from Administrative Services:

 

Individual Awardees: Raymond Curbelo, Assistant Manager, Physical Plant Vehicle Repair; Marilyn Thomas, Sr. Custodial Worker, Physical Plant; and Chuck Welsh, Human Resources Coordinator, Human Resources.

 

Team Awardees: Scott Chelikowsky, Kayshaun Brown, and James Huggins, Irrigation Technicians, Physical Plant Grounds.

 

The OSA Awards will be held this Tuesday, April 2nd, at 2:00 p.m., in the School of Music Concert Hall. We invite you to attend and support your colleagues who will be recognized for their dedication to the USF Values and for contributing to the achievement of the University's strategic initiatives.

 

KICKBALL EVENT CANCELLATION

The Faculty & Staff Kickball Event, scheduled for this Saturday, April 6th, has been cancelled due to the low number of teams who registered to play. A special thanks goes out to those of you who had offered to volunteer at the event.

 

What sport would you like to play at a Faculty & Staff event? Answer our quick poll to help us plan for future events!

"COMPLETE STREETS SUMMIT" COMES TO USF TAMPA

streetWhat should a "complete street" in the University area look like? Individuals from around the community will have the opportunity to voice opinions and learn about proposed area improvements at the "Complete Streets Summit" being held in the Marshall Student Center Lobby on Tuesday, April 2nd, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Complete streets are designed to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. The goal of the summit is to get the input of the USF community on projects in the USF area and provide information on safe and alternative transportation modes in and around the University area.

 

Co-Sponsors of the summit include the MPO Livable Roadways Committee, USF Student Environmental Association, University Police, Environmental Health & Safety, CUTR, HART, Hillsborough County Public Works, and more. We look forward to you joining the conversation and stopping by the tables of the various sponsors for more information on their services.

 

YOU'RE INVITED!

All employees are invited to attend a fun-filled event to celebrate the results and recognize the participants in the 2012-2013 Faculty & Staff Campaign "Ride the Wave" Challenge. The celebration event will be held on Monday, April 15, at 10 a.m., on the south side of the Marshall Student Center (in the courtyard area near SVC).

 

surfJoin the festivities and cheer on the top performers in the challenge as they attempt to "Ride the Wave." At the conclusion of the event, those attending will also have the opportunity to "Ride the Wave." Come prepared with appropriate clothing to "hang ten." There will be an appearance by Rocky who always livens up an event. You won't want to miss the opportunity to get your photo taken with everyone's favorite bull. Food, music and other festivities will round out the morning's activities.

 

If you've already given to the 2012-2013 Faculty & Staff Campaign, thank you. If you haven't yet done so, please consider participating in this year's campaign. To make a gift online or download a paper form, visit this website. Please see your supervisor if you need assistance with printing a paper form. Contribution forms will also be available at the "Ride the Wave" celebration.

PUTTING AN EMPHASIS ON THE GREEN IN "GREEN AND GOLD"

 

greenThe Unversitas Indoneisa (UI) released the results of its GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities, placing USF at 46 out of 215 participating schools. USF ranks 23rd among Urban Universities and 12th among U.S. universities on the list.

 

This is the third year for the GreenMetric ranking and the first year that USF has participated. The Office of Sustainability, with the collaboration of Facilities Planning and Construction and Physical Plant, compiled the information submitted to UI.

 

USF was also designated the Climate Leadership Award winners for 2012 and 12th in the Sierra Club's "Cool School" ranking. To read more about this most recent ranking and USF's commitment to sustainability, visit this website.

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