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4/29/2013

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WELCOMING NEW FACES

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Donald Crosby Professional Engineer Facilities Planning & Construction

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

USF Tampa Commencements May 3-4
Deadline for Submitting Employee Tuition Program Request Forms May 16, 5 p.m.
Memorial Day Holiday May 27

 

PROMOTIONS

Tonia Suber-Battle has been promoted to the position of Assistant Director, Employee Relations, Division of Human Resources. She will oversee the University's Staff and Administration Employee Relations function. Tonia joined USF in November 2011 as a Human Resources Manager, overseeing Service Center A. During that time, she has demonstrated outstanding customer service skills as well as a strong human resources / employee relations background.

 

Maura DeJesus has been promoted to the position of Human Resource Coordinator, Division of Human Resources. She has worked at the university as a student assistant through her graduation from USF at which time she was hired as Training Support Specialist. In her new role, Maura will be a value adding member of Service Center B supporting a variety of human resource functions.

 

Please join us in congratulating both Tonia and Maura on their new positions.

 

LUNCH & JAZZ HIT A HIGH NOTE

 

JazzAmid the sounds of fabulous jazz played by USF student musicians, University faculty, staff and students engaged in conversation or just listened to the music, ate lunch, enjoyed the view and experienced a wonderful lunchtime at the West Pond Pavilion. The weather cooperated with a nice breeze keeping the air from becoming too hot. Smells of barbeque from Mom & Pop's BBQ was in the air adding to the festival vibe of the event. To view photos from the event, visit this website.

 

 

AMAZING TURNOUT FOR "TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY"

USF celebrated its 5th annual "Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" on Thursday, April 25, 2013. A record number of children – 230 – participated in the event this year.

The children, ages 8 – 18, were able to explore career options, interact and engage with professionals in various positions, and learn how they can pursue their career possibilities. After an opening orientation, the children took off to their selected sessions.

 

The breakout sessions this year included familiar favorites and a number of new options that are sure to become favorites. Offerings included Admissions, Archaeology, Aramark Catering, Architecture, Athletics, Botanical Gardens, Campus Recreation, Creative Learning, Disabilities Services, Environmental Health & Safety, Federal Credit Union, Global Sustainability, Graphic Studio, Information Technology, Library, Mass Communications, Nanotechnology Research, Nursing, Sun Dome and University Police.

 

To view images from the event, visit this website.

 

"RIDE THE WAVE" CHALLENGE EVENT REVEALS HIDDEN SURFING SKILLS

 

RockyIt was great seeing so many Administrative Services colleagues at the USF Faculty & Staff Campaign's "Ride the Wave" Challenge event that took place Monday, April 15th. It was the largest challenge to date with 23 University areas participating. Fifteen areas met their challenge goal earning their top administrator an opportunity to either "Ride the Wave" or to pass the opportunity to someone else. There were some seriously gnarly surfing skills on display.

 

More than 100 USF faculty and staff attended the event, with many taking the opportunity after the event to "Ride the Wave" or to get their photo taken with everyone's favorite bull – Rocky. To view photos taken at the event, visit this website.

 

Although Administrative Services didn't make its challenge goal, we are proud of our area's contribution to this year's USF Faculty & Staff Campaign. We have a very ambitious goal each year and we'd like to thank each and every employee who was able to contribute this year.

 

As a result of the challenge, the overall year-to-date participation rate increased to 38%. The campaign ends June 30 and with continued support from USF's "unstoppable" faculty and staff, the university hopes to reach an all-time high 42% participation rate system-wide. To give, visit this website.

 

DEADLINE REMINDER FOR ETP REQUEST FORMS

The Division of Human Resources is currently accepting Employee Tuition Program (ETP) request forms for the summer 2013 semester. If you are considering utilizing the program, ETP request forms must be submitted to no later than Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 5 p.m. Request forms are available here for download.

 

Submit completed forms through the following methods: E-mail Suzy Siegmann at ssiegmann@usf.edu, fax to (813) 974-5227, or drop off at the Human Resources Office in SVC 2172.

 

To find more detailed information about employee eligibility, course eligibility, student fees, or frequently asked questions, please visit the Employee Tuition Program website.

 

USF DESIGNATED A GREEN COLLEGE

GreenUSF has been designated as one of 322 most environmentally responsible "green colleges." The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, just released its fourth annual edition of its free guidebook: The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges. The 2013 Edition profiles 320 schools in the U.S. and two in Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

 

USF's 2013 UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF!

USF's 2013 United Way Campaign kicked off Friday, April 26th. For more than 80 years, United Way has helped millions of deserving people and has been the charitable partner for hundreds of Bay Area agencies, businesses and civic organizations. United Way has invested millions of dollars that directly and indirectly touch so many men, women and children in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota and DeSoto counties.

 

In past years, the USF United Way Campaign has been an overwhelming success. Last year our faculty and staff contributions totaled over $42,000. This year we are looking to continue making progress and hope to set a new record. We realize that we ask you to give to many worthy causes during difficult times; however, we encourage you to give as much as you are able to in order to help the hundreds of thousands of people who depend on the efforts of the United Way.

 

The Division of Human Resources (HR) recently sent every employee an email with information regarding "how to give." If you didn't receive the email or have any questions, contact the HR Office at 813-974-2970.

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