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8/09/2013

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WELCOMING NEW FACES

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Mikael Lundblad Law Enforcement Officer University Police

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Hurricane Season June 1 - November 30
USF System Summer Commencement August 10
USF Botanical Gardens Bromeliad Bash August 10, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fall 2013 Week of Welcome August 21 - 31
Fall Semester Begins August 26

 

 

LENGTH OF SERVICE

Department Name Years
Environmental Health & Safety Amanda Gray 3
  David Isaac 1
Facilities Planning Jacqueline Gahagan 7
Human Resources Angela Badell 3
Physical Plant Richard Edmiston 19
  Gloria Murphy 15
  Sheila Burgess 14
  Douglas Williams 13
  Kenneth Ringeisen 8
  William Matthers 8
  Roy Banks 1
  Jimmy Davis 1
  Asael Nunez 1
  Brittany Castellano 1
University Police Richard Curry 4
  Richard DeLiguori 3
  Seth Thayres 2
  Randall Zitch 2

EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

Another satisfied customer recognizes the outstanding work and customer service provided by Administrative Services' employees. Charles Kitzmiller, Project Manager, Facilities Planning & Construction, recently led the renovation of lab space in the Science Center. The work was done while Professor Tim Dixon, Department of Geology, was off campus for the summer. Upon his return, Professor Dixon walked into a completely transformed lab. He wrote, "Charles, I recently got back from vacation and summer field work and saw my new lab for the first time. Wow!!! We had our first group meeting in the lab yesterday, and the first faculty meeting is scheduled for tomorrow. I'm really impressed with the layout and colors, thank you so much."

IT'S TWINS

AishaAisha Lawrence, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety, and her husband, Denis, are proud parents of twins, Imani and Isaiah, who were born on Sunday, July 21st, weighing 4 lb. 11 oz and 4 lb. 4 oz. Please join us in congratulating Aisha, Denis and big sister, Denisha, on the birth of their newest family members!

 

EMPLOYEE TUITION PROGRAM FALL 2013

The deadline for submitting ETP request forms for the Fall 2013 session is 5 p.m., Thursday, August 29th. Request forms are available here for download. Submit completed forms to Suzy Siegmann via email at ssiegmann@usf.edu, fax to 813.974.5227, or drop off at the Human Resources Office in SVC 2172.

SAVE THE DATE

You might have noticed recent activity at the area on campus called Castor Beach. We're pleased to say the beach is undergoing improvements to provide another fantastic space on campus for our students, faculty and staff to enjoy! To celebrate the new improved Castor Beach, which we will begin referring to as The Beach at Castor, we will be hosting an event on September 12th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You won't want to miss the fun! Mark your calendar and look for more details in future issues of the newsletter.

THINK SAFE – BE SAFE

The Danger Zone – The Office. Compared to an industrial work environment, an office can seem like a safe place to work. However, many serious accidents and injuries occur on a regular basis in offices everywhere. Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. They can occur whether you are in the production area or in the office. Office workers are injured by falls, fires and electric shock. They receive cuts and bruises from office tools and furniture. They develop long-term injuries from repetitive work such as keyboarding.

 

Use these safe work practices: watch for obstructions which can cause tripping accidents; store materials in designated areas, not in boxes on the floor; keep drawers and doors of cabinets closed; clean up spills right away; load file cabinets from the bottom up; use safe lifting techniques; store sharp implements separately; be alert to electrical hazards; don't overload electrical circuits; don't use makeshift scaffolds; keep hands and wrists straight and relaxed when using the computer. For more details, visit this website.

 

USF TRADITIONS

 

BullsHow the Bulls Were Born – How does the USF Desert Rats or the South Florida Roosters sound to you? Those were just a couple of the suggestions tossed around when the University was choosing a mascot in the Sixties. After a close and controversial run-off, the name Golden Brahmans was chosen over the Buccaneers in 1962. The Golden Brahmans, a reference to Florida's flourishing cattle industry, was shortened to the Bulls in the late Eighties for promotional purposes.

 

DID YOU KNOW

 

BotGarThe USF Botanical Gardens is part of the Department of Geography, Environment and Planning in the College of Arts and Sciences. It consists of about 16 acres of gardens and greenbelt on the USF Tampa campus and maintains a living collection of more than 3,000 plants, animals and natural habitats.

 

Attracting about 35,000 visitors annually, the gardens serve as an important outreach component of USF. Plant festivals and other events attract enthusiasts from around the state to shop for rare and unusual plants. The USF Botanical Gardens house ongoing research in medical botany, provide opportunities for service-learning to USF students and is a great way for student organizations to get involved on campus. Visit this website for upcoming events.

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