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Michele Robson Police Communications Specialist University Police




Fall Family Weekend September 27 - 29
Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 1 - 31
Pink Friday Events - Wearing Pink October 4
2013 Faculty & Staff Tailgate Event October 5, Raymond James Stadium
Fire Prevention Week 2013 October 6 - 12
EH&S Fire Prevention Training October 9, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., south side MSC
State Benefits Open Enrollment October 21 - November 8
Homecoming Week October 21 - 27
Employee Benefits Fair October 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Marshall Student Center
American Heart Association Heart Walk November 2, Raymond James Stadium



Department Name Years
Facilities Planning James Neighbours 20
  Suchitramba Daniels 3
  Elizabeth Clifford 2
  Stephen Lafferty 2
  Charles Kitzmiller 2
Human Resources Maura DeJesus 2
Physical Plant  Charles Wilson 38
  James Huggins 34
  Kathy Simmons 30
  Anthony Williams 29
  David Whetsell 25
  Valerie Chapman 24
  Derrick Coleman 21
  Wilfred Viens 21
  Louis Frazier 18
  Edgar Robinson 15
  Dulce Valdes 10
  Marco Arce 8
  Liuyan Yan 7
  Linda Ortiz 5
  Jean Antoine 5
  David Tran 3
  Tequila Shorter 1


Recognition from the University community continues to come in for ourstanding service provided by Administrative Services employees.

Sheila Burgess, Manager, Physical Plant and her custodial team were recently recognized by JoAnn Urofsky, General Manager, WUSF, for the special attention given to their building before their recent big anniversary event. She stated, "Sheila, I wanted to thank you for the attention your staff gave our building before our big anniversary event on Friday. It was scrubbed and spotless and I know it made a great impression on our guests. I know you're on a budget and I appreciate that you did something extra for us at WUSF." The members of Sheila's team who made WUSF shine are Douglas Battle, Eddie Echevarria, John Wilson III, Maria Pino, Mercedes Castaneda, Edward Jackson, Eric Ingram, Aaron Hayden, and Charles Watts.

Sheila Burgess and another one of her custodial teams have also been recognized for their outstanding work. Sandra Leck, RN, CPN, Regional Clinic Nursing Supervisor, Children's Medical Services writes, "Sheila, the floors look fabulous in the clinic areas. Please send KUDOS to the team for their hard work. They are shiny and look professional. Thank you!" Members of Sheila's team who take great pride in maintaining the clinic areas are Ronald Davis, Reginald Troupe, Manuel Panzo, Ermilot Blanc and Travis Robinson.


In her 2013 Fall Address on September 18th, USF President Judy Genshaft announced pay increases will be received by USF employees in the Faculty, Staff, Administration and Graduate Assistant pay plans effective October 1, 2013 and will be first received in the paycheck dated October 18, 2013. Visit this website for details and information on eligibility guidelines.

President Genshaft also announced the Winter Break schedule. The University will be officially closed this year from Monday, December 23, 2013, through Wednesday, January 1, 2014, except for the USF Health clinics and essential personnel, including safety lab operations. To view the Holiday Schedule, visit this website.


PinkIn support of Breast Cancer Awareness, Administrative Services will celebrate with a variety of "Pink Friday" events during the month of October:

Friday, October 4th—Wearing Pink
Friday, October 11th—Planting Pink
Friday, October 18th - Serving Pink
Friday, October 25th—Giving Pink

Please join us in celebrating the Pink Warriors in our lives and help remind everyone of the importance of breast cancer screenings. 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. We all have someone dear to us - a mother, aunt, sister, daughter, cousin, or friend – that has courageously faced or will face the challenges of breast cancer. Promoting awareness to women through early detection is essential in the fight against breast cancer.

Details for each Friday event will be sent out in advance via email. Information about the Friday, October 4th, event will be sent out via email early next week.



TailgateDon't miss out on a day of fun at the 2013 Faculty & Staff Tailgate event taking place Saturday, October 5th, before the USF v. Cincinnati football game!


For details on how to purchase tickets, visit the Faculty & Staff Tailgate website. Join the event on Facebook to be registered for a chance to win a Tailgate Prize Pack!


FireFire Safety Training October 9th! Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind the campus community to "Prevent Kitchen Fires." This is the theme for the 2013 National Fire Prevention Week fire safety campaign, which runs from October 6 to 11. EH&S will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires--most of which result from unattended cooking—and teaching the USF community on how to prevent kitchen fires from starting in the first place.

Join EH&S and the Office of the State Fire Marshal as they conduct fire extinguisher training and provide campus and dorm fire safety tips Wednesday, October 9th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the south side of the Marshall Center. Participation in this campaign is an important awareness step that may save your life and that of someone you love.

For more information on how to "Prevent Kitchen Fires," click here to view a Fire Safety Tip Sheet.