March 26, 2008



President Genshaft Addresses Florida's Financial Crisis
On March 20, USF President Judy Genshaft addressed Florida's financial crisis and its impact on the university. To read a complete transcript, click here.

Sign Up for MoBull Plus Emergency Alerts
USF wants you to sign up for the free MoBull Plus instant communication system. To sign up, click here.

Deadline to Collect Money from Your FSA is April 15
If you contributed to a flexible spending account for medical or child care expenses in 2007, you have until April 15, 2008 to submit your reimbursement request.
 For more information, click here.

University Relations Now University Communications & Marketing
The Office of University Relations is now the Division of University Communications & Marketing. The new division is under the leadership of Michael Hoad, who was recently named to the new position of Vice President of Communications & Marketing.

USF Web Site Survey
Web visitors can now provide feedback about the USF Web site via an online survey. The survey, which consists of five questions, is randomly generated. Data collected will be used to fine-tune the overall experience. For more information, contact University Webmaster Angel Arcelay.

Faculty & Staff Asked to Document Student Involvement
The Center for Student Involvement in the Office of Student Affairs has started a new program designed to provide students with official documentation of their activities and service. This documentation is important to students when they apply to graduate school or for a professional job. Faculty and staff are asked to submit information to each student's co-curricular transcript through the Blackboard interface, which is found under the "Services & Resources" tab. For more information, click here.

What's New in HR
For updates on retirement plans, benefits, events and more from the Division of Human Resources, click here.



School of Theatre & Dance Presents Metamorphoses
TheatreUSF presents the award-winning play Metamorphoses April 3-5 and 9-12 at 8 p.m. and April 6 and 13 at 3 p.m. in Theatre 2 on the USF Tampa campus. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $6 for students and seniors, and can be purchased through the College of Visual & Performing Arts Box Office by calling 813-974-2323 or online at

Faculty & Staff Softball Event & Taste of Bulls Country April 5
The 25th Annual Faculty & Staff Softball Event & Taste of Bulls Country will be held Saturday, April 5 at the USF intramural softball fields. Games begin at 9 a.m., with free food and beverages from more than 40 Bulls Country vendors from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and children's activities all day. Softball teams must be registered by today, Wednesday, March 26. For more information, click here.

USF Promotes Week of Green Living April 7
Beginning April 7, USF will host Sustain-A-Bull, a week-long series of events dedicated to promoting a greener lifestyle in the Tampa Bay area. For more information, click here.

Employee Assistance Program Seminar April 8
The Employee Assistance Program's next seminar, "The Birds, the Bees and a Beaker," will be held Tuesday, April 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in SVC2130. This seminar will provide information about advances in reproductive technology for those who are experiencing difficulty conceiving. For more information, click here.

Save the Date: USF Night With the Tampa Bay Rays August 2
USF Night with the Tampa Bay Rays will be held Saturday, August 2 at 6:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field, with the Rays taking on the Detroit Tigers. USF Men's Basketball Coach Stan Heath will throw out the opening pitch, and LL Cool J will perform in a post-game concert, which is included in the game ticket price. For more information, click here. To purchase your tickets, click here.



Nogami Receives Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Grant
Yoko Nogami, alumna and adjunct instructor, School of Art and Art History, received the Pinellas County Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Grant for 2008.