April 9, 2008



University Special Events & Ceremonies Has a New Web Site
The Office of University Special Events and Ceremonies has a new Web site. The site will provide resources and information about various event venues on campus, including the Lifsey House. You can also view previous event photos and get information about Commencement ceremonies. For more information, click here.

Sick Pool Open Enrollment in April
Annual open enrollment for the USF Sick Leave Pool is April 1 - 30. For more information, click here.

Special Open Enrollment Opportunity for Long-Term Disability Insurance
Eligible USF employees may enroll in long-term disability insurance from April 1 - May 30 with guaranteed acceptance and no underwriting or medical exams. This is a special limited time offer by the Gabor Agency and UNUM Life Insurance. For more information, click here.

April 15 is the Deadline to Collect Your FSA Money
If you contributed to a Flexible Spending Account during 2007, you have until April 15, 2008 to submit your reimbursement request. For more information, click here.

What's New in HR?
For updates about 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 9 - 12 at 8 p.m. and April 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

Employee Assistance Program Seminar April 22
The Employee Assistance Program's next seminar, "Marry Yourself First," will be held Tuesday, April 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in SVC2126. This seminar will provide information about the inner secrets and strategies to creating healthy, happy and lasting relationships. Learn how to eliminate energy drains and self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors while creating boundaries and a balanced life. For more information, click here.

Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon April 23
The Division of Student Affairs and USF Dining Services will host an Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon Wednesday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the Marshall Center Ballroom. Tickets are $15 per person. To view the menu and purchase your ticket, click here.

Faculty & Staff Softball Event Rescheduled for May 17
Due to inclement weather, the 25th Annual Faculty & Staff Softball Event & Taste of Bulls Country has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 17 at the USF intramural softball fields. 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.



Timpson Receives Fulbright
Dr. Michael Timpson, assistant professor of music composition, has received a Fulbright Research Grant to Taiwan. The purpose of his Fulbright residency in Taiwan will be to conduct research for his book titled, Writing for Chinese Instruments: Orchestrational and Philosophical Approaches for Western Composers.

Foley Receives Fulbright
Michael Foley, professor of dance, was recently awarded a Fulbright Research Grant. Foley's Fulbright will take him to Mexico in January 2009, where he will be teaching at the Escuela Profesional de la Danza de Mazatlan, working with the internationally acclaimed Delfos Danza contemporary dance company on a major new project.

Glamsch Receives Fulbright
Kerry Glamsch, instructor of theatre, will be a Fulbright Scholar for nine months at the University of Craiova in Romania beginning October 1. Glamsch will teach a course titled Great Performances on Film, as well as acting classes in the university's new theatre program.

Quiet Quality Award Recipients
The Staff Senate is pleased to announce the recipients of the Quiet Quality Awards. To view this month's award winners, or to nominate someone, click here.

Milestone Anniversaries
We are delighted to recognize the length of service of our employees and their ongoing commitment to USF. To help us congratulate the following "Faces of USF" who are celebrating anniversaries this month, click here.