May 28, 2008



USF Approves Budget Cut Plan
The USF Board of Trustees has approved budget reduction plans to handle a 10.6 percent shortfall in state education funding for the university. The plans include cutting $35.6 million from budgets across the USF system, but retain all tenure-earning faculty and preserve all degree offerings and majors. For complete coverage, including links to the president's report, the provost's budget proposal, and HR information, click here.

Special Enrollment for Long-Term Disability Ends Friday
Eligible USF employees may enroll in LTD insurance through May 30 with guaranteed acceptance and no medical exam. For more information, click here.

Employee Discounts
Use your USF ID card to get great discounts on vacation fun, including theme parks, car rentals, hotels, restaurants, golf and more. For more information, click here.

New Post Office Mailing Documents
The USF Post Office has updated its Web site and mail service documents to reflect the new U.S. Postal Service mail classes. Please visit the Web site and print out the revised 2008 mail service documents. For more information, visit the USF Post Office Web site 
or email Carrie Towner, postal services supervisor.

USF Preschool for Creative Learning Offers Summer Program
This summer, the USF Preschool for Creative Learning is piloting a part-time program serving children ages 4 to 5. The program runs Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to noon, and includes reading, science, art and water play. The cost is $50 per week. For more information, contact Magda Santos, preschool director, at 974-5727.

Summer USF E-Bulletin Schedule
The USF E-Bulletin will switch to its summer schedule beginning Wednesday, June 11. The bulletin will publish the second Wednesday of the month in June, July and August, and will return to its regular schedule in September.
What's New in HR?
For updates on benefits, events and more from the Division of Human Resources, click here.



Messing Awarded Two Fellowships
Jacqueline Messing, Ph.D., assistant professor in anthropology, has been awarded two prestigious fellowships to work on a book project for the 2008-09 academic year. Her manuscript is titled Being "Indian" in a Modern World: Identity, Language, Ideology, & Social Change in Colonial & Contemporary Tlaxcala, Mexico.