June 11, 2008



USF Names Interim Dean for College of Arts & Sciences
USF has appointed Eric Eisenberg, PhD, as interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, while the university begins a national search for a new dean for that college. The interim appointment comes after Dean John Skvoretz, PhD, announced his resignation effective Aug. 7, 2008. For more information, click here.

USF Lakeland Now USF Polytechnic
Gov. Charlie Crist today signed legislation making USF Lakeland the University of South Florida Polytechnic. For more information, click here.

University Communications & Marketing Launches New Web Site
The Office of University Communications & Marketing has launched its new Web site. The site includes Web templates, downloadable photos, links to official university publications, and many other important resources. The site also features an enhanced news site, featuring the latest stories from around USF. To visit the UCM Web site, click here.

USF Health International Inaugural in Panama
On June 2, the USF Health International Foundation officially opened its doors in the country of Panama. Their mission: to increase collaboration in education, research and patient care between USF faculty and students and Panama, as well as other health professionals and organizations throughout the region. To read the full story, click here. To view photos of USF students, faculty and administrators in Panama, click here.

New Marshall Student Center Scheduled to Open Aug. 20
The new Marshall Student Center is scheduled to open Aug. 20. The new facility will include a student life tower, a 1,100-seat ballroom, a 700-seat theater, a 75-seat multi-tiered chamber, and more than 20 additional meeting rooms. The facility will also include a variety of food venues, such as Moe's Southwest Grill, Chick-fil-A, Sbarros, Einstein's Bros., Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, the Top of the Palms Restaurant, Beef O' Brady's Sports Grille and more. For more information, click here.

Special Enrollment for Long-Term Disability Extended Through June 20
Special enrollment for long-term disability insurance has been extended through June 20, with guaranteed acceptance and no medical exam. For more information, click here.

Benefits Tip: Prescription Discounts
Did you know you can get discounts on prescriptions at local pharmacies, including free antibiotics? To learn more, Check out this month's Tip from the Benefits Expert.

Softball and Outstanding Staff Awards Photos Now Online
Relive the fun of the Faculty & Staff Softball Event & Taste of Bulls Country, and enjoy seeing your colleagues recognized at the Outstanding Staff Awards by visiting the HR Photo Gallery.

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



Save the Date: USF Night With the Rays Aug. 2
USF Night with the Tampa Bay Rays will be held Saturday, Aug. 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.



Terenzi Receives Golden Partnership Award
Egilda Terenzi, MD, director of clinical and medical services for USF, received the Golden Partnerships Award from the Bureau of Epidemiology of the Florida Department of Health. The award is given annually in recognition for significant contributions in surveillance and epidemiology.

Weisberg Awarded 2007 NOPP Excellence in Partnering Award
Robert Weisberg, PhD, distinguished professor of physical oceanography in the College of Marine Science, received the 2007 National Oceanographic Partnership Program Excellence in Partnering Award.

Patterson Awarded Two Research Fellowships
Cynthia Patterson, PhD, assistant professor of English at USF Lakeland, has been awarded two residential research fellowships to support research on her manuscript titled "Art for the Middle Classes." Patterson was awarded the the American Antiquarian Society's Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship in Visual Culture, and the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate Fellowship.

Quiet Quality Awards
The Staff Senate is pleased to announce the recipients of the Quiet Quality Awards. For more information, click here.

Milestone Anniversaries
We're 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.