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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
Check out what's happening on campus this week
Highlighted events this week

The College of Arts will have the "CIENEMA" exhibition on display in the William and Nancy Oliver Gallery March 9th-13th from 11-3 p.m. Meet the artist, Daniel Moore at the reception on Friday, March 13th at 7 p.m.

On March 12th in the College of Arts FAH 290, Join Dr. John Roberts from 7 to 9 p.m to hear his lecture titled, "Ornament and Exoticism in Venetian Renaissance Painting" in which he will focus on works by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese .

The College of Art’s School of Music will host "USF Jazz Combos". The show will feature a small group of talented jazz students performing on March 11th 8-10 p.m. in FAH 101 Music Recital Hall.

USF Career Center Presents: Careers a la Cart Featuring The Tampa Bay Lightning
When/Where: Tuesday March 10th Outside the Marshall Student Center in front of Beef O'Bradys from 11am - 1pm Who: The Career Center and The Tampa Bay Lightning Career Center staff are on the road again! Look for the Career Center golf cart in your academic neighborhood! We'll be answering your questions and telling you all about Career Center services. This week The Tampa Bay Lightning is our employer ride along and they are looking to speak with qualified USF students about internship opportunities. Check the website to learn about other upcoming dates, locations and participating employers. **Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather **
JAM Event
March 12 @ Fresh Food Company from 12-2 PM
Play a game, win a prize, get free stuff, meet the JAM monkey!
Dance Marathon Discount Days!
2 days only - register for only $20!
Register Monday, March 9 or Tuesday, March 10 and save! All money goes directly to benefit the kids and families of All Children's Hospital! Register online: www.ctr.usf.edu/dancemarathon  or @ the MSC Atrium table. Dance Marathon is March 27 in the MSC Ballroom - a night of food, live bands, TONS of prizes - all for the kids!
P.R.I.D.E. Alliance Drag Show!
Don't be a drag, come to our show!
PRIDE Drag ShowThe PRIDE Alliance will be hosting its annual drag show featuring USF students and famous performers from the community. It will take place on Wednesday, March 11 in the MSC Ballroom A. The amateur performances will begin at 6:30 PM, professional performances at 8:00. Drinks and food will be provided and entrance is FREE, though tips for the performers are suggested. Club attire encouraged. Come enjoy a high-quality show without leaving campus! Contact Kristen Shalosky (kshalosk@mail.usf.edu ) with any questions.
Microsoft Office 2007 Tricks and Tips
Use Office 2007 to the max
The USF Computer Store and Microsoft are holding an Office 2007 Tips and Tricks event in Marshall Center room 3711 from 1:30-3:00 on Tuesday, March 10th. Come join us at this free event that is open to all college students for great tips on Office 2007, free Zune Music and other giveaways. There will be free food and soft drinks as well as Microsoft Representatives ready and able to help you with any questions you may have. Come find out how to make your life easier with Office 2007!
Totally SeduKtive is here!
The best dance show to hit USF
USF Student Organization Total Kaos Elite Dance Troupe is holding their annual Totally seduKtive show DOLLHOUSE EDITION: No Strings Attatched on Friday, March 13 in the MC ballroom @ 7 PM. Get there early to ensure a good seat. The show features FAMU's Boyz of Poison, FAMU's Torque, Miami's Final Destination, and USF's own Faces Modeling Troupe, Relentless Dance Troupe..and of course TOTAL KAOS! Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. You DONT want to miss this. To contact: Email cdichris@mail.usf.edu  Call or Text (954) 257-2132
LEAD Week
Do you tell the truth?
What is a leader? USF’s 2nd annual LEAD Week wants to show you March 9th-12th! Come and see how leadership can enrich your life.

MONDAY - March 9th 2009
LEAD Week Kickoff
MLK Plaza from 11am-2pm

TUESDAY - March 10th 2009
Leadership Showcase
MSC 1306 from 11am - 2pm

WEDNESDAY - March 11th 2009
Ambassador Alumni Event
MSC 2708 from 1pm - 3pm

"Americans Who Tell The Truth"
MSC Oval Theatre, starts at 7pm

THURSDAY - March 12th 2009
Celebration of Leadership
MSC 1306 from 12pm - 2pm

For more information, please visit leadandserve.usf.edu

Attention Students! Vote Tuesday & Wednesday in the Run-off Elections!
The remaining tickets are Christopher Leddy /Kayla Richmond and Juan Soltero/Bruno Portigliatti
Don’t forget to vote Tuesday & Wednesday in the Run-off Elections! Run-offs occur when there is not a majority vote between Presidential tickets. Run-offs are essentially another election between the two Student Body Presidential candidate tickets that received the highest votes during the general election. The two Presidential candidates and their Vice-President for the 2009 Student Body Elections are: Juan Soltero and Bruno Portigliatti vs. Christopher Leddy and Kayla Richmond. “Stampede the Polls” this Tuesday, March 10th, and Wednesday, March 11th.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Information Night
Our Sisterhood Makes You Stronger!
The Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Information Night will be held in the Marshall Center Ballroom C from 8:00pm until 9:30pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. The purpose of the Information Night is to provide potential and interested new members with information about Fall 2009 Recruitment as well as information about all eight sororities on campus. Come out and meet the lovely ladies of Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Sigma Delta Tau, and Zeta Tau Alpha!
International Business Board: Guest Speaker Series
Guest Speaker Robert Bolline-President of Nautical Structures. Monday, March 9th, 5-5:50pm, BSN 225. All are welcome.
Please join the IBB for our weekly guest speaker meeting this Monday, March 9th, from 5-5:50 in BSN 225 (new business wing). Our guest speaker this week will be Robert Bolline-President of Nautical Structures. He will be discussing "Global Effects on Our Business Today". All are welcome! Free food and refreshments are available. For more information check out www.ctr.usf.edu/ibb or visit our new Facebook group (just search International Business Board).
USF Dance Marathon
Official Sign-up days, March 9th & 10th
Music, Food & Fun... USF Dance Marathon's Official Sign-up day will be on March 9th & 10th- Registration will ONLY be $20.00 online or in the MSC Atrium. Come support the kids from All Children's Hospital for 13.1 hours. For more information visit: http://www.ctr.usf.edu/dancemarathon  One Day we will dance for joy but until then we'll dance for life!
USF Life Savers
Showcase of Graduate Degree Programs for Pre-Health/Pre-Med Students
The career options in the health care field are virtually endless. So what happens once you graduate? How do you decide which direction is right for you? If your future is still unclear, come join us for our Graduate Health Program Showcase. To help you explore your options, we’ve asked various speakers from within the health-care community to come answer your questions, including those from: >>LECOM D.O. Program >>USF Public Health >>USF Graduate School with the College of Medicine >>UF's Dentistry >>Physician's Assistant Program And Many More! So, join us on March 25th 5-7 pm in the Marshall Center room 2708 for this informative event and FREE FOOD. This showcase is sponsored by Pre-Med AMWA, Pre Physician’s Assistant Society, and MPSS/MAPS.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Counseling Center
Frequently Asked Questions
The decision to begin counseling is an important one. Clients have reported both a greater level of comfort and more favorable results when they understand what to expect from the counseling process. What services are offered by the Counseling Center? The Center offers: Individual, Couples, & Group Counseling; Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment, Personal Development Workshops, Assessment of Addictions Concerns, and Veterans Services (Benefits Administration). Who is eligible for services and is there a fee? All currently registered students who have paid the Tampa campus student health fee, and non-students who were enrolled during a prior semester and who have paid the student health fee during the present semester are eligible for Counseling Center services. There is no additional fee for Counseling Center services. Are services confidential? Student records maintained within the Counseling Center are deemed to be confidential and are not public information. Issues of confidentiality, privacy and security regarding psychological records are enforced by state and national rules, laws and standards that regulate psychology. What can I expect at the first session? The first counseling session is called an Intake and is designed to obtain relevant background information and family history, and to identify the specific concerns that led you to seek counseling. At the conclusion of the Intake, the counselor will discuss appropriate Counseling Center services and any other recommendations for assisting you in resolving your concerns. How many counseling sessions may I attend? Counseling services are designed using a brief therapy model, involving 1-10 sessions of individual or couples counseling. Group counseling sessions are not time-limited. Students may attend group sessions for one or more semesters. How do I make an appointment for counseling? Students may initiate services by visiting the center. An appointment for services may be made upon completion of background information forms. Where is the Center located and what are the hours I can be seen? Counseling Center services are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Counseling Center is open year-round, except for university holidays. The Center is located on the second floor of the Student Services building (SVC 2124). For more information, call 974-2831, or visit our website at: http://usfweb.usf.edu/counsel  
GET INVOLVED
Get your pictures on the MSC Screens
Here is your chance to be seen on the MSC LCD screens

Get your pictures on the Marshall Student Center screens. Spring break is near and here is your chance to share the USF Bull Spirit around the world and be a part of USF:Global Reach. If you are traveling, take a picture wearing a USF T-shirt or with any other item that clearly shows the USF connection. Then, submit the photos through the online form at www.msc.usf.edu/global/.

All pictures gathered will be displayed on the Marshall Student Center’s LCD screens and on the center’s Facebook page. Relax and have a safe spring break and remember to submit any photos that show the USF Bull Spirit.

Apply today for Leadership & Civic Engagement 2009-2010 positions!
Create & lead programs for the Center
Apply today for leadership positions with the Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement! Create & plan programs like Community Plunge, Dance Marathon & Stampede of Service! Learn more and apply online at: http://volunteer.usf.edu/leadership.html  Call the Center with any questions 974-7795 or check out www.LeadandServe.usf.edu .
Interested in making a difference?
Participants will be reimbursed for their time and participation.

Microbicide StudyAre you interested in being part of a research study?
Microbicide Trials Network 004: This study will look at the safety and acceptability of a vaginal microbicide designed to prevent HIV and STIs transmission.

You May Be Eligible If:

  • You are a sexually active woman 18-24 years of age.
  • You are not pregnant and you agree to use effective birth control (excluding the vaginal ring) throughout the study.
  • Your partner is willing to use condoms.
  • You are willing to complete all evaluations, surveys, and laboratory tests
  • You are HIV negative.

You May Not Be Eligible If:

  • You are pregnant.
  • You are unwilling/ unable to use effective birth control during the study.

About The Study: This study requires approximately five to six visits over a two month period. You will be reimbursed for your time and participation.

What Is A Microbicide? For more information about microbicides visit the Global Campaign for Microbicides website at http://www.global-campaign.org/about_microbicides.htm or ask the Student Health Services staff for a microbicide information flyer.

Want To Know More About Joining The Study? Contact Either: Silvia Callejas at (813) 417-5095 or (813) 259-8799 or scalleja@health.usf.edu or Priscilla Julian at (813) 957-3158 or (813) 259-8613 or pjulian@health.usf.edu or Ellen Lynn at (813) 957-3159 or (813) 259-8806 or elynn@health.usf.edu

STUDENT COMMUNITIES
Student Scholarships Available Through Housing & Residential Education
Do you currently live on campus? Do you intend to live on campus next year?
The Department of Housing & Residential Education will award five $600 scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year. Please visit www.housing.usf.edu/scholarship.html  to view eligibility requirements and to download the application. Completed applications must be submitted to Argos 235 by 5pm March 27, 2009. Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Kaplon at 813.974.7435 or kaplon@housing.usf.edu  for more information.
Having a Safe Spring Break
NOTE FOR ALL STUDENTS: The State Department has issued an advisory for all students travelling to Mexico for Spring Break, please take note and BE SAFE. As Spring Break approaches the Division of Student Affairs, Dean for Students, University Police, Departments of International Affairs and Student Health Promotion, and Student Government, would like to arm you with the necessary tips to ensure your safety as you enjoy a fun and exciting break. USF recognizes that students need a break between courses, studying, and papers to ensure success. All students should understand that whether you are staying in town, travelling out of state or abroad, your safety is your and our number one priority. Download the USF Spring Break Tips Brochure.
Ireland to Italy at Beef 'O' Brady's
Limited time deals and sweepstakes to Ireland!
Beefs is now featuring a line-up of mouthwatering delights at prices that won't bust your budget! - Starting at $4.99. Win a trip for 2 to Ireland (or other great first prizes!). Pick up your scratch off ticket at your USF Beef 'O' Brady's!
ACADEMIC NOTICES
Controversy has extended its deadline
This is your chance for undergraduate publication
Controversy, USF's new social issues journal, has extended its deadline to March 22nd. Please email questions regarding publication standards to Kristen at Kcorpion1@yahoo.com . Controversy is housed in the Honors College but is open to all undergraduate students.
Click here to submit content for the next issue.