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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
Can I Email/Text/Call/Take You Out Sometime? Healthy Dating in the 21st Century
Tuesday, 2/9, in SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room), 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Lisa Ferdinand, Ph.D., will present Can I Email/Text/Call/Take You Out Sometime? Healthy Dating in the 21st Century Tuesday, 2/9, in SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room), 3:00-4:00 p.m. This workshop is free for USF students.
We're Still Alive!
USF Alumni Artwork at the Centre Gallery
We're Still AliveUniversity of South Florida Alumni will display their work in the "We’re Still Alive!" exhibition at the Centre Gallery from February 8 through 19. Nine artists will show post-graduation pieces to illustrate the university’s ability to develop, nurture and provide their students with skills that are sustainable after college. Artists include former USF professor Victoria Hirt, as well as a range of talent from across the United States. The work represents varying media, including painting, mixed media, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video. Los Angeles-based musician, Clint Fowler, will perform an original classical guitar piece during the opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2010. The Centre Gallery is located in the Marshall Student Center in room 2700. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. It is free and open to the public.
Robert Helps Festival
In commemoration of the distinguished legacy of the eminent pianist and composer Robert Helps, the University of South Florida is pleased to announce the fifth annual international composition competition and festival.
  • USF Student Composers
  • 2010 Helps Prize Composition
  • American Voices for Soprano and Cello
  • USF Symphony Orchestra
  • The Music of Louis Andriessen
Identifying Obstacles To Intimacy in Relationships
Thursday, 2/11, in SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room), 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Leonard Kirklen, Ph.D., will present Identifying Obstacles To Intimacy in Relationships Thursday, 2/11, in SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room), 2:00-3:30 p.m. This workshop is free for USF students.
Senior "Citizen" Prom 2010
Sign up online at leadandserve.usf.edu
Dance the night away with local senior citizens from John Knox Villages and other local retirement homes. The event will be held in the MSC Ballroom on February 10 from 5pm - 8pm. *Formal Attire is optional.
USF Dining
Stay Updated With USF Dining!
www.usfdining.com
  • For one day only you can fall in love with a fork! Join us on Thursday the 11th at Fresh Food Company for a Valentine's Day Italian Food Fest.
  • Ready, Set, Recycle!!! USF is in their second week of competition in RecycleMania! Help USF Dining, USF Office of Sustainability & USF Student Environment Association to help USF Win RecycleMania 2010!!! For more information please visit www.recyclemaniacs.org
  • Make healthier choices at Moe's Southwest Grill with their new whole wheat wraps. -Warm up with Camille'snew corn chowder and save some money with the return of Camille's $5.99 specials! Located in the Morsani Center.
  • Try one of Beef's new lunch specials starting at $3.99 or stop by on Tuesdays and Thursday nights for live jazz & acoustic music at 9pm. Also stop by TONIGHT and listen to your favorite bull's basketball coach talk sports at 7pm.
  • Look for new Fresh Produce Market at the C-Store. Currently featuring garlic, avocadoes, mini gourmet potatoes, kiwi and bananas
  • Ben & Jerry's serves up two new ice cream flavors this month: Milk & Cookies & Peanut Brittle.
  • Don't Forget to stop by the NEW Subway in MSC Food Court. Try your favorite foot long!
Faculty/Guest Recital: ENCORE Tour Chamber Music
Our performers are currently working on an exciting evening of music for your listening pleasure! Information will be available at a later date. Please check back soon!
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Should collegiate athletes get paid?
How do you feel?
Come out Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in MSC 4102 to express how you feel about the topic! We can't wait to hear what you have to say!
The Ballroom Dance Club is back
Join us on Saturday at 2:pm in REC 107
We have a brand new excellent instructor this semester. Our class will be on Saturday at 2:00PM in REC 107 for those of you who are not familiar with the campus. REC 107 is in the gymnasium right next to the Sun Dome. Check us out at ballroomdanceclub.yolasite.com or on facebook group page. And remember to bring your friends, you don't want them to miss all the fun.
Engineers Without Border
General Body Meeting
EWB Meets every Wednesday @ 2pm in ENB 346. Any student of any major is welcome to join.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. brings the highly ANTICIPATED STAGE PLAY "Invisible Truth" to USF!
Invisible Truth Stage Play
Date:Saturday Feburary 27 2010 Time:8pm Location: Marshall Center's Oval Theater tickets are $10 for USF Students and will go on sale at the 6th annual Old Gold Classic Friday Feburary 5th 2010 in the Rec. Center for more info go to http://www.facebook.com/aaaaaa44444?cropsuccess#/event.php?eid=255925617768&index=1 or EPICOASIS.com breif description of the play: "Invisible Truth" takes place in a small town, hiding a mirage of secrets. Secrets that lie within a two degree of separation where people would do anything to conceal all for the protection of namesake and social status. Through the excitement of rush and roulette and selfish desires, the infatuation of the moment is what seems to overwhelm their need to protect their image, but when secrets begin to unfold, this pretentious society would do just about anything to hide their character. Even if it means murder. But from their misguided and self absorbed mistakes they find that in the end, they have no control. "Invisible Truth" reveals a towns inner-most secrets and desires. This Theatrical Stage Play is apart of the Love Lust Lies Life episodic play series. With brain teasers and messages that reveal why people should think about the consequences of their actions before they step into what could possibly be fatal. Invisible Truth will leave you thinking twice about considering that moment of lust.
Student Global Initiative on Haiti
Volunteer wih Service For Peace from March 7 to 14
As devastating images continue to emerge from the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, many students around the world are wondering what they can do to help. While most relief agencies say donating money is the best way to contribute to the cause, we know that many of you have your heart set on doing something more. The fact is, hands-on opportunities exist in Haiti right now, and the need for volunteers is expected to grow in the weeks and months to come. At Service For Peace, part of our mission is to make it easier for you to get involved and engage in project which promote transformational and sustainable personal and community development. As an immediate response, we are taking the step to launch the "Student Global Initiative on Haiti" project. The fist project will take place during the spring break. As U.S. President Obama said, "This is a time when we are reminded of the common humanity that we all share. With just a few hundred miles of ocean between us and a long history that binds us together, Haitians are neighbors of the Americas and here at home. So we have to be there for them in their hour of need." During this time of emergency, Service For Peace hopes that you can take time to help Haiti in any way that you can. With this level of disaster, no effort is too little.  If you also have skills that you believe could be useful in the relief effort, rebuilding Haiti and the hopes and dreams of the Haitian people, we want to hear from you.
SIGMA DELTA TAU
Spring Recruitment
Come check out the Sigma Delta Tau House in Greek Village Wed, Feb. 10 7-10 pm and Thurs, Feb. 11 7-9 pm
Do you like to Golf? Want to win a trip to Hawaii or $1000 gift cards? Would you like a shiny crystal trophy?
Pre-Med AMSA is hosting a CharitaBull Golf Tournament March 6th @ the Claw! All proceeds go to the Villa La Paz Foundation for Sick Children
Round up your friends, or we can do it for you! March 6th at 8AM at the Claw join your fellow golfers for a day of fun and prizes! All proceeds go to the Villa La Paz Center for Destitute and Sick Children in Lima, Peru. Help Dr. Lazarra, MD. provide free medical care and shelter to the impoverished children of the area. There will be tons of amazing prizes which include:Hapuna Beach Hawaii Package for 2, $1000 Callaway Gift Cards,Pine Needles Golf School for 2, Newport Dunes Golf Package, Bush Garden tickets, Zoo tickets and much more! Don't forget the winners get to take home a stunning crystal trophy! Cost is $125 per golfer or $400 for a team of 4. To register go to www.golfinvite.com/pamsa Money is payable by check the day of the event. Call coordinator Lacey Harrington, at 863-206-8867 with any questions. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! For more information on the Villa La Paz Foundation head to www.villalapazfoundation.org
S.P.E.A.K presents a screening of "Seeing Through the Fence"
The documentary "Seeing Through the Fence " will be shown on 02/19/10 in MSC 3711 at 10:30 am & 12:30 pm
“Seeing Through The Fence" is a documentary that discusses the current state of food sustainability and production in America in which director Eleni Vlachos makes an effort to ponder the ethical gray areas of what is arguably a global food sustainability crisis. There will be a discussion at the end of both screenings.
Just Say No to Violence!
Join Synapse at USF (an anti-violence organization) in its efforts to raise awareness about domestic violence, teen dating violence, etc. For more information, email us at synapseusf@gmail.com !
Campus Activities Board
Campus Movie Fest
CMF is returning to USF for another year! Staff will be here tomorrow and friday from 11:30-5pm for promotions. Equipment launch starts on the 9th and will run till the 15th where the movies and all equipment will be collected. Log-on and sign up at CampusMovieFest.com As well, come out the finale on February 24th to see the final movies!
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Do you want to tune and tone your body for Spring Break?
Sign up for the Spring Break Total Body Tune-up
Spring Break Total Body Tune-up is a group fitness challenge made up of at least eight different group fitness classes designed to get your body in peak shape for Spring Break! The program is four weeks long from February 8th to March 6th, sign ups begin Monday February 1st and end Wednesday February 10th at 5:00pm. Everyone who completes all eight group fitness classes will be entered for a chance to win a fitness prize package! So come on over to Campus Recreation and sign up for the Spring Break Total Body Tune-up at the front desk!
National Condom Month
Come visit Wellness Promotion to get a chance to win the golden ticket!
The Candy Shop is less than three weeks away. Stop by Wellness Promotion to pick up your 5 free condoms a day and be on the lookout for the Golden Condoms hidden in random packs. The person who discovers the Golden Condom in their pack will receive a prize at the Candy Shop, Feb. 18th, 2010 8-10 pm. Visit Wellness Promotion in the Student Health Services Annex for your golden ticket!
Countdown til The Candy Shop!
Get out your magic stick, we are going to make your lolli pop!
Come check out USF Wellness Promotion and REACH's first annual sexual health expo on February 18th, 2010 from 8-10pm in the Marshall Center Ballroom. There will be FREE food, condoms, lubrication, and candy, along with 30 different exhibitors, tons of giftcard prizes, and music. There will be a special drag show performance, and product demonstrations from the Todd Couples Superstore. Look for the event on Facebook, and invite all of your friends!
Have you smelled your breath lately?
Would you eat a piece of chicken that has been outside on a counter for a week?
Improper techniques in brushing and flossing your teeth can cause odor-causing bacteria. Visit http://www.healthybulls.blogspot.com/ to see some tips in avoiding bad breath and improving your oral hygiene!
GET INVOLVED
PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
Service For Peace-USF Chapter, Certifying Organization
We are pleased to announce our participation in the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD program as a Certifying Organization. This new AWARD is a Presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide who are answering President George W. Bush’s call to serve others through their current volunteer activities or lifetime service. As a Certifying Organization, we will identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours, and distribute the AWARD to outstanding volunteers. Today, we invite you to apply for this AWARD, if you meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the table below, by contacting Marc D. Felix at 239-410-2932 or mdfelix@mail.usf.edu Given your ongoing service activities, many of you may already meet the requirements to receive the AWARD. To qualify, volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to Service For Peace-USF Chapter, and we verify the service and distribute the AWARD. For those volunteers who haven’t accumulated enough hours of service to be eligible for the AWARD, I encourage you to contact us at usfserviceforpeace@gmail.com to sign up for additional volunteer projects available through our organization. We have ongoing service projects as well as one-time community projects during Make A Difference Day, National Family Volunteer Day or National Volunteer Week. You can participate in these service projects by yourself, with family members, neighbors, or colleagues from work. Additionally, eligible volunteer service hours are not limited to those performed on behalf of Service For Peace-USF Chapter. In fact, service hours can be accumulated through work on a variety of projects throughout the year. The only requirement is that the hours be completed within 12 months; recipients can qualify for a new AWARD each year. To be eligible to receive the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, Applicants’ service hours must be confirmed by a registered Certifying Organization. There are three levels of the AWARD varying by hours of service completed within a 12-month period: Kids - 14 and younger • Bronze Award 50 - 74 hours • Silver Award 75 - 99 hours • Gold Award 100 or more hours Adults - Ages 26 and up Bronze Award 100 - 249 hours Silver Award 250 - 499 hours Gold Award 500 or more hours Young Adults - Ages 15 - 25 • Bronze Award 100-174 hours • Silver Award 175 - 249 hours • Gold Award 250 or more hours Families and Groups (two or more people)* Bronze Award 200 - 499 hours Silver Award 500 - 999 hours Gold Award 1,000 or more hours *Each member contributing at least 25 hours towards the total PRESIDENT’S CALL TO SERVICE AWARD Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more volunteer service hours over the course of their lifetime are eligible to receive the PRESIDENT’S CALL TO SERVICE AWARD.
USFsecrets Exhibition
What's Your Secret?
From February 22- 26, 2010, the Centre Gallery will host the USFsecrets exhibition. Frank Warren, creator of the Post Secret Project, will be speaking at a University Lecture Series on February 23, 2010. The Post Secret Project is a collection of 200,000 highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world. (Check out http://postsecret.blogspot.com/ to view examples of Post Secrets.) The Centre Gallery will be excepting your very own USFsecrets to display in the exhibition. Reveal anything - as long as its true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Postcards should be decorated and be 4-by-6 inches. Drop off postcards in the Centre Gallery, MSC 2700. The deadline to receive postcards is Wednesday, February 17, 2010.
BULLS NITE OUT 02/12/2010
Black History Game Show Challenge
Come to Bulls Nite Out this Friday from 9pm-12am in the Oval Theater, and play the Black History Game Show Challenge! Featuring free food, prizes, and a $200 award to the winner of the show!
"Night of the Arts" tribute to Black History
Are you gifted in dance? poerty? spoken word? Well Eternal Lqgendary Queen's is hosting a "Night of the Arts" tribute to Blackk History Month open mic night! If you would like to share your talents along with a passion for black history please contact Bree at (754) 234-2785 or hit us up on your facebook page UsfQueens to sign up! "Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise." -- Maya Angelou
ACADEMIC NOTICES
Writing Center Open!
Writing Center is open for the semester, with expanded hours and more consultants!
The Writing Center is open M-Th 10-9, F 10-4, and Sun 1-5. Same-day appointments are available M-Th 11-2.
Do you plan on going to medical school?
Mark your calanders for Pre-Med AMSA's 7th Annual Medical School Forum
What To Expect: Meet admissions directors from medical schools throughout the country and the Caribbean. Receive personal, in-depth information on numerous medical schools. Interact with a panel of medical school students. Win prizes and more!!! Lunch will be provided. $25 for AMSA members $30 for Health Organization Members $35 Non-Member February 13th from 9:30AM to 3:30PM in the Marshall Center For more information check out www.usfpamsa.com
Study Smart Workshops Feb 15 - 18
Need some new study tips?
Tutoring and Learning Services is sponsoring a series of Study Smart Workshops February 15-18, designed to help you sharpen your academic skills. Topics include: *Test anxiety *Test taking *Time management *Improving your GPA *Memory strategies *Textbook reading strategies *Successful paper planning and more. Free for all USF students. No registration required. For a detailed schedule refer to the following link: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/learning/Workshop/Workshops_Schedule.html
STUDENT COMMUNITIES
Outstanding Senior Award applications now available
Are you graduating in May 2010 and have a 3.5 GPA or higher,? If so, you should apply for the Outstanding Senior Award.
The Outstanding Senior Award is given each commencement to one graduating senior with a 3.5 GPA or higher that demonstrated achievements in leadership, community service, work experience and school spirit. Applications for this award can be picked up at the Marshall Student Center information desk or online at www.usfalumni.org (go to students & new grads and click on students). Application deadline is March 5, 2010. For questions, contact LaToya Dowdell at ldowdell@admin.usf.edu  
Do you enjoy interacting with new students? Do you love to plan or promote events? Do you like to get paid?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, New Student Connections is looking for you!
New Student Connections, which facilitates the transition, adjustment and connection of first-year and transfer students to the campus community, are hiring for 2010-2011 Peer Advisor Leaders. We currently have six Peer Advisor Leader positions available, including Promotions, Marketing, New Student Network, Week of Welcome, Transfer and Programming. Our Peer Advisor Leaders, or PALS, serve as student representatives for New Student Connections and provide assistance to new students through various programs, publications and other initiatives. An integral role that PALs will play during the summer is to act in the transition skits during first-year Orientation sessions. PALs will work an average of 12 hours a week from May 10, 2010 until Spring finals week of 2011. To find out more about these paid leadership positions, please come to a PAL Info Session occurring February 4, 2010 at 6:30pm or February 10, 2010 at 4pm. Both sessions will take place in the Office of New Student Connections in Suite 3200 of the Marshall Student Center. Applications can be obtained from our website at www.newstudent.usf.edu or picked up in the Office of New Student Connections located in the Marshall Student Center, Suite 3200. Any questions about the PAL positions or application process can be directed to Ashlea Coulter at coulter2@sa.usf.edu . Applications must be turned in by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 19, 2010.
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