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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
Confessions Of A Newlywed:
What Not To Do In The First Year
This workshop will be presented by Terrance Porter, M.S., Thursday, October 4th in SVC 2126 (Counseling Center conference room), 3:00-4:30 p.m. All workshops are free to USF registered students.
Gandhi Day of Service
Saturday, October 6th 8:30 am - Noon - Be the Change You Wish to See in the World!
Don't miss Volunteer USF's Gandhi Day of Service - Saturday, October 6th. Volunteers check in at MLK Plaza at 8:30 and return to campus after a morning of community service by Noon. Volunteers will car pool to sites. Please dress appropriately as you may be working outside, painting or planting. Sign up online at: http://ctr.usf.edu/volunteer/forms/gandhi/   
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Preview night to benefit STAND
Richard O’Brien Rocky Horror Show – Preview Night to benefit STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition. Wednesday, October 3rd. Doors open at 7:30pm, Show at 8:00pm. Theatre 1, USF Tampa campus. Suggested donation $5. All Contributions benefit STAND @ USF. Don’t miss this opportunity to come see a classic show, while contributing to a worthwhile cause! STAND is a student organization at USF committed to raising awareness about the crisis in Darfur and genocide atrocities around the world, in addition to working locally with refugee community organizations. For more information about STAND check out: http://ctr.usf.edu/stand/ For more information contact Ashley Showalter, president of STAND, at ashley.showalter@gmail.com .
Can you make the cut to be a Diamond?
Come check out Lambda Psi Delta's Sweet Shoppe!
If you have ever thought of joining a mulitcultural sorority based on community service and cultural awareness, check out Lambda Psi Delta Sorority, Incorporated! We will be haostin a "Meet The Sorors" on October 4, 2007 at 7pm in MC Room 131. It's a Sweet Shoppe so come hungry and be ready to decorate your own brownies, cookies, and sweets!! Come learn more about the sorority and meet the sisters to see if you can make the cut! And be sure to check out our website at www.ctr.usf.edu/diamonds !
Eating On The Go
presented by Kim May of Student Health Services
This workshop will be presented Thursday, October 4th in Maple C (Campus Housing), 4:00-5:00 p.m.
USF Celebrates OCTUBAFEST!
Four nights, Octuba 7, 8, 10, and 12. All events are in FAH 101 at 8pm and are free
OCTUBAFEST! celebrates all things tuba and euphonium at USF! This annual event will take place on four evening this year beginning Sunday Octuba 7 and culminating on Friday Octuba 12. Each concert will showcase a different facet of the outstanding USF tuba-euphonium studio, which is lead by USF professor (and Principal Tubist of the Florida West Coast Symphony in Sarasota) Jay Hunsberger. All OCTUBFEST! events will be held in the Music Recital Hall (FAH 101) on the Tampa Campus at 8pm, and are free and open to the public. On Sunday, Octuba 7, come hear the “heavy metal” sound of 15 low brass players! On Monday, Octuba 8 come see the freshman members of the studio in their first concert with USF. Wednesday, Octuba 10, our sophomores and juniors light up the stage with “Zieguernerweisen,” a famous virtuoso piece for violins transcribed here for the euphonium. On Friday, Octuba 12, the studio highlights its seniors and graduate students. Selections include “Concerto for Tuba” by Vaughn Williams, “Three Miniatures” by Plog, and “Concertino” by Koetsier. The USF Tuba- Euphonium Studio is also proud to present world renowned soloist Oystein Baadsvik. This amazing concert is on Sunday, Octuba 21 at 7pm in the Music Recital Hall (USF Tampa Campus, FAH 101) . Baadsvik is the only tuba virtuoso to have carved out a career exclusively as a soloist. His multi-faceted musical career as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist has taken him all over the world, and now he comes to USF. Tickets for this event are $6 for students and seniors and $12 for adults. This event is made possible by a grant from the USF Office of Undergraduate Research. Visit www.arts.usf.edu or call 813-974-2323 for ticket information or jaytuba.arts.usf.edu for more information on the USF Tuba and Euphonium Studio. Images and media interviews are available upon request.
GARBA Nite
Indian Garba Dance; Navratri; Rec Center, 7-11pm, Oct. 6th
Join Students of India Association for a fun 'nite' filled with Dance, Music and Food. Lower Basketball Court in the Recreation Center (Gym), from 7pm-11pm on October 6th. www.siausf.org
Getting Ready for the CLAST?
CLAST Workshops - English Language Skills and Math Prep - October 3, 2007
Student Learning Services is offering an English Language Workshop and Math Prep Workshop for students taking the CLAST exam. CLAST workshops are free to any registered USF student and are designed to give tips on improving targeted skills. Students taking the CLAST for the first time are encouraged to attend. Come and join us for these interactive sessions and learn some important test-taking strategies. English Language Workshop October 3rd (Wednesday) 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM SVC 2124 Math Prep Workshop October 3rd (Wednesday) 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM SVC 2124 * Up to 30 seats available per session * No Registration Necessary For questions, email Lindsay Davis at lindsaydavis@sa.usf.edu Be sure to view our website at www.usf.edu/learning for other workshops throughout the semester.
The Latinization of America
With Agustin "Gus" Garcia
As part of National Hispanic Awareness Month, The University Lecture Series and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity bring you Agustin "Gus" Garcia on Oct. 5 at 7 pm in the Marshall Center Ballroom. Garcia will speak on the impacts of Hispanic Culture on American pop culture. This event is free to everyone.
TheatreUSF presents Rocky Horror Show
October 4-7 and 10-13, Times vary, tickets start at $6
The University of South Florida School of Theatre and Dance presents Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. . The performance runs October 4-6 and 10-13 at 8pm, October 6 and 12 at 11pm and October 7 at 3pm in Theatre 1 on the USF Tampa campus. Come and see the cult classic live on stage! A great show for old hats and "newbies" alike, with audience participation encouraged at the 11pm shows. Don’t miss out on special performances by guest artists -- including USF President Judy Genshaft who will be performing the part of the Narrator on October 11. The Rocky Horror Show is produced through the generosity of the John W. Holloway Endowment in Dance and Theatre. This show is not to be missed by the USF alumni and musical theatre lovers alike! In addition the School is launching a new season ticket program for the Theatre and Dance performances. Season ticket prices are $50 for all six mainstage shows for general admission (a 30% savings over the single ticket price) and $30 for students and seniors (an almost 20% savings over the single ticket price). Please call the USF arts box office for season ticket details. Regular price single event 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 at www.arts.usf.edu .
Enjoy FREE FOOD and feel good doing it!!!
11am-3pm in front of Cooper Hall
Do you know where YOUR food comes from? Are you aware of what you may be supporting when you buy it? You DO when it is Fair Trade Certified! Come out to the Cooper Breezeway Monday from 11-3pm and try some FREE SAMPLES. Grab this opportunity to learn more about Fair Trade, why it is so important, and how you can support it by making simple changes in your everyday lives! For more information on Fair Trade Certification visit Transfer USA at http://transfairusa.org/content/certification/overview.php  
What's Your Gay Point Average?
with Shane Windmeyer
The University Lecture Series and USF Safe Zone present Shane Windmeyer's "What's Your Gay Point Average?" on Oct. 8 at 7 pm in the Sun Dome Corral, as part of National Coming Out Week. Windmeyer will facilitate discussions on GLBT students on the college campus and his new assessment tool for college campuses, the Campus Climate Index.
GET INVOLVED
Poets Wanted
Poetry Jam 5
The USF Tampa Library is seeking participants eager to show off their poetry and performance skills at Poetry Jam 5, Thursday, Oct. 18, at the USF Tampa Library Starbucks Café from 7-9 pm. The show will feature original poetry performed by USF students, faculty, and staff. To register and for more information please visit the Library Channel link on the USF Libraries’ website ( www.lib.usf.edu ). This event is part of the Library’s 3rd Thursdays Performing Arts Series. Poets of all levels of experience are encouraged to show off their brilliant wordplay. Share up to two original poems with other poetry lovers. Poems can be written in any language. All members of the USF community are invited to participate. The event is free and open to the public. Poetry Jam will be recorded for a podcast on the Tampa Library’s iTunesU website resulting in further exposure for participants. This is an excellent opportunity to share poetry and engage an audience.
Stampede of Service sign ups are now available at www.ctr.usf.edu/volunteer/
Be part of the largest day of service in USF's history
Join thousands of USF students in service on January 19, 2008. Sign up as an individual or student organization at www.ctr.usf.edu/volunteer/ . For more information on Stampede of Service, call 974-5053! Get involved and make a difference!
ULS and CAB Looking for Committee Volunteers!
Get Involved!
Now that the smoke has settled from class changes, Orientation, and learning where your classes are, how about getting involved? ULS and CAB are looking for new volunteers to help us out with programming, marketing, and event ideas. It's a great way to meet people and also a great resume builder! To find out how to get involved, go to http://ctr.usf.edu/cab or http://uls.usf.edu .
Want to empower women?
Want to be involved in a research study?
A new study is starting up at Student Health Services evaluating a microbicide, a vaginal gel designed to prevent HIV and STI transmission. You may be eligible if you are a woman 18-24 years old, are not pregnant, and are sexually active and willing to use effective birth control and condoms. If interested, please call Clarimar Clemente at 957-3159.
STUDENT COMMUNITIES
Ruckus at USF
Free & Legal Music for USF Students
As part of USF’s on-going efforts against copyright infringement, the University has signed an agreement with Ruckus, a digital entertainment network designed to provide students, faculty, and staff with a legal, safe, and community-based way to explore and share music and movies. The Ruckus Network provides the ability to download unlimited music to your PC and share your playlists to other students while you are enrolled at the University. This is a FREE service available to all students. You also have the ability to transfer to CD or other device at a small price (songs start at $.79). Sign Up Today !
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Win a Free Skydiving Trip!
Win a Tandem Jump Skydiving Ticket!! PRSSA is raffling off a $200 skydiving ticket from Skydive City. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will be raffling off a $200 tandem jump on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. in MC 101. Tickets are on sale NOW! Purchase one ticket for $3 or five tickets for $10! For more information on the jump and how to buy raffle tickets contact: prssa_usf@yahoo.com or join the Facebook group: $3 Dollar Skydiving!
Shekinah Glory Gospel Club EXPLOSION October 5th, 2007 @ 8pm CPR 103!!
Come Enjoy the Company of Shekinah Glory College Ministries and the Gospel..!
Shekinah Glory will be hosting an event on October 5th 2007 at 8pm in CPR 103! Lots of Surprises and Performances by the Mime Boys! Remember that Our service is EVERY SUNDAY at 3pm in MC 132! -Have a Blessed Day!
HEALTH & WELLNESS
The 411 on Meningococcal Meningitis
Taken from information provided by the American College Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1. What is meningococcal meningitis? It is a very rare, but potentially debilitating or fatal bacterial infection. 2. How many college students contract meningitis each year? Between 100 and 125 cases occur on college campuses, sadly with 5 to 15 students dying annually as a result. 3. How is it spread? It is not a risk factor to be in the same room as a person who has meningitis. Meningococcal bacteria are spread via exchange of saliva through direct contact. Direct contact is defined as oral contact with shared items such as drinking glasses, sharing lip gloss, or kissing. This does not guarantee someone will get sick, in most cases one's immune system produces antibodies and takes care of it. 4. What are the symptoms? Symptoms resemble a severe "flu-like" syndrome, progressing very rapidly within 8-12 hours. If you've felt under the weather or had a cold for a day or so, it is not likely you have meningitis. 5. How can I prevent contracting meningitis? First off, do not share items that may lead to saliva exchange (sharing a drink, taking a drag off your friend’s cigarette). Second, it is recommended that all college students be vaccinated. Though the vaccine will not have an effect on previous exposures, it can be very effective in preventing future infection for up to 5 years. The vaccine is $90 at USF Student Health Services. The main clinic number is 813-974-2331 or call Health Promotion at 813-974-4936. We are open M-F on a walk-in basis, from 8:30 am - 5 pm, except during holidays recognized by USF. For more information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/meningococcal_g.htm
Walk your way to Great Health!
Exercise Variations
Easy Health Walk: 30 minutes daily at 50-60% of MHR. This is a purposeful but comfortable pace. Builds long-term health and well-being. Weight Control Walk or Fat Burning Walk: 60-70% of MHR for 45-60 minutes daily. This is a brisk pace with noticeable breathing but you can still carry on a conversation. The longer time period at this moderate pace will burn calories and give the body time to draw on its fat stores for energy. Distance/Endurance Walk: 65-80% of MHR for 5-10 miles. Once per week. Builds endurance. Aerobic Walk: 70-80% of MHR for 20-60 minutes, every other day. On the days in between, do the easy health walk or weight control walk. This is quick walking with very noticeable breathing, but not out of breath. Improves aerobic fitness. Economy Workouts: Short bouts of walking as fast as you can for 30 seconds, slow for 2 minutes, repeat 8-12 times. For racewalkers, this builds speed ability and technique. Once per week. *Maximum Heart Rate (MHR) = 220 - Age (MHR may vary depending on individual circumstances) USF Campus Recreation http://usfweb2.usf.edu/CampRec/ Team Wellness www.sa.usf.edu/wellness
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