News

Allah in the IslandsAuthors @ Upstate Welcomes Brenda Flanagan 
Dr. Brenda Flanagan will appear in the Authors @ Upstate visiting writers series on Thursday, February 4, at 4:00 pm, in the J M Smith Board Room of the Health Education Center on North Campus Boulevard. Note, this is a new location for the Authors @ Upstate series. This  event is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and is free and open to the public. 
     Born in Trinidad, the twelfth of fourteen children, Brenda Flanagan began her writing career at the age of ten, when she turned to poetry. She came to the US in 1967 and began her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan where she won coveted Hopwood Awards for her short fiction, drama, and a novel. She holds BA, MA, and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan. Currently she teaches creative writing and Caribbean and African-American literatures at Davidson College.
     She is known internationally for her dramatic presentations of her stories and poems, has won numerous prizes for her fiction and drama in the United States, and serves frequently as a cultural ambassador for the US Department of State, with recent visits to Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Chad, Panama, Singapore, and India.
     Among her awards are three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Mellon Foundation Grant, and a James Michener Center Writing Fellowship. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in journals on both sides of the Atlantic and her books include a collection of stories, In Praise of Island Women and Other Crimes, the novel You Alone Are Dancing, and its recent sequel, Allah in the Islands, published in 2009 by Peepal Tree Press. 
     Read more about Brenda Flanagan at http://www.davidson.edu/academic/english/faculty/flanagan.html. Copies of her book, Allah in the Islands, are available for $15 in the bookstore in the Health Education Complex.

Charlotte KerrAccreditation From National Association Of Schools Of Arts And Design Brings Prestige To USC Upstate’s Programs
The University of South Carolina Upstate recently received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), which is sure to bring more notice to its ever-expanding arts programs. Currently USC Upstate offers art degree programs - a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in graphic design and a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education. “This is a major accomplishment for USC Upstate as we have such a young program,” said Jane Allen Nodine, professor of art and director of the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery at USC Upstate. “The Upstate Visual Arts program is less than 10 years old and has only been awarding a degree since 2002. Most colleges or universities have programs that are 20 years or older before they apply for and attain NASAD accreditation.” More about the accreditation process and the NASAD can be found in this media release.

Stadium receives turfgrass award
The Cyrill Softball Stadium received the 2009 softball field of the year from the South Carolina Sports Turf Managers Association. The award was received at the SCSTMA Annual Awards and Business meeting in Columbia.

Ryan LegatesMen's Basketball
First Half Spurt Spells Difference As Jacksonville Downs Upstate: Spartans fall victim to 23-6 spurt in first half
After USC Upstate cut the lead to one midway through the first half, Jacksonville used a 23-6 spurt to open an 18-point lead and never let the Spartans back in the game as the Dolphins took a 79-63 victory Sunday afternoon in A-Sun men's basketball action in the Hodge Center. Jacksonville improved to 13-8 overall and 9-3 in the A-Sun with the win. The Dolphins remained atop the league standings with its 10th-straight victory. Upstate fell to 3-18 overall and 3-9 in the league with the loss. Here's the rest of the story ...

Kendra WallaceWomen's Basketball
Wallace, McMillan Soar As Spartans Beat Lady Ospreys, 65-59: Duo combine for 44 as Spartans win fourth straight league game for first time since 2006
In the first half, it was sophomore Kendra Wallace (Hurricane, W.Va./Nitro) igniting the USC Upstate women's basketball team's offense with 19 points. In the second half, it was junior Chelsea McMillan (East Gadsden, Fla./Santa Fe C.C.), who posted 15 points, that sealed the Spartans fourth straight Atlantic Sun Conference win, as the Spartans downed North Florida, 65-59, on a snowy Saturday at the Hodge Center. In front of 103 fans that braved the icy and snowy roads in Spartanburg, the Spartans (13-7 overall, 7-4 overall) sparkled in a gritty contest, leading for all but the first 48 seconds of the game en route to the team's first season sweep ever against the Lady Ospreys (6-15 overall, 3-9 A-Sun). Despite shooting just 31 percent (18-for-58) in the game, Upstate rode on the backs of Wallace and McMillan, who scored 44 points. Wallace posted a season-high 24 points, hitting 5-of-8 3-point attempts, and added a career-high six steals. McMillan notched 20 points, posting a perfect 6-for-6 effort at the free throw line, 13 rebounds and three blocks as she posted her 10th double-double of the season. "Kendra got us going," Upstate head coach Tammy George said. "At the beginning of the first half, she was the only one scoring and really carrying us. She got us started." Here's the rest of the story ...

The Week in Photos

immersive technology immersive technology 2 

Avatars as students?
USC Upstate faculty participated in a demonstration of immersive technology in a lab at the University Center of Greenville which has been equipped with Virtual World/Second Life software. Stephen Bronack of Clemson University who teaches in virtual world environments and serves as technical director for the Carolinas Virtual World Consortium led the demonstration. Faculty created avatars and visited in a virtual world to learn about the instructional uses of this technology.
     The University Center of Greenville is in the process of creating an Immersive Technology Center as a service to faculty. Among the applications to be housed at the ITC are on-line applications, virtual world instructional applications, simulation applications, serious gaming, and augmented reality. A simulator will be located in a “simulated” classroom in which, among other things, students in teacher education can participate in classroom management experiences with avatars as students.  Students would be able to try out classroom management techniques in this environment before using them in the classroom.

Health Fair 1 Health Fair 2
The USC Upstate Health Fair
The Wellness Center was the site of the USC Upstate Health Fair held last Wednesday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Both on-campus and community volunteers distributed information and goodies to faculty, staff and students who attended. Vendors included Whole Foods Market, REACH Upstate, Sherman Chiropractic and many others.

 

Homecoming Events

Homecoming LogoMonday, February 8
• Penny Wars Begin: 10:00 a.m.
CLC 203
• Banner Contest Deadline: 12:00 p.m.
CLC 203
• Hair With Flair: 6:00 p.m.
Campus Life Center outside the cafeteria
Get green hair extensions for $10 to celebrate Homecoming and to support Hodge renovations
• Homecoming Kickoff Bonfire: 7:00 p.m.
Gravel Lot of Rampey Center

Tuesday, February 9
• Homecoming Court Polls Open: 9:00 a.m.
Online: www.uscupstate.edu 
• Make Your Own Street Sign: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
CLC 2nd Floor Lobby

Wednesday, February 10
• Sidewalk Chalk Contest Deadline: 12:00 p.m.
CLC 203
• Hair With Flair: 6:00 p.m.
HPAC Theatre Lobby
Get green hair extensions for $10 to celebrate Homecoming and to support Hodge renovations
• LipSync Competition: 7:00 p.m.
HPAC Theatre

Thursday, February 11
• Scavenger Hunt: All Day
Campus-wide
• Penny Wars End: 5:00 p.m.
CLC 203
• Homecoming Court Polls Close: 12:00 p.m.
Online: www.uscupstate.edu 

Friday, February 12, 2010
• Homecoming Pep Rally & Green Scream
Time and Location TBD
• USC Upstate Happy Hour: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The Tap Room at RJ Rockers
Connect here before you reconnect on campus! Join us for a special USC Upstate Happy Hour from 6 - 10 p.m. Students, faculty, alumni, and staff -- don't forget your USC Upstate ID!

Saturday, February 13, 2010
• Johnson College Alumni Reunion: 10:30 a.m.
200 E. St. John St. at the Spartanburg Museum of Art (in the Chapman Cultural Center)
Business alumni gather with faculty and students for a reception at the Spartanburg Museum of Art located in the Chapman Cultural Center followed by a Hard Hat Tour of the new downtown building for the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics.
• Alumni Hospitality Table: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Alumni check in with Alumni Relations at the Hodge and pick up your complementary alumni welcome bag.
• Face Painting and Coloring Booth: 1:00  - 3:30 p.m.
Bring the kids to meet the Spartan Cheerleaders while having their face painted or coloring the Spartan’s helmet.
• USC Upstate Doubleheader Basketball Game- Spartans vs. Belmont: Men’s Basketball at 2:00 p.m., Women’s Basketball at 4:30 p.m.
Come cheer for the Spartans and see the Hodge one last time before it undergoes renovations!
• Mix-n-Mingle Alumni Reception: 3:30 p.m.
Come to the Administrative building for light refreshments between the games while reminiscing with classmates.

News from Health Services

Seasonal influenza, traditionally seen in the Upstate in January and February each year, has not yet been documented, so it is not too late to receive the vaccine!  Health Services exhausted its original supply of this vaccine in November.  A limited amount of additional seasonal flu vaccine has since been obtained by Health Services for administration to students, faculty, and staff.  The cost is $10 for students, $20 for employees, payable by check or cash only.  Health Services is not equipped to accept credit or debit cards.  Appointments can be scheduled while supplies last, by calling:  (864) 503-5191.  Some students who are under age 19 and uninsured, underinsured, or Medicaid-eligible, may qualify to receive this vaccine at no charge to them.  Receipts can be issued with appropriate coding for insurance reimbursement at the time of the visit; however, Health Services is not currently a provider in any insurance network.

 

The H1N1 pandemic is not over! New cases are being reported daily, all over the world, including the Upstate!  Since the H1N1 vaccine is now in plentiful supply, this vaccine can be administered to anyone desiring vaccination through Health Services by scheduling an appointment at (864) 503-5191. This vaccine can be given at the same visit as the seasonal vaccine, and is being offered at no charge by the government; however, there is an associated administration charge of $5 for students and employees. The same qualifications regarding age and insurance status may qualify students to receive this vaccine at no charge, as well.  Insured individuals may be able to receive reimbursement, provided individual carriers will approve, since Health Services is not considered an “in-network provider.”

 

Gardasil®, the Human Papillovirus (HPV) vaccine, has now received a clinical indication for the prevention of genital warts in males, in addition to prevention of both genital warts and cervical cancer in females.  Health Services is now administering this vaccine to males between the ages of 18-26, in addition to females.  It is a 3-injection series given over 6-months time, and is given at $125/dose.  Some students will qualify to receive this vaccine at no charge to them; others may qualify for a patient assistance program or vaccine reimbursement program from the manufacturer.  Details are available through Health Services.  Payment will be collected at the time of vaccine administration via cash or check only, as above, with appropriate documentation coding for reimbursement issued at the visit.

 

Piedmont Blood Center will return to campus for another blood drive in conjunction with Homecoming Week, on Saturday, February 13 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Hodge Center parking lot to coincide with the basketball game scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

 

Earl Gordon Medal Award – Now Accepting Nominations

The University of South Carolina Upstate began a tradition in 1981 with the presentation of the Earl Gordon Medal for University Service. Mr. Gordon, who died in January of that year, was the first dean of students at the University. The medals are presented each year to two members of the graduating class selected on the basis of service to the University and its students, involvement in campus activities, service to the community and nobility of character – qualities that were reflected in the life of Mr. Gordon. We are now seeking and accepting nominations from you for the Annual Student - Earl Gordon Medal Award. This is a very prestigious award for our students to have bestowed upon them. Please consider forwarding me the name(s) of  a student(s) whom you would like to nominate that meet the criteria below, and I will contact them on your behalf. Nominations are being accepted through Friday, February 12, 2010. Here is the application form if you would prefer to share it directly with your student(s).

Primary consideration is given to:

• Volunteer service to USC Upstate
• Volunteer community service (local, regional , national, international)
• Leadership service to USC Upstate

The deadline is Friday, February 12, 2010. Applicants MUST have completed all of the requirements to graduate from USC Upstate in August 2009, December 2009, or May 2010 with a MINIMUM cumulative USC Upstate GPA of 2.5. Contact Karen Thomas with questions or for additional information.

 

Division of Student Affairs Reporting Form

The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a new on-line reporting form. This form will streamline department systems, and provide a comprehensive  and user-friendly protocol for both faculty, staff and students.  The Student Affairs Incident Reporting Form is now available for immediate use and text links can been located on the current students page, the student affairs home page, the current faculty/staff page, and on the dean of students section of the student affairs page or here.  We encourage you to utilize the form for:

• Academic Integrity
• Code of Student Behavior
• Emotional Distress
• Family Crisis Reporting for Upstate Students

 It is our intention to provide you with quality service and a seamless reporting system that can be accessed easily online. Please direct all questions pertaining to the reporting system to the dean of student’s office by calling (864) 503-5107.

 

Campus Calendar

Words of Fire Symposium
Monday, February 1 … 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. …University Readiness Center Greatroom
The 1st Annual Words of Fire Symposium at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, SC on Monday, Feb 1, 2010, featuring Dr. Tricia Rose.  Her new book, The Hip Hop Wars, will be available for purchase at the event.  Local spoken word artists will also perform.  Free food and door prizes will be provided.  The event is scheduled for 6-8:30 and is free and open to the public. Need more information? Contact Lisa Johnson. Here's a flyer to share.

Virtual Meeting of the Teaching Online Community of Practice
Monday, February 1 … 4:00 p.m. … via Adobe Connect

The conversation for this session will center on assessing student work in online courses; including testing and online participation. To join the virtual meeting room, just click here. Joining the meeting room from your office or home on your own computer is simple and easy, but if you need instructions for participating, here they are. If you have not used this application before, it is recommended that you test your computer (see information in the attachment).  Also, the session works best using a wired vs. wireless internet connection.  Contact Cindy Jennings if you have questions or problems connecting.

FOCUS Gallery Reception
Tuesday, February 2 … 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. … HPAC Lobby
Reception and recognition for students exhibiting in the FOCUS Gallery from Bell's Crossing Elementary, Greenville County Schools. Contact Mary Lou Hightower at 503-5817 for details.

Shoestring Players At USC Upstate Hold Auditions For “The Full Monty”
Tuesday, February 2 … 7:00 p.m. … Performing Arts Center Theatre
The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will hold open auditions for the production of The Full Monty on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Theatre. The Full Monty will be performed on April 15-17 at 8:00 p.m. and on April 18 at 3:00 p.m. Adapted from the screenplay by four-time Tony Award winning Terrence McNally and with an award- winning score by David Yazbek, The Full Monty is a poignant and lively story that captivated Broadway audiences and critics alike.  It tells the story of six unemployed, out of shape steel mill workers from Buffalo, New York, who need to pick up some extra cash. After seeing the popularity of a male stripper among the local women, the men decide to put on a strip show of their own. Their gimmick is simple: they will do the full Monty – strip completely naked on stage.  This plan forces the men to come to terms with their own fears of inadequacy, both physically and as providers for their families. Ticket prices are $5 for staff and students and $7 for general public. For additional information, contact Jimm Cox, chair of fine arts and communication studies and director of theatre.

Diversity Training
Wednesday, February 3  … 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. … John Rampey Center
Faculty and staff are invited to attend Diversity YOUniversity. Learn to value the “specialties” and talents each student, staff member, and faculty member brings to the campus. Learn to treat each of our peers with dignity and respect. Become a model of living out the Platinum Rule. Learn to apply our diversity model to all faculty, staff, and student body members.  This training will be presented by Greg Blake who  is the Chief Encouragement Officer of PEP YOUniversity in Greenville, SC.  Greg was the former Leadership Development Specialist for Denny’s.  He delivered all diversity programs to Denny’s and Hardees restaurants nationally.  Greg also facilitated all cultural awareness and sexual harassment training at BMW Manufacturing. Knowledge objectives include: Be able to define Diversity; Be able to understand the five levels of the Tolerance Scale; Be able to apply the “Platinum” Rule to all interactions; Be able to use the five “Stellar” principles for valuing others. There is limited seating so rsvp soon with Jeanette Reeves.
 

Speedgeeking
Friday, February 5 … 1:00 p.m. … CAS 144
Speedgeeking returns for a new set of brief introductions to a variety of easy to learn apps including VoiceThread, Jiffle, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Connect and a ‘lightening round’ including Spezify, Creately, Wolfam Alpha, WallWisher, and others. Contact Cindy Jennings if you have questions or problems connecting.

 Art with Heart Show
Thursday, February 11 …  4:00 to 6:00 p.m. … CLC Ballroom
The Burroughs Child Development Center Advisory Board is sponsoring the "Art with Heart" show featuring the "world-renown" artists of the Child Development Center itself!  The event will be held on Thursday, February 11 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the CLC Ballroom.  It is free and open to the University community.  The Advisory Board will be accepting donations of gently used or new children's (ages 0 to 4) books at the show for the Child Development Center.

Reel Genders International Film Series: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Belgium)
Thursday, February 11… 7:00 p.m. … HEC 2039
This biopic is based on the memoir of the same name by Jean-Dominique Bauby. The film depicts Bauby’s life after suffering a massive stroke at the age of 42, which left him with a condition known as locked-in syndrome. The condition paralyzed him, with the exception of his left eyelid, so that he could only communicate by blinking. Bauby boldly reveals his struggle to maintain a sense of masculine pride in the face of severe physical impairment. This film poses key questions about what it means to be a man and how male identity is reformulated when “trapped” in a frail disabled body. With visually stunning sets and emotionally powerful performances, the film won awards at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globes and the BAFTA Awards, as well as four Academy Award nominations. Talkback will be led by Nonprofit Major and WGS Minor, Candace Lamb.

Veterans Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis
Thursday, February 18 … 10:00 a.m. … University Readiness Center

All are invited to a veterans town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Questions? Contact Paul Howell at paul.howell@mail.house.gov.

 

Community Interest

Opportunity for High School Students: IT Camp 
The Computer Science Departments at USC Upstate and Furman are partnering to offer an IT camp in April in which participants will get to build a laptop and keep it after the camp! The camp is sponsored by the Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management (http://www.gocesm.org). Please help spread this email to anyone you think might be interested in applying. Please contact Sebastian van Delden at (864) 503-5292 or svandelden@uscupstate.edu with any questions, as he is the USC Upstate coordinator of this event. Here is a program flyer. Here is an application. And here are more details:

What’s it all about?
The 2010 Upstate Information Technology Camp activities are geared toward learning more about the growing and exciting field of Information Technology. Students and Faculty from Furman and USC Upstate along with IT industry representatives will discuss the wide range of exciting career options available in IT and the necessary skill sets for succeeding in these careers. Attendees will be engaged in activities designed to reinforce this learning, including the assembly of their own laptop computer -- which they keep once the IT Camp ends!

Who is eligible to participate?
Open to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students from Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties who would like to learn more about computers and technology and who have a potential interest in a career in information technology (IT). Public, private, and homeschooled students are all welcomed to apply.

When and Where?
Camp activities will be held on three consecutive Saturdays: April 10, 17, and 24, 2010. The April 10 session (8:30 – 3:00) and April 17 session (8:30 – 4:00) will be held on the Furman University campus and the April 24 session (8:30 – 4:30) will be held on the campus of USC Upstate.

How much does it cost?
Nothing! The Camp is free to those selected to attend thanks to our Sponsors.

Who sponsors the Camp?
The 2010 Upstate IT Camp is sponsored by the Consortium for Enterprise System Management (CESM) and the Furman University and USC Upstate Computer Science Departments. The purpose of the Camp is to encourage high-achieving South Carolina high school students with a proven record of accomplishment to pursue an interest in careers in Information Technology.

How do I apply?
The camp is limited to 20 students. The selection process is competitive. Visit http://cs.furman.edu/makeIThappen to download an application form. Completed applications are due no later than February 26, and should be mailed or faxed to:
Dr. Sebastian van Delden
Division of Math and Computer Science
USC Upstate
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Fax: 864-503-5930


News Media Advisory for Monday, Feb. 1, 3 p.m., at the Pacolet Town Hall
Please join us Monday afternoon for an announcement of an important new initiative on the Pacolet-Glendale corridor.  This story involves recreational and environmental innovation in the Pacolet River/Lawson Fork Creek basin as well as economic development news. After the brief announcement, there will be ample opportunity for on-site photography and interviews. Questions? Contact:
Elaine O. Harris, Mayor
Town of Pacolet
180 Montgomery Avenue
PO Box 700
Pacolet, SC  29372
eharris@townofpacolet.com <mailto:eharris@townofpacolet.com>
864-474-9504
864-474-9442

Dr. B. G. Stephens
Glendale Community Representative
460 South Fairview Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29302
bgsphd@wofford.edu <mailto:bgsphd@wofford.edu>
864-573-8844

Did you know?

Yoga for Beginners is offered by  Counseling Services. This weekly class is a fun and relaxing introduction to yoga. The focus is on releasing stress through gentle stretches, deep breathing, and yoga postures which  stretch and tone your muscles, as well as  provide quality time for reflection. The class, offered during fall and spring semesters, is held at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays in CLC 309. It is open to students, faculty, and staff. Class is free.

The Next Step Group

The Next Step Group is now recruiting first and second semester seniors who want support as they consider “life after college.”  This group will be facilitated by Sherry McAdams from the Career Center and David Calvin from Counseling Services, and it is scheduled to begin February 17.This group will run for seven weeks, and the focus will be on the following goals:
- Preparation for life after college – building goals that insure a smooth transition
- Creating a community of peer support
- Networking within the broader community
- Building self-confidence through a careful appraisal of one’s strengths and needs
For additional information please contact either David or Sherry at 503-5195 or 503-5393.

FYI

An Evening of Great Conversations, hosted annually by the College of Arts and Sciences, has been postponed until October 21, 2010 due to scheduling and programmatic conflicts. The planning committee is excited about the fall line-up which will feature popular topics from past programs as well as several new topics for discussion. The College will distribute initial publicity for the program later this spring. For further information contact Jennifer Parker or Shawn Masto.

GRE and GMAT Test Prep

Student Affairs and Opportunity Network are pleased to announce an opportunity for upperclassmen, alumni and staff to participate in the Graduate School Test Preparation Workshop for the GRE and GMAT.  The workshop will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Classroom Building 237 and will begin on Tuesday, February 2 and end Thursday, March 25. There will be no classes during Spring Break. Participants receive 18 hours of instruction over a seven-week period— nine hours of English and nine hours of Mathematics. The charge for students is $75. Staff and alumni are charged $100 and members of the community are welcome on a space-available basis, paying $125. All materials for the workshop are included. Please contact the Opportunity Network office (503-5966) for more information.

Faculty & Staff

Jackson Fox Polchow 1
Douglas Jackson and Shannon Polchow (Spanish) traveled to UNC Chapel Hill last week to listen to a talk given by Vicente Fox, president of Mexico from 2000-2006. He was part of the Weatherspoon Lecture Series sponsored by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Optional Retirement Program Participants Only

An  Optional Retirement Program (ORP) participant is an employee who is enrolled in one of the following retirement programs:  TIAA-CREF, MetLife Resources, VALIC and The Hartford.  To determine which retirement program you are enrolled in, go into your VIP, click on the “Employment” icon, then click on the “Benefits Profile” and scroll down until you find “Retirement Benefits.”  This will tell you what retirement program in which you are enrolled and if it is one of the four ORP programs listed above.  If you have determined that you are not an ORP program participant, please disregard.
     If you are an ORP participant, please refer to the information about ORP Annual Enrollment.  The enrollment period is from January 1 through March 1, with changes being effective April 1.  The link provides details about eligibility to change from ORP to SCRS. 
     If you elect to change from ORP to SCRS you are allowed to purchase the ORP time.  If you switch to the South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS), the ORP time is not automatically converted to SCRS.  You may purchase service credit for your years of participation in the State ORP. The cost is 16 percent of current earnable compensation or career highest fiscal year earnable compensation in either SCRS or State ORP, whichever is greater, for each year of service purchased. After SCRS receives the documents, SCRS will send you a letter outlining payment options.  SCRS will also invoice you.  Additional information regarding a service purchase may be found here. Since there are forms to be completed, please call the Human Resources Office, ext. 5322, to set up a convenient time prior to March 1.

Employment Opportunities

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Visit www.uscupstate.edu/jobs for additional information and online application submission instructions.

STAFF/ADMINISTRATION POSITIONS:

Academic Advisor
(State Title: Student Services Program Coordinator II)
Academic Affairs
Requisition No.  002145
Online applications accepted until position is filled.

Registrar
(State Title: Student Services Manager I)
Records & Registration
Requisition No.  001908
Online applications accepted until position is filled.

LRC Manager
(State Title: Technical Medical Associate II)
School of Nursing
Requisition No.  002088
Online applications accepted until position is filled.

Police Officer
(State Title: Law Enforcement Officer I)
University Police
Requisition No.  002127
Online applications accepted until position is filled.

Assistant Chief
(State Title: Law Enforcement Officer II)
University Police
Requisition No.  002157
Online applications accepted until 02/04/2010

Administrative Assistant
(State Title: Administrative Assistant)
Admissions
Requisition No.  002163
Online applications accepted until position is filled.

Library Technical Assistant
(State Title: Library Technical Assistant)
Library
Requisition No.  002165
Online applications accepted until position is filled.

Custodian
(State Title: Building/Grounds Specialist II)
Facilities Management
Requisition No. 002166
Online applications accepted until position is filled

Telephone Directories

Four types of telephone directories are available in University Communications for distribution across campus. They are:
-The Real Yellow Pages Greater Spartanburg 2010
-Local Edge White and Yellow Pages Spartanburg Area 2010
-2010 Faculty & Staff Telephone Directories
-2009-2010 USC Columbia Telephone Directories
Please email Claire Sachse to request copies.