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UPSTATE logoOrdering New Business Cards

OfficeMax ImPress is offering a one time "roll-out" special for two-sided business cards! This special features the new logo on the reverse side of your business card. The special offer price is 250 cards for $30 or  500 cards for $35.

For more information or to place your order, contact Peggie Albrecht at 567-2753 or peggiealbrecht@officemax.com. Hurry! Offer only lasts until May 17.

USC Upstate Honors Tommy Young
Tommy Young TreeTommy Young, former President of the USC Upstate Foundation, was honored recently with a noble tree in the Rotary International Peace Park for his 10 years of service to the foundation and USC Upstate. Mr. Young is a loyal and supportive friend to USC Upstate and we are sincerely appreciative of the many opportunities Mr. Young has provided us over the years.

Alpha Mu Gamma Inducts Four New Members
The Nu Iota Chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on April 19, and four new members were inducted: Bethany Clark, Ana Osuna, Asmahan Melissa Tanios, and Susan Zárate.

Alpha Mu Gamma is the first and largest national collegiate foreign language honor society of the United States, established on April 29, 1931 at Los Angeles City College. The Society honors high achievement in foreign languages and its motto, “Search with eyes aloft,” comes from Virgil’s Aeneid, Book VI. Officers include: Jennifer Sarrat, president, María Ruvalcaba, vice president, and Amanda Steinbach, secretary. The faculty advisor for Alpha Mu Gamma is June C. D. Carter.

 

Wellness Center Summer Hours

Take advantage of the Wellness Center on campus this summer! The summer season is May 3 - August 18.

General Facility Hours:
Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, CLOSED

Pool Hours:
Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, CLOSED

 

May Day Picnic

The Chancellor’s Office along with the Division of Human Resources will be hosting our annual May Day Picnic on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, under the tent on the quad beginning at 12:00 p.m.  The purpose of this event is to recognize our retirees as well as our State Service Award recipients who have researched a 10, 20, or 30 year milestone in 2009 with the University and/or State of South Carolina.  In addition, we will also announce our Classified Employee of the Year, draw to select the winners of our United Way of the Piedmont Campaign and draw to select our BIG GREEN EGG Family Fund Grand prize.
Our retirees are: Page Candler, Library Services; Brenda Compton, Library Services; Dan Cooke, Division of Math & Computer Science; Judy Curtis, Department of Fine Arts & Communication Studies; Brenda Davenport, Department of Languages, Literature & Composition; Michaeleen Davis, School of Education; Valerie Duarte, School of Education; Joellen Harris, School of Education; Charmaine Hazekamp, Printing Services; Mary Lou Hodge, Mary Black School of Nursing; Judy Howard, Financial Services; Katy Murphy, Records & Registration; Brenda Smith, Financial Services; Jim Reese, George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business & Economics; Fred Wenz, Department of Sociol-ogy, Criminal Justice & Women’s Studies

Our 30-Year State Service Award recipients are:  Jean B. Curtis, Records & Registration and George M. Labanick, Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering

Our 20-Year State Service Award recipients are:  Kelly Bryson, Child Development Center; Judi Harris, Department of Criminal Justice & Women’s Studies; Robin Hollis, Records & Registration; Gale Jackson, ACHIEVE Program; Frances Jarratt-Hortis, Stu-dent Life; Carolyn Matthews, Financial Services; Danielle Raquidel, Department of Lan-guages, Literature & Composition; Robert Spakes, Facilities Management; Randy Varn, Facilities Management; Charlene Walton, Mary Black School of Nursing; Bill White, Division of Math & Computer Science

Our 10-Year State Service Award recipients are:  Laura Bannan, Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering; Nancy Burrell, Child Development Center; David Calvin, Stu-dent Life; Barbara Chastain, Department of Fine Arts & Communications Studies; Bon-nie Carson Durham, Financial Aid; Mary Kaye Gault, Library Services; Chris Hanke, Information Technology & Services; Marilyn Knight, Department of Languages, Literature & Composition; Charles Love, School of Education; Thomas McConnell, Department of Languages, Literature & Composition; Rebecca Stevens, School of Education; Karen Swetland, Library Services; Carolyn Wilson, Facilities Management

Please join us on the quad to recognize these employees.  Lunch will be served from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Presentations will begin at 1:00 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Gurley at ext. 5322.

 

Campus Calendar

USC Upstate Plans For May Commencement
Tuesday, May 4 ... 7:00 p.m. ... Quad behind the Administration Building

Eight hundred students will receive their diplomas when the University of South Carolina Upstate holds its May Commencement on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. on the Quad behind the Administration Building. William “Bill” Barnet III will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary doctorate in public service. In addition to presenting Bill Barnet with an honorary doctorate, USC Upstate will also present Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind, with an honorary doctorate in human letters. The full story, including more details on the careers of Bill Barnet and Marc Maurer, can be found in this media release. Contingency plans for graduation in the event of severe weather can be found in this Commencement Severe Weather Policy Plan and Severe Weather FAQ. In case of severe weather, the ceremony will be held in the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. IMPORTANT!!! Please note new processional time and process: Due to the large volume of students and the time it takes to process, the student processional will begin promptly at 6:40 p.m. following the announcing of the Class of 2010. The faculty will then be announced at 6:50 p.m. for the faculty processional. Once the faculty are in place, the platform party will be announced at 6:55 p.m. with the ceremony beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please be dressed in full academic regalia, including hats, and gather in the lobby of the Media Building no later than 6:30 p.m. Purses and other valuables should not be brought to the ceremony as there is no place to lock them up. Traffic approaching campus will be very heavy during the hours prior to commencement. Please arrive early to avoid any delays.

Big Green EggFamily Fund Grand Prize Drawing: The Big Green Egg!
Wednesday, May 5

The Family Fund grand prize drawing will be held at the May Day picnic on Wednesday, May 5. Make your gift or pledge of $25 or more before Wednesday to be included in the drawing!

Gifts and pledges can be made online at www.uscupstate.edu/giving or by completing the Family Fund form and returning it via campus mail no later than Tuesday, May 4. Please make checks payable to the USC Upstate Foundation.

 

Community Interest

Ice Cream Sundays Are Back!
If you are wondering what to do on a Sunday evening, come to the Quad at the Rose Terrace to eat ice cream and listen to great music! Mark your calendars, grab a lawn chair and some money for the ice cream, and enjoy the great music and fun atmosphere starting at 7 p.m. on Sundays. This is one of the most relaxing things you can do on a summer Sunday night!

Here's the schedule:

Ice Cream Sundays … 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. … Rose Terrace on the Quad
May 23: The Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble presents an evening of big band jazz
May 30: The Spartanburg Community Band will play a Tribute to Veterans
June 6:  Join the Low Blow Band for an evening of jazz without trumpets
June 13:  The Spartanburg Community Band will be back for an evening of movie theme favorites
June 20:  The Windjammers Band will present an evening of Dixieland Jazz
June 27: Join the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble for an evening of big band jazz

Ribbon Cutting

green ribbonMake plans to attend the ribbon cutting celebration of the opening of the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, on Thursday, May 13 at 1:00 p.m. at 160 E. Saint John Street in downtown Spartanburg. All faculty and staff are invited to join the celebration and tour the building. Questions? Email Tammy Whaley or call 503-5210. Here is the invitation to keep or forward to others.

Summer Youth Drama Camp

A Youth Summer Drama Camp will be held at USC Upstate the weeks of June 14-18 and June 21-25 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for ages eight to 18 (second grade through senior year). The camps include drama games, warm ups, scene work, mask making, theatrical makeup, lighting and scene painting. At the end of the second week campers in 2nd - 6th grades will perform the play Stuart Little and campers in 7th – 12th grade will perform the play Searching for David’s Heart. Campers who wish to participate in the plays, must attend camp for both weeks. Rehearsal times for the plays are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. More info is available in this media release.

 

Faculty & Staff

green ribbonJune C. D. Carter, (LLC, Spanish) presented a paper titled “Hispanic Literature for Children and Young Adults: Communication and Culture Beyond the Classroom” at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) which was held April 15-17 in Winston-Salem, N.C.  Her co-presenter was Noemí Guerrero, Student Research Assistant. June was also elected to the SCOLT Executive Board and will serve from 2010-2014.

green ribbonFrieda Davison (Library) presented two one-hour sessions at the 15th Annual Wytheville Family History Institute in Virginia, titled, “Researching Your 20th Century Soldier” and “Cemetery Art and Symbolism” on April 10.

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Greta Freeman
(Elementary Education) and Douglas Jackson (Spanish, LLC) received the 2009-2010 Bank of America/Student Affairs Excellence in Teaching & Advising Award.

green ribbonJon Storm (NSE, Biology) presented 2 papers at the 2010 Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting in Asheville, NC. His papers were on the “Effect of white-nose syndrome on body temperature and mass loss of hibernating little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus)” and “Use of urban greenways by small mammals.”

Employment Opportunities

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

STAFF/ADMINISTRATION POSITIONS:

Police Officer
(State Title: Law Enforcement Officer I)
University Police
Requisition No.  002127
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.

Custodial/General Maintenance
(State Title: Building/Grounds Specialist III)
Student Affairs
Requisition No. 002288
Online applications accepted until position is filled.

USC Upstate Bursar
(State Title: Accountant/Fiscal Analyst III)
Business Services
Requisition No.  002426
Online applications accepted until position is filled.

Service Provider (Temporary)
Five positions
(State Title:  Human Services Specialist II)
School of Education
Requisition No. 002309
Online applications accepted positions are filled.

Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach (Temporary)
(State Title: Assistant Coach)
Athletics
equisition No.  002394
Online applications accepted until position is filled.

Scanner (Temporary)
(State Title: Administrative Specialist I)
Admissions
Requisition No.  002397
Online applications accepted until position is filled.

Security Officer (Temporary)
(State Title: Security Specialist III)
University Police
Requisition No.  002439
Online applications accepted until position is filled/