Sharing Carolina's brand from afar
Every day Rachel Hartley wakes up to the Southern California sun. She may have to sit in Los Angeles traffic on her way to the “office.” From her house, her car and various other stops – including coffee houses and school gymnasiums -- across the West Coast, Hartley promotes USC.”
Faculty & Staff Times
Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
University News & Events
The university is participating in The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work for Program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. Part of the program involves an employee survey distributed to a sample of each institution’s full-time faculty and staff. On March 18, this survey will be distributed to a random selection of our employees. If you are included in this sample, you will receive an e-mail invitation encouraging you to take part in this survey.
Student Health Services Campus Wellness and community medical partners will offer USC faculty and staff a limited number of free blood, hearing, skin cancer and mental health screenings in April through its new program, Healthy Aging.
The USC Instigator is a new resource to help students explore whether a business idea is viable. By providing space and staff support, the USC Instigator will help students get their ideas ready to pitch to the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator and for the Proving Ground, the university’s business plan competition for students.
Faculty members are central to the national fellowship process as many national fellowships require that students are nominated to apply. The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs recruits faculty to serve on its committees to support students throughout the application and interview processes. The office holds several targeted information sessions where students will have the opportunity to learn about these prestigious awards and the application process from advisers, faculty members and prior winners.
Universities are natural breeding grounds for original thinking and big ideas. But getting “the next big thing” off campus and onto store shelves and into homes can be complicated and time consuming when going it alone. USC’s Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) housed in the Office of Research wants to lend a hand.
In preparation for the One Carolina technology implementation and to improve security for students, faculty and staff, Campus Recreation, will begin utilizing individual VIP numbers as part of the biometric access control system at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center. The new system will integrate with the CarolinaCard system and is expected to be fully functional by March 15.
Faculty, staff, administrators or students may nominate candidates before March 20 for the John N. Gardner Inspirational Faculty Award, presented each year by University Housing and University 101 Programs to a faculty member who demonstrates a devotion to educating students by encouraging them to intentionally select and participate in meaningful experiences within and beyond the classroom.
The Office of Research announced funding for 48 proposals with the Research Initiative for Summer Engagement (RISE) program, providing $182,000 to support faculty members at senior and regional campuses. Senior campus chancellors also provided support to their faculty, resulting in a total award amount of more than $262,000.
Off the Wire: USC in the Media
Faculty & Staff Notes
Susan Parlier and Miriam Johnson, social work, “Inspiring passion: Using service learning projects and technology in an advocacy course,” Baccalaureate Program Directors of Schools of Social Work, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Edward Frongillo, health promotion, education and behavior, “Confronting myths about household food insecurity and excess weight,” Cadernos de Saúde Pública.