USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                                  January 18 - 24, 2016

Visiting Scholar Colloquia

CommuniqueGaye Tyler-Merrick, PhD, will present "The Implementation of Positive Behavior Support in New Zealand" on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 2:00 - 3:30pm in the MHC Atrium Lobby. Dr. Tyler-Merrick has extensive experience in the early childhood sector both as a kindergarten teacher and as a pre-service lecturer. As an RTLB she has also worked in both primary and secondary schools focusing on students with learning and behavioral needs. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of behavior and learning.

CBCS Week of Welcome Student Success Café a success!
The CBCS Week of Welcome Student Success Café held last week was a huge success. Over 110 students attended and participated in our interactive round table discussions aimed at promoting student success. They learned about our study abroad programs and undergraduate research opportunities, took part in discussions regarding diversity and inclusion, and learned about tutoring, victim advocacy, stress management, and employment services available to USF students. Free pizza and coffee was served. Six lucky students won the raffle prizes.
Supervisor Speaker Series 2016
The 2016 Supervisor Speaker Series is a series of workshops designed to address the most pressing uses that our supervisors face on a daily basis. Supervisors and staff who provide support to HR functions may attend any or all of the workshops throughout the year to help develop skills as a supervisor.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Attendance & Leave Rules - What Every Supervisor Needs to Know
Facilitator: Beverly Jerry, USF Human Resources
Westside Conference Center - B & C
9:00 - 10:30am

Seating is limited. Participants must register via email to Your registration will be confirmed. A wait-list will be established if demand exceeds space availability.
CBCS to Offer SciENcv Training

January is dedicated to SciENcv training, tips on creating and updating NCBI's MyBibliography, and time management tips to maintaining the many areas where your bibliography/vita may be available. Come join us in the CBCS Computer Lab (MHC 1329) Thursday mornings 9:30 to 10:30am. Bring your vita and your laptop and a copy of EndNote. For more information, contact Ardis Hanson (

USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Reception
The USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy organization is holding a reception on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 for faculty and students. This reception provides a networking opportunity for women within the university and a chance for women to learn more about the organization's awards program. The reception will be held in the USF Gibbons Alumni Center from 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

Learn more about the program here.  
Adding News/Events/Publications to the CBCS Website and Newsletter

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