USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                              September 12 - 18, 2016

Dr. Tennyson Wright receives BFSA Longevity Award

Dr. Tennyson Wright received the Longevity Award from the Black Faculty and Staff Association for his 30+ years of service to USF and the USF community. The award was presented by Dean Julie Serovich during the BFSA Annual Welcome Breakfast on September 6th. In her award presentation, Dean Serovich provided a summary of Dr. Wright's extensive contributions to the University and the community. Read more...

RMHC Master's Students Receive John A. Orphanidys Scholarship Award

Claudia Cordero and Suresh Lama Tamang were awarded the John A. Orphanidys Scholarship Award, sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP). This scholarship was established to promote graduate level rehabilitation education, and to recognize Florida vocational rehabilitation graduate students who have expressed a commitment to work in private vocational rehabilitation. The namesake of the scholarship, Mr. John Orphanidys, is a past president of the Florida IARP chapter and had a passion for student development and mentoring of up and coming private sector rehabilitation counselors. The award will cover airfare, lodging and per diem to attend the 2016 IARP/ISLCP Annual Conference being held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in October. Read more...

Florida KIDS COUNT Needs Your Cute Kid

Florida KIDS COUNT is in the midst of producing a County Data Book and we want faces of real Florida Kids to help tell our story. Our Data Book will be put in the hands of advocates, politicians, county planners and administrators who make decisions every day on how our tax dollars and efforts are spent. Let's make sure they are looking into the faces or our children as they do so.

We are looking for children and young people from infant to young adult, as well as all sizes, colors, and abilities! Family and group photos are welcome too, as long as they include children. Please send a photo of your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, neighbor, whoever (with permission of course). Keep your eyes out for newest book coming in December 2016. It could include your cutest kid. More information...

Because of demand, all sessions for the financial counseling by TIAA-CREF on Monday, September 12 are filled. To accommodate those who were not able to schedule a session, a TIAA-CREF representative will also hold sessions on Wednesday, September 14.

You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.
Wednesday, September 14, 201610:00am - 5:00pmMHC 1123

Social Work 40th Anniversary: Celebrating The Past, Present & Future

The USF School of Social Work is proud to celebrate its 40th Anniversary this year. This event will celebrate our 40 years of social work education at USF by honoring distinguished alumni that have impacted our School and communities we serve. There will be a panel of executive level community partners discussing trends in the future of social work. Funds raised at this event will be invested in the future of the USF School of Social Work by increasing the Social Work Student Scholarship Fund.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center - Tampa Campus

To sponsor a table or purchase tickets for this event, please visit the registration website at, call 813-974-3164 or email
CBCS In the News

County leaders weigh animal abuse registry
Former FBI agent, Bryanna Fox teaches criminology at USF and says the FBI just started tracking animal abuse cases this year...


With stops and searches, numbers don't add up for some DPS troopers
Even glaring variations in stop and search rates by race don't necessarily prove bias, said Lorie Fridell, a criminology professor at the University of South Florida and author of "By the Numbers: A Guide for Analyzing Race Data from Vehicle Stops."

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