March 13, 2015

March update from the president

Yesterday we held our monthly General Assembly meeting; we were forced to go old-school without AV, but had a great turnout and meeting regardless! Our monthly Staff Recognition Award winner was Cesar “Sonny” Rosales III, an Entrance Ambassador with Transportation Services. Sonny was introduced by his supervisor, Guest Relations Manager Ramon Vaca, who shared some of the great comments people had written in support of his nomination. As a monthly awardee, Sonny received a plaque signed by the presidents of the Staff Assembly, Staff Club, and university; copies of all his nomination letters; a $100 gift card courtesy of the Staff Club; and free parking for a month! If you know someone you’d like to nominate for the Monthly Staff Recognition Award, please visit that page of our website here.

Our guest speakers this month were Joe Furin, Anastasia Johnson, and Niki Angleton from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena (LAMCSA). They shared stories about the rich sporting and event history the Coliseum has enjoyed in the last 100 years, including hosting two Olympiads (X and XXIII), two Super Bowls (I and VII), one World Series (1959), a Papal Mass, and visits by three U.S. Presidents. They also mentioned some of the exciting renovation plans USC has in store now that we’ve signed a master tenant lease for the next 100 years. One of the improvements we should see in the very near future is to the advertising sign adjacent to the 110 freeway, which will be getting a much-needed paint job and all new electronics to bring it into the 21st century. For more information about the Coliseum and upcoming events, visit their website at: www.lacoliseum.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter, where special discounted deals are announced: for a VERY limited time (until the allotment of discounted tickets from the vendor are sold out), you can purchase Disney on Ice tickets @ the Sports Arena for up to 50% off through Goldstar – for complete details, click here.

REMINDERS:

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 9am: Our April General Assembly meeting will be at HSC (MCH156); come see what Staff Assembly is all about! Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook to be kept in the loop regarding meetings and future events: SA Facebook Page.

TUESDAY, April 28, 7:10pm: USC Night at Dodger Stadium! See the USC Night flyer  for complete details (HINT: if you can get a group of 20 or more people together, you’ll save hundreds of dollars in service fees.) Getting you this information now because they WILL sell out!

May 18-22: A “save the date” reminder – the week after commencement we’ll be hosting our second annual USC Staff Appreciation Week! This year we formed a special committee to try and make it even bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event, with more raffle prizes, vendor discounts, and giveaways than ever. Look for additional information in the weeks to come, but mark your calendar now, you won’t want to miss it!