Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/12/2008 - Issue # 45

Here is your weekly copy of Know-a-BULL News. Please read this issue to keep up-to-date with all the exciting events and news from the USF Honors College, Undergraduate Research, and Resources for Educational Distinction.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

RSS Feed Upcoming Events
 1/13/2009 How to Choose a Thesis Topic and How to Find a Mentor
 1/14/2009 How to Choose a Thesis Topic and Find a Mentor
 1/15/2009 An Afternoon with: Rick Temple
 1/20/2009 An Evening with: Les Muma
 1/21/2009 HCSC Coffeehouse
 1/22/2009 Another Evening with Concertmaster Jeff Multer
 1/23/2009 Fourth Colloquium
 1/25/2009 Florida Orchestra Concert
 1/26/2009 How to Write your Prospectus
 1/27/2009 Evening with: Judge Raymond Gross
 1/27/2009 How to Write a Prospectus
 1/27/2009 IRB meeting for Thesis Students
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Please go to the website and check out the upcoming events. They are some of the best ever. Rick Temple, clinical psychologist, will talk about time management, something many of us could use; Les Muma, entrepreneur and philanthropist will share his secrets of success; the Florida Orchestra has invited us to be their guest at a concert; our other scheduled events are also on the website. Take a look and sign up for those which interest you and which seem beneficial .

  • Competitive Scholarships for 2009-2010 Academic Year

    The application for the Honors College competitive scholarships is up on our website. the deadline to submit it online is February 27, 2009.

    Link: Scholarship Application

  • Advising Information Available Online

    The Honors College Web site has seen some changes over the Winter Break. There is a new tab on the main menu for Advising information. Not sure what you need to graduate from the Honors College or how to fulfill your foreign language requirement? Click on the Advising tab to check it out! While you're there, be sure to click on Health Professions to visit the Health Professions Blog written by our very own Ms. Hill. There is a growing amount of good and timely information for those interested in a career in the health professions.

    Link: Honors College Advising

  • Do you read or write Malialam?

    If so, please contact Dr. Yavneh, as an Honors student is looking for assistance.

  • Preconcert discussion with FL Orchestra Concertmaster

    Attending the Florida Orchestra concert on the 25th? Concertmaster Jeff Multer will return to the Honors College on January 22nd at 5 to discuss the music the orchestra will be performing. Even if you can't attend the concert, this should be fun. Refreshments will be served. RSVP.

    Link: Link to RSVP

  • Honors Band

    You can now earn credit for playing/singing in the Honors band even if you are not in the actual class. We will offer one credit for students who wish to be a part of the Rubber Band in the spring. It will meet on Mondays from 6-7 PM. Email Dr. Silverman and he will get you registered.

    Link: Email Dr. Silverman

  • USF Athletics Academic Enrichment Center

    The USF Athletics Academic Enrichment Center offers comprehensive tutorial services to its 400+ student-athletes in a variety of courses. The Center is currently looking for natural science and math tutors with an academic standing of sophomore or better, who have the ability to effectively communicate course materials to a broad range of students. If you are interested in one of these paid tutoring positions (starting at $8/hour), please email your academic resume to Ms. Lanier at

  • FreshPeople Book

    Would you like to pick the next Summer Book for the Honors College? The deans are looking for a small group of students to read and discuss potential books during the first half of the semester.

    Interested? Please join us on Wednesday, January 14th at 4 in the Lounge

  • Call for Proposals

    Proposals are now being accepted for the 2009 NCHC Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

    NCHC is accepting proposals for the following sessions:

    General Sessions
    Roundtable Discussions
    Master Classes
    Poster Sessions
    Idea Exchange
    Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel
    Forum on Diversity and International Education Student Moderators

    This is a great place to showcase your research in the form of presentations or posters and Honors will pay your way! Please contact Dr. Silverman if interested.

    Link: NCHC Site

  • Princeton Review

    The Princeton Review lauds USF and our Honors College

    Link: Article

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RED - National Fellowships

  • USF Undergraduate Scholars

    The strategic plan of the University of South Florida seeks to expand world-class interdisciplinary research, creative and scholarly endeavors and to expand local and global engagement initiatives. The Undergraduate Scholars program adds depth to students' University of South Florida academic experience. It is designed to help students apply academic learning to real-life issues and problems through faculty supervised research. This innovative program seeks to encourage students to engage in meaningful service and to connect to the global community. The University Scholars program recognizes students who fulfill the University goals of community engagement, undergraduate research, and global citizenship on both transcript and diploma. Contact Mr. Mejias at for more information.

  • Paid Internship

    Outstanding internship opportunity in the fields of Asset Management, Insurance, and Financial Services!

RED has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the RED website and speak with Mr. Mejias.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • We are pleased to welcome to new staff members

    Computer Science Professor Dr. Dewey Rundus is our new associate director of Undergraduate Research. He also has a Ph.D. in psychology and a lot of experience working with undergraduates, including teaching in the Honors College. His office is across from Dr. Kleines.

    Ms. Lauren Schumacher is our new academic specialist. She grew up in Clearwater and holds a MPH from a university slightly to the north. You will find her in the main Undergraduate Research Office.

    Please stop by and welcome Dr. Rundus and Ms. Schumacher!

  • Hurricane Studies Deadline: February 1

    The Hurricane REU program at the University of South Florida provides a stimulating and interactive 9-week summer research experience for undergraduates. This interdisciplinary program fully engages students in collaborative exploration at a Research I institution with distinguished faculty mentors drawn from disciplines such as Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Geography, Public Health, Humanities, and Social Work.

    Link: Flyer

  • Mesoamerican Archaelogy Field School Deadline: January 15

    USF Summer Education Abroad Program in Honduras, June 7-July 18, 2009


  • REU Summer Program Deadlines

    REU summer program deadlines are on the UR website at Also please see the link to webguru: Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates for opportunities at other institutions Ms. Carlton would be happy to meet with you as well.

  • Save the Date!

    Save the date for USFs 2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium, APRIL 3rd. Deadline for submissions is February 25th.

  • Research Assistants Needed

    Dr. Kirstein and Dr. Sullivan are looking for 2-3 undergraduate research assistants for the Spring semester. Email Ms. Carlton at to set an appointment about your interest in either opportunity.

  • Engineering REU Flyer 2008

    View the link below


  • Southern Regional Honors Council Conference

    Present your Research at the Southern Regional Honors Council Conference-Details on the Honors College website

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Coffeehouse

    When: January 21 - 6:00-9:00 pm
    What: Coffeehouse
    Where: Marshall Center 3707

    There will be food and refreshments provided. If you are interested in performing, reading a poem, showing a piece of art please contact Srdjan Misic at

    Link: Calendar - RSVP

  • Meetings

    Honors Council General Meetings every Tuesday at 4:30pm in the Honors Lounge

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Student Submissions

  • Education Abroad - Ghana 2009

    See the flyer for details.

    Link: Ghana Informational Flyer

  • Girl Scout Cookie Time

    A message about Girl Scout Cookies from Dr. Yavneh's daughter, Lily:
    I am a member of Junior Troop 495 and I will be selling cookies until January 30th. This year we have all your favorites plus the new dulce de leche. Cookies are $3.50 a box. I will be in the Honors College Lounge and my mom's office on Friday afternoon, or you can just order from her ( If you are on a diet, you can buy a box and donate it to the military services.

    We will use some of the money for our camping trip, and give the rest to help children with cancer and the homeless.

    Link: Meet the Cookies

  • Exciting Internship Opportunity

    An exciting internship opportunity(especially for those in Marketing/PR/Advertising)with the Gasparilla International Film Festival Tampa Bay:

    An intern position is neededimmediatelyto assist one of the Board of Directors of the Gasparilla International Film Festival in managing in-kind relationships between the festival and media sponsors by maximizing value for both parties, working along side our PR agency to draft press releases and send out newsletters,manage media sponsorships and relationships to make sure we are utilizing theterms to our benefit(such as, making sure we use all ads provided by TBT and St Pete Times and airspace provided by Brighthouse, etc.)

    This is a great opportunity for students to meet some of the most important people in the Tampa Bay Area and also be a part of one of the largest Film Festivals in the country!

    If interested, please contact Ferdian Jap, Project Specialist, Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk atferdianj@gmail.comor 727-452-6984


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