Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/19/2008 - Issue # 46

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
 1/20/2009 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
 2/3/2009 How to get the most from your Mentor
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • 2009 Freshpeople Book

    If you are interested in helping to choose this year's freshpeople book, please contact Dr. Yavneh (

  • 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

  • Pre-Concert 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

  • 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

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RED - National Fellowships

  • 2009-10 Gubernatorial Fellowship Program

    The program is designed to provide students who are interested in public service with the opportunity to gain experience and exposure by working in key areas of government. Gubernatorial Fellows are assigned to the Executive Office of the Governor or the Governor's agencies, based on their major or area of concentration. Fellows will be expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and will be paid for their time on the job. Fellows must also meet weekly as a group to participate in a lecture series as well as additional government activities such as press conferences, budget briefings and policy briefings. Fellows will also be given the opportunity to participate in policy study trips throughout Florida and in Washington, D.C.

    Link: Gubernatorial Fellows Program

  • 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 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.

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

  • 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

  • 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.

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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 Thursday at 5:00pm in the Honors Lounge, except for the meetings on 01/22 and 02/05 which will be held in SVC 1101.

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Student Submissions

  • Mardi Gras Masquerade

    USF Health and Fundacion Familia Sana will be hosting a Mardi Gras Masquerade on Thursday, March 5, 2009 from 7pm until 11pm in the USF Marshall Center Ballroom. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds will be donated to an Honors thesis water purification project in the Dominican Republic. At the event, there will be a DJ, a raffle, a keynote speaker, door prizes, and performances from some campus organizations. One grand prize will be given to the person with the most creative mask. Food and drinks will be donated by local businesses such as Tijuana Flats, Starbucks, Cilantro, McAllister's, Publix, Target, MOSI, and many more. For ticket sales, please email or contact one of the four thesis students:
    Sarina Amin - (407)232-1196
    Akash Parekh - (727)458-1158
    Rohini Komarla - (813)817-3915
    Patrick Blackburn - (813)833-5751

  • Leadership Opportunity for First Year Students

    Phi Eta Sigma, an honor society for first year students, is looking for motivated students who are willing to assist in the rechartering process. Students with a 3.5 GPA or higher, in the top 20% of their class and taking a normal course load (at least 12 hours) who are interested in making a significant impact in the first year experience of fellow students at USF are invited to apply.

    Potential applicants should be first year students willing to devote several hours per week to assist in the rechartering process and willing to take an active role in the establishment of a new honor society. For more information on Phi Eta Sigma, please check

    Anyone interested in aiding with the process is encouraged to email and Cc to by February 5th to schedule an interview. If you have any questions feel free to contact us, and we will gladly get back to you.

    Link: Contact Email Address

  • Looking for web design genius to instruct tech-challenged web owner

    I'm looking for someone who has decent knowledge of web design formats to get into my website and figure out how the darn thing works. Once accomplished, I would then like that person to show me how to monitor and update same.

    Link: Innovative Restorations

  • Seeking talented web designer

    Controversy, USF's new undergraduate journal, is seeking a talented web designer to forge a creative web page. This is an excellent resume building opportunity.

    Please email Kristen at for more information.

  • Controversy: Call for Papers

    Controversy, a journal for the discussion of social issues, is seeking submissions for its first edition. Social issues are most appropriately approached through a combination of truth, passion, knowledge, ethical consideration of the opposition and eloquent and concise use of language. Writers who successfully implement the standards and mission statement of Controversy will be granted publication.

    Please email Kristen at for the standards of publication and more information.

  • Education Abroad - Ghana 2009

    See the flyer for details.

    Link: Ghana Informational Flyer

If you would like to be included in future editions of "Know-a-BULL News", articles may be submitted for consideration to Dr. Silverman through the submission form. Submissions should be brief and well written. Links should be JPG images or PDFs.

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