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.
Are you a USF undergraduate student who is a member of an underrepresented minority group (black, latino, asian)?
Have you earned 60 credit hours or more?
Do you have a GPA of 3.0 or higher?
The USF Graduate School is looking for you!!! Come attend one of our FREE graduate school prep workshops and learn about:
Qualifying for graduate school
Financial assistance for minority students
Spring 2009 Dates and Times
Thursday January 29 4PM-6PM BSN 1101
Friday January 30 5PM-7PM MSC 2703
Here are two research possibilities which can easily be used for theses. Publications are also possible.
The first researcher would likely be a student in education/political science/ history to help research two finite chapters with me for a text presently entitled Educational Policy and Schooling in America for the 21st Century. The chapters are fairly well articulated and the desire is for someone who "knows" research or is willing to "learn it" from myself and the appropriate research librarian. The new Obama administration posses new opportunities for the text that were not there as originally expressed by the editor or authors two years ago...and we will take a close view of the new policies expressed by the new President. Implications for the student include, but are not limited to, supportive letters, editorial recognition, substantive writing, or thesis identification.
The second researcher would likely be student in education/policy/history with particular interest in issues of educational law for a contracted test presently entitled, A Principal's and Teacher's Handbook on Student Rights. Again, the desire is for someone who has skills or wants to have skills in researching and working on issues affecting student rights. Implications for students include, but are not limited to, supportive letters, editorial recognition, substantive writing or thesis identification.
Contact Dean Silverman if interested.
Pre-Health Students: MCAT Prep Workshop!
1. MCAT and types of standardized tests
2. Why many students earn lower scores than expected
3. How to thoroughly prepare for the test
4. The use of practice tests
5. How to know if you are ready for the test
The workshop will be held on Friday January 30 in CHE 103, 3-4pm. For further information contact Dr. Melvin James at 974-6957
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.
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2009 NCHC Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
NCHC is accepting proposals for the following sessions:
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.
Are you a student of color interested in career in education?
The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) aims to reduce over time the critical under-representation on school faculties of certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities. Providing positive role models to youth, the Institute serves the related goals of supporting school and campus environments.
Each year, throughout the graduate school application process, the institute supports outstanding college students and graduates from diverse backgrounds who are committed to these ideals. Contact Mr. Mejias (IRT '94): firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fellowship provides supplemental funding for applicant designed proposals to conduct brief activities in a foreign country related to the mandate of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.
The Washington, D.C.-London Program
The Washington, D.C.-Oxford Program
The Washington, D.C.-Sydney Program
Designed as a seminar in the nation's capital followed by an internship placement with programming and rigorous academic study in one of the above cities, each program will help students gain a valuable comparative understanding of culture and professional life--an important asset in today's global workforce.
*students are eligible to receive $4,500 in financial aid toward these programs
For further information please visit our new website.The application deadline for all three programs is February 27, 2009.
The Mississippi Teacher Corps is the most competitive teaching program in the country. The two-year program, designed for non-education majors, recruits college graduates to teach in the Mississippi Delta (and other critical-needs areas of Mississippi) and offers a host of benefits, including teacher training and certification, a full scholarship for a master's degree in education, job placement that includes full pay and benefits and, most importantly, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students in one of the poorest areas of the country.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Information and applications for the summer 2009 Hurricane REU are now on our website! Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research Website to download or submit your application electronically. To view or download the flyer, please click here. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2009, so do not let this exciting research opportunity pass you by!
For more information about the REU and mentors for the program please visit the UR website at www.ur.usf.edu.
Congratulations to the fifteen USF students accepted to NCUR!
The Office of Undergraduate Research looks forward to seeing you in LaCrosse, Wisconsin on April 16-18th. We are so proud of you!
REU Summer Program Deadlines
REU summer program deadlines are on the UR website at http://ur.usf.edu/content/reu/reu.html. Also please see the link to webguru: Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates for opportunities at other institutions www.webguru.neu.edu. Ms. Carlton would be happy to meet with you as well.
Pre-health student? Interested in shadowing physicians? Looking for volunteer oppurtunities? Or do you just want to be surrounded by a group of motivated girls? Come find out about Pre-Med AMWA.
Pre-Med AMWA (American Medical Women's Association) is having an ice cream social. Come find out more information about the club, our activity throughout the year and most importantly, come for free ice cream.
The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) and INROADS invite you to ALPFA's Pre-Career Fair Prep Rally to be held on Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at 7pm in MSC 2709. The INROADS National Recruiter will conduct an Impression Management workshop and he will also provide information on how you can get a paid internship through INROADS. This is a great opportunity to polish your Impression Management skills in time for the Career Fair!
When: Thursday, January 29th @ 7pm
Where: MSC 2709 (Marshall Center)
Free food and drinks will be provided
If you have any questions, please contact Mari Meyer, INROADS Ambassador and ALPFA Director of Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 9th 2009-March 11th 2009 M/W 6-10 PM at College of Nursing
USF Emergency Medical Services and American Medical Response of West Florida will present a Medical First Responder course. The course covers all of the essentials of emergency care and treatment of the sick and injured. There will be lectures and "hands-on" sessions. Classes will be held at the College of Nursing on Tuesdays in MDN 1032 from 6-10 pm and on Thursdays in MDN 2005 from 6-10 pm. If you are pursuing a career in medicine, nursing, or public health, interested in emergency medical care, or want to be ready "just in case," this is the class for you. Cost to UEMSA personnel is $170 and all others is $180. The class includes two-year certification from the American Heart Association in infant/child/adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation at the Healthcare Provider level. Contact UEMSA through their website http://www.ctr.usf.edu/UEMSA if you have any questions or to sign up for the course. Prompt contact with us and advanced payment will reserve your seat in the class.
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 email@example.com 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 www.phietasigma.org.
Anyone interested in aiding with the process is encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org and Cc to email@example.com 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.
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 Kcorpion1@yahoo.com for the standards of publication and more information.
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.