Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/02/2010 - Issue # 99

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
 2/2/2010 Honors LLC- Free BIOLOGY Tutoring
 2/10/2010 Abstract Writing Workshop
 2/18/2010 USF EXPO: Event Set Up
 2/19/2010 Honors LLC- BREAKFAST
 2/19/2010 USF EXPO: Event Volunteers
 2/20/2010 USF EXPO: Event Volunteers
 2/25/2010 An Afternoon with: Eric Storch
 3/3/2010 Poster Design Workshop
 3/17/2010 Oral Presentation Skills Workshop
 3/25/2010 An Afternoon with Tom Bernard
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Check the Honors calendar to see the events we are hosting in the spring and sign up to those you wish to attend. Freshpeople, remember your 5 event obligation.

  • Mesoamerican Archaeology Field School

    We will be hosting an informational meeting for the 2010 Mesoamerican Archaeology Field School (Project Roatan, on Tuesday, February 2 from 5-6 pm in the Social Sciences Building, Room 30.

    There will be short presentations about the project, followed by an opportunity to meet the program faculty and staff and discuss questions about the program, credits, funding, and so on. Please join us and help us spread the word!


  • Washington Semester

    American University in Washington, D.C., offers USF students the opportunity to take a full load of credit-earning classes during the Fall Semester 2010 through its "Washington Semester." You will study with high-caliber faculty and alongside students from many countries. The most attractive part: you will make contacts with government and corporate agencies through the built-in internships, for future employment opportunities.

    These are the D.C.-only programs: American National Politics, Justice Semester, Public Law Semester, US Foreign Policy, Transforming Communities, Journalism, Economic Policy. The following programs offer travel modules of 2-3 weeks: Peace and Conflict Resolution Semester, International Environment and Development, Contemporary Islam, International Business and Trade and International Law and Organizations.

    Generous scholarships have been designated for participating USF students !

    Please, attend our Informational Meeting on Wednesday, February 17, in the Honors Lounge, SVC 1088, 12 noon - 1 p.m. Pizza will be served. Christian Marble, USF Honors student and "Washington Semester" alumnus, and Dr. Georg Kleine will answer your questions. RSVP required.

  • Spring 2010 walk-Ins or appointments at JPH 1309

    Walk-Ins or appointments are NOW available at JPH 1309 on Mondays from 8:30am to 12pm. Please call 813-974-3087 to schedule your meeting with an Honors College advisor today!

  • Study abroad for pre-med students

    Hello Honors College!
    Here is a great summer study abroad program that is organized with the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica. It is an ideal program for pre-med or pre-health students. What students will be doing on the program:
    * Collaborate with Costa Rican physicians and nurses and conduct a health clinic in a rural community.
    * Study quantitative and qualitative methods for collecting and analyzing community health data
    * Work in teams to design and carry out community-based research on various health topics (e.g., nutrition, reproductive health, environmental health, sexually transmitted infections, and occupational health)
    * Learn about the Costa Rican health system and about different projects run by the University of Costa Rica School of Public Health and by Non-Governmental Organizations
    * Experience cultural immersion through optional Spanish language training and home-stays with Costa Rican families and
    * Present their research findings and learn how to give presentations to different audiences including community members, health researchers, and social scientists

    Amanda C. Maurer
    Director, Education Abroad


  • Florida Student Summit on Global Business at USF

    Florida Student Summit on Global Business at USF

    Head to Head Students bringing CEO's and companies to them

    This is a great opportunity for all students to go head to head with leading professionals in some of Tampa's top companies and organizations. They will have the opportunity to network and learn from big speakers like Chuck Sykes, CEO of an over $300 million a year company, business professionals from Tampa area companies and organizations with a global imprint and fellow students from across the state who will all be coming together to put on this first of its kind full day event.

    This summit is for all students with an interest in using their degree on a global level or for a global company.
    * Students who are not satisfied with graduating without any idea of where they will work, or how they will pay back those large student loans.
    * Students that can't afford to spend all this time getting an education to graduate and spend over a year looking for a job or take a minimum wage job just to get by.
    * Students who want to take their future in their own hands and make a positive future for themselves before they even graduate.
    This is where young professionals will come to help launch a career.

    The Florida Student Summit on Global Business was started by students for students, with their best intentions at heart. It will be held at the USF Marshall Center on Friday, February 12th 2010. It is FREE to all students and includes lunch. Space is LIMITED though so register early to guarantee your place on a road to success at

    For more information contact
    Jamie Kenney

    Link: For more information, click here

  • Research Assistant position at Moffitt Cancer Center

    We are seeking a part-time (12+ hours/ week) research assistant to work on a NCI-funded study examining risk factors for glioma (malignant brain tumors) - The position primarily involves administering telephone interviews of study subjects. Other tasks include data entry, data cleaning, and filing. Requirements for the position include good telephone and communication skills, a basic understanding of research, ability to work well in a team environment, knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Access), and close attention to detail. Hours are flexible but some evening hours are required. This is a paid position.

    If you are interested, please send your resume to Melissa Hanahan Madden, MPH (


  • Medical School Forum - Feb 13! RSVP Now

    Hosted by USF Pre-Med AMSA

    Meet admissions directors from medical schools
    throughout the country. Receive personal, in-depth
    information on numerous medical schools. Interact with
    a panel of medical school students. Lunch provided. Even
    WIN various prizes through a raffle....and there's more!!!

    Space is limited! Register by February 5th. Call 813.989.8121 to register!

    Link: More Info at

  • Physical Therapy Open House Schedule

    The School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences invites students to learn about the Doctor of Physical Therapy program by attending one of the following Open House events:

    Thursday, April 15 from 6-8pm
    Thursday, April 22 from 6-8pm
    Saturday, April 24 from 9-11am

    Please RSVP to


  • Launch of the Career Center Blog

    The Career Center has recently added a blog feature to their webpage. They will celebrate the launch on Thursday, February 18th with free food and music in the MLK Stage area. Visit the following link for more information.


  • Spring Career Fair on February 3

    The Spring Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd in the Marshall Student Center. Several workshops to help students make the most of this opportunity with employers are scheduled. They will learn some key strategies to use, techniques for preparing, what to wear and bring to the fair, how to behave during the fair, and how to follow up with employers afterward. For more information, please visit the following link.


  • Tutors Needed - PAID POSITION

    Have you completed the course PHZ 4703: Application of Physics to Bio-Med II and earned an A? If so, your expertise is requested! Please fill out an online tutor application. This position is paid for up to 20 hours per week.

    Link: Online tutor application

  • Project Inspire Summer Internship Program for Minority Undergraduate Students

    Project INSPIRE is a ten-week research training program that provides outstanding undergraduates an opportunity to gain
    research experience in social and medical sciences. Three (3) students will be selected to work with researchers in the various colleges and departments at the University of South Florida and the Moffitt Cancer Center. Internships can be completed during any ten weeks between May 1st and August 30th,
    There is no cost to the student and a stipend of $3,000 is provided. Applications and program information are available through the

    Questions can be sent to the program coordinator's
    Completed applications and documentation should be submitted beginning March 15,2010.

    Link: Moffitt Cancer Center Website

  • Social Networking Survey

    Two Honors students are researching how social networking sites are affecting faculty and student relationships at USF. Please complete the linked survey, which should take no more than 10-15 minutes. Results will be used at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference in February 2010.

    Student Survey:

  • Deadline to Apply for Spring 2010 Graduation

    The deadline to apply for spring 2010 graduation is Friday, February 5.

    Link: Degree Application

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RED - National Fellowships

  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant ($1,000)

    Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

    Link: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

  • NSF International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE)

    The 2010 International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and organized by Purdue University, is now accepting applications for the 2010 grant cycle. IREE 2010 awardees will receive a stipend (US$4,000 for graduate students and US$3,000 for undergraduate students) to conduct engineering-related research in China from May - August 2010 . Additionally, grant awardees will receive allowances for: an orientation program; travel to and housing/meals in China; plus a re-entry program. The 50 students (20 undergraduate and 30 graduate students) that receive the IREE award will spend 10-12 weeks working on frontier engineering research projects in university, industry, or government labs in China.

    Link: NSF IREE

  • UMichigan Health Management & Policy Summer

    Students entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study are eligible to apply to the Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy. Those pursuing degrees in the social sciences, the biological sciences, and other fields pertinent to health management and policy, such as economics, political science, accounting and finance, are especially encouraged to apply. Past interns, however, have come from a variety of other undergraduate fields of study, e.g. the Humanities and Fine Arts. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Because the majority of placements are in Detroit, Ann Arbor or Flint, all participants must reside in Southeast Michigan or Genesee County during the summer.

    Successful applicants will show evidence of academic achievement (a 2.8 or above grade point average on a 4.0 scale) and will demonstrate one or more of the descriptions listed on the program's website.

    Link: UMich Health Mgmt & Policy Summer

  • NIH Undergraduate Scholarship

    The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. The program is designed to improve access to education leading to research careers for those who have had fewer career opportunities than others. The program is designed to provide an incentive for exceptional scholars to pursue research careers at the NIH.

    To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or national of the U.S., be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution, have a GPA of at least 3.5 or be ranked within the top 5% of your class, and be from a disadvantaged background. To be considered as someone from a disadvantaged background means that 1) either your undergraduate institution classifies you as having "exceptional financial need" using the Federal Government's standards, or 2) you come from an environment that inhibited (but did not prevent) your obtaining the knowledge, skills, and ability required to enroll in an undergraduate institution. (If you do not qualify on the basis of "exceptional financial need," you may still qualify as being from a "disadvantaged background" by providing a personal statement explaining your situation.)

    Link: NIH Undergrad Scholarship

  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

    The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships program is the world's largest privately-sponsored international scholarship program for university-level studies. It entails 1 year of study in any field in virtually any foreign country.

    Undergraduates who will have completed two years of university work before starting the scholarship are eligible. Candidates may apply for any country in which there are Rotary Clubs. U.S. citizenship is not required; however, foreign students must be citizens of a country in which there are Rotary Clubs to be eligible.

    Link: Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

  • Harvard's Summer Venture in Management

    The Harvard Business School (HBS) Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education.

    Link: Harvard Business School SVMP

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

  • Humanities Institute: February Events

    On Thursday, Feb. 4, the Institute will host the inaugural Stampede of Culture: Jazz, Art, and Food at the Center event. Held at the Marshall Center Amphitheater from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., the Stampede of Culture will highlight the music and artistry of USF's students. In collaboration with the Program in Jazz Studies, the Institute will host the USF Jazz Ensemble II, a 17-piece band comprised of USF music students. From the School of Art and Art History, students will showcase their work, while six student humanities-based organizations will promote their own work on campus. Food will also be provided at this event. The Institute would also like to thank the Humanities and Cultural Studies student organization for their considerable help organizing this event.

  • Research Assistant Needed

    Erin Eatough is looking for a couple of dedicated research assistants to help with research on stress, emotion, and health in the workplace. The research assistant will be involved mainly in the data collection process (e.g., contacting participants, managing participant's study involvement, organizing data, entering data, managing data) and will also have additional opportunities to gain research experience in the future. The working hours are variable and for the most part very flexible. Minimum of 8 hours of work per week is required.

    You must have good computer skills (especially Excel), be able to work independently, have taken a statistics class, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have interest in psychological research. This is an ideal opportunity for students wishing to pursue graduate school. Please create a profile at and contact Erin at Please attach your resume to the e-mail.


  • 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration Submission Deadline Announced!

    The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to announce the paper and abstract submission deadline for the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration on April 1, 2010.

    Oral (paper) and poster (abstract) submissions will be due to the Office of Undergraduate Research on February 25, 2010 at 4pm. Submission guidelines and instructions will be posted soon on Please mark your calendars for this event!


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Committee Meeting Times

    Come and join one or all of the committees to help plan this year's Honors Council events!

    Events: Monday 2pm - Honors Lounge
    Student Development: Wednesday 1pm - Magnolia Lounge (Magnolia D)
    Advertising: Wednesday 3pm - SVC 1037
    Volunteer- Tuesdays at 12:45 in the Honors Lounge.

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Student Submissions

  • Mortar Board Honor Society-Scholarship, Leadership and Service!

    As a part of the Honors College we ask that you apply for the prestigious National Mortar Board Honor Society Athenaeum Chapter at the University of South Florida. Mortar Board is a nationally recognized honor society known by graduate schools for its prestigious membership requirements. Applying is easy and online! Check out for more information.

    Link: Mortar Board Honor Society

  • Rush Alpha Phi Omega

    Join USF's only co-ed community service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. We will be having rush events now until Feb. 7th. Please attend any of our events to learn more about our values and brotherhood.

    *Ice Cream Social Tues. Feb. 2nd @7pm
    *Make Cards for the Kids at All Children's Hospital Wed. Feb. 3rd anytime from 11am - 5pm in the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement

    For a complete calendar of events please see the link below or email

    Link: Rush Alpha Phi Omega Google Calendar

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