If you are starting your Thesis in the fall and don't have a clue as to what it is all about or what you want to do, we have a series of six workshops for you beginning Friday, March 22 from 9-9:50 right here in the Honors College. Drs. Cohen, Permuth and Fogel will work with you over the 6 weeks to understand the three types of theses (research, creative and service/leadership) and help you come up with a topic and mentor.
Space is limited so please let me know if you wish to do this. We will register you for one credit. You must commit to attend all 6 sessions if you are selected.
Updated Honors Foreign Language Policy
We have recently modified our Foreign Language policy, which is now incorporated in the Cultural Experience Requirement. Please visit the following link for detailed information.
USF Tampa Library Award for Best Use of Research Literature
There is a new award for students to recognize undergraduate student use of library materials, identify best practices in undergraduate student research, and identify undergraduate student role models for understanding and practicing sound research for projects that will be presented at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium.
Please note: Winners are required to attend the OUR Colloquium and present either an oral, poster, or arts presentation.
For more information, please go to http://lib.usf.edu/undergraduate-research/library-award-best-research-literature/
Calling all first-year Engineering students! It is time for group advising to clear your upcoming registration holds!
Sessions will be held in the Honors College, room 243, on February 12th, 15th, and 20th, as well as March 1st, 5th, and 20th. Registration is March 25th.
Please RSVP through the Honors College Events Calendar for an available session.
These sessions are not grouped by intended Engineering major so feel free to find the one that best fits your schedule. Specific times will be listed on the calendar.
PLEASE REMEMBER: AS A FIRST-YEAR STUDENT, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO MAKE AN INDIVIDUAL ADVISING APPOINTMENT UNTIL YOU ATTEND GROUP ADVISING.
Planning to Graduate in Spring 2013
If you are planning to graduate in spring 2013, please review Degreeworks carefully to determine if all requirements will be satisfied at the end of the semester. If you have any questions about your progress, please make sure to meet with a departmental major advisor (Honors College advisors are able to review your records, but since we do not certify your degree, we always recommend that you check directly with your department).
The deadline to apply for spring graduation is February 1. The application may be found on the following link.
There is a general rule at USF which states that students are not permitted to count a course for a major and a minor. There are limited exceptions to this rule. If you are pursuing a track in which this might be an issue, please double check with your departmental major and minor advisors to clarify whether or not you are able to overlap any courses.
We have several workshops for second-year students to learn about national scholarship opportunities and how to become a competitive applicant. If seats become filled, we will also be streaming the workshops online. You may access the link on our RSVP page for the following times: Wednesday, February 6th 11:45-12:45, Friday, February 8th at 10:00-11:00 and 2:00-3:00. http://ons.usf.edu/calendarlist.asp
Do you have a talent you'd like to share on the stage? Do you enjoy shows like American Idol and America's Got Talent? The Honors Council is hosting "Honors Got Talent!" on February 27th, from 7PM to 9PM in the Oval Theater. Come out for a chance to show off your talent or support your Honors peers! Great scholarships will be awarded to the winners and refreshments will be provided. Email Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in performing.
Underground Shirts on Sale
Show your Honors College pride by buying an Honors College Student Council t-shirt! T-shirts come in varying colors and are only $10.00! Please see Viktoria Phillips in ALN 262A to buy a shirt or email email@example.com for more details!
Honors Leadership and Success Seminar
What is Leadership? What makes you stand out from your peers? Do you understand the importance of emotional intelligence? The answer to all these questions and more will be offered in a brand new Honors Seminar Series! Be exposed to an active environment, and cultivate your capabilities with brilliant student peers and guest speakers.
You must attend all sessions to receive any credit and certification.
Dates: 2/1, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29
Time: 2 - 3:30 PM
Location: JPH 1319
Applications for HCSC Eboard 2013 2014
Are you looking for a great way to become more involved in the Honors College at USF? Do you want to gain leadership experience while building friendships? If so, apply to be on the Honors College Student Council's Executive Board! The HCSC E-Board is a great way to meet new people, help plan fun events, volunteer in the local USF and Tampa Bay community, and work together with other Honors College students to further the Honors College Student Council. Applications are due by 5:00pm on February 15, 2013 to ALN 241. Applications can be picked up at ALN 241, ALN 250B, or ALN 262A. If you have any questions or would like to know more about what being on the HCSC E-Board entails, please email Viktoria Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Orly Noy will host a talk titled "Untangling Jerusalem: Possible Futures Within the Context of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in JPH 1317. Please RSVP on the online calendar.
**This is a Pod Wars event.**
Sights and Sounds of Savannah Spring Break
You might know Savannah as the backdrop for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, or as Paula Dean's home base. But beneath the underbelly of these sugary sweet depictions is a "European" city with an intense jazz history, a thriving art scene (thanks to the Savannah College of Art and Design), and an important connection to the Civil Rights movement in the South. It is home to art galleries, museums, haunted homes, and a plethora of places for foodies. And as one of the older cities on the east coast, the architecture rivals anything you will see in New England.
Join us for a short spring break trip as we examine Savannah's unique sense of place, identity and culture.
As part of the Road Scholars Series, we will travel to Savannah for 3 days. Highlights include the following: -- a guided historical tour of the city -- Art museums -- Civil Rights museums -- a lecture on Jazz history -- Optional outings that will examine the unique food cultures and artistic venues of the city.
This is an affordable domestic trip, and since it is brief, you have additional vacation time when we return to Tampa.
Trip Dates: 3/8 through 3/11 Depart: Friday afternoon Return: Late Monday night.
Costs: $200 Covers all lodging, transportation and tour fees. Food expenses are not included and will be paid for by each student.
For information please contact Dr. Shawn Bingham: email@example.com or Christine Simone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in going to Nicaragua this summer? Nourish International is collaborating with an NGO called ATRAVES on a small business development project in Nicaragua this summer. We are currently taking applications for interested students looking for a unique abroad volunteer experience in which they will get to learn about economic and social development in Nicaragua, support education, and stay with Nicaraguan families. If you are interested in participating in this project, please email email@example.com for more information and an application.
The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for tutors for the spring 2013 semester.  This is a paid tutoring position.  Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received an A in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided.
Tutors Needed for: COP 4530: Data Structures CDA 4203: Computer System Design EML: 3500: Mechanics of Solids and EGN 3321: Dynamics
Engineering expo is almost here. We need students to come out and help volunteer for the evening before (21st) and the day of our educational extravaganza taking place the 22nd and 23rd of February. Gain resume experience and get some awesome rewards. Please visit http://expo.eng.usf.edu for more info and sign up.
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