Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/16/2010 - Issue # 101

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
 2/17/2010 Semester in Washington, D.C.
 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 HCSC Coffeehouse
 2/25/2010 Career Center- JOB SEARCHES
 2/25/2010 An Afternoon with: Eric Storch
 3/3/2010 Poster Design Workshop
 3/17/2010 Oral Presentation Skills Workshop
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

-- Back to Top --

Honors College

Dean's Update:

    It is with mixed feelings that we say "goodbye" to Amy Sturrock whose last day with us will be Friday, February 19. Ms. Sturrock came to us 10 years ago and has proven to be one of the very best advisors ever. Over the years she has taken charge of our budget, scholarships, the 7-year program, ARTWRITE, graduation and a host of other activities too numerous to list.

    More important, Ms. Sturrock demonstrated kindness, understanding and patience to all with whom she worked. She is a model of what a caring advisor should be and we will miss her more than I can express.

    Best of luck in your new life abroad, Ms. Sturrock. We hope this new chapter in your life is filled with happiness, good health and success!

  • Visit of the U.S. Department of State, Hilarion 'Lari' Martinez

    Visit of the U.S. Department of State, Hilarion 'Lari' Martinez, Diplomat in Residence to Tampa.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010
    - 12 noon - 1:15 PM Lunch Information Session, JPH,
    - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Honors (Panama class)
    - 5 pm - 6:00 pm: USF affinity group:Caribbean Students Inc.

    Thursday, February 25, 2010
    - 10 PM - 3 PM Public Service Fair in the MC

    Friday, February 26, 2010
    - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Information Session, BSN 115,
    - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Oral Assessment Prep Session, BSN 115

    Saturday, February 27, 2010, USF
    - 11:00 - 12 noon FGLSAMP Conference Workshop: "The Value of an International Experience" ENC 1002

  • Paid Tutor Position

    The Jenkins Tutoring Program is in need of a tutor for the course listed below. All positions are paid.

    -PHY 2048- Physics w/ Calc

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Co-Curricular Transcript

    The Freshman Five Certificate has been added to the Co-Curricular Transcript available through Blackboard. If you completed your Freshman Five events for 2008-2009 or 2009-2010, search for Honors College Freshman Five Certificate on the Co-Curricular Transcript (under the Academics tab), under the Student Activity section. Please contact Ms. Lanier with questions:

  • Paid Tutor Position

    The Jenkins Tutoring Program is in need of a tutor for the course listed below. All positions are paid.
    -Biochemistry- BCH 3023

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Paid Research Assistant Position

    The Rothman Center is currently offering a PAID federal work study Research Assistant position. This is a great opportunity available to pre-med or psychology majors.

    Student MUST be willing to drive to St. Petersburg for this great experience. For more information contact Cynthia Newhouse Bacheller at

  • Competitive Scholarships Deadline Update

    The Honors Competitive Scholarships Application is available online for continuing students. The deadline for applications is April 15th, so please apply before then. Questions can be directed to Ms. Lanier at

    Link: Scholarship Application

  • 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."

    Generous scholarships have been designated for participating USF students !

    Please, attend an Informational Meeting on Wednesday, February 17, in the Honors Lounge, SVC 1088, 12 noon - 1 p.m. Please register at the Honors calendar, as an RSVP is required.

  • 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: Please RSVP to

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


- Back to Top --
(813) 974-3087

RED - National Fellowships

  • Walgreens Internships

    Walgreens has plenty of internship opportunities in retail, pharmacy, corporate & more!

    Link: Walgreens opportunities

  • Motorola internship program (NY & IL)

    Motorola has a 12-week internship program; NY/IL locations; visit the link site and search for job #90290.

    Link: Motorola Internship

  • Smithsonian paid summer internship!

    Smithsonian Marine Station has paid summer internships for their Ecosystems Exhibit; Fort Pierce, FL

    Link: Smithsonian Internship

  • NIH paid internships!

    Summer Internships at the National Institute of Health is open 'til March 15; $2000/mo; Bethesda, MA

    Link: NIH Summer Internships

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

-- Back to Top --
(813) 974-3087

The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Hurricane REU Application Deadlines Extended!

    The deadline for the Hurricane REU has been extended! The new application deadline is Sunday, February 22. Please send application materials to

  • 2010 NCHC Conference Proposal Submission Deadline Extended

    The National Collegiate Honors Council will be hosting its Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri from October 20-24, 2010. The theme of the conference is Rhythms and Currents.

    The NCHC has extended its deadline for conference presentation proposal submissions because of weather issues. The new deadline is Friday, February 26, 2010 at 5:00 PM (central time). Complete details for submitting a proposal can be found at the conference website.

    If you are planning to attend this conference, please contact Dr. Yavneh to see about a travel grant!

    Link: National Collegiate Honors Council

  • USF Health Research Day

    Please attend USF's 20th Annual Health Research Day on Friday, February 19, 2010 in the USF Health Rotunda and Auditorium. There will be presentations in the morning and a guest speaker at 1:00. Jean-Francois Rossignol, MD, PhD, FRSC, will be speaking on the discovery of the thiazolides.

  • UR Symposium Volunteers Needed!

    Call for volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering to help at the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration on April 1, 2010, please email Mike Goren at by March 1. The event is held in the Marshall Student Center and will run from 7:30am until approximately 3pm. Include your full name, phone number and availability on the day of the event ( ie. morning, all day, 9am-2pm, etc.). We will have an information session about the Symposium for all volunteers. Details about the session will be sent out at a later date. Freshpeople 5 credit will be given for 2 hours of volunteering


  • Symposium Online Abstract Submission Form Process

    This year the abstract submission form for the Symposium is online. Students will access the submission form link through their UR profile. If you are interested in submitting your abstract but do not have a profile yet, please make one before the deadline for submissions. The link for the Symposium abstract submission form will become active on Monday, February 15. If anything changes concerning the date, we will announce it on

  • Abstract Submission Deadline Announced for the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration

    The 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration is approaching fast. This year the event is going to be held on Thursday, April 1 in the Marshall Student Center.

    The deadline to submit a poster or oral presentation abstract is Thursday, February 25th. The abstract submission guidelines have been posted on on the Symposium page.

    The Office of Undergraduate Research will be holding a workshop series. Here are the upcoming topics and dates:

    - Poster Design Workshop with Dr. Jennifer Collins, March 3 at 12:30pm in SVC 1099
    - Oral Presentation Skills Workshop with Brianne Stanback, March 17 at 10am in SVC 1099
    - Poster Presentation Skills Workshop with Dr. Johnny El-Rady, March 24 at 1pm in SVC 1099

  • UCF REU Programs

    Computer Vision
    Deadline: March 15, 2010
    Dates: May 13- August 13
    Description: See Link Below


  • UCF REU programs

    Domestic Research Experiences in Lasers & Optics
    Deadline: February 19, 2010
    Dates: May 17 - August 6
    Description: See Link Below


-- Back to Top --
(813) 974-6824

USF Honors College Student Council

  • Committee Meeting Times

    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.

-- Back to Top --
(813) 974-3087

Student Submissions

  • CharitaBULL Bowling

    Help USF's Pre-Med AMSA raise funds for the Villa La Paz Foundation in Peru which provides medical attention to underprivileged children.

    Includes: 3 hours of bowling + shoes. Cost: $10

    02/23/2010 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    AMF University Lanes-FL 13109 N. 56th St. Tampa


  • USF Presents Simon Silva, February 25th

    USF has been given the honor of hosting Chicano artist, speaker, writer, and motivator Simon Silva. Of his own work, Silva says it "isn't exactly an idealized portrait of farm working." His body of work is comprised of bold and brilliant colors and offers powerful renderings of migrant workers, their families, and their respectable lives that are seldom shown. On Thursday, February 25th, a reception will be held in the Centre Gallery of MSC at 5:30 pm. Following, at 7 pm, Silva will be speaking in the Oval Theater. He will tell of his work, life, struggles and dreams. Admission is free, you are only asked to come, listen, and see.

    Link: The Art of Simon Silva

  • Earn Some Extra Cash!

    Energetic Smiling Faces needed: Demo food products during the 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo - associated with the Gasparilla Distance Run. (Some foods require microwaving)
    Friday February 26th 10 am - 8 pm
    Saturday February 27th 5:30 am - 3 pm
    Pay is contracted $10 an hour. Parking Garage Fee of $6 will be reimbursed. You will be paid via check right after your hours worked. Dress is white shirt, black pants, no shorts, capris are ok.

    Tampa Convention Center 133 Franklin St. Downtown Tampa

    Linda Dyer, Floridata Marketing
    (813) 671-9596 (813) 477-6119

  • Blocking Above The Waist

    Brittany Schrager and Shannan Stewart
    cordially invite you to the world premier production of

    Blocking Above the Waist

    an original drama
    written and directed by Brittany Schrager
    The play will be performed over three nights
    March 3rd, 4th and 5th at 8pm in the evening.

    All performances scheduled in Theatre 120
    Due to strict limitations on available tickets, your RSVP is required to guarantee seating. Please RSVP to:

  • Suit Collection Drive

    The Students in Free Enterprise Team, in partnership with the USF Bookstore, and the USF Career Center is proud to announce the establishment of Suit-a-Bull. This project allow students who do not own and/or cannot afford the high cost of professional attire will be able to borrow them at no cost to attend the career fair, interviews, or any other event where professional attire should be worn.
    During the week of February 22-26, 2010 the SIFE USF team will be conducting a Suit Drive.
    Men: Matching Suit Jackets and Pants; Blazers; Dress Shirts; Slacks; Ties; Belts
    Women: Suit Jackets and Pants or Skirts; Jackets; Skirts; Pants; Blouses
    These items can be dropped off at our Suit-a-Bull closet on the second floor of the bookstore or a pick up can be arranged by emailing We are only able to accommodate pick-up on the Tampa campus.

  • USF Miracle Week 2010: February 14th to 20th

    Come join us for a week of fun events and learn more about how to help the children at All Children's Hospital. There will be music, food, and tons of ways to get involved! All students are welcome. Hope to see you there!

    For more information on all the fun events, please visit:

    Link: USF Dance Marathon

  • Honors Thesis Survey

    You are being invited to participate in a research study that is being conducted by Yasmin Miranda from the Honors College at the University of South Florida. The study is being conducted as part of an undergraduate honors thesis.

    This survey is anonymous. The questionnaire will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

    If you have any questions about the study, please contact Yasmin Miranda at .

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in the survey.

    Link: Survey Link

  • Get Access $66,000 in Scholarships from the NSCS Route 66 Tour

    The NSCS Route 66 tour is a free hour and a half on-campus presentation, and takes place Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:30pm in our Marshall Student Center Oval Theater (2nd Floor). All students are invited to attend. Register at You'll leave the presentation with clear ways to develop your personal, intellectual, social, and financial skills.

    NSCS is awarding $66,000 in scholarships on the Route 66 Tour! Once you register and attend, you will be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship, given out the night of the event!

    If you have any questions about it, feel free to email us at

    Link: Route 66 Pre-Registration

  • The 2010 Robert Helps Festival

    The USF School of Music presents:

    The 2010 Robert Helps Festival
    February 12th - 18th

    USF's very own contemporary classical music festival!

    Featuring master classes, lectures, and concerts with internationally renowned guest performers and composers. These artists will join forces with USF's own distinguished collection of artists and scholars in residence to present a week celebrating contemporary music and the life and legacy of Robert Helps.

    Includes free and ticketed events, with discounted prices for students and early purchases!

    Link: The Robert Helps Festival

  • USF Spring Break in Greece 2010

    Join USF during Spring 2010 for a trip to Greece March 6th - March 12th 2010.

    Link: Informational Flyer

  • USF HPAC Committee Letter Application NOW OPEN!

    Attention Honors College Pre-Health Profession Students.

    Do you need a Committee Letter? The Application for the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) Committee Letter 2010 is now available!!! This is for students who are applying for admission to health professions programs that will start in Fall 2011.

    Link: HPAC Website

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.

-- Back to Top --

Know-A-BULL News Footer

If you are having trouble viewing this page please visit: