Know-a-BULL News
Week of 2/22/2011 - Issue # 152



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
 2/23/2011 An afternoon with Les Muma
 2/24/2011 Lunch with the Deans
 3/7/2011 An Afternoon with the Morsani's
 4/2/2011 Alpha House Baby Shower
 4/3/2011 Spring Picnic
 4/8/2011 Colloquium #4
 4/8/2011 CS_INFO_SESSION
 4/18/2011 CS_INFO_SESSION
 5/9/2011 CS_INFO_SESSION
 5/13/2011 CS_INFO_SESSION
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    THIS IS THE BEST STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITY EVER!


    Please contact me BEFORE you apply; you'll need my approval


    Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
    Application deadline: April 15, 2011

    The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the opening of its competition for the 2011 UK Summer Institutes. Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

    There are three Summer Programs available for U.S. students in 2011:

    *   Fulbright Commission Newcastle University Summer Institute
    *   Fulbright Commission Roehampton University London Summer Institute
    *   Fulbright Commission Wales Summer Institute
    The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, accommodation and social program and subsistence e.g. food and drink

    For more information, including eligibility requirements and application forms, please visit:www.fulbright.co.uk<http://www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes>


    Link: Click here for information


    Registration for Summer and Fall begins March 28.  Please schedule your advising appointment now.  If you wait, your registration may be delayed.  


    From now on, you may apply for an Honors College travel or competitive scholarship only if you have an up to date E-Portfolio. Directions can be found on the website by clicking on 'E-Portfolios' towards the bottom of the page.



  • Health Profession Students - Facebook Page

    Want to stay up speed with current happenings with USF Honors College Health Professions Advising and the latest news, developments and events related to Health Professions careers?  Please join our Facebook page!

    


    Link: Honors Health Professions Students Facebook Page

  • Medical School Application Workshops!

    Pre-Med AMSA presents a series of medical school admissions workshops to assist students in presenting a competitive application and preparing for the interview.

    MCAT Workshop: MSC 3707, 2/23/11, 5 pm

    Personal Statement: MSC 2709, 3/9/11, 5 pm

    Application: MSC 2709, 3/30/11, 5 pm

    Interview: MSC 2709, 4/18/11, 6 pm

    Workshops will be hosted by Health Professions Advisors Dr. Melvin James, Amy Sturrock & Danielle Locke

    Seating is limited and will be first-come, first-serve.  For more information, contact: 

    Lianet Vazquez: lvazque6@mail.usf.edu

    Thu Can:  tcan@mail.usf.edu


  • Lunch with our Deans

    Join our Deans for a casual lunch this Thursday, 2/24 any time from 11:30-12:30pm. We will be in the Juniper Dining Hall as usual.

    Take advantage of this opportunity to network with our Deans and to show them that you appreciate their dedication to you.


  • Informational Session with IBM Partners at USF Campus

    What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

    Abstract: How do you become a successful entrepreneur?  Importance of strategic thinking, motivational powers, and leadership for an entrepreneur. How to find the right balance between Entrepreneur behavior and management?  How do you lead a software company without ever writing a line of code in your life?  

    Time & Place:   Join Joerg Ott, Chairman and CEO of Group Business Software, and hear how he went from psychology and operations management to leading a large global software company, and the largest IBM Lotus business partner!

                Where: MSC4102 on February 24th , 2011 from 4:20-6PM

                                                    Or

                 Where:  Tradition&rsquos Hall Alumni Center on Februrary 25th, 2011 from 2:00-2:30

    Bios:  Joerg Ott graduated from Passau University, Germany with an MBA in Operations, Research and Finance, as well as a degree in psychology.  He freelanced as an utive consultant and trainer helping sales organizations dramatically increase revenues.  Joerg developed proprietary methodologies and training courses for large sales organizations that transformed how they did business.  In 1997, he formed an investment group whose goal is to acquire small and medium sized companies that focus on common technologies.  Joerg devotes most of his time now in leading the mergers and acquisitions of the investment group.  He is the father of two children and is an avid boater, skier and collector of fine wines & cigars.  

    Lillyannette Moller
    Employer Relations and Job Developer

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, SVC 2088
    Tampa, Florida  33620
    Phone: 813-974-2101

    Website: www.career.usf.edu


  • Current Medical School Applicants - FAU Med School Now Accepting Applications!

    The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, part of Florida Atlantic University, has received accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education as a new and independent medical school and is now accepting applications for the 2011 entering class.   For complete details on how to apply, see the Honors College Health Professions blog.


    Link: Health Professions Blog

  • Tell ONS about your Success!

    Honors students . . .

    Have you applied for a non-USF scholarship this year? The Office of National Scholarships would like to cheer you on and hopefully congratulate you.  Please alert us to your pending applications, if you applied directly, by emailing nationalscholarships@usf.edu.  We appreciate you keeping us in the loop.


  • LLC- Room Selection for Fall 2011

    REMINDER:

    Honors College Housing Room Selection started Sunday! 

    To select a room, you will need to have filled out the on-line housing application and submitted your $50 application fee.  The application fee can be paid in the Housing office anytime this week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.   

    The dates and times to select your room are as follows: 

    • Keeping current room:  Sunday, February 13 (8 a.m.) &ndash Monday, February 14 (4 p.m.)
    • Joining another person&rsquos current room:  Tuesday, February 15 (8 a.m.) &ndash Wednesday, February 16 (12 p.m.)
    • Selecting a different room:  Thursday, February 17 (8 a.m.) &ndash Friday, February 18 (12 p.m.)

    For more details regarding the process, visit the Housing  website, see their  2011-2012 Room Selection Brochure, or contact them at sa-housinghelp@usf.edu or by phone at 813-974-0001.


  • USF College of Med Pre-Summer Medical Enrichment Program (PSEP)

    The PSEP is an intensive six-week full time (M-F, 8-5pm) summer program for highly motivated students who are preparing for medical school or physical therapy school.

    Students must have completed a minimum of 60 hours with an overall and science GPA no less than 3.0 prior to start of the program. Applicants whose overall GPA is less than 3.0 will not be considered. Graduate students may apply.

    The 2011 PSEP application must be received or postmarked by 5:00pm, Friday February, 18, 2011

     


    Link: For much more information and application instructions, please see the PSEP website

  • USF PharmD Deadline Approaching

    The March 1, 2011 deadline is quickly approaching for the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy PharmD program.

     If you are applying to the program, you must arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive your application, fees, and all of your official transcripts on or before the March 1, 2011 deadline.

    Please apply early! You are encouraged to submit your application before the day of the deadline to avoid web congestion due to heavy applicant and internet traffic on the application site.

     


    Link: USF PharmD Admissions

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Upcoming Deadlines: DAAD, Freeman Indonesia, Freeman Asia, Fulbright UK & Gubernatorial Fellows


    • DAAD (Germany): varied deadlines
      Study, Research or Intern in Germany

    • Freeman Indonesia (Summer Internship in Indonesia): Deadline 3/1/2011
      9 week summer internship in a nonprofit organization

    • Freeman Asia (Study Abroad in Asia): Deadline 3/1/2011
      Up to $5,000/semester or $7,000/year to study in East or Southeast Asia

    • Fulbright UK (Summer Study in UK): USF deadline 3/10/2011
      Short term study at one of three universities in the UK

    • Gubernatorial Fellows (Intern in Tallahassee): deadline 3/11/2011
      Two semester internship in Florida's state government

      Please let us know if you intend to apply as soon as possible by emailing nationalscholarships@usf.edu. Consult with us early to strengthen your application


  • Study Abroad Fair and Information Session

    Spring 2011 Study Abroad Fair – Wednesday, February 23, 2011
    Featuring over 3 dozen USF-sponsored spring and summer 2011 study abroad programs and semester study options, the Spring 2011 Education Abroad is a great resource for students who want to find out more about studying abroad. USF faculty program directors, returned study abroad students and Education Abroad office staff will be on hand to answer your questions.
    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sessums Mall (outside Burger King)


    Getting Started with Education Abroad – Thursday, February 24, 2011
    Education Abroad offers programs for students and faculty in over 25 countries, including semester exchanges, dual degree programs, summer and short-term programs, international internships, and service learning. Programs range from one week to one year and award academic credit. Spend your summer exploring Turkey or learn a new language in Argentina. Join one of our academic advisors at this event to learn more!


    10:00 – 11:00 AM, BSN 1402 


     


    Link: Education Abroad!

  • Sophomores: Sign up for Workshops!

    The Office of National Scholarships is hosting workshops for high-achieving sophomore students. We will be discussing scholarship programs for all majors and interest areas and how to make yourself a more competitive applicant. Below are the links to sign up for the workshops if you wish to attend.


    Sophomore Workshops (March 2nd at 11:30): https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApHEXf9KiXcjdExybmE3bC00SG5UUmtqblNIVjZuTmc&amphl=en


  • Information Workshop: Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program


    • Interested in leadership and decision making in Tallahassee?

    • Do you want to be a Lawyer, Public Servant, City Planner, Politician, or just a well-connected Businessperson?

    • Do you want to make fantastic contacts?

    • Do you want to work with the smartest people in the State?

    • Do you want to test drive employment in State Government?


    If you answered YES to any of these questions, we want to meet YOU at:


    Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Informational Workshop
    Wednesday, February 23rd in SVC 1091 from 11:30- 12:30


    Sign up here: 


    https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApHEXf9KiXcjdGctZ0FhYU1oVjhQZ2xfX1R2YmRQWHc&hl=en


     


    Apply deadline is March 11 to be a 2011-12 Florida Gubernatorial Fellow


    As a Fellow, you will be assigned to the Executive Office of the Governor and the Governor&rsquos agencies, and will participate in a weekly lecture series, where to meet face-to-face with prominent leaders, including Governor Scott, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, Cabinet officers, agency heads and other top government officials. Fellows also travel throughout Florida and to Washington, D.C. to meet with local and federal government officials.Significant financial support is available for USF students.


    Applicants should exhibit strong leadership, written and oral communication skills, community activism and a desire to serve the people of Florida. Approximately 12 students from around the state will be selected based on a competitive application process. Preference is given to graduate students. Contact the Office of National Scholarships, https://ons.usf.edu email: nationalscholarships@usf.edu.


    Be sure to attend our Informational Workshop to learn more!


     


  • Rising Seniors, Get ready now for Fall Deadlines!

    Fulbright - Study, Research, or Teach for a year in the UK or locations around the globe


    Marshall -  Graduate Study in the UK


    Mitchell - Graduate Study in Ireland


    Rhodes - Graduate Study at Oxford


    Gates Cambridge - Graduate Study at Cambridge


    ONS would like to help put you on the map with an outstanding application to one or more of these scholarships.  Please contact us to set an appointment to set your unique course.  Deadlines for all of these scholarships will be August 29th, so get started now with a consultation by clicking the link for escheduler below.


     


    Link: http://usfweb3.usf.edu/appointments/StudentSignon.asp

  • Freshpeople and Sophomores: Workshop for Fulbright UK Application!

    The Office of National Scholarships will be hosting a workshop on Friday February 25th to help you with your application for the Fulbright UK Summer Program. The deadline is March 10, 2011.


    What is the Fulbright UK?


    The Fulbright UK Summer Program is an all expenses paid educational and cultural exchange for Freshmen and Sophomores. Students have the opportunity to study and participate in excursions for 4-6 weeks at one of three different institutions in the UK. Any major is accepted! This is a fantastic opportunity to study abroad as well as build your profile for future scholarships. More information at the website here: http://www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes


    What are the requirements?


    -Minimum 3.5 GPA


    -Must have two years left in university


    -Must be a US Citizen


    -Minimal or no prior travel or study outside the US


     


    What should I do if I want to apply?


    1)      Make a profile on the ONS website: http://ons.usf.edu/signup2.asp


    2)      Complete your passport application if you do not currently have one: http://travel.state.gov/passport/forms/forms_847.html


    3)      Read the application instructions, carefully. http://www.fulbright.co.uk/media/application-forms/specialprogapps/UKSI_Application_Instructions_2011.pdf


    4)      Request your letters of recommendation from professors at USF and give them the reference form on the Fulbright website.  Email Ms. Carlton at carlton@honors.usf.edu.  if you have any trouble finding it. They are due to our office by March 10 with your application. 


    5)      Sign up for the workshop at https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApHEXf9KiXcjdDd6N3UtN1E0VzVUc3hzdnplX1FYTkE&hl=en


    6)   Begin your application by choosing one of the three programs on the Fulbright website and completing the application form


     


    Make sure you bring your completed application and essays to the workshop. We look forward to seeing you there.


    The Office of National Scholarships


    Link: Fulbright UK Info

  • Be one of the few Undergraduate Scholar Award winners!


    The Undergraduate Scholar medallion is awarded to students who have had significant global, research, and service experience.  If you are interested in the program and graduating this Spring, please contact Ms. Carlton for the requirements at carlton@honors.usf.edu.  You must proclaim your intent to apply to Ms. Carlton by March 11.  The first half of the required paper is due April 1.



ONS has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the ONS website and speak with Dr. Lucas or Ms. Carlton.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Research Assistant Opportunity: The Growth of the Girl Scouts in 20th-Century America

    Looking for students interested in history, humanities, gender studies, anthropology, library sciences or related fields.  Interest is more important than academic major!

    Research activities may include:
    1) Archiving GS materials stored in Tampa and Lakeland
    2) Assembling material for on-line and physical exhibits to coincide with the 100th
    3) Reports/essays/articles on GS in Tampa and issues such as gender, race, socio-economic conditions throughout the years
    4) Assembling material for a 100th anniversary calendar
    5)Conducting an oral history project with prominent GS alumnae in the Bay area

    For more information or if you are interested in working with this project, please email Dr. Naomi Yavneh at yavneh@honors.usf.edu.


  • Research Assistant Opportunity: The Blair House Project: Presidental Hospitality from 1961-1976

    Looking for students interested in history, political science, international relations, gender studies, humanities, economics, library sciences or related fields. Interest is more important than academic major!

    Research activities may include: Cataloging and archiving original documents, including letters and photographs, Developing online and travelling exhibitions and Researching individual projects.

    For more information or to become involved with the project, please email Dr. Naomi Yavneh at yavneh@honors.usf.edu.


  • Spanish Speaking Anthropology Undergraduate Student Needed for Volunteer Research Experience

    Two undergraduate research assistants are needed for a research project entitled: "Understanding Immigrant Parent Involvement" a Visual Ethnography using Digital Storytelling and PhotoVoice". The project, in collaboration with the Family Literacy Academy of Tampa Bay, works with Latino immigrant parents to document their experiences.

    Qualified students must: speak and read Spanish fluently, be available from 6-8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during March and April 2011, have completed "Introduction to Cultural Anthropology" and at least one 4000 level anthropology course with a grade of "C" and better and have good computer skills.

    For more information or to apply, please contact Jason Miller at jemille3@mail.usf.edu.


  • Resilient Tampa Bay Event Tuesday February 22

    Resilient Tampa Bay is an exciting opportunity for Tampa Bay professionals and residents to exchange ideas with experts from The Netherlands in developing resiliency plans for the Tampa Bay region. The three-day workshop will focus on creating a vibrant and sustainable region by preparing for events such as hurricanes and flooding, while also incorporating long-term adaptation to impacts like sea level rise.

    During the event, multidisciplinary Dutch experts in water and spatial planning from private and public organizations such as DHV, Dura Vermeer, Royal Haskoning, Imares (University of Wageningen), Iv-Infra, and UNESCO-IHE, will share lessons learned and approaches like "Room for the River" while learning more about local challenges and initiatives.

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions Building

    For more information, please visit
    www.ResilientTampaBay.org

     


    Link: http://www.ResilientTampaBay.org

  • 2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium Submission Guidelines

    The 2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium Submission Guidelines have been posted on the Undergraduate Research website www.ur.usf.edu. Please refer to the guidelines regarding the abstract submission process.

    The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 1. Students will submit their abstracts through their UR profile by clicking on the Symposium link (once logged in).

    If you have read through the guidelines, but still have questions regarding the abstract submission process, please email ur@ur.usf.edu.


    Link: http://www.ur.usf.edu

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Have you looked into Council lately??

    Have you looked into Council lately??

    Big and exciting things are happening with the Honors Council this semester! You don&rsquot want to miss all the amazing and worthwhile events lined up! Everything from a Coffeehouse to a Murder Mystery Dinner, as well as our annual tradition of Spring Picnic with Dean Silverman!

    Need to boost your resume? Or perhaps you just have a big heart- We have a number of fun ways to get involved, including throwing the Boys & Girls Club a Valentine&rsquos Day party and the Alpha House a baby shower!

    General meetings are just monthly this semester, so mark your calendars! Mondays: 1/31, 2/28, & 3/28- 4 pm in the Honors Lounge in SVC.

    Get involved and be involved! Council is here to make your time as an Honors student memorable, so have fun while making meaningful memories!

    Committee Meeting Times:

    -Events Committee: Mondays, 5 pm MSC 2706

    -Volunteer Committee: Wednesdays, 1 pm SVC 1037

    -Advertising Committee: Thursdays, 2 pm SVC 1037

    If you have any questions, get in contact with the HCSC Graduate Assistant, Huda: howeis@honors.usf.edu

     


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Student Submissions

  • Calling All Tutors!

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for tutors in the following subject areas:

    Biochemistry

    Analytical Chemistry

    Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA and have received an A in the respective course.

    Applications should be submitted by following the link provided.

    Contact information: Andrea Cappello  Holcombe GA  acappello@honors.usf.edu

     


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Student Body Elections

    The student Body elections will be  February 21st-24th from 7am-7pm. This year students will be voting on Student Body President and Vice President, College Senators, Mandatory health Care Referendum and this year&rsquos &ldquoOUR Shirt&rdquo. The elected Student Body President and Vice president take on premier leadership positions who sit on the board of trustees and the Alumni Association Board of Directors, respectively.


    Aside from governing the Student Body, some of the main goals of Student Government is to be the backbone for students to become involved, to maintain the foundation for all students to be equally heard and represented, and make a student experience that will be both personally and professionally beneficial.


    www.sg.usf.edu


    Chad Masters


    Outreach Coordinator,
    Department of Marketing Student Government
    Office: 813.974.5011
    email:cdmaster@usf.edu


  • Volunteers needed

    Advocates for World Health is a not for profit organization that seeks to collect surplus medical supplies to send them abroad. We are currently working with hospitals in Guatemala, Haiti, and El Salvador. We are currently in need of volunteers to help with fundraising. Are you interested? Please contact Amirthaa Suntharalingam at amirthaa@mail.usf.edu for more information


    Link: http://advocatesforworldhealth.org

  • ATTN Science Majors: Get Your Registration Hold Removed Early!

    Attention First Year Science Majors &ndash Summer/Fall Academic Advising workshops available NOW.  

    Plan your Summer/Fall classes and get your AA Hold removed before the registration rush!

    These group advising sessions are for Ms. Hill & Mr. Lucien&rsquos First Year students majoring in the following: BMS (including 7 year BS/MD), Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, & Pre-Med.

    To sign up, simply email Ashley Hinton at ashinton@honors.usf.edu.  Be sure to include the date and time you would like to attend.

    Sessions are available on a first come, first serve basis.  You must arrive on time and stay through the duration of the session to be counted present.

    Monday 2/21: 5:00-6:00pm JPH 1317

    Tuesday 2/22: 1:30-2:30pm JPH 1317

    Friday 3/4: 3:00-4:00pm JPH 1319


  • Design A Stunning Website Theme (Workshop)

    Web Design is sexy. Did you ever wanted to design a high quality, sleek website? Rock the Internet? Come to our seminar and learn how: 

    Thursday, Feb 24, 2:30 - 4:30PM in MSC 3705.

    Createch USF, a USF Student Organization that specializes in teaching students the ability to produce creatively through technology, holds a hands-on workshop on how to design a high quality website theme.

    You will learn how to get together a functional mock-up, tweak layout and make a website design in Photoshop. Come and rock the Internet.

     


    Link: Follow Createch on Twitter here!


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