Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/23/2009 - Issue # 51

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
 2/25/2009 Structuring your thesis and keeping on task
 2/25/2009 UR Symposium Abstract Deadline
 2/25/2009 Frank Morsani presents An Evening with General Ben Nelson
 2/26/2009 7yr. Academic Advising Sessions
 2/27/2009 5th Colloquium: Bobby and the Chimps
 2/27/2009 Prospectus Due for Thesis I students
 3/1/2009 HCSC Spring Picnic
 3/2/2009 7yr. Academic Advising Sessions
 3/3/2009 Hurricane REU Deadline Extended
 3/11/2009 7yr. Academic Advising Sessions
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta meeting Feb. 25th at 5:30pm

    Alpha Epsilon Delta, the only Pre-Health Honor Society on campus, will meet Wednesday Feb. 25th at 5:30pm in MSC 3708. Enjoy free food and hear about the Committee Letter of Recommendation process. There will be an auction for a test prep course from Princeton Review. Bidding starts at $700 and stops at $1800. This is a $1949 course and you can potentially save $1249!

  • Freshman Pre-Health Advising Workshop - March 7!

    There are only a few seats left for the First Year Student Pre-Health Professions Advising Workshop, which will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM, in MC 2708. This workshop will help you prepare for programs such as medical school, dental school, pharmacy, veterinary, and more.

    Continental breakfast will be provided. Seating is limited, so request your seat today at the link below. The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, February 25 (last week an incorrect deadline of March 25 appeared).

    Link: RSVP here for the workshop

  • This survey is submitted by an Honros student - please fill it out

    The Students in Free Enterprise Team at the University of South Florida is conducting a study to gauge the interest of students/faculty/staff of the USF Tampa Campus on an initiative to make the campus greener. Through this project, the USF SIFE Team is embarking on a new alternative method of how students at USF can obtain clean, fresh, and filtered water that can be used to refill both disposable and reusable water bottles. Your answers to the survey will help us justify this project with University Administrators and Student Government. Rest assured that your answers will be treated with the highest confidentiality. This survey should take less than 3 minutes to complete. In addition, you will also be entered into a drawing to win a SIFE Prize Pack that includes a $20 Cash Card, Water Bottles, T-shirts, and Many more!

    Link: click here for the survey

  • Girl Scout Cookies have arrived!

    Please contact Dr. Yavneh to come collect your cookies.

  • Nourish International-a great service organization

    This is Michelle Rugel with Nourish International. We look forward to reviewing applicants from University of South Florida!

    In our world, as of 2009:1.1 billion people lack access to clean water, 850 million people are malnourished, and 8 million people die each year because they are simply too poor to stay alive.

    You can change this today.Nourish International is a student movement to eradicate global poverty. During the school year, Nourish Chapters run small businesses called "Ventures." Using the money they earn, Chapters plan and invest in sustainable community development projects. Students then travel abroad over the summer to partner with local communities in implementing those solutions.

    To expand our impact, we're looking for students who want to be a part of the solution to global poverty and challenge themselves in the process. These students will receive professional training and support as they start a Nourish Chapter at their school - building membership, running ventures and implementing sustainable development projects overseas.

    There are several ways to get involved: Apply to be a Chapter Founder - Between now and February 28th Nourish is accepting applications for its Chapter Founders Program. This spring, we'll be selecting student leaders from 10 campuses across the country to receive professional training, support and $500 start-up capital. To start your application, click here.
    Tell a friend - If Nourish isn't the right opportunity for you, you can still help accomplish our mission of eradicating global poverty. Spreading the word to just three people drastically raises our chances of finding the right student on your campus. Nominate a friend now by clicking here.

    About Nourish International: Nourish International was founded in 2003 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the student group Hunger Lunch. Since incorporating as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in 2006, Nourish has begun chapters on 23 campuses nationwide. In 2008, Nourish was awarded the North Carolina Peace Prize for excellence in cross-cultural solutions and sustainable development.

    Since inception, Nourish students have raised and invested more than $100,000 in sustainable development projects in 14 communities worldwide.

    Act now - applications are being reviewed as they come in!

    The Nourish Team

    Eight million people will die this year because they're too poor to stay alive - You can change this TODAY.

    Apply to be a Nourish Chapter Founder: -- next deadline is February 28th.

    Eradicating poverty by engaging students and empowering communities.

    Link: Nourish Team website

  • Interested in taking Hindi?

    The Modern Language Department would like to find out if there is enough interest for them to offer Hindi in the Fall. They are thinking about the possibility of one section for those who have no exposure and one for those who may know some Hindi. Please email me if you might be interested.

  • New Scholarship for Business Students in Honors

    New Scholarship Opportunity

    Grocery Manufacturers Representatives Endowed Scholarship (GMR)

    Awarded to two Honors College students
    Business major interested in the field of consumer packaged goods/food industry
    Full-time Junior or Senior
    Continuing or transfer student
    $2,000 ($1,000 for Fall 2009 and $1,000 for Spring 2010)
    Application deadline March 22, 2009
    Minimum GPA 3.3
    Recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, participation in school and community activities and work experience.
    Special Requirements: Submit one-page essay explaining your qualifications no more than 250 words.
    Must attend one GMR event.

    Link: Click here for the application

  • Hurricane REU Deadline Extended to March 3rd

    The Hurricane REU deadline has been extended to March 3, 2009. Please visit the Office of Undergraduate Research's website for more information.

    Link: website

  • Spring 2009 Withdrawal Deadline

    Please note that the last date to withdraw from a spring 2009 course without academic penalty is Saturday, March 21 (this deadline was extended from the previous posting of March 14). If you are considering withdrawing from a course, please see an Honors Advisor to discuss potential academic/financial complications from the withdrawal.

  • Bobby and the Chimps- here is the correct information

    Each year the Theater Department invites a prominent British writer or director to "do" a play here at USF. This year it is "Bobby and the Chimps".

    On Friday, February 27 from 1-2:30 in Theater 2 we will have the next Colloquium in our series. The playwright will talk about the play for 15 minutes. Then, the cast (USF undergraduate Theater majors) will perform scenes from the play. The last 15-30 minutes will be your opportunity to talk with the playwright and cast members.

    This will be a super chance for you to interact with a British playwright in "close quarters" so don't miss out.

    As usual, RSVP on the website; this is open to all Honors students and is a FF event.

    I am sorry that the original information was not correct but the above info is.

  • Summer/Fall 2009 Registration

    Summer/Fall 2009 registration begins Monday, March 23. In preparation for registration, please call 813-974-3087 to schedule your advising appointment. If you plan to graduate in summer or fall 2009, please make sure to meet with your departmental major advisor prior to registration to confirm that you will meet all necessary requirements.

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(813) 974-3087

The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Symposium Guidelines and Coversheet posted

    Please see our website for the 2009 Symposium guidelines and coversheet. Deadline for submissions is February 25th. Contact us if you have any questions at

    Link: Symposium Info

  • Hurricane REU deadline March 3rd!

    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 March 3, 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

    Link: REU info

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(813) 974-6824

USF Honors College Student Council

  • Honors Council Meeting Times

    General Meetings: Thursdays 5-6pm in the Lounge.
    Events: Wed 10:05-10:45am in the Lounge

    The following will meet in The Honors College Lounge:
    Student Development: Wednesday 10:45-11:15am
    Advertising: Monday 4-4:30pm
    Volunteer: Monday 3-4pm

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(813) 974-3087

Student Submissions

  • Fundraiser for Children in Panama

    Finally, we are putting on a huge event called SABOR LATINO to raise money to buy supplies for the children in Panama. Here are the details:

    Date: March 3rd
    Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm (There will be set up time before and clean up time after)
    Location: MC 2708 Plaza Room
    Tickets: $5.00
    Raffle Tickets: $1.00
    Food: Melting Pot, Panera, McCallisters
    Entertainment: Live Bands, and Latino Music DJ

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