Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/23/2010 - Issue # 102

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
 2/25/2010 HCSC Coffeehouse
 2/25/2010 Career Center- JOB SEARCHES
 2/25/2010 An Afternoon with: Eric Storch
 2/26/2010 Lunch and Learn w/ Mr. Martinez
 3/3/2010 Blocking Above the Waist
 3/3/2010 Poster Design Workshop
 3/17/2010 Oral Presentation Skills Workshop
 3/18/2010 Tom Monkeby Presentation
 3/25/2010 An Afternoon with Tom Bernard
 3/28/2010 HCSC Spring Picnic
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • 4th Colloquium

    4th Colloquium in the Electronic Life series: Reality TV shows, 04/09, 1:00 - 2:30, in the Honors Lounge. Go to the Honors Calendar to RSVP.

  • New Front Desk Sign In

    When visiting the Honors College, students will now need to bring with them their USF ID card. A new sign in system has been installed at the front desk to allow the Honors staff to better track the number of students seen, and reasons for visiting. Please remember to bring your USF ID card, and to sign in at the front desk.

  • Advising Appointments

    Registration for Summer and Fall 2010 begins March 29, 2010. First year students MUST have an advising appointment prior to registration. Please call the Honors College office at 813-974-3087 and make an appointment with your advisor as soon as possible.

  • Paid Internship/job

    Eumote Publishing and Promotions is offering exciting paid internship opportunities to qualified honors students in graphic design and marketing. With our firm, you will learn about the printing and design industry and get a chance to work on projects for some of the Tampa Bay area's premiere companies. You will work on your own projects under the supervision of experienced artists as well as learn how to operate digital presses and book-on-demand technology. The skills you acquire during your tenure at Eumote will be invaluable to any career in design and marketing. Interested applicants should send their portfolio to or drop it off in person at 5101 E. Busch Blvd. Suite 8-9 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm).

  • Honors LLC- Room Selection, March 3-4th

    If you are planning to live in the Honors LLC in JUNIPER for Fall 2010-Spring 2011, don't forget that you need to select your room (and roommates if you would like) on March 3rd and 4th in addition to having completed your Housing Application.

    Department of Housing & Residential Education (RAR 229), 813-974-0001, or

  • Honors LLC- Career Exploration Series, No. 2

    Lauren Kaplan from the Career Center will be giving us many helpful tips to tackle the ever daunting task of searching for that perfect job!

    Thursday, 2/25 from 6-6:30pm in JPH 2nd floor kitchen.
    This is a Freshmen 5 Event! RSVP on the Honors Calendar.

  • Become a Student PIRG Intern!

    Stop global warming, improve public transit, fight hunger and homelessness, and increase student financial aid.

    As an intern you'll have an impact on issues that you care about and you'll learn valuable skills like working with the media, public speaking, and organizing large events.

    Sign up for an info session today.

    Link: Information

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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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.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • 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

  • 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

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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.

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Student Submissions

  • Workshops for Health Professions Students!

    Health Professions Advisory Committee Presents.
    If interested in any of the following workshops please RSVP with your Name and U# and the workshop(s) you want to attend by emailing HPAC@CAS.USF.EDU
    Personal Statement Workshop
    Hosted by HPAC Member, Dr. Melvin James
    We will discuss why a strong personal statement is essential to your application, how to prepare for and draft your statement, what to include and what to omit, and other resources that can help you put together an excellent statement.
    February 26, 3-5PM & March 3, 2-4PM Maple Classroom C
    MCAT Workshop
    Hosted by HPAC Member, Dr. Melvin James
    This workshop will provide information about the structure of the MCAT, delve into the knowledge and skills assessed by the MCAT, and discuss preparation strategies for the exam.
    March 1, 1-3PM, Maple Classroom C

  • 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

  • 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 March 3rd, 4th and 5th at 8pm in the evening.

    All performances scheduled in Theatre 120
    RSVP is required to guarantee seating. Please RSVP to:
    This is a Freshpeople 5 event

  • 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

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