Know-a-BULL News
Week of 3/1/2011 - Issue # 153

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
 3/4/2011 New Symposium Abstract Deadline
 3/7/2011 An Afternoon with the Morsani's
 3/7/2011 Mind Your Money: Tips for Students
 3/7/2011 7 Year BS/MD Program Info Session
 3/21/2011 Keeping Your Image Professional
 3/23/2011 Lunch w/ Our Deans
 3/28/2011 Honors Certification Form Deadline
 3/30/2011 Symposium Poster Design Workshop
 4/2/2011 Alpha House Baby Shower
 4/3/2011 Spring Picnic
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Do you own an iPad? Would you be interested in a Major Works/Major Issues class in the fall that explores the iPad as a musical instrument? There are a few people across the country who are beginning to examine the notion of whether this devise can be considered an instrument and you can be in the forefront of a new field of study.

    Please email me if you have an iPad and you are interested (and tell me that you have an iPad). Also, if you don't have an iPad but would be interested if you could borrow one, let me know as well (and let me know that you do not have an iPad).

    Registration for Summer and Fall begins March 28.  Please schedule your advising appointment now.

  • 7 Year BS/MD Interest Session!

    Monday, March 7, 5 - 6 PM in JPH 1317

    This Info Session is for 2010 admitted first year students to The Honors College who missed last fall's info session.  If you plan to follow the 7 Year Accelerated BS/MD program, please plan to attend!!!

  • Honors LLC Shirt Design

    We need your help to make our Honors LLC t-shirt for next year! If you're interested in helping make the design, please email Lisa Booth at


  • Second Nature Internships

    Second Nature Seeking Graduate Students/Seniors for Paid Sustainability in Higher Education Internships!

    Second Nature is seeking student interns to work on multiple projects involving sustainability in higher education. Interns will assist with the development of  several national programs focused on accelerating the progress of under-resourced and minority-serving institutions in institutionalizing the goal of creating a sustainable society as a core part of their mission. This work will be in support of the goals and objectives of Second Nature&rsquos strategic initiatives, the American College and University Presidents&rsquo Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and the Education for Sustainability Innovation Program. 

    Link: Second Nature Internship

  • 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:

    Thu Can:

  • 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

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • 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

    Deadlines for all of these scholarships will be August 29th, so get started now with a consultation by clicking the link for escheduler below.


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

    • 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 (Study in the UK): Deadline 3/10/2011
      Fresh/Soph only.  6 weeks study 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 Consult with us early to strengthen your application

  • 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  You must proclaim your intent to apply to Ms. Carlton by March 11.  The first half of the required paper is due April 1.

  • 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 We appreciate you keeping us in the loop.

  • 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):

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

  • Summer Research Internship at the University of Alabama

    The University of Alabama is offering a summer research internship for students interested in studying neighborhood poverty and its impact on adolescent behavior.

    The deadline for applications is March 21, 2011. Application information can be found at


  • Reminder - Symposium Abstract Submission Deadline March 1

    The 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Abstract Submission Deadline is Tuesday, March 1 at 5pm. Guidelines and submission information can be found at


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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:


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Student Submissions

  • Jamaica Beyond the Classroom Fundraiser

    Ever wondered what's the big deal about Jamaica?!

    If it's really as awesome as it sounds?

    The Jamaica: Beyond the Classroom Honors class invites you to come find out at Jerk Hut this Thursday, March 3 from 7-11 pm. Head out for some good ol' fashion Jamaican food and Karoake! Tickets are 5 dollars and are availabe either at the Honors College or by contacting Adriana at

    Proceeds to benefit Our Lady of Hope children's Home in Jamaica. So come and show your support and have some fun!

    Don't forget to check out our facebook event page too!


  • Help Your Fellow Honors Students Raise School Supplies for Afghan Children!

    Students of the IDH4000: Major Works/Major Issues course "One Pencil Can Help Bring Peace" are still collecting donations in their efforts to send Afghan children 120 boxes full of school supplies! Help them reach their goal by donating any new or slightly used school supplies that you might have:  spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, metric rulers, pencil sharpeners, and more!

    In addition to the remove off box in the Honors College reception area, you can now find a remove off box located right in the Honors Lounge!

    For a full list of items we need, visit:

    And if you're interested in helping out with our shipping fund (it takes $12.95 to ship a box), visit:

    Link: Course Blog

  • Botanical Gardens Club Meeting / Volunteer Event THIS FRIDAY

    The USF Botanical Gardens Club will be having a meeting followed by a volunteer project this Friday, March 4th at 11:00AM at the Botanical Gardens. All students are welcome to join to learn more about the club and participate in the service project.

    Please dress appropriately. You will be getting your hands dirty.

    Contact Tony Kurian ( for more information.

  • Creative Writers' Club

    The Creative Writers&rsquo Club at USF is looking for new members to contribute to their spring and fall projects. Find yourself published alongside other students, workshop your writing amongst your peers and collaborate with other writers. Meetings are held in SVC 1040 (the Honors Lounge) on Mondays at 6:00 and Thursdays at 5:00. For more information, contact


  • American Red Cross Club Officer Positions

    Hello Honor College Students,

    Do you have what it takes to be an officer for the American Red Cross Clubaka the largest student organization on campus?!?!

    We have many positions available, President, Historian, Treasurer, Public Affairs, to name a few:

    Go here for full list with descriptions:

    No previous experience is needed all you need to show us is that you are 110% dedicated to your position. If you show us that you are willing to put in the time and effort to take Red Cross to another level we would love to have you on the team.

    Apply today! Online Application:

    The application is quick and easy, only 5 questions, it should only take you 10-15 minutes.

    Link: Online Application

  • Pre-Medical Summer Enrichment Program-Application Deadline Soon

    Deadline/Postmarked: 5:00p.m., Friday, March 11, 2011

    Who: Pre-Med/HealthProfession Students Program

    Length: June 17th-July 29th, 2011 (6 weeks)

    Where: USF College of Medicine, North Tampa Campus

    What You Get: $1500 Educational grant plus many more

    Eligibility: At least 60 undergraduate credit hours and at least 3.0 overall and  science GPA

    Additional Eligibility Required!

    Link:  USF College of Medicine Pre-Medical Summer Enrichment Program Application Deadline-3-11-11

  • Pre-Med Workshop at USF College of Medicine

    Program Length: Saturday, March 5, 2011(9a.m.&ndash11a.m.)

    Where: USF College of Medicine, Room MDA 1096, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. , Tampa.

    Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors, Graduates and Post-Bachelors.

    RSVP to ( by Wednesday, March 2nd.
    You&rsquore Invited!

    This workshop will help students do the following:
    Determine when is the best time to apply to medical/health profession school.
    Enhance the skill-set required to effectively complete the AMCAS application.
    Identifythe most effective and efficient way of requesting strong letters of recommendation.
    Identify strategies on preparing and writing strong personal statements.

    Link: Pre-Med Workshop at USF College of Medicine-3-5-11

  • IDF 4000: Suicide Hotline

    Professor Lisa M. Brown will offer IDH 4000 SUICIDE HOTLINE in the Fall Semester 2011. She will interview interested students starting right now. Only the first 12 successful applicants will be able to register. Please make an appointment with Professor Brown at this e-mail address:

    Check her credentials out here :

    Direct all additional questions to Dr. Kleine.

    Course Description: Every 18 minutes someone in the United States dies by suicide that is more than 30 000 people per year. Although a majority of physicians and psychologists will have a patient who dies by suicide during the course of their career few are adequately trained to assess and treat those who are at risk for suicidal behavior. This service-learning course offers select students an opportunity to obtain hands-on clinical experience by working as a volunteer suicide hotline counselor. Suicide hotline counselors assess the callers&rsquo risk for suicide and provide appropriate intervention. Not only is suicide hotline experience valued when applying to clinical graduate programs the skills attained from this course will be indispensible for those who intend to eventually work in a health profession. Because of the demanding and sensitive nature of this placement an interview and background check are required by the agency prior to the start of this class. Only students who are accepted will be enrolled to receive training and ongoing supervision. On average six to eight hours per week will be spent at the agency working as a suicide hotline counselor. Course topics include an overview of theory and practice suicide risk factors assessment of risk indirect self-destructive behaviors psychiatric illness and substance abuse.

  • Literary Studies, Creative Writing and Technical Writing Students

    Good afternoon students!

    The Department of English is trying to get a better understanding of how many sections of courses need to be offered over the next few semesters, and are curious how many of you are following a minor track for literary studies, creative writing, and technical writing.

    The English advisors, Aaron Petuch and Sarah Wray, are asking current English minors to visit the website below to unofficially name your minor:

    This will help assist English with future course offerings and the development of strategies to help minors get the courses they need.

    Please let us know if this is a possibility and if we can answer any questions.

    Best regards,

    Aaron J. Petuch, M.S.Ed
    Academic Advisor
    Department of English
    Office - (813) 974-8508

  • Internship

    The is looking for four hot-shot college students in the environmental sciences or engineering, GPA > 3.0, to take up Valuing Ecosystem Services where our  2010 summer interns left off.

    For details go to


  • Want to Become More Involved in YOUR Community? BullSERVE can Help!

    Interested in volunteering throughout the Tampa Bay area?  BullSERVE (under the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement) has great sites for you, so that you can volunteer any time of the week!  The sites include:

    Oasis Network, Community Stepping Stones, Metropolitan Ministries, Urban Scholars Outreach Program, Feeding America, and Dr. ANV Rao Gurukulam Program. 

    If you're interested, please sign up on-line at:

    Go Bulls!

    Link: Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement BullSERVE

  • Call for Student Research Assistants


    Dr. David P. Schenck, a bioethicist in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Program of the College of Medicine, is seeking students to serve as research assistants for a project to screen Hispanic migrant farmworkers for oral cancer. These volunteer research assistants must be bilingual in Spanish and English. Their primary duties would be to greet potential participants, to obtain their consent to be examined for oral cancer, and to serve as interpreters, as necessary, between the migrants and the examining physician. Students will satisfy a basic online USF Institutional Review Board Foundation Course for Research with Human Subjects. The project will be conducted in the coming months at the Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc. in Wimauma, Florida on four separate Tuesdays (TBA) from 10:00 AM &ndash 3:00 PM. Students need not be present the entire time if classes conflict. It is helpful if students have their own transportation, though attempts will be made to carpool. Interested students should contact Dr. Schenck at   

  • Donate Life presented by USF Get Carded

    More than 100,000 men and women currently need life-saving organ transplants. On April 21st, USF Get Carded will be hosting an event in the MSC Ampitheater to encourage students to join the donor registry. One donor can save up to eight lives. Come out and support us enjoy food, games, and stories of survival.

    Get Carded meets every Wednesday at 5pm outside Einstein's in the MSC. Join the committee in order to get more involved in promoting organ and tissue donation.

    Link: Join the Registry Today

  • Calling All Tutors!

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


    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


    Link: Tutor Application

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

    Attention First Year Science Majors – 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's First Year students majoring in the following: BMS (including 7 year BS/MD), Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, & Pre-Med.

    To sign up, simply email  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.

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

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