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.
We have heard that the Department of Chemistry plans to offer a few Fall 2009 sections of CHM 2211L. Typically this lab has only been offered in Summer B and Spring terms, so this is a pleasant surprise. Although the Registrar has not yet released the fall schedule, we expect it to appear soon so check OASIS regularly for updates.
Attention Transfer Students!
Did your previous institution recognize you for outstanding academic achievements during your first year of college by inducting you into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society? If so, you received lifelong membership to this organization and we cordially invite you to be a part of our re-chartering process here at USF. The first induction will take place this spring and we need your help. For further details, please contact:
Associate Director, Office of New Student Connections
First Annual Ethics Talk on Monday, March 9
Please join the Jewish Medical Student's Association on Monday, March 9 at noon, as they present Dr. Steven Cohen, MD and Rabbi Kate Fagen. They will be speaking about medical ethical issues from a Jewish perspective. Lunch will be provided. The meeting will take place in MDC 1096.
Tours for Honors Students in USFCAM March 3 and 4 @ 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Werner Reiterer: Raw Loop
The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to premier Tampa's first solo exhibition by Austrian artist Werner Reiterer, Raw Loop. Is art allowed to make us laugh? In Raw Loop, Reiterer turns the world upside down and creates new rules in works that question our perceptions while playing with art's relationship to everyday reality. Through drawings, objects and installations he engages the viewer in a re-examination of everyday experience that makes us think and often smile.
Reiterer's works walk a fine line between sense and nonsense, exploiting art's close proximity to life as a means of challenging literal descriptions of reality. Testing the limits of visual comprehension, Reiterer asks us to be his accomplices and by enticing us to activate and "finish" his works he is able to bring lightness to the task of confronting our inhibitions and opening our minds to new ideas.
If interested please RSVP on the Honors Calendar of events or send an e-mail to Noel Smith, Curator of Education, at email@example.com. The tours will last 30-45 minutes.
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 Dr. Silverman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be interested.
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.
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.
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.
Chemistry Student Research Conference Deadline March 20
The 7th Annual Raymond N. Castle Student Research Conference will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2009. Plenary speaker will be Dr. John A. Shelnutt form Sandia National Laboratories. Undergraduate students are invited to present posters. Panels of distinguished researchers in each field will be evaluating the presentations for prizes. Please submit an abstract by March 20, 2008. Those interested in attending the conference can register online by April 13th, 2008.
To submit an abstract to present your research for the conference, please visit our website: http://chemistry.usf.edu/castle/. If you are planning on attending but will not be presenting you may register at the above link as well.
What: Showcase of Graduate Degree Programs for Pre-Health/Pre-Med Students
Where: MSC 2708
When: March 25th from 5-7pm
The career options in the health care field are virtually endless. So what happens once you graduate? How do you decide which direction is right for you? If your future is still unclear, come join us for our Graduate Health Program Showcase. To help you explore your options, we've asked various speakers from within the health-care community to come answer your questions, including those from:
>>LECOM D.O. Program
>>USF Public Health
>>USF Graduate School with the College of Medicine
>>Physician's Assistant Program
And Many More!
So, join us on March 25th 5-7 pm in the Marshall Center room 2708 for this informative event and FREE FOOD.
This showcase is co-sponsored by Pre-Med AMWA, Pre-Physician's Assistant Society, and MPSS/MAPS.
Join your fellow Honors students and help raise funds for medical and educational supplies that will be used to benefit children in Panama. On March 3rd from 6:30PM-9:00PM in MSC 2700. The event will include live bands, fun, a raffle, and FOOD. Purchase $5.00 tickets at the door.
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