Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/02/2009 - Issue # 52

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
 3/3/2009 Tours for Honors Students at USFCAM
 3/3/2009 Tours for Honors Students at USFCAM
 3/3/2009 Hurricane REU Deadline Extended
 3/4/2009 Tours for Honors Students at USFCAM
 3/4/2009 Tours for Honors Students at USFCAM
 3/11/2009 7yr. Academic Advising Sessions
 3/26/2009 HCSC Casino Night
 3/27/2009 6th Colloquium: Carmen
 4/3/2009 HCSC Relay for Life
 4/3/2009 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • Organic Chemistry II Lab in Fall!

    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:

    Jessy Rosenberg
    Associate Director, Office of New Student Connections
    (813) 974-9555

  • 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 The tours will last 30-45 minutes.


  • 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 Dr. Silverman at 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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: If you are planning on attending but will not be presenting you may register at the above link as well.


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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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Student Submissions

  • Want to be a Life Saver?

    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
    >>UF's Dentistry
    >>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.

    Link: USF Life Savers

  • Sabor Latino

    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.

    Link: Google Docs

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