Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/09/2009 - Issue # 53



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
 3/11/2009 7yr. Academic Advising Sessions
 3/21/2009 USF Drop Dealine
 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
 4/13/2009 Brunch with Tampa Mayor, Pam Iorio
 4/17/2009 Seventh Colloquium: Student Dance Production
 4/24/2009 Thesis Presentation Day
 4/27/2009 HCSC Finals Breakfast
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Because Thesis is the cornerstone of the Honors College experience, we have established Thesis Day, when students are given the opportunity to present their theses in a public forum, either orally or by poster.

    All graduating students and those who are currently enrolled in the first semester of thesis are required to attend at least one of the 1.5 hour sessions during the day. Each session also counts as a Freshpeople 5 event.

    This semester, Thesis Day will be Friday, April 24. The event will take place from 9 AM until 4 PM. Oral presentations will be 15-20 minutes. PowerPoint presentations are permitted but not required. A 10-15 minute discussion will follow. Poster presenters will be with their posters for one 1.5 hour session. If you are selected to do a poster, we will offer advice on its production.

    All sessions will take place in SVC classrooms; the posters will be displayed in the Honors Lounge.

    Since there are more students completing their theses than can be accommodated on Thesis Day, we will select a representative sample to be presented. We will notify you for which format you have been selected. In the event that you are not selected, please know that it has nothing to do with perceived quality; it has only to do with available space and time.

    Typically the audience consists of other Honors College students, friends, parents and faculty mentors. The poster and oral presentations are "formal"; the audience is supportive. We will provide time and place details as the semester progresses.

    If your mentor and committee member can come to Thesis Day, this will count as the required public presentation; if not, you will need to present to your committee also.

    If you will finish your thesis this semester, please fill out the Thesis Day Registration Form at the link below. You must have the form submitted by Wednesday March 25.

    Please remember that our goal is to "show" off your thesis work; we want Thesis Day to be a rewarding experience for those who present.

    Thanks!!

    Link: Thesis Day Registration Form

  • Fall 2009 Course Descriptions

    The Fall 09 course schedule was due to be online last week; however, we have found out it will not be online until the end of this week (by 3/13). Summer Course descriptions are on Honors Blackboard and the Honors website, and Fall 09 course descriptions will be available both places within a day or so.

  • Health Professions Students - HPAC Committee Letter Application Now Available

    The 2009 application cycle for a Committee Letter of Recommendation packet from USF's Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) is now open. Check out the new website for information about this service, what it can do to enhance your competitiveness, and links to the committee letter application, waiver and recommendation forms you will need to apply. The application period for HPAC runs from March 1 - April 30. If you are applying to medical or dental school, or any other health professions program this year which recommends a Committee Letter, this service will combine your separate letters of recommendation with a highly personalized evaluation and recommendation from your undergraduate institution. Special workshops corresponding to the health professions application process will also be offered this semester for those participating in the HPAC process.

    Link: HPAC Website

  • Fundraiser for a Great Cause!

    Premed AMSA at USF is hosting a concert to benefit the Villa La Paz Foundation with special musical guest, Steve Hornbeak. For more information, see the attached flyer.

    Link: AMSA Concert Flyer

  • Registration Premits

    PERMITS: Honors College students will need permits for the following courses: IDH 4000 (Major Works/Major Issues) and IDH 5975 (Honors Thesis) first AND second semester.

    To apply for a permit, please go to the Honors website, click on Online forms. The Permit Request form is for all courses except Thesis. Please remember: students who are double-majors will need permits for all of their Honors courses!

    For Thesis, please fill out the Thesis Registration Request Form. Those requesting registration for the first semester of thesis should have 90 credits after this semester. If you are requesting registration for the second semester of thesis, you must have already turned in your Prospectus and passed the quiz on Blackboard.

  • 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
    jessyr@sa.usf.edu

  • 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 silverman@honors.usf.edu 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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http://honors.usf.edu
(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: 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.

    Link: http://chemistry.usf.edu/castle/

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http://ur.usf.edu
(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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http://honors.usf.edu/HCSC
(813) 974-3087


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 from 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

  • Controversy has extended its deadline

    Don't miss this great opportunity for undergraduate publication!

    Controversy, USF's newest undergraduate journal, has extended its deadline to March 22nd. Please email questions regarding publication standards to Kristen at Kcorpion1@yahoo.com.

  • Totally SeduKtive

    USF Student Organization Total Kaos Elite Dance Troupe is holding their annual Totally seduKtive on March 13 in the MC ballroom @7 PM. The show features teams from Tallahassee and Miami, Faces Modeling Troupe, and Relentless from Tampa's own USF. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. You DONT want to miss this. Call or Text (954) 257-2132 Trina 4 Tix

    Link: Facebook link for the event

  • USF Dance Marathon Official Registration - Save $5

    USF Dance Marathon will be holding official registration in the Marshal Student Center Atrium on Monday March 9th and March 10. Save $5 off the late registration price and sign up for only $20. All of the proceeds go directly to All Children's Hospital. USF Dance Marathon is on March 27, 2009 in the MSC Ballroom from 6:54pm to 8am. Sign up in the Atrium and Online for a fun night of food, games, and dancing FOR THE KIDS!!!

    Link: Dance Marathon Online Sign-up

  • 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


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