Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/13/2012 - Issue # 205



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 and the Office of National Scholarships.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

RSS Feed Upcoming Events
 3/23/2012 HC Certification Forms Due
 4/27/2012 Spring, Last Day of Classes
 4/28/2012 Spring Finals Week
 5/2/2012 Honors Commencement Ceremony
 5/2/2012 Honors Commencement Ceremony
 5/2/2012 Honors Commencement Ceremony
 5/14/2012 Summer A&C: First Day
 5/28/2012 USF Closed: Memorial Day
 6/22/2012 Summer A: Last Day of Classes
 6/25/2012 Summer B: First Day
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Here is an on-campus summer research program designed for Undergraduates who are interested in conducting research related to mental illness and related disorders. The 10-week program will provide students with the opportunity to work with a faculty member on a research project in an area of the student's interest as well as to obtain practical skills and training on research ethics. The NIMH funding will allow us to provide a $4000 stipend to participating students. We would appreciate it if you would notify students in the Honors College of our program so they may apply if they are interested. Applications are due by March 16, 2012.


    Link: Click here for further information

  • Part Time Office Assistant Position Available

    Approx. 17-20 hours a week, $10-11 hour


    USF &ndash College of Medicine, Dept. OB/GYN 


    Location- USF Health South Tampa Center


    (near Tampa General Hospital- Davis Island)


    Preferred schedule: 2-3 days per week (DAYTIME hours only NO weekends)


     


    Job Description: Assisting the Academic Education office within the Department of OB/GYN, Morsani College of Medicine @ USF in office related business. Duties include preparing schedules, evaluations reporting, filing, copying, answering phones, mail delivery/pick-up. Constant use of computer programs such as Word, Outlook, and Excel. Must dress and act professional as you will also be in constant contact with physicians, faculty and staff, students and residents.


     


    Required Skills: Superior communication and ability to multi-task is essential.  Must have overall knowledge of general office practices and be VERY professional, detail oriented, energetic and dependableExcellent MS Word, Excel, Outlook skills.  Office experience of at least 1 year is required.  Applicant needs to provide at least 1-2 professional/work related references.  Medical background is NOT required.


     


    (This position requires a &ldquoyear round&rdquo commitment including summers flexible unpaid vacation time is available).


     


    If you are interested please reply to Lauren Shaw at lshaw2@health.usf.edu with a current resume, letter of interest along with answers to the following:  


    Name


    USF e-mail address / cell phone number


    Anticipated graduation date


  • March PreHealth Events

    Pre-Health Students:


    Check out these great events this month.


    American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Pre-Dental Workshop and Recruitment Fair, March 16


    USF Undergraduate Health Council Health Careers Expo, March 21


    Much more info about each event can be found at the Honors College Health Professions blog:


    Link: Honors College Health Professions blog

  • Special Fall Class particularly good for those interested in Psychology, Social Work or Medicine, but others are invited as well

    Are you interested in attending medical school or becoming a psychologist? Do you want to submit a competitive application to graduate school that includes relevant clinical experience? If interested, consider enrolling in the Fall 2012 Honors College service-learning course that offers select students (course is limited to 12) an opportunity to obtain hands-on clinical experience by working as a volunteer 211 Crisis hotline counselor. Not only is 211 Crisis Hotline experience valued when applying to clinical graduate programs, the skills attained from this course will be indispensable if you eventually work as a health care professional. 211 Crisis hotline counselors assess callers for risk of suicide, sexual trauma, substance abuse, and other crisis events and provide appropriate intervention. 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 to be enrolled will receive training to become nationally certified in sexual trauma, substance abuse, and suicide. The background check and training must be completed before the start of the fall semester. All students will receive 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. If interested, please contact Dr. Brown by email at lmb@usf.edu and note in the subject line: 211 Crisis Hotline Honors Course. Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D. Associate Professor


  • Honors Scholarships

    The applications are now available for Honors College Competitive Scholarships for 2012-2013.  Scholarships range from $500 to $2000 a semester, and some do not consider financial need.  Application deadline is April 15th.


    Link: Scholarship Application

  • Graduation Spring

    If you are planning to graduate this semester, please go to the Honors website/current students/graduation and "name your plan to graduate".  After the University's application process is complete, we will send a request for additional information.


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Student Submissions

  • Employment Opportunity at USF Health

    Office Assistant - PART TIME POSITION (OPS) freshman or sophomore preferable (approx. 17-20 hours a week, $10-11 hour) USF �" College of Medicine, Dept. OB/GYN Location- USF Health South Tampa Center (near Tampa General Hospital- Davis Island) Preferred schedule: 2-3 days per week (DAYTIME hours only NO weekends) Job Description: Assisting the Academic Education office within the Department of OB/GYN, Morsani College of Medicine @ USF in office related business. Duties include preparing schedules, evaluations reporting, filing, copying, answering phones, mail delivery/pick-up. Constant use of computer programs such as Word, Outlook, and Excel. Must dress and act professional as you will also be in constant contact with physicians, faculty and staff, students and residents. Required Skills: Superior communication and ability to multi-task is essential. Must have overall knowledge of general office practices and be VERY professional, detail oriented, energetic and dependable. Excellent MS Word, Excel, Outlook skills. Office experience of at least 1 year is required. Applicant needs to provide at least 1-2 professional/work related references. Medical background is NOT required. (This position requires a "year round" commitment including summers flexible unpaid vacation time is available). If you are interested please email Lauren Shaw at lshaw2@health.usf.edu with a current resume, letter of interest along with answers to the following: Name USF e-mail address / cell phone number Anticipated graduation date


  • Live Below the Line USF

    Are you passionate about fighting global poverty? If so, consider living below the global poverty line ($1.50/day) for five days from March 26th-30th! Understand the plight that 1.4 billion people experience every day while raising money for supporting organizations. Are you up for the challenge? To find out more and to sign up, click here: www.livebelowtheline.com/us-usf

    Link: Live Below the Line USF

  • Research Assistants Needed for Psychology Lab

    The Substance Use, Emotion and Personality Lab is looking for new research assistants. We are looking for intelligent, driven, independent, and responsible psychology students eager to engage in research. Our lab is currently working on studies examining constructs of emotion in both the college and substance use populations. We require a 3.5 overall GPA, and a 3.7 psychology GPA. Additionally, students must have taken Research Methods and received an A. We ask for a year commitment with 8 hours a week of participation. Research assistants will be expected to run participants, enter data, double code, and prepare materials. This is a great opportunity for students who want to gain experience for graduate school. If you are interested please email Alejandra Arango at arango1@mail.usf.edu.

    Link: Lab Website

  • Fundraising Event for Free Healthcare Clinics in Tampa Bay

    Does your organization want to be part of an annual fundraiser for free health clinics serving the indigent in Tampa Bay? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you and your organization to make a huge impact for these clinics and for the patients who are in dire need of them. We are honors students conducting a senior honors thesis concerning three amazing clinics in particular - BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic, Red Crescent Clinic of Tampa Bay, and the Judeo-Christian Health Clinic, Inc. We are attempting to organize an annual fundraiser for these clinics, since they provide so much to the community and receive so little from us. This event does not have to occur this semester however, we would like to have your support for planning a unique fundraising event in the near future. Please let us know if you would like to be involved in the planning and/or overseeing of a fundraiser of this nature. Please contact Jessica Brumble (jbrumble@mail.usf.edu), Marta Jaszczolt (mjaszczo@mail.usf.edu), or Sonali Sharma (ssharma5@mail.usf.edu) for more information on how you can make an impact in your community!


  • Italy Summer Study Abroad Deadline Extended To April 2

    Live and learn in the magnificence of Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Courses offered in many disciplines including history, political science, sociology, business, art, and more. Honors College scholarships available. Application Deadline: April 2 For more information: Email: merrick@usf.edu Website: http://drmerrickstudyabroaditaly.blogspot.com/ Student-made videos for Florence 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwA5tGAj8b4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PPZNwskt3c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmd965_oyjY


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