Know-a-BULL News
Week of 3/15/2011 - Issue # 155

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
 3/21/2011 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
 4/4/2011 Yuengling Brewery Tour
 4/7/2011 UR Poster Presentation Workshop
 4/8/2011 Colloquium #4
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Sometime in May, probably by the 15th, The Honors College will be moving to ADM 241.  We will have significantly more space, including 5 classrooms.  Of course, there will be a computer lab and a study lounge.  

    I would like to invite each of you to submit one or more works of art to be prominently displayed in our new quarters.   Paintings, drawings, watercolors, mixed media, photos, sculptures and anything that is "displayable" will be considered and prizes will be awarded to all artwork selected for display.

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

  • Required 7 Year BS/MD Program Declaration

    Are you a 2010 first time in college admit to the Honors College who wants to officially join the 7 Year BS/MD track?  Take a minute to submit the online Declaration Form at the 7 Year website, under the Fall '10 Admit tab.  The deadline to submit this form in order to continue the program into Year 2 is April 15, 2011. Questions? Email Amy Sturrock at 

    *Not for Accelerated DPT students. 

    Link: 7 Year BS/MD Website

  • Possible Biomedical Ethics Course In Summer

    We may be able to offer a section of IDH 3600 Biomedical Ethics this summer, but only if there is enough serious interest.  Please email Amy Sturrock at ASAP if you fully intend to take this course in summer if offered.  Note - if you are 7 Year BS/MD, this course is a requirement.

  • Undergraduate Health Council Officer Applications

    Are you a pre-health student looking for leadership experience?  The Undergraduate Health Council is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 School Year.  Deadline to Submit the application is Friday, March 25 @ 5pm.  Positions Available: President, VP of Internal Affairs, VP of External Affairs, Secretary, Webmaster.

    Please attach and email your application to

    Link: Link to application

  • 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:

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Governor Invites Students to Apply for Gubernatorial Fellowships

    Contact ONS immediately if you are interested in this opportunity by emailing Dr. Lucas at or calling 813-974-3087!

    Governor Rick Scott Invites College and University Students to Apply for Gubernatorial Fellowships:
    Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott invites college and university students to apply for the 2011-2012 Gubernatorial Fellows program.  Participation in the program provides Florida college and university students with firsthand, high-level experience and insight into how state government operates. Established in 2004, and endowed by Al and Dawn Hoffman in 2005, the program gives Florida college and university students the unique opportunity to work alongside state government top staff for two semesters.

    Students can visit to learn about the expectations and requirements of the program, as well as testimonials from alumni.  Interested students must apply online, and the site includes complete information about the recruitment process.


  • Students, submit grant proposals to make an impact!

    Student Boards Have $5,000 to Give to Local Non-Profits:  Students proposals, based upon their class research and discussions over the first two months of the semester, address needs from vocational training for children in foster care to supporting victims of domestic violence to redefining waste and efficiency. The issues the students are diverse in topics but each Student Philanthropy Board has the opportunity to have a real impact on our community,” said Charlie Justice, Assistant Director of Leadership Programs at USF St. Petersburg.


  • 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.


  • Undergraduate Scholar Award Deadlines

    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  The first half of the required paper is due April 1.

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

  • Research Assistants Needed in Cognitive Aging Lab

    The research lab examines a brain fitness program designed for older adults.

    The lab is looking for two to four sophomores/juniors who are willing to committ to at least four hours a week for a year or more. Honors students will have the opportunity to do their thesis with the lab.

    If you are interested in this project please email Ms. Jennifer O'Brien at

  • Summer REU in Environmental Microbiology

    The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Environmental Microbiology at UNLV is now accepting applications.

    For more information and to access the online application, please visit


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • 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


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Student Submissions

  • Digital Portfolio Workshop

    Want to score a great job or internship? Looking to go to graduate school? So is everyone else!

    What makes you stand out? How do you define your "Personal Brand"? How can you show prospective employers and schools that you are more than just a 12pt Times New Roman piece of paper?

    Apple Users Group, in coordination with your Apple Campus Rep, will be hosting a workshop answering these questions. We will be teaching you how to build a Digital Portfolio to highlight your skills, strengths, and talents, and make you more than just another resum&eacute.

    Join us on March 28th at 7pm in MSC 4200 (The Chamber)
    [Please note the room change!]

    Free Food will be provided and iTunes Gift Cards will be given away.

    Link: Please RSVP by the day of the event so we can provide enough food.

  • Chinese Cultural Festival

    The 2nd Annual Chinese Festival at USF will be a signature event you don't want to miss. Here you can experience authentic Chinese cuisine, games, calligraphy, folklore, arts and crafts, music, performances and much, much more! Open to all, free admission and food. This can count as a FreshPeople Five event.

    Location: Marshall Student Center, Ballrooms A & B
    Time: 2-6 PM
    Date of Event: April 12, 2011 (4/12/2011)



    Link: Chinese Cultural Festival Website

  • Tour Yuengling Brewery!

    Our Honors class about Microbes is culminating in a tour of Yuengling Brewery. Any student is welcome to join us- it is FREE and transportation is available if you need it. You do not need to be 21 to tour, but do have ID if you'd like a sample.
    We will meet in MSC 2707 at noon for a twenty minute presentation on microbes (like the ones that allow us to brew beer) and head to the brewery.

    Contact if you would like to come.

    This is a Freshpeople 5 event!

  • Bioinformatics Mini-Symposium

    USF Honors College students might be interested in attending the USF Bioinformatics Mini-Symposium on March 16. Registration is free, but required.

    Information, Computation and Health
    Wednesady, March 16, 2011: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Marshall Center, Room 3707

    Link: Registration Link

  • Digital Portfolio Workshop

    Want to score a great job or internship? Looking to go to graduate school? So is everyone else!

    What makes you stand out? How do you define your "Personal Brand"? How can you show prospective employers and schools that you are more than just a 12pt Times New Roman piece of paper?

    Apple Users Group, in coordination with your Apple Campus Rep, will be hosting a workshop answering these questions. We will be teaching you how to build a Digital Portfolio to highlight your skills, strengths, and talents, and make you more than just another resumé.

    Join us on March 28th at 7pm in MSC 4102 (International Room).
    Free Food will be provided and iTunes Gift Cards will be given away.

    Please RSVP by the day of the event so we can provide enough food.

    Link: Please RSVP by the day of the event so we can provide enough food.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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