Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/16/2009 - 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
 3/21/2009 USF Drop Deadline
 3/26/2009 HCSC A Night in Vegas
 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.


    Link: Thesis Day Registration Form

  • 6th Colloquium: Carmen

    you will have a chance to see the Director of Operta work with the cast to make the show the very best. You will ahve a chance to questions cast and Director as well.

    Time: 1:00 - 2:30 Location: Theatre 1
    Won Cho, Director of Opera, and students will discuss one of the most famous operas Carmen.

    Scenes from Opera with Orchestra.

    RSVP Required? Yes
    "Freshpeople 5" Event? Yes
    RSVP on the Website

  • New Scholarship for Honors Business Majors

    $2,000 Scholarship and Career Networking Opportunity – Deadline to apply April 15th

    Two Honors College students majoring in Business will be awarded the Grocery Manufacturers Representatives Endowed Scholarship (GMR) of $2,000. This is also an excellent vehicle to network with potential employers as wide arrays of businesses are involved. Please be a full-time Junior or Senior by fall 2009 with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and an interest in consumer goods or the food industry. A one-paragraph essay explaining your interest/qualifications of no more than 250 words is requested on the Honors College Scholarship Application available at the link below.

    Link: Here is the application

  • 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

  • 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.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • A Night in Vegas!

    Come join the Honors Council for A Night in Vegas! March 26th, 6:30-9:00pm. Tickets are $5 Pre-Sale in SVC 1101 or at the door. There will be dancing, a live DJ, poker and free food!

  • 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

  • Medical First Responder Course

    University Emergency Medical Services Association will present a Medical First Responder (MFR) course for the second half of the Spring semester. The class will meet from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 24 through April 23, 2009. Location will be the USF College of Nursing, room MDN 2002. The cost of the course is $175for UEMSA members, $185 for non-members, and $200 for non-students. Signup for the course can be done online at Please note that this class fills quickly! Same-day signup at the first day of class is allowed if space is available. The required textbook/workbook may be purchased at the USF Health Bookstore. For any questions not answered here, visit our web site for more information.

    Link: UEMSA Web Site

  • 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

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