Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/16/2010 - Issue # 105

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
 3/18/2010 "Money Talks" Presentation by Tom Munkeby
 3/25/2010 Dinner with Professor Bishop
 3/25/2010 An Afternoon with Tom Bernard
 3/28/2010 HCSC Spring Picnic
 3/31/2010 CS_INFO_SESSION
 4/1/2010 8th Undergraduate Research Symposium
 4/9/2010 4th Colloquium
 4/12/2010 An Afternoon with Alex Velasquez
 4/15/2010 Trivia Night
 4/20/2010 HCSC Laser Tag
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    The most important day of the year in the Honors College is Thesis Day because it is the Thesis that makes us different. Thesis Day is a time when all of us can share in your success and pride.

    If you plan to present your Thesis to your committee at the end of this semester, please, complete the Thesis Day Request form on the Honors College website.

    Link: Click here for our website

  • Permits Now Available for Summer and Fall

    The Permit request form and Thesis Registration Request form are now available on the Honors website for permits for Summer and Fall 2010. Remember, Thesis always requires that a Thesis Registration Request form be filled out for each semester. Courses such as IDH 4000 also always require a Permit, as well as IDH 4930. Any questions, please contact Joan Field at: .

    To take IDH 4910, please contact Undergraduate Research at .

  • Medical First Responder Course

    USF University Emergency Medicine Student Association will present a Medical First Responder course for this Spring semester. Each class will consist of one lecture and one practical hands-on sessions. Classes will be held at the College of Nursing between March 29th - April 29th, 2010, on Mondays and Wednesdays in MDN 2002 from 6-10 pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays in MDN 2005 from 6-10 pm. This class is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Cost to UEMSA personnel is $160 and all others is $200. The class includes two-year certification from the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons in infant/child/adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation at the Healthcare Provider level. Contact UEMSA through their website if you have any questions or to sign up for the course. Prompt contact with us and advance payment will reserve your seat in the class.


  • Last Lecture Series

    Join the Last Lecture Series for the Inaugural Event, "Thugs, Bugs, and Augs: Chasing Ever-Changing Dreams" presented by Dr. Johnny El-Rady. The lecture will highlight major themes from 40 years of experience on four continents.

    March 24, 2010
    Marshall Center Oval Theater
    7:00 PM

  • Environmental and Ecological Education Field School

    Indonesia, Sept 8th to Nov. 15th, 2010

    From volcano geology to highland agriculture studies to coral reef ecology, students can look forward to a range of coursework about the environment. With the current trends in sustainable development, the main objective of this field school will be to develop students environmental perspectives through hands on field work in an international setting. Also, the program introduces methods for promoting environmental and ecological thinking across all grade levels and all subject areas.

    Although led by Simon Fraser University, this field school program is partnered with Sam Ratulangi University ( UNSRAT), located in the Manado region, students will be studying near an epicenter of marine biodiversity.

    For more information, please go to the program website or contact me, Carlos Ormond at

    Registration deadline is April 15th, 2010


  • USF Golden Bull Award

    The Golden Bull Award recognizes the highest levels of leadership and contribution to USF. This award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students who exemplify the best a USF experience has to offer.

    See criteria and apply online at the link below. Applications due by March 26th

    Link: Golden Bull Application

  • Health Profession Students Facebook Page

    Want to stay up to speed with current happenings with the USF Honors College Health Professions Advising? Please join our new facebook page!

    Link: Honors Health Professions Students Facebook Page

  • 4th Colloquium

    4th Colloquium in the Electronic Life series: Reality TV shows, 04/09, 1:00 - 2:30, in the Honors Lounge. Go to the Honors Calendar to RSVP.

  • Advising Appointments

    Registration for Summer and Fall 2010 begins March 29, 2010. First year students MUST have an advising appointment prior to registration. Please call the Honors College office at 813-974-3087 and make an appointment with your advisor as soon as possible.

  • Competitive Scholarships Deadline Update

    The Honors Competitive Scholarships Application is available online for continuing students. The deadline for applications is April 15th, so please apply before then. Questions can be directed to Ms. Lanier at

    Link: Scholarship Application

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Volunteers Needed for the Symposium

    The 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration needs volunteers! If you are available on April 1, 2010, please email Mike Goren at We will need volunteers from 7:30am until 2pm. You are not required to stay the whole time.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • HCSC Picnic

    Come and join the Honors College Student Council for our annual Spring Picnic on Sunday, March 28th! Dean Silverman will be grilling and HCSC will be facilitating games, canoeing and more fun! See the Honors calendar for more info and to RSVP.

    **RSVP online**

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(813) 974-3087

Student Submissions

  • Students Needed for Research Project

    I need students who match the following requirements for a short simple research project.

    male 6' 4" in height
    male 5' 10" in height
    male 5' 11" in height
    female 5' 5" in height

    The height must be the height that is on your driver's license. The student will be paid $25 for about 15 minutes worth of work. This is a simple "safe" exercise and I will be happy to answer any specific questions you may have. Please respond promptly if you or someone you know may be interested.

    Dr. Bill Lee
    Dept. of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
    Ph: 813-974-2136

  • Be a Part of March into College Day!

    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is holding an event called March into College Day on Tuesday March 23, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For this event, middle school students are coming to USF to see what a college campus is like. By bringing young students to our campus, we hope to inspire the students to be academically successful so that they can be admitted into college. For this event we need many volunteers to help with their campus tour and other activities that we will be doing. Also, if you are part of an organization and would like to present information to these young students, this would be a great opportunity. If you are interested in either volunteering or providing your organization, please contact Michelle at

  • Tsinghua University Summer Camp on Chinese Culture

    The Summer Service Learning Program-SSLP for the students and teachers from both American and Tsinghua has been successfully held 3 times. The activities of the Program give the opportunity for the students from two countries to understand each other and establish good friendship. The American students also learn a lot in participating in the Program, such as the actuality of the underdeveloped areas in China and the Educational Poverty Alleviation Program of Tsinghua University in the areas.

    The Tsinghua University Summer Camp on Chinese Culture will include some basic courses of Chinese language learning and introduction on Chinese culture and history. The aim for this program is to give the American students and teachers more opportunities to expose themselves to the Chinese culture.

    Time and Duration for the Program
    The time for this program will be July 5th - 13th, 2010.
    Participating the Program

    Fee for the Program
    Each participant will pay a sum of $490.

    For more information contact Eric Wolters at

    Link: Email Eric Wolters

  • USF Global Health Challenges - China

    The USF Global Health Challenges - China held from May 17-June 7, 2010, examines the health care system and issues relating to the world's most populated country. Students will hear lectures from English-speaking Nankai professors from a number of different disciplines and the program will take students to more than 10 site-visits in and around Tianjin, China.

    The cost of the program is $2000 and includes accommodation, site visits & lectures, entrance fees, Education Abroad T-shirt, emergency medical insurance, internal transportation and many meals. For additional program information, visit:

    Link: USF Education Abroad

  • Nourish International

    Nourish International is inviting you to play a leading role in creating solutions to global poverty by applying for our Chapter Founders Program.

    During the school year, Nourish Chapters run small businesses called ventures on campus to raise money, membership, and awareness. They then choose a compelling student-led project proposed by an international organization. Over the summer, students travel abroad to a local community to implement their chosen project as a tangible solution to poverty.

    Apply to be a Chapter Founder - Between now and April 21st Nourish is accepting applications for its Chapter Founders Program. This spring, we'll be selecting student leaders from campuses across the country to receive professional training, support and $500 start-up capital. To start your application, visit

    To apply, get more information or nominate a friend, go to

    Sincerely,The Nourish Team

    Link: Nourish International

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