JORDAN MARKEL (BIOLOGY, 2010) EARNS 2009 GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP HONORABLE MENTION
TAMPA, Jordan Markel, a junior in biology, has earned an Honorable Mention by The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. He was identified out of 1,035 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by colleges and universities. There were 278 scholarships awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year. Markel is the University of South Florida's first Goldwater Honorable Mention. In addition to an MD, he plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Markel has worked with Dr. Andreas Seyfang and Dr. John Sinott of the College of Medicine. A MARC U-STAR scholar, he has traveled to Thailand to Srinakharinwirot University and is currently attending the Education Without Borders Conference in Dubai He will travel to Panama to conduct research on immunology. Last year, Markel raised over $4,000 for AIDS research through Hoops for Hope. He is a 2006 graduate of H. B. Plant High School in Tampa, FL.
According to the Goldwater Scholarship website, this program: was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields.
Nominees must demonstrate achievement in and future commitment to his or her academic field. Authorized by the United States Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, The Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program exists to provide: a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.
Learn about USF Graduate Programs
Thursday, April 2, 2009
In BEH 318
Open house events:
Meet the staff!
Student Research Presentations!
And much more!
All are Invited!
Part-time and summer employment
Thursday, Apr. 2, 2009
(near Financial Aid)
Talk to off-campus employers-
many will be hiring on the spot!
Casual attire okay.
Dream. Plan. Achieve.
Link: For a list of participating employers go to
Delay the Real World
Delaying the Real World Fellowship
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the DRTW Fellowship 2009. the award is $5,000
Deadline: May 30, 2009
Tell us what YOU would do if you could postpone the 9-5 grind, and we just might make your dreams for adventure come true. Apply for the Delaying the Real World Fellowship and you're in the running for a $5,000 grant for your very own bold, exhilarating, and fulfilling adventure. For suggested adventures and inspiration, check out Delaying the Real World by Colleen Kinder at www.delayingtherealworld.com.
Note: The Delaying the Real World fellowship is designed to sponsor an adventurous project that is independent of academic and religious institutions.
Qualifications: Ages 21 through 29, and a U.S. citizen.
Eligible applicants must use the online application form at delayingtherealworld.com/fellowship08 to propose a gutsy and worthwhile adventure in the spirit of Delaying the Real World and the young adventurers who fill the book. There is no time length requirement on your adventure, though the fellowship committee will take into account how well your proposed idea maximizes the $5,000 grant.
Somethin's a brewin'. Good things might happen to respondents!
I'm interested in talking to any Honors College student who spends a significant amount of their time engaged in online social communities (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.) or playing and discussing developments in video games or downloading online music.
If this describes you and you'd be willing to talk to me about these things, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If it describes someone you know, please mention this e-mail to them.
Dr. John Omlor
If you are starting your thesis this fall, it is not too early to start thinking about your topic and your mentor. Please review the thesis handbook for further information, and make an appointment with Dr. Kleine or Dr. Yavneh for help in finding a mentor.
Link: Honors thesis info
Please remember that the year is almost over and you have only a few weeks to complete the FreshPeople5 requirement. Check out the events listed in the newsletter and those on the website and sign up now.
Temporary Student Employment
A private school in Lutz is holding a casino night fund raiser at the school on
May 16, and we're looking to hire about 10 students to help out.
"We'd need them to do light serving (passing hors d's, maybe staffing a hot table), and some on-the-fly cleanup (tossing discarded cups, etc.)
We'll provide each student with a shirt, a ton of food, and $9.00 in cash per hour of work.
We'd need the students from 6-midnight."
If interested, email Deborah at DSBPHD@gmail.com
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
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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