Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/30/2009 - Issue # 56

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
 4/2/2009 Meet Judy Lisi, President and CEO of the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
 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:


    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

    1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Thursday, April 2, 2009
    In BEH 318
    Open house events:
    Door Prizes!
    Meet the staff!
    Student Research Presentations!
    And much more!
    All are Invited!

  • Part-time and summer employment

    Thursday, Apr. 2, 2009
    SVC Breezeway
    (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

    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 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 If it describes someone you know, please mention this e-mail to them.

    Many thanks,

    Dr. John Omlor

  • Fall Thesis

    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

  • FreshPeople5 requirement

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Canopy Needed

    If anyone has a canopy/tent to lend to the Honors Council Friday 4/3- Saturday 4/4 for Relay for Life, please contact Melissa Leddy or Chelsea Pesch.

  • Housing & Residential Education's Ice Cream Social

    April 2nd 4:30-6:00 in Maple C
    Please join us for delicious Cold Stone ice cream to celebrate residents with outstanding academic success.

  • Honors Council Meeting Times

    General Meetings: Thursdays 5-6pm in the Lounge. The meeting will move to SVC 1101 this week (April 2nd) as there is an event happening 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

  • Energy Action Week April 11th-18th

    Come to participate in the events of Energy Action Week to move from awareness to action regarding the transition to clean and sustainable energy.

    From enjoying food and watching movies to volunteering in the community and lobbying your political representatives, join the movement for a healthy, sustainable and just world into the future.

    Check out the event schedule on facebook: Energy Action Week

    Link: Energy Action Week on Facebook

  • Interested in law, debate, acting?

    Join USF's Mock Trial club at our interest meetings on April 7th and 14th in the Marshall Center room 2707 from 7-8PM. The Mock Trial club works closely with local attorneys, has a competitve trial team, and much more. Contact Kristen at for more information.

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