Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/30/2010 - Issue # 107

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
 3/31/2010 Resume Building
 3/31/2010 CS_INFO_SESSION
 4/1/2010 8th Undergraduate Research Symposium
 4/12/2010 An Afternoon with Alex Velasquez
 4/16/2010 4th Colloquium
 4/20/2010 HCSC Laser Tag
 4/22/2010 Earth Day- Flower Pot Decorating
 4/30/2010 Thesis Presentation Day
 5/7/2010 Honors College Graduation
 5/14/2010 CS_INFO_SESSION
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    On Wednesday April 7 at 3PM in the Lounge, Honors College graduate Arthur Ringness and His wife Kadi will be available to talk to students interested in careers in the world of finance and law.

    Art got his MBA at Duke University. He began to work for Morgan Stanley and headed their London bond office for several years. He rose to the position of Director and now heads the fixed income office for in the San Francisco office.

    Kadi received her law degree from Duke and has also worked in the world of investment banking.

    Art and Kadi have 3 children and are, by any definition, a power couple. If you have any interest in business or law, you should not miss this session.

  • Thesis Permits

    Don't be concerned if you have not received your Thesis permit. We are keeping up with the other permit requests right now, as there is no rush for Thesis Permits since this course has unlimited seats. You will receive a reply once the permit has been put in.

  • An Afternoon with Alex Velasquez

    Time: Noon - 1:30
    Location: Honors Lounge
    Description: Alex Velasquez, Honors College alumnus, is finishing up his third year at the University of Miami Medical school and will speak about his experience there and answer questions. There will be pizza.

  • Bio Course Update for Summer Term!

    Two courses not normally offered in summer have just been added to the summer schedule: BSC 2093C Human Anatomy & Physiology I and PCB 3712 General Physiology lecture.

    If you plan to take PCB 4843 Neuroscience in fall, and have not taken PCB 3712, you will need PCB 3712 in summer to meet the prerequisite.

  • Honors LLC- Resume Workshop

    Lauren Kaplan will be meeting with the LLC to share how the Career Center can help you build a strong resume. If you need help creating a resume or have any questions, please join us Wednesday, March 31 from 6-6:30 pm in the second floor kitchen in Poplar.


  • Attention Spring 2010 Potential Graduates!

    Spring 2010 Graduation is almost here! USF Spring Commencement is scheduled for Friday May 7th and Saturday May 8th, 2010 depending on your major. Our own Honors College Graduation will be held on Friday, May 7th. Due to the large number of graduates this semester, there will be three Honors Graduation Ceremonies in Traditions Hall in the Alumni Center. The ceremony schedule is as follows:

    - Students with last names starting with A to G will attend the ceremony at 9:00 a.m.
    - Students with last names starting with H to O will attend the ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
    - Students with last names starting with P to Z will attend the ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

    More information will be found on our graduation page beginning April 1st! Hope to see you there!

    Link: Honors Graduation Page

  • Victorian Studies Conference

    A Tribute to Bill Scheuerle
    Co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute and Special Collections, Library
    April 16, 2010, Grace Allen Room, Library, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Special Exhibition of Victorian Holdings, arranged by Jamie Hansen and Melanie Griffin of the Library

  • Summer Internship at The Florida Aquarium Center for Conservation

    Research Internship in Dolphin Photo ID at The Florida Aquarium Center for Conservation. Please click on the link for more information:

    The Florida Aquarium also offers a variety of other internships in animal husbandry, water quality, education, marketing, etc. To view available internships, please visit:

    Note that application deadlines are April 1st.


  • Health Professions Students: Committee Letter Deadline Reminder

    If you are applying to health professions programs this year that recommend a committee letter, the Health Professions Advisory Committee of USF is still accepting applications. The deadline to apply is April 2. Note: only HPAC application materials, NOT individual letters of recommendation, are due by April 2. For exact requirements and deadlines, please see the HPAC website.

    Link: Link to HPAC Requirements and Application

  • United Way campaign

    March 15 - April 30
    Please join the Honors College, Undergraduate Research, and USF in our mission to improve lives in our community. Help us LIVE UNITED to help families in the Tampa Bay area who are facing special needs.

    You can make a donation:
    Online via payroll deduction or e-check at (Payroll deduction is only for those employed at USF)
    By paper pledge form for cash, check, credit card or direct billing. You can also use the paper pledge form to designate specific agencies to receive your donation.

  • 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.


  • 4th Colloquium

    4th Colloquium in the Electronic Life series: Reality TV shows, 04/16, 1:00 - 2:30, in the Honors Lounge. Go to the Honors Calendar to RSVP.

    Please note: This event has moved from 04/09 to 04/16/2010.

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RED - National Fellowships

  • Phi Kappa Phi members: Love of Learning Award

    Love of Learning Awards will help fund post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active Phi Kappa Phi members to include (but not be limited to): Graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching/studies, etc. Eighty awards, at $500 each, will be awarded.

    The competition is open to all active (dues current) Phi Kappa Phi members who:
    * Have completed their baccalaureate studies by application submission deadline
    * Did not receive a Fellowship or Award of Excellence grant

    Go to the link for more information, the deadline is: 5/19/10

    Please notify us if you apply:

    Link: PKP: Love of Learning

  • Monbukagakusho Scholarships: Study in Japan

    In existence since 1954, the Monbukagakush is a prestigious scholarship offered by the Japanese Government's Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Technology (MEXT). Amount, term, and eligibility vary based on the scholarship type and length of program.

    Go to the link for more information, the deadline is: 5/14/10

    Please notify us if you apply:

    Link: Study in Japan

  • Golden Key members: open scholarships

    Golden Key believes in rewarding its members for their academic, leadership and service excellence. Annually, the Society offers more than $500,000 (USD) in member-only scholarships and awards.

    Most of Golden Key's scholarships and awards are administered by Golden Key Headquarters and require a formal application.

    Go to the link for more information, deadlines vary.
    Please notify us if you apply:

    Click on the name of a scholarship to review its application requirements and procedures. Please read these procedures carefully, as every scholarship has different requirements.


    Link: Golden Key Awards

  • 2010 TYLENOL Scholarship Program

    If you have chosen to pursue a career that's all about taking care of others, the makers of TYLENOL want to help take care of up to $10K of your tuition.

    Now in its 18th year, the TYLENOL Scholarship program helps students getting a healthcare-related education manage the rising costs of education. This year, Tylenol will be awarding $250,000 in scholarships to forty students based on leadership qualities and performance. We encourage any student who is pursuing a career in healthcare to apply.

    Go to the link for more information, the deadline is: 5/14/10

    Please notify us if you apply:

    Link: Tylenol scholarship

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/MassMutual Scholarship

    Program Description

    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund administers the MassMutual Scholars Program in partnership with UNCF and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF).

    The MassMutual Scholars Program is funded by the MassMutual Financial Group, and is focused on expanding access and opportunity of higher education and employment to citizens who reflect the rich cultural diversity of our nation.

    In 2010, MassMutual looks forward to assisting full time students entering their sophomore, junior, senior or fifth-year senior year of college (maximum $5,000 each) with over $135,000 in scholarships.

    Go to link for more information! 5/30/10 deadline
    Let us know if you apply:

    Link: HSF/MassMutual Scholarship

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/ExxonMobil Scholarship

    Program Description

    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and ExxonMobil have partnered to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate students. Awards are in the amount of $2,500 and are disbursed in Fall 2010.

    Link: HSF ExxonMobil Scholarship

  • Ayn Rand Essay Contest

    Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Information

    Eligibility: 12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students
    Entry Deadline: September 17, 2010
    FIRST PRIZE: $10,000
    3 SECOND PRIZES: $2,000
    5 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000
    20 FINALISTS: $100

    Go to the link and begin now! 9/17/10 deadline, let us know if you submit an essay:

    Link: Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

RED has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the RED website and speak with Mr. Mejias.

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Student Submissions

  • Chinese Culture Festival

    Free Food! Live demonstrations, Arts and Crafts, Speakers.

    April 20th, 2010. MSC 2708 4:00 - 6:30pm

  • USF GeoExpo

    Attend the 2010 GAS GeoExpo at the USF Geology Park April 22. This is annual event which brings state-of-the-art earth sciences technology and expertise to the USF campus. The event is free.

    If your company has an interest in contributing as a participant, slots may still be available. The event begins at 1 pm at the USF GeoPark. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Wightman at 813-690-6667 or

    Link: USF Geology Alumni Society Website

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars Open Meeting

    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is hosting an open meeting on Monday, April 5th at 5pm in MSC 4103 in an effort to attract prospective members. We will be presenting about the benefits you get as a member of the USF Chapter of NSCS.

    Some Background about NSCS:
    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honor society inviting high-achieving freshmen and sophomores. Members must rank in the top 20 percent of their class.

    NSCS is proud to offer more money for undergraduate scholarships than any other honor society nationwide. But more than that, NSCS is a growth opportunity, leadership training ground, and resource.

    To learn more about NSCS please reserve your spot by Sunday, April 4th, 2010 at midnight through this email address: We will have FREE PIZZA but BYOB (bring your own beverage)!

    Link: NSCS USF Chapter Website

  • Bring the Light Rail to USF

    Are you a creative USF student? Do you have an opinion about the new Lightrail? Would you like free food, free textbooks for a semester or a chance to meet the mayor? Then use your unique talents to make a statement about the light rail. It can be a video, model, essay, creative art piece, or any other medium you can think of.

    Use your unique perspective to talk about how this light rail will impact you as a student within your academic field, as a USF student, as a Tampa Bay resident, or as a Floridian. Entries will be judged on creativity, ingenuity, and design quality. The winning submission may be used in the Tampa Bay Moving Forward campaign this November.

    To submit entries or questions contact:
    Brittney Elliott | Press Secretary | 813-974-9900 |

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