Know-a-BULL News
Week of 04/05/2011 - Issue # 158

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
 4/7/2011 UR Poster Presentation Workshop
 4/8/2011 Colloquium #4
 4/8/2011 Oral Presentation Skills Workshop
 4/9/2011 Alpha House Volunteering this Saturday!
 4/12/2011 Chinese Cultural Festival
 4/14/2011 Play-A-Bull Game Night!
 4/15/2011 UR Symposium and Celebration
 4/18/2011 CS_INFO_SESSION
 4/20/2011 Honors College Concert
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Our annual One-Act play competition was staged Friday night to a standing room only audience in the USF Black Box Theater.  The plays were wonderful, the direction superb and the actors as talented as could be asked for.  The winning author/directors were Nicole Cunningham, Haley and Zoe DeLeon AND Neil Pepi.  Each took home a scholarship prize.

    It is not too early to think about next year so get those pens, paper and ideas churning now!

    My thanks to our wonderful Honors College Student Council for a fantastic picnic.  The food was plentiful, the games fun and the company exciting.  No detail was left undone and all had a great time.

    Sometime in May, probably by the 15th, The Honors College will be moving to ADM 241.  We will have significantly more space, including 5 classrooms.  Of course, there will be a computer lab and a study lounge.  

    I would like to invite each of you to submit one or more works of art to be prominently displayed in our new quarters.   Paintings, drawings, watercolors, mixed media, photos, sculptures and anything that is "displayable" will be considered and prizes will be awarded to all artwork selected for display.

  • Panama: Beyond the Classroom applications online!

    This Geographical Perspectives & Major Works/Major Issues course will include a voyage to the City of Knowledge in Panamá.   Students will synthesize their classroom and international experiences in order to learn about the social, political, and economic situation in the developing world, focusing on a comparison between the U.S. and Panamanian health care systems.   This course should appeal to students with a strong sense of adventure, a curiosity about our expanding global society and a desire to make a difference.  Honors College students of all academic levels and from all majors are encouraged to apply for the course.  Please return applications and direct any questions to Amy Sturrock, Academic Advisor,

    Link: Application

  • Summer Course

    Please, check out this spectacular Summer C course and its distinguished instructor in the Course Description section.

    IDH 3100 The History of God, MW 12:30-2:40 p.m.

  • Thesis Day Spring 2011

    If you are finishing THESIS II this semester, please observe the following: 

    You need to register for Thesis Day for Spring 2011, April 29, 8:30 a.m. -  2:00 p.m. as soon as possible. Please, fill out the Thesis Presentation Day Form located at:

    You will need:

    • USFID
    • Thesis Title
    • Thesis Director Name
    • Director&rsquos Department
    • A short description of your thesis.

     If you have been selected to present, you will know by noon on April 18. If you are not selected, please, make arrangements with your committee for an individual presentation.

     Direct all questions to Dr. Kleine or Ms Field

     Thank you !



  • National Public Health Week Is April 4 - 10

    Want to learn more about health careers?  USF's College of Public Health has put together a week of activities for National Public Health Week.  Get involved, see how CoPH impacts the community, and learn more about careers in public health! 

    Link: National Public Health Week activities

  • May 2011 Graduation

    If you applied to graduate from USF this semester and you have not received the information on completing the Honors Commencement paperwork, please notify us immediately by email at

  • Required 7 Year BS/MD Program Declaration

    Are you a 2010 first time in college admit to the Honors College who wants to officially join the 7 Year BS/MD track?  Take a minute to submit the online Declaration Form at the 7 Year website, under the Fall '10 Admit tab.  The deadline to submit this form in order to continue the program into Year 2 is April 15, 2011. Questions? Email Amy Sturrock at 

    *Not for Accelerated DPT students. 

    Link: 7 Year BS/MD Website

  • Medical School Application Workshops!

    Pre-Med AMSA presents a series of medical school admissions workshops to assist students in presenting a competitive application and preparing for the interview.

    Interview: MSC 2709, 4/18/11, 6 pm

    Workshops will be hosted by Health Professions Advisors Dr. Melvin James, Amy Sturrock & Danielle Locke

    Seating is limited and will be first-come, first-serve.  For more information, contact: 

    Lianet Vazquez:

    Thu Can:

  • Podiatric Medicine Information Session with Kevin Schaefer

    Interested in a career in medicine that allows you a life outside of work? 

    Podiatry is a profession that not many students are familiar with.  Surprisingly few students are aware that podiatrists do complex surgery. 

    Why Podiatry?

    • Average work week of 42.5 hours
    • Average $110-170,000/year
    • Specialties include  Surgery,  Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
    • Increased demand expected in near future

    For more information join us at the Information Session with Kevin Schaefer or access our blog!


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Workshops just for Rising Seniors

    You are invited to come to a workshop for rising seniors only. The deadlines for several national scholarships are approaching early in the fall and we want to get you launched on your applications soon.

    Sign up for a workshop here. There are 3 workshops: Monday, April 11th from 9:00am-10:00am, Monday, April 11th from 11:30am-12:30pm, and Tuesday, April 12th from 12:30pm-1:30pm. Please email if you are interested but unable to attend.

    There are many scholarships, but at the workshops we will focus on Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Javits, Gilman and Fulbright. These scholarships are open to rising seniors, seniors, and some alumni only. The internal deadlines are August 29, 2011 for Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall, and Fulbright September 1, 2011 for Javits, and September 9, 2011 for Gilman

  • Recipients announced for numerous Awards

    We are proud of all our candidates! You all work so hard, and each of you deserve great things. Also, please join us in congratulating these recent recipients:

    Critical Language Scholarship&mdashDemelza Hays & Ginger Johnson

    The Washington Center, Sydney Internship&mdashAdriana Santos

    Goldwater Scholarship&mdashJean Weatherwax

    Fulbright ETA&mdashAlison Billias & Marty Evenson  (More are waiting to hear)

    Hollings&mdashShaza Hussein

    SMART&mdashTodd Mitchell

  • Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter

    Join the ONS Facebook Askmeabout Scholarships  and  Twitter at USFONS.  We will keep you in the loop with the most up to date information new scholarships, reminders of deadlines, and other important tips to give you the competitive edge.

  • Rising Seniors, Scholarship Workshops just for you!

    Rising seniors, we want to help you get the competitive edge on your scholarship applications for Fall.  We are holding workshops during the week of April 11th.  Please click on the workshop sign up link below to sign up!

    Fulbright - Study, Research, or Teach for a year in the UK or locations around the globe

    Marshall -  Graduate Study in the UK

    Mitchell - Graduate Study in Ireland

    Rhodes - Graduate Study at Oxford

    Gates Cambridge - Graduate Study at Cambridge

    Deadlines for all of these scholarships will be early fall.

    Link: Workshop sign-up

ONS has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the ONS website and speak with Dr. Lucas or Ms. Carlton.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Metrohm USA Summer Internship Opportunities

    Summer Internships available in the areas of: Applications Chemist, Marketing, Information Technology and Logistics.

    Information Session held on April 7 at 6pm in CUTR 102, College of Engineering. To reserve a spot, please RSVP to

    For more information please visit the Career Center website at


  • Research Assistants Needed for Pulmonary Project

    This research project focuses on investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of oxidant-mediated acute lung injury and pro-inflammatory effects in the lungs with special emphasis on inflammasome, redox signaling and microRNA regulation. The research mentor is looking for a student who can devote 8-16 hours per week for research. If you are interested in this project, please email your resume to Ms. Schumacher at with "Pulmonary Project" in the subject line of the email.

  • Symposium Oral Presentation Skills Workshop

    A Symposium Oral Presentation Skills Workshop will be held on Friday, April 8 at 11am in SVC 1099. The workshop will be put on by Ms. Brianne Stanback. All students who want to learn more about oral presentation skills are welcome to attend. Students who have been accepted to present their research as an oral presentation at the UR Symposium are strongly encouraged to attend. Notes will be available after on the UR and ScholarCommons websites


  • Symposium Poster Presentation Workshop

    A Symposium Poster Presentation Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 3:30pm in SVC 1099. The workshop will be put on by Dr. Johnny El-Rady. All students who want to learn more about poster presentation are welcome to attend. Students who have been accepted to present their research as a poster at the UR Symposium are strongly encouraged to attend. Notes will be available after on the UR and ScholarCommons websites


  • Symposium Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research and Celebration held on Friday, April 15 in the Marshall Student Center. Tasks include helping with registration, set up for breakfast and lunch, clean up as well as other duties. These tasks will run from approximtaly 7am until 3pm. If you would like to volunteer, please email Ms. Schumacher at lschumac@honors.usf.edyu by Wednesday, April 8 with the specific task you would like to do.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Play-A-Bull Game Night!

    The Honors College Student Council invites you to Play-A-Bull!

    Join us in JPH 1319 on April 14th from 8pm-11pm for a much-needed study break where you can enjoy a night of electronic and board game fun.

    Race with the classic acters of Mario Kart for Wii.
    Test your skills against fellow gamers in a Rockband 2 Tournament.
    Meet friends over a competitive FIFA Soccer game.
    Show off your dance talent with Dance Central for XBOX 360 Kinect.
    And "May the Force be with you" when you take on an opponent playing Star Wars Battle of the Frontier II.

    Also, an Apple Representative will be present to offer tutorials on featured Apple products.

    Rootbeer floats and snacks will be available as you enter the Gamer''s Domain.

    Link: RSVP here!

  • Alpha House Mother and Children's Day! Sat. 4/9!

    Do you like volunteering and making a difference in the lives of others? Join the Honors College Student Council this Saturday at Alpha House of Tampa for our Mother and Children's Day!  

    Alpha House is a home for abused women who are pregnant or have children but have little means of supporting themselves and need a place to get back on their feet. We're pampering the mothers for all their struggles and triumphs since they have come to Alpha House.

    We will be meeting out front of Juniper Poplar Hall this Saturday, April 9th at 9:30am, and the event will be until 3pm. If you have any questions, please contact Janine Kiray at!

  • Apply for an HCSC E-Board Position

    This is an opportunity you don't want to miss!
    The Honors College Student Council is accepting applications for Executive Board positions for the upcoming year and the deadline has been extended! Being on E-board is an amazing opportunity to develop leadership skills, network with the Honors college faculty and staff and build lasting friendships with other dedicated Honors students.
    If you're interested, pick up an application at the Honors front desk or print it off the Usf Honors Council Facebook page (see link). Be sure to turn yours in to the Honors Front Desk by 5pm Friday, March 26th in SVC 1088. (with a resume attached) and you will be able to schedule an interview at that time.
    Please e-mail any questions or comments to Sarah Brady (President) at

    We are looking for enthusiastic students who are excited about getting involved with the Honors College. Being a part of the Honors community will be a fantastic addition to your college experience!

    Link: Usf Honors Council E-Board App

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Student Submissions

  • Pre-Health Professions Fair

    Hello! The University of South Florida and Pre-Med ASMA are  proud to present the Pre-Health Professions Fair on Tuesday April 12th from 12:30-4 in MSC2708.  The fair will give pre-health profession students a chance to see what it takes to not only get into a health profession school, but also what it&rsquos like to be a health professions graduate student.  

    This is a &ldquofair-style&rdquo event, so  can come when  have time, and get the information  need!  

    Attending the fair will be admissions recruiters from different health-profession schools, current health-profession students, and all pre-health advisors who will be hosting tables on several different subjects such as application preparation and interviewing. Also in attendance will be representatives from test preparation companies and pre-health professional organizations.

    Please join us as this event was maked for !

    Attached is the flyer for the event! Don&rsquot forget to register for the Give-A-Ways when you come!

    Link: Flyer for the Event

  • The Effect of Exercise Duration on Rating of Perceived Exertion in an Untrained, Sedentary Population: IRB#2623

                                         This study is IRB approved by USF 

    Seeking interested students, faculty, and staff for participation in a   low-to-moderate intensity exercise research study.  Individuals with limited exercise history and fitness are encouraged to participate. If you are interested, please contact Lisa Giblin at  

    Free body composition assessments and exercise prescriptions will be offered to all those who participate. 


  • Research Assistants Needed in Applied Clinical Psychology Lab

    Research Assistants needed! Dr. Marc Karver&rsquos Alliance Lab is looking for dedicated students to assist with projects focused on depressed and at-risk populations. Research assistants must be meticulous, detail-oriented, hardworking, and dependable with good communication and problem-solving skills. Applicants should have a 3.5 GPA or above and be able to make a 2 semester commitment. Students who are planning to go to graduate or medical school are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email the Alliance Lab Team at for more information.

  • Volunteer in Peru or Ecuador this Summer!!!!

    Are you interested in adventure, travel, volunteering, and getting hands on field experience in human development projects? MEDLIFE is a non-profit organization made up of a network of college students dedicated to medicine, education, and development in Latin America. This is your opportunity to travel to Peru or Ecuador this summer and participate in a mobile clinic, and then help us make a student chapter of MEDLIFE here at USF! Leadership and officer positions are available! Any majors are welcome. 

    Check out the MEDLIFE website to learn more about the organization,

    and contact Lauren Ridson at to get involved and travel this summer!


  • Join the Rowing Club at USF

    Do you like to workout and get in shape? Do you want to make friends? Are you a competitive person? Then come out and join the Rowing Club at USF. We are looking for rowers and coxswains of all experience levels for the upcoming fall and spring semesters. Come check out our practices and see what this sport is all about. You can even have a chance to compete against other universities such as UF, FSU, UCF, UT, etc. E-mail Stephanie Martell at for more information. 


    Link: Rowing Club website

  • New / Used Shoe Drive to Benefit Charities

    The TOMS Campus Club at USF is accepting new and used shoes of any size and shape March 28th-April 15th. The donations will benefit the Homeless Emergency Project, Moses House, and Nike Reuse-A-Shoe Program. Current remove-off locations: Library, Moffitt, College of Medicine, Honors College, and Cypress Dorms. E-mail for more information. 

  • When Good Microbes Go Bad: Microbiotics and Health Expo

    Microbes that help us in every day life can actually be overused: come hear a speaker at 2:00 about the growing resistance of microbes to anti-biotics.

    There will also be various student organizations represented and presenting on various resistant microbes, prevention, and a movie about an epic battle between good and bad microbes featuring your favorite video game acter- Mario!

    Best of all-FREE FOOD!

    Check out the Facebook event.

  • Get on the Bus! Campiagn

    Attention all USF students! My name is Eleanor Ayres, and for my Seminar in Applied Ethics class I and a group of fellow students have started a campaign to promote changenative forms of transportation offered by the USF campus. Part of this campaign is an online petition I've designed. If we get 1,000 signatures by April 20th, President Judy Genshaft will ride the Bull Runner shuttle bus for the first time ever.  Please take an interest in public transportation and help set a presedent for USF! The petition takes literally one minute to sign, and my group and I would be extremely greatful. Thank you for your time and support, see you on the bus!

    Here's another link to the petition:


  • Honors College Student Council

    The Honors College Student Council still has many events left to get involved with this semester!

    • Alpha House Baby Shower: April 9nd from 11:00-3:00 pm
      The Volunteering Committee is throwing a baby shower for Alpha House, a woman&rsquos shelter in our area. We sill need volunteers for the event. If you cannot attend, but would like to donate baby supplies, there is a box set up in the front desk of the Honors College. For more information, contact Janine Kiray at
    • Play-A-Bull: April 14th in JPH 1319
      For game lovers! We will have various video game consoles set up, a Rock Band tournament, Xbox Kinect games, and more. There will also be board games set up for those who like to play the old-fashioned way. 

    Be sure to check out our Facebook for more details and invites at 

  • Want to spend your summer in Malaysia and Borneo?

    Hello Honors Students!

    This summer, Dr. Betsy Doone from the College of Education is leading a three week program to Malaysia and Borneo designed to explore the concept of serving those with disabilities and exceptionalities in a developing nation.  Participants will visit a teacher training college and observe government schools and NGOs serving students with disabilities.  Dr. Doone is interested in working individually with each participant in order to best meet his or her professional goals.  Majors from outside of Education, particularly Public Health, Anthropology and Pre-med tracks, are strongly encouraged to consider this unique opportunity to gain hands-on field experience.

    Please attend our upcoming info session -

    Thursday - April 7th, 2011 CPR459 3pm to 4pm

    Also, feel free to contact Dr. Betsy Doone,, or Ryan Walsh,, for more information!

  • Winter Break in India - Info Sessions!

    Dear Honors Students, 

    Do you want to spend New Year&rsquos Day in India?  Join Dr. Carlos Lopez (Religious Studies) and Dr. Pratyusha Basu (Geography) in an intensive two week engagement with the diversity of urban and rural life in India!  This is the third year that the &ldquoUrban-Rural Contrasts in India&rdquo Education Abroad program has run, and this time students will visit Delhi/Agra in addition to cities in the state of Kerala such as Kochi, Panjal and Thiruvananthapuram. 

    Students will register for 3 credits of REL4936/6928 or GEO4930 and participate in a seminar course during the spring semester of 2012, discussing the results of both independent research projects and group experiences.


    Join us for an upcoming info session:

    Wednesday March 30th, 11:00am CPR 472

    Tuesday April 5th, 2:00pm NES 104

    Wednesday April 20th, 11:00am CPR 472

    Please also feel free to contact Dr. Carlos Lopez,, or Ryan Walsh, with any questions that you have!

  • Want to Become More Involved in YOUR Community? BullSERVE can Help!

    Interested in volunteering throughout the Tampa Bay area?  BullSERVE (under the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement) has great sites for you, so that you can volunteer any time of the week!  The sites include:

    Oasis Network, Community Stepping Stones, Metropolitan Ministries, Urban Scholars Outreach Program, Feeding America, and Dr. ANV Rao Gurukulam Program. 

    If you&rsquore interested, please sign up on-line at:

    Go Bulls!


    Link: Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement BullSERVE

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