Know-a-BULL News
Week of 04/06/2009 - Issue # 57

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
 4/13/2009 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
 5/1/2009 Honors College Graduation
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    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.

  • Health Care Enrollment Conference

    What: Find out about medical policy in Hillsborough county, eligibility for coverage, applying, and more.

    Who: Those who are not sure if they are eligible for health care coverage, students interested in medical policy, and all others are welcome.

    Where: Marshall Center Room 2707

    When: April 20th at 10:00 AM (Monday)

    Questions are encouraged at the conference. For more info, please contact Michelle Stark at

    Link: Michelle Stark

  • Honors Student Senior Recital

    Featuring: Works of Schubert, Hovhaness, Mozart and More!

    Where:Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church
    420 Bullard Pkwy
    When: Sunday April 26, 2009 at 4:00pm

    Please note: There will be a live recording, so please silence all cell phones,pagers, small children, coughs, sneezes and sniffles.
    Thank You!

  • Study Skills Workshops, April 6-9

    The Learning Commons is offering a series of Study Skills workshops from April 6-9. Please log on to Honors Blackboard and look under Documents for more information.

  • 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.


  • 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

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Honors Council Meeting Times

    General Meetings: Thursdays 5-6pm 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

  • Psi Chi- Honors Psychology Society- General Meeting and Social

    Psi Chi, the Honors Psychology Society of USF, is having a general meeting/social/meet and greet of new officers on Monday, April 6th, at 4:30 in the PCD building. Free food, open to nonmembers and member Psychology majors.

  • Living Green Ribbon- Free Food, Games, Prizes!

    Living Green Ribbon is an annual event held by Get Carded, an organ donation awareness volunteer organization. Come out to MLK Plaza on Wednesday, April 8th, for free food, games, prizes, and to learn more about organ donation.

    Link: Get Carded Online

  • 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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