Know-a-BULL News
Week of 4/12/2011 - Issue # 159

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
 4/14/2011 Play-A-Bull Game Night!
 4/15/2011 UR Symposium and Celebration
 4/18/2011 CS_INFO_SESSION
 4/20/2011 Honors College Concert
 4/29/2011 Thesis Presentation Day
 5/1/2011 Honors Photo Competition Deadline
 5/2/2011 Photos posted to FaceBook
 5/4/2011 Honors Graduation Ceremony
 5/4/2011 Honors Graduation Ceremony
 5/4/2011 Honors Graduation Ceremony
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    The Honors College will be moving to ADM 241.  That will occur on May 9 and 10.  This means that we will be out of touch on the 9th and a good part of the 10th.  Computers and phones will not be operational immedicately so please have patieince.  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.  it would be great if you would enter the photo contest whcih is described below.

  • The Honors College Photo Competition

    To celebrate our students&rsquo abilities and achievements, the Honors College is sponsoring a photo competition.  Photographs submitted should capture an observation made or experience had while a student at the University of South Florida.  Awards will be given in the following categories:

    -Best Landscape

    -Best Portrait

    -Best USF photo

    -Grand Prize Photo

    -Staff Favorite (as voted on by the staff of the Honors College)

    -Student Favorite (as voted on via facebook  by students.  Photos will be posted on the Honors College Facebook Page on May 2nd and voting will end on May 15th.)

    Winners will be announced on May 20.  The winning photographs will be permanently displayed throughout the Honors College offices, classrooms or hallways.  The college will print and frame the photographs and have sole rights to determine display location.  Small plaques listing the students name, year, and title of photograph will be included.  Additional prizes will be available.

    Any Honors College student may submit up to 2 photos per category.  All photos must be original works of the student, and submit electronically in .jpeg format via email to Cayla Lanier ( by 5:00pm on May 1, 2011.  Photos may not include any sort of watermark or signature.  Along with the photograph, please include the category, date and location where the picture was taken, and a brief title or description. 

  • Unique Fall Semester Course

    IDH 4000 - T 2-3:45 p.m.

    Every 18 minutes, someone in the United States dies by suicide that is more than 30,000 people per year. Although a majority of physicians and psychologists will have a patient who dies by suicide during the course of their career, few are adequately trained to assess and treat those who are at risk for suicidal behavior. This service-learning course offers select students an opportunity to obtain hands-on clinical experience by working as a volunteer suicide hotline counselor. Suicide hotline counselors assess the callers&rsquo risk for suicide and provide appropriate intervention. Not only is suicide hotline experience valued when applying to clinical graduate programs, the skills attained from this course will be indispensible for those who intend to eventually work in a health profession.

    Please, contact the instructor for an interview that needs to precede registration.

    Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor

    Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities
    Phone: (813)974-0098


  • 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 !



  • 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

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(813) 974-3087

O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • 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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(813) 974-3087

The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration

    The 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration will be held on Friday, April 15 from 9am until 3pm in the Marshall Student Center. Student poster and oral presentations will be given from 9am until 12pm. Please visit for more information.


  • 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 by Wednesday, April 13 with the specific task you would like to do.

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(813) 974-6824

Student Submissions

  • Tomodachi! USF Writers Unite For Japan

    The writing community at USF will be holding a benefit reading to support relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. 

    The reading will take place on April 18th, from 2-4 pm, MSC 2709. In addition to readings by talented USF writers, there will be raffles for signed books and other merchandise, special edition t-shirts and pins for sale, as well as free food!

    All proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Japan:

    Have a question or want to help out? Contact Enaam at

    A copy of the flyer is linked below. 

    Link: Tomodachi! USF Writers Unite to Help Japan

  • 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

  • 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:


  • 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!

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