Know-a-BULL News
Week of 04/13/2009 - Issue # 58

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
 4/17/2009 Seventh Colloquium: Student Dance Production
 4/24/2009 Thesis Presentation Day
 4/27/2009 HCSC Finals Breakfast
 4/28/2009 April 28th performance of 'Waistwatchers: The Musica'l
 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.

  • April 28th performance of

    Courtesy of Judy Lisi, TBPAC is providing the Honors College with up to 15 tickets to see the Tuesday, April 28th performance of "Waistwatchers: the Musical." The cabaret-style performance is in the Jaeb Theatre at 7:30.

    Link: RSVP

  • Graphicstudio Voting

    Exercise your right to vote! You get to choose which artworks from the Graphicstudio collection will be shown in the Honors College. Please pick up a voting ballot from the Honors College and return it to the ballot box located in the Honors College front office. The 5 works with the most votes will be shown in the Honors College for the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters. Voting starts Monday, April 13th and ends Friday, May 1st.

    Link: For more information on Graphicstudio, click here

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Liberty in North Korea: 'Crossing' Screening

    On April 15th, the movie 'Crossing', which focuses on North Korean human rights and North Korean refugees, will be screened at USF. The movie tells the story of Yong Soo, a North Korean refugee, trying to free his son from North Korea. "Taken from a number of true stories of North Korean refugees, Crossing is the first film to accurately depict the trials and hardships faced every day by the North Korean people." This movie tour is sponsored by Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about the human rights situation in North Korea. View Movie Trailer:

    Screening of the movie 'Crossing' (directed by KIM Tae-kyun)
    This Wednesday, April 15th
    Time: Doors open @ 6:30, Movie starts at 7
    (Q&A session to follow the movie)
    WHERE: USF Marshall Center (room number will be posted at on 4/15. We apologize for this.)
    Open to all. RSVP not required. FREE EVENT.

    Contact Jason Sowell-
    or Tahseen Ismail-

    Hosted at USF by Engage the Current

    Link: Location and More Info

  • Clothing Drive to Benefit those in Need

    Want to help make a difference in our community? It can be as easy as donating some of those clothes that you never wear anymore!

    Please join us in our "Spring Cleaning Out Your Closet" clothes drive to collect gently worn clothing for Metropolitan Ministries and Everyday Blessings orphanage.

    We will be holding the clothing drive starting next week, from Monday April 13 through Friday April 17.

    There will be drop-off bins located in the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (Marshall Center), the Honors College, the Psychology Department (1st floor lobby), the Education Building (EDU front lobby) and the Social Work building (MGY advising area).

    So please, go through your closets over the weekend, get a bag of your clothes together that you never wear anymore, and bring it to one of our drop-off locations at your convenience next week!

    If you have any questions you can contact either Sarah ( or Felicia (

    Thanks for all your help in advance! You never know how many lives you can help with just a few items!

  • ASME Spring BBQ!

    Join the ASME student section for free food and officer elections Friday April 24th on the Research Park lawn. Sign ups for interested Engineering students will be available.

    All students welcome!

    Link: USF ASME Email

  • ASME Tour: ValPak Robotics

    When: Friday April 24th at 12:00 PM
    Where: ValPak Processing Facility (St. Petersburg)

    Who: Any student interested in robotics or Engineering.

    For security purposes and RSVP list is mandatory. Contact if you are interested.

    Dress Code: Long sleeves, long pants, close toed shoes.

    Link: USF ASME Email

  • 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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