Med School Personal Statement Workshop with Dr Marshall
Applying to medical school this year? A strong personal statement is an essential part of a competitive application. In this workshop Dr. William Marshall, faculty member at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and adjunct faculty at the Honors College, will explain how committees view personal statements and how to craft a statement that conveys your best attributes as an applicant.
Thursday, April 19 from 6:30 - 7:30pm in JPH 1319
Thesis Presentation Day Schedule
All Honors faculty and students are invited to join us for Thesis Day, April 27, 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM, here in ALN. Please check the program for topics or presenters about which /whom you may be curious. Thesis Day is always the highlight of the semester - make sure to stop by and attend a couple of sessions. The presenters will appreciate your interest and support.
APRIL is National Poetry Month at USF! Ever wondered what President Judy Genshaft's favorite poem is? Or Coach Skip Holtz? Or Provost Ralph Wilcox? Or your colleague down the hall? Now is your chance to find out, as the Humanities Institute launches Poetry Matters at USF! -- part of our annual celebration of National Poetry Month (April).
While you are on USF's NPM Website, check out the exciting array of readings and activities that mark April as special. You can find the complete NPM schedule, author biographies, and more.
This year events are possible thanks to a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and generous support from the Florida Book Awards, the USF Office of Sustainability, the Department of English, and the Botanical Gardens.
The Honors College is holding our 2nd Annual Photo Contest!  Submit your photos April 10th through April 20th.  Winners will be announced on April 30th and winning submissions will be hung in the Honors College offices.  Categories include: Portraits, Landscapes, and USF Spirit.  There will be a winner from each category, a "Fan Favorite" as voted on via Facebook, and one overall winner from all submissions.  Only Honors College students are able to submit photos, and students can submit one photo per category  for a total of three photos.
Permit Requests and Thesis Registration Permit Requests are now open for Summer and Fall 2012. Most students should not need a permit, unless registering for a course that is restricted and has a permit on it, such as Thesis and IDH 4000. For all other courses, please try registering first and only apply for the permit if you receive a Major or College (or permit required) restriction. Permit and Thesis Permit requests are found on the Honors website under ONLINE FORMS. You will know when the permit has been put in as you will receive an email reply from the Permit Request.
For Undergraduate Research, IDH 4910, please go to the Honors Website and look under Printable Forms. Click on the IDH 4910 contract and print. Fill out the contract, have your mentor sign it and return to Joan Field for Registration (for Summer or for Fall 2012).
Fall Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions for Fall 2012 are now available. Go to the Honors Website and look under: Current Students: Course Descriptions.
Wednesday, April 25 is USF Fulbright Day! If you are interested in research, teaching or postgraduate studying abroad, the Fulbright Progam might be for you!
A student workshop will be held on April 25 at 3pm in the Preview Admissions Room (ALN 185). The workshop will featured speaker will be Walter Jackson, US Student Program Manager at Fulbright. The session will also include a student panel of former student Fulbright recipients.
Shaza Hussein - USF's First Udall Scholarship Recipient
Shaza, an Honors College junior majoring in Environmental Science and Policy, was awarded the Udall Scholarship to support her research related to the environment. She was one of 80 students selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship.
The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is one of five federal foundations established by Congress established to increase the awareness of, the importance of, and promote the benefit and enjoyment of, the nation's natural resources as well as other goals.
Ryan Salazar - Fulbright Postgraduate Study Grant Recipient
Congratulations to Ryan Salazar!
Ryan, an Honors College senior majoring in Music Education has received a Fulbright Postgraduate Study Grant to the United Kingdom. Ryan is one of only 35 students who have received grants to the UK to pursue his graduate degree in Education at the Institute for Education -University of London.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
Michael, an Honors College sophomore majoring in Civil Engineering received the NOAA Ernest F. Hollings scholarship. The Hollings Scholarship Program provides undergraduate students with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year and a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility.
Christie, an Honors College junior majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Microbiology was awarded the Goldwater scholarship for excellence in research and scholarship. The one year scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,5000 per year.
Please join your Student Energy Ambassador for the Department of Energy (DOE) on April 18th from 2:30-4:00PM in ALN 185 (old ADM) for an Information Session.
Ines Triay, the former assistant secretary for Environmental Management for DOE, will be speaking about the organization and how students can find work within DOE. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about government work and how to apply for federal jobs. Light refreshments will be served. A short Q & A will follow her talk.
If you have any questions about this event or about the Student Energy Ambassador program, please email Stephanie Martell at Stephanie.Martelll@hq.doe.gov. If you would like to be added to the contact list to receive information about specific job or internship opportunities, please e-mail Stephanie with you contact info, major, and graduation date.
Graduate Fellowship for Conflict/Peace Studies Deadline July 1
The Rotary Peace Fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world. Fellows earn a masters-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Sweden, Japan, the United States and Thailand.
Sayeef Mirza Critical Language Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to Sayeef Mirza! Sayeef, an Honors College senior majoring in Biomedical Sciences, was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Salalah, Oman for 10 weeks this summer.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences. A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the CLS Program offers intensive language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.
Fulbright Information Session with Walter Jackson April 25
The Fulbright Program is a Merit Scholarship to fund postgraduate studies, english teaching or field work abroad.
On Wednesday, April 25 at 3pm, Walter Jackson (Student Program Manager from Fulbright) will be giving a presentation about the Fulbright program. The event will be held in ALN 185 -Admissions Preview Room.
Sign up for the session through the ONS website http://ons.usf.edu. Click on Upcoming Events on the right hand side of the page.
Tylenol Scholarship for Medical and related interests
It is time to apply for the Tylenol Scholarship for people studying medicine and related areas. The Tylenol scholarship provides funding to those who have committed to a career of caring. They will award 40 students up to $10,000. The USF deadline to apply is Tuesday May 1st. See Mr. Sam Waldron for more information.
Are you intelligent?? Are you competitive?? Are you a proud USF Honors student??
If so, then what are you waiting for?! make your team and compete in the ultimate battle-of-the-brains against your fellow Honors peers at the Honors Council Brain Bowl Knowledge Tournament! Everything from Intro Chem to Disney and USF Trivia will test your team's collective brainpower! The winning teams will be eligible for incredible prizes!
Brain Bowl is Tuesday, April 17th, 6-8 pm in JPH 1319. Teams are to consist of 3-5 Honors students. Registration is free, and while teams can sign-up the day of the Tournament, it is recommended to be registered no later than Fri. April 13th at 8 pm to receive team preparation materials.
Be sure to form your teams quickly! To sign-up your team, e-mail the names of everyone on your team to Kelsey Shook: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there and may the odds be ever in your favor!
As finals are approaching, it''s time to wind down after all the studying! Come dressed in your pajamas and enjoy some delicious treats at the LLC dessert bar!
Prizes will be available to the residents with the best pajamas in the following categories: (2) Most Creative and (1) Celeb Look-A-Like (incorporate pajamas and the style of a celebrity) * Please keep pajamas presentable and appropriate
No More Advising in the LLC for the Remainder of Spring 12:
Due to low student traffic, the last week of classes/finals and summer break there will be NO walk-ins or appointments for Advising in JPH 1309 until August 27, 2012.
If you need to see an advisor, please go to ALN 241 for assistance.
HLLC Spring Semester Survey
Honors LLC Residents,
As the semester comes to an end, you're up to the wee hours writing final papers and day dreaming about some fun in the sun. However, please take a moment to fill out the Honors LLC End of Semester Survey!
Your feedback is extremely important in helping us provide you with the best experience possible and suggestions to help make new programs as well as learning the best means to provide resources to you!
The POD(s) with 100% survey responses will win a pizza party to close out the semester!
Thank you for your time and good luck with finals!
The Women In Need Foundation is currently looking for officers to fill our board of directors! Please visit www.usfwin.vpweb.com for an application and a constitution which describes positions. Positions available will include Director of Advertising, Director of Member Education, and Director of Charitable Events and Fundraising. Our organization raises funds for women in domestic violence shelters and raises awareness in the Tampa community. Please email completed applications to email@example.com to set up an interview.
Come to the USF Make-A-Wish Concert this Saturday, April 21st! The Make-A-Wish concert is a live charity event featuring five up and coming local music acts, including ANEW and Variance, the winners and runners-up of the USF Battle of the Bands contest. Co-hosted by the USF Wishmakers Club and Honors senior Israel Morejon, the event is free to attend, but donations are encouraged and all proceeds go to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation. Help make this event a huge success!
Are you GRADUATING this semester? If so, then you should come to Grad Night on Saturday, April 21st at 5:30pm to watch the USF Men's Baseball Team take on the Louisville Cardinals! It will be a fun event with food and drinks provided, and a great way to finish off your college career. Please RSVP to Vic Teschel.
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