Know-a-BULL News
Week of 04/20/2010 - Issue # 110

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
 4/20/2010 HCSC Laser Tag
 4/22/2010 Earth Day- Flower Pot Decorating
 4/30/2010 Thesis Presentation Day
 5/7/2010 Honors College Graduation
 5/14/2010 CS_INFO_SESSION
 6/28/2010 CS_INFO_SESSION
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Saturday was the formal presentation of the plays of Author/Directors Megan Rein, Brittany Schrager, Michael Hardcastle and Kim Nguyen. Each play was performed by undergraduate School of Theatre majors. the scrips were very well written and acted and I wanted to congratulate all of the scholarship prize winners.

    We will do this again next year with the winning plays performed at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. This year we had 18 solid entries; I hope for even more next year.

    It is not too early fro YOU to begin writing your play!

    Here are the rules we will use:

    * 20 minute (optimal) original one act play - maximum of 25 minutes
    * Any topic (including controversial) is ok
    * Individual, duo, three member teams may submit manuscripts
    * $200 first prize, $100 second and third prizes - places announced at performance
    * Acting auditions - This will be an open call to all USF students. Writers and directors will select cast. Writer may choose to act
    * The School of Theatre will supply majors to direct the plays.
    * If selected for performance, minimal staging will be available
    * Props and costumes are author and actor responsibility
    * Authors agree to accept judges decisions as final

    Dates will be announced in the fall. You should not procrastinate; if an idea strikes you, start writing now.

  • Panama Policy Proposal Poster Exhibition

    Students in the Panamá: Beyond the Classroom spring 2010 course will exhibit their project posters in the Juniper-Poplar Hall room 1319 at on Wednesday April 21st starting at 2:30pm and until 3:30pm. Please encourage students who might have interest in taking the Panamá course in the fall to attend the poster exhibition.

  • Attention Spring Grads Participating in Honors Ceremony

    Don't forget to visit our Honors Commencement Page! Once you have filled out the Honors Exit Survey and Ceremony Questionnaire, please remember to email Mr. Liu at with your picture to use in the "Year in Review" slide show.

    Link: Honors Commencement Information!

  • Health Professions Application Workshop & Personal Statement Workshop!

    Application Workshop - April 16 + April 19
    Presented by Autumn Mueller
    Friday, April 16, 2-4pm., JPH 1319
    Monday, April 19, 2-4pm., JPH 1319

    Personal Statement Workshop - April 20
    Presented by Christina Nelson and Amy Sturrock
    Tuesday, April 20, 1-3pm., JPH 1317

    Please RSVP to HPAC ( with your name, U#, major, and intended health profession.

    Link: HPAC Events Page

  • Male Models needed for thesis day presentation

    For her thesis day presentation, April 30th at 1:30, Megan Brunner needs five men willing to wear the costumes she designed for the fairy-tale based, "Once upon a mattress." All you need to do is stand there.

    Megan needs 3 average-sized guys and 2 slimmer types. If you are interested, please email her at

  • Art and Humanities Course this Summer

    If you plan to be in the area this Summer Term, please, consider taking your Arts and Humanities course this summer, or, if you have already fulfilled that requirement, consider enrolling again in one of these courses as an elective. Ahmad Al-Jallad, Middle Eastern Languages, Harvard and Brandeis Universities, and Philip Bishop, Philosophy, USF, are admired experts in their fields and very popular teachers in the Honors College. Their course topics speak for themselves. Please, check details out on OASIS.

    IDH 3100-001 #55835, Honors Arts and Humanities, Ahmad Al-Jallad (M/W 2:00 - 4:10) The Qur'an: Development and Interpretation of Islam's Foundational Text:

    IDH 3100-002 #55836, Honors Arts and Humanities, Philip Bishop (M/W 12:30 - 2:40) What does it mean to be human ?

  • Summer Honors Courses

    During Summer "C" of 2010, the Honors College will offer two courses not usually offered during summer: 2 sections of IDH 3100. Please check out the course descriptions on Honors Blackboard or on the Honors website.

  • New Course

    Dr. Richard S. Pollenz will teach one of our IDH 3350 (Honors Natural Sciences) sections this Fall. Make sure and consider registering for it. Here is the course description:


    Does genetic engineering pose a risk? Is global warming a myth? How does H1N1 reproduce? Is the science of NCIS and CSI real and what is the relationship to The Who? If you have considered these questions, this course is designed to help train you to work toward some answers. Think of it as scientific and creative exercise for your brain as we turn back the clock to when education was a truly "active" process and each day was a new discovery. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Attention Spring 2010 Potential Graduates!

    Spring 2010 Graduation is almost here! USF Spring Commencement is scheduled for Friday May 7th and Saturday May 8th, 2010 depending on your major. Our own Honors College Graduation will be held on Friday, May 7th. Due to the large number of graduates this semester, there will be three Honors Graduation Ceremonies in Traditions Hall in the Alumni Center. The ceremony schedule is as follows:

    - Students with last names starting with A to G will attend the ceremony at 9:00 a.m.
    - Students with last names starting with H to O will attend the ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
    - Students with last names starting with P to Z will attend the ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

    More information will be found on our graduation page beginning April 1st! Hope to see you there!

    Link: Honors Graduation Page

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • U.S. State Dept Internship

    Interested in working for the U. S. State Dept or having a paid internship? Come to the Honors College Lounge (SVC) on Apr 23, Friday between 11-1pm to meet with Mr. Lari Martinez, Diplomat in Residence. All are welcome.

  • Fulbright Scholarships to Study and Research Abroad

    Fulbright Scholarships to Study and Research Abroad for Graduate and Undergraduate Students--Special Meeting with Fulbright staff from Washington DC. The USF campus deadlines are the first week of September 2010. Marshall Center 3711; April 20; 1pm. Followed by individual consultations. For more information contact National Scholarships Office at

  • Hispanic/Latino students: CHLI-TUCK Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth

    The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) invites qualified Hispanic university students and recent graduates of arts and social sciences colleges, to apply for the CHLI-Tuck Business Bridge Program in Hanover, New Hampshire.

    The Tuck Business Bridge Program is designed for non-business majors and is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Students who are selected to the program will participate in a four-week career focused fast track to mastery of business essentials at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

    The application deadline is Monday, May 10, 2010. The program offers two summer sessions June 14 - July 9, 2010 and July 19 - August 13, 2010. Applications can be downloaded from the CHLI website at

    To apply, applicants must:

    • U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic descent, enrolled in a four-year university, two-year college or recent college graduate
    • Submit a completed application form, essay, resume, two letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts with SAT or TOEFL score.

    Link: Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

  • Learn about... The GATES CAMBRIDGE TRUST

    For graduate study at the University of Cambridge. Candidates must:
    *have a demonstrated record of academic achievement, leadership activity, and service to their community;
    *hold, or expect to obtain before the application deadline, a bachelor's degree;
    *gain admission to the University of Cambridge and to a constituent college;
    may be citizens of any country outside the UK

    Link: Gates Cambridge Scholarship

  • Tylenol scholarship deadline

    If you’ve chosen to pursue a career that’s all about taking care of others, the makers of TYLENOL® want to help take care of up to $10K of your tuition.

    Now in its 18th year, the TYLENOL® Scholarship program helps students getting a healthcare-related education manage the rising costs of education. This year, we’ll be awarding $250,000 in scholarships to forty students based on leadership qualities and performance. We encourage any student who is pursuing a career in healthcare to apply.

    Link: Tylenol scholarship

  • Golden Key Members: Open Awards

    Golden Key believes in rewarding its members for their academic, leadership and service excellence. Annually, the Society offers more than $600,000 (USD) in member-only scholarships and awards.

    Most of Golden Key's scholarships and awards are administered by Golden Key Headquarters and require a formal application.

    Click on the link for a list of scholarships and awards that Golden Key members, advisors, and chapters can apply.


    Link: Golden Key Member Awards

ONS has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the ONS website and speak with Mr. Mejias.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Student Award Recipients: We need your help!

    If you have been awarded an undergraduate research departmental award or any award related to your research, please contact Ms. Schumacher at We are currently keep track of students who have received such awards at USF. Thank you!

  • 2010 Summer Internship Program

    View the program flier
    Final Application Deadline*: Friday, April 30, 2010
    *Admission is on a ROLLING BASIS. Decisions will begin to be made in FEBRUARY. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their applications before the final deadline since there may not be any remaining internship positions available. For an application, go to website:

    Link: here.

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Student Submissions

  • Honors College Students Present on India

    Students from Dr. Gurleen Grewal's Geo-Perspectives Course will be making their presentations on INDIA
    on Wed. April 21, 2010: GRACE ALLEN RM, 3-5 pm. All are welcome to attend.

  • Executive Board HCSC positions available

    Honors College Student Council is accepting applicants for several Executive Board positions open for the Fall 10 to Spring 11 term. Council is looking for students dedicated to the Honors College and Council's mission of building community within the college. If you are interested in a position, please contact Sarah Brady ( for more information.

  • Come Celebrate Earth Day with Student Environmental Association!

    On Thursday April 22 at 8PM on the Marshall Center Lawn near Holly Dr. SEA is screening the documentary Flow. There is going to be free food, stimulating conversation and different organizations tabling at the event. So bring a blanket and come on out and have some fun and learn about environmental issues!

    Link: Event Page

  • Media For Your Mind

    The linked PDF contains a list of media items (books, movies, plays, essays, et cetera) recommended for students by students.

    Do you feel underrepresented? You are free to contribute without restriction on genre, topic or amount of submissions. If you can sufficiently explain why the piece of media is important to you, acceptance in a future edition of this list is likely.

    Contributions, suggestions, changes, and error fixes should be directed to:

    Link: View the PDF

If you would like to be included in future editions of "Know-a-BULL News", articles may be submitted for consideration to Dr. Silverman through the submission form. Submissions should be brief and well written. Links should be JPG images or PDFs.

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