Know-a-BULL News
Week of 04/26/2011 - Issue # 161

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
 4/29/2011 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
 5/15/2011 Photo Contest Voting Deadline
 5/20/2011 Photo Contest Winners Announced
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    If you are not coming to the Honors gradaution and you want to be recognized as Honors College at the USF gradaution, you MUST pick up your Honors medallion and cords by May 3.

    Thesis permits have not been entered yet.  It will be several more weeks. Please do not worry and do not ask your advisor; s/he does not do that.

    When you complete your thesis, bring two hard copies to the library for binding.   Bring the receipt to the Honors College office

    For the Honors College, we now want an electronic copy, NOT a hard copy.  The Honors College copy should be emailed to me (  

    Finally, we do want the Thesis Approval Form turned in to the Honors College office

    Thesis day is Friday, April 29.  Freshpeople 5 credit will be given for attending one or more of the sessions.  The schedule will be posted on the website.

    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 immediately so please have patience.  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.

  • Amy Leah Ryan Memorial Scholarship Fund in the USF Honors College

    The Ryan family has designated the USF Foundation for contributions to the Amy Leah Ryan Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Honors College to honor Amy forever by helping others.

    Online gifts may be made at

    Checks payable to the USF Foundation may be sent to:

    USF Honors College
    Development Department
    4202 E. Fowler Ave., SVC 1088
    Tampa, FL  33620 

  • Paid Summer Positions

    Up to 8 students will be hired at $10 for about 10 hours per week starting this summer.  All majors are welcome.  Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.  This 1st cohort of Career Peers has an awesome opportunity to assist us while developing relationships with an extremely talented and experienced team of Career Counselors mentoring them.   The whole Career Development Team is excited the Career Peer Program.

    The application period opened today and closes May 6th.   

  • Last chance to sign up for Summer section of IDH 3100

    There are only a few seats left for our summer IDH 3100 course! If you are interested, please sign up this week if possible, otherwise you may lose your chance. This course is cross-listed with another course as well so it will fill quickly! Register today!

  • New Policy for turning in Final Thesis

    If you are completing your thesis this semester, you need to bring two copies to the library for binding. For the Honors College, we now prefer an electronic copy, NOT a hard copy. The Honors College copy should be emailed to me ( we no longer want a hard copy. This will save you money and it will not require storage space for the college. Please note: you must still turn in a hard copy of the thesis approval form!

  • Women In Need Foundation - Officers Needed!

    The Women In Need (WIN) Foundation is a student org that promotes domestic violence awareness and makes necessity bags for women in local shelters. WIN is currently seeking officers to help plan charitable events and assist with all of the Foundation's responsibilities.  Much of the work done through WIN can be counted as volunteer work, so students looking for service hours or leadership opportunities can get both while supporting a great cause.  For more information, or an application, contact Ashley Basiorka, Vice-President, WIN,

  • 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.

  • 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

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(813) 974-3087

O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • German major? Check this out!

    This specialized DAAD program offers up to five German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/ program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in either North America or Germany. The Office of National Scholarships is happy to help you with this application.  Contact us at Deadline is May 1. 

    Link: DAAD German Studies Link

  • Tylenol Scholarship, Deadline in May

    If you are planning a career in healthcare, the Tylenol Scholarship may be for you.  Contact ONS at to express your interest and see the link below for more details.

    Link: Tylenol Scholarship Link

  • 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: Demelza Hays & Ginger Johnson

    Goldwater Scholarship: Jean Weatherwax

    Fulbright ETA: Alison Billias, Marty Evenson, and Ryan Walsh (More are waiting to hear)

    Hollings: Shaza Hussein

    SMART:Todd 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.

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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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Research Assistant Needed for COE Research Project

    Dr. Tony Tan in the College of Education is looking for a student who was adopted from China or Korea or has adopted siblings or relatives from China. 

    The student will be helping to collect (survey and interview) data from adolescent girls who were adopted from China as infants. The student will have the opportunity to write conference proposals and papers, or use the data for his/her thesis.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Tony Tan at

  • Career Peers Program

    The Career Center has initiated a new program: Career Peers. This paid program is designed to increase outreach to students early in their campus experience and increase student knowledge of Career Exploration and Job Search.

    Undergraduate and graduate students in all majors are encouraged to apply.

    To submit an application, please visit and click on "Careers" at the bottom. This will take you to USF&rsquos Human Resources page. Select Careers@USF on the left, then select &ldquoStudent Employment.&rdquo A resume and cover letter is a required as part of your application.  The deadline for applications is May 6, 2011.

    For more information please email Ms. Roberta Muir at with Career Peer Program in the subject line of the email.


  • Research Assistants Needed for Summer and Fall Project

    A research group in the COE&rsquos  Instructional Technology Program is looking for a few sharp undergraduates to join their research group, which involves embedding computer games in hard copy books to improve reading comprehension, using pentop computer, microdot paper and audio feedback.

    Please see their website for more information:

    If you are interested in this research project, please email Dr. Glenn Smith at


  • Research Assistants Needed in Integrative Biology Project

    Two students are needed during the summer as research assistants for an Integrative Biology project. The project focuses on stress and house sparrows. There will be opportunities to participate in field work, laboratory work and quantification of behavior.

    If you are interested in this research project, please contact Cris Ledon-Rettig at


  • Research Opportunities in Public Health

    A researcher in the College of Public Health has two projects available to Honors undergraduate students, preferably majoring in Biology. The first project involves the collection of marine invertebrates to identify and describe unique larval forms of fish blood flukes (parasites). The other project would be to collect ticks to search for vectors of several parasitic and bacterial pathogens.

    If you are interested one of these projects or both, please email your resume to Ms. Schumacher at Please include "Public Health Research" in the subject line of the email.

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Student Submissions

  • thread launch party

     We invite you to celebrate the release of the fifth volume of thread, USF's undergraduate journal for literary inquiry.

    The launch party will be held on Wednesday April 27th at 5pm in Marshall Center room 2708.

    * Hear this year's published authors read their outstanding works.

    * Pick up copies of our printed journal for FREE.

    * Snack on Chipotle burritos and Kaleisia tea.

    * Collect thread's limited edition 2011 literary buttons.

    * Learn about becoming an editor for the 2011-2012 school year.

    * Show your support for student literature!

    Facebook event:!/event.php?eid=200606236629055

    Link: thread literary inquiry

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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