Know-a-BULL News
Week of 05/06/2014 - Issue # 313



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 and the Office of National Scholarships.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

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 6/10/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 6/13/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 6/17/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 6/20/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 6/27/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 7/18/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 7/22/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 7/25/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 7/29/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 8/1/2014 Freshmen Orientation
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    My sincere thanks and congratulations to 50 members of the Honors College Jazz Band, Chorus and "Philharmonic" Orchestra for providing a wonderful evening of music to a grateful audience.  Your skills were great, your enthusiasm high and your music memorable.  I had a terrific experience and hope that next year there is "another op'ning, another show".


     



  • Cultural Experience Form

    Are you studying abroad this summer?  Don't forget to submit the Cultural Experience Form prior to your departure to get credit for the Honors Cultural Experience Requirement!  As a reminder, students pursuing a BS degree have the option of studying abroad for 4 weeks or more to a location where English is not the native language, in place of taking a foreign language.  Students pursuing a BA degree must take the language courses for their degree.


    Happy Traveling!


    Link: Cultural Experience Form

  • Exciting Honors Electives for Fall 2014

    IDH 4930-005 Improvisation:

    Are you looking for a life-changing skill to enhances your ability to collaborate, adapt to unfamiliar situations, and communicate spontaneously and well? Learning to perform without a script not only develops your ability to think on your feet, it awakens your natural creativity. More importantly, it fosters the confidence you need to step out of your comfort zone and take calculated risks that spotlight your work and ideas!

    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo credits improv as his  source for learning the most important lessons he would learn about business.




    IDH 4930 Mobile AppBuild - Windows 8
    If you are interested in learning how to build apps, this course offers an introduction to programming and building mobile applications. The course is designed for students with some programming experience. If you have none, we will help you succeed through extra study, office hours, and personal coaching. The course will be led by Joe Healy, a Principal Developer Evangelist with Microsoft. Students will use tools such as Visual Studio and Gamemaker to learn basics concepts of building and publishing apps for mobile platforms. The course is straightforward and offers a step-by-step approach.  It covers concepts useful to creating apps on any platforms, but will actively focus on Windows 8.  Students with a tech background but also have backgrounds in art, web design, and programming will thrive in this environment.  Different tools used allow students with diverse programming backgrounds to achieve app publishing goals.  Students are expected to put significant work in outside of class hours to achieve the app publishing and entrepreneurial goals.  The course is offered as an Honors College elective for all interested students. 


    Course Objectives



    • Publish apps into the real, world wide market of over 150 countries and millions of users

    • Build Student development portfolios

    • Engage students into an entrepreneur mindset

    • Gain a sense of confidence that students are able to do great things by becoming software entrepreneurs



  • Permits for Summer and Fall courses

    Permits and Thesis Permits are open. You will need to request a permit for an Honors Course if you are a double-major, new to the Honors College, or for IDH 4000 or the first AND second semesters of thesis.


    Once registration begins on 3/24/14, if you have problems registering for a course (other than the course being full), you should apply for a permit for that class.


    To apply for a permit, go to the Honors website, click on Honors College Forms: Online Forms: Permit form (or below that is the Thesis Permit form).


    If you have any questions, please contact Joan Field: field@honors.usf.edu .


    Also, course descriptions for Fall 14 are now available on our website. You'll find them on the Honors website: Current Students: Course Descriptions: Fall 2014.


     


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Congratulations to Eilis McGranaghan!

     


    Eilis, an Honors College senior graduating this spring received a Fulbright grant to pursue a master's degree in Brazil. Eilis will conduct research for her master's thesis on sustainable systems for the production of biodiesel and natural products.

    For more information regarding the Fulbright US Student Program, please visit:http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

     


  • Congratulations to Kelly Brabant

    Kelly, an Honors College junior has been accepted to the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) summer intern workshop and associate program at the Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.


    The Phillips Academy Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) is a highly selective program committed to increasing diversity in the nation's teaching faculties by identifying and mentoring members of underrepresented groups through the graduate admissions process.


    For more information please visit: http://www.andover.edu/summersessionoutreach/ifroteachers/pages/default.aspx


    Link: httpwwwandoveredusummersessionoutreachifroteacherspagesdefaultaspx

  • Congratulations Hiram Rios!

    Mr. Hiram Rios of the University of South Florida has been named a Pickering Undergraduate Fellow for 2014 by the United States Department of State and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Hiram is one of only 20 undergraduate juniors in the United States to receive the up to $40,000 annually for educational expenses for two years, a paid internship with the Department of State and a U.S. Embassy overseas, mentoring, and a minimum five year appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.


    For more information on the Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship, visit: 


    http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/


  • Congratulations to Roberto Roldan!

     


    Roberto, an Honors College sophomore received the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program to Wales. He will experience Wales on a six week summer programme. The Fulbright UK Summer Institute to Wales focuses on the industry, politics, culture and change in contemporary Wales. Participants will experience a stimulating academic programme based at three high quality Welsh Universities in the cities of Cardiff, Bangor and Aberystwyth.

    For more information regarding the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program, please visit:http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates

     


  • The Washington Center

    The Washington Center is accepting applications for Fall 2014. The deadlines are provided below. Students that apply prior to the priority deadline have a greater choice in internship placements and better chances in receiving a TWC scholarship that they may apply for.

    The Washington Center Fall  2014 Semester Deadlines:

    Fall 2014 Priority Deadline: May 7

    Fall 2014 Regular Deadline: June 11

    For more information, visit: http://www.twc.edu/


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. Schumacher.

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Speical Programs

  • MCAT Prep Sociology Courses

    ATTENTION PRE-MED STUDENTS:


    The USF Sociology Department is offering pre-med students courses that emphasize sociology, health-related research, and methodological training. These courses will assist students in preparing for content on the MCAT2015. 


    For the Fall 2014 term, two sections of "Introduction to Sociology" will be tailored to fit the interests of pre-med students by including health-related research and examples.  These sections are introductory-level courses and are appropriate for students at any level. SYG2000 sections 007 and 008 taught by Dr. W. Tyson. 


    The Sociology department is also offering an additional course specifically for juniors and seniors who are preparing to take the MCAT.  The course is listed as both ISS 3930 and SYA 4930 section 011 "Bodies, Minds, Society & Health" and is taught by Professor Donileen Loseke. This is similar to the Honors course IDH 3400 section 001 taught by Dr. Loseke this spring. Dr. Loseke's course focuses on social science research methods and includes attention to research from sociology as well as psychology and related disciplines.  


     


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Student Submissions

  • New! - Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Seeks Advocate for Sexual Assualt Services

    The advocate provides crisis intervention, emotional support, and advocates for the client's on-going needs during the recovery and judicial period. Assists clients with victim impact statements, crime victim compensation forms and filing for injunctions. Provides accompaniment to court, law enforcement interviews, and medical appointments. Substantial focus is placed with working with minority and underserved populations. The advocate performs duties of considerable difficulty requiring initiative and independent judgment under the direction of the Crisis Center's Sexual Assault Services Director.


    For more information and to apply, please visit: www.crisiscenter.com


    Link: wwwcrisiscentercom

  • Volunteers needed for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Laboratory

    The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Laboratory is looking for dedicated, reliable volunteers who can commit to no less than 20 hours a week in assisting the Reelin group with lab duties. The primary focus of research in our lab is to develop a detailed understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in learning and memory and apply these insights to develop new treatments for cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. As a volunteer, you will be submerged in the many aspects of research, including basic lab duties as well as learning different lab techniques and experimental procedures. Please do keep in mind, we are looking for long-term, dedicated volunteers who can commit at least 20 hours per week to research (This is a requirement). You will gain valuable research experience, as well as aid in the furthering of knowledge in our field of research. Please feel free to peruse our website: www.weeberlab.com . Please contact me via email with any questions, or to apply. Thank you, Whitney Hethorn whethorn@health.usf.edu Graduate Student to Dr. Weeber


  • Interested in a healthcare career

    Interested in a healthcare career?   

    • Full-time or part-time job opportunities for undergraduates or recent grads.
    • Hiring Research Assistants and Medical Transcriptionist will train
    • Will work with your class schedule
    • Office of Dr. Chowdhari located near Chipotle and the Sears close to campus.
    • Please contact Ashley at (813) 977-2222, not the doctor.

     


  • Undergraduate Thesis Students

    Dr. George Blanck is a college of Medicine faculty member who has taken Honors students as research assistants for many years.  He is in the market for one or two students who can write code, especially Perl or Python, though C++ and Java are not out of the question.  Please contact him at this email address: Blanck, George <gblanck@health.usf.edu> 

     



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