Ms. Sturrock is available for phone or Skype academic advising throughout the month of May. Her virtual advising hours are 10am-1pm Monday through Friday (no appointments are necessary during these times). You may reach her at 813-964-7605 (or through the Skype account, usf_honorscollege).
To schedule a phone or Skype appointment at a later or earlier time with Ms. Sturrock, please call 813-974-3087.
New! - Mammalian Physiology for Fall 2013
Mammalian Physiology (PCB 4744) is being offered this fall, and is a highly recommended prep course for the current MCAT (as well as the 2015 test). Therefore, we strongly encourage students to consider enrolling in this course Cell Biology (PCB 3023) is a pre-requisite or a co-requisite. This course was also just approved as a Tier II Biology elective for the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) major.
The volunteer will assist with one or more research studies related to maternal and child health at the College of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and the Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies. The primary responsibility will involve entering data into a database as well as the abstraction of medical information from patient databases. Other responsibilities could include assisting the study team with daily functions related to goals and specific aims of clinical research projects already in progress. The volunteer will be required to obtain Human Subjects Certification. Interested candidates please send resume to Lindsey King at LKing1@health.usf.edu .
Reminder about use of Honors Lounge
As a reminder, the lounge is reserved for active Honors College students. If you plan to bring guests to the lounge, including members of your student organization, please make sure to get pre-approval from the Dean or an Honors Advisor. Also note that you must accompany your guests at all times, and that you will be responsible for cleaning the lounge after use, especially when food is served.
Saving Seats Equals Academic Dishonesty
The University is carefully looking at registration records to prevent students from "holding" places for their friends. The penalties for doing this are severe, including loss of early registration privileges, so please do not attempt to do your friend a favor.
New Cultural Experience Requirements
The Honors College has changed the policy requiring a foreign language for students pursuing a B.S. degree.  The new requirements may be viewed at http://honors.usf.edu/culturalexperience.html.  If you have met, or anticipate meeting this requirement, please be sure to complete the new Cultural Experience Approval Form.  Thank you.
Congratulations to Honors College Student Jasmine Paulino! Jasmine will attend the FSU Summer Law Program for Undergraduates. Jasmine will spend four weeks in Tallahassee (all expenses paid) engaging in activities covering three primary areas classroom experience, law school admissions process and careers in law.
Congratulations to our 13 Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to our 13 Gilman Scholars for Summer 2013!
Hiram Rios, China Emily Baillie, China Elloni Ellick, China Clifton Garrison, China Monica Velsasco, China Zachary Tomlinson, Morocco Adely Castaneda, China Camille Mourant, Brazil Tamara Sine, Russia Grace Jean-Pierre, Argentina Jalina Pittman, Ghana Lazaro Silva, UK Charles Tyer, Costa Rica
Congratulations to Honors College students Hiram Rios and Shaza Hussein! Hiram and Shaza received Boren Scholarships to study a critical language abroad this summer. Hiram will study Mandarin Chinese in China and Shaza will study Arabic in Oman.
Boren Scholars receive up to $20,000 for their study of critical language abroad (summer, fall, spring semesters or academic year). To learn more about the Boren Scholarship, visit: http://borenawards.org/boren_scholarship
The Tylenol Scholarship provides 10 $10,000 scholarships and 30 $5,000 scholarships to students in any health or pre-health major including nursing, pre-med and pre-nursing students, physical therapy, etc. The application includes resume information and 3 very short essays.
The USF deadline is May 15th. Please email Lauren Townsend at email@example.com immediately if you are interested in applying.
Rising Seniors Apply for the Fulbright Program to study research or teach abroad
Rising seniors - Now is the time to start thinking about the Fulbright US Student Program and your application. Students applying in fall 2013 will go abroad fall 2014 for up to one year. You will work on your applications now and throughout the summer. Meet with Ms. Chambers in the ONS office as soon as possible to start talking about your application, grant types and country options.
The Honors College is invited to a solo painting exhibition by Grace Strattan in the USF Marshall Center's Centre Gallery. Grace is a BFA Studio Art Major and an Honors College student. The show runs from April 29th-May 10th during gallery hours. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am-5pm.
There will be a closing reception on May 10th from 7-9pm.
Please come, enjoy the work, and leave comments in the guest book.
Peer Leading Opportunity in Chemistry
The Chemistry department is looking for peer leaders for fall 2013. Depending on your admit term, you may be able to receive upper level Chemistry BMS credits for this course. If you have questions or need clarification about requirements, credit hours, credits towards degree or other concerns, feel free to contact Nina Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org (put "Peer Leading" in the subject line of your email and include your full name, U# , and major in the body of your email along with your question).
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