Know-a-BULL News
Week of 07/28/2008 - Issue # 23  

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

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Honors College

  • Dean's Update:

    If you are graduating this semester (August) we need to know if you will attend the Honors College graduation ceremony.  Please respond to the invitations you received.

    I certainly hope that you and your family can attend.

  • Important! - If you have not taken an Honors course for more than 3 semesters and you plan on finishing Honors, please let me know no later than July 15.


  • Honors College Paid Tutoring Positions

    The Honors College is offering paid tutoring positions in the following subjects:
    • Biology II
    • Cell Biology
    • Intro Biochemistry
    • Microbiology
    • General Chemistry I & II
    • Genetics
    • Physics I & II (non Calculus)
    • Organic Chemistry I & II


    • Life Science Calculus I & II
    • Engineering Calculus III
    • Psychological Statistics
    • Intro Statistics I


    • English Composition I & II
    • French III
    • Modern Arabic

    Computer Science and Engineering

    • Info Systems in Organizations
    • Econ. Princ. - Macroeconomics
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Finance
    • Princ. Financial Acct.
    • Electronics I
    • Network Analysis & Design
    • Electromechanical Systems
  • Thesis:
    If you are presenting your thesis this summer, please email the date, time and place to Dr Yavneh.

  • Uconnect - USF’s on-line community for first year students!

    Would you like to create friendships before beginning classes at USF? 
    Are you just a little nervous about making the transition to this large University? 
    Wouldn’t it be great to know more about the University you’re about to call home? 

    By joining USF’s on-line community for first year students you will be able to create a profile, establish friendships with new and current students, learn about available campus resources, and read articles on common first year challenges. 

    It’s your community; make the most of it by signing-up today at!

  • First Semester Thesis: Important Dates and Assignments

     In order to pass first semester thesis, you must:
    • Submit a copy of the prospectus as well as a signed copy of the prospectus approval form to the associate dean or the dean for approval; the prospectus is not considered accepted until either Dr. Yavneh or Dr. Silverman has signed it.;
    • Pass the blackboard quiz, “Thesis 101;”
    • If you are working with human or animal subjects, submit a copy of your application for IRB approval, or an email from Dr. Stiles indicating such approval is not necessary

  • Attention: Students applying to health-professions programs for fall 2009

    USF offers two services that are of interest to students applying to programs in the health professions.

    First, the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) offers a committee letter service. Second, through Virtual Evaluation, the College of Arts & Sciences offers a Letter of Recommendation service for students. More information about these services is available through the following links.

    For students applying to medical school, AMCAS has been open for a few weeks and students will be able to start submitting applications later in the week. Before you complete your application, we strongly recommend that you review all AMCAS information through the following link. In addition, we recommend that you have a professional advisor review your AMCAS application prior to your submitting the information.

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RED - National Fellowships

  • Ayn Rand Essay Contest

Atlas Shrugged was Ayn Rand's greatest achievement and last work of fiction. In this novel she dramatizes her unique philosophy of Objectivism in an intellectual mystery story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics and sex.

FIRST PRIZE: $10,000
5 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000
20 FINALISTS: $100



As of October 10th the FBI application process for applicants applying for the 2008 summer internship has come to a close. We are in the process of reviewing applications that were received before the October 10th deadline. If you have questions regarding the processing of your Honors Internship application, contact the applicant recruiter at your local FBI field office.

Each summer, a special group of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students are selected to participate in the FBI Honors Internship Program in Washington, D.C., or at a Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL) located throughout the US ( Interested applicants should continue to view the web site for updates and instructions on how to apply for the summer 2009 Honors Internship Program. The application deadline for the summer 2009 program is October 10, 2008.



  • PS2 : Program for Scholars in Public Service

    At the University of South Florida we believe in the importance of service, and we believe in supporting students who wish to serve their communities.  It is in that context that we offer the Program for Scholars in Public Service (PS2).  The program is open to a select group of First-Year undergraduate students; second-year students may be considered if space is available. 

    PS2  works with students to foster service, global engagement and research by providing a framework for undergraduate students who want to strengthen and maintain their commitment to serving communities locally in Tampa Bay, nationally and globally.  We believe that students with these skills and experiences are greatly advantaged when they apply to graduate and professional schools or when considered for the very best jobs.

    • Volunteer hours will be eligible for Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
    • Additional scholarships/funding; study abroad support
    • Special advising
    • National scholarship preparation
    • Opportunity to publish in Ut Prosim: The Journal of Scholars in Public Service
    • Multi-year commitment to your personal development
    • Promote public service as a vital aspect of the undergraduate experience
    • Integration of service and scholarship
    • Recognizing students who perform outstanding service

    To qualify for this exciting program, you must have an SAT score of at least 1200 or an ACT score of 28, as well as a weighted high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, and complete an application.  To learn more about PS2, contact Mr. Mejias:

  • Campus Deadlines for 2009 Competitions:

    Sept 10: Rhodes (graduate study at Oxford, )
                   Marshall (graduate study at UK Universities, )
                   Gates-Cambridge (graduate study at Cambridge, )
                   Mitchell (graduate study in Ireland, )

    Oct 1: Fulbright (study abroad, )
               Goldwater (graduate study in math, science or engineering, )

    Nov 1: Truman (graduate study in International Affairs,
                Carnegie Junior Fellows (international affairs,

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  • Office of Undergraduate research has many exciting new opportunities for research this summer.  Please contact us at

  • Undergraduate research assistants needed for Dr. Marc Karver's Alliance Lab

    Undergraduate research assistants needed for Dr. Marc Karver's Alliance Lab to assist with projects on the prevention and treatment of adolescent depression and suicidality.  Research assistants must be meticulous, detail oriented, hard working, and dependable with good communication skills.  Research assistants must have a GPA of 3.5 or above and have received an "A" in Research Methods.  Non-Psychology students with strong records and motivated freshman with strong high school records are also welcome to apply.  Research assistants must be able to make a two semester commitment working a minimum of five hours/ week.  Directed study credit is also a possibility.  Spanish speaking preferred but not required.
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HCSC - Honors College Student Council

  • Tentative Honors Council Fall 2008 Schedule

    Hey everyone,

    Here is the tentative Honors Council fall schedule. Make sure to mark your calendars!

    Sept 9- First General Meeting
    Sept 14-
    Fall Picnic
    Sept 26- Dodge ball
    Oct 10- Camping
    Oct 25- Boys and Girls Club
    Week of November 3- Freshman Event
    Nov 17- Cards for Troops

    Also, the council will be having reappointments in November. If you are interested in applying for a leadership position, make sure you join the council and keep in mind the following dates.

    Nov 3- Applications available
    Week of Nov 11- Interviews
    Nov 21- Appointments announced by 5:00 PM 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at . Good luck to everyone with finals!

    Anthony Le
    Honors College Student Council President

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HCSC Schedule (REVISED FOR Fall 2008):
General Meeting: Tuesdays 4:00 PM (SVC 1101)

Academic Committee: TBA
Advertising Committee: TBA
Events Committee: TBA
Volunteer Committee: TBA
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Student Submissions

  • The Friends of the Riverwalk, Inc. (FOR) a 501 ( c ) 3 not for profit organization is responsible for the private sector capital formation for the design and construction of the $40M Tampa   Riverwalk.  FOR will design and implement the Business Plan that will identify future capital development requirements and revenue generation (events and attractions, mobile marketing, advertising, sponsorship and programming) opportunities for the Riverwalk venues. It is also responsible for developing the operating and management agreement for the ongoing Riverwalk maintenance.

    Benefits to Interns:

    1) The Riverwalk is a high profile project of highest interest to the Mayor of the City of Tampa. You will be involved in a project of regional economic significance.
    2) Project objectives will provide interns with hands-on, market-based, decision modeling and business planning challenges.
    3) Interns will have an opportunity to interface with community business CEO, CFO level leadership.
    4) Project objectives can be designed to meet independent and honors course requirements.
    5) Superb career advancement / interview preparation opportunity
    6) Honors Thesis Subject?

    Skills and Requirements:

    1) must possess excellent command of advanced business principles and applications
    2) must employ critical thinking and decision-making skills
    3) must be task-oriented and capable of completing assignments with minimal supervision.
    4) must be able to derive results and articulate in an Executive Summary style narrative applicable to a wide audience of readers.
    5) Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, relational database applications;
    6) Must have excellent investigative and research skills; particular attention to advanced Internet searches

    If interested, please submit your resume to
    Visit our website at

  • Here are internship opportunities.  Please apply by contacting Ms. Nemet. 

    We are still searching for one more Intern for our Investment Group and one more for our Insurance Group. Thank you so much for your continued help.  It’s a pleasure working with you.

    Angie Nemet
    Business Advisor & Coach
    Jaffe Tilchin Wealth Management
    3924 Premier North Dr.
    Tampa, Florida 33618
    Office:813 960 5293
    Mobile:813 767 0483

  • The 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences is scheduled on February 5 and 6.  The meeting will be held at the Flamingo Las Vegas - where we have met for the past two years. 

    The web site is being updated.  It is anticipated that it will be finished by the end of this month.

    This is one of few conferences which focuses on the social and behavioral sciences and which allows undergraduates to present their research.  Please contact me if you are interested.  As always, we will pay all of your expenses if you make a presentation. 


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