Greetings! This is my first issue of “Know-a-Bull,” and I want to take this opportunity to say two things to the Honors College community. The first is that I am tremendously proud and excited to be the Dean of this wonderful community of teachers and learners. The phrase “dream job” is badly overworked these days, but I can’t think of a better way to describe my feelings about holding this position. I knew after the initial interviews with faculty, students, and staff from across the campus that this is the job for which I have been waiting. Since taking the position, everyone has made me and my wife feel warmly welcome in the USF community, so my sense that we’re in the right place at the right time grows stronger all the time. I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can in the coming weeks and months as I learn more about the College and its people. The second thing I’d like to say is “thank you” to Dean Stuart Silverman, who was the Founding Dean of the College, and who built the fine organization that I am now privileged to lead. His generous spirit and his passion for excellence pervade every aspect of the College, and his influence will continue to be felt for a long time. There’s an old adage that cautions anyone taking a new position to “choose your predecessor carefully.” I can’t imagine a predecessor whose legacy is more worthy of honor than Dean Silverman. I know that all of you join me in wishing him the very best in his retirement. If you haven’t yet let him know how much you appreciate him, I encourage you to do so soon –
New! - Special Topics Course
New Course Addition: If you are interested in learning more about interprofessional health teams, please join Dr. Donna Petersen, Dean of the USF School of Public Health in this 0 to 1 credit Special Topics course on Tuesday's 4:00-4:50 pm in ALN 252 this Fall semester. As a student in this course, you will rotate among interprofessional teams that consist of a variety of health professionals. Class time will be devoted to discussions about these experiences and assignments. For more information, please contact Niharika Yerrapragada at firstname.lastname@example.org. The course is listed under Dr. Fogel as IDH 4930, section 006.
Please join us for our USF Week of Welcome Open House event!
The Open House is a chance for students to learn more about our office, meet our advising staff and speak with previous national scholarship recipients in attendance.
The Open House will be held on Thursday, August 28 from 1pm to 3pm in the corridor outside of our office, ALN 271.
Paid Internship Opportunity in Washington DC at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies.
The deadline for spring 2015 internships will be in early November.
Applications Now Open for Spring 2015 White House Internship Program
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities.
Funding is available to USF students who receive the internship.
The deadline to apply for the spring program is September 7, 2014. If you plan to apply please contact Mr. Brian Arrowood at email@example.com.
Junior Level Scholarships for Leadership and Public Service
The Truman Scholarship is a leadership/change agent scholarship for $30,000 towards graduate school in any field but particulary in public service and public policy. Truman wants those who wish to work in government, education, non-profit sector or public interest/advocacy sector to improve social conditions. They are looking for people who want to get a master's degree or doctorate or professional degree such as law, MPA in Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Education, Public Policy or International Affairs. You can learn more about the Truman Scholarship at: www.truman.gov
The Udall Scholarship is a leadership/change agent scholarship for the environment. Students receive $5,000 for tuition/educational expenses plus a week orientation and entry into an elite group of environmentalists at the national level. You can learn more about the Udall Scholarship at: www.udall.gov
The MSDN club at USF is looking for a new marketing director. This would entail making weekly advertisements for the events and showing up to bi-weekly officer meetings (every other Monday around 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm).
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
New! - USF IT Department Hiring Students
The USF Information Technology department is hiring at the Helpdesk!
If you have prior computer support experience, or have a good customer service background, please apply.
We offer up to 40 hours a week, work around your class schedule, and pay starts at $9.00
The new, nationally affiliated chapter of Be The Match On Campus at USF wants you! The non-profit organization Be The Match® works to save lives through the expansion of the bone marrow registry, broadening awareness, and fundraising. The application for volunteers and E-Board positions is now open. For more information on how to get involved, email the President Jillianne Ramirez at email@example.com Want to get involved and learn more? Our first fall meeting is on Thursday, September 4th from 7-9pm in MSC 3704.
The USF Contemporary Art Museum, in conjunction with GraphicStudio, will be hosting a Week of Welcome event on Wednesday, August 27. Please join us and visit our new exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum: "Richard Beckman: Outside the Curve of Reason" and "A Different Frame of Mind" and enjoy free snow cones and great prizes. We are also looking for 5 - 10 students to assist with welcoming students and running the scavenger hunt inside the museum. Students need not sign up for the whole two hour period, but may sign up for 45 minute blocks within the 3 - 5 pm time slot. For more information, please contact Steffanie Munguia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF,  an organization focused on volunteering and fund-raising for children with chronic & life threatening illness, is looking for a student to help with the design of a new logo! If you are interested in the position, please email President Tabitha M. at email@example.com
A new club has been started on campus: the Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF! In affiliation w/ the non-profit pediatric camp, this club focuses on volunteering & fund-raising for children with chronic & life threatening illness by participating in weekend retreats to Camp Boggy Creek! Our club focuses on pediatric-oriented volunteering with both CBC, Shriners Hospital and the Ronald Mcdonald House Charity. For information about how to get involved email President Tabitha M at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calenders, our first Fall meeting will be in MSC 2703 at 5pm on Tuesday September 2nd!
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