Know-a-BULL News
Week of 08/16/2011 - Issue # 176

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
 8/17/2011 LLC Kickoff
 8/18/2011 First Year Makeup Session
 8/22/2011 Fall, First Day
 8/22/2011 Honors Orchestra
 9/13/2011 Lunch with the Deans
 9/20/2011 House Calls
 9/21/2011 Microsoft Phone App Lab, Session 1
 9/27/2011 Microsoft Phone App Lab, Session 2
 9/28/2011 LLC Midnight Advising Breakfast
 10/5/2011 Tunnel of Oppression
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    I want to welcome those of you have have been through Orientation this summer and those of you who have yet to attend. I hope you will come here excited and ready to try new things and take advantage of opportunities. Please contact us if you have any questions about the University or Honors College. We will be communicating with you over the summer, providing more information which we believe will be helpful.

    The annual Honors College Freshpeople Procession and Convocation has become a USF tradition. Typically, 400 students march from ADM to the Marshall Center, led by faculty, administrators and the College of the Arts trumpet group. Academics wear Regalia and the Procession is a wonderful event. Once at the Marshall Center you will be welcomed to the University and inducted into Honors. This year the Procession/Convocation will be held on Friday, August 26. Convocation is required for all new Honors College Freshpeople; it is the only required event we have and will count towards the Freshpeople 5 requirement. Please note that if you have a class during Convocation you are excused. We will gather on the south side of the ADM at 12:45 and begin our march at 1PM promptly. We should be finished no later than 3PM (2:30 is probable). If you have a class that ends during Convocation, come late; if you have a class that starts during Convocation, you may leave early. All of us at USF and in The Honors College look forward to greeting you on August 26!

    Each of you has been shown our Lounge/Computer Lab.  We hope that you enjoy that space: it is yours.  Please remeber that it is for Honors College stuidents only.  It is not large enough to accommodate your friends. 

    To our old-timers, I hope your summer is going well and that you are leaning and having fun.  I do look forward to greeting you in August.  

  • Honors Musical Ensemble

    Our jazz/rock ensemble will meet Mondays at 6:20PM in MUS 211 beginning August 22.  Bring your instruments.  If you also wish to play in the orchestra (that will be fun), that group will meet Thursdays at 5PM in MUS 140

    Our singers will meet Mondays at 6:20PM in MUS 116 beginning August 22.  Bring your voices.

    Our orchestra will meet Thursdays at 5PM in MUS 140.

    If you are also registered for the Arts and Humanities performance section, the academic portion of the class will meet at 5:15PM in MUS 205

  • Internship JaffeTilchin Wealth Management

    Jaffe-Tilchin Wealth Management is an independent advisory firm that serves investment management needs of high net-worth clients. The firm, located in Tampa, is seeking to add a sharp, detail-oriented Client Service Associate to support firm Advisors and operations.

    Client Management:

    • Responsible for preparation and flow of new account paperwork

    • Ensure accurate back-office tracking and record-keeping of information

    • Regular communication with clients

    • Coordinate with custodian on account maintenance

    Administrative Support:

    • Oversee Advisor scheduling and assist with meeting preparation

    • Generate reports needed for portfolio management

    • Build and ute trades on a daily basis

    • Understand and operate all software, vendor relationships, and trading platforms

    Investment Management:

    • Assist in investment product research, reporting, and analysis

    • Retain high level of industry knowledge

    • Utilize firm research resources to collect data and aide in investment decisions

    Required Skills:

    • Exceptional attention to detail required

    • Ability to handle numerous client needs with strong prioritization and multi-tasking skills

    • High-level verbal communication skills a must

    • Quick to learn new software and proficient in Microsoft Excel

    • Urgency in deadlines

    • Awareness and strict adherence to confidentiality requirements

    • Excellent performance in team setting

    Experience and Education:

    • Working on Bachelor&rsquos degree.

    • Some exposure or experience with investment concepts is preferred

    • Series 65 (or willing to obtain within 12 months)


    Link: Jaffe Tilchin

  • Do You Know CSS?

    If you are proficient at CSS the Honors College needs you! We''re working on a new project for the website and could use your help. Contact the Honors College Webmaster, Sean Motta, at

  • Thesis Process Change

    No longer do you have to bring copies of your thesis to the library for binding.  Submit one electronic PDF copy of your thesis to the Honors College at  A selection will be put on the world wide web for all to see.

  • Return of the Debate Team

    You can see a bunch of trophies on a shelf in our lobby.  All of these were won by an Honors College debate team several years ago.  Our debaters competed with, and beat, some of the best universities in the country.  Honors College paid the expenses of team members who attended the competitions. 

    I am looking for a few students who would like to lead us back to glory.  Who among you did debate during high school?  Who wants to go to law school?  Who of you likes to argue? 

    Please contact me if you are interested in being in on the beginning.  This can be a great leadership role for you and will be great on your resume.

  • Present your research in Las Vegas

    How would you like to present your research in Las Vegas in mid February, all expenses paid?  This is a conference geared towards the behavioral sciences and education, rather than the natural sciences.  Please read the attachment and, if you are interested, please contact me and we''ll talk.

    Link: Call for Paper 2012.pdf

  • Health Professions News

    Link: USF Honors College Health Professions Blog

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Upcoming Deadlines Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Fulbright, Javits, Gilman, GatesCambridge and Hertz

    Deadlines for the following scholarships will be August 29th, so get started now with a consultation by clicking the link for escheduler below.

    Fulbright - Study, Research, or Teach for a year in the UK or locations around the globe

    Marshall -  Graduate Study in the UK

    Mitchell - Graduate Study in Ireland

    Rhodes - Graduate Study at Oxford

    Here are important scholarship deadlines:

    Sep 1 - Javits - Arts, Humanities, Social Science graduate study

    Sep 9 - Gilman - Study abroad, for recipients of the Pell grant

    Sep 15 - Gates Cambridge - Graduate Study at Cambridge

    Sep 15 - Hertz - Science graduate Study

    Link: Escheduler to schedule an appointment with a Scholarship Advisor

  • Japan through the eyes of a USF student

    Interested in going to Japan for study abroad?  Check out the vlog of Shaylynn, one of the Gilman award recipients for this Fall!

    Link: wwwyoutubecomshaylynngoeskansai

  • Rising seniors get started now

    If you will be a senior this fall, the time has come for you to consider your next step if you haven't already. Perhaps you would like to go to graduate school or take a gap year to study, research, or teach English. There are a number of scholarships, fellowships, and grants that can help fund your dreams. Come see us to talk about your plans.

    -Go to our website,, and take a look at these:

    Javits, Truman, Rangel, Pickering, Hertz: Graduate Study in the US

    Marshall, Rhodes, GatesCambridge, Mitchell, Fulbright: Study, Research or Teach in another country

    Link: ONS Website to see which are right for you

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

  • 2011 Research One Keynote Speaker

    The Office of Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the 2011 Keynote Speaker as Curt Carlson. Mr. Carlson is the President and CEO of SRI International and an Emmy Award Winner for the creation of HDTV.

    The event will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 2pm in the IDRB Galleria with a reception and exhibit show following.

    For more information, please visit or call (813) 974-0466.


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Kickoff Event

    Wednesday, August 17th from 3:00-4:30 pm the Honors LLC will be hosting their annual welcome back event. This is a great opportunity for students in the LLC to meet and greet and are welcome to stop by at anytime for refreshments and to pickup your 2011-2012 Honors LLC tumbler and t-shirt!

    * Please bring your student id for Freshman 5 credit

    Location: Simmons Park (area is across from Juniper Poplar)

    If you have any questions, please contact the HLLC Graduate Assistant, Alnicia Williams, at

  • WP7 Workshop

    Do you get excited about new apps? Have you ever wondered how to make your very own mobile app?  The Honors College is proud to offer you the first in a series of hands-on workshops where you will learn to build Windows Phone applications.

    You will be designing, writing & testing apps onsite, with guidance from Microsoft professionals to help you get things right.  In our first session of the Phone App Lab, you will learn to build apps for Windows Phone that can be sold in the Marketplace using Silverlight within Visual Studio 2010. This is your chance to design and implement that cool new app you''ve been dreaming about, so bring your ideas and get ready to code. 

    Programming concepts learned in these workshops are also transferable to other mobile platforms. All majors welcomed.  Space is limited so please contact Mr. Lucien ( if you have interest in participating in our workshop series.

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Student Submissions

  • Phi Sigma Pi National CoEd Honors Fraternity

    Do you want to get involved on campus and build friendships to last a lifetime? Join Phi Sigma Pi National Co-Ed Honors Fraternity! We will be having informational sessions on Thursday, August 25th @ 7:30pm in MSC 3709, Monday, August 29th @ 8:30pm in the MSC Food Court, and Wednesday, August 31st @ 8:30pm in the MSC Food Court! We are excited to meet interested students who are ready for a fun and unique experience on campus!

    Link: Phi Sigma Pi Rush Information

  • Tutors Needed

    The AVID Program at Liberty Middle School is in need of tutors for the 2011/12 school year. Tutoring begins the first week in September, 2011 and ends in June, 2012. Volunteers are only needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 2:15 a.m. There is a short traning to attned....then a finferprinting process...then tutorias will get their full acccess year-long pass to work with the AVID students.

    AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an elementary through post secondary college readiness system that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. The AVID system accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional development, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.

    Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge. What differentiates AVID from other educational reform programs is its astounding success rate. Since 1990, more than 85,500 AVID students have graduated from high school and planned to attend college.

    Please email Liberty''s AVID Coordinator at for more information.

  • Timmy Global Health

    Interested in Global Health? Want to participant in an international medical brigade?  Looking for leadership? 

    Apply to be an officer for USF''s latest international health club, Timmy Global Health, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding access to healthcare and empowering students to engage directly in global development.  Contact Danielle Grams at  Available office positions include: Vice President, Secretary, Director of Education Advocacy, Director of Fundraising, Director of Programs, Director of Community Service and Director of Global Brigades.  

  • Phi Sigma Pi National CoEd Honors Fraternity

    Do you want to get involved on campus and build friendships to last a lifetime? Join Phi Sigma Pi National Co-Ed Honors Fraternity! We will be having informational sessions on Thursday, August 25th @ 7:30pm in MSC 3709, Monday, August 29th @ 8:30pm in the MSC Food Court, and Wednesday, August 31st @ 8:30pm in the MSC Food Court! We are excited to meet interested students who are ready for a fun and unique experience on campus!

    Link: Phi Sigma Pi Rush Information

  • Student Assistant Opening for Fall 2011

    The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is looking for a Student Assistant who will provide administrative support the Provost and his administrative staff.

    Link: Position Advertisement

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