Know-a-BULL News
Week of 08/18/2008 - Issue # 26  
    



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:

    This is a reminder to our incoming Freshpeople. Our Convocation will be held on Friday, September 5.  We will gather in front (north side) of the Library, promptly at 12:45 for the Processional.  Convocation should end by 2:30.

    Please remember that you can win scholarships by submitting your essay based upon the summer reading book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.   

    We do not need any more panelists at this time.  Thanks to those of you who have volunteered!

    You received more specific information in the letter that accompanied the book and if you have any questions, please email me at: silverman@honors.usf.edu

    Please let me know if you want to play in the Honors Ensemble which will meet each Monday from 6:15 – 7:05.  If you play an instrument (including voice) this is a great way to keep your skills and have fun.

    In the meantime, have a wonderful break and we will see next week!

  • Thesis Mentors

    If students have not found mentors for thesis for Fall, they should set an appointment to speak to Dr. Yavneh or Penny Carlton as soon as possible. Please contact the Honors College office at (813) 974-3087

  • Thesis Students

    If you are beginning thesis this semester, you must attend one of the two scheduled thesis workshops. The first will be held on Wednesday, August 27 from 10 AM to 10:50 AM in the Lounge; the second on Thursday, August 28 from 2 - 2:50 PM in the Lounge.


  • Outstanding Senior

    If you are graduating in December and have a good record of service, you could be the Outstanding Senior.  You cannot receive that high honor if you don’t apply! -=Application=-

  • Honors College Paid Tutoring Positions

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

    Languages

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

     

    Math

    • Life Science Calculus I & II
    • Business Calculus
    • Engineering Calculus I & III
    • Psychological Statistics
    • Intro Statistics I
    • Precalc Algebra
    • College Algebra

    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

    For more information contact Danielle Locke at dlocke@honors.usf.edu
    To Apply visit: http://honors.usf.edu/TutorAPP_Verify.html
    To Apply for tutoring visit: http://honors.usf.edu/TutorSurvey_Verify.html

  • Honors College Mobile Web

    • Can't remember the name of the next Honors course you need?
    • Want to find out what upcoming events the Honors College is offering?
    • Need to fill out a Permit Request Form?

    Visit the Honors College new mobile web site at http://honors.usf.edu from any web-enabled mobile device for all your on-the-go Honors College needs.

  • 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? 

    It’s your community; make the most of it by signing-up today at www.newstudent.usf.edu!

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http://honors.usf.edu
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RED - National Fellowships

  • 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: mejias@honors.usf.edu

  • Campus Deadlines for 2009 Competitions:

    Sept 10: Rhodes (graduate study at Oxford, www.rhodesscholar.org )
                   Marshall (graduate study at UK Universities, www.marshallscholarship.org )
                   Gates-Cambridge (graduate study at Cambridge, www.gatesscholar.org )
                   Mitchell (graduate study in Ireland, www.us-irelandalliance.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=2 )

    Oct 1: Fulbright (study abroad, http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html )
               Goldwater (graduate study in math, science or engineering, www.act.org/goldwater )

    Nov 1: Truman (graduate study in International Affairs, www.truman.gov)
                Carnegie Junior Fellows (international affairs,
    www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows

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http://ons.usf.edu
(813) 974-3087


   
     

UR USF


http://ur.usf.edu
(813) 974-6824


        
    

HCSC - Honors College Student Council

  • Tentative Honors Council Fall 2008 Schedule:
    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 

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http://honors.usf.edu/hcsc/index.html
(813) 974-3087

   
   

Student Submissions

  • Research Assistants Need at Moffitt

    I am a recent graduate of USF Honors College currently working with Dr. Benjamin Craig at Moffitt Cancer Center. We are looking to fill one research assistant II position and wanted to see if there were any Honors College juniors or seniors that were pre-med or similar basic sciences majors.

    This is a paid PRN (as needed) research assistant II position at Moffitt Research Center and the student must be willing to work Monday-Friday, a minimum of 20 hours or more.  Hours and days are variable and schedule flexibility can be discussed with Dr. Craig at the interview. The pay range depending on experience is between $10.93 - $13.84. More details can be found on the Moffitt website using the link provided below. If any students are interested we ask that they apply for the position through Moffitt directly via the following link:
    http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MOFFITT&cws=2&rid=3713

  • Public Art Project
    Preferably the student would be mid-upper division, have a background in art or architecture, they would be skilled in adobe photoshop and illustrator or similar imaging and design programs. They should be a clear communicator. They would be available 6-10 hours per week.

    Lights on Tampa
    Preferably a student would be mid-upper division, have a background in art or architecture, adobe photoshop and illustrator or similar imaging and design programs. They should be a clear communicator. They would be available 3-6 hours per week.

    The Lights on Tampa project will take place on January 10, and so the student would only work with us during the Fall semester. The Tampa International Airport project would potentially carry over to the spring semester.

    Contact Dr. Yavneh at yavneh@honors.usf.edu if interested.

  • Math Tutor Needed Immediately!

    We are a math learning center in New Tampa, and we are looking to hire a part time math tutor that is friendly, outgoing, energetic, and loves teaching math to children of all ages. We will need someone Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm. Pay will vary with experience.

    Please email resume to newtampa@mathnasium.com.  

    Mathnasium of New Tampa
    10030 Cross Creek Blvd.
    (813) 994 - 0400  


  • Needed: 3-4 Volunteer Experiment Research Assistants

    I am a former Honors College graduate and currently a Doctoral Candidate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. No experience is needed for the volunteer researchers. I can train the students on anything that they would need to do. The duties include assisting with conducting a comprehensive research study. They will assist with operating video equipment and processing the videos, psychophysiology equipment operation and measurements, data collection, data analysis, and possibly assist with monitoring and operating pre-programmed robots. This study is designed to evaluate participants' reactions to 2 search and rescue robots in a confined space simulated disaster setting. This will be a great experience to see the entire research process and I will be happy to mentor the students in the research process. Students contributing to the research analysis and efforts will be included in publications. I will work out a schedule for the students that will work with their current academic demands. I want this to be a positive experience for the students involved. I will also be willing to write letters of recommendation for students that perform well in this study. The most important qualities are dependability, honesty, integrity, and eagerness to learn and help.

    Sincerely,

    Cindy

  • On-Campus Job Opportunity

    Hello, my name is Mary Clift and I am the new manager for Information Technology computer labs on campus.  I am looking for students to work part-time in the labs during their operating hours.  The duties are fairly simple – they need a basic knowledge of Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007.  I have posted a job listing with the Career Center, job #22395.

  • RISE Scholarship

    The College of Engineering and the Institute on Black Life are again sponsoring the RISE (Resource in Support of Education) Scholarship Program for 2008/2009.

    Accepted Majors: engineering, engineering technology, computer science, computer engineering, Mathematics and science.

    Qualifications: US Citizen or Permanent Resident, enrolled full-time, financial need, 2.7 GPA or above, associates degree or Junior with at least 45 hours.

    Application Deadline: September 12, 2008

    Contact: Clara Cobb, FAO 274, 974-9387

  • Opportunity for USF Minority Students Involved in Honors Sponsored Biomedical/Behavioral Science Related Research

    This year, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) will be held in Orlando at Walt Disney World.  Annually, ABRCMS is the largest, multidisciplinary professional conference for biomedical students attracting approximately 2,600 individuals. Students come from over 285 U.S. colleges and universities.. The conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success.   The conference’s website is located at www.abrcms.org More than 280 representatives from graduate programs (M.D., MD/Ph.D., and Ph.D.) at top tier US colleges and universities (http://www.abrcms.org/2007Exhibitors.html) as well as scientists from government agencies, foundations, and professional scientific societies join ABRCMS in the exhibitors program to share information about graduate school and summer internship opportunities. During the three-day conference, 1,000 students participate in poster and oral presentations in nine sub disciplines in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. All undergraduate student presentations are judged and those receiving the highest scores in each scientific discipline and in each educational level will be given an award during the final banquet.

    The deadline for both is September 5.
      If they wish any travel support, the students may via two separate mechanisms.  Please see below:

    1. ABRCMS Travel Award
    Application Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. PST
    The ABRCMS award provides up to $1,500 to cover registration, housing and travel (airfare and ground transportation).
    Guidelines and Application Requirements
    Travel Award Submission Site - Now Open! ABRCMS TA Questions? Contact (202) 942-9348 or abrcms@asmusa.org

    2. FASEB MARC Program Travel Award
    Application Deadline:
    Friday, October 10, 2008
    The FASEB award provides up to $1,650 to be used for travel related expenses and/or conference registration.
    Decisions are made on a rolling basis.
    General Information and Application
    FASEB TA Questions? Contact (301) 634-7020 or marc@faseb.org

  • We would like to fill our open positions with your students.   
    As in the past, we plan to hire several students to fulfill our needs for the next year.

    The advantage we offer to USF students has always been flexible schedules, less than mile from campus, great working environment with competitive pay, on the job training and exposure to a professional office environment.  Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm with an hour lunch between noon and 1pm.   From February 15th to April 15th,  our hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturdays 9am to 2pm . 

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.  Please feel free to contact me if any additional information is needed. 

    Ronald A. Rosas, C.P.A.
    REILY & ROSAS, P.A.
    (813) 988-4143

  • Dance Marathon Leadership Opportunities! Have fun making miracles in the lives of children!

    Get involved in Dance Marathon, the largest student run philanthropy across the country! The 13.1 hours of dancing, food, fun, and games at the annual Dance Marathon in March is a celebration of the funds students raise for Children's Miracle Network hospitals throughout the school year. 100% of the proceeds stay right hear in the Tampa Bay Area at All Children's Hospital. There are several ways you can get involved and save kids lives!!

    Executive Board: They spend all year planning the event, getting students to sign up, and planning FUNdraising events. We are currently looking for committee members to help with sponsorship and a technology director who will help with filming promo videos and the website.

    Morale:
    Do you love dancing? Are you enthusiastic? As part of the morale team you keep people excited at DM. You motivate people to dance all night long in many creative ways. If you like the spot light or simply dancing; then you've found the position for you.

    Street Team: This position recruits dancers, informs students, and generates excitement about DM. If you like talking to people and spreading the word then you've found your niche.

    Team Captain:
    In a campus organization or just want to take the lead? Form a group and sign-up! You will be in charge of motivating your team to FUNdraise, have fun, and keeping your team updated by attending meetings before the big event.

    Dancer:
    Have limited time but want to make a contribution? Join a team, raise money, attend events, and make a difference!

    For more information or to make a donation go to www.ctr.usf.edu/dancemarathon.

    Interested in getting involved? Contact amrussel@mail.usf.edu.  

  • The Career Center’s website

    www.career.usf.edu

    The Exploring Occupations page http://www.career.usf.edu/students/explore.htm lists resources in alphabetic order.  In particular, the information in Health Careers and Sloan Career Cornerstone Center can be very helpful to students considering majors/careers in science &/or health professions. 

  • 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 ferdianj@gmail.com
    Visit our website at www.TAMPASRiverwalk.com

  • USF Undergrads- you are invited to these COPH Week of Welcome Activities!

    Friday, Aug. 22nd, 2-3 PM at the COPH. (Tour of the COPH laboratories and opportunity to meet with COPH faculty and advisors)

    An Afternoon of Service Learning: Saturday, August 23rd, 2-5 PM, at San José Mission in Dover. You will be able to talk with community health leaders about the wide range of public health issues which impact migrant farm workers and their families and you can also participate with COPH graduate students in a variety of service projects to benefit the migrant workers and their families. 

    To sign up to volunteer and to obtain specific information regarding directions and times, please contact Ellen Kent, MPH, at ekent@health.usf.edu.

    Collection Drive to benefit farm workers: August 22nd  - Sept. 22nd. You can contribute long sleeves shirts and pants to Farm Workers Self Help and San José Mission. Collection boxes will be located at Behavioral Science Graduate Student Lounge, BEH 336, and various locations on the USF Health campus.

  • 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
    Office:813 960 5293
    Mobile:813 767 0483

  • Phi Sigma Pi

    My name is Justin Rizer and I am going into my 4th year as an Honors College stuent.  Currently I am the President of a National Honors Fraternity called Phi Sigma Pi.  Phi Sigma Pi is THE National CO-ED Honor Fraternity. We strive to promote our ideals of SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, and FELLOWSHIP amongst ourselves and other chapters through community service, social events, and scholastic development. If you are looking for a society that promotes these ideals and want to be a part of one of the most dynamic and prestigious campus organizations, then you've come to the right place. Info Sessions on 9/2-4 at 8pm in the Marshall Center or visit usfpsp.com for more details.

    Sincerely, Justin Rizer

   
   

If you would like to be included in future editions of "Know-a-BULL News", email submissions to Dr. Stuart Silverman at Silverman@honors.usf.edu for consideration.

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