Know-a-BULL News
Week of 8/23/2011 - Issue # 177

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
 8/24/2011 WOW Art & Ice 2011!
 8/26/2011 Honors Convocation
 8/26/2011 HCSC 'Underground' Shirt Sales
 8/31/2011 US Dept. of State Info Session
 9/1/2011 Council First General Meeting!
 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
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    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.  

  • WOW Art Ice 2011

    A Week of Welcome event co-sponsored by the College of The Arts and USF Honors College.

    Get connected, see what''s new, engage with the art of our time and win prizes!
    Enjoy FREE delicious icy treats while checking out an art exhibition.

    Date: 08/24/2011
    Time: 3:00- 5:00 pm
    Location: USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM 101)

    *Please bring student ID to receive FreshPeople Five credit.

  • Attention First Year Students National Scholarships Workshop

    We encourage all first year students to come to our workshop on Friday, August 26 from 8:30-9:30 am in ADM 252. Learn about the Office of National Scholarships, how to become a competitive applicant, and which scholarships you are already eligible for this year.

    Link: RSVP here

  • Scholarships to Study Abroad Gilman and Freeman Asia

    Do you want to study abroad in the spring? Do you receive a PELL grant?

    Win a national scholarship that will pay for your travels. Attend our workshop on Friday, August 26 from 8:30-9:30 am in ADM 252.

    Link: RSVP here

  • 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's degree.

    • Some exposure or experience with investment concepts is preferred

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


    Link: Jaffe Tilchin

  • 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

  • US Department of State Information Session

    Jeffry R. Olesen, a Senior Foreign Service Officer and Diplomat-in-Residence at Florida International University and Miami-Dade College, will give an Information Session on State Department careers at USF on Wednesday, August 31 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. The event will be held in the Patel Center for Global Solutions Auditorium.

    The presentation will cover both Foreign Service Officer and Specialist job opportunities, Civil Service, and student internships. The Foreign Service Officer Selection Process will also be reviewed, as well as issues about Foreign Service life and how best to prepare for a career in International Affairs. All students and members of the university community are welcome to attend.

    For further information, please visit the Department of State's career website at


  • Foreign Service Officer Test InfoPrep Session

    A U.S. Dept of State Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) Info/Prep Session will be held at SPC's Seminole Campus on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 2 to 4 pm in room 108 of the Technology Learning building (TL-108).  The campus address is 9200 113th St. North, Seminole, FL 33772.

    Students interested in becoming a Foreign Service Officer are encouraged to attend this session.

    Please RSVP to Mr. Jeffry Olesen at

  • Mississippi Teaching Corps

    The Mississippi Teacher Corps selects college graduates to teach in Mississippi and provides training, certification, full pay, benefits, and a master's degree in education from the University of Mississippi.

    The online application for next year's Mississippi Teaching Corps (MTC) will go up on September 1. For more information, please visit


  • 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

  • Reserve your HCSC Underground Tshirt

    Place an order for your very own infamous Honors Council ''Underground'' t-shirt!!

    On sale at Convocation for $10 from 1:00-2:30 pm outside the MSC Ballroom, reserve your size/color to not miss out on this Honors tradition! 


    Questions? e-mail the HCSC advisor Huda: 

  • Honors Council First General Meeting

    Come join the Honors College Student Council (HCSC) for our 1st General Meeting of the 2011-2012 school year!!

    Council is a student-run organization that puts on amazing events catered to Honors students that you don't want to miss! Last year, among the many events held, Council hosted a ''Coffeehouse'' talent-show, a ''Play-a-Bull'' video game tournament, an ''Amazing Race'' scavenger hunt, and baby shower for domestically abused women and children. Joining Council is a terrific way to get involved on-campus and connect with other Honors students.

    Our first General Meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 1st at 5 pm. Meet the new Executive Board, learn about the different committees available to get involved with, and discover some of the great events happening this semester.  

    General meetings will be held every other Thursday this fall (starting Sept. 1st), at 5 pm in JPH 1313.

    We hope to see you there!!

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • 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

  • Tutors Needed Psychological Statistics PSY 3204

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Psychological Statistics ( PSY 3204). Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received an A in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided. Contact information: Rochelly Ramirez, Jenkins GA

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Creative Writers Club 2011

    The Creative Writers' Club at USF is looking for new members to contribute to their spring and fall projects. Find yourself published alongside other students, workshop your writing amongst your peers and collaborate with other writers. Meetings are held in the new Honors Lounge in ADM adjacent to the main Honors College main office on the second floor. The first meeting will be held on Friday September 2nd at 6pm. For more information contact us at Thanks, Israel "Izzy" Morejon

  • Call for Proposals USF Student Green Energy Fund

    The USF Office of Sustainability ( is seeking proposals for outcome-driven projects to assist the University of South Florida in conserving energy, reducing energy costs, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and promoting renewable energy technologies on the Tampa campus. All current and actively enrolled students as well as current employees of USF may apply to use the Student Green Energy Fund. It is anticipated that awards will not exceed $100,000, unless exceptional circumstances require additional funding. Proposals must be submitted online at There are two funding cycles during the academic year. The application deadline for the Fall Cycle is 5:00 PM on Monday, October 3, 2011. The application deadline for the Spring Cycle is 5:00 PM on Monday, March 5, 2012. The Student Green Energy Fund is a cooperative effort between the USF Patel School of Global Sustainability and USF Student Government. For more information, email

    Link: Student Green Energy Fund

  • PreDental Bagel Brunch

    Interested in attending Dental School? Assistant Dean for Admissions at UF College of Dentistry, Dr. Pamela Sandow, will be speaking at the Pre-Dental Society's Bagel Brunch. Dr. Sandow will cover topics related to the admissions process and how to become a better applicant. The Social/Workshop will take place on Saturday, September 10th @ 11:00 AM in MSC 2709. Space is limited. Be sure to RSVP.

    Link: RSVP

  • Research Assistants Needed in Applied Psychology Lab

    Undergraduate research assistants needed for Dr. Marc Karver's Alliance Lab to assist with projects on 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. Research assistants must be able to make a two semester commitment working a minimum of five hours/ week. Spanish speaking preferred but not required. If interested, please contact the Alliance Lab Team at

  • 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

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