Know-a-BULL News
Week of 8/30/2011 - Issue # 178

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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 8/31/2011 US Dept. of State Info Session
 9/1/2011 Council First General Meeting!
 9/1/2011 Become an HCSC Representative!
 9/1/2011 Undeclared Q&A w/ Mr. Mejias
 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:

    Convocation was a great success this year thanks to the 335 new freshpeople who attended.  the messages from Dr. Klasko and Ms. Weatherwax were important and underscored the importance of doing more than taking classes.  Those who secceed are those who participate.

    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 students only.  It is not large enough to accommodate your friends. 


  • Event How to Become a Doctor

    Want to become a doctor but you don't know how? Join Pre-Med AMSA, the largest student org on campus, for a journey through the life of becoming a physician. Exhibits will cover every aspect of the pre-med undergraduate experience, including shadowing, research, volunteering, MCAT prep, AMCAS applications, and advising. In addition, there will be info on MD, DO, PA, and pharmacy schools.  Free food will be provided!!!

    Tuesday, September 6, 5-7 pm in MSC 3707

    Link: USF Premed AMSA on Facebook

  • Eportfolios

    The Honors College is a leader in having students make Eportfolios as a way to document sucesses over time.  Studnets have used these Efolios as they apply for internships, jobs, graduate and professional school admission and for scholarships. 

    Freshpeople, start yours today using your high school accomplishments as a base and add to the Efolio each time you have a success.  You can post pictures, videos, course papers, etc.  I can promise you that if you make an Efolio, it will help you many times.

    Link: Click here for Efolio information

  • Media Relations Internship Opportunity

    U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor seeks a media relations intern to work alongside the press secretary in the Tampa District Office.

    The intern would prepare media summaries for the congresswoman and chief of staff, take photos at news conferences and other events, monitor news items in Florida and national newspapers that are relevant to the work of the congressional office and update the media contacts list. The intern also would proofread news releases, assist with social media and work on projects as they develop. The intern would primarily assist the press secretary but would also be expected to work on other projects in the office as needed. This internship is unpaid but could qualify for credit. Hours/ days are flexible.

    For information, contact Ellen Gedalius at (813) 871-2817 or

    Please submit resume with references, writing sample and internship application. Applications are available online 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.

  • 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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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Become an HCSC Representative

    If you are outgoing and are interested in a leadership position, then we have the perfect opportunity for you! 

    Become the liaison between the HCSC and your Honors LLC Pod as you attend all General Meetings, keep your podmates updated on the latest Honors Council news, and encourage participation within your pod. 

    If you would like more information on the position, its responsibilities, and how to apply please be sure to attend the First General Meeting on September 1st at 5 pm in JPH 1313 and stay for the Council Rep Information Meeting afterwards.


  • 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

  • GLBTQA PreMed Student Association

    Are you interested in the future of healthcare and GLBTQ health disparities? Are you a GLBTQ or allied pre- health student looking for more information on medical or graduate schools? Then GLBTQ Pre-Med Student Association invites you to our first general body meeting of the semester. Come enjoy free food and drinks while having great conversations this Wednesday the 31st from 6-7pm in MSC 2702! We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Creative Writers Club Wants You

    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 240 adjacent to the 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


  • Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society Recruiting Now

    We are pleased to announce that The Athenaeum Chapter of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society at USF is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to the values of scholarship, leadership, and service on campus as well as within the community. Mortar Board was founded in 1918, and the Athenaeum Chapter at USF was established in 1974. Notable alumni of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society include Condoleezza Rice (U.S. Secretary of State), Judith Resnick (space shuttle Challenger astronaut), and Drew Brees (NFL player).  To be considered for membership of the Athenaeum Chapter of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society at USF, a candidate must: 1. Be in good standing and enrolled at USF 2. Be in her or his senior year or hold equivalent status in credit hours 3. Intend to graduate no sooner than Spring 2012 4. Hold a GPA that places her or him in the upper 35% of the senior class, or at least a 3.0, whichever is higher For more information visit or for an application contact the President (Ava Lindeman) at or the Vice President (Taylor Bonnell) at

    Link: Mortar Board Website

  • Join the Rowing Club at USF

    The rowing club provides an excellent workout with a great group of people! Spend some time on the water getting in shape. Practices are Mon-fri at 6:30AM at the rec center gym or on the hillsborough river. Contact for more information and join the club on blackboard.


  • 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

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