Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/"03/2013 - Issue # 280



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 and the Office of National Scholarships.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

RSS Feed Upcoming Events
 9/4/2013 Provost Scholar Meet and Greet
 9/4/2013 Book Discussion by David Jacobson
 9/5/2013 HCSC First General Body Meeting
 9/5/2013 Getting Started in ONS Workshop
 9/6/2013 Honors College Freshmen Convocation
 9/8/2013 HCSC Fall Picnic
 9/11/2013 Provost's Scholar Event
 9/12/2013 LLC & Improv @ USF
 9/13/2013 USF & Stetson Law School- Joint 3+3 program
 9/13/2013 Guest Speaker Jordan Raynor of Citizinvestor
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    We now have an accelerated program with Stetson Law school which will allow you to earn a BA or BS and a Law Degree in only 6 years.  Better still, students selected for the program will receive significant scholarship support from Stetson.


    Ms. Laura Zuppo, Admissions  Representative from Stetson College of Law will be discussing the new Accelerated Bachelor/JD program between the Honors College and Stetson University on Friday, September 13, in ALN 252. First presentation 10-11, followed by an open session for questions. Next presentation, 12-1:00, followed by an open session for questions.  You are invited if you are a first or second year college student in the Honors College


    Program Description: http://honors.usf.edu/AB-JD.html


     


    Our Musical groups are back for the fall and here are the days and times for each group.  PLEASE take advantage and join one of them (or 2 or 3).  This is a no pressure program meant to be fun.  Please let me know which group(s) you will join and whether you wish to get 1 credit.


    Jazz     M   5:15pm - 6:30pm          MUS116


    Choir   W   5:15pm - 6:30pm          MUS119


    Orchestra  R 5:00pm - 6:00pm      MUS140



  • Honors Speaker Series



    The Honors College Inaugural speaker will be here on Friday, September 13 at 1pm at the USF Honors College will be Jordan Raynor, Co-founder of Citizinvestor - a very cool Tampa based company which is changing the way citizens invest and positively impact their communities. Jordan is a digital strategist who is considered a leading expert on crowd-funding and on-line startups to positively disrupt communities.


    Jordan Raynor's bio:  Jordan currently is working as the Co-founder and Partnership Director for Citizinvestor - a crowdfunding platform for local government projects. This latest startup venture pits the "Gov 2.0" movement with other talented entrepreneurs looking to "disrupt" government through technology. As Co-founder and Partnership Director at Citizinvestor, Jordan is responsible for securing partnerships with local government entities and marketing projects posted to Citizinvestor's platform to citizens in partner municipalities across America. 


    This is a Freshpeople 5 Event and space is limited so RSVP early.  If you RSVP, make sure you attend


    For more on Citizinvestor go to this link:


    http://www.citizinvestor.com/


  • Graduating in Fall 2013?

    If you are planning to graduate in December and have not yet met with a departmental major advisor, please do so during the Drop/Add period to make sure you are on track to finish your degree. The deadline to apply for graduation is Friday, September 20.


    Link: Graduation Application

  • Job for Recent Honors Grad

    This job is local,  in a firm that creates psychological tests.  respond to  tdwoskin@parinc.com


    Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated, committed team player to join our Customer Support Department. Throughout the work day the specialist will handle inbound calls, process orders, and field print/software/web based product related technical questions, both by phone and e-mail.


    Our ideal Customer Support Specialist will thrive in a call center environment where the ability to accept increasing responsibilities is a must. He/she will demonstrate excellent oral/written communication skills, troubleshooting skills, technical/computer knowledge, and the ability to multitask between customer and technical support tasks on a daily basis.


    BA/BS required. Psychology/Social Sciences background and prior customer service experience is a definite plus.


    PAR provides a generous and competitive benefits package to employees.


     


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Getting Started National Scholarships Workshop

    Please join us for our upcoming information session this Thursday, September 5th, from 3:30 - 4:30 in ALN 253,  to learn more about nationally competitive opportunities and how to build your profile to become a winning applicant! You can come in person or view the workshops live online. Sign up for an information session at http://ons.usf.edu.

     

    General Workshops (all years):
    Wednesday, June 5 from 1:00-2:00 in ALN 252

     


  • NSF Graduate Fellowships

    Going to graduate school next year in social sciences or a STEM field including STEM education? Rising Senior? US Citizen? Consider applying for an NSF Graduate fellowship. Deadlines: Application Deadline(s) (received by 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time):


         November 04, 2013


          Engineering Computer and Information Science and Engineering Materials Research


         November 05, 2013


          Mathematical Sciences Chemistry Physics and Astronomy


         November 07, 2013


         Social Sciences Psychology STEM Education and Learning


         November 08, 2013


          Life Sciences Geosciences 


    Or contact the USF Office of National Scholarships at nationalscholarships@usf.edu.


     


    Link: http://: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13584/nsf13584.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

  • Sign up for an ONS Workshop to learn more about national scholarship opportunities

    The new fall workshop schedule has been posted for the Office of National Scholarships. You can view the full schedule at http://ons.usf.edu under Upcoming Events. Sign up for a workshop today and learn more about national scholarship opportunities!


    Link: httponsusfedu

  • Spring Science Undergrad Lab Internship program

    Are you  an undergraduate science student who would be interested in a spring internship?  Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Spring Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program!  The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers by providing research experiences at DOE laboratories.  Spring internship dates are January 6 - April 25 and the deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. ET on October 1, 2013.  Visit http://science.energy.gov/wdts/ to apply or to obtain additional information.   If you have questions, please call Julie Malicoat at (865) 576-2311. Or contact the USF Office of National Scholarships at nationalscholarships@usf.edu .


     


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. Schumacher.

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Speical Programs

  • Provost Scholar First Event

    Mandatory first year PSP event and all other PSP's are welcomed to the first "Welcome to USF" program to be held on Sept 4th from 6:30-8:00 in JPH 1315 hosted by your PSP Social Committee Please RSVP on the calendar page of the Honors College.


  • Preparing and Applying to ANY graduate school PSP program

    All PSP's are invited to this program by Mr. Gary Oliver from the USF Office of Graduate Studies. This will be held on Sept 18th, 6:30-8:00 in JPH 1319.This is especially relevant to 2nd and 3rd year PSP's.  Please RSVP on the calendar page on the Honors College web-site. If space permits, other students may attend. Please contact Dr. Fogel at sfogel@usf.edu to express your interest.


     


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • HCSC 1ST General Meeting

    Hello Honors College Students! Welcome back to a new year here at USF! 

    We are working on a lot of great things this year for our Honors students and would like you to be a part of it all! Come out to our FIRST GENERAL BODY MEETING on Thursday, September 5th at 5:30 PM in JPH 1313. Get acquainted with fellow Honors students while participating in fun icebreakers and eating PIZZA! Plus, get information about events, volunteer activities, and leadership positions offered by the Honors Council. You will also have a chance to have your voice heard on any future events by speaking up during the meeting or by joining one of our committees (Events Committee, Advertising Committee, and Volunteer Committee)! Stay up to date with all of our activities by liking our Honors Council Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/USF-Honors Council/112739975496519

    Please RSVP below so we can make sure we have enough activities and food to go around! See you there!


  • HCSC Fall Picnic

    Aloha Honors Students! Get ready for the Honors College Student Council Fall Picnic! This is your official invitation to come breathe the fresh "tropical" air at our Luau-themed event. Dean Silverman will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers all with a special Hawaiian twist! There will be awesome jams provided by DJ James Swantek. Enjoy an afternoon of Volleyball, Tug o' War, Water Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, and Football! There will also be FREE canoeing and kayaking with your USF ID. Shuttles leave from JPH starting at 10:45 am and run every 20 min during the event. Honors Council t-shirts will also be for sale so remember to bring $10! 


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Student Submissions

  • New! - The Burdensome Expectations of the Colonial Migrant - FreshPeople 5 Event

    Caryl Phillips, Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence. Phillips is Professor of English at Yale University and a prolific novelist, essayist, and playwright. He is often described as one of the premier "Black Atlantic" writers and has received the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Britain's oldest literary award) and is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts. 


    The event will be on October 18th, 2013 at 6:00 PM at CWY 206. This will be a FreshPeople 5 event!


  • New! - Fascination and Fear American Popular Culture and the Black Masculine Fetish - FreshPeople 5 Event

    With USF Alumnus Jonathan Gayles.


    Gayles, a 2002 doctoral graduate in Applied Anthropology, was selected as Anthropology's Distinguished Alumnus for 2013. In his presentation, Gayles offers a critical examination of the representation of Black masculinity in popular culture, considering historical narratives that frame the Black masculine body and Black men themselves. He explores "the dilemma represented by the articulation of the black masculine body as mythically powerful and concurrently threatening, menacing, and dangerous."  Gayles is Associate Professor of African-American Studies and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Learning in the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University.



    This event will be on October 24th, 2013 at 4:00 pm in CWY 107. This will also be a FreshPeople 5 event!


  • New! - Biology Club Meeting

    The Biology Club will be hosting our first meeting of the fall semester Thursday, September 12 at 5:45 in MSC 3708. Dr. Taegan McMahon, a post-doc student here at USF, will be coming by to talk about her service project to save the bluefin tuna. If you are a biological sciences major or just interested in biology and conservation topics, our meetings are the perfect place to meet people with similar interests! As always, there will be free food and drinks provided. We hope to see you there!

  • New! - Research Opportunity with Biotechnology Company

    Intezyne Technologies is a biotechnology company located within the University of South Florida Research Park. We target cancer cells and deliver therapeutics using advanced synthetic polymer nanoparticles. Intezyne is searching for an undergrad or graduate student majoring in biology, interested in volunteering 8-10 hours a week to assist with cell culture, in vivo studies and literature searches while gaining valuable insight into the inner workings of a cutting edge biotechnology company. This is a three-month assignment. Qualified candidates should send resumes, cover letters, and class schedules to Rick Crouse at rick.crouse@intezyne.com.

  • New! - Lawrence Krauss The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far - FreshPeople 5 Event

    Renowned physicist and cosmologist, Dr. Lawrence Krauss, is Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Inaugural Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. In his talk, Krauss will argue that, the REAL story of the Universe is much more exciting than the bland myths pervaded by the ancients. I will describe the remarkable scientific story that has led to the greatest intellectual edifice ever created by humans, the Standard Model.  It is a tale ripe with drama and surprise, and will take us from Plato to the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Co-sponsored with the USF Departments of Physics and Chemistry. A ResearchOne event.



    This event will be on November 12th, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Oval Theater of the Marshall Center. This will be a FreshPeople 5 event! 


  • New! - The Big Ethical Questions with Humanist Christopher DiCarlo - FreshPeople 5 Event

    Why do we act ethically (or not)? What does it even mean to behave ethically rather than otherwise? Join the USF Humanities Institute on September 19, to tackle the big questions of right and wrong with Dr. Christopher DiCarlo, as he draws on philosophy, the neurosciences and social sciences to address The New Ethics: A Synthetic Understanding of Good and Evil.


    DiCarlo is a philosopher, educator, and author, who currently teaches in the Faculty of Human Biology at the University of Toronto. 


    He poses the questions: If humans, like all other animate or inanimate things in the universe function as a product of a complex series of causal events, wherein lies their virtue or their vice? How much control does any one of us have over our actions? Are people ''good'' simply because they have been lucky enough to be able to control their desires in socially-approved ways? And are others ''bad'' simply because they have not been so lucky? How much control did Tiger Woods have over his actions? How much control does an alcoholic have? Or a serial killer? Or you?


    DiCarlo has been an invited speaker world-wide, addressing topics such as critical thinking and skepticism as well as ethics his most recent book is How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinker Guide to Asking the Right Questions (Prometheus 2011). His honors include the 2008 Best Lecturer in Ontario Award, given by TVO Big Ideas, and the Canadian Humanist of the Year Award.


    Meet Christopher DiCarlo at http://ww3.tvo.org/video/163758/profile-christopher-dicarlo-winner-2008-best-lecturer. His talk will be at 6 p.m., Sept. 19 TECO Room (College of Education), and will be followed by a reception and book signing.


    The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Liz Kicak (ekicak@usf.edu 813 974 3657) for parking information, visit our website: http://humanities-institute.usf.edu


    ** This will be a FreshPeople 5 event! 


  • New! - FREE CampusMAP App

    New to the USF campus or never heard of a certain building before? Then download CampusMaps from the the Google Play Store now to quickly and easily guide you to the location of your choice. The buildings on campus are easily searchable and it will even give you suggestions as you are typing. This App is for Android Users (created by an Honors College Student)

    Link: CampusMaps App

  • New! - Tutor Needed for Engineering Calculus I MAC 2281

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Engineering Calculus I (MAC 2281) for the Fall 2013 Semester. 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 and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu, with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • New! - Tutor Needed for Composition II ENC 1102

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Composition II (ENC 1102) for the Fall 2013 Semester. 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 and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu, with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • New! - Tutor Needed for General Chemistry I CHM 2045

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for General Chemistry (CHM 2045) for the Fall 2013 Semester. 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 and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu, with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • New! - Red Cross Club USF

    Please join us on SEPTEMBER 11th  at 6:30pm in the Marshall Student Center CLCE Room 1306B.

    We are having a Disaster Services Orientation which means you can get trained that night and be able to begin volunteering in the field immediately! Contact Sabrina Smith & Jonathan Rosario
    Disaster Services Co-Chairs  at arcusf.disaster@gmail.com if you have any questions.


  • Tutor Needed for Introductory Statistics STA 2023

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Introductory Statistics (STA 2023) for the Fall 2013 Semester. 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 and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu , with questions.

    Link: Honors College Online FormsTutor App

  • Tutor Needed for General Genetics PCB 3063

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for General Genetics (PCB 3063) for the Fall 2013 Semester. 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 and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu , with questions.

    Link: Honors College Online FormsTutor App

  • Tutor Needed for Calculus II MAC 2312

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Calculus II (MAC 2312) for the Fall 2013 Semester. 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 and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu, with questions.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for General Physics PHY 2048

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for General Physics (PHY 2048) for the Fall 2013 Semester. 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 and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu, with questions.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for Organic Chemistry I CHM 2210

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Organic Chemistry I (CHM 2210) for the Fall 2013 Semester. 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 and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu , with questions.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Volunteers Needed for StudentLed Thesis Project

    An Honors student conducting EEG research is seeking volunteers willing to fall asleep while having their EEG signal recorded. Prospective participants looking for more information may contact the study investigator Michael Del Valle at mdelvall@mail.usf.edu.

  • Music for Hope Looking for Members and Leaders

    Music for Hope is a newly founded organization that is made up of student musicians who play together at various venues. The club will raise money to be put towards charities and play for patients throughout the Tampa Bay area. The club is looking for people who can play an instrument or are interested in a leadership position with organizational responsibilities. If you can play an instrument or are interested in leading and organizing events, please contact Nicole Le at nicolele@mail.usf.edu.


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