Know-a-BULL News
Week of 9/6/2011 - Issue # 179

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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 9/9/2011 HCSC Pod Rep Applications DUE
 9/10/2011 HCSC for the St. Pete AIDS Walk
 9/13/2011 Lunch with the Deans
 9/18/2011 HCSC Annual Fall Picnic!
 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
 11/30/2011 Panama Poster Open House
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:



    Introducing the Annual Honors College One Act Play Writing Competition

    The following are the simple rules of the competition:

    20 minute (optimal)  original one act play - maximum of 25 minutes

    Any topic (including controversial) is ok

    Individual, duo, three member teams may submit manuscripts

    January 23 - electronic and hard copy due; electronic copy to; hard copy to Honors office

    February 16 - Announcement of top plays selected for performance in early April

    $200 first prize, $100 second and third prizes - places announced at performance

    Writer is encouraged to direct play (help will be available)

    If selected for performance, minimal staging will be available

    Props and costumes are author and actor responsibility

    Acting auditions – March 8 and 9 (this will be an open call to all USF students). Writers and judges will select cast. Writer may choose to act

    Rehearsals – March 10 –April 8 as needed by individual directors/casts

    Rehearsals in performance space – April 9-11

    Technical rehearsal - April 12

    Performances – April 13 (& 14 if necessary)

    Authors agree to accept judges decisions as final

    Questions? Email

    Break a pen!

  • Internship for Writers

    Please read the attached file if you are interested.

    Contact: Johnny Crosskey,

    Link: Internship Job Description

  • Nicaragua 2012 Bulls Service Break

    Do you like serving others? Are you interested in pursuing a career in healthcare? Do you like traveling?  Are you interested in international healthcare systems and practices? What are you doing for Spring Break? You might be thinking it's a little early to begin planning, but it isn't!

    The Honors College is excited to offer you an unforgettable volunteer experience of your life, Nicaragua 2012: Bulls Service Break!  You have the opportunity to spend your Spring Break volunteering and shadowing medical practitioners, gaining awareness of international healthcare systems and practices, and working in rural clinics and medical offices alongside physicians and medical students, all while in Esteli, Nicaragua. This unique experience will include pre-trip workshops so look out for the upcoming dates and topics.

    The knowledge, service, and skills acquired on this trip are remarkable and will allow you to establish your co-curricular profile and/or adjoin your co-curricular experiences. Space is limited so come to the Honors College and apply today! Please contact Ms. Locke ( if you have any questions or concerns regarding our spring break trip.


  • London 2012 Break Away

    What are you doing for Spring Break 2012? The Honors College is going to London! Do you want to be a part of this experience? This is not an Honors course. It is simply a break away from classes, from tests...from the country! If you want more information, e-mail Ms. Cutchens at or Mr. Mejias at Applications will be available soon! Travel scholarships will be available for students.

  • 7-Year BSMD Program Info Sessions

    Are you a first year Honors College student pursuing the 7 -Year BS/MD program?  Are you just curious and want to know if it is for you?  Please attend one of our upcoming Information Sessions to hear how the program works, learn what your next steps should be, and meet the BS/MD program advisors. 

    Monday, 9/12 from 3:30-5:30pm in JPH 1313

    Tuesday, 10/18 from 4:30-7pm in JPH 1319

    Note: Sessions are identical, no RSVP required, attendance strongly recommended for any first year 7-Year BS/MD student. For more info contact: Amy Sturrock at or Danielle Locke at .

  • FREE Virtual Pharmacy School Fair Oct 4-5

    The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is hosting its second annual Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, Oct 4-5, 2011. This is a FREE event for students!  The USF College of Pharmacy will be one of the many schools participating.  Register today to be able to speak to Admissions Officers, faculty and students.

    Link: Virtual Fair Registration

  • E-Portfolios

    The Honors College is a leader in having students make E-Portfolios as a way to document successes over time.  Students have used these E-Folios 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 E-Folio each time you have a success.  You can post pictures, videos, course papers, etc.  I can promise you that if you make an E-Folio, it will help you many times.

    Link: Click here for E-Folio 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


  • 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 Dr. Silverman.

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Research Project Perhaps a Thesis

    Next year the Girl Scouts will celebrate 100 years in the Tampa Bay Area. If you would like to work on a historical study of the Girls Scout history in this area, there are many original documents available for your use. Please let Dean Silverman know if you are interested in what promises to be a great opportunity.

  • Research Volunteer Opportunity

    Volunteer in a diabetes research lab at the J.A. Haley VA Hospital. Have the chance to gain experience in various lab techniques that involve DNA amplification (PCR - polymerase chain reaction), protein quantification, Western blotting, etc. It is preferred if students have prior experience in the techniques previously stated, which are usually used in a genetics or cell biology lab, but no experience is fine too. Students are able to volunteer any time during the day and week (Monday - Friday).

    Contact Mini Sajan at

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • HCSC Pod Rep Apps DUE

    Have you considered representing your pod at HCSC??

    Applications are due SOON! No later than closing Thurs. Sept. 9th

    Drop your application off with Huda, the HCSC Graduate Assistant, in ADM 262 A.

    Need an application? E-mail TODAY!

    Link: howeishonorsusfedu

  • Join HCSC for the St Pete AIDS Walk

    Join the HCSC Volunteer Committee as we take part in the Eighth Annual AIDS Walk-St. Petersburg, Saturday, September 10th. The 5K walk takes place around beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg and the Old North East. This event benefits the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc. (ASAP), a Suncoast Hospice Affiliate.

    Join the HCSC Volunteer Committee team and help show Tampa Bay a common sense of community and compassion for those affected by HIV/AIDS with this year''s AIDS Walk. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the Walk officially starts at 10:00 a.m.

    Please contact Amaara Babwah ( or Anu Stephen ( for instructions on how to register.

    Link: anustephenmailusfedu

  • HCSC Annual Fall Picnic

    2011 Honors College Student Council Fall Picnic!

    Date: Sunday, September 18th

    Time: 11am-2pm 

    Join the Honors College Student Council for our Annual Fall Picnic! Enjoy free canoeing, water balloon dodgeball, kickball, a volleyball tournament, and more while feasting on free burgers and hot dogs cooked by Dean Silverman!!

    Meet us at Riverfront Park (6200 E. Fletcher Ave) for a day full of fun! 
    **BullRunner will be providing shuttle service for picnic attendees. The first shuttle leaves from Juniper-Poplar Hall starting at 10:45 and runs every 20 minutes.

    **Remember to bring your student ID to receive FreshPeople Five credit.

    Don't miss out on this HCSC tradition! SEE YOU THERE!

    Link: RSVP here

  • 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.

    Do not miss out on this Honors tradition!  Reserve your size/color today!

    Questions? e-mail the HCSC advisor Huda: 

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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

  • Timmy Global Health General Body Meeting

    Interested in Global Health? Want to participant in an international medical brigade? Apply to be an officer for USF's latest international health club, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding access to healthcare and empowering students to engage directly in global development. Contact Danielle Grams at Join Timmy for our First General Body Meeting to learn more on Wednesday, September 7th at 5pm in MSC 3701!

  • Calling All Tutors

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for the following courses: Psychological Statistics, Finite Mathematics, Engineering Calculus II, Spanish II, Organic Chemistry I! 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

  • FastaThon 2011

    ‎USF Fast-a-Thon 2011 on Tuesday September 6 at 6:30 in MSC Ballrooms!! FREE FOOD, FREE SHIRTS, and FREE ENTERTAINMENT!!! Go hungry for change and see if you can last the fast! Pledge now at

    Link: Muslim Students Association Website

  • Looking for a Thesis Project

    Are you a first semester thesis student looking for a project? Are you interested in international healthcare? Two students are seeking people to form a group to make a project to expand access to healthcare in Panama. The project will involve a trip to Panama in December and possibly during Spring Break. If you are interested in joining this project or if you want more information, please contact Rachel Orlowski at or Victoria Simenson at

  • Alternative Medicine Student Group First Meeting

    Do you have an interest in complementary and changenative medicines? Do you want to learn more about nutrition, acupuncture, mind-body medicine, and related areas as well as promote them through research, fundraising, and volunteer projects? If so, come on out to the first meeting of the Complementary, Alternative, and Naturopathic Medicine (CANM) Student Organization this Thursday (September 1st) at 7PM in MSC 3704. Email Alex Bear ( for more information. Officer positions are available.


  • Research Assistants Needed

    Research Assistants needed! Dr. Marc Karver's Alliance Lab is looking for dedicated students to assist with projects focused on depressed and at-risk populations. Research assistants must be meticulous, detail-oriented, hardworking, and dependable with good communication and problem-solving skills. Applicants should have a 3.5 GPA or above and be able to make a 2 semester commitment. Students who are planning to go to graduate or medical school are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email the Alliance Lab Team at for more information.

  • 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.


  • 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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