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.
If you look on the website you will see a number of e-portfolios.Â These are very important for you to have as electronic resumes.Â here is how you can create yours (be 'smart ' and start now - it is fun).
Go to sites.Google.com (do not go in through USF)
Log in or create an account
Click on 'create new site'
Click on 'browse gallery for more' -this is to the right of the four sample templates
That will give you a template.Â You may modify as you see fit â€“ it is your web page.Â Put up your best written work, pictures and videos.
Once your site is under way, send the URL to me and I will post it.
We will continue to help you financially if you study abroad or present a paper at a research conference.
Funding is available for those who choose to become Research Assistants and work in faculty labs or on faculty projects. If you are a first, second or third year student and you have any thoughts about going to graduate school, please come talk with me about the Honors Research Major.
Our Computer Lounge is a place for study and for group work. It is not a social hub like the Marshall Center. Please respect your colleague students both with the volume of your voices and the language.
This is the year of sustainability in the Honors College and we have a great symposium series for you. Each one brings experts to talk with you and food to enjoy. Each is a Freshpeople 5 event and is limited to 40 students so RSVP on the website quickly!
Attention Fall 2010 potential graduates. Don't forget to complete and turn in your bachelor's degree application found on the registrar's website. It must be turned in by September 17th in order to be certified for fall graduation. Keep in mind, if you plan to graduate with the Honors College you must turn in your bachelor's degree application first! Once we receive the final list of who applied you'll receive information about the fall 2010 Honors College Commencement.
The Pulse is looking for writers for the honors blog! The blog is a forum where honors students can here about events and other exciting happenings on campus. As a writer, you will get the opportunity to share your opinions, meet new people, learn new skills, interview university and program faculty and leaders, and add to you academic profile.Come to The Pulse meetings on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm in SVC 1037 to get involved.Be on the lookout for The Pulse Scavenger Hunt coming soon!Check out http://usfpulse.blogspot.com for more information!
Psych Research Opportunity
The Mood and Emotion Laboratory (MEL) is looking for motivated, bright, undergraduates to apply for research assistants for a project looking at risk factors in juvenile-onset depression. Undergraduates working on this project will having exciting opportunities to learn about a sample of over 700 depressed adolescents and their siblings in a European country, as well as be trained in how emotions specifically effect facial expressive behavior. Moreover, the MEL offers other exciting research projects in psychophysiology, experimental design, and narrative study in populations ranging from children to adults. Most importantly, MEL research assistants have been successful at conducting honor's theses, presenting findings at national conferences, publishing their own work in scholarly journal articles; and attending graduate programs after graduation, such as clinical psychology programs and medical school. Sound interesting? Visit our website at http://uweb.rc.usf.edu/mood/ to learn more or contact Bailey Smith at email@example.com. We are accepting applications for the Fall 2010 semester NOW!!!
7 Year BS/MD Interest Session for Fall 2010 Admits
Honors College freshpeople who started at USF in Fall 2010 may be eligible to participate in the Accelerated 7 Year Medical Program. Those who are interested in being a part of this program MUST attend this information session. Please RSVP through the honors calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!
January 10 - Announcement of top three-four plays selected for performance in early AprilFebruary 7 – playwrights meet with Theater Department representative.February 28/March 1 – auditions for actorsMarch 27-31 – performance space available for rehearsalsApril 1 – technical rehearsalApril 2 – performance$200 first prize, $100 second and third prizes - places announced at performance
Acting auditions - early Feb. (this will be an open call to all USF students). Writers and judges will select cast. Writer may choose to act
If selected for performance, minimal staging will be available
Props and costumes are author and actor responsibility
Good friends of the Honors College have a son entering grade 10 and a daughter entering grade 7. These are very bright children of physician parents. The parents would like to have an Honors student or two work with the children to help them advance; this is not 'remedial' tutoring. In addition to being paid, shadowing opportunities will be available.Please send me a resume if you are interesed. Thanks!
Honors Annual Fall Picnic
Join the Honors Council for an afternoon of FREE fun, sports, and lots of food! Have Dean Silverman cook you up a burger! Play a round of football, frisbee, kickball, and volleyball! Take to the water in a canoe! This is an annual tradition you do not want to miss! Bring your Honors friends for a great time!!Sunday, September 26, 2010, 11-2 pmUSF Riverfront Park off of Fletcher Ave
Calling ALL Tutors!
The Holcombe and Jenkins Scholars Programs are now recruiting tutors for the Fall Semester 2010 in the following subject areas:Chemistry I & Chemistry IIOrganic Chemistry I & Organic Chemistry IIAnalytical ChemistryLife Science CalculusBusiness CalculusEngineering CalculusCalculusGeneticsA & P IIPhysics I 2053 (non-calculus)Financial AccountingAll tutors MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA and have received an A in the respective course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided.Please Contact Rochelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea at Acappello@honors.usf.edu or you can call (813) 974-9619.
PELL Grant Qualified? Gilman workshop, SEP 7, Tuesday, 9-10 AM (SVC 1037) : A Gilman scholarship allows Pell eligible students to study abroad for free. See www.iie.org/gilman for more details.
Email us at email@example.com to express your intent to apply. All undergraduate levels may apply. Bring your personal statement, destination (go to Study Abroad to get information), resume.
U.S. State Department PAID and prestigious internship at the Department of State for Summer 2011 (http://bit.ly/aGOCCY) send your Statement of Interest, resume and transcript by Sept. 1st. to: Mr. Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your statements with you if you contact us right away.
Welcome Back, Students! USF’s Office of National Scholarships (ONS) would like you to know that we are here to help strengthen your national merit scholarship applications.
You may set a meeting with us, individually, by calling our main line 974-3087 and asking to set an appointment with Ms. Carlton or Dr. Lucas. Please bring your updated resume or CV with you. You are welcome to send preliminary questions to us by emailing email@example.com.
ONS has started a new twitter account. USFONS Please join us and share with others interested in information on National Scholarships and other exciting things.
Additional scholarships, updates and info can be found here: WEB: http://ons.usf.edu Twitter: USFONS Facebook: Askmeabout Scholarships
Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Javits are the hot scholarships right now (Deadline: AUG 30). Ms. Carlton is working intensively with the Fulbright candidates (Deadline: Sept 10). The Fulbright program allows people with their Bachelors’ to teach, research or study all over the world. Spots are competitive. Please check your eligibility (see weblinks below) and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are serious about applying for this amazing program.
Dr. Lucas is coaching the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Javits crew. These highly presitigious scholarships will allow you to attend graduate school in the US and UK. Please check your eligibility(see weblinks below) and get in touch with her at email@example.com.
The applications for the 2011-2012 National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students and Fellowships for graduate students are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
ONS can help you get another step closer to your goals.
The esteemed Truman Scholarship may be for you if you are a Junior, have a high GPA (>3.7) and Public Policy is in your future plans. The USF Deadline for Truman is November 15.
Maybe you are a real Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) person with a high GPA. Goldwater is a prestigious way to make advancement toward a research career in the STEM area. USF’s Deadline for Goldwater is November 15 as well.
If you are a sophomore and Oceanography, water quality or the environment is your niche, then the Hollings Scholarship is one to look into. The USF Deadline for Hollings is December 1. Whatever your major, there is a merit scholarship for you! Get in touch with us. http://ons.usf.edu; firstname.lastname@example.org
ONS has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the ONS website and speak with Ms. Carlton.
Please join Drs. Shawn Bingham and Robert Brinkmann for a series of films on a variety of environmental topics during the 2010-2011 academic year. Popcorn and refreshments available. All movies are Thursdays at 7pm in Maple C classroom. Discussion of the film with Drs. Bingham and Brinkmann follows.September 16: Into the Wild October 14: Fresh November 18: The Corporation January 20: Everything's Cool February 24: Trashed March 24: Dirt: The MovieSponsored by the USF Housing Office.
Psychology Research Assistants Needed
Planning on Applying to Graduate School? Looking for Research Experience?The Substance Use, Personality and Emotion Lab is looking for intelligent, dedicated and motivated students for a volunteer research assistant position in the psychology department.Work responsibilities include: Data entry, administering assessments and general clerical duties.Qualifications: Express an interest in psychology research, have taken or currently taking Research Methods, 3.0 GPA and must commit to at least 6 hours per weekIf you are interested in this opportunity, please make a profile on the UR website (www.ur.usf.edu). Then contact the lab manager Elizabeth Rojas at email@example.com.
Fieldwork Opportunity: Driftwood Community Archaeology Project
Volunteers are needed for an archaeological survey of the historic Driftwood neighborhood, just south of St. Petersburg. This is an exciting opportunity for those who want to gain more field experience, or those who want to get their hands dirty and learn more about the history of the Tampa Bay area.Fieldwork Dates for September (9am-3pm)Thursday 9/2, Friday 9/3, Friday 9/10, Saturday 9/11, Friday 9/17, Friday 9/24For more information or to sign up, please contact Becky O'Sullivan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Education Student Assistant Needed
Energetic volunteer research assistant needed. Opportunity for an undergraduate who is eager for mentoring and experience in academic publishing, mixed methods research, and professional career development. if accepted for this position, you will work with a professor who publishes several books series and a journal, writes grants, conducts social sicence research, and teaches in the College of Education.Dr. Kathleen P. King is new to USF; most recently she was at Fordham University in NYC. She has a background in medical sciences, theology, philosophy, engineering, technology, education and research. She is a professor of higher education who specializes in several lines of innovative research: e-learning, transformative learning, diversity in higher education, mentoring, social media, and faculty development included.Please contact Dr. King if you are interested in being a volunteer research assistant with mentoring by this academic professional. For more information and to proceeed: Make a UR profile on www.ur.usf.edu, visit one of her websites (www.kpking.com) and email her at email@example.com with a brief paragraph about your interest, program of study, and skills. At least one assistant is needed immediately.
Call for abstracts!
The American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Fourteenth Annual Meeting will be held February 10-11, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Relevant disciplines include: Accounting/Anthropology/Behavioral Sciences/Business/Community Studies/ Economics/Communications/Criminology/Criminal Justice/Education/Geography/History/Family Studies/ Gerontology/Human Development/Human Relations/Human Resources/Labor Studies/International Relations/Psychology/Political Science/Social Work/Sociology/Urban Studies/Women's and Men’s StudiesIf you are interested in applying, please email your abstract FIRST to the Office of Undergraduate Research at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 17, 2010. Students will be notified of acceptance by September 24, 2010. Conference travel funding will be provided by the Office of Undergraduate Research.After notification of acceptance, students will have to submit the online conference proposal to AABSS. The conference proposal deadline is October 1, 2010.For more conference and application information, please visit http://aabss.org.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
If you have participated in an REU program, you are eligible to apply for the GRFP. REU students are often competitive for this award because of the independent research they conduct at the undergraduate level and their strong interest in pursuing graduate studies. The GRFP provides three years of Fellowship support to our nation's best future scientists and engineers who seek research-based masters or PhD degrees in science and engineering fields supported by NSF.
The award incldues a $30,000 per fellowship year stipend to the student and a $10,500 fellowship year cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution they will choose to attend. Undergraduates in their senior year and graduate students in their first or second year of their program are generally eligible to apply.
Students can look at the 2009 Solicitation for general guidelines, available as a link on www.nsf.gov/grfp. The 2010 Solicitation will be posted soon. The new Solicitation must be examined carefully for changes to the program for the upcoming competition.
Useful information, with tips for how to apply and also a list of resource people is available at www.nsfgrfp.org.
UR is on Facebook!
The Office of Undergraduate Research has created a Page on Facebook called “USF Undergraduate Research”. This page will give everyone up-to-date announcements and information, along with providing a way to get in touch with the UR staff through a more convenient means.Please be sure to “Like” us next time you log in to your Facebook and check back frequently!
0 Credit IDH 4910 for the Fall Semester
Students, if you were registered for 0 credit IDH 4910 for the summer semester and would like to be registered for the fall semester, your mentor must email UR again. The enrollment from one semester does not roll over into the next semester.To be registered, your mentor must email email@example.com with 4910, your name, USF ID number and term for research in the subject line of the email. Once we receive the email from your mentor and verify that your profile is updated with the mentor's information, we will register you for the course. Emails must be received by the drop/add deadline for the fall semester which is August 27 at 4pm.If you are participating in undergraduate research but have not been signed up for 0 credit IDH 4910, please have your mentor email firstname.lastname@example.org with 4910, the students name, USF UID number and term for research in the subject line of the email . If you have any questions, please email Ms. Schumacher at email@example.com.
Fall Workshop Series
Getting Started in Undergraduate Research, Tuesday August 31, 5pm MSC 3704Human Subjects - The IRB Process, Wednesday September 8, 1:30pm SVC 1099Demystifying Graduate School, Monday November 8, 10am MSC Oval Theatre, Registration is required at http://www.grad.usf.edu/programs/gradprep_registration.php
The Honors Council is hosting a fun-filled game watch party! Join us for games, food, and other tailgating activities as we root on our green & gold! Held on the first floor of Juniper-Poplar, be sure to RSVP! GO BULLS!
FEEL THE NEED TO EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY?The Honors College is looking for a new logo for the Honors College Student Council t-shirt. E-mail your designs by September 13th to Huda Oweis at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have a general council meeting on September 13th at 5:30 pm in the Honors Lounge where we will vote on the submissions at the general council meeting and the prize will go to the most unique logo!
Florida Council of 100 is seeking a research analyst
The Florida Council of 100 is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization (fc100.org). The first of its kind in the United States, the Council was formed in 1961 at the request of Governor Farris Bryant to provide advice to him on key Florida issues from a business perspective. The Council has continued that advisory role to the Governor over the years, and today works closely with our state's elected leaders, appointed officials, and organizations sharing its vision and values, to promote the economic growth of Florida and improve the economic well-being and quality of life of its citizenry. President Genshaft is an ex officio member of the Council.
Currently, the Council is seeking to hire a research analyst. Attached is a position description and application package and would greatly appreciate for qualified applicants who have graduated, or will soon graduate, from the Honors College. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Birnholz (email@example.com)with any questions.
The Holcombe and Jenkins Scholars Programs are now recruiting tutors for the Fall Semester 2010 in the following subject areas:
Application of Physics I
Research Methods 3213
Principles of Biology
Biological Anthropology + Lab
Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineering
Research Methods 3444
Communications for Engineers
Biological Systems and Pattern Recognition
Organic Chemistry II
All tutors MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA and have received an A in the respective course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided. Please Contact Rochelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea at Acappello@honors.usf.edu or you can call (813) 974-9619.
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