Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/07/2010 - Issue # 129

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
 9/8/2010 IRB Process Workshop
 9/8/2010 Honors LLC IMPROV
 9/9/2010 Afternoon with Student Backpackers
 9/11/2010 Honors Council USF/UF Watch Party
 9/14/2010 Honors LLC IMPROV
 9/16/2010 7 Year Med Program Info Session
 9/22/2010 Honors LLC IMPROV
 9/26/2010 Honors Annual Fall Picnic
 9/28/2010 Honors LLC IMPROV
 10/1/2010 Colloquium #1
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    If you look on the website you will see a number of e-portfolios. These are very important for you to have as electronic resumes. here is how you can create yours (be 'smart ' and start now - it is fun).

    • Go to (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

    • Type: USF

    • Hit enter

    That will give you a template. You may modify as you see fit – it is your web page. 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.

  • Symposium Series

    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!


  • FALL Graduation Application Deadline!

    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.

    Link: Click here to complete application and where to turn in.

  • The Pulse

    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 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 to learn more or contact Bailey Smith at We are accepting applications for the Fall 2010 semester NOW!!!

    Link: Mood and Emotion Lab

  • 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!

    Date: 09/16/2010
    Time: 5 PM - 6:30 PM
    Location: JPH (room TBD)

    Link: RSVP HERE!

  • PLAYWRITE - Honors College One Act Play Writing Competition

    The following are the simple rules of the competition:

    1. 20 minute (optimal)  original one act play - maximum of 25 minutes

    2. Any topic (including controversial) is ok

    3. Individual, duo, three member teams may submit manuscripts

    November 15 - electronic and hard copy due; electronic copy to; hard copy to Honors office

    January 10 - Announcement of top three-four plays selected for performance in early April
    February 7 – playwrights meet with Theater Department representative. February 28/March 1 – auditions for actors March 27-31 – performance space available for rehearsals April 1 – technical rehearsal April 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

    Authors agree to accept judges decisions as final

    Questions? Email
    Break a pen!

  • Tutoring Opportunity

    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 pm USF 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 II Organic Chemistry I & Organic Chemistry II Analytical Chemistry Life Science Calculus Business Calculus Engineering Calculus Calculus Genetics A & P II Physics I 2053 (non-calculus) Financial Accounting 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 rochelly@honors.usf or Andrea at or you can call (813) 974-9619.

    Link: Tutor Application

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Mark These on Your Calendar

    • 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 for more details. 

    Email us at 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 ( send your Statement of Interest, resume and transcript by Sept. 1st. to: Mr. Martinez  at We will review your statements with you if you contact us right away.

  • Contact ONS

    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

     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:
    Twitter: USFONS
    Facebook: Askmeabout Scholarships

  • Hot 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  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  

    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 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.

    Link: ONS website

  • All Majors Wanted

    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.;


ONS has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the ONS website and speak with Ms. Carlton.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Environmental Film Series

    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 Movie
    Sponsored 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 week If you are interested in this opportunity, please make a profile on the UR website ( Then contact the lab manager Elizabeth Rojas at


  • 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 9/24 For more information or to sign up, please contact Becky O'Sullivan at:

  • 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, visit one of her websites ( and email her at 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 Studies If you are interested in applying, please email your abstract FIRST to the Office of Undergraduate Research at 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

  • 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 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

  • 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 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 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

  • Fall Workshop Series

    Getting Started in Undergraduate Research, Tuesday August 31, 5pm MSC 3704 Human Subjects - The IRB Process, Wednesday September 8, 1:30pm SVC 1099 Demystifying Graduate School, Monday November 8, 10am MSC Oval Theatre, Registration is required at


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Honors Council USF v. UF Watch Party!

    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!
    Date: 09/11/2010
    Time: 11:30-3:00 pm
    Location: JPH 1317

    Link: Calendar to RSVP

  • T-Shirt Design Contest

    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 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!

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Student Submissions

  • Florida Council of 100 is seeking a research analyst

    The Florida Council of 100 is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization (  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 ( any questions.

    Link: Job Description & Application

  • Calling ALL Tutors! Paid Positions!

    The Holcombe and Jenkins Scholars Programs are now recruiting tutors for the Fall Semester 2010 in the following subject areas: Analytical Chemistry Application of Physics I Research Methods 3213 Pre Calculus Principles of Biology Biological Anthropology + Lab Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineering Research Methods 3444 Pre-calculus Algebra/Trigonometry Communications for Engineers Biological Systems and Pattern Recognition Solar Energy College Algebra Organic Chemistry II Trigonometry 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 or Andrea at or you can call (813) 974-9619.

    Link: Tutor Application

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