Please check the website so you can sign up for the many programs we are offering. Remember your Freshman Five obligation.
1. Here is a way to travel, present research, have fun and improve your resume at no cost to you.
This is a professional conference which accepts student papers. It is unusual in that it focuses on the social and behavioral sciences, business and education.
Please let me know if you are working on a research project and I will help you with the proposal. We will pay all expenses of those presentations approved by me and accepted by the conference. I must hear from you no later than September 15.
CALL FOR PAPERS
American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Thirteenth Annual Meeting
February 4 - February 5, 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada
Paper presentations or workshops that deal with the broad range of subject matter of relevance to behavioral and social scientists are encouraged. Suitable subject areas include:
- emerging themes and trends in disciplines
- research in the behavioral/social sciences
- issues in teaching
- curriculum development
- workshops on teaching and other skills
- technology as a pedagogical tool
- faculty and administrative concerns
- working with students
- international/global concerns
- racial/ethnic/gender/disability issues
- health and well-being
- round table discussions of timely topics
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 Studies/Men's Studies
For more information, go to http://aabss.org
2. We have started to post our events for the semester. There is something for everyone but spots are limited so it is important that you sign up early. We have a judge, transplant surgeon, head of the USF Board of Trustees (which sets your tuition, among other things), CEO of one of the largest AD agencies in the United States, head of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce and others. We restrict the audiences to 40 so that you can get to know and question guests. We always have food or snacks.
There are also social events you may attend and service projects to volunteer for.
You may sign up by going to the Honors College website. IF YOU SIGN UP FOR AN EVENT YOU MUST ATTEND UNLESS YOU HAVE A DOCUMENTED EXCUSE-an absence means that you are taking someone's spot and that is not a "classy" thing to do.
Freshpeople, remember you must attend 5 events so sign up early.
3. The Honors musical ensemble will meet at 6PM in FAH 101 on Monday September 14. Please be there if you play or sing.
Organic Chemistry Tutors needed!
The Holcombe Tutoring program is looking for students who are interested in tutoring students in Organic Chemistry 1. This is a paid position. Interested students should complete the application in the attached link.
Link: Tutor Application Form
Exciting Guest Speaker from U.S. State Department
On Wednesday, September 23, Mr. Hilarion Martinez, Diplomat in Residence, will be speaking about employment opportunities and paid internships with the U.S. State Department.
The presentation will be held from 9:30-11:00am in the College of Business, room 115.
Link: State Department Internships
Career Center On-Campus Interview Workshops
Interested in interviewing for full time positions and internships with great companies right here on campus? This semester the Career Center is hosting these workshops in order to teach you how to navigate and sign up for interviews using Career Connections, so interview opportunities never pass you by again!
Please call the Career Center (813) 974-2171 to sign up for one of these interactive 30 minute workshops:
September 15 - 10:00
September 23 - 10:00
September 17 - 4:00
September 28 - 10:00
September 21 - 11:00
October 6 - 3:00
Honors Virtual Advising
The Honors College Advisors are now available for online virtual advising. To learn more about chatting online with an advisor, click the Virtual Advising icon on the Honors website or log into Blackboard and launch Elluminate through the Communications tab.
Link: Virtual Advising
Calling all freshmen
Calling all Freshmen: please, let Dr. Kleine know if you have done some unusual travel prior to coming to USF ? We would like to gather a panel of freshmen who have, to encourage the others.
Deadline to apply for Fall Graduation
The deadline to apply for Fall 2009 graduation is Friday, September 18.
Link: Graduation Application
Registering for Honors Events
Due to limited space, some Honors College events require you to RSVP. You may see a listing of all upcoming Honors events in the 'Upcoming Events' section of the Honors website (http://honors.usf.edu
). Clicking an event will take you to a description on the calendar page. If the event requires an RSVP you will be able to do so there.
To see how many FreshPeople 5 events you have attended, to view outstanding RSVPs, or to CANCEL your RSVP please use the 'My Events' portion of the website located at https://honors.usf.edu/MyRSVP_Verify.html
. Clicking on MYEVENTS will give you a list of events you are registered for and each has a box next to it to click if you need to cancel your RSPV. If you must cancel your RSVP please do so as quickly as you can so that the seat will open up for another student.
Note that you must
bring your USF ID card to all Honors Events. If you do not have your student ID we will be unable to mark you in attendance for FreshPeople 5 credit.
Link: My Events
New Grading Policy for Science/Pre-Med Majors
Effective Fall 2009, the Biology and Chemistry Departments have instituted a new policy for students who receive D/F grades in major applicable courses. Please visit the Honors College Blackboard organization for full details. This policy will impact new and continuing USF students.
H1N1 Information -- IMPORTANT Note from Dr. Yavneh
Student Health Services and the Florida Department of Health are expecting that 25% or more of USF's students will be affected by H1N1 (swine flu) this season. This illness is marked by the SUDDEN onset of fever (100.5+), severe body ache and a cough. You should call your health care provider, but, because anti-viral medications are not very effective against this type of flu, you will probably not need to be seen unless you have or are at high risk for complications. You should plan on staying at home until you have been fever-free (without medication) for 24 hours.
To help prevent the flu, please wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
As a precaution, we recommend you stock up on tissues, ibuprofen and a THERMOMETER in advance, since health care providers will want to know your temperature when you call. As a Jewish mother, I also recommend that you buy a couple of cans of chicken soup, just in case.
If you are ill, do NOT come to the Honors College but email or phone us instead. Rather than attend class, please phone your health care provider or the student health services. They will likely ask you your temperature, which is why we highly recommend you buy yourself a thermometer.
Financial Literacy and Alcohol Edu Grades
The grades for the Life Skills Tutorials may take up to two weeks to be posted.
If you have questions about Financial Literacy, please contact the financial aid office. If you have questions about Alcohol Edu, please contact Jennifer Fuller at student health services.
Undergraduate Scholar Award
This message is for all of our Honors students but particularly those who are incoming Freshpeople and those getting ready to start their second USF year.
It is not too early to think about the kinds of activities you want to participate in; now is a particularly good time to do that since classes have not yet begun. All of these opportunities will enhance your education and your resume so that when you get ready to apply to graduate or professional school or for a great job, you will be competitive with the best students across the country.
I would like to introduce you to one of USF's highest recognitions: the Undergraduate Scholar Award. As a national research University with a global mission, students are recognized for serving the community, conducting research, and experiencing the world's diversity. Designed to foster your personal, intellectual and cultural growth, the Undergraduate Scholar Award would add depth to your University of South Florida academic experience. In addition to facilitating research opportunities, this innovative program will support you to engage in meaningful service and make 'connections' with the global community. While important in their own right, these activities also make you competitive for prestigious national awards such as the Rhodes, Marshall, and Truman scholarships. In general, these awards are designed for creative, visionary, academically strong students. Some awards are for graduate/professional study in the United States; some are for study at Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow, or at many other world-class institutions.
To achieve our goals, over the next four years, you will complete four components as an Undergraduate Scholar: provide service to the community, conduct mentored undergraduate research, pursue an international experience, and write an integrative essay. We will reward you with praise and a handsome medallion at graduation. Further, both your transcript and diploma will identify you as an Undergraduate Scholar. You are ready to achieve, we are ready to support your efforts!
If you would like further information about the Undergraduate Scholar Award, please email Mr. Mejias at firstname.lastname@example.org