Know-a-BULL News
Week of 9/13/2011 - Issue # 180

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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 9/15/2011 Presentation re: College in Greece
 9/15/2011 CLCE Service Learning Presentation
 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
 10/11/2011 Education Abroad & Tapas Night
 10/14/2011 Meet & Greet w/Grad School Dean
* "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!

  • Applying for Graduate School

    If you are interested in graduate school (as opposed to professional school), you&rsquoll not want to miss this session.  Dr. Karen Liller, Dean of the Graduate School here at USF will talk about how to select a proper grad school, how to prepare to apply and the application process.  She will tell you why it is not too early to start planning now, even if you are first year student.  Dean Liller will talk in general terms, not about USF specifically.  The event will be Friday, October 14 from 1:00-2:00pm in the Honors College.  This will be a FreshPeople 5 Event so bring your student ID!

  • 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.

  • Graduation Fall 2011

    If you are applying to graduate Fall 2011, please go the the following link and complete the Declare your Graduation with the USF Honors College.  We will open the other forms after the graduation application deadline has passed.


  • 7-Year BSMD Info Session corrected

    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 our Information Session to hear how the program works, learn what your next steps should be, and meet the BS/MD program advisors. 

    Tuesday, 10/18 from 5 - 6 PM in JPH 1319

    Note: 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

  • 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? Applications are now available! Please e-mail Ms. Cutchens at or Mr. Mejias at for an application, or pick one up in ADM 241. Travel scholarships will be available for students.

  • Internship for Writers

    Please read the attached file if you are interested.

    Contact: Johnny Crosskey,

    Link: Internship Job Description

  • 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

  • Health Professions News

    Link: USF Honors College Health Professions Blog

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Tallahassee Internship Program

    Through the Tallahassee Internship Program (TIP), students will spend an entire term focusing on the Florida legislative process. Up to ten undergraduate students from a wide variety of majors with at least junior standing and a minimum GPA of 3.0 will be selected to participate.  During the sixty day legislative session, they will work with officials in Tallahassee.  These officials are actively involved in finding solutions to issues facing Florida such as economic development, growth management, transportation, environmental protection, education, health, and social welfare.

    For more information, please visit: and then contact Dr. Robin Jones at


  • USF Legislative Internship Program

    The USF Legislative Internship Program (LIP) offers to undergraduate students from a wide variety of majors the opportunity to work with elected officials from the region.  These officials - whether from Congress, the State Legislature, the County Commission or City Council - are actively involved in the solution of such regional issues as economic development, transportation, environmental protection, education, health, and social welfare. 

    For more information and to access the application form, please visit The deadline to apply is November 1, 2011.



  • 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

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 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 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!!

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

    Questions? e-mail the HCSC advisor Huda: 

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Student Submissions

  • Calling All Tutors

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for the following courses: Psychological Statistics, Finite Mathematics, and General Genetics! 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

  • The Truth That Wasn't There

    Join the USF student chapter of Amnesty International for the screening of a brilliant film, The Truth That Wasn't There. We are pleased to offer this screening and host the film's director and producer as they tour Florida on their way to Orlando's Global Peace Film Festival. The Truth that Wasn't There offers an unprecedented view into the aftermath of the civil war in Sri Lanka that ended in 2009. Filmed by three novice students shortly after the conflict ended, the film explores not just the gap between propaganda and truth, but the frightening responsibility of war reportage for these young, inexperienced filmmakers. Directed by Guy Gunaratne, 80 Minutes. The screening of the film will be followed by comments and Q&A from the film's director and producer.

    Link: Film Trailer

  • GLBTA Premed Student Association Presents Cancer in the GLBT Community

    The GLBTA premedical student association invites you to our next general meeting based around the topic "Cancer in the GLBT community". All health professions students are welcome to attend!! Come and learn about GLBT health disparities as it relates to cancer screening and treatment in the community. Engage in stimulating conversation with other students all while examining the latest information on this important topic.


  • USF 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. Meetings will be held bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 6:45pm and Fridays at 4pm. For more information contact us at .

  • Spaghetti for Scleroderma

    The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi invite you to a spaghetti dinner, where all proceeds will be given to the Scleroderma Foundation in memory of a USF IFC alum. The event is scheduled for October 4th from 7-9pm in Greek Village (Alpha Delta Pi house and Greek Village Quad). The cost of the dinner is $5. For more information, please see the link below. We hope to see you there!

    Link: Spaghetti for Scleroderma Event

  • 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

  • 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 alternative 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.

  • 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

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