Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/14/2010 - Issue # 130

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
 9/15/2010 LLC-Midnight Breakfast & Advising
 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
 10/11/2010 An Afternoon with Rhea Law
 10/20/2010 An Afternoon with Judge Pat Kelly
 10/22/2010 Frankenstein Symposium
 11/5/2010 Colloquium #2
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    If you are graduating in December, have a 3.5 or higher GPA and believe you have demonstrated exceptional achievements in the following: leadership, community service, work experience and school spirit, you might be the outstanding senior. If that describes you, please let me know and I will nominate you for this very prestigious recognition.

    Please check the website calendar for some very good events over the next month or so. Rhea Law, environmental attorney and USF Board of Trustees member will be her as will State Appeals Court Judge Patricia Kelly. Our sustainability series will also begin soon. You must RSVP to attend and since we limit these events to 35, you need to do that quickly. these all count for Freshpeople Five and food is always served. These are all good people to meet and know - BE SMART.

    Will you enter the One Act Play Competition? Please let me know

    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.

  • Health Science Career Event! Evening with an Expert!

    Interested in a Health Science Career?
    Vet School? Med School? Nursing?
    How do you apply for grad school?
    What’s it like to be a Doc, Nurse or Dentist?
    This is a great chance to hear from an expert panel! Dr. Carlos Smith, ER Doctor
    Dr. Joe Priest, Veterinarian
    Dr. Rick Baker, Dentist
    Wed.,Wed., Sept 15, 7:00 pm
    In Maple C (Near Beta Hall and Holly Apts.)

  • Study Abroad Fair: October 12th

    The Education Abroad Office wants you to know of its upcoming annual Fall Study Abroad Fair:  Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 11am-3pm, on the Terrell Sessums Mall, between the College of Education and Cooper Hall, next to Burger King. The purpose of this fair is to promote study abroad at USF to students and the greater university community.  Fair attendees can talk with USF Faculty Program Directors, enthusiastic returned study abroad students, our international exchange students who are studying at USF this semester, and representatives of USF-approved overseas study program organizations.   Whether a short-term or semester study abroad program, internship, field experience or service learning, students in most any major can find a program of study abroad that will allow them to meet academic and personal goals.

  • Honors LLC Events

    Here's what is happening in the Honors LLC this week: *1st Improv Session-Tuesday, 9/14 from 5-6:30pm in JPH 1313 *Midnight Breakfast- Wednesday, 9/15 from 12:00-1:00 am in JPH 1319 *7 Year Med. Program Info Session- Thursday, 9/16 from 5-6:30pm in JPH 1319 *Walk In Advising- every Monday and Friday from 8-5pm in the Honors LLC office (JPH 1309) Please check the Honors Calendar for more details and RSVP and email us with any questions (


  • 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!

  • 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

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Sophomore and Junior Workshops

    Sophomores and Juniors, we have some great merit scholarships planned for next week. Click the link below and find a time that works for you.

    Sophomores signup by going to this link:

    Juniors signup by going to this link:

  • Sep 15 Gilman Deadline

    If you are a pell grant recipient and want to go abroad, now's your chance.  The Gilman scholarship deadline is here.  You must act quickly to get your application ready.  Go to the Study Abroad website to find a program: Then, go to Gilman's website to apply:  Email us to let us know you are applying at We will help give you the competitive edge.

    Link: Gilman website

  • 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

    GatesCambridge: Dreaming of going to school at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK? Application material for graduate admission to the University of Cambridge and for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for 2011-12 is now available. See for details.  The USF deadline is SEP 29.

    Goldwater: The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program provides a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.  Applications are now open for the 2010-2011 cycle at The USF deadline is NOV 15.

    Truman: The applications for 2011-2012 Harry S. Truman Scholarship are now available at The Scholarship provides $30,000 toward graduate/professional school. Looking for students who will prepare for careers in government or public service, are a US citizen or national, are in the upper third of their class and have a strong record of leadership and service. Any major may apply so long as they plan to pursue a law degree, or masters of social work, international studies, public health, or similar.The USF deadline is NOV 15.

    Boren: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.  The USF deadline is JAN 3.

    Link: ONS website

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

  • Undergrads: Interested in Presenting Your Literary Research?

    The American Comparative Literature Association's 2011 Annual Meeting will take place in Vancouver, Canada, March 31 - April 3, 2011. Have you ever wondered what it is that your professors do at conference?
    Here's your chance to find out.
    Are you working on something that you'd like to share with wider scholarly audience?
    Here's your chance to do so.
    For the first time in the Association's history, we are inviting undergraduates to create their own seminar. We invite proposals and submissions that explore ideas, texts, films and works of art that cross cultural, disciplinary, temporal, national and ideological divides to speak, influence and transform. Please submit proposals to the ACLA Conference website: The deadline for paper proposals is January 1, 2011.  


  • Research Assistant Needed

    An Honors College student is needed to work on a project in the Integrative Biology department. The student would be working with a graduate student in Dr. Lynn Martin’s lab who has collected blood smears this summer from Kenyan house sparrows, an invasive species, and their conspecific species along an invasion gradient.  The motivation for the project is to see if the number or composition of avian malarial parasites changes along this east-west invasion gradient.  The student would be responsible for staining and reading the slides and should acquire some basic data organization and analysis skills.  This project could be completed during the course of the semester if the student puts in approximately 10 hours per week.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please make a profile on our website Then email your resume to Ms. Courtney Coon at


  • 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

  • The Honors College Build Day was a Success!

    This past Saturday, September 11th, students from the Honors College joined other volunteers with Habitat Hillsborough to help construct the latest Habitat house. They arrived expecting to paint the interior of the home but due to recent rains, construction was behind schedule. Volunteers were unfazed when asked to help finish the roofing, hang up the siding, and paint the outside of the house among other activities. You all did an awesome job! Thank you to every one who helped out and made this event a success! I hope you all had fun and will continue to stay active in the community. :-)

    Link: Habitat Hillsborough website

  • New Student Organization- Student Coalition for Homelessness and Poverty

    Formed in spring 2010 as part of an Honors Major Works/Major Issues group project, Student Coalition for Homelessness and Poverty is a new student organization dedicated to 1) educating the public and our fellow students about the issues of homelessness and poverty and 2) providing our members with service activities designed to improve the lives of homeless and impoverished individuals and families. The first general meeting of the semester will be held on Thursday, September 30 at 7 pm in MSC 2703. Feel free to attend if you are interested in learning more about how you can become involved with giving back to the community and those in need. We currently have a number of officer positions open and a few more will be available at the start of the spring semester. If you have questions, would like more information about the officer positions, or would like to RSVP for the meeting, please email Lauren Keroack (President) at We ask that you please RSVP by Wednesday, September 29 if you plan to attend the meeting.

  • Study Abroad Fair

    • The Education Abroad Office wants you to know of its upcoming annual Fall Study Abroad Fair:  Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 11am-3pm, on the Terrell Sessums Mall, between the College of Education and Cooper Hall, next to Burger King.

    • The purpose of this fair is to promote study abroad at USF to students and the greater university community.  Fair attendees can talk with USF Faculty Program Directors, enthusiastic returned study abroad students, our international exchange students who are studying at USF this semester, and representatives of USF-approved overseas study program organizations.   Whether a short-term or semester study abroad program, internship, field experience or service learning, students in most any major can find a program of study abroad that will allow them to meet academic and personal goals.

  • LEAD Fellows Applications Available

    Want to get involved and build your resume? LEAD Fellows is a student consulting organization that provides peer-to-peer consulting on hot topic issues such as member recruitment, team building, communication, conflict resolution and more. We are looking for the best and brightest leaders on campus to apply to become LEAD Fellows consultants. To apply online, or for more information, please visit our website. Applications are due no later than October 1st!

    Link: LEAD Fellows Application and Information

  • 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: Communications for Engineers, Biological Systems and pattern Recognition, Solar Energy, Research Methods 3444, Biological Anthropology, and Analytical Chemistry. 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

  • New organization forming to help homeless

    This organization has recently been formed to aid the homeless around the University area. We are taking an active hand in improving the lives of people affected by homelessness by distributing clothes, other toiletries, and aiding in job placement. We are also coordinating with Metropolitan Ministries to help volunteer in their after school tutoring program for children and aiding in their daily work. We meet at the Marshall Center at 4 on Wednesdays and distribute clothes at the same time every other week. Anyone is free to join, there are no membership fees all that you must have the willingness to make change in someone elses life. My name is Christian Bramwell and email me at for further information


  • 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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