1. The first Colloquium of the year will take place on Friday, October 9 from 1-2:30 in the Honors Lounge. The topic is "Social Networking" and, for the first time ever, the colloquium presenters are Honors College students. With you, they will consider the factors which gave ride to the immense popularity of social networking sites and look at the social implications of Facebook/Twitter/MySpace and how they affect our ability to communicate with one another. They will examine the future of such websites, problems of addiction (including rehab clinics) and the newest of technology. Of course, technology will be used in the Colloquium.
2. Are you applying for Graduate school? If so, we have arranged help for you. We have engaged a PhD student to work with you on essays, personal statements and the like. She can help you to effectively communicate with admissions committees. Students from other universities receive this kind of help and so should you.
If you are interested, please contact Dr. Yavneh.
Freshpeople, remember that you must attend 5 events so sign up early.
The Hellish Journey continues
The Dante Club will discuss Inferno Canto II on Friday, September 25th, at 8:30 in the Honors Lounge. 142 lines of poetry. For some of the 700 years of commentary, see the Dartmouth Dante Project.
Link: Dante commentaries
Personal Development Workshops Fall 2009
Student Success Series
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Roo) - 2:00 - 3:30 Coping with Stress Through Relaxation and Meditation - Abigail Saneholtz, Psy.D.
Monday, September 21 & 28, 2009 - SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room) - 3:00 - 4:30 Assertive Communication: Don't Say "Yes" When You Want To Say "No" - Marcia Hausman, Ph.D. & Ryan Barbeau, M.A. (This is a 2-session program)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 B SVC 2130 (EAP Conference Room)
1:00 - 2:00 Organization 101: You Can Arrange to Get More Out of Life - Kristen Davis-John, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 1, 2009 - SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room) - 10:00 - 11:00 Stress Management - Rick Temple, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 1, 2009 - SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room) - 2:00 - 3:30 Overcoming Procrastination - Leonard Kirklen, Ph.D.
Begins Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room) - 3:00 - 4:00 The Art of Conversation - Susan Crane, M.A. & Melissa Babb, M.A. (This group will meet for 4 weeks)
Thursday, October 8, 2009 - SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room) - 2:00 - 3:30 Overcoming Self-Defeating Thinking - Leonard Kirklen, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 15, 2009 - SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room) - 2:00 - 3:30 Who Do You Think YOU Are: Increasing Self-Awareness - Leonard Kirklen, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 22, 2009 - SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room) - 2:00 - 3:30 Feeling Good About Yourself: Enhancing Self-Esteem - Leonard Kirklen, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 29, 2009 - SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room) - 2:00 - 3:30 Building Self-Confidence - Leonard Kirklen, Ph.D.
Thursday, November 19, 2009 - SVC 2126 (Counseling Center Conference Room) - 10:00 - 11:00 Stress Management - Rick Temple, Ph.D.
BaFa BaFa - Cultural Awareness Game
Are you interested in global health? Does culture impact your work? Are you interested in working with other cultures? Do you know how much culture truly impacts you? Or ... do you just want to learn more about culture?
If so ... come join us for BaFa BaFa -- The Cultural Awareness Game.
When? Wednesday, October 7th (SVC 1037/1040) from 3:05 - 5:50 pm
Please RSVP through the Honors College website.
Hosted by Dr. Westhoff from the College of Public Health for the Fall Honors Panama Course
Fall 2009 Education Abroad Fair
When? Thursday, Sept 24, from 10:30am-3:30pm
Where? MLK Plaza
The Education Abroad Fair offers information and opportunities for USF students to study abroad. Opportunities include semester exchange, short term programs, service learning, volunteering, internships and dual degree opportunities. Find out how you can be part of something Glo-Bull.
Link: Education Abroad
Interested in going abroad - talk to students who have!
Afternoon with Honors students who have traveled
When: Wednesday, September 23, 4 - 5 p.m.
Where: Honors Lounge
The Jenkins Tutoring Program is looking for students who are interested in tutoring students in Determinative Bacteriology (MCB 4115C) and Virology (MCB 4503). This is a paid position. Interested students should complete the application in the attached link
Medical Interpreting Training Course
A great way to gain clinical experience is through medical interpreting. Therefore, students who are fluent in English and Spanish are encouraged to complete an interpreter training session. The one day free session will take place on October 10, 2009, from 9:00am-5:00pm. More information may be found on the Honors College blackboard organization. The USF Health BRIDGE Clinic and the Judeo Christian Clinic are in need of trained interpreters.
Call for Pictures
The Honors College is looking for high-quality photos of Honors College students doing what they do best: studying abroad, participating in campus events, researching, studying, and learning. If you have any pictures you would like to be considered for an Honors College display board, please email them to Cayla Lanier at email@example.com. Thank you!
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.
Mrs. Sturrock will be online Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon.
Mrs. Lanier will be online Thursdays 2pm to 4pm.
Link: Virtual Advising
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 21 - 11:00
September 23 - 10:00
September 28 - 10:00
October 6 - 3:00
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 others. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or come by the Honors College.
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.
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 email@example.com
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Internship Possibility-Sriram is an Honors Grad
Green Corps 2010-2011 Field School for Environmental Organizing
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.
In Green Corps' year-long paid program' you'll get intensive training in the skills you'll need to make a difference in the world. You'll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems - global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others - with groups such as Sierra Club and Greenpeace. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we'll help you find a career with one of the nation's leading environmental and social change groups.
For more information, read below or visit our web site: www.greencorps.org.
In your year with Green Corps:
You'll get great training with some of the most experienced organizers in the field: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people such as Adam Ruben, political director of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and organizer of the "Step It Up" rallies for climate action.
You'll get amazing experience working on environmental issues across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between.
You'll have a real impact on some of the biggest environmental problems we're facing today: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, that convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans and much, much more.
You'll even get paid: Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.
And when you graduate from the program, you'll be ready for what comes next: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.
In the next few months, we'll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2010-2011. We're looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.
If you think you're one of those people, visit http://www.greencorps.org/apply to submit your application to join the 2010-2011 class of Green Corps' Field School for Environmental Organizing.
Green Corps' year-long program begins in August 2010 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.
For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Sriram Madhusoodanan, Green Corps Field Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 216-6751.
New - AoK Club
Patrick Wetzel, an AoK veteran of last year, plans to start an AoK Club. Precise mission and purpose will be clarified in collaboration with interested students. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 24, at 5 p.m. in the Honors Lounge.
Dance Marathon is back again for another round. Dance Marathon is a 17 hour charity event for All Children's Hospital that will be held on the 27th of March 2010. All you have to do for this is create or join a team and do some fundraising and then wait until the big night where you and all your friends can dance until your heart's content. Sign up at www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/usfdm.
Register before November 6th and the fee is only $10!
If you are looking to teach other fellow students an amazing dance during the event, the Morale Team is the one for you. Tryouts will be held on September 14 and 15th from 6pm to 8pm in MSC 2709. Any questions about the Morale Team: please contact Peter Pudela at email@example.com.
Link: Dance Marathon Website
Dance Marathon Leadership Opportunity
Hey!! Want to get involved in the Craziest Party of the year? Dance Marathon Executive Board is looking for an assistant to the Dancer Relations Director. If you're interested in making miracles and helping out the kids of All Children's Hospital, contact Adriana Santos at firstname.lastname@example.org. The commitment would be about 3 hours a week to help record spirit points and attend meetings.
October 26, 2009
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See the flyer for more information.
Link: Accesi-BULL 2009
Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities
An Honors College student is starting a charity and is seeking volunteers to assist in the project. The purpose of the charity is to provide Necessity Bags for women in domestic violence shelters. These bags will include everyday essentials such as soap, razors, shampoo, etc.
The following positions need to be filled: Secretary, Director of Communications, 2 Co-directors of Charitable Events and 2 Co-directors of Fundraising. Volunteers will be expected to make a 3-5 hour/week commitment. Contact Amber Schmidt at email@example.com if you are interested.
International Affairs Events 2009
2009 International Photo & Video Competition:
International Affairs is proud to sponsor the annual International Photo Competition, open to all USF students, faculty, staff, and alumni! International Affairs is again partnering with the UFS Film & Video Association to host the Second Annual International Video Competition. Prizes are awarded in each category. More information can be found in the attached flyer and on our web site at http://global.usf.edu/photo_contest.php
International Education Week 2009:
International Affairs celebrates international education and exchange worldwide between November 16 and November 20, 2009. Each year USF hosts a variety of events across campus, promoting and commemorating international academic exchange. To participate in International Education Week 2009, contact Samira Obeid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Abroad Fair, Fall 2009:
The Education Abroad Fair Fall 2009 will be held on September 24, 2009 outside the Marshall Center from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The fair will give students the opportunity to study in various destinations across the globe. Opportunities include semester exchange, short term programs, service learning, volunteering, internships and dual degree opportunities.
Link: Photo Video Poster Application