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.
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 email@example.com; 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(s) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Break a pen!
Nicaragua 2012BSB PreTrip Workshop KickOff
An Evening with Dr. Chang is a part of the Nicaragua 2012:BSB Pre-Trip Workshop Series. Come join us as Dr. Chang M.D., Internal Medicine, (and USF Alumnus) shares his journey to medical school, discusses the differences between internal medicine and other specialties, explains information regarding infectious diseases, and much more. Listen, learn, and prepare for your Bulls Service Break to Nicaragua!
October 4, 2011 from 5-7pm in Juniper Poplar, JPH 1319
Germany the Gateway to Europe in 2012
Germany: Beyond the Classroom is your gateway to Europe in May 2012. This course is designed to give students a hands-on, global experience to enhance their understanding of topics such as the uniqueness of German culture, history, language, and the differences between Germany and the United States. Students will synthesize their academic knowledge and immersion experience as a means to learn about the social, political, and economic situation in Germany. This course will be offered as either Honors College Major Works/Major Issues IDH 4000 for 4 credit hours or as Arts and Humanities IDH 3100 for 3 credit hours.
After the Spring Semester, from May 7-23rd, 2012, we will travel to the historic city of Osnabrück in northwest Germany, home to a USF-affiliated university which has been our outstanding host in the past. Our 16-day immersion experience will also include a weekend excursion to Berlin, Dresden, Weimar, and a visit to Cologne.
Applications are available now at the Honors College. Scholarships are available to all Honors students (additional scholarships will be awarded to Honors LLC residents).
Research Rescue Workshops
The USF Library is hosting a series of workshops to help your students learn more about the resources and services available through the Library. The link to the Research Rescue Workshops provides you and your students with a list of available workshops and descriptions. Basic and Advanced workshops are available in-person and online. Students are asked to sign up ahead of time (RSVP) so we can plan accordingly. If you would like to give extra credit for attendance, we will be giving out paper certificates to students who attend workshops in-person and we would be happy to take attendance during online classes. If you have any questions about these workshops, please do not hesitate to contact Audrey Powers.
Are YOU the face of USF? The Green & Gold Guides are seeking new members to help promote USF to prospective students and families. This volunteer internship provides students with invaluable opportunities to develop leadership, communication, customer service, public speaking and networking skills and can be used toward a minor in Leadership or for your official service record. Green & Gold Guides are often the first point of contact for students as they select their college/university by leading campus tours, describing their experiences as a USF Bull, coordinating and facilitating events, and working closely with USF Athletics in the recruitment of student athletes. To find out more, please visit us online at www.usf.edu/g3 or email us at email@example.com.
Each year the Honors College hires current Honors students to work as Peer Mentors during the Summer New Student Orientation sessions. Peer Mentors work one on one with incoming freshmen, helping them develop their first year schedules and serve as a guide for their first year at USF.
Applications are available outside Mrs. Lanier's office in ADM, and are due Oct. 28th. This is a paid position for June-August, 2012. Peer Mentors must participate in a 0-2 credit training course during Spring 2012 semester.
Pull out your passport and pack your bags, because we're heading to Costa Rica! Costa Rica: Beyond the Classroom is an unique Honors International course, blending classroom learning with on-site education. Students will take IDH 4200 or IDH 4000 during the Spring semester, learning about the culture, history, government and unique issues facing Costa Rica. At the end of the semester, the entire class will travel together to spend two weeks volunteering on construction projects and a coffee plantation in several locations throughout the country. Applications are available outside Mrs. Lanier's office in ADM, and are due Oct 28th. Contact me for more details.
You are invited to the  2011 USF Health Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  USF faculty, staff and students representing a variety of graduate and professional programs will be available to answer your questions.  Workshops and info sessions will be offered and the USF Health campus will also be open for students to explore with campus tours specific to their program(s) of interest.
Registration/Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. in the COM Auditorium, MDA 1200.  RSVP is required as seating is limited.  Lunch will be provided!
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 due October 17! Please e-mail Ms. Cutchens at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Mejias at email@example.com for an application, or pick one up in ADM 241. Travel scholarships will be available for students.
Applying for Graduate School
If you are interested in graduate school (as opposed to professional school), you'll 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 in ADM 252. This will be a FreshPeople 5 Event so bring your student ID!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Danielle Locke at email@example.com.
Applications for these $10,000 scholarships will be accepted from September 15th, 2011 – November 15th, 2011. These awards aid college students facing significant financial burdens due to the loss of a parent (or guardian) to breast cancer or their own breast cancer diagnosis at age 25 or younger.
The scholarship awards $10,000 per year (for up to four years) to a student to attend a state university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Komen scholarship recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, financial need and demonstrated leadership potential. Scholarship recipients serve as Komen Collegiate Ambassadors and must volunteer their time to breast cancer awareness activities for at least 20 hours per semester.
Workshop will be held on October 18 and 19 in ADM 252. Please visit the ONS website at http://ons.usf.edu for more information and to sign up.
This workshop is for juniors (meaning this is your third year in college or you have one year after this one before graduation, no reference to how many credits you have). It will cover the various scholarships and opportunities available to juniors, and discuss how to make yourself a more competitive applicant for national scholarships.
Workshops will be held on October 11 and 12 in ADM 252. Please visit the ONS website at http://ons.usf.edu for more information and to sign up.
This workshop is for sophomores (meaning this is your second year in college, no reference to how many credits you have). It will cover the various scholarships and opportunities available to sophomores, and discuss how to make yourself a more competitive applicant for national scholarships.
Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 5 at 10am in ADM 252. Please visit the ONS website at http://ons.usf.edu for more information and to sign up.
This workshop will cover the Truman scholarship which is open to juniors in any field interested in policy and funds graduate school. It will also cover the Udall scholarship which is for students interested in environmental policy or Native American Tribal policy.
Workshops will be held October 5, 6 and 7. Please see the ONS website at http://ons.usf.edu for more details and to sign up.
-The Goldwater Scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors involved in research in the fields of engineering, technology, and natural sciences, and funds the remainder of undergraduate years.
-The Hollings Scholarship is open to sophomores in the oceanic or atmospheric sciences or related fields (e.g., biological, social and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, computer and information sciences and teacher education). It funds undergraduate education costs and provides a paid summer internship.
-The Udall Scholarship is for students interested in environmental policy or Native American Tribal policy.
Help HCSC contribute to one of the largest food drives on-campus and across the nation, the Can-Paign! What began at USF has now spread to over 30 universities across the nation, even as far as California, and now Australia! Take part in this global effort to do good!
The concept behind the Can-Paign is simple: collect food and distribute it to those in need regardless of where they come from. This year, the focus is on East Africa due to their recent drought which has left as many as 10 million people at risk!
The HCSC Volunteer Committee is competing against other on-campus organizations to raise the most items to distribute directly to the Dadaab Refugee Camp on the Kenya-Somalia border.
PLEASE keep in mind that we are collecting more than just canned food!
Items that we are collecting: Canned foods (non-pork products only),Rice, Beans, Sugar, Powder milk, Dry Fruits, Honey, Cereal, Dates, Tea Bags, Energy Bars, Granola Bars, Dry Fruits, Diapers, Women's Hygiene Products, Sanitation Products, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Baby Formula Milk (powder) - NO LIQUIDS PLEASE!
Individual donations can be dropped off at JPH, the Honors College Lounge and waiting areas in ADM. Look for the HCSC Can-Paign boxes! Loose change is also being collected- see your HCSC Pod Rep or the HCSC Advisor, Huda (ADM 262 A) to donate $$.
Items are being collected NOW until Oct. 14th, so get your contributions in ASAP!
Thank you all for your help! :)
HCSC Study Session I
Getting ready for that big Chemistry exam? Looking for study buddies or tutoring? Need advice or help from current Honors students??
Join the Honors College Student Council for a Sunday night Study Session! Sunday, October 9, 2011, 6-10pm, JPH 1313.
Review for that upcoming exam with our tutors, discover ways to maximize your studying time, and speak with fellow students about classes, majors, tips and tricks for doing well at USF.
This event is surely one you don't want to miss!
HCSC Team for USF Gandhi Day of Service
Join the Honors College Student Council Volunteer Committee as we take part in the USF Gandhi Day of Service! This service event is an annual USF tradition and here's your chance to take part in this great legacy!
The Gandhi Day of Service is hosted by the CLCE and brings together student groups from across campus and across cultures to celebrate and live Mahatma Gandhi's message of peace and service.
Volunteer check-in is Saturday, October 8, 2011, 8:30 am at the MLK Plaza.
Please contact Amaara Babwah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anu Stephen (email@example.com) for more information or to register with the HCSC team.
HCSC Poker Night
Do you consider yourself a ''lucky'' person, or perhaps just more skilled than others?? Don't miss out on Poker Night with the Honors College Student Council!
Join us from 7-11 pm in Marshall Student Center room 2708 for a night full of blackjack, Texas hold'em, Go Fish, and more while getting the chance to win great prizes through our raffle drawings!
Tickets are just $5 at the door and open to all USF students.
Have you or an Honors friend been considering an HCSC Underground shirt?? 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!
This week is your LAST week to place an order!
To place an order, you have three convenient ways:
1.) Stop by the HCSC Advisor Office this week: ADM 262 A
2.) Attend the next HCSC General Meeting: this Thursday, Sept. 29th at 5 pm, JPH 1313
3.) Attend the HCSC Poker Night: this Saturday, Oct 1st, 7 pm MSC 2708
Shirts come in 5 colors: pink, purple, green, blue, and black. Be sure to bring $10 cash to reserve your shirt. If any other Honors students are still interested, be sure to tell them that we will stop taking orders at Poker Night, Oct. 1st!
Questions? e-mail the HCSC advisor Huda: firstname.lastname@example.org
This program offered by the School of Art and Art history and the Education Abroad Office affords students the opportunity of earning up to 4 credits while enrolled in an art or art history course for the entire month of June in Paris. The program utilizes Paris as a vast resource for learning, including explorations of its museums, galleries, architecture, streets, parks and culture and students experience the city as temporary residents rather than as tourists. The program also takes advantage of the proximity of Paris to important cultural sites in the surrounding region including Chartres Cathedral, Monet''s gardens at Giverny, the chateaus of Chantilly and Vaux-le-Vicomte and Van Gogh''s home at Auvers-Sur-Oise. The 2012 program includes the option of an add-on excursion to London, June 30 - July 6th earning 3 additional credits and students may enroll in the London excursion alone. Numerous students from the Honors College have participated in this program and specific course prerequisites can be waived if students have equivalent background or experience. Students enrolled in this program are eligible for partial funding from the Honors College. Applications can be filed on-line at the program&rsquos website and students are encouraged to apply early in order to reserve a space in the program: http://usfinparis.arts.usf.edu.
For further information, please visit the website or contact program director Lou Marcus: email@example.com
Need extra cash but short on time
Grandmother of an Honors grad needs help every other Saturday for three hours moving boxes of medical files, putting away groceries, etc.  Salary is negotiable.   If interested, please contact Patricia Wchanges at (813) 988-5977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLBT and Allied Pre Medical Student Association Advising Workshop
Do you have questions about getting into medical school or graduate school? The GLBT and Allied Pre-Medical Student Association invites all pre-health students to attend our next general meeting on Wednesday the 28th of September from 6-7pm in MSC 2702. This advising workshop will help answer any questions you may have about what it takes to get into health-related grad schools and med schools.
Timmy Global Health
Timmy Global Health wants YOU! Looking for LEADERSHIP development in your life? Timmy Global Health is currently looking for an energetic and experienced Director of Fundraising who has prior experience organizing events, enjoys interacting with people and making connections to expand their network in the Tampa Bay area. Join on Blackboard. Like us on Facebook. Send your resume to email@example.com, we would love to meet you! GO BULLS!!
Attention All Those Interested in Physical Therapy
The Future Physical Therapist's Organization at USF would like to welcome all who are interested in the profession of Physical Therapy to an exclusive, one-time event, meeting with Dr. Quillen, the Director of USF's Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program! On Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in MSC 2707 Dr. Quillen will be talking about the physical therapy program here at USF, the admissions process and requirements, and answering any questions that you may have to offer! Even if you are not sure if physical therapy is the right profession for you, Dr. Quillen and the FPTO Organization can help to answer any questions about physical therapy, classes, etc. Don't miss out on getting your questions answered from the head of physical therapy! Hope to see you all there!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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!
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