Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/28/2009 - Issue # 81

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
 9/29/2009 Bagels with the Honors Bunch
 9/29/2009 An Afternoon with: Bob Rohrlack
 10/3/2009 HCSC Ghandi Day
 10/5/2009 "Grad School Applications" Workshop
 10/5/2009 Honors Council General Meeting
 10/6/2009 What is Public Health?
 10/7/2009 Bafa Bafa - Cultural Awareness Game
 10/8/2009 7 year Med Program Info Session
 10/9/2009 Colloquium #1
 10/12/2009 Honors Council General Meeting
 10/12/2009 Networking & Conferencing Workshop
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    An Afternoon with: Les and Pam Muma has been changed to 11/3/2009 at 3PM in the Lounge. Mr. Muma is a USF grad who built an unbelievable computer business when computers were pretty new. He is now retired and heading USF's $600,000 fundraising campaign. If you want to find out how to succeed in business, this is the couple to meet.

    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.

    Freshpeople, remember that you must attend 5 events (Fall 09/SP10) so sign up early.

  • Orientation OTL Applications Available

    The Office of Orientation is now accepting applications for OTLs - Orientation Team Leaders - to work during the Summer 2010 Orientation sessions. Completed applications must be turned in to SVC 2049 by Friday, October 16th at 5:00 p.m. Contact Leslie Page with questions at

    Link: OTL Application

  • Great opportunity to make USF even better

    The University of South Florida is implementing a new Degree Advising and Auditing System called DegreeWorks to support student success at the University. This system will replace our current mainframe SASS Degree Auditing System. Initial implementation, will target only the undergraduate population. We would like to partner with students as much as possible with this project. With this in mind, we are soliciting assistance from students to create an online student tutorial that would be used by the general student body population within the University system as well as prospective students (applicants). It is our desire to create a student project team or committee that would be responsible for gathering requirements and developing a training product based on approved requirements. Members of the DegreeWorks (DgW) Student Project Team will gain access to the new DegreeWorks System. Team will also receive if desired, access to training software for which the University holds site licenses such as Elluminate, Captivate, etc. Training software can aid project team with the development of a training guide that will assist students with navigating through the new degree auditing and advising system.
    Email Dean Silverman if you are interested

  • Info Session for 7-year Medical Program

    This session is designed for Honors freshpeople that started in Fall 2009 and are interested in following the 7-year medical track. We will go over all program requirements and address student questions during the meeting.

    When: Thursday, October 8, 5:00-6:00pm
    Where: JPH (Juniper/Poplar Hall), room 1319

    Please RSVP through the Honors College website.

    Link: Honors College Website

  • Freshman & Sophomore Pre-med Workshop at USF College of Medicine!

    If you are a Freshman or Sophomore pre-medical student, you should plan to attend this workshop.

    Join the USF College of Medicine on Saturday, October 10, 2009
    9:00-11:00 a.m.
    12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
    MDA 1096

    This workshop will help you:

    • Plan effectively for medical school
    • Select and participate in relevant health related and community volunteer opportunities
    • Learn how to get to know your professors and get excellent letters of recommendation
    • Learn about the National Health Service Corp

    A panel of medical students will answer your questions about their medical school experience. Seating is limited! RSVP required by October 7, 2009. E-mail to reserve your seat.

  • Pharmacy School Visits - HCC Brandon Campus

    Below is the schedule for Info Sessions held at the Hillsborough Community College Brandon Campus about pharmacy school admissions:

    Mercer University College of Pharmacy
    Friday October 2, 9:30AM - 12:00PM, BADM 106

    LECOM School of Pharmacy (Bradenton)
    Friday October 9, 9:30AM - 12:00PM, BADM 106

    University of Florida College of Pharmacy
    Friday November 13, 9:30AM - 12:00PM, BSSB 206/208

    Florida A&M College of Pharmacy
    Friday January 22, 9:30AM - 12:00PM, BSSB 206/208

  • Fall Networking Fair

    The Fall Networking Fair is October 1st in the Sun Dome. Professional attire is required of students for the event.

    Attached is the list of employers who have registered to attend. Many are looking for students for internships or Cooperative Education positions, as well as full time new hires. Students can check our website for more information on preparing for this event at

    Students can also access this information from the Career Center home page at Just click for the Fall Career Fair under the Events & Announcement column. Also check out the NEW Career Center blog in that same location!


  • Student Poster Competition to be Held at Going Green Expo held at USF

    Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters that will be presented at the 4th Campus and Community Sustainability Conference (October 8, 9) and the Going Green Tampa Bay Expo (October 10) (Marshall Center). All participants must be present at their posters from 9 am to noon on Saturday, October 10th.

    Show USF and Florida your research, class project, or activity that is related to sustainability. There will be awards for best student presentations!

    Deadline for abstract submission has been moved to October 4.

    More information located at: or contact Dr. James R. Mihelcic (Civil & Environmental Engineering) (


  • Archaeology, National Identity, and the Coup in Honduras: The Role of the Ancient Maya

    On June 28th, the duly elected President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya Rosales, was ousted in a coup denounced around the world. The new regime has not been recognized by virtually any country in the international community. New ministers have been imposed, and almost all high-level government officials have been removed, including Minister of Culture, Dr. Rodolfo Pastor Fasquelle. A little known story in the midst of the broader political crisis concerns the illegal ouster of Honduras's Director of its Institute of Anthropology and History, the state agency charged with protecting, restoring, researching, and promoting the country's cultural heritage, including its ancient archaeological past. This aspect of Honduras's national identity is often associated with the tourism drawn to the country's world famous ancient Mayan city in Copan, near the Honduras-Guatamala border. This talk addresses the eerie question: what role did the Ancient Maya play in the aftermath of the coup in Honduras?

    Please join Dr. Dario A. Euraque as he answers this along with many other questions. The discussion will be held on October 21 at 4:00 PM in the Grace Allen Room of the USF Library. Dr. Euraque is a Professor of History at Trinity College.

  • The Pulse

    The Pulse has finished its transition from newsletter to blog, and is now up and running! You can view it at If you have a Twitter, be sure to follow @usfhcsc to stay informed about events, meetings, and general reminders related to the Council.

    The Pulse is always looking for writers interested in covering events, sharing their opinion, or showcasing their creative writing. We are also looking for anyone interested in making short videos of events or speakers that can be shared on the blog and throughout the Honors College. Those with a background in filmmaking are preferred. If interested, or if you have any questions, e-mail

  • Personal Development Workshops Fall 2009

    Student Success Series
    Fall 2009

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.
    Mrs. Sturrock will be online Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon.
    Mrs. Lanier will be online Thursdays 2pm to 4pm.

    Link: Virtual Advising

  • 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 this workshop 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:

    October 6 - 3:00

  • RSVP's and How to Cancel RSVP's

    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

    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 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

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RED - National Fellowships

  • Are you interested in health policy?

    The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program brings talented college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues, with a focus on issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and under served communities.

    Link: KFF/Jordan Scholars Program

  • Are you interested in law school?

    The 19th Annual Summer for Undergraduates Program will take place May 17-June 11, 2010. Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2009, and must be postmarked by Friday, March 26, 2010.


    College students enrolled at two-and four-year institutions, in all majors and from all backgrounds, are invited to apply following their freshman year. We particularly welcome students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. Because one purpose of the program is to help students direct their remaining time in college to best prepare for law school, freshmen, sophomores and juniors are given preference in the admissions process. Students who will have earned their degree prior to the start of the program will not be eligible for admission.

    Link: FSU Summer Law Program

  • Scholarships for Women in Engineering

    New Faces of Engineering Submission Details

    Submission link will be available August, 2009

    Deadline: October 15, 2009
    Download: New Faces of Engineering Packet
    Email submissions to: Only online submission are accepted here.
    Questions: Awards Chair at

    Link: Women in Engineering

  • Seeking Prospective Applicants for Fall Competitions

    The Office of National Scholarships is currently seeking prospective applicants for the following competitions: Fulbright, Gates-Cambridge, Gilman, Javits, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, NSF, Rotary, Truman, Udall, USA Today, and Elie Wiesel Ethics Prize!

    For more information on these competitions, contact Mr. Mejias: .

RED has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the RED website and speak with Mr. Mejias.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Drug Discovery Below the Ocean in Antarctica: An evening with Dr. Bill Baker

    Dr. Bill Baker, a chemistry professor at USF, conducts drug discovery research from Antarctic marine organisms, such as sponges, tunicates, and nudibranchs. Dr. Baker will be discussing why he searches Antarctic for new drugs, the logistics of diving in the hostile environment, and the chemical and drug discoveries he has made over the years. Please come and join the Office of Undergraduate Research, The Chemical Society at USF, and the USF Scuba Diving Club as we host Dr. Baker's lecture on Tuesday October the 10th at 7:30 PM in the Marshall Center Plaza Room 2708.

  • Moffitt Research Position for Bi-lingual Spanish Speaking Students

    Moffitt needs student assistants to help with a photo-documentary of patients with lung cancer. The purpose of this research study is to create a series of portraits and personal stories about Moffitt patients who have received treatment for lung cancer. Caregivers to patients and health care professionals, who provide services to patients, are also included. The ultimate goal is to create awareness of clinical trials and the psychosocial needs of lung cancer patients for newly diagnosed lung cancer patients and their caregivers.

    To apply for this position, you must be able to commit to 3 to 5 hours a week and speak both English and Spanish. Please contact Christie Pratt at or follow the link below if you are interested in working on this project.


  • Local Archaeological Symposium

    The Archaeological Sciences of the Americas Symposium 2009 is meeting in Tampa, Florida on October 2-4 and is reducing rates for students and nonprofessionals who are interested in attending the conference without presenting a poster or paper. The special rate of $40 will be available until September 29, and after, rates will return to $60. Registration fees include admittance to the keynote address and banquet. For more information, email asas2009symposium@gmail.comor or click on the link below.


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Student Submissions

  • Why do you DANCE?

    Be on the lookout for events for the "Why do you DANCE?" campaign or check out our website for more information.

    Link: Dance Marathon

  • 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:

    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, 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 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 or contact Sriram Madhusoodanan, Green Corps Field Organizer, at or (352) 216-6751.

  • 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 The commitment would be about 3 hours a week to help record spirit points and attend meetings.


  • Accesi-Bull Showcase

    October 26, 2009
    Marshall Center
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    See the flyer for more information.

    Link: Accesi-BULL 2009

  • 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

    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

    Link: Photo Video Poster Application

If you would like to be included in future editions of "Know-a-BULL News", articles may be submitted for consideration to Dr. Silverman through the submission form. Submissions should be brief and well written. Links should be JPG images or PDFs.

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