Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/28/2010 - Issue # 132

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
 9/30/2010 Lunch with the Deans
 10/8/2010 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
 11/10/2010 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship
 11/11/2010 Veteran's Day
 11/25/2010 Thanksgiving Holiday
 11/26/2010 Thanksgiving Holiday
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    One of our early graduates is high up in one of the very large banking/brokerage companies. They are looking for a number of analysts who would be learning some area for the banking/investment industry. The jobs are located in new York City and pay (about) $100,000 to begin. Interested students should be graduating in December or May and have a real 'hunger' to work in a Wall Street environment. Business, engineering and math majors are what the company is looking for. If you are interested, please send me a resume and brief personal statement.

    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.

  • Filmmakers Wanted!

    Are you a filmmaker who is looking for experience, a resume line and maybe a small paycheck?  If so, make an appointment to see Dr. Silverman about a project being planned for the Honors College.

  • USF Volunteer Fair

    USF Volunteer Fair Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10am - 2pm MSC Atrium

    Don't miss your opportunity to get on the road to success through service! Stop by the Volunteer Fair to meet community agencies and USF Student Organizations dedicated to service. Start serving your community today! Stop by the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement table to learn about a NEW program at USF and get your free swag item!

  • Lunch w/ the Deans!!

    Please join Dr. Silverman, Dr. Yavneh, and Dr. Kleine for lunch in the JPH dining hall on Thursday, 9/30 any time from 11:30-1:00 pm. We will have a section reserved for the Honors College and you are welcome to bring your lunch and stay for as long or as little as you would like. This is a great opportunity for you to mingle with the Deans in a casual atmosphere!

    *** POD WAR POINTS ***

  • Student Advisory Committee for USF Tampa Library

    Dr. William A. Garrison, Dean of USF Libraries, is creating a Student Advisory Committee for the USF Tampa Library.  The purpose of the committee is to have a forum for communication and exchange of ideas about library issues, collections, and services.  The committee may also make recommendations to the Library Administration. If you are a student who uses the library either virtually or in person, can commit to a year-long position on the committee, and would like to help improve your campus library, please contact Dr. Yavneh at by Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM.

  • 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!


  • 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!

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Getting Started with Education Abroad, Thursday September 30, 2010

    Getting Started Sessions are informational meetings that are held throughout the semester for students who are interested in studying abroad. A Getting Started Session provides an overview of the scores of summer, spring break and semester-length programs available to USF students, as well as needed information on the application process, and funding a study abroad program.
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, CPR 478

  • Boren, African Languages Initiative

    For a consultation on your Boren application, please contact us at or 813-974-3087.

    We are pleased to announce the National Security Education Program African Languages Initiative. This initiative will offer Boren Fellowship applicants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and cultures. We seek applicants who have had exposure to Bambara, Swahili, Yoruba, or Zulu, and can demonstrate proficiency of novice-high or above.

    Specifically, this pilot initiative will provide the opportunity for Fellows to enhance their Boren Fellowship with additional language study in the United States and overseas. Beginning summer 2011, Fellows will have the opportunity to enroll in domestic university-based summer intensive courses in the targeted languages. The summer U.S. programs will be followed by intensive language and culture study programs during the fall semester at specific language centers in Mali (Bambara), Tanzania (Swahili), Nigeria (Yoruba), and South Africa (Zulu).

    For more information, please visit, or contact us at or 800-618-6737.

    Link: Boren website

  • Public Service/Policy and Science Workshops

    Interested in a Public Service/Policy career or perhaps Science/Engineering Research (STEM) is your thing, we have some great merit scholarships planned for the upcoming weeks. Click the link below and find a time that works for you.

    Students interested in Policy/Service/Truman workshops sign up by going to this link: Policy/Service/Truman Workshops

    Students interested in Science/Research/Goldwater sign up by going to this link: Science Workshops

  • Contact ONS

    USF 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 up a consultation with Ms. Nanna, Ms. Carlton, or Dr. Lucas by calling  974-3087. 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 

     Additional scholarships, updates and info can be found here: WEB: 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.

    Hertz: Applicants must be students who plan to seek a PhD in the areas of applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. Provides cost-of-education and personal-support for up to 5 yrs. USF Deadline: SEP 29

    CLS: The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.    Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website at Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, described at  The USF deadline is OCT 15.

    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.

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

  • Mote Mobile coming to USF!

    Mote Mobile, Mote Marine Laboratory’s “aquarium on wheels,” will be on the USF campus  on Monday October 12, from 11:30 am to 3:30pm in the USF Research Park, Interdisciplinary Research Building (IRDB) Parking lot. Mote Mobile includes a touch tank, 1,200-gallon tropical fish tank and informational displays on sharks, sea turtles and shells.
    The event will focus on the impact of the Gulf oil spill and the pivotal role that USF marine scientists have played in this national disaster.

  • People, Ecology and Development Study Abroad Program -Thailand Spring 2011

    The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute is now accepting applications for its Spring 2011 People, Ecology and Development study abroad semester in Thailand, including a new study site in Laos. Spring courses include: Intensive Thai, Human Rights and the Environment (Rivers), Political Ecology of Forests, and Culture and Ecology of the Andaman. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2010. For more information please visit and email for an application.

  • COPH to Provide Free Flu Shots

    USF's College of Public Health in collaboration with the Hillsborough County Health Department will provide free flu shots for adults age 18 and above on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. Shots will be distributed from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. while supplies last. The College of Public Health is located at 13201 Bruce B. Downs. Blvd., Building #3010, which is at the corner of Bruce B.Downs Blvd. and Fletcher Ave. A variety of educational exhibits will also be provided. For more information, call 813-974-3623.

  • Save the Date - USF Graphicstudio Benefit Sale

    Please Save the Sate for the 12th Annual USF Graphicstudio Benefit Sale held on Friday, October 8, 2010 from 10am until 9pm. Fine Art Prints and Sculpture Multiples will be on sale.
    For more information contact Kristin Soderqvist at (813) 974-5871 or
    Visit Graphicstudio's extensive website at


  • 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.  


  • 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.

  • 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!

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Participate in our Straw Poll for Nov.'10 Elections

    The Honors College Student Council will be collaborating with Pi Sigma Alpha and SG to host a Straw Poll on Thursday October 21st. If interested in volunteering with this event please contact Chelsea Russell at There will be an info meeting about the event in the Honors Lounge on Monday October 18th at 6:30 pm.  Additional leadership opportunities are available!

  • Last call for UNDERGROUND T-shirt!

    Be sure to order your UNDERGROUND T-shirt before it’s too late! The last day to purchase underground shirts will be next Friday October 8th. They will be on sale at the Honors College front desk during regular business hours, and in JPH 1309 on Monday & Friday from 9AM to 4PM. The shirts are $10 and come in red, black, USF green, hot pink, and aqua.

  • Tickets for the Great Gatsby Prohibition Ball are on sale today!

    Come enjoy a memorable night with the Honors College at the Great Gatsby semi-formal on October 13th at 8-11pm. Tickets are being sold at the Honors College front desk (SVC 1088) for $10 each. The event is open to all honors college students and guests.
    Prizes will be awarded to best-dressed single, couple, and entourage groups.
    Please contact Eilis McGranaghan at for more information about the event or if you have any questions.

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Student Submissions

  • Creation of new organization Helping Hands

    Helping Hands has become an official USF organization and I would like to invite you to join. Our work is dedicated to helping the homeless around USF by providing them with clothes, toiletries, and other services that may be hard for them to find. We also help with Metropolitan Ministries for tutoring children after school. There are no membership fees or costs, all I ask is that you have the desire to make a difference

  • AACP Virtual Pharmacy School Fair

     On Friday October 1, AACP will be hosting a Virtual Pharmacy School Fair for US Pharmacy Schools, so mark your calendars! The cost to participate is just $5 and you will have live access to the nation's pharmacy schools.  The fair will be open 9Am-6PM Eastern Standard Time and will also provide pharmacy career information, PCAT information, and most importantly representatives from US Pharmacy Schools. Many of the exhibitors will have video chat capability, so we don't recommend you attending the fair in your pajamas, but you can learn about the schools that you are interested in without leaving the comfort of your home.   Register now at to participate! Registration will remain open until 4pm ET on the day of the event  Questions?  Contact Jennifer Athay at   Sincerely, PharmCAS Staff

    Link: Registration Link

  • PWH Suture Clinic and Anatomy Lab Tour

    Are you a pre-health student? Project World Health, a student organization at USF's College of Medicine is hosting a clinic for undergraduates. Participants will be able to practice suturing techniques and tour the cadaver lab. This is also a great opportunity to network with the medical students and residents who will be teaching the clinic. When: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 @ 5:30 PM Where: USF College of Medicine (Room TBD) Cost: $20 donation (includes all materials/tools with proceeds going toward medical mission) *For registration and payment email Michelle Hummel ( *Clinic is limited to 40 spots, spot is reserved when donation is received For more information email or visit

    Link: Project World Health Website

  • New Student Organization-REAL MEN READ

    Real Men Read has recently been established and is looking for members to get involved with the organization. Real Men Read is devoted to promoting literacy and encouraging young students to pursue their education. We will be volunteering throughout the Tampa community, focusing primarily on Anthony Pizzo Elementary school (located on USF's campus). The organization is available to both men and women. If you are interested in joining please contact Rachel Kengle at or join on Blackboard. Real Men Read is here and ready to make a difference!

  • Calling All Tutors!

    The Holcombe and jenkins Scholars Program still needs tutors in the following subject areas: Organic Chemistry II College Algebra Communications for Engineers Biological Systems and pattern Recognition Solar Energy Research Methods 3213 Precalculus/trigonometry Applicants 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. Contact information: Andrea Cappello Holcombe Graduate Assistant Rochelly Ramirez Jenkins Graduate Assistant

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Washington Semester Program at American University

    The Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, D.C., is now accepting applications for the Spring Semester 2011. USF is a member school, with several of our past and present students able to testify that it's a wonderful opportunity to study with students from all over the world at a very prestigious university that uses the countless classroom- and especially internship opportunities the nation's capital offers. Financial aid is available ! Please, first check out this website and then see Dr. Kleine for detailed consultation. If you are graduating in May 2011 without a firm plan of action and look for getting a jump on the job market and/or a head-start on graduate work, AU's Graduate Gateway Program may be perfect for you: Again, make an appointment with Dr. Kleine for details.

  • Spanish II Tutor Needed

    Did you earn an A in Spanish II?  Contact Ms. Lanier if you are interested in being a tutor for a short time - Fall semester only.  This is a paid position.

  • Calling All Tutors! Paid Positions!

    The Jenkins Scholars Programs is now recruiting tutors for the Fall Semester 2010 in the following subject areas: Research Methods 3213 Biological Anthropology + Lab, Pre-calculus Algebra/Trigonometry Communications for Engineers Biological Systems and Pattern Recognition, Solar Energy College Algebra Organic Chemistry II 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 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. We currently have a number of officer positions open and a few more will be available 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

  • 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


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