Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/29/2008 - Issue # 32  

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

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Honors College

  • Special Announcement!

    I have scored a limited number of free tickets for you to see “Hair” on Thursday evening at 8PM (be there at 7:30) in Theater I as a part of the Colloquium series. As you may know, “Hair” is the first ever rock musical and is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It is appearing on Broadway again. The on-campus production is led by an Honors College student.

    To take advantage of this, you must RSVP and then come and pick up your (one only) ticket at the Honors College office by noon on Thursday. Finally, you must agree to attend the Colloquium on stage in Theater I on Friday at 1PM.

    For our Freshpeople, this is a Freshpeople 5 event.

  • Dean's Update:

    This year's Honors College Colloquium comes to you in an altogether different new format. It challenges you to "Experience the Arts !" through an immediate, direct and personal encounter with artists and original art productions. Dr. Janet Moore, Professor of Music and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the organizer of the series, invites you to attend performances and shows, followed by discussions with the artists. From opera to musical to play, from print making to art exhibit and dance, USF's Fine Arts put themselves on display, exclusively for the benefit and enjoyment of you.

    As you will notice, some require that you go to a performance or exhibition prior to the Colloquium. In some cases the Colloquium is not in the Lounge.. -Flyer-

    We will meet seven times this year during our traditional Colloquium time, Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Locations will vary. Lunch will be served when we meet in the Honors Lounge. You need to register online: go to the HC web site and sign up under Upcoming Events, but note that you commit to attending both, the performances and the discussions. The former will take place at other times and locations.

    Attention Freshmen: each event, in tandem, counts as one of the required Freshmen Five.

    Please make sure that you RSVP to events you’d like to attend. If you do not, and if the event is too crowded, you may not get in. Our Freshpeople 5 events are meant for you to have a good time, interact with your peers and learn a bit as well. We want you to enjoy whatever events you choose to attend! Attendance will be taken at all Freshpeople 5 events so please have your USF ID with you. When you RSVP to an event, make sure you attend. If you do not, you are depriving a colleague student of a spot; only documented absences will be excused.

    RSVPs: Students should regularly check the calendar of events found on the Honors website. To RSVP for an event, click on it and it will ask for your student number. To check which events you have RSVP’d for or to cancel an RSVP, look at the calendar and click on 'My Events'. When you enter your student number it will give you a list of the events you have registered for. Each event has a box next to it in case you need to cancel the RSVP. Please remember if you need to cancel, do it as early as possible so that other students have a chance to take that spot.

  • If you have canned food that you would like to donate to the Charit-A-Bull food drive, please drop it off in one of the boxes labeled “Canned food for Charit-A-BULL food drive,” located in the Honors College Reception area.

  • An Evening of Physicians

    Tuesday, Oct. 14th
    6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

    Majoring in Biomedical Sciences? If you are planning for a career in medicine, find out from those who came before you what it is really like first-hand to get accepted and survive medical school, select a specialty to become a plastic surgeon, allergist, etc., and anything else you have always wanted to know as you pursue a career in medicine. Doctors in the Honors College Family (Honors alums and parents) will answer your questions about being a physician.

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RED - National Fellowships

  • Ca$h to study abroad!

    The 2009-10 academic year competition for NSEP David L. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students is now open. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad. The application deadline for the deadline for the Boren Scholarship is February 11. Please contact Mr. Mejias for more information.

  • Graduating Seniors: Apply for the Emerson Fellowship!

    Do you want to spend a year fighting hunger and poverty with a tight-knit community of emerging leaders? Emerson Hunger Fellows shape and implement local anti-hunger programs all over the U.S., and then research and provide support for national policy initiatives in Washington, D.C. Read on for application instructions, or download application instructions. Applications are encouraged from candidates reflecting diverse personal, educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds.

    Deadline: January 22, 2009.

  • Another one for Seniors:

    The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship's Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. The program also arranges meetings for the Fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, and in academia. To date, 115 Fellowships have been awarded.

  • Graduating Seniors:

    Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions. Eligibility Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates graduating in 2008, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in 2008 with a relevant degree (e.g., MA, MBA, MFA, M Arch, M Ed, JD, or MLS). Please check prerequisites carefully. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.

  • Hearst Scholarship Information

    The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grantmaking program of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, annually offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Scholar serves as a summer intern with the Fund. Through this program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund was established in 1991 to expand understanding of nonprofit activities, including philanthropy and its underlying values, by making grants to support research undertaken by scholars and nonprofit practitioners.

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund application period now open

    Be a community college, undergraduate or graduate student Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam in the upcoming academic year.

  • The Historic Preservation Internship Training Program

    The Historic Preservation Internship Training Program gives undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to undertake short-term research and administrative projects with the National Park Service either during the summer or the school year. The Internship Training Program trains our future historians, archeologists, architects, curators, planners, and archivists by providing the opportunity to work under the direction of experienced professionals in the field of historic preservation. Applications are invited for Academic Year 2008 - 2009 internships with the National Park Service and the Department of Interior. The application deadline is October 17, 2008.

  • The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with ‘‘hands-on''/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

  • The PPIA Junior Summer Institute is a seven-week program structured to introduce or strengthen skills in economics, statistics, policy analysis, writing, and public speaking. At the end of the seven-week program, students will be able to present a comprehensive final report on a current policy issue that will encompass the skills acquired in their coursework, including the seminar on the intercultural dimensions of policy making, field research, policy analysis, and writing and computer workshops.

  • Campus Deadlines for 2009 Competitions:

    Oct 1: Fulbright (study abroad, )
               Goldwater (graduate study in math, science or engineering, )
    Nov 1: Truman (graduate study in International Affairs,
                Carnegie Junior Fellows (international affairs,

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  • Need a mentor? Take a look at the new placements listed under the 'Search' tab of our web site: Then, set a meeting with Ms. Carlton, Research Advisor, by calling (813) 974-6824 or emailing with a day/time that is best for you.

  • Have a mentor? Please update us! You receive a free UR t-shirt when you stop by and let us know. You can also update your information by logging in to our web site.

  • The Office of Undergraduate Research has many new exciting opportunities in disciplines throughout the university! Please create a profile at our web site ( and then make an appointment ( or phone 974-6824).

  • If you have published or presented with your mentor, please be sure to send us the pertinent bibliographic information for our records.

    • Naomi Yavneh, Ph.D.
      Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
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HCSC - Honors College Student Council

  • Honors Council General Meetings every Tuesday at 4:30pm in the Honors Lounge

    Advertising Committee Meetings, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 in the Honors Lounge
    Academic Committee Meetings, Tuesdays 1-2 in SVC 1101
    Events Committee Meetings, Wednesdays, 10:45-11:45 in SVC 1101
    Volunteer Committee Meetings, Wednesdays 1-2 in SVC 1101
    The Pulse Committee Meetings Wednesdays 12-1 in SVC 1101

    Honors Council Fall 2008 Schedule:
    Sept 26: Dodgeball Lower Gym 5:30-8:45pm
    Oct 10/11: Camping in Fort DeSoto 5pm (Fri) -1:30pm (Sat)
    Oct 25: Boys and Girls Club - Location and Time TBA
    Week of November 3: Freshman Event - Details TBA
    Nov 17: Cards for Troops - Details TBA

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Student Submissions

  • Paid internship for those interested in marketing, business, and advertising

    I am a small developer and general contractor getting ready to unroll a significant marketing campaign to promote the construction and sale of new single family homes to income qualified first time homebuyers within the City of Tampa. The parcels are infill lots in Southeast Seminole Heights and the homes to be built will be certified green via the Florida Green Building Coalition. Needless to say there are many facets that can be promoted. I am seeking two students to perform “guerilla marketing” for me in these neighborhoods. I have all materials available for their use and distribution. It’s as much a community informational effort as it is a true marketing effort. Students from these neighborhoods would be preferred but not required. As a follow up to this campaign, I will then need someone (possibly) two to field phone call inquiries and follow up on previous inquiries. My office is located in Tampa Heights and this is a paid offering of $10.00/hour. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

    Cathy Byrd
    (813) 288-9335 X1101
    (813) 288-9336 Fax

  • Here is a note I got form a Mathematics professor; please contact him by email if you are interested and copy me on that email.

    I am the PI for the recently funded NSF-STEP Program at USF. As part of this, we have already opened a tutoring center, we call it STEM Mart, a one stop help center. For the time being, we concentrate on helping mainly calculus students, and students from some of the elementary courses from Physics, Chemistry and Biology. We are looking for few more well qualified undergraduate students to staff this center. I would appriciate your help in identifying some good students who are interested to work for this project and advertise amoung the honors students about this program. I am attaching an application form and a flyer. More details on the project, including the application form, can be obtained from If you have any questions, please contact me, or our department chair, Dr. Marcus McWaters. We are looking forward to obtaining your help in making this ambitious project a success. Thank you very much.

    Dr. Kandethody Ramachandran
    Professor of Statistics and Mathematics
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Phone: 813 974 1270

  • Global Opportunities Fair
    October 14,2008

    Join Education Abroad Tuesday, October 14, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the MLK Plaza for the Global Opportunities Fair. Meet USF's global community and find out how to get involved. More Details>>

  • Internship opportunities for USF Students. This is a note to me from a USF Development person:

    I met with USF alumnus Tom Kennedy and his wife, Trish Kennedy, yesterday at their office in Cape Cod, MA. Tom and his wife founded Back Office Associates (, an IT company that handles data migration to SAP. They are an amazing success story – recently named #493 on the Inc. 500 list – and they have a beautiful office located in South Harwich, MA. – as well as locations around the country and the world.

    BOA has a great summer internship program for undergraduate students (many of their former interns are now working there full-time – one former intern from 6 years ago is making $225,000/year). They are looking for students with an interest in the IT field, but also hire marketing, engineering, etc., grads. They said they hire people who are fast learners – they can teach them everything they will need to know. They hire people who can interface between the IT people as well as the CFO and CEO of Fortune 500 clients (they don’t work with any company with revenue less than $1 billion).

    As you can imagine, this internship program is incredibly competitive, but Trish (who handles human resources as well as many other things in her role as CEO) said that she will give special preference to USF students who apply for an internship. I wanted to make sure that the USF Honors College students were made aware of this opportunity. I have also shared this with the Colleges of Business and Engineering. Students can send a letter of interest to

    The internships fill up very quickly so Trish encouraged me to have them send their letter ASAP. In the letter, they should note that Ms. Trish Kennedy has encouraged students from USF to apply for the internship – no guarantee that they will be selected over other students, but they will be given a second look.

  • Paid Internships:

    Outstanding internship opportunities in the fields of Asset Management, Insurance, and Financial Services!

    (1) Job Title: Risk Management & Insurance Interns (two positions; one Spanish-speaking student is desired)

    Company: Jaffe Tilchin Wealth Management

    Opportunity: Interns can start their careers while gaining real world knowledge, development of leadership skills and hands on experience equal to two years work experience in this recession-proof industry. This Internship is a life changing event.

    Requirements: Our firm is looking to train individuals considering a career in Business, Consulting, Risk Management, Marketing, or Financial Planning.

    Students currently majoring in any of the following should consider applying for this internship program: All College of Business majors, Risk Management

    Skill sets required to succeed: Looking for individuals who have mastered the skill of multi-tasking, is very organized, proficient in Microsoft Office and has strong verbal communication skills. Personality Traits: Responsible, Outgoing & Self-driven Level of Entry: Junior year of Honors College

    (2) Job Title: Wealth Management Intern

    Company: Jaffe Tilchin Wealth Management

    Hours per week: 15/20 while class is in session 40 hours over the summer and school breaks Wage/Salary: $10 / hour

    Job Description: Jaffe Tilchin Wealth Management provides private wealth advisory, investment management, risk management and insurance services to individual investors, small businesses and corporations.

    This is an outstanding internship opportunity for USF student interested in the fields of Asset Management, Insurance, and Financial Services. The amount of knowledge and hands-on experience a USF student gains from this position is almost unparalleled. This position will provide the opportunity to apply concepts learned in the classroom.

    The student will learn all aspects of a financial services company including Training, Research, Operations and Investment Strategies. This position provides an excellent opportunity to learn real world execution related to the Financial Markets.

    Qualifications The applicant should be: diligent, detail-oriented, analytical, creative, innovative, and have the ability to multi-task. Also, applicant should be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.

    For all positions: GPA Requirement: 3.0+ GPA in major How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and resume with telephone contact to Angie Nemet at

  • Engineers Without Borders

    Engineers Without Borders is currently working with Tada! Traditional and Digital Arts to host our first art gallery fundraiser, Caribbean Consciousness. The Grand Opening of Tada! Gallery of Arts will showcase local artists, energetic music and of course EWB's efforts. Partial proceeds from the event will go to EWB-USF.

    The event will take place on November 1st so help spread the word! The event is open to the public and there will be a $5 suggested donation at the door. There will be other events going on in the same plaza including live music, wine tastings, and more.

    Also, all artists are welcome to submit pieces to the show, so if you have any artist friends, be sure to send along the attached information for art submission. Deadline for art is October 25th.

    For more information, check out our Caribbean Consciousness webpage,

    Hope to see everyone there!
    Jenn Woodham


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