Know-a-BULL News
Week of 10/05/2009 - Issue # 82

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
 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 Networking & Conferencing Workshop
 10/12/2009 Honors Council General Meeting
 10/13/2009 GLLC- Education Abroad Tapas Night
 10/16/2009 An Afternoon w/Dr. Jonathan Skinner
 10/16/2009 Thesis Prospectus DUE
 10/19/2009 Honors Council General Meeting
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    We are having a small problem with students who RSVP for an event and then fail to show up. It is a problem because that prevents another student from attending. Please do not do this. You cancel your RSVP in advance. If you don't, please show up. Remember, to cancel an RSVP, go the Honors website and at the calendar click on MYEVENTS. When you enter your U# it will show you a list of all the events you have registered for and next to each is a box you can "Check" to UN-RSPV. We hope you won't need to do this, but if you find yourself unable to attend, PLEASE do it.

    An Afternoon with: Les and Pam Muma has been changed to 11/3/2009 at 4PM 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 fund-raising campaign. If you want to find out how to succeed in business, this is the couple to meet.

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

  • Tutors Needed - Paid Position

    The Holcombe Scholars are looking for Precalulus/Trigonometry (MAC 1147) tutors. Please submit an application through the Honors College Website.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • 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 and a fantastic thesis

    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:

    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

  • 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

    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

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RED - National Fellowships

  • Please See Dr. Lucas so we can help you apply for a National Scholarship!

    Linda Lucas, National Scholarship Advisor will have a walk in hour on Thursday, Oct 8, 11-12 in SVC 1037 to discuss National Scholarships for graduate school, study abroad, language study. All students welcome, First year students - Seniors. No appointment necessary!

  • 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.

    Link: FSU Summer Law Program

  • 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 13th at 7:30 PM in the Marshall Center Plaza Room 2708.

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Student Submissions

  • AOK Club Meeting

    The next AoK Club meeting will be held in JPH 1313 on Friday, October 9th, at 3:00 p.m. Contact Patrick Wetzel at for information.

    Also, we have a few seats left for the student-run Electronic Life Colloquium on Friday, October 9th from 1:00 - 2:30 in the Honors Lounge. RSPV at the Honors Calendar!

  • Why do you dance?

    "Why do you Dance?"
    "I dance for life!"
    -Thursday, October 8th: Dance Drive-In by the Library at 12pm

    To find out more information, please visit .

    Link: USF Dance Marathon

  • Join the Undergraduate American Medical Women Association

    In this undergraduate chapter of AMWA, we provide a wonderful network for students during the stressful and often competitive time before medical school. We offer a tremendous amount of volunteering opportunities and help with setting up physician shadowing, in addition to a great network of friends. Join us this semester to volunteer with the children at Shriners Hospital, make dinner for the cancer patients at Hope Lodge, and walk in the Making Strides breast cancer marathon!

    Meeting Dates: Every other Sunday (10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15)
    Location: MSC 3713
    Time: 5:00-6:30pm
    Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA

    Link: USF Undergraduate AMWA Website

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