Welcome to another great year at the USF Honors College! We say hello this semester to the largest entering class in the history of the College, with 700 first-year students bringing lots of fresh perspectives, new ideas, and great energy to our halls. I look forward to getting to know each of our new students over the coming weeks and months, and to hearing all about summer work/study/travel/fun experiences from our continuing students. If you need anything to help with the transition to the new year, don't hesitate to ask me or any member of our excellent Honors College staff -- we're all here to help you! The College offers numerous opportunities for learning, community engagement, and fun, so be sure to check this newsletter each week for information about all things Honors. All the best to everyone for a great start to the semester!
New! - Education Abroad Opportunities
The Honors College is proud to announce the opening of our travel abroad opportunities for this academic year. Students will be able to select from five different countries to travel to and experience.
For further information about each trip, click on the country to be redirected to its Education Abroad brochure.
New! - Raymond James Internships
Raymond James is looking for 3 interns (creative writing this fall, media production in spring 2016, and web design this fall). Students interested should log into their Employ-A-Bull account to see/apply to the internship position. If you do not have your Employ-A-Bull log in information, please call 813-974-2171 for information on how to set it up and retrieve your username and password. The postings are already in Employ-A-Bull, so please check them out! (Enter in the Job IDs: 59102, 59813, 60003, and 60004)
New! - Paid Tutoring Position
The Jenkins Scholarship Programs is looking for tutors for the Fall 2015 semester in the following courses:
Intro to Statistics (STA 2023)
Precalc Algebra/Trigonometry (MAC 1147)
Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, have taken the respective course at USF, and have received at least an A- in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link.  If you have any questions please contact Brenae Hillard, the Jenkins GA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New! - Learn how to write an effective personal statement for National Scholarship applications
Please join us for an informational workshop on the process of writing a personal statement. We encourage current national scholarship applicants and students thinking about applying for a national scholarship in the future to attend. Two workshops will be given by writing consultant, Lacie Meier, on October 30 at 2:00pm in ALN 252, and November 13 at 1:00pm in ALN 252. To sign up for a workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at http://ons.usf.edu.
New! - Freshmen and Sophomores: Study Abroad in the United Kingdom next summer
Join us for an informational workshop regarding the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program and application process. Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK, and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research, and communication skills. This workshop will take place on November 12 at 3:00pm in JPH 1317. To sign up for the workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at http://ons.usf.edu.
New! - Looking for long term critical language study abroad
Join us for an informational workshop regarding the Boren Scholarship application and application process. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. This workshop will take place November 6 at 2:00pm in ALN 252. To sign up for the workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at http://ons.usf.edu.
New! - Study Abroad in Germany through the DAAD Program
This workshop will discuss the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). DAAD offers a variety of study, internship, and research opportunities for undergraduates and graduates.  You can learn German, study German history and culture, work in a research lab, or intern in an industry for a semester, an academic year, or for a summer. This workshop will be held on October 30 at 1pm in ALN 252. To sign up for the workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at http://ons.usf.edu.
STEM Graduate Study in the United Kingdom at the University of Oxford
The Frost Scholarship Programme funds current students of the State University System of Florida (SUSF) to study one year, full-time Master's courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM subjects) at the University of Oxford. The Programme is supported by the generosity of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Philanthropic Foundation. Over the next three years, the Frost Scholarship Programme will offer ten scholarships each year. You can learn more about the eligible one year master's courses here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/fees-funding-and-scholarship-search/frost-scholarship-programme-florida
A workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at 11am in JPH (Juniper Poplar Residence Hall) room 1317. Please RSVP for the workshop through the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at http://ons.usf.edu.
This workshop will discuss the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS). The CLS offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in fourteen critical need languages for summer 2016, with all expenses paid. The workshop will be held on October 9 at 10:00am in ALN 233. To sign up for the workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at http://ons.usf.edu.
This workshop will discuss applications for national scholarship opportunities that focus on careers in public service such as the Truman, Udall, and Pickering, as well as other public service focused scholarships. There will be two workshops, one held on September 25 at 10:00am in ALN 233, and another on October 23 at 10:00am in ALN 233. To sign up for a workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at http://ons.usf.edu.
Funding for undergraduate research -- Goldwater Scholarships
You are invited to attend a workshop on the Goldwater Scholarship program, the most prestigious scholarship program in the country for undergraduate scientific research. The Goldwater Scholarship covers undergraduate expenses up to $7,500 for 1-2 years for students planning research careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering. This opportunity is for sophomores and juniors, typically with a 3.9 GPA or higher. There will be two workshops, one held on September 25 at 11:00am in ALN 233 and another one on October 23 at 2pm in ALN 252. To sign up for a workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at http://ons.usf.edu.
Learn more about Nationally Competitive Merit Scholarships
Attend an upcoming workshop to learn more about the Office of National Scholarships and the national scholarship opportunities that can fund your study abroad experience, do research or an internship or pursue graduate study. Workshops will be presented by year (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior).
View the upcoming workshop schedule and sign up for a workshop at http://ons.usf.edu under the Upcoming Events Calendar.
There is still 2 male spaces available for the Honors LLC Saint Augustine trip with the Deans, Dr. Bingham and Dr. Adams! This is an amazing opportunity for students to interact with the Deans and other honors students for a weekend away to the most historical city in Florida. If you are interested in the trip email email@example.com for more details!
Join us for our annual Tapas Night to explore the many Honors international trip opportunities for the upcoming Spring and Summer! We will have Tapas from the different countries along with information to prepare you for choosing an Honors trip.
Volunteers are needed at this upcoming event, sponsored by a non-profit, Florida Voices for Animals. For more information about this November 7 event, please visit: http://tampabayvegfest.org/. Great way to get involved with the local community and log some service hours!
If you''ll be in the area on Thanksgiving, Florida Voices for Animals will be hosting another event that you can volunteer at: http://tampavegthanksgiving.com/.
If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne House (firstname.lastname@example.org). *This volunteer opportunity was submitted to us by USF Health.
New! - Office of Undergrad Research
For two days a week, the USF Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) will now have hours in the Honors College!  Stop by on Monday between 3-5PM, or Thursday between 1-3PM to speak with OUR advisors about what kind of research opportunities are available and how you can become involved!  To see about making an appointment or more information, please contact the OUR office by calling them at 813-974-6824 or filling out the General Inquiry form here.
New! - Alpha Epsilon Delta General Body Meeting
Alpha Epsilon Delta would like to welcome you to our next general body meeting! Alpha Epsilon Delta is a pre-health professional honors society that offers volunteer, networking and philanthropic opportunities. This next general body meeting will be Wednesday, October 7th from 4:30-6pm in MSC 2707. Guest speakers this week will be a panel of students who have taken the MCAT, PCAT, DAT etc. and have scored competitively. The panel will be open for discussion and questioning. We look forward to see you there!
Peer Mentors gain valuable skills in time management, group management, and public speaking. They represent the Honors College during Orientation and assist students with registration. They welcome new students to the college by sharing their experiences and framing our expectations for success through Fall mentoring groups.
They leave a legacy of achievement, raising the bar for what it means to be an Honors College Scholar.
Do you have what it takes?
Are you organized? Do you plan your entire semester before classes even start? Are you friendly? Do you enjoy getting to know other students? Do you aspire to a leadership position on campus?
Apply to be a Peer Mentor for the 2016 year.
Contact Mrs. Lanier with questions.
Interested in learning about peace building and conflict reconciliation? Then join the Global and International Affairs Department for USF in Northern Ireland program on Conflict Transformation. Over the course of three weeks students will get the opportunity to attend lectures led by leading academics hosted by Queens University and will be able to visit locations around Belfast that have been impacted by this country's history. Some of the issues that will be addressed in these lectures and site visits are types of transitional justice, understanding conflict, mediating conflict, and inclusion and exclusion in transitional societies.
USF HOSA Future Health Professionals Princeton Raffle
Looking for a Princeton course? USF HOSA is raffling one! Each ticket is $20 and you can submit more than one ticket. The winner of the raffle will be announced on Friday, December 4th, 2015 (end of fall semester). The last day to submit a ticket is Thursday, December 3rd, 2015. The winner can choose a MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or GRE Princeton course.
Email email@example.com if you have any questions!
USF HOSA Future Health Professionals Club
Are you interested or may be interested in a medical career? Are you looking for an organization to develop leadership skills and character but at the same time have fun and gain recognition at regional, state, and national competitions? Do you want to make a difference nation-wide towards HOSA's national service project of raising awareness and supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society? Maybe you want to explore something new? This is the club for you!
HOSA: Future Health Professionals aims to develop skills through motivation, recognition, and awareness to increase the delivery of compassionate, quality health care to the community. The national organization provides opportunities to increase knowledge, develop leadership skills, enhance character, gain friendships, build self-confidence, increase involvement in the local and national community, and so much more. Even if you're not interested in the medical field, this organization can help you become a more well-rounded individual!
Our meetings dates are on Tuesdays (9/15, 10/6, 11/3, 11/24) from 7:30-8:30pm at MSC 2709. There will be free food! Come check us out!
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