Know-a-BULL News
Week of 10/12/2010 - Issue # 134

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
 10/13/2010 HCSC Great Gatsby Prohibition Ball
 10/20/2010 An Afternoon with Judge Pat Kelly
 10/20/2010 Honors LLC- IMPROV
 10/21/2010 Lunch w/ the Honors DEANS
 10/22/2010 Frankenstein Symposium
 10/26/2010 Honors LLC- Improv
 11/5/2010 Colloquium #2
 11/10/2010 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship
 11/11/2010 Veteran's Day
 11/25/2010 Thanksgiving Holiday
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Are you planning to enter the One-Act Play Competition? if so, please email me now.

    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.

    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.

    A friend of USF has a grandson who needs tutoring in AP biology. The family will pay well. The tutor will need to drive to the Plant High School area to tutor. Contact me if you are interested.

    From now on, you may apply for an Honors College travel or competitive scholarship only if you have an up to date E-Portfolio. Directions can be found on the website by clicking on 'E-Portfolios' towards the bottom of the page.

    Congratulations to Matthew Diaz, 2010 Homecoming King!

  • Honors LLC-Improv Session

    Come learn communication skill through improv (CSI). Join Ami Corley and others from the Honors LLC on Tuesday, 10/12 to learn some great communication tools. JPH 1313 from 5-6:30pm Counts for Pod War Points (PWP)! Email Lisa ( w/ any questions

  • Frankenstein

    "Frankenstein" Exhibit on Campus Travelling exhibit explores issues in biomedicine. TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2010) – Stop by the Shimberg Health Sciences Library on the USF Tampa campus between Oct.1-29 to see the travelling exhibition, “Frankenstein,” created by the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the American Library Association. Register to win one of two Barnes & Noble $25 gift cards donated by the USF Health Sciences Bookstore (USF e-mail required for entry). This exhibition explores some of the social, ethical, and philosophical concerns raised by such scientific endeavors as cloning, xenografting, the Human Genome Project, and other new developments in biomedicine. 

  • Exciting New Topics

    The Honors staff want you to be on the look out for some exciting new courses for Spring 2011.  Dr. Marshall (Cardiac Surgeon) will be teaching an A & H course on "Literature and Medicine".  Dr. Berk (Radiation Oncology) with do an A & H course on "The Philosophy of Medicine".  Mr. Gonzalez (Past Artistic Director) with teach an A & H section on the "Spanish Lyric Theatre".   We also will offer 3 sections of AOK.  Dr. Olmor is teaching two and Dr. Balfour (Marketing) will teach a section on "Critical Thinking". These are all new to Honors and extremely exciting.  We hope you will choose one of these when registering.

  • Undergraduate Health Symposium

    Health Organization Fair with Keynote Speaker Dr. Alicia Monore, USF College of Medicine Tuesday, October 26, 2010 11AM-2PM MC Ballroom Explore health careers!

    Link: Link to the Flyer with more info

  • Honors International Experience Courses/Trips

    The Honors College is planning to offer three new international experience courses this coming spring: Costa Rica, Germany, and Jamaica.  In each of these courses, you will learn about the people, culture, and traditions relevant to that country and incorporate this research into your experience abroad. Seats are limited to 18 students per course.  Applications will be available at the Honors College front desk on Friday October 8th. Scholarships are available to all Honors students (additional scholarships may be awarded to Honors LLC residents).

    Costa Rica (San Jose)

    • Course Credit: Geographical Perspectives (IDH 4200) OR Major Works (IDH 4000)

    • Dates:  March 12-March 19, 2011 (Spring Break)

    • Estimated Cost: $900 (not including airfare)

    • Applications are due by November 5, 2010

    Jamaica (Treasure Beach)

    • Course Credit: Geographical Perspectives (IDH 4200) OR Major Works (IDH 4000)

    • Dates: March 12-March 19, 2011 (Spring Break)

    • Estimated Cost: $800 (not including airfare)

    • Applications are due by November 5, 2010

    Germany (Osnabruek)

    • Course Credit: Arts & Humanities (IDH 3100) OR Major Works (IDH 4000)

    • Dates: May 7-May 21, 2011

    • Estimated Cost:$1600 (not including airfare)

    • Applications are due by November 29, 2010

  • Paid Internships!

      A sailboat building company has immediate opportunities for USF students to become engaged in creative design, engineering, manufacturing and marketing.  They are interested in: 1)      An engineering internship to learn and engage in the dynamics of ship building including calculating static loads on rigging, hydrodynamics, etc. 2)      A marketing internship to convey the value of their construction processes but also to add creativity and artistic expression to their marketing campaigns – maybe even an art major? 3)      An education internship to develop a curriculum for outside salespeople to understand the fleet and be able to communicate the advantage of their design and construction.  Other competitors even provide testing to maintain quality control over the sales force. Please contact me if you are interested. 

  • First-Semester Thesis Students

    Please deliver your completed Thesis Prospectus and Thesis Agreement forms to the Honors College Office no later than Friday, October 15, 5 p.m. Direct your questions to Dr Kleine

  • Now Taking Applications for Peer Mentors

    Want a Summer job working for the Honors College?  We are now accepting applications for Peer Mentors, who work during Orientation sessions with our new students.  Please see the application for specific days and requirements and contact Ms. Lanier with questions.

    Link: 2011 Peer Mentor Application

  • Spring semester Tallahassee Internships - Get the word out!

    Here is what one of our Government Relations experts had to say: USF graduates continue to compete for and win crucial decision-making positions in government at all levels.  In growing numbers, our Young Bulls got their respective starts as interns, either in elected officials’ local offices (Legislative Intern Program), in Tallahassee (Tallahassee Intern Program), the Washington Center or the Directed Study Program. Please go to: ASAP.  Applications are due in early November in order to place students in the spring. Everyone should care about this.  No matter what your major, your life will be impacted by the decisions made by your own government.  So now is the time to start learning the ropes and building that all-important network.  And, when you make it big, you’ll take care of your Alma Mater. Finally, since it is always smart to discuss options with an informed human being, we encourage interested Bulls to contact Professor Robin Jones (813-974-8452 or

  • 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

  • Upcoming Deadlines

    • SMART Scholarship for Service Program: USF Deadline: 11/1/2010

    • Harry S. Truman Fellowship: Deadline:  11/15/2010

    • DAAD:  Deadline: 11/15/2010 and other depending on program 

    • Carnegie Jr. Fellows:  USF Deadline: 11/29/2010  Deadline: 01/15/2011

    • Goldwater: Deadline:     11/15/2010

    • Homeland Security Scholarships/Fellowships: USF Deadline: 11/29/2010

    • Udall: Deadline: 11/29/2010

    • Hollings:  Deadline: 12/1/2010

    Link: More Scholarship Information on the ONS website

  • Education Without Borders Student Conference

    Education Without Borders
    Call for Papers: Deadline October 30
    th, 2010

    Education Without Borders is a biennial international student conference creating networks across cultures in order to understand, and generate solutions for some of the world’s greatest challenges. This is achieved by engaging the world’s most innovative students and leaders of business, technology, education, and the humanitarian sector in a collaborative forum that culminates with commitment to action.

    Education Without Borders conference is planned for March 28 – 31, 2011



    For all conference, paper submissions, and application information, please go to:

    2011 Theme: Innovative Solutions to Global Challenges

    Five sub-themes have been identified which categorize methods that can be used to address these pressing global challenges:

    • Education: Enhancing access; ensuring success

    • Economics: Harnessing entrepreneurship and business opportunities for positive impact

    • Science, Engineering & Technology: Solutions for a better future

    • New media: engaging and empowering individuals

    • Policy: Advocacy, diplomacy and activism to drive change

    Link: EWB Info

  • Carnegie Jr Fellows Program

    Attention Graduating Seniors

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace –Topics Announced

    Junior Fellows Program USF Internal Deadline Nov 29, 2010 For a consultation to see if you are a match for this program, please contact the Office of National Scholarships at or use eScheduler to set an appointment with us Each year, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a rigorous national competition to select approximately 8-10 graduating seniors to serve as research assistants. They are matched with senior associates – academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world – to work on a variety of international affairs issues. JuniorFellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with highlevel officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package.  More information: 2011 – 2012 Projects

    • Democracy/Rule of Law – Political Science background preferred.

    • Middle East Studies – Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential.

    • Nonproliferation

    • South Asian Studies – Strong math skills required in addition to background in international affairs or political science.

    • Energy and Climate

    • Chinese Studies – Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.

    • Russian/Eurasian Studies – Excellent Russian language skills required.

    For more information, contact: USF's Office of National Scholarships at

    Link: Carnegie Jr. Fellows Info

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

  • American Educational Research Association Fellowships and Funding

    AERA is accepting applications for its 2010-2011 fellowships and funding opportunities. Opportunities include
    • Education Research Training Workshop in New Orleans
    • Minority Fellowship Program in Education Research
    • Grants Program
    • AERA - AIR Fellows Program
    and more. Please visit their website for more information.

    Link: AERA Fellowships

  • Pearson Anthropology Scholarship

    In remembrance of Melvin Ember (January 13, 1933–September 27, 2009), Pearson is proud to offer the 1st annual Mel Ember Student Scholarship Award. This award is open to all students currently enrolled in an undergraduate anthropology course. If your students are interested in participating in this scholarship, they will need to write an essay or film a short video on the following topic: "Why do you think the study of anthropology is important to today’s world? Submissions are due by December 31, 2010 and must be no more than 1000 words in lenght (essay) or no more than 3 minutes in length (video). For more information, check out at the scholarship rules.

    Link: Scholarship Rules

  • American Geological Institute â€" Geosciences and Policy Internship

    Interested in going to Washington, DC for a paid internship covering geosciences policy at the federal level? The American Geological Institute’s Government Affairs Program seeks outstanding geosciences students (masters or undergraduate) with a strong interest in federal science policy for fall, spring, and summer internships. Interns will gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. They will also hone their writing and web publishing skills. Interns receive a stipend through the generous support of the American Geological Institute and the American Institute of Professional Geologists Foundation or the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Apply by October 15, 2010 for the spring internship by going to the website.


  • Research Means Hope: A Research One Event

    Research Means Hope: News from the Front Lines
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    4-6 PM
    USF Health Rotunda and Nursing Atrium

    Presentation and Breakout Topics 
    -Toward More Effective Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease - Dr. Hunt Potter
    -The Promise of Adult Stem Cells and Cell Therapies - Dr. Leslie Miller
    -The Pursuit of a Cure: Juvenile Diabetes - Dr. Henry Rodriquez
    -Drug Development for World-Wide Killers - Dr. Michael White
    Reception to Follow    

  • SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program

    The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics.   

    A SMART brochure is attached and the application web page is at  The application deadline is December 2010 for the 2011 school year.  SMART provides:
    • Full Tuition – to any accredited U.S. University
    • A very generous stipend while in school
      $25,000 for undergraduates
      $33,000 for masters candidates
      $33,000 to $41,800 for doctoral candidates
    • Book allowance – $1,000
    • Health Insurance 
    • Paid Summer internships
    • All required student fees
    • Travel fees for internships 
    Summer internships at the facility/laboratory are required.  In return for fully funding their education, students are required work as a civilian employee at a Service (Army, Navy, Air Force) or DoD Agency (NSA, DIA, DARPA, etc.) laboratory, or similar activity, for a period equal to the time the program paid for their school.  Students must be U.S. Citizens, able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance, and be willing to work in a defense facility/laboratory upon graduation.  There will be approximately 300 new awards this year.  A list of SMART fellows from previous years is listed by University at:

    Please direct your interested students to:  There are links to the application portal and other program related information.  Additional applicant and SMART related questions can be answered via:
    Phone:  (202) 331-3544

  • 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.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Great Gatsby Prohibition Ball- Tickets Available

    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 $5 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.

  • 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!

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Student Submissions

  • thread's 2nd Annual Reading is Sexy Showcase

    thread, USF's undergraduate literary journal, will host its 2nd Annual Reading is Sexy Showcase. Join us on Thursday October 21st at 6:30pm in MSC 2708.
    • Hear the works of talented undergraduate and MFA student writers.
    • Learn about submission guidelines and getting published.
    • Drink good coffee.
    • Buy cool buttons.
    For updates about the journal, please send your name and Net-ID to and join our facebook group at!/threadUSF

    Link: thread literary inquiry

  • USF Ambassadors

    Think YOU have spirit? Think YOU have what it takes to be part of the most prestigious organization on campus?  Then come see if you have what it takes to enhance your collegiate experience and become a USF AMBASSADOR. Come join us for our Fall Meet and Greet on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 5pm in Traditions Hall (Inside the Alumni Center) to learn more about our fantastic program. Casual attire. For more information, please contact our VP of Membership, Kevin Chostel. Hope to see you there!

  • Want to Become More Involved in YOUR Community? BullSERVE can Help!

    Interested in volunteering throughout the Tampa Bay area?  BullSERVE (under the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement) has great sites for you, so that you can volunteer any time of the week!  The sites include: Hope Lodge, Community Stepping Stones, Metro Ministries, Trinity Café, Horses for the Handicapped, Urban Scholars Outreach Program, Feeding America, Local Community Gardens, Dr. ANV Rao Gurukulam Program, and Moses House.  If you’re interested, please sign up on-line at:! Go Bulls!

    Link: Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement â€" BullSERVE

  • USF vs. Cincy Watch Party

    The USF vs. Cincy Football Watch Party will be hosted by the WIN Foundation on Friday, 10/22/10 at 8pm in MSC 2708. Join us for FREE FOOD and a chance to win RAFFLE PRIZES!! Sponsors include Gray's, Cici's, Tias, Antonio's, TGI Fridays, D'Lites, Outback and many more.

    Link: Watch Party

  • Green and Gold Guides Fashion Show Sponsored by the USF Bookstore!

    The Green and Gold Guides have teamed up with the USF Bookstore to show you all the latest game gear!! At the event we will be raffling off tons of great prizes like $25 gift cards to Starbucks, $50 gift cards to the Bookstore, Five Guys, Cracker Barrel, Chipotle, Firehouse Subs, and ColdStone gift cards, and more prizes to come!! Tickets will be sold at Bull Market for $1 and at the door for $2. The ticket will get you into the show and raffle. For more chances to win, its only a dollar more per ticket!This is also a chance to learn more about the Green and Gold Guides for those of you interested. Hope to see you there on Thursday, October 14th at 5 p.m. in the Oval Theatre!!

    Link: Green and Gold Guide Website

  • Muhammad: The Man Behind the Message

    Over 1400 years ago, a man preached a message that would spread throuhgout the world. Now with over 1.5 billion Muslims, Islam makes up nearly one-quarter of the world. Who was the Prophet Muhammad? Who was the Man behind the Last Message to Mankind? Join us for free pizza and a lecture by Dr. Ali Shehata, a renowned instructor from AlMaghrib Institute. Tuesday October 12th, 6:00pm, MSC 2708.

    Link: event details

  • Don't love me for my looks, love me for my BOOKS! Real Men Read!

    If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved on campus look no further than Real Men Read. Real Men Read is a new organization that is devoted to promoting literacy and encouraging young students to pursue their education. Fun volunteer opportunities are available. Pancake party at Pizzo Elementary will be taking place on October 29th from 8:15-9:00am and from 9:15-10:00am. Interested? Contact Rachel at or join us on Blackboard.

  • Muhammad: Man Behind the Message

    Throughout the ages, God has divinely guided Prophets to lead the people. The seal of the prophets came with the final revelation divinely inspired to This man. Who was Prophet Muhammad? Who was the Man behind the Last Message to Mankind. Join us for free pizza and a lecture that looks into the story of Prophet Muhammad led by renowned AlMaghrib Institute Instructor Dr. Ali shehata.   Event will take place October 12th at 6pm in the Marshall center Room 2708!!! Free Pizza will be served!!!

  • Internship Opportunity: Urban Land Institute

    This is an excellent opportunity to make valuable business contacts for future employment through our Advisory Board and committees. Interns will be included in every stage of the planning and marketing of events, board and committee meetings, programs and membership initiatives. Additional information in the attached document.

    Link: Urban Life Institute

  • New Organization Dedicated to Help Homeless

    Helping Hands at USF is a student led organization whose focus is to address the issues facing the homeless which includes: Hunger, Hiring, and Hygenie. Anyone who is homeless or on the verge of it faces these issues and we could use help in assisting these people. Come join us at our next meeting October 6 at 4pm at the Marshall Center or come to our next outing October 13 at 530pm. (We meet up at the stairs on the first floor of the Marshall Center) "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" Winston Churchill

  • Calling All Tutors!

    The Holcombe Scholars Program still needs tutors in the following subject areas: Applications of Physics to Biology and Medicine Part I. 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 

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Want to Become More Involved in YOUR Community?

    Interested in volunteering throughout the Tampa Bay area?  BullSERVE (under the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement) has great sites for you, so that you can volunteer any time of the week!  The sites include: Hope Lodge, Community Stepping Stones, Metro Ministries, Trinity Café, Horses for the Handicapped, Urban Scholars Outreach Program, Feeding America, Local Community Gardens, Dr. ANV Rao Gurukulam Program, and Moses House.  If you’re interested, please sign up on-line at:! Go Bulls!

    Link: Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement-BullSERVE

  • Pod Wars!

    Attend!  Get points for your Pod when you go to certain Honors LLC and HCSC events* Win!  The Pod with the most points at the end of the semester will be crowned the Pod War Champion and will win a Pizza Party along with a customized Pod Champion T-Shirt (or another prize suggested by you!) *Check the bright yellow calendars in your Pod for the upcoming events that count for Pod War Points (PWP).  You can also stay informed by checking the honors college calendar or joining us on Facebook. Questions/Suggestions?  Contact Lisa Booth at

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