Honors College/School of Theatre and Dance One Act Play Writing Competition
Channel your inner creative juices!
The following are the simple rules of the competition: 20 minute (optimal) original one act play - maximum of 25 minutes Any topic (including controversial) is ok Individual, duo, three member teams may submit manuscripts
There will be 2 divisions, one for Theater and English majors, one for all others
January 8 - electronic and hard copy due; electronic copy to email@example.com; hard copy to Honors office. February 4 - Announcement of top three plays selected for performance April 6 and 7. $200 first prize, $100 second and third prizes - places announced at performance
Week of Feb 11 - authors meet with Theatre Director and Honors Dean. March 4 and 5 - Acting auditions. (This will be an open call to all USF students). Writers and judges will select cast. Writer may choose to act
April 6 and 7 – Performances. Writer is encouraged to direct play (help will be available) If selected for performance, minimal staging will be available Props and costumes are author and actor responsibility
Freshpeople 5 credit will be given to entrants. Authors agree to accept judges’ decisions as final Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Break a pen!
If you missed Convocation, you can now make it up. Watch the video on Blackboard and then, on any Friday between 9 and 11, come in to swipe and receive your ribbon.
Go to Blackboard-Student Life-The Honors College-Lectures-Convocation
The sound is not great but you'll understand it.
Puerto Rico Alternative Spring Break 2013
Join us in Puerto Rico for Alternative Spring Break 2013!  It will be a 7-day trip (Saturday, March 9 - Saturday, March 16th) from Tampa to San Juan and stay in a vacation home near the northwestern coast.  There will be three days of service (no ditch-digging!), likely at a multiservice non-profit organization.  Trip-related ground transportation, r/t airfare, two meals, and lodging are included.  We will decide on two low-cost excursions (trips may be to the only rainforest in the U.S. forest system, the largest cavern/underground river system in the Western Hemisphere, or the world''s largest single-dish radio telescope).  The trip will cost approximately $1,260 and Honors College will offer scholarships.  This trip is not part of a course (so, no credits), but participants will learn about Puerto Rico''s complex history and rich culture.
Apply to be an Honors College Peer Mentor.  This is a paid position, working the first-year Orientation sessions through the months of June and July 2013.  A Spring 2013 training class is required to be hired.  Apply online at employment.usf.edu (click on Student Employment).  Application deadline is November 2.  See Mrs. Lanier for questions.
The Honors College is now accepting applications for a *FREE* MCAT preparatory course to be offered during spring 2013.  The 15-week non-credit course, facilitated by third and fourth year USF College of Medicine students, includes test strategy as well as content preparation. Each week a different subject (biology, physics, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and verbal) will be covered.  All materials including study books and full length practice exams will be provided at no cost to students due to a generous donation from the Chowdhari family.
This course will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm (location to be determined). Attendance is required for every session. Interested students must demonstrate financial need, motivation for medical school and sufficient academic prerequisites for MCAT.  Financial need is strongly considered when applicants are selected. To apply, submit a detailed personal statement (recommended length at least one page) describing financial need and future goals to Ms. Amy Sturrock, email@example.com.  Please include UID#. Deadline is Friday, November 30, 2012.
Check out the Honors College courses, destinations, and spring break opportunities! Apply NOW! All applications are due by October 24th.
The Honors College now offers an online graduation check feature so you can make sure you are on track to graduate with Honors College Designation. All you need do is go to the Online Forms page on the Honors website and click "Request Graduation Check" at the bottom of the page. Remember this is only for Honors College academic requirements. Your Major requirements need to be checked with your College Advising office.
The Office of National Scholarships needs an Honors FWS Student Assistant!
We are looking for someone who can work Tuesday and Thursday 8am to 11:30am and 1pm to 5pm. If you are interested, please send your resume and availability to Dr. Linda Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible!
Truman Scholarship USF Deadline to Apply November 12
The USF deadline for the Truman Scholarship is due Nov. 12, 2012. This is the most prestigious leadership scholarship for undergraduates there is! It is targeted at students of any major who hope to work in the public sector (education, social work, public office holder, law, foreign aid etc.). There is a monetary award of $30,000 for graduate school, a paid summer internship in DC and a service requirement to work in the public sector for 4 out of the 7 years after receiving your final degree. To apply this year you need to be graduating between Dec 2013 and Aug 2014.
You need three letters of recommendation plus a completed application. USF can nominate only four so we will send the applications out to faculty review mid November. You will know if you will be nominated by early December which will give you time to revise your application before final submission in early February. At a minimum, you need strong GPA (3.7 or greater), lots of leadership or research, some awards, distinctions or honors, ability to write up a policy proposal.
Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship USF Deadline January 7
Rangel International Affaris Program is now accepting applications for the 2013 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship! The USF deadline to apply is January 7, 2013.
The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. For those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State, The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities.
Information and application materials can be found at http://www.rangelprogram.org/. The application deadline is January 18, 2013. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.
Please contact Dr. Bishop at email@example.com to apply.
Want to learn Swahili Wolof or Zulu Boren Scholarship African Languages Initiatives Deadline Jan 7
Boren African Languages Initiative - Two USF students are currently studying Swahili in Tanzania!
For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, please go to www.borenawards.org
and look under announcements on the left side of the page. In addition, Boren is holding a series of webinars this fall, including two specifically about the African Languages Initiative, on November 8 and December 19. The full list is here: http://www.borenawards.org/webinars.html
If you plan to apply for a Boren Scholarship or Fellowship, please contact Ms. Schumacher Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Halloween, his journey is now yours as the Honors College Student Council brings the excitement of Harry Potter to USF! Join us for a night filled with trivia, cool prizes, dancing, those famous Hogwarts Express treats, and our very own Triwizard tournament.
When you enter, you will be sorted into one of the four Houses so feel free to show your colors. We invite you to wear your robes, scarves, ties, and bring your wands (of course we are going to have a costume contest)!
Bring your friends...or better yet, bring your entire pod! Not to worry...we will bring the Butterbeer!
The event takes place October 30, 2012 from 8 - 10:30 PM in JPH 1317. Remember the password...Acid pops!
If you are not connected to the Honors LLC Facebook and Twitter pages yet, you're missing out! Pictures from the luau are available via those sites and these sites are being consistently updated with new information. Log on and connect with the LLC today!
For my honors thesis, I am currently recruiting fans of Harry Potter or Twilight to participate in a psychology research study (IRB Pro8196) analyzing how fans perform and respond on different tasks. The research study takes place in the Psychology Building (PCD) and takes approximately 40 minutes. Contact Samantha Groene at email@example.com for more information.
USF is affiliated with the WASHINGTON SEMESTER PROGRAM of American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. Our students are eligible to study for one semester at one of the country's most prestigious private universities and take advantage of, among other privileges, the oldest internship program of its kind in the nation's capital. The program offers classes in the following specialties:
American Politics, Global Economics and Business, Foreign Policy, International Law and Organizations, Justice and Law (Criminal Justice or Public Law), Peace and Conflict Resolution, Journalism and New Media, International Environment and Development, Transforming Communities, and The Middle East and World Affairs.
Applications can be submitted at applyspexs.american.edu. November 1 is their priority deadline. Please see Dr. Kleine who will have to endorse your application and have much additional information, including advice on how to receive help paying for the experience.
If you would like to be included in future editions of "Know-a-BULL News", articles may be submitted for consideration to Dr. Silverman through the submission form. Submissions should be brief and well written. Links should be JPG images or PDFs.