Know-a-BULL News
Week of 10/19/2010 - Issue # 135

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
 10/20/2010 An Afternoon with Judge Pat Kelly
 10/20/2010 Honors LLC- Pizza & Improv in the POD
 10/21/2010 Lunch w/ the Honors DEANS
 10/22/2010 Frankenstein Symposium
 10/23/2010 Boys & Girls Club Halloween Party
 10/26/2010 Honors LLC- Improv
 11/5/2010 Colloquium #2
 11/11/2010 Veteran's Day
 11/25/2010 Thanksgiving Holiday
 11/26/2010 Thanksgiving Holiday
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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.

    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.

    Our Afternoon With ... series has thus far invited a leading attorney and an appeals court judje.  we will, along the way, have a very successful business couple come in to talk with you.  I would like to get your suggestions as to who we should invite for future sessions, either types of people or specific people.  You may come in and suggest or email me.

  • Important information for our Fall Graduates!

    ALL  potential fall semester Honors College Graduates received an email regarding the Honors College Certification Form.  Please fill this out ASAP.  Those who do not fill out this form will not be certified for their Honors requirements.  All Honors College students must submit this form in addition to their bachelor’s degree application. The deadline for this certification form is December 3rd.  Honors College Commencement Ceremony is at 2PM on December 10th in Traditions Hall in the Alumni Center

    Link: Fill out your certification form here!

  • Advising Appointments

    You can now schedule an appointment with your Honors Advisor online through the Honors website. The link is attached.  You can still make appointments by calling 813-974-3087 or dropping by the Honors College offices in SVC 1088.

    Link: Honors College eScheduler

  • Honors LLC-Pizza & Improv in the Pod

    We're bringing improv to you! The Honors LLC is having an improv session and FREE pizza in Pod 7100 on Wednesday, October 20 from 5-6:30pm. Ami (facilitator) will use a variety of instructional methods to teach important communication skills that are tailored to help you develop professionally and personally.

    Does not count for Pod War Points

    Email with questions.

  • Lunch with the Deans

    Join Dr. Silverman, Dr. Yavneh, and Dr. Kleine for lunch on Thursday, October 21st. Honors will have a space reserved in Juniper Poplar Dining (to the left as you enter the dining hall) from11:30am to 1:00pm. Feel free to stay for as long or as little as you would like. Please take advantage of this opportunity as the Deans are making an effort to come out and get to know you!

    **Counts for POD WAR POINTS**

    Feel free to email with any questions-

  • Permit Request and Thesis Permits

    Permit Requests and Thesis Registration Requests are now open for Spring 2011. You will need to apply for a permit if you are taking IDH 4000, if the course says you need a permit and if you are a double-major. The Thesis Registration Request permit is required for EACH semester you register for thesis. If you are unsure you have the required amount of hours (75 for IDH 4000 and 90 for IDH 5975), please see an Honors advisor before applying for the permit.

  • The Amazing Race: Campus-Wide Scavenger Hunt

    The Amazing Race: A Team Challenge for Your Mind and Body to Win a Prize!

    Compete in various challenges to receive the clues in the categories of physical, art, and mind challenges!

    Start forming teams! Teams of 4-5 people, with a minimum of 1 honors student.

    Friday November 12th, various campus locations centered around Juniper-Poplar Hall.

    Keep an eye out for more information to come!!

    Please e-mail your team submissions to the Honors GA, Huda:

  • 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. Omlor 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 are available at the Honors College front desk. 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

  • 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

  • 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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(813) 974-3087

O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • The Washington Center: for Tomorrow's Leaders

    Transforming Today's Students into Tomorrow's Leaders

    We are happy to consult with you on your application for the Washington Center Seminars.  Set an appointment online at or email us at There may be special discounts for applying through our office of up to $150 off.

    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit. Here are the upcoming seminars in January and May:

    -          Camp David III seminar in January: Those interested in international affairs will have an extraordinary experience, with visits to Middle East embassies and talks with some of the U.S. ambassadors from that region

    -          Top Secret security seminar in May: We are especially interested in attracting science majors to attend the Top Secret seminars

    See  for more information.

  • Attention Juniors: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Business Leadership Award

    The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Business Leadership Award provides support and professional development opportunities to promising students with a demonstrated interest in business leadership. Students entering their junior year of college who are chosen for this highly selective program will be supported by a Goldman Sachs mentor, an HSF student advisor, and a scholarship award ($10,000 over two years at $5,000 per year). Visit  Contact the Office of National Scholarships in SVC 1088, or  for more information.

  • Top 10 College Women Competition, Deadline December 1

    We are happy to consult with you regarding your application for the Glamour competition, please set an appointment online at or email us at

    Glamour magazine would like to invite USF students to apply for the Top 10 College Women Competition.  We’re looking for dynamic young women with leadership experience, academic excellence and inspiring goals.  Winners receive a $5000 cash prize, recognition in Glamour and a trip to New York City for an awards luncheon.

    Any woman who is currently a full-time junior at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada for the 2010-2011 academic year is eligible to enter.

    Students can download an application from Deadline is December 1, 2010.

  • AT & T Service-Learning Scholarships

    If you read about the underlying causes of homelessness in a sociology class, you are learning.  If you volunteer at a homeless shelter, you are serving.  Service-learning brings both these two activities together so that you can consciously develop a deeper, more personal understanding of homelessness.  Service-learning is a growing pedagogy that recognizes the benefits of active, engaged learning.  There are examples of its application in all disciplines of the social sciences, the humanities and the natural sciences.

    The College of Arts and Sciences Community Initiative (CI) is awarding several $1000 scholarships to College of Arts and Sciences students who have done service-learning in connection with USF.  Contact for a copy of the application form.  Scholarships are awarded on a rolling deadline, so contact us at your earliest convenience.

    Link: Email us

  • Mississippi Teacher Corps, Deadline today

    The first application deadline for the Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) is this Monday, 10/18.  Applications must be received by 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday evening.  You can apply online

    The Mississippi Teacher Corps is the most competitive teaching program in the country. The two-year program, designed for non-education majors, recruits college graduates to teach in the Mississippi Delta (and other critical-needs areas of Mississippi) and offers a host of benefits, including teacher training and certification, a full scholarship for a master's degree in education, job placement that includes full pay and benefits and, most importantly, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students in one of the poorest areas of the country

  • Upcoming Deadlines

    • SMART Scholarship for Service Program (STEM and Behavioral Science): USF Deadline: 11/1/2010

    • Harry S. Truman Fellowship (Public Policy): Deadline:  11/15/2010

    • DAAD (All majors):  Deadline: 11/15/2010 and other depending on program 

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

    • Goldwater (Research STEM): Deadline:     11/15/2010

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

    • Udall (Environmental): Deadline: 11/29/2010

    • Hollings (Environmental):  Deadline: 12/1/2010

    Link: More Scholarship Information on the ONS website

  • 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

    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

  • Call for Abstracts - National Conference on Undergraduate Research

    The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is an annual conference dedicated to showcasing the high achievements of undergraduates in research and scholarship and is open to all students in every field.

    If you are interested in submitting your work, please email your abstract to the Office of Undergraduate Research at by the Wednesday, November 3 deadline to be considered for funding. Students will be notified of their acceptance by Wednesday, November 10. Students will then have to apply to NCUR by the national deadline of Thursday, November 19.

    For more information, please call our office at (813) 974-6824 or email Please visit the NCUR website at

  • Study Hints

    One of our students gave Dr. Yavneh a copy of a handout she made for herself about how to study for biology exams.  She thought it was very good and it made her wonder if others had study tips to share.  If you do, please send her a copy and they will be linked to the Honors and UR websites. You can email her at

  • 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.


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Boys & Girls Club Halloween Party

    Join HCSC's Volunteer Committee this weekend for a SPOOKTACULAR Boys & Girls Club Halloween Party! Volunteers are encouraged to dress up!Join in the face painting, cookie decorating, games, and arts & crafts for the kids! Set-up starts at 9 am. Join us in making a memorable event for the Boys & Girls Club of the greater Tampa Bay area. Space is limited, so RSVP today!

    Link: RSVP here!

  • 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

  • GLBT and Allied Pre Med Student Association

    The GLBT and Allied Pre Med Student Association meets every other Wednesday from 6-7:30 in MSC 3713. Our next meeting is October 20th.  If you are interested in joining or have any questions please email us at or check us out on facebook.

  • Teach For America Upcoming Deadline: October 27, 2010

    Watch this short video to learn more about our impact:

    Register online today to get started on your application:

    Educational inequity limits the life prospects of millions of children. Teach For being part of the solution.

    Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals—of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests—who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural low-income communities and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. After their two years in the classroom, Teach For America alumni move into every sector to continue expanding opportunity in the long term. 

    Right now, 8,200 corps members have begun teaching in 39 regions across the country while over 20,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity.

    All majors and professional experiences. Full salary ($30,000-$50,000 depending on region) and health insurance. Federal student loans deferred.

    For more information, contact Recruitment Director Tiffany Roufs at 

  • Paris and Venice study-abroad - art and art history, June 1- July 6th

    This program offered by the School of Art and Art history affords students the opportunity of earning up to 4 credits while enrolled in an art or art history course for the entire month of June in Paris.     The program utilizes Paris as a vast resource for learning, including explorations of its museums, galleries, architecture, streets, parks and culture and students experience the city as temporary residents rather than as tourists.    The program also takes advantage of the proximity of Paris to important cultural sites in the surrounding region including Chartres Cathedral, Monet's gardens at Giverny, the chateaus of Chantilly and Vaux-le-Vicomte and Van Gogh's home at Auvers-Sur-Oise.   The 2011 program includes the option of an add-on excursion to the Venice Biennale, June 30 - July 6th earning 3 additional credits and students may enroll in the Venice excursion alone.   Numerous students from the Honors College have participated in this program since its inception over 20 years ago and specific course prerequisites can be waived if students have equivalent background or experience.   Students enrolled in this program are eligible for partial funding from the Honors College.    Applications can be filed on-line at the program’s website and students are encouraged to apply early in order to reserve a space in the program:   For further information, please visit the website or contact program director Lou Marcus:

  • Calling All Tutors!

    The Holcombe Scholars Program still needs tutors in the following subject areas: Life Cycle, World Perspective, and 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

  • SOS 2011 Registrations Now Open!

    Stampede of Service (SOS) is USF's largest day of service! 2010 was a record-breaking year with over 2700 students coming out to serve in the Tampa Bay community. This day of service was the largest community service project in USF's history. If you want to help make history happen in 2011, sign up to volunteer today! SOS 2011 is projecting to have over 3000 students in attendance this upcoming January 15, 2011. SIGN UPS ARE NOW OPEN! Sign up at this link FIND US ON FACEBOOK! INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!/group.php?gid=165801873431499

    Link: Stampede of Service 2011

  • 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: or

    Go Bulls!

    Link: Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement

  • Third Annual Greenstock

    Thursday, October 21 · 11:00am - 3:00pm 

    USF Amphitheater 

    To promote sustainability on campus and get students involved, we present to you, GREENSTOCK 2010.

    This year we will be focusing on public transportation in the community and the proposed 1 cent sales tax for improvement of our transportation system.

    Come enjoy live music, spoken word poetry, and some great food (provided by Village Health Market and Kaleisia Tea) while you ask questions, get answers, and get connected with some great clubs on campus.

    GREENSTOCK 2010 is brought to you as a collaborative Student Government Signature Event by: The Alliance of Concerned Students, Biker's Club, Moving Hillsborough Forward, the Office of Sustainability, Student Environmental Association, Students Protecting the Environment and Animals Thru Knowledge, and the Students for Social Justice.

  • USF Ambassadors Meet & Greet

    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!

  • 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 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

  • 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.

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.

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