Please let me know if you will enter our one-act playwriting competition.
Mark this date down - Wednesday, November 16 at 7 PM in the brand new Music Building concert hall your Honors Jazz Band, Singers and Orchestra will perform in its fall concert. You should attend this Freshpeople 5 event to support your Honors Colleagues.
Please make sure you have an up to date e-Portfolio so you can get your Honors study abroad scholarship and so you can apply for Honors College competitive scholarships. Go to the website, clikck on e-Portfolios and follow the directions or click below:
The course descriptions for Spring 2012 are now posted on the Honors Blackboard, under Course Descr, and should also be available on the Honors website sometime today.
Please remember to apply for your permits EARLY -- especially freshmen who will need a permit to register for IDH 2010, the required course for SP12. Also, permits are needed for thesis, IDH 4000, Bio Med Ethics (2 sections of IDH 3600), and any course you have problems register for -- please just apply for a permit and that will take care of the issue.
IEEE is Coming to the USF Tampa Library
The IEEE Xplore database is more than a resource only for engineers and scientists. The USF Tampa Library, along with IEEE trainer and all-around expert Ruth Wolfish, would love to show you just how much interdisciplinary coverage this database has to offer. With science and technology as the primary focus, there's also great content in the arts, social sciences, and emerging fields like biomedical engineering and sustainability that may benefit your teaching and/or research. Please join us for any of the following sessions (each with a slightly different focus), as well as for lunch and prizes provided by IEEE. Please RSVP Now at the following link so we can get an accurate account of the number of people attending:
All students accepted to the Germany course will receive an extra $1,000 scholarship towards travel expenses. Contact Mr. Lucien with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Introduction to Art Tutor Needed
The Holcombe Scholars Program is currently looking for a tutor for Introduction to Art (ARH 3001). Interested applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, have taken the course at USF, and received an A in the respective course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided.
The Undergraduate Health Symposium is a showcase of many of USF's Pre-Health Student Organizations and Campus Pre-Health Resources. The event will be held Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 from 11:00am to 3:00pm in MSC 2011 A, B, and C.
Registration for Spring semester will begin Monday, October 31, 2011. If you are a first year student you must make an appointment and see your advisor prior to registration. You will not be able to register without doing this. If you are a continuing student and need advising, you should make your appointment as soon as possible. Advising schedules will fill quickly. You can come by to schedule, ADM 241, call 813-974-3087 or use eScheduler - link seen here.
The online permit request forms are now open for Spring 2012. To find these forms, please go to the Honors website, scroll down to Honors College Forms: Online Forms, and then the form you require.There are 3 permit request forms:
Permit Request form: for IDH 2010, 3100, 3350, 3400, 3600, 4000,4200 and 4930.
Thesis Permit form -- A permit is needed for each semester of thesis, only one semester of thesis at a time may be permitted.
Undergraduate Research Permit: Click on link and print Contract (once contract is turned in, a permit will be issued for IDH 4910) -- beginning in Spring 12, this course is for Honors Students ONLY.
Which classes need a permit: IDH 2010, IDH 3600 (Bio-Med Ethics), IDH 4000, IDH 4930, and ANY COURSE that you try to register for that gives you an error message. NOTE: Any Honors student who has not had IDH 2010 will usually need a permit for any Honors course -- be prepared and apply early!
Note: In SP12, the IDH 2010 classes will be for the Fall 11 incoming freshmen ONLY. Also: Bio-Med Ethics requires a permit -- Ms. Hill has given a list of those approved to take Bio-Med Ethics in Spring 2012 to Ms. Field.
Germany the Gateway to Europe in 2012
Germany: Beyond the Classroom is your gateway to Europe in May 2012. This course is designed to give students a hands-on, global experience to enhance their understanding of topics such as the uniqueness of German culture, history, language, and the differences between Germany and the United States. Students will synthesize their academic knowledge and immersion experience as a means to learn about the social, political, and economic situation in Germany. This course will be offered as Arts and Humanities IDH 3100 for 3 credit hours.
After the Spring Semester, from May 7-23rd, 2012, we will travel to the historic city of Osnabrück in northwest Germany, home to a USF-affiliated university which has been our outstanding host in the past. Our 16-day immersion experience will also include a weekend excursion to Berlin, Dresden, Weimar, and a visit to Cologne.
Applications are available now at the Honors College. Scholarships are available to all Honors students (additional scholarships will be awarded to Honors LLC residents).
Honors Peer Mentors Now Taking Applications
Each year the Honors College hires current Honors students to work as Peer Mentors during the Summer New Student Orientation sessions. Peer Mentors work one on one with incoming freshmen, helping them develop their first year schedules and serve as a guide for their first year at USF.
Applications are available outside Mrs. Lanier's office in ADM, and are due Oct. 28th. This is a paid position for June-August, 2012. Peer Mentors must participate in a 0-2 credit training course during Spring 2012 semester.
Pull out your passport and pack your bags, because we're heading to Costa Rica! Costa Rica: Beyond the Classroom is a unique Honors International course, blending classroom learning with on-site education. Students will take IDH 4200 or IDH 4000 during the Spring semester, learning about the culture, history, government and unique issues facing Costa Rica. At the end of the semester, the entire class will travel together to spend two weeks volunteering on construction projects and a coffee plantation in several locations throughout the country. Applications are available outside Mrs. Lanier's office in ADM, and are due Oct 28th. Contact her for more details.
If you are applying to graduate Fall 2011, please go the the following link and complete the Declare your Graduation with the USF Honors College. We will open the other forms after the graduation application deadline has passed.
The Truman Scholarship awards $30,000 for graduate school to student leaders with >3.7 GPA plus lots of engagement on and off campus. The internal deadline is approaching (Nov 1, 2011).
Please let Dr. Linda Lucas, email@example.com know if you plan to apply this year. We want to get started ASAP on your applications -- they require internal review, essay writing, and letters of recommendation.
If you are a junior (graduating between Dec 2012 and Aug 2013) or a senior and resident of Puerto Rico or other US Territories, you are probably eligible.
For more information regarding the scholarship, please visit the Truman Scholarship website at www.truman.gov.
NIH OxfordCambridge Scholars Program and MDPhD Partnership Training Program
The National Institutes of Health collaboration with Oxford and Cambridge application is open. The USF internal deadline is December 1, 2011.
We will be searching for highly self-directed students with significant research experience who are ready to focus on a particular dimension of biomedical research in their chosen fields of study.
Students admitted to the program choose a research project from a pre-existing list of collaborations (see our web site for the list) or are free to design their own project, often bridging different disciplines.
Exciting opportunity for a paid, 12-week internship for eligible, rising seniors. We are currently taking applications for the 2012 Intelligence Analysis Summer Intern Program. The application process began on September 1st and the deadline for applying is November 15th. Prospective applicants must apply on-line to be considered for a position in the program. Interested applicants should apply at the following website: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/undergraduate/iasp.shtml.
CongressBundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany, is currently accepting applications from students. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields without any prior German language knowledge, and is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Think you are too old for Halloween? Think again! Come relive your childhood with the Boys and Girls Club Halloween Party!
Honors Council will be hosting a Halloween party for kids from a local Boys and Girls Club and volunteers are needed! Join us on Friday, October 28th from 1-5 pm in JPH 1319. The actual event for the kids will be from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Activities will include Twister games, arts and crafts, face painting, photo opportunities, and more!
Volunteering space is limited and volunteers will be chosen on a first come basis. If you are interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Come join the GLBT and Allied Pre Medical Student Association as we host several medical students from the USF College of Medicine. There will be an open discussion forum where any questions about the medical school application, admission and experience can be answered. FREE FOOD and DRINK will be available! See you there!
A local handheld application development company is looking for course developers for its educational iPad and Android applications. You Can Learn needs material for all subjects and audiences. Course developers will research and write lessons to be formatted and placed in these applications, and will be paid on an hourly basis. For more information, contact Theresa Woods at email@example.com.
Eat a delicious meal and help raise money for PreVeterinary Society
Pre-Vet Society is having a fundraiser Friday, November 4, at the Panda Express on Fowler (near University Mall) from 5pm to 9pm! 20% of your purchases will be donated to our society. IMPORTANT: In order for us to receive your donation, you MUST have the flyer with you at the time of purchase! You can either print it out (by following the link) or stop by Pre-Vet table at Bull Market on Wednesdays to pick one up. Don't forget to invite all of your friends and family, too! Please come enjoy some delicious Chinese food and help Pre-Vet society at the same time!! We hope to see you there! The Panda Express is located at 2120 E. Fowler Ave Tampa, FL 33612
Future App Developers! We are pleased to bring you a demonstration on the possibilities of developing applications for the iOS environment. Please join your USF Apple Campus Rep, along with Apple's Higher Education iOS Engineer for this exciting event. The FREE overview will be held on Monday November 14th at 5:30pm in MSC 4200, The Chamber. For more info, contact Michael Trimm, Apple Campus Rep, at firstname.lastname@example.org
76th Annual of the Florida Academy of Sciences University of South Florida
The 76th Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences will be held at the University of South Florida, from March 16-17, 2012. Abstracts on any aspect of science or engineering, including science eduation, are being accepted for presentation opportunities. The FAS meetings are a great opportunity for both graduate and undergraduate students to present their research and to network with professionals from around Florida. The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, Decemeber 16th. Early submissions are strongly encouraged. For further information and procedures, please visit the academy's web page located at www.floridaacademyofsciences.org or contact the FAS Program Chair, Dr. Jeremy Montague (Barry University) at 305-899-3218, fax 305-899-3225, email: email@example.com .
Join Timmy Global Health for our first Kaplan Course Auction on Tuesday, October 25th from 5:30 to 6:45 pm in MSC 3701. Join fellow members and officers to learn more about Timmy, enjoy light refreshments and BID! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
The United Nations Millenium Development Goals Impact on your World
In September 2000, the then 189 member states of the United Nations (UN) met at UN Headquarters in New York City for the Millennium Summit. What came out of this three day meeting is what we now know as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). A decade in the making, the 2001 Millennium Declaration officially established the eight goals to combat the rife global injustices.
As the year 2000 approached, the United Nations saw a symbolic opportunity for its members to work together to make goals that would lead to worldwide changes needed in order to achieve equality and global sustainability for years to come. Each of the eight Millennium Development Goals targets a specific quandary that faces the world's poorest populations and least developed countries.
Join us at the Marshall Student Center on November 17th, from 1 - 4pm as Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, a panel of local professors and businesspeople speak about the MDGs and how we can become global citizens in the 21st Century.
Free food and raffle prizes for those who attend!!
Featured Workshops: Relaxation and Stress Reduction Techniques Mondays 1:00 -- 2:00 and Thursdays 12:00 --1:00, Every week until December 15th
Coping Skills for College Stress Tuesdays: 11:00 --12:00 on 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25
Theme and Support Groups: Ready to Exhale: A Support and Resource Group for Black Women Wednesdays, October 19 -- December 7th, 2:00 -- 3:30pm
Voces (Voices): A Latina Resource and Support Group Mondays, 3:00 -- 4:30pm, October 3rd -- November 14th.
Recovery Road Meets Mondays, 3:00 -- 4:30pm
Contact Lani Steffens, M.A. Mental Health Promotion Specialist at 813-974-0188 or email@example.com for more information.
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