Know-a-BULL News
Week of 11/24/2009 - Issue # 89

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

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 11/26/2009 Thanksgiving Holiday
 11/27/2009 Thanksgiving Holiday
 11/30/2009 Honors Council General Meeting
 12/3/2009 HCSC and Honors LLC Holiday Party
 12/4/2009 Thesis Presentation Day
 12/4/2009 Fall 2009 - Last Day of Classes
 12/11/2009 Honors College Graduation
 2/10/2010 Abstract Writing Workshop
 3/3/2010 Poster Design Workshop
 3/17/2010 Oral Presentation Skills Workshop
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Introducing the Honors College One Act Play Writing Competition

    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

    All writers must be Honors College students

    January 15 - electronic and hard copy due; electronic copy to; hard copy to Honors office

    January 29 - Announcement of top three plays selected for performance in early April

    $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

    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

    Authors agree to accept judges decisions as final

    Questions? Email

    Break a pen!

  • MCAT Prep Course for Spring 2010

    Based on the generosity of the Chowdhari family, the Honors College is excited to announce the offering of an MCAT preparatory course during the spring 2010 semester. The 15-week non-credit course, facilitated by third and fourth year USF College of Medicine students, will include test strategy as well as content preparation. Each week a different subject (biology, physics, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and verbal) will be covered through the use of ExamKrackers materials.

    This course will be offered on Tuesday evenings in SVC 1091 from 6:00-9:00pm. Interested students must demonstrate financial need and should submit a personal statement describing financial need and future goals to Ms. Amy Sturrock ( prior to December 11. ExamKrackers materials will be provided.

  • Spring 2010 Registration

    If you are planning on taking an Honors course in Spring 2010 and have not already registered, please do so as soon as possible.

    Due to low enrollment in a few classes, it is possible those sections may be closed, leaving you, perhaps, without a course you wanted but just had not gotten around to registering for yet.

    So why wait -- Register NOW!

  • Competitive Scholarships for Fall 2010

    The Honors College Competitive Scholarship Application for 2010-2011 is now open. Students can apply for additional scholarships if they meet the following criteria:
    3.5 USF GPA, completion of at least two Honors courses, a history of substantive community, University and/or Honors service since entering USF.
    The deadline to apply is January 15, 2010.

    Link: Competitive Scholarships Application

  • Club Hogar: Help Sick Children in Peru

    Are you interested in community service and the medical field? A new Honors College club is forming to help the Villa la Paz Foundation in Lima, Peru. Villa la Paz is a non-profit center in Peru started by Dr. Anthony Lazzara that cares for sick and destitute children. Patients receive all medications, treatment, food, housing and education for free during their stay in the center.

    An informational meeting will be held next Monday, November 23rd at 4:30 in SVC 1099 for all interested in the club. For further information, contact Danielle Grams ( or Dr. Yavneh

    Link: Villa la Paz

  • London Paris Study Abroad Program (May 7-16)

    Earn up to six summer school credits by taking the London Paris Study Abroad Program (May 7-16) between spring and summer semesters. Spend 10 days studying politics and culture in the two most magnificent cities in the world for not much more than taking those same credits on the USF campus. Honors College helps fund Honors students.


  • Panama: Beyond the Classroom Spring 2010

    We have a very few seats left for Panama: Beyond the Classroom for spring 2010. This class will satisfy the requirement for either IDH 4200 Honors Geographical Perspective or IDH 4000 Major Works Major Issues. This course is designed to give students a hands-on, global experience to enhance their understanding of topics such as Panamanian culture and current issues facing developing countries, research opportunities, the principles of service-learning, as well as beginning dialogue about philosophies of personal and global leadership & service. This is a semester long course with an international travel component. Travel dates are March 6th - 13th, spring break 2010. Applications are available at the front desk of the Honors College SVC 1088. Application packets are due by November 30th, 2009 to be turned in to the front desk of the Honors College.

    Trip costs approximately after scholarships; $650 -$700


    For more questions please contact Mr. Lucien or Mr. Mejias.

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RED - National Fellowships

  • USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team

    USA TODAY is now accepting nominations for the twenty-first annual USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team.

    *full-time Jrs. & Srs.
    *excel academically
    *extend intellectual abilities beyond the classroom to benefit society
    *featured in USA TODAY in May 2010 and will receive trophies and cash awards of $2,500
    *nominated by school

    See website (link below) for criteria and more information.

    Nominations must be received by 11:59 p E.T. January 29, 2010

    Link: USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team

  • NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

    The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.

    Link: Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

RED has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the RED website and speak with Mr. Mejias.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Call for Poster Designs

    The 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration needs a new look, and you could be the designer! We are currently accepting submissions for a design that will be used on all posters, bookmarks, and postcards involved with the Symposium.

    The deadline for submissions will be January 20, 2010. Please send all submissions to Ms. Schumacher at To see previous designs, check our website at


  • Student Research Opinions Needed

    The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to invite you to an open discussion about undergraduate research and your experience as an undergraduate researcher.

    If you are currently researching with a mentor, your feedback at this event will be greatly appreciated and used to help future undergraduate researchers.

    Please join us on January 20, 2010 at 12pm in SVC 1099. Lunch will be provided for your time and input. Space is limited for this discussion.

    If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Lauren Schumacher at by January 15, 2010. Please include who your mentor is in the email.

  • 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration Submission Deadline Announced!

    The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to announce the paper and abstract submission deadline for the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration on April 1, 2010.

    Oral (paper) and poster (abstract) submissions will be due to the Office of Undergraduate Research on February 25, 2010 at 4pm. Submission guidelines and instructions will be posted soon on Please mark your calendars for this event!


  • 2010 Summer Cancer Research Fellowships

    The Summer Cancer Research Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for eligible current sophomore or junior undergraduate students to engage in innovative integrative biology approaches to cancer research through the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Integrative Cancer Biology Program (ICBP).

    Online applications will be accepted beginning Monday, December 7 through Monday, January 25, 2010.

    For more information including project descriptions and the online application, please visit


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Underground T-Shirts Are In!

    Stop by the Honors College front desk to pick up your underground t-shirt. Ask for Chelsea, and if she is unavailable, Mr. Lucien can also help you.

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Student Submissions

  • Job Opportunity at the Province

    We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic, outgoing, social student who would like to promote our apartment community and help in the leasing process. The students would be responsible for marketing on campus including passing out flyers and attending sporting and social events and leasing on site for about 10-20 hours a week. Sales skills are very important. Please call 813-977-0666 or fax a resume to for consideration. We would like to hire for an immediate start date.

  • Exciting News from Student Health Services!

    Call in before you walk in!

    Effective Monday November 16,
    call our scheduling line (813) 974-2331 to speak with a Patient Services Representative
    and set up an appointment!

    You can also request a future appointment online at

    Link: Student Health Services

  • International Alternative Breaks Applications Available Online Now!

    Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement

    Volunteer in Vietnam, Peru or Costa Rica this May! Join the USF Alternative Breaks program to travel with a group of USF students to live, learn and serve in a new international community! Trips will be 2 weeks in length.

    Learn more about each of the trips & apply to participate here:


  • Conference on Coordination of Care

    Join us in room 2708 of the Marshall Student Center from nine to noon on November 30th. Why? There will be presentations on health care issues and those that help with them, and there will be discussion on them afterward. This is an exiting opportunity to get an understanding of health care issues in the Tampa area as health care providers come together to learn how to better collaborate with each other to fight these problems.

  • ASME Events

    Join USF ASME for the following exciting events!

    12/05/2009: Electrathon Race - Brandon High School

    02/19-20/2009: USF Engineering EXPO & Electrathon Race

    Link: USF ASME Website

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