Know-a-BULL News
Week of 12/08/2008 - Issue # 42 

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
 12/12/2008 Fall 2008 Honors College Graduation
 12/13/2008 USF Fall Commencement
 1/15/2009 An Afternoon with: Rick Temple
 1/20/2009 An Evening with: Les Muma
 1/23/2009 Fourth Colloquium
 1/27/2009 An Evening with: Judge Raymond Gross
 2/1/2009 Hurricane REU 2009 Deadline
 2/20/2009 Brit Theatre: Bobby & the Chimps
 2/25/2009 UR Symposium Abstract Deadline
 2/27/2009 Fifth Colloquium
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • I wanted to take just a moment to wish you and your loved ones a very wonderful holiday season and a healthy, happy and joyous New Year.

    It always amazes me when people tell me how "easy" it is for Honors students. So many folks take for granted the fact that you do so well.

    What they don't know, that I do, is how hard you work on your studies and how much you worry about your work, how many credits you take each semester and the large number of you who work countless hours per week to support yourselves.

    They don't know of the thousands of hours per year you collectively volunteer to help others, the time you spend helping in your houses of worship and the leadership roles you take in campus organizations. Some of you care for parents, grandparents, spouses and your own children. Some of you deal with your own serious medical issues.

    I want you to know how much I respect and admire you and to let you know that I know that many of you succeed despite obstacles you must daily overcome.

    To those of you who will graduate this semester, let me congratulate you and wish you the best of success in whatever you do.

    Please know that the best faculty, advisors and staff anywhere and I am here for you, pre- and post-graduation, and all of us will always do whatever I can to help you with whatever you might need. Dr. Yavneh, Dr. Kleine, Ms. Geiger, Ms. Sturrock, Ms. Lazzara, Mr. Mejias, Mr. Lucian, Ms. Hill, Ms. Lanier, Ms. Kane, Ms. Galchenko, Ms. Carlton, Ms. Field, Mr. Friday, Mr. Liu, Ms. Dorosz and I care about each of you and wish all your dreams for the new year come true.


    Please let me know what graduate / professional schools / programs you have been accepted to. If you do that, we will post your success on the website.

  • The Honors College is pleased to announce the addition of two new Academic Advisors:

    Ms. Cayla Lanier is a USF Honors College graduate who has an educational background in Business and Advertising. She will be a generalist advisor while assisting with freshpeople orientation and keeping the advising section of the website up to date.

    Ms. Juliet Hill recently transferred to the Honors College from the USF Department of Chemistry. She has an educational background in Philosophy and Latin American History. She will focus her attention to pre-health professions advising.

  • Interested in taking Narrative Filmmaking in the Spring?

    In the Spring, the class (IDH 4930-005) will meet Wednesday nights, 6:30-8:30 PM.

    Please contact Dan Nguyen ( to schedule an interview.

  • Honors Band

    You can now earn credit for playing/singing in the Honors band even if you are not in the actual class.  We will offer one credit for students who wish to be a part of the “Rubber Band” in the spring.  It will meet on Mondays from 6-7 PM.  Email Dr. Silverman and he will get you registered.

  • Vietnamese Language

    If you need to take a test in the Vietnamese language in order to fulfill the foreign language requirement please email Professor My Lien Dao at

  • Art Design Brain Seminar

    This is a great seminar for those interested in Art and Design and Psychology. PSY 4931, EXP 7099 Tuesdays 3:30 - 6:20 PM. See the attachment for information.

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(813) 974-3087


RED - National Fellowships

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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HCSC - Honors College Student Council

  • Honors Council General Meetings every Tuesday at 4:30pm in the Honors Lounge

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(813) 974-3087


Student Submissions

  • The Center for Transformation and Innovation is looking for a student to fill a part-time position as administrative assistant. A flyer is attached with details of employment and qualifications for application.   

  • Student Government is Hiring

    Student Government is hiring a Deputy Attorney General. Applications are due the second Friday of January. The DAG will assist the Attorney General as assigned to assist in the goals and duties as assigned to this office.

  • Internship

    Attached are details of a paid internship at one of Tampa’s premier companies. Please let Dr. Silverman know if you apply.

  • Spring 2009: CHM 4932 - Peer Leading  (for General Chemistry I)

    * Did you earn an A or B in CHM 2045/2046?
    * Need to review general chemistry before that big entrance exam?
    * Do you enjoy helping other students and contributing to their success?
    * Do you want a unique leadership experience?
    * Do you have some free time on Fridays?

    Then CHM 4932 Peer Leading is the course for you! As a peer leader,  you will have the opportunity to work with the students in General Chemistry now to help them succeed. CHM 4932 can be used towards Biomedical Science, Chemistry, and Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences majors, and it is an excellent upper-level elective and experience for students in other majors.

    Contact: Dr. Jennifer Lewis for more information about the course and registration!

  • Darius Goes West

    Everyone is invited to hitch a ride with the screening of: Darius Goes West
    Let's fill up the USF Health Auditorium with 500 people
    December 10th @ 7:00 PM
    Special guests Darius and his crew will be available for Q&A after the movie

    Darius Weems is a 15 year old who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
    who along with 11 college-age students undertook this great task
    to raise awareness and money for DMD research

  • Two On-Campus Job Possibilities: Descriptions Attached

    Web DB Position Description

    Communications Position Description

  • Refugee Youth and Family Program (RYFP)

    Refugee Youth and Family Program (RYFP) is looking for volunteers to tutor English to the children they serve.  Gain experience and make an impact in someone's life: 

    This program supports refugee youth to reach their highest levels of achievement through school and family support. We work to improve school success for refugee students, reducing dropout risk factors, helping youths successfully transition from school to the workplace, and improving the acculturation and preservation of the refugee family. 

    Please contact Marcella at for more information on how to get involved with this great program.

  • Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunities at CDC

    Undergraduate Summer Fellowships at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) in Atlanta, GA. This fellowship is open to undergraduate students who plan to major in chemistry or biology and have taken courses in general chemistry or biology.

    Monnie E. Champion
    voice: 865.576.3306
    fax: 865.573.3816
  • Students with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences, life sciences, mathematics, or engineering are eligible to apply for the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Graduate Fellowship.

If you would like to be included in future editions of "Know-a-BULL News", email submissions to Dr. Stuart Silverman at for consideration. Submissions should be in electronic form, text only, and brief. Flyers containing additional information should be submitted in PDF.

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