Know-a-BULL News
Week of 12/15/2008 - Issue # 43 

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
 1/15/2009 An Afternoon with: Rick Temple
 1/20/2009 An Evening with: Les Muma
 1/21/2009 HCSC Coffeehouse
 1/23/2009 Fourth Colloquium
 1/25/2009 Florida Orchestra Concert
 1/27/2009 An Evening with: Judge Raymond Gross
 2/1/2009 Hurricane REU 2009 Deadline
 2/7/2009 HCSC Big Brothers Big Sisters Valentine Event
 2/20/2009 Brit Theatre: Bobby & the Chimps
 2/22/2009 HCSC Spring Picnic
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • This will be the last newsletter of the semester. Have a great break and, if you need us, please email. Remember, USF will be closed much of the 2 week period beginning 12/22.

    Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year from us to you and your families.

    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.

  • January 25th, 2009: Florida Orchestra Concert

    Concertmaster Jeff Multer and the Florida Orchestra have invited twenty Honors College students to attend the orchestra’s January 25th performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall (7:30 p.m.).  This all-Russian (and very Romantic) concert features Rachmaninoff’s spectacular “Variations on a Theme by Paganini” for piano and orchestra and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.,” in an exciting new version arranged by pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy.

    RSVP on the Honors College website

    Description of concert:

  • 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

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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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Student Submissions

  • Dance Marathon Charity Fashion Show

    Come out and see the latest USF fashions at the first annual Catwalk for Miracles benefiting the All Children's Hospital. There will be live music, free food, raffles, an auction and an exciting fashion show. It's January 7th, 11am-1pm, the Marshall Student Center Ballroom. If you would like to volunteer please email Kat White at

  • 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!

  • 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.


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