Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/06/2015 - Issue # 346

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 and the Office of National Scholarships.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

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 1/7/2015 Studying Abroad in the United Kingdom Session
 1/14/2015 FL Gubernatorial Workshop
 1/15/2015 Honors College Student Council General Body Meeting
 1/20/2015 Mandatory meeting-PSP cohort 13
 1/21/2015 Mandatory PSP cohort 13 meeting
 1/21/2015 Personal Statement Writing Workshop
 1/23/2015 Personal Statement Writing Workshop
 1/26/2015 Mandatory PSP cohort 14
 1/26/2015 First Year Student Workshop
 1/27/2015 Mandatory PSP cohort 14 meeting
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Are you planning to study abroad or volunteer abroad between Winter 2014 and Summer 2015? Then consider entering the Honors College photo contest!

    Who: All USF Tampa Honors students that have participated in an international experience (study abroad or volunteer abroad) between Winter 2014 and Summer 2015

    What: This year’s theme is FAMILY.

    Contestants will submit one picture along with a brief description (3 sentences maximum) describing how their picture relates to this year’s theme of “Family.” We welcome unique interpretations!

    Honors College students will vote to choose the finalists, and a panel of professional photographers will decide the winners.  Winning photographs will be displayed in a public exhibition. The top 3 winners will receive a scholarship prize!

    The picture and statement should be submitted to Indira Ranaweera at by August 1, 2015. It is strongly encouraged that pictures are submitted as soon as possible after the completion of the program. Please note that photos submitted to the Honors photo contest may not be used for other photo competitions.


  • New! - Changes in the Honors College Administration!

    We're pleased to announce some new appointments within the Honors College administration, all designed to advance student success.  Dr. Shawn Bingham has been named Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, with principal responsibility for curriculum, faculty, and advising.  Dr. Linda Lucas has been named Assistant Dean for Special Projects; she will oversee various initiatives related to recruitment, career development, graduate placement, and community engagement.  Ms. Lauren Chambers, currently Associate Director of the Office of National Scholarships, has been named Interim Director of ONS.  Please take an opportunity to congratulate each of them! 

  • Seats available! Geo Pespectives course IDH 4200 Buenos Aires A Scientific City

    IDH 4200  Buenos Aires: A Scientific City

    The purpose of this class is to analyze how the city of Buenos Aires was developed and transformed by scientific thinking.  Over the semester we will study the links between science and travel narratives, and how the latter provided a frame to understand the meaning of civilized urban spaces.  We will also study how the Darwinian revolution transformed cultural practices through the emergence of a hygienic state that controlled the development of Buenos Aires. Finally, we will review the different transformations that the capital of Argentina underwent, and how they are reflected in the city today.  This course no longer has a trip requirement.

    Instructor: Dr. Adriana Novoa, Associate Professor, Department of History

  • Creative Works Showcase: Full Body Burden

    Were you inspired by "Full Body Burden"?  Turn your inspiration into a work of art!  Earn course credit or more than $500 in prize awards!  Please check out the link for detailed instructions on how to submit a proposal.

    Link: Creative Works Showcase

  • Interested in first-hand high-level experience and insight into how government operates?

    The FL Gubernatorial Fellows Program gives Florida college and university students the unique opportunity to work alongside state government's top staff for two semesters.

    Mr. Ted Stratton, the Director of the Fellowship program, will be giving the information session and answering any questions for students. You can learn more about the program here:

    The information session will be held on Wednesday, January 14 from 3:30pm to 5pm in ALN 252. You can rsvp for the session through the Office of National Scholarships Upcoming Events Calendar at

    Link: httpfloridafellowscom

  • Permits and Thesis Permits

    Requests for Permits and Thesis Permits for Spring 2015 are open on the Honors website.

    Students taking the travel classes will automatically be registered once your deposit has been made and the list of approved students received.  There is no need to apply for a permit for the travel classes.

    IF you are a double major, or a new student, you might need a permit in order to register for an Honors course. When registering, if you see a message that says there is a college or major restriction then you need a permit.  Please go on the Honors website: Honors College Forms: and click on the Class Permit Request form or the Thesis Registration Request form.

    ALL THESIS students need to request the thesis permit.

  • 2 NEW COURSES ADDED! Spring 15 Course Descriptions are now available

    Course descriptions for the Spring 15 semester are available on the Honors College Website: Current Students: Course Descriptions: Spring 2015.

  • Attention all students

    Attention all Spring Thesis I students and those preparing for Thesis I in the 2015 Summer or Fall:

    As in the past, the Honors College will offer an 8-week no-credit thesis course in addition to the regular 3-credit Thesis I course for those students who want additional assistance getting started with their thesis. New for the Spring, the no-credit thesis course will include 4 Research Rescue workshops. The first week of the no-credit course, all students will meet with Dr. Fogel for an overview of the thesis process in the Honors College.  The first meeting will be on Friday, 9:00-10:00, January 9th, room to be determined.

     Then, the schedule will be as follows:

    Wk. 2                Jan. 16           Selecting a Topic

    Wk. 3                Jan. 23           Conducting a Literature Review

    Wk. 4                Jan. 30           Finding What You Need in the Library

    Wk. 5                Feb. 6             Locating Statistics

    These classes will be held in the Library, on Fridays from 9-10:00 in Room 209.

    For weeks 6-8, Dr. Fogel and other Honors College faculty members will hold Fridays from 9-10:00 for individual or group appointments to continue to assist Thesis 1 students.


    This course is open to 36 Spring Thesis I students.

    For those students who are not signed up for Thesis I but would like to prepare for thesis, a second sequence of these courses just for Honors College students will be offered on:


    Wk. 7                Feb. 20          Selecting a Topic

    Wk. 8                Feb. 27          Conducting a Literature Review

    Wk. 9                March 13        Finding What You Need in the Library

    Wk. 10              March 20        Locating Statistics


    These classes will be held in the Library, on Fridays from 9-10:00 in Room 209.


    This is open to any Honors College student at any level. The limit is 36 students.

    Please take advantage of these workshops to help you do all your work as well as prepare for thesis.

    For both sequences, please email Ms. Field at and indicate if you wish to sign up for the No-Credit Thesis 1 course or the Honors College Research Rescue sequence. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Fogel at



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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Parkinson's Disease Foundation Summer Student Fellowships

    The PDF Summer Fellowship Program is intended to support students from advanced undergraduates to medical students in their pursuit of Parkinson's-related summer research projects.  The goal of the Summer Fellowship is to cultivate interest in the cause and possible treatments for Parkinson's disease. Fellows work under the close supervision of a sponsor who is an expert in the Parkinson's community.  For more information please visit .


  • New! - Save the Date: Want to know what it is like to study abroad in the United Kingdom?

    A special session will be held on Wednesday, January 7 with Jessica Goodman and Anthony Cilluffo.

    Jessica, a USF Honors College graduate and Frost Scholarship recipient, is currently studying for her master's degree at Oxford University.  Anthony, a current USF Honors College sophomore, is spending a semester studying at the London School of Economics.

    Come and chat with Jessica and Anthony regarding their study abroad experiences in the United Kingdom. The session will be held in ALN 237 from 11:30am to 1pm on January 7, 2015. RSVP for the session through the Office of National Scholarships Upcoming Events Calendar at

    Link: httponsusfedu

  • Want to spend the summer getting paid to work for social justice organizations

    Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) is a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. This organization has a paid summer internship program, the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC), through which students are placed at reproductive and social justice organizations around the country for a paid 10-week internship with a stipend of $3300. To learn more or apply for this internship, please visit Applications close on January 15, 2015. 

  • Congratulations to Evan Little

    Congratulations to Honors College Junior Evan Little! Evan has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Uppsala, Sweden. At Uppsala University, he will be able to continue his research in alternative energy in an environment of individual learning and self-discovery.

    The USF deadline to apply for a summer or fall study abroad program for Gilman funding is January 13, 2015. For more information regarding the Gilman Scholarship, please visit:

    Link: httpwwwiieorgprogramsgilmanscholarshipprogram

  • Are you a freshmen or sophomore interested in studying abroad in the United Kingdom this summer?

    Are you a freshman or sophomore (with a 3.5 or higher GPA) still trying to make your summer plans?  Do you want to study in London, Newcastle, Ireland, or Wales?  Consider applying for the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program! This is a short (4-6 weeks long) summer cultural exchange program, with all expenses paid. Students of ALL MAJORS are encouraged to apply!

    If you are interested in applying, please contact Ms. Lauren Chambers at The USF deadline to apply is January 12, 2015.

    For more information about the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program, please visit their website at This summer NINE Summer Institutes will be offered.

    Link: httpwwwfulbrightorgukfulbrightawardsexchangestotheukundergraduates

  • Are you a sophomore interested in the environment, earth sciences, or environmental education?

    If you are a sophomore and interested in a career related to the mission of NOAA, (climate change, fisheries, water quality, oceanography, environmental education and other fields) the Hollings Scholarship is for you. Check out the NOAA website for more information: The national deadline to apply is January 30, 2015. If you are interested in applying, please contact the Office of National Scholarships at right away to get started on your application.


  • Are you a sophomore who is a leader and is interested in strengthening your leadership skills?

    The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows is a competitive five-and-a-half-week summer leadership program that offers a small, select group of rising college juniors unparalleled opportunities in the nation's capital and on the famous estate of America's first President. The program invites undergraduates to immerse themselves in leadership development programming inspired by the life and legacy of George Washington. It is designed to prepare the next generation of our nation's leaders.

    You can learn more about the Program here:

    The application is now open. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2015 but applications will start being reviewed in December so the sooner you apply the better.

    If you have any questions, or plan to apply please contact Mr. Brian Arrowood at


  • Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

    Are you planning to study properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics, nuclear science, or high energy density physics in graduate school? If so, this opportunity may be for you. To learn about or to apply for this great opportunity visit Applications are due 1/14/2015. 


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. Schumacher.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - Honors College Student Council General Body Meeting

    Hello Honors College Students! Welcome back to a new semester at USF! Come out to our GENERAL BODY MEETING on Thursday, January 15th, from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in JPH 1317. Learn about our organization while drinking hot cocoa! We will also be providing information about events, volunteer activities, and leadership positions offered by the Honors College Student Council. Finally, you will have a chance to voice your thoughts on any future events by speaking with our committee co-chairs or joining one of their committees (Events Committee, Advertising Committee, and Volunteer Committee)! Stay up to date with all of our activities by liking our Honors Council Facebook page:

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Volunteer Opportunity

    The Movement Influencing Neurological Disorders (M.I.N.D) was created to bridge the gap between the community and academic environment. We strive to contribute our innovative, research-based ideas to help those affected by neurological disorders. Our goal is to influence society through a variety of platforms, while developing students into passionate, active citizens. We want to re-inspire learning through community involvement. Our volunteers help in Assisted Living facilities and work with elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. We are working with such programs as Art Therapy and Music Therapy that have been proven to influence brain plasticity, reduced agitation and behavioral issues. We also offer programs to older individuals in the community who wish to learn more about technology and we help them connect with their families over the internet. If you are interested in becoming part of our program please contact Stephanie Foley at

  • New! - Rush Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

    Are you a returning USF or transfer student? Do you have a 3.2 or higher GPA? If so, come check out our organization at one of our five information sessions. We are a gender inclusive fraternity, which means we welcome everyone, and our tripod focuses on scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. If you can't make it to our first info session, we will also be meeting 1/13 at 7pm in the MSC food court, 1/15 at 8pm in the MSC food court, 1/20 at 6pm in the MSC food court, and 1/21 at 7pm or 8pm in MSC room 3708. Hope to see you there!

  • New! - Advocates for World Health

    Advocates for World Health is a national organization that redistributes surplus medical supplies to developing countries around the world! Join Advocates at USF for our first spring meeting on Wednesday, January 14th at 6:30 MSC 2702. Make s'mores and learn more about volunteering and fundraising opportunities. Unable to make it? Join Advocates at USF on OrgySync for updates.

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