Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/07/2014 - Issue # 296

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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 1/8/2014 Office of National Scholarships Open House
 1/8/2014 FL Gubernatorial Fellows Program Information Session
 1/13/2014 Cooking with Cayla
 1/15/2014 Lunch with the Deans
 1/16/2014 LLC Ice Cream Social
 1/18/2014 Camping in the Everglades!
 1/24/2014 Midnight Glow Frisbee
 1/27/2014 Academic Apps Workshop
 1/27/2014 Freshman Scholarship Workshop
 1/29/2014 Freshman Scholarship Workshop
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    If you are beginning your thesis spring, summer or fall and you don't have a clue as to what you want to do, we might have a solution.  Three faculty members will conduct an 8-week seminar series, beginning the first Friday of the Spring semester(Jan. 10) from 9-9:50 in the Honors College.  The series' goal is to have you develop a topic and find a mentor during the 8 sessions.  Space is limited so if you are interested you need to reserve your spot via email ASAP; you must commit to attending all sessions.  You will not need to register for anything extra and there are no fees associated with the seminars.



  • New! - Paid Tutoring Position Available

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for the spring 2014 semester in the following course:

    • Physics II (PHY 2054)

    Applicants MUST be a current USF student during the Spring 2014 semester, have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received an A in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided titled "Apply to be a paid tutor." Please contact Katie Negron, Jenkins GA. at with any questions


    Link: Apply to be a paid tutor

  • New! - Winter Donation Drive Breaking Borders

    Chasen Brokaw, a 2013 Honors College alum has started a non-profit based group called Breaking Borders, based on his service-oriented thesis project. Learn more about this organization and their Winter Donation Drive at the web-site Breaking Borders.

    Link: Breaking Borders

  • New! - Paid Tutoring Positions: Discrete Mathematics and Principles of Finance


    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for the Spring 2014 semester in the following courses:

    Discrete Mathematics (MAD 3107)

    Principles of Finance (FIN 3403)

    Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received an A in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA, with questions.



    Link: Apply to be a Paid Tutor

  • New! - Planned Parenthood Affordable Care Act Organizing Internship

    The Planned Parenthood Affordable Care Act Organizing Internship is designed to give interns substantial, issue-based, organizing experience on a national campaign. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help fellow Americans access health insurance under the ACA. Planned Parenthood is looking for proven leaders in their communities who are self-motivated and organized with a strong commitment to reproductive rights, the Affordable Care Act, and who support Planned Parenthood. Those interested can expected to be involved in activities such as: 

    • Learning and performing a variety of tasks including volunteer recruitment, phone banks, community outreach, and campus organizing
    • Meeting weekly ACA application and supporter contact goals through participation in community outreach events
    • Entering and processing ACA Application Data
    • Assisting Planned Parenthood Organizers in the recruitment of volunteers and preparation of community enrollment events
    • Providing administrative support as needed

     For more information, contact Becky at


  • Paid Tutoring Positions Available

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for the spring 2014 semester in the following courses:

    • Anatomy & Physiology II (BSC 2086)
    • Biology II (BSC 2011)
    • General Chemistry I (CHM 2045) 
    • Essentials of Stats (STA 4321)
    • Organic Chemistry II (CHM 2211)
    • Introduction to Stats (STA 2023)
    • General Chemistry II (CHM 2046)
    • Biology I (BSC 2010)
    • Differential Equations (MAP 2302)
    • Intro to Electrical Systems (EGN 3373)
    • Thermodynamics (EGN 3343)
    • Low Power VLSI (CIS 4930)
    • Automata Theory/Formal Languages (COT 4210)
    • Computer Archit (CDA 4205)
    • The Life Cycle (DEP 2004)
    • General Microbiology (MCB 3020)


    Applicants MUST be a current USF student during the Spring 2014 semester, have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received an A in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided titled "Apply to be a paid tutor." Please contact Katie Negron, Jenkins GA. at with any questions. 

    Link: Apply to be a paid tutor

  • Honors Orchestra, Jazz band and Chorus

    Miss playing in the band? Come have a great time in our musical groups:

    IDH 4930-002 Jazz Band:       M 5:00-6:15       MUS 116

    IDH 4930-005 Chorus:           W 8:00-9:00PM  MUS 119

    IDH 4930-006 Orchestra:       R 5:00-6:15        MUS 140

    These are 1 credit classes, or you can show up and play for fun, no credit! Email Dr. Silverman if you interested!

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - FL Gubernatorial Fellows Program Workshop

    Are you interested in firsthand, 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.  The USF deadline to apply is February 3, 2014.

    The Office of National Scholarships will be holding an information session about the program on Wednesday, January 8 in ALN 263E from 10am to 11am. Ted Stratton, the Director of the Fellowship program will be giving the information session and current FL Gubernatorial Fellow and USF student Emily Colon will be in attendance.

    You can sign up for the workshop here:

    If you are unable to attend in person, but would like to watch the live stream of the information session, please enroll in "National Scholarships Workshops" Canvas Course through this link:

    Once self-enrolled, click on the Modules link (on the left hand side of the page) and then click on the Blackboard Collaborate link under the January 8, 2014 - FL Gubernatorial Fellows Information Session Heading. 


  • New! - Moffitt Summer Research Program Applications Now Being Accepted

    The SPARK 2014 (Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge) provides ten full weeks of intensive research training under the guidance of experienced Moffitt scientists. Students are selected to train with researchers in various research programs within the Basic, Clinical and Population Science divisions.

    Selection is based on demonstrated interest in research (through prior experience), a written essay, academics, and letters of recommendation. There is no cost to the student and a stipend is provided.

    Potential applicants should note that participation represents a 10-week, 40-hours-per week commitment. Students unable to make this commitment should not apply. A health screening and orientation process will also be required. Internships can be completed any ten weeks between May 1st and August 31st.

    Application and program information are available at our website: questions can be sent to the program's email: contact: Evelyn Rivera-Miranda, (813) 745-6767.

    Completed applications and documentation must be received no later than February 15, 2014.

    Link: wwwMoffittorgSPARK

  • New! - Congratulations to Lianet Vazquez

    Lianet, an Honors College graduate is USF's first recipient of the Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship.The foundation selects less than ten scholars nationally to support their research at a national organization specializing in security, international relations and politics. During her six to nine month term as a Scoville Fellow, Vazquez will work on international peace and security issues with a participating organization in Washington, D.C. .  

    Vazquez was chosen as USF's Outstanding Graduate for the fall 2013 semester and she is also a Gilman Scholarship Recipient.

    To learn more about the Scoville Peace Fellowship please visit: .

    Link: httpscovilleorg

  • Office of National Scholarships Open House January 8 2014

    Are you a leader with big ideas for the future? Do you want to change the world? Come learn about the Office of National Scholarships and national merit scholarship opportunities to help you achieve your dreams and future career goals!

    Come by our open house on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at ALN 271 from 1pm to 3pm to learn more about the Office of National Scholarships. Talk to National Scholarship Advisors as well as past National Scholarship recipients.

  • New Israel Fund and SHATIL Social Justice Fellowships

    New Israel Fund/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowships sends 6-8 post-college Jewish young adults to spend 10 months immersed in the movement for social change in Israel. Fellows receive a modest stipend and work for a year in Israeli NGO. Additionally, Fellows engage in monthly enrichment programs and periodic site visits to further develop their understanding of Israeli activism and their role as activists both in Israel and at home. Successful applicants must have excellent Hebrew language skills, or good Hebrew with strong Arabic skills. For more information, including application materials, visit Due by January 20, 2014. For questions, contact Jessica Simon: | (202) 513-7870.

    More information about the fellowships is available via this link:

    Application is available directly via this link:

  • Summer Internship Opportunity with the US Department of Energy

    The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program, sponsored by the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), U.S. Department of Energy, is now accepting applications for a 10-week summer internship. MLEF's mission is to improve opportunities for women and minority students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Selected MLEF Fellows will receive a bi-weekly stipend, approved travel costs to/from their host site and will attend a Technical Forum to present their project at the end of the internship


    To qualify for the program, students must:

    • Be at least 18 years of age

    • Be a U.S. Citizen

    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and

    • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher)

    Application Process

    The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  The application may be found at   Deadline is January 15, 2014.

  • Interested in Science or Environmental Policy?

    The Udall Scholarship is designed for future leaders in environmental policy or science, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. It provides $5,000 for undergraduate education costs. There is also an option for Native American students interested in tribal policy. You can find more information here:

    The USF deadline to apply is January 27, 2014.


  • Freshmen and Sophomores Want to study abroad in the United Kingdom during summer 2014?

    Apply for the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program! This fully funded program will send you abroad to one of nine academic institutes in the United Kingdom. You can read more about each specific institute here:

    If you are interested in applying or would like more information, please email Ms. Lauren Chambers at The intent to apply deadline is January 13, 2014 and the USF deadline for submission of application materials is January 27, 2014.

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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Speical Programs

  • New! - E-Portfolios

    If you are a PSP planning your global experience for Summer 2015, now is the time to start your E-Portfolio. E-Portfolios must be completed and approved prior to the disbursement of any travel funds. Please see the instructions on how to set up your E-Portolio on the front page of the Honors College web-site on the right hand lower box.

    If you have already set up your E-Portfolio, please take this time to review and up-date your material.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Camping in the Everglades

    Join Ms. Lanier and Kyleen Carpenter for a weekend getaway in the Everglades! This LLC program will include a bus ride down to the Everglades National Park, camping for two days and two nights in the beachside Flamingo Campgrounds. Fish, hike, geocache, and kayak to your heart's content with your favorite Honors hall-mates. We will camp Saturday and Sunday nights, and drive back to campus Monday, including a pit stop at the Miccosukee Indian Village for some gator wrasslin' and airboat rides. The trip will take place January 18-20 and the cost is $75 per person. 

    Link: Calendar of Events

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Research Opportunity with Biotechnology Company

    Intezyne Technologies is a biotechnology company located within the University of South Florida Research Park. We target cancer cells and deliver therapeutics using advanced synthetic polymer nanoparticles. Intezyne is searching for an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in biology, interested in volunteering 8-10 hours a week to assist with cell culture, in vivo studies and literature searches while gaining valuable insight into the inner workings of a cutting edge biotechnology company. This is a three-month assignment. Qualified candidates should send resumes, cover letters, and class schedules to Rick Crouse at

  • Research Assistants Needed

    The Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research is currently looking for research assistants. We are looking for a 10 hour per week minimum commitment (typically morning hours), and working with rodents will be required. If you think this would be a good fit for you, please send your CV/Resume, GPA, and Major to Ashley Hinton at More information about the Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research can be found at the link below.

    Link: Global Center Website

  • Need Math Tutor for Adult Student w Learning Disabilities

    My boyfriend, Eric Diaz, is 29-years old and a current student at HCC. In addition to his struggles with ADHD, he has an extensive history of poor math instruction that consisted primarily of being told that he never be capable of doing math and to give up. Needless to say, his self-esteem is now a learning disability of its own. He is taking a low remedial math course at HCC, having failed several times. Because it's a low level course and math is difficult for him because of the two aforementioned disabilities, we would prefer to be contacted by an Education major who can instruct math to students with learning disabilities -- patience and positive reinforcement is key. He'd need to see someone 2 times a week, but we're living on a college student's budget. We'd be willing to offer a negotiable amount of money, or a letter confirming volunteer hours. He would like to start seeing someone right away our goal is for him to be prepared to go into the next semester and be ahead of the class so as not to become overwhelmed. This is very important to us. Math is the only subject with which he struggles and is what separates him from his AA (and thus, the state's 2+2 plan to transfer to USF). His interests are in the Humanities, so after HCC, he'll never need to see algebra again. We live less than 10 minutes from USF Tampa and share a car, so he could meet anywhere in the area. I (Kate Wagner) can be contacted by email at: .  And Eric can be contacted by email at:

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