Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/13/2015 - Issue # 347

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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 1/14/2015 FL Gubernatorial Workshop
 1/15/2015 Honors College Student Council General Body Meeting
 1/20/2015 Mandatory meeting-PSP cohort 13
 1/20/2015 The Eversion of Cyberspace and the Emergence of the Digital Humanities
 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
 1/26/2015 Honors Movie Night: 1735 KM of Vietnam
* 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! - Proposal Submissions Being Accepted for the 2015 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference

    Honors College students can submit proposals to present a poster or participate in an interdisciplinary research panel at the NCHC Conference in Chicago, Illinois November 5-9, 2015.

    All proposals must be submitted online by February 26.

    For conference proposal guidelines, please visit:

    Link: Proposal Guidelines

  • New! - Study in London this summer with the Honors College

    The Honors College is participating in USF London, a new campus-wide program that offers students the opportunity to spend four weeks in London and take six hours of USF credit.  Dean Adams will be offering a section of IDH 4200, "What does it mean to be British in the age of globalization?".  If you're interested, contact Dean Adams for more information.  Scholarships are available.

  • New! - Summer Internship TGH

    The University of South Florida has partnered with specialty physicians at Tampa General Medical Group and Tampa General Hospital to provide a unique experience for a select group of undergraduate students.  As part of this internship program students will participate in retrospective clinical research projects with a mentoring physician, and will have opportunities to shadow physicians in the hospital setting, and participate in a series of lectures on medically important topics. Although this program occurs during the summer, some interns will have the opportunity to continue to work with physicians on projects during the subsequent school year.


    • 3.0 overall GPA (and a 3.0 science/math GPA)

    • Students must commit to a full-time schedule (Monday-Friday 8-5) from May 26th to August 3rd, 2015 (therefore, selected students may not be able to enroll in summer courses).



    Request application from Mr. Mejias; students must also submit:

    • A current transcript (may be unofficial)

    • An academic resume

    • One letter of recommendation from a USF faculty member (preferably your academic advisor).


    All application materials must be submitted electronically to Arnaldo Mejias at amejias@ by February 15, 2015.

  • New! - Summer Research Opportunity for Marine Science

    Undergraduates in diverse disciplines are invited to apply for this opportunity, including students in engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, toxicology, ecology and marine and environmental science. We are particularly interested in supporting talented students from institutions where access to marine science and to research projects is limited and who are from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).You can find more information on our website (

    Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.


    - 12 week program: May 17 to August 9, 2015.

    - $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution

    - Applications due: February 20, 2015

    - Application and guidance



  • 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

  • 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! - 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: Gilman Scholarship Program

  • New! - Learn how to effectively write a personal statement for National Scholarship applications

    Please join us for an informational workshop on the process of writing a personal statement. We encourage current national scholarship applicants and students thinking about applying for a national scholarship in the future to attend.

    Two workshops will be given by our writing consultant, Robert Annis, on Wednesday, January 21 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and Friday, January 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Both will be held in ALN 252.

    To sign up for either workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at

    Link: ONS Website

  • New! - Learn about how the state government works with the FL Gubernatorial Fellowship

    Please join us for an informational workshop about the FL Gubernatorial Fellows Program, which gives Florida college and university students the unique opportunity to work alongside top staff in the state government for two semesters.

    This workshop will be given by Mr. Ted Stratton, the Director of the Fellowship program, on Wednesday, January 14 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in ALN 252.

    To sign up for this workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at

    Link: ONS Website

  • 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 .


  • 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. 

  • 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. Chambers.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • 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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    1735 KM of Vietnam is a modern Vietnamese independent film that is part travelogue, part romance, and part coming of age adventure set in the vibrant industrializing backdrop of Saigon, Vietnam. The Dean of USF-SP's College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Biafora, will be facilitating a discussion after the film. 

    There will also be a short information session regarding the Honors Summer trip to Vietnam following the movie. If you are interested in visiting a place with breathtaking beauty and attending classes with Vietnamese students, this is the trip for you!

    January 26th at 6:30 pm in JPH 1317



    All female undergraduate students pursuing a major in the College of Engineering are invited to attend this event! Students will have the opportunity to hear from female Engineering faculty about their academic backgrounds, careers, and current research interests. After a Q&A with the panelists, there will be a meet-and-greet event where students will be encouraged to engage with faculty representatives individually.

    February 5th at 5pm in JPH 1317


    Come join Dean Adams, along with our NEW Assistant Deans Dr. Shawn Bingham and Dr. Linda Lucas for lunch! This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with your Deans in a relaxed environment. Please RSVP!

    Lunch with the Deans is the fourth Wednesday of every month at 11:30 in Juniper Dining.

    This semester the dates are as follows:

    January 28th

    February 25th

    March 25th

    April 22nd

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Student Submissions

  • New! - USF Sport Entertainment Lecture Series

    Some of the most powerful executives in sports and entertainment will appear at the University of South Florida this week to discuss how they got to the top of their craft as part of the second annual USF Sport & Entertainment Lecture Series. 

    The series kicks off at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 13th,  with Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns productions such as Disney On Ice, Monster Jam and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 

    At 7 p.m.Tuesday, it's Sheila Johnson, the CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, president and managing partner of the WNBA''s Washington Mystics and the first African-American female billionaire. 

    At 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 14th, it's Don Marinelli, author ofThe Comet and the Tornado, a book about his friendship with "The Last Lecture" creator Randy Pausch. 

    Wrapping up the series at 7 p.m. Wednesday is sports super-agent David Falk, one of the most powerful figures in the NBA, known for representing Michael Jordan and coining the marketing phrase, "Air Jordan."

    Lectures take place at the USF Marshall Center Oval Theater, 4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa, and are free and open to the public, though tickets are required. For more information, see


  • New! - Alpha Epsilon Delta General Body Meeting with Guest Speaker Dr James Van Elswyk

    Come on out to Alpha Epsilon Delta's first general body meeting of the semester, next Wednesday, January 21st at 5pm in MSC 3707. Alpha Epsilon Delta is a national pre-health honor society. Our speaker, Dr. James Van Elswyk, was a partner in a 6 person medical group for the practice of OB-GYN in northern New Jersey. After 20 years, he retired to Florida where he has been teaching at USF for 7 yrs. We will also be discussing fundraisers, volunteering, and social events for the upcoming semester. Pizza will be provided!! For more information contact

    Link: Alpha Epsilon Delta Facebook Page

  • New! - Paid Tutoring Position

    The Holcombe and Jenkins Scholarship Programs are looking for tutors for the Spring 2015 semester in the following courses: Principles of Financial Accounting (ACG 2021) Logic Design (EEL 4705) Electronic Materials (EEE 3394) Differential Equations (MAP 2302) Logic Design (EEL 4705) Linear Algebra (MAS 3105) Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Both class section and lab) (BSC 2094) Organic Chemistry II (CHM 2211) Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, have taken the respective course AT USF, and have received at least 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 either Melanie King (Holcombe GA) or Brenae Hillard (Jenkins GA) with any questions you might have.

    Link: Apply to be a paid tutor

  • New! - STEM Fair judges needed

    The Hillsborough County Public School District is looking for students majoring in math, engineering, natural sciences, or behavioral sciences to serve as judges for the junior/senior division of a Secondary STEM Fair on February 4th, at the Tampa Convention Center, between 11:30 and 4:00.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Nicole Jacquay, District Resource Teacher, at 813-272-4841.

  • New! - Talk by Bawa Jain on Responsible Leadership

    Come listen to Bawa Jain, an internationally known figure in the area of religious diplomacy, deliver a talk on responsible leadership on the world stage. As the Secretary-General of the World Council of Religious Leaders, Mr. Jain is committed to building bridges of peace between religious leaders from all over the world for the betterment of social issues. In this presentation he will speak about principled leadership in a variety of areas of public life.  Presented by the Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences. Date: Wednesday, January 21st: Location, Marshall Student Center Oval Theatre; Time, 4:00 to 6:00 pm

  • New! - Humanities Institute Spring Events

    Check out the Humanities Institute Spring Events calendar! All events will count as FreshPeople 5 credit if you attend them. Further descriptions of the event can be found on the Honors College calendar.

    Link: Humanities Institute Spring Calendar

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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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