Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/14/2014 - Issue # 297

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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 1/15/2014 Lunch with the Deans
 1/16/2014 LLC Ice Cream Social
 1/16/2014 International Film Series
 1/16/2014 HCSC General Body Meeting
 1/18/2014 Camping in the Everglades!
 1/23/2014 Poster Presentation: How to make one
 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:

    Here is a a paid internship opportunity at the local office of a national company.  This offer comes from an Honors College graduate.

    Link: To learn more click here

  • New! - 2014 Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium

    Credential Yourself and Network at the 2014 UG Research and Arts Colloquium!


    USF is proud to announce that the 2014 Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium will be held Tuesday April 15 from 9:30-6:00 in the Marshall Student Center. This is a high profile event for USF that highlights undergraduate research across all disciplines. Participants will be eligible for $6,000 in Research Excellence Awards!  This event is an excellent way to validate your research and serves as strong evidence of your productivity and ability to present in public. Even if you have presented in the past, this in an opportunity to network, develop your skills and showcase your work to those who have not seen it before.  If you are a beginning student, this is a great way to see all the exciting research that is happening at USF and network with faculty, graduate students are peers who you may be able to work with in the future.  

    Students in all disciplines are invited to apply.  Presentation platforms include oral, poster, performance and the arts! All participants will engage with a facilitator during the event and receive a feedback form on how the work was presented.   The application site is now open with a submission deadline of March 3, 2014:  The OUR is happy to offer letters to your instructors about class absences to attend and present at this event. 

    To assist you with developing the research abstract and the presentation, the OUR will be offering several abstract preparation workshops and also poster and PPT presentation workshops:  These are free and offered throughout the Spring semester. Register online early as last year we sold out!  Your research does not have to 100% complete in order to present. 

    For more information on the event or to speak with the OUR staff about this opportunity, please visit the OUR on the 2nd floor of the main USF library (LIB210).

    We look forward to working with you and seeing your exciting research!

  • New! - Honors College Spring Graduates

    If you are graduating this Spring, the Graduation Certification Form is not yet open. It will be opened mid-February and you will get an email as to when you can start filling out the form.

    If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Brabant at

  • New! - Paid Tutoring Positions: Discrete Mathematics, Principles of Finance, Engineering Calc III and Stats for Engineers


    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)

    Engineering Calculus III

    Probability & Statistics for Engineers (EGN 3443)

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Deadlines for Summer Study Abroad Scholarships Approaching

    The Gilman Scholarship offers up to $5,000 for PELL grant recipients to fund study abroad programs. The USF deadline is Monday, January 13th but it is not too late to apply. If you are eligible and interested in applying, contact Ms. Tahina Celestin at as soon as possible.

  • 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

  • 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

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 2014, 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-Portfolio 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

  • New! - HCSC General Body Meeting

    Come out and attend the Honors College Student Council's First General Body Meeting of the semester. It is your chance to learn everything you could want to know about HCSC, the one and only organization of the USF Honors College! As a special treat we will be making cards for patients at Moffitt during the meeting. This is just one of our many service projects we host in our organization. It is also your chance to take advantage of an opportunity to become a leader for your fellow honors students by joining one of our three committees. Our organization is involved with many types of volunteering events, a variety of advertising, leadership seminars, and social events to foster the growth of our Honors community. Please join us at our meeting on January 16th, from 5:30-6:30pm, in JPH 1313. We'd love to see you there! 

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - International Film Series

    Join us in watching the award winning film, The Pianist, brought to you by your very own Honors LLC RA, Tony Niznik & Dr. Brighman. The Pianist is a true story of a celebrated composer and pianist, who played the last live music played over Polish radio airwaves before Nazi artillery hit. Join us on Thursday, January 16th at 7:30 p.m. in JPH 1317 for the first monthly international film of the year. Food and snacks will be provided and the film will be followed by a short discussion. This will be an Honors LLC event, see you there! 

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Student Submissions

  • New! - First General Body Meeting of the Spring Semester

    Join us at our next General Body Meeting! Our next PAMSA meeting will be Wednesday, January 15, 2014. As usual, it will be in MSC 2709. However, note that this meeting will be at 7:30PM --  the rest of the meetings will typically be every other Wednesday at 5:00PM. We will have an awesome guest speaker, free food, AND our new shirts are in! So be sure to stop by and pick yours up!

  • New! - National Poetry Month at USF April 2014

    Come join the Humanities Department for National Poetry Month at USF: April 2014! All of the following events will be FreshPeople 5 events. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Kicak at

    March 31 - April 4: Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Li-Young Lee

    Apr. 1: Li-Young Lee: Poetry Reading Patel Center Auditorium, 6:00pm, reception to follow

    Apr. 3: Li-Young Lee: Interview Patel Center Auditorium,, 6:00pm, reception to follow

    Apr. 7: Micheal O'Siadhail: Poetry Reading. TECO Room (College of Education), 6:00pm, reception to follow

    Apr, 9: Ira Sukrungruang: Homegrown Humanities Faculty Book Series Grace Allen Room (Library). Refreshments, 3:00pm. Talk, 3:30pm

    Apr. 15: Coppélia Kahn: The Making of Shakespeares: Commemoration, Cultural Memory, and "the Bard", Room TBD (See website for details), 6:00pm, reception to follow

    Apr. 16: Alexis Orgera and John Nieves: Poetry Reading. TECO Room (College of Education), 6:00pm

    Apr. 25: Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson: Poetry Reading. TECO Room (College of Education), 6:00pm

    Link: Humanities Institute Website

  • New! - Science For Every Student

    This annual event is sponsored by College For Every Student. College For Every Student is a nonprofit organization committed to raising the academic performance of underserved youth so that they can prepare for and succeed in college. During this event, middle and high school students will experience a "Day in the Life" of a pre-medical or science major. They will hear about professors' research, observe amazing science demonstrations, receive advice from medical school students, and tour the University of South Florida Tampa campus. Lastly, and most importantly, USF students serve as mentors and share experiences about college life. Right now, I am looking for qualified students to give campus tours for the middle and high school students that are attending. It will only need to be for an hour. I have around 100 students coming on campus on March 26th and I need to split them up into groups for the tours. I need around 9-10 volunteers. This opportunity can be used as community service. Please contact Jasmine Jordan at if you are interested and want more information.

  • 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

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