Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/21/2014 - Issue # 298

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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 1/23/2014 Poster Presentation: How to make one
 1/24/2014 Midnight Glow Frisbee
 1/27/2014 Academic Apps Workshop
 1/27/2014 Freshman Scholarship Workshop
 1/27/2014 PSP Cohort 12 meeting
 1/29/2014 Freshman Scholarship Workshop
 1/30/2014 Juniper Nation
 1/31/2014 Freshman Scholarship Workshop
 1/31/2014 Leadership Series: Sujit Chemburkar
 2/3/2014 Sophomore 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 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! - 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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! - Attend an upcoming informational workshop for the Office of National Scholarships

    Interested in what the Office of National Scholarships does? Want to learn about funding opportunities for study abroad, research and graduate school? Attend an informational Office of National Scholarships workshop! View the schedule and sign up at the ONS website: under the Upcoming Events Calendar


  • 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

  • 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! - Leadership Series: Sujit Chemburkar

    Gain the tools to be successful by participating in the Honors College Student Council's Leadership Series. Sujit Chemburkar, director of the Marshall Student Center, will be our opening speaker and will help us kick off the series. Don't miss out on the opportunity to develop your leadership skills!

    The session will take place on Friday, January 31st at 2:00pm in ALN 252.

    For any questions or concerns, contact Hiram Rios at

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Debate at USF needs you

    Hello, Honors freshpeople! The Speech and Debate teams at USF want you to know that the second half of our tournament season has started. We have several planned trips across the southern US, and for those of you with debate experience, or with an interest in college-level debate, we'd like to invite all of you to join our growing debate society. We compete in CEDA debate and Forensics. The first is a research-intensive and highly competitive form of debate, and is one of the oldest styles of college level debate. Forensics is both debate and competitive public speaking, with parliamentary style debate and dramatic, prepared events such as Informative Speaking and Poetry Interpretation. We welcome any student with experience or not to contact us about our growing debate community. This club is a fun and exciting extracurricular and a great way to meet your Honors College peers and the wider USF student population. Interested students can reach the team at: Jonathan Gonzalez: Tory Royal: Zachary White: Alan Shaw:

  • 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

  • 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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