Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/22/2013 - Issue # 248

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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 1/23/2013 FL Gubernatorial Fellowships Workshop
 1/23/2013 Honors College Student Council Exercise Event
 1/25/2013 Pickering and Rangel Scholarship Workshop
 1/28/2013 Summer Clinical Research Opportunities at Tampa General
 1/30/2013 Office of National Scholarships Freshman Workshop
 1/31/2013 OUR: Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
 2/1/2013 Office of National Scholarships Freshman Workshop
 2/1/2013 Office of National Scholarships Freshman Workshop
 2/1/2013 Sci-Fi Fantasy Art Expo
 2/1/2013 Honors Leadership and Success Seminar
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • Tutor Needed for Organic Chemistry I CHM 2210

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Organic Chemistry I (CHM 2210) for the Spring 2013 Semester. 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. Please Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA, with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for Physics II PHY 2054

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Physics II (PHY 2054) for the Spring 2013 Semester. 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. Please Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA, with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Planning to Graduate in Spring 2013

    If you are planning to graduate in spring 2013, please review Degreeworks carefully to determine if all requirements will be satisfied at the end of the semester. If you have any questions about your progress, please make sure to meet with a departmental major advisor (Honors College advisors are able to review your records, but since we do not certify your degree, we always recommend that you check directly with your department). 

    The deadline to apply for spring graduation is February 1. The application may be found on the following link.



    Link: Graduation Application

  • Clinical Research Opportunites at Tampa General for Summer 2013

    On Monday, January 28, from 4:00-5:00pm in JPH 1319, the research coordinator from Tampa General will be here to talk to students about their summer clinical research program. If you are interested, please make sure to RSVP through the Honors College calendar.

  • PreDental Summer Program at UF

    The University of Florida will offer a three-week pre-dental summer program in July 2013. This is an immersion program that gives pre-dental students an overview of the dental profession via dental workshops, rotations through UF's different specialty dental clinics, simulation lab projects, networking activities and more. They focus on developing stronger applicants to dental school by offering interview, financial aid and DAT workshops. The program is free and provides scrubs, room and board to all participants. The program targets, but is not limited to, students of educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds and/or of ethnic minority status. For more information, please visit the following link.


  • Overlap of major and minor courses

    There is a general rule at USF which states that students are not permitted to count a course for a major and a minor. There are limited exceptions to this rule. If you are pursuing a track in which this might be an issue, please double check with your departmental major and minor advisors to clarify whether or not you are able to overlap any courses. 

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Upcoming Freshman Workshops

    We have several workshops for first year students to learn about national scholarship opportunities and how to become a competitive applicant. Though seats have filled, we will be streaming them online. You may access the link on our RSVP page for the following times: Wednesday January 30 11:45-12:45 and 12:45-1:45, and Friday, February 1st at 10:00-11:00, 12:45-1:45, and 2:00-3:00.

    Link: httponsusfeducalendarlistasp

  • FL Gubernatorial Fellows Program Workshop January 23

    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&rsquos top staff for two semesters. 

    Mr. Ted Stratton, the Director of the Fellowship program will be giving the workshop and answering any questions for students. You can sign up for the workshop here:

     The USF deadline to apply is February 4, 2013. Interested in applying? Contact Dr. Linda Lucas at

    Link: httpsonsusfeducalendarlistasp204

  • Be in the audience for the first USF TEDxUSF event

    Want to be in the audience for the first ever USF TEDxUSF to be held on Friday, February 22, 2013? Register to get a ticket here: Ticket requests close at 5 pm on January 31, 2013.

    Link: httpusfweb2usfeduwwwdevtedxticketshtml

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

  • Honors College Has Talent Contest

    Do you have a talent you'd like to share on the stage? Do you enjoy shows like American Idol and America's Got Talent? The Honors Council is hosting "Honors Got Talent!" on February 27th, from 7PM to 9PM in the Oval Theater. Come out for a chance to show off your talent or support your Honors peers! Great scholarships will be awarded to the winners and refreshments will be provided. Email Kelsey at if you are interested in performing.

  • Honors College Student Council Exercise Event

    Come out and get that Spring Break Body at Honors College Student Council's exercise event! We will be doing a tribute to Richard Simmons' fitness videos, and your student council will be the teachers. There will be healthy snacks, 80's workout attire, and experienced teachers there to assist throughout the event. It will be held Wednesday afternoon, January 23rd. Location and time TBA, so look out for fliers around the Honors College or email Bryce Montané ( for updates.

  • Underground Shirts on Sale

    Show your Honors College pride by buying an Honors College Student Council t-shirt! T-shirts come in varying colors and are only $10.00! Please see Viktoria Phillips in ALN 262A to buy a shirt or email for more details!

  • Honors Leadership and Success Seminar

    What is Leadership? What makes you stand out from your peers? Do you understand the importance of emotional intelligence? The answer to all these questions and more will be offered in a brand new Honors Seminar Series! Be exposed to an active environment, and cultivate your capabilities with brilliant student peers and guest speakers.

    You must attend all sessions to receive any credit and certification.

    Dates: 2/1, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29

    Time: 2 - 3:30 PM

    Location: JPH 1319

  • Applications for HCSC Eboard 2013 2014

    Are you looking for a great way to become more involved in the Honors College at USF? Do you want to gain leadership experience while building friendships? If so, apply to be on the Honors College Student Council's Executive Board! The HCSC E-Board is a great way to meet new people, help plan fun events, volunteer in the local USF and Tampa Bay community, and work together with other Honors College students to further the Honors College Student Council. Applications are due by 5:00pm on February 15, 2013 to ALN 241. Applications can be picked up at ALN 241, ALN 250B, or ALN 262A. If you have any questions or would like to know more about what being on the HCSC E-Board entails, please email Viktoria Phillips at

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Honors LLC Social Media

    The Honors LLC now has a check-in location on FourSquare! Use it when you're hanging out in the building or attending HLLC events. And don't forget to get connected to the Honors LLC Facebook and Twitter pages if you haven't done so already.

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Student Submissions

  • Engineering Expo Volunteering

    Engineering expo is almost here. We need students to come out and help volunteer for the evening before (21st) and the day of our educational extravaganza taking place the 22nd and 23rd of February. Gain resume experience and get some awesome rewards. Please visit for more info and sign up.

    Link: Engineering Expo 2013 Website

  • CommunicationsMarketing Internship

    St. James Church Communications Internship
    Salary: This position is an unpaid internship.
    Hours Per Week: 8-20*


    Must be energetic, outgoing & organized individual who is actively pursuing personal growth through faith.
    Some experience with PR & marketing or pursuing experience in this area.
    A foundation in Microsoft Word, Excel & Publisher. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Indesign (or currently enrolled in a print communications class/program) desired but not a requirement. A working knowledge of digital social mediums, such as Facebook, Twitter & Youtube are a must.
    Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
    Ability to gather and organize large amounts of information.
    Experience with graphic design and/or web design is a plus.

    Develop an understanding of the organizational structure at St. James with an emphasis on supporting the vision and function of the church through the printed publications.
    Work with the Communications Director on communications projects, giving input and assistance.
    Gather & input content into the weekly Bulletin & brochures.
    Assist in the design/startup of a quarterly newsletter.
    At the conclusion, you will be required to write a summary of experience and outline benefits and developmental needs of time spent with SJUMC.

    Benefits to Applicant:
    Develop an understanding of how communication and print design can be utilized in the daily function of a non-profit organization.
    Experience working with a team of people to accomplish goals set by the organization.
    Gain practical experience in planning, executing, and evaluating a large-scale communications/media plan (with emphasis on print publications).
    Develop an understanding of the importance and processes involved in digital media management.
    Expanded knowledge and experience using print production and graphics software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Indesign).
    Enjoy working in a fun environment while gaining practical experience that will help in future employment.

    Interested applicants should email a resume to or contact
    Andrea Reece-Kitchen
    Communications Director, St. James Church
    (813)784.3053, x228

    * Total number of hours is negotiable depending on applicant's availability, school/program internship requirements, etc. The scheduled work hours are also flexible. The minimum number of weekly hours required is eight (8) for this position.

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