Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/29/2013 - Issue # 249

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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 1/30/2013 Office of National Scholarships Freshman Workshop
 1/30/2013 International Expert on the Arab Spring
 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
 2/5/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 5 Part 1
 2/6/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 5 Part 2
 2/6/2013 Office of National Scholarships Sophomore Workshop
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • USF to Host International Expert on the Arab Spring

    From its beginnings at the end of 2010, the "Arab Spring" has inspired both hopes and fears about dramatic social change throughout the Middle East. This January, the USF Humanities Institute hosts one of the nation's foremost experts, Dr. Tamara Sonn, speaking on The Arab Spring:  Democracy's Difficult Birth in the Middle East.

    This presentation will place the revolutions in historic context, demonstrating that the uprisings are only the most recent wave in struggles for good governance that have been ongoing for well over a century.  Yet each country has a unique profile. Her talk will guide the audience through the political, religious, and socio-economic challenges that shape Arab struggles for stable, representative governments.


    She will speak  at 6 p.m., Wed. Jan. 30 in the auditorium at the Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS), with a reception and book signing to follow. The talk is co-sponsored by the USF Department of Religious Studies and Research One. For more information, contact Liz Kicak:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Sights and Sounds of Savannah Spring Break

    You might know Savannah as the backdrop for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, or as Paula Dean's home base. But beneath the underbelly of these sugary sweet depictions is a "European" city with an intense jazz history, a thriving art scene (thanks to the Savannah College of Art and Design), and an important connection to the Civil Rights movement in the South. It is home to art galleries, museums, haunted homes, and a plethora of places for foodies. And as one of the older cities on the east coast, the architecture rivals anything you will see in New England.

    Join us for a short spring break trip as we examine Savannah's unique sense of place, identity and culture.

    As part of the Road Scholars Series, we will travel to Savannah for 3 days. Highlights include the following:
    --   a guided historical tour of the city
    --   Art museums
    --   Civil Rights museums
    --   a lecture on Jazz history
    --   Optional outings that will examine the unique food cultures and artistic venues of the city.

    This is an affordable domestic trip, and since it is brief, you have additional vacation time when we return to Tampa.

    Trip Dates:       3/8 through 3/11
    Depart: Friday afternoon
    Return: Late Monday night.

    Costs:                $200
    Covers all lodging, transportation and tour fees. Food expenses are not included and will be paid for by each student.

    For information please contact Dr. Shawn Bingham:
    or Christine Simone:

  • 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

  • Nicaragua Across Borders

    Are you interested in going to Nicaragua this summer? Nourish International is collaborating with an NGO called ATRAVES on a small business development project in Nicaragua this summer. We are currently taking applications for interested students looking for a unique abroad volunteer experience in which they will get to learn about economic and social development in Nicaragua, support education, and stay with Nicaraguan families. If you are interested in participating in this project, please email for more information and an application.

  • Tutors Needed

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for tutors for the spring 2013 semester.  This is a paid tutoring position.  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.

    Tutors Needed for: COP 4530: Data Structures CDA 4203: Computer System Design EML: 3500: Mechanics of Solids and EGN 3321: Dynamics

    Contact Information: Katie Negron, Jenkins GA. email:

    Link: Tutor Application

  • 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

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